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1970 Petty Enterprises Team - Plymouth Superbirds

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Hi guys, I think I last posted in 2013, but Ive still been building cars & so forth, so I thought I would share a few things Ive been up to. First up my Petty Enterprises Team in 1970, both #43 & #40 Plymouth Superbirds. I would have to say, Richard Petty's Superbird would have to be my all-time favourite race car of all time. So I really enjoyed building these. I worked on these on & off for a few years. 

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Here's a few details on the cars Ive built. They are 1/25 scale. I started with Johan model kits. The bodies were fairly modified, wheel wells opened up & flared out, Monogram 1/24 nose cone smoothed out & various other things. Chassis are brass H&R Racing, Motor is H&R Hawk, Wheels are H&R front wheels all round, my own cast urethane tires, Wheel inserts by Modelhaus, Decals by Powerslide, Driver figures by Immense Miniatures. Paint is Tamiya Light Blue TS23 & Tamiya Clear TS13. Since taking these photos I have rebuilt the roll cage in the interior as the kit roll cage is hideous. Ive also rebuilt the exhaust pipes. Sorry I could be bothered retaking photos. 

Here's the Petty Team -

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Pete Hamilton's #40

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Richard Petty's #43

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Thanks for Looking, Greg

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Greg

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Great looking cars. It strikes me as odd that there aren't a lot more Petty cars available as RTR slot cars. I presume its a licensing thing as anything Petty would sell like hotcakes.

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Carrera made a couple of Petty cars a Plymouth Fury and Ford Torino and Revell Monogram a 67 Plymouth as well. 

They did sell like hot cakes which is why you can't find them :)

Nice cars Greg and thanks for posting - I have a 1/24 Superbird body on the way from a friend and your post prompted me to add some decals for it to my order from Pattos.

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Nice work there Greg!

Tires look great too. What shore rating and are they the same shore front and rear?


"Me Auntie's a Jack !!!"

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Thanks guys. The tyres I believe are Shore 40 Smooth-on Vytaflex. Same front & back. I just paint some clear nail polish on the fronts & true them up. David if you are going to build a Petty car get the Powerslide decals from Mikes Decals. They are incredible quality.

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Greg

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