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« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2017, 01:39:40 PM »

 SO when Nichels got a  car body they gutted the thing, took the body off of the floor and reinforced  and caged the chassis and welded the body back on what was left ? With the top of the cowl and the firewall not being connected the heat from the motor would come back into the body ?
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« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2017, 03:58:25 PM »

SO when Nicholes got a  car body they gutted the thing, took the body off of the floor and reinforced  and caged the chassis and welded the body back on what was left ?

In terms of what Nichels produced at their facility,  much of the original body was in the final build, but positions have been changed around to optimize it.   The floor position may be changed and then the body and rocker unit channeled over that to get an even greater amount of lowering.    It's the same basic car from 1964 onward.   But as time went on, (1968) there was more of the original car discarded.    So things like the trans tunnel are custom to get additional driveshaft clearance.  Firewall is custom to get engine set back.   Driver position moved rearward as well.    But you'd probably not notice it with your eye.   It is all stacking dimes to get a lower center of gravity and better roll center.  

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With the top of the cowl and the firewall not being connected the heart from the motor would come back into the body ?

If I understand the question, you are looking at the above photos of the subject car and asking about the cowl and firewall.   The firewall is not the original Nichels part.     From Nichels, everything from the firewall and cowl is sealed up - more or less.   There would still be plenty of small openings for heat to get in, which is why the cars had asbestos mats and carpeting.    The 88 used a special heat resistant foam used by NASA.   Places like the shift opening, torsion bar adjustment,  and the front sides of the door jambs are vulnerable.    Glotzbach said a big change with the rule mandating the removal of side glass was that more smoke and fire got in the car when things blew up.

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« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2017, 05:27:36 PM »

SO when Nicholes got a  car body they gutted the thing, took the body off of the floor and reinforced  and caged the chassis and welded the body back on what was left ?

In terms of what Nichels produced at their facility,  much of the original body was in the final build, but positions have been changed around to optimize it.   The floor position may be changed and then the body and rocker unit channeled over that to get an even greater amount of lowering.    It's the same basic car from 1964 onward.   But as time went on, (1968) there was more of the original car discarded.    So things like the trans tunnel are custom to get additional driveshaft clearance.  Firewall is custom to get engine set back.   Driver position moved rearward as well.    But you'd probably not notice it with your eye.   It is all stacking dimes to get a lower center of gravity and better roll center.  

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With the top of the cowl and the firewall not being connected the heart from the motor would come back into the body ?

If I understand the question, you are looking at the above photos of the subject car and asking about the cowl and firewall.   The firewall is not the original Nichels part.     From Nichels, everything from the firewall and cowl is sealed up - more or less.   There would still be plenty of small openings for heat to get in, which is why the cars had asbestos mats and carpeting.    The 88 used a special heat resistant foam used by NASA.   Places like the shift opening, torsion bar adjustment,  and the front sides of the door jambs are vulnerable.    Glotzbach said a big change with the rule mandating the removal of side glass was that more smoke and fire got in the car when things blew up.


   In looking at the no7 car I had thought the cowl was welded to the firewall and floor all the way across to the area that the hood hinges are attached to but this one isn't.
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« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2017, 06:45:07 PM »

  In looking at the no7 car I had thought the cowl was welded to the firewall and floor all the way across to the area that the hood hinges are attached to but this one isn't.

Al, you are correct.   Should be welded all the way across.   Firewall on this car is not a Nichels firewall.  At some point it has been changed.    The red and gold body is just hung on for transportation and the photos.    This car (like most) must have raced with a newer body.    It would have been eventually cut off to go back to a 69 Charger by a prior owner.   Make sense?  
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« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2017, 08:39:33 PM »

Yes sir you can. But only 55  smilielol smilielol smilielol
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« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2017, 04:39:07 AM »

SO when Nichels got a  car body they gutted the thing, took the body off of the floor and reinforced  and caged the chassis and welded the body back on what was left ? With the top of the cowl and the firewall not being connected the heat from the motor would come back into the body ?


Depends.  Prior to the Charger 500 speedway cars getting the body moved so it is 1.5 degrees relative to the chassis, the cars had the cages built into the unibody. Charger 500 short track cars did not get this modification. Plymouths never had this so the cages were just built into the cars. 
It was into the 70's before metal was hung on the cars chassis/cage. 
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« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2017, 07:09:42 AM »

  what is info on Daytona in background of pic 17 that tan top posted ?/?  info an links to this build an Daytona behind it in pix 17/ of 45 tt posted ??   THanks DJ way out west. popcrn drool5 popcrn drool5
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« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2017, 08:57:35 AM »

  what is info on Daytona in background of pic 17 that tan top posted ?/?  info an links to this build an Daytona behind it in pix 17/ of 45 tt posted ??   THanks DJ way out west. popcrn drool5 popcrn drool5

The same shop is restoring the James Hylton Charger 500 that later became the Marty Robbins #42 Daytona.   
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« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2017, 06:58:56 PM »

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« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2017, 08:52:45 AM »

Hopefully HR issue will be out in the next week or so. Then I think there will be some updates.
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« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2017, 10:45:23 AM »

Hopefully HR issue will be out in the next week or so. Then I think there will be some updates.


Cool. Post up here also, for the guys that don't get HR.    coolgleamA
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« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2017, 02:02:57 PM »

  what is info on Daytona in background of pic 17 that tan top posted ?/?  info an links to this build an Daytona behind it in pix 17/ of 45 tt posted ??   THanks DJ way out west. popcrn drool5 popcrn drool5

The same shop is restoring the James Hylton Charger 500 that later became the Marty Robbins #42 Daytona.   


   Is it going to be a 500 or the Robbins #42 Daytona when its finished ?
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« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2017, 03:52:22 PM »

The other Charger is being done as the Robbins Daytona.
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« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2017, 07:13:32 PM »

  In looking at the no7 car I had thought the cowl was welded to the firewall and floor all the way across to the area that the hood hinges are attached to but this one isn't.

Al, you are correct.   Should be welded all the way across.   Firewall on this car is not a Nichels firewall.  At some point it has been changed.    The red and gold body is just hung on for transportation and the photos.    This car (like most) must have raced with a newer body.    It would have been eventually cut off to go back to a 69 Charger by a prior owner.   Make sense?  


When the car was re-bodied it appears they used a Holman Moody firewall on the car. here is a pic of a similar firewall on a car being built.


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« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2017, 10:47:41 AM »

My new issue of Hot Rod arrived yesterday.   I eagerly ran back into the house last night yesnod, only to find the exact word for word article posted on the web a month ago.  Undecided

I had hoped that by reading the article I would be doing this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXfHLUlZf4&list=RD4pXfHLUlZf4#t=0

Which in terms of learning something new, made me feel like this :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A&list=RD1ytCEuuW2_A#t=0

 rofl smilielol

We've been patiently eating a lot of popcorn.   I've been told straight up that this car is the real deal and I am happy to see another Nichels chassis come back to life.  

When will some meat and potatoes be served about what was found on this car to determine it's lineage?      cheers







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« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2017, 11:24:54 AM »

When I found DC-93 (original #88) sitting behind Don White's shop, I got a lot of folks upset, especially Tim Wellborn and the Talladega Museum.  (WHAT?? We don't have the real car??  AAARRRGGGHH!!!)

I had to prove it with vintage photos vs a current photo of the exact area of the car, showing it was identical.
(yes - because Don had changed some stuff around!)   Photos of the original entire front end in the woods wasn't enough for some guys!

So, I got it all together and got info out there. I got the guys that worked on the car at Chrysler over to see it.

Looks like something like this should happen to get the 305 car authenticated in the minds of many. (vintage pics of same part of chassis - now vs then) 

Welcome to the club, Bill!   cheers
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« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2017, 02:53:04 PM »

On another note, I am waiting for someone to find the long lost GRX from Speed Racer.   It had an supernatural engine;  so dangerous, that it killed or injured its drivers.    But that engine had a sound all its own.  







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« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2017, 04:04:53 PM »

Re: GRX - I heard odcics2 may have gotten it from Don White.
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« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2017, 04:23:14 PM »

Re: GRX - I heard odcics2 may have gotten it from Don White.

Pops would never have advised Don to get anywhere NEAR the GRX.    Last time Pops saw it, it was upside down and on fire.  But at the end of the episode, they never said what happened to it after that.  That car could still be in a barn somewhere.  


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« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2017, 08:46:51 AM »

My new issue of Hot Rod arrived yesterday.   I eagerly ran back into the house last night yesnod, only to find the exact word for word article posted on the web a month ago.  Undecided

I had hoped that by reading the article I would be doing this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXfHLUlZf4&list=RD4pXfHLUlZf4#t=0

Which in terms of learning something new, made me feel like this :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A&list=RD1ytCEuuW2_A#t=0

 rofl smilielol

We've been patiently eating a lot of popcorn.   I've been told straight up that this car is the real deal and I am happy to see another Nichels chassis come back to life.  
When will some meat and potatoes be served about what was found on this car to determine it's lineage?      cheers




Me too! HR says Doug Dempsey authenticated the car. So what did DD see that confirmed its identity?
Calling Doug Dempsey!! icon_smile_big

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« Reply #47 on: April 22, 2017, 06:34:47 AM »

My new issue of Hot Rod arrived yesterday.   I eagerly ran back into the house last night yesnod, only to find the exact word for word article posted on the web a month ago.  Undecided

I had hoped that by reading the article I would be doing this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXfHLUlZf4&list=RD4pXfHLUlZf4#t=0

Which in terms of learning something new, made me feel like this :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A&list=RD1ytCEuuW2_A#t=0

 rofl smilielol

We've been patiently eating a lot of popcorn.   I've been told straight up that this car is the real deal and I am happy to see another Nichels chassis come back to life.  
When will some meat and potatoes be served about what was found on this car to determine it's lineage?      cheers




Me too! HR says Doug Dempsey authenticated the car. So what did DD see that confirmed its identity?
Calling Doug Dempsey!! icon_smile_big



You didn't ask, but here ya go...

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« Reply #48 on: April 25, 2017, 06:08:52 PM »

My new issue of Hot Rod arrived yesterday.   I eagerly ran back into the house last night yesnod, only to find the exact word for word article posted on the web a month ago.  Undecided

I had hoped that by reading the article I would be doing this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXfHLUlZf4&list=RD4pXfHLUlZf4#t=0

Which in terms of learning something new, made me feel like this :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A&list=RD1ytCEuuW2_A#t=0

 rofl smilielol

We've been patiently eating a lot of popcorn.   I've been told straight up that this car is the real deal and I am happy to see another Nichels chassis come back to life.  
When will some meat and potatoes be served about what was found on this car to determine it's lineage?      cheers




Me too! HR says Doug Dempsey authenticated the car. So what did DD see that confirmed its identity?
Calling Doug Dempsey!! icon_smile_big


Maybe it was really Chim Chim doing the Authentication   shruggy
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« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2017, 02:01:45 PM »


Any update on this project? 
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