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 Post subject: Super Modified project
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:39 pm 
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I've been trying to build a cut down "T" style super modified. I grew up in New Mexico where the cut down T's with a sprint nose on them were the most common style car. We would get "out of town" cars in for special races and one of them from California was the Pete Bros. T which used the flat grill and hood from a T. I don't know which way I'll go with this one but here it is on an Edmonds frame with the Edmonds hood & nose. Any suggestions or ideas out there? I also need to figure out the cowl/ hood junction. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Super Modified project
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:26 pm 
NICE!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:14 pm 
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looking good nice start

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:18 pm 
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Very nice :!: Great start on the T :bowdown:

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 Post subject: Re: Super Modified project
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:15 pm 
VERY NICE START. I LIKE IT.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:49 pm 
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:D That's going to be a neat build,Good job so far!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:55 pm 
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That looks pretty cool 8)
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 Post subject: Re: Super Modified project
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:28 pm 
good going. :) I think the hood/cowl meet pretty well just like that, it is a short track race car. This type has been on my build list for a while now. You are motivating me. I like what you're doing here, this type car is not familiar to me personally, except what i saw in the racing papers. Very much a west coast/ west of the Miss. car.
JAMES2 has the Race cars in motion topic, and on page 15 there is a very cool T Super that has me thinking.


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 Post subject: Re: Super Modified project
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:19 pm 
That looks good! I'm also a big fan of the "T" bodied supers. Here's some pictures I took at a vintage race down at South Sound last Summer, in case you can use them for a reference. I'm not sure, but I think this might be an old Pete (or is it Peat?) Brothers T.

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 Post subject: Re: Super Modified project
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:54 pm 
bob if not ....it sure looks like one!!
the 1/24 scale T body model should be in stores by now .... if not they soon will be
I'v been saving my pennies to by a case of them when i see them . and this is what i'm gonna build with'em
i'v got one just bout as far along Frank has his , i scratched built most of the body ...but i dont like the looks
of it ....plus i found out the T models would be in stores soon ... so i boxed it up.....lol

We're gonna have to have a CBP BUILD OFF for T body modifieds that or a 48 hour biuld off one of these weekends
when everyone get their T bodys

let build and have fun !


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 Post subject: Re: Super Modified project
PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:58 pm 
just looked up the model T kits ..... model round up has them in stock for $15.90 ea
now we all can build ourselfs a super modified T...lol


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:53 pm 
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Jim, I think a CBP project with a "T" style super modified would be great!! :D Bob46 I'm pretty sure that is a PEAT Bros. car I don't know how I missed that spelling. :oops: Where was that vintage race, Spanaway or Tenino? One of the giveaways on a Peat Bros. car is the almost round rear bar on the cage. There were two Peat Bros. cars in Ballard a few years back, they belonged to Rudy Peterson who owned the King Crab sprinter and looking at the crab logo on the wing in your photo that car may be one of his.
Rudy passed away a few years ago and I don't know where the cars went, or who owns them now. I was lucky enough to have privilege of meeting Wally Peat (He was still wearing a Vel's Parnelli Ford racing shirt.) in Rudy's shop one day a few years back. That was pretty cool. 8)

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I like it!

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Looks like you have a good start on this "T" I like it :D

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Man that's lookin good :bowdown: Might have to try one of these as well :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Super Modified project
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:04 pm 
PNW frank wrote:
Where was that vintage race, Spanaway or Tenino? One of the giveaways on a Peat Bros. car is the almost round rear bar on the cage. There were two Peat Bros. cars in Ballard a few years back, they belonged to Rudy Peterson who owned the King Crab sprinter and looking at the crab logo on the wing in your photo that car may be one of his.
Rudy passed away a few years ago and I don't know where the cars went, or who owns them now. I was lucky enough to have privilege of meeting Wally Peat (He was still wearing a Vel's Parnelli Ford racing shirt.) in Rudy's shop one day a few years back. That was pretty cool. 8)

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Frank, I took that picture at Tenino last August. Unfortunately Spanaway is long gone, I about grew up there and miss the place. You're right, this was one of Rudy Peterson's old cars, they all went up for sale after he passed away. If I remember right, I think I was told this car was bought by a guy from Idaho. I talked to him briefly, but don't remember his name. I think somebody told me he had a young relative, maybe a son?, running in the truck series. I just don't follow racing like I used to.

That's a good story about meeting Wally Peat, it's always cool to meet the guys that are a part of the history of the sport.


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 Post subject: Re: Super Modified project
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:07 pm 
Jim W. wrote:
just looked up the model T kits ..... model round up has them in stock for $15.90 ea
now we all can build ourselfs a super modified T...lol


Jim & Frank, which one are you guys using, the Lindberg Tall T or the AMT 3in1 T? I'm trying to figure out which one would be the better one to start with.

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Bob, thanks for confirming my suspicions about the origin of the car in your photos. And Spanaway's gone :( that just shows you how much attention I've been paying to things. I remember a couple of great WMRA races on that track!! For my "T" body I started with the old AMT 3 in 1 kit, need any tall skinny spoked wheels anyone?? :lol: Some of the old "T" bodied cars were really pretty I think the most famous one was Hank Arnold's "Twister". Hank built the body for Johnny Capels super modified " The Stripper", called that because the body was held on by Dzus buttons and could be stripped in short order. In the 60's my older brother was one of Johnny's pit crew and I was a goffer on my Yamaha 80, those were the good old days for me. Jim let's see some pictures of your "T" style build WIP!!

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Bob46 wrote:
Jim W. wrote:
just looked up the model T kits ..... model round up has them in stock for $15.90 ea
now we all can build ourselfs a super modified T...lol


Jim & Frank, which one are you guys using, the Lindberg Tall T or the AMT 3in1 T? I'm trying to figure out which one would be the better one to start with.

Bob


I think the Lindberg would be the better base. The AMT coupe is chopped rather heavily and would not look right on these builds.

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Looks like a good start on the "T". I posted some pictures of Al Pombo's Peat Bros. T in the "Race Cars In Motion thread (page 15):
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I'll have to get started on one too!!

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