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matt c
05-22-2011, 10:29 AM
I'm building up one of my old TC4's as my drag car. I started out with the Mustang Hard Body, but decided to run a lexan one. I'm not a fan of the Hemi 'Cuda, but it's what I found at my LHS. I would have preferred the Charger.

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac126/MathewDMC/IMG_2092.jpg

Here's where I'm at with the chassis. It was up and running when we went out the other day, but now I have to stretch it for my new body. I'm going to replace the chassis with aluminum

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac126/MathewDMC/IMG_2085.jpg
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac126/MathewDMC/IMG_2086.jpg

Here's the old body. I'm getting away from the street look and aiming more for border line street legal.

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac126/MathewDMC/IMG_2089.jpg
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac126/MathewDMC/IMG_2088.jpg

This is a moch up of my new body. It's the monster truck version, so it's a bit longer. It's for an HPI Savage.

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac126/MathewDMC/IMG_2090.jpg
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac126/MathewDMC/IMG_2093.jpg
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac126/MathewDMC/IMG_2091.jpg
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac126/MathewDMC/IMG_2094.jpg

alan
05-22-2011, 10:41 AM
:bowdown:Looks killer, bud! Seriously, nice!

ChevyLuv
05-22-2011, 12:02 PM
Looks wicked matt, the front wheels look good

UNGLEWD
05-22-2011, 02:35 PM
Wooah...nice! :blink::biggthumpup:

-
05-22-2011, 03:07 PM
Yup..... Like they said! Killer.

alan
05-27-2011, 12:03 PM
I've been looking around, Matt. The Cuda by far has the most 'drag' shape of them all. I like it so much, I may actually be joining you..

Hillbillycrawler
05-27-2011, 12:32 PM
The HPI Dodge Charger body is a good drag body to.
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRVhcxrTzxFkivfcLdbC1mbqNYLMOyP9 3J6Z7sVbvny0d-S5IJ-

ChevyLuv
05-27-2011, 11:49 PM
where are some up to date pics? i here this is on rails now?

matt c
05-28-2011, 09:25 AM
where are some up to date pics? i here this is on rails now?

The last time I had it out it was a handful to keep straight. It went like a bat out of hell, but kept wanting to dive into the next lane where Al was. She's back apart as I'm getting the bugs sorted out.

matt c
05-28-2011, 07:51 PM
After some lengthy disussions with Al, I've decided to make my car look retarded. He's asked me in so many ways that I shorten it so he'll be able to beat me.

Here you go Al, is it short enough for you?

Before
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac126/MathewDMC/IMG_2090.jpg

After
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac126/MathewDMC/MattsDragsterShortened.jpg



Just kidding. But I will be shortening it to 'legalize it'. Here's what I'm thinking of doing. Shortening it by about a half inch between the motor and the winshield.
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac126/MathewDMC/mattsdraggerlegallength.jpg

alan
05-29-2011, 09:24 AM
:laugh: Looks cute all stubby-like!! But hang on with the shortening until we establish 'what the heck is going on', Matt...

Dukk
05-31-2011, 10:45 PM
Legal? Are we conforming to rules now? Hope not, I'm running the Savage GTO body so it's on the long side too..

Dukk
05-31-2011, 10:46 PM
The Cuda body looks great BTW. Reminds me of a HotWheels RodgerDodger. :D

charron
06-01-2011, 09:17 AM
Matt.....that car looks awesome. Keep us updated....curious to see the final car. :biggthumpup:

Craig

matt c
06-01-2011, 03:50 PM
Matt.....that car looks awesome. Keep us updated....curious to see the final car. :biggthumpup:

Craig

Thanks! I"ll have a short clip of some wheelies up tonight. Looks like stock class will be 10.5" wheel base? Mine fits that wb exactly.

matt c
06-01-2011, 09:45 PM
Teaser clip's up.
http://www.scalebuildersguild.com/forum/showthread.php?p=127547#post127547