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Author Topic: Progress on the Bobby Allison Tribute Daytona  (Read 1904 times)
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« on: November 03, 2017, 05:48:28 PM »

A friend of mine over on Facebook  Tim Walker who is a life long friend of Bobby Allison has been working with some others to create a Bobby Allison tribute complete with a period correct hemi. I thought you might like to see some pictures of it and Bobby giving it the once over.


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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 06:29:08 PM »

 Shocked drool5 wow !!  looks like a awesome build going on  popcrn
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 07:15:15 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 09:09:28 PM »

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Very cool... Looking forward in seeing more progress.....
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 06:48:45 AM »

Very cool.......I take it its not going to be a street legal replica....what with no headlights (you could take it on the road here....but I believe you need lights over there?Huh)
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 08:56:53 AM »

Very cool.......I take it its not going to be a street legal replica....what with no headlights (you could take it on the road here....but I believe you need lights over there?Huh)

Not going to be street legal but a replica of his Mario Rossi owned Daytona.


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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2017, 09:03:36 AM »

This is a volunteer project with many donations. I am happy for Bobby to see this coming to life. Steve Leavitt now retired built the chassis and while it may not be 100% historically correct  it is a really well done close approximation. Bobby has seen a lot of tragedy with the loss of both his sons and then the unexpected death of his wife recently. He really needed this lift and his good friend Tim Walker was there to start the ball rolling. Hat's off to him.
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2017, 09:33:05 AM »

One of the best looking Daytona's to hit the tracks ever!
Bobby has had some real bad luck with his family and surviving the 87 crash was a miracle indeed! pity

My LA friend built a '22' replica back in the 90's and I got to drive it on the streets of San Fernando in 2004.
Built with a 426 wedge race-motor and hemi 4-speed for track duty.
It was awesome and the most fun you can have with your clothes on lol...

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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 08:54:30 PM »

 popcrn drool5 :popcrn:looking great. should leave 1 door ,so some of the old guys can get in  an drive it or aleast ride in it??         thanks Steve for updating us..   drool5 drool5 popcrn   2thumbs
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 07:11:42 PM »

More pics...


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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2017, 07:12:55 PM »

a few more pics...


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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 09:03:04 AM »

What are those spindles from?  Presently I am using 2" drop spindles with a spacer adapter so I can run the nascar rotors.
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2018, 05:45:46 PM »

such a cool build. I took a class at the University of South Alabama about a 4-5 hour course "Nascar 101" it was called and the teacher, well that was none other than Donnie Allison and Bobby came by and spoke as well. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2018, 02:15:14 AM »

such a cool build. I took a class at the University of South Alabama about a 4-5 hour course "Nascar 101" it was called and the teacher, well that was none other than Donnie Allison and Bobby came by and spoke as well. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2018, 08:10:26 AM »

What are those spindles from?  Presently I am using 2" drop spindles with a spacer adapter so I can run the nascar rotors.

I am not really sure. Sorry. shruggy
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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2018, 10:34:46 AM »

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What an awesome experience that must have been  2thumbs

it certainly was, plus I have always been a big ALABAMA GANG fan! Thats why i can certainly enjoy this awesome build! Thank you to whomever is doing this. ITs already taking great shape!

I swear i love those wings, I wished someone made a cheap Fiberglass one for one of my projects! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2018, 04:25:19 PM »

Tim Walker is full on trying to finish this car by September for a special event with Bobby and has just gotten the car back from the exhaust vendor and is back on finishing the body work.


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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2018, 04:27:44 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2018, 08:36:19 PM »

Just think.  How much time was spent re-skinning a Charger between races in 1969 - There were 54 races crammed into the Grand National schedule that year. I'm sure it pales in comparison to the kid glove treatment this one is getting.
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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2018, 12:49:10 AM »

Very Nice job
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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2018, 05:58:22 AM »

Just think.  How much time was spent re-skinning a Charger between races in 1969 - There were 54 races crammed into the Grand National schedule that year. I'm sure it pales in comparison to the kid glove treatment this one is getting.

Even factory teams back then had only a couple of cars for the season and many times repairs were done on the road at local car dealerships. Suffice it to say Bondi was used generously.
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« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2018, 06:00:45 AM »

By the way this car is currently in paint and looks killer. Unfortunately I can't post any pictures s they want to do an un veil at a show on September.
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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2018, 11:27:41 AM »

Can't wait to see it-cool project! Thanks for updating us
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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2018, 11:41:34 AM »

By the way this car is currently in paint and looks killer. Unfortunately I can't post any pictures s they want to do an un veil at a show on September.

Hope it's done in Lacquer  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2018, 11:46:23 AM »

By the way this car is currently in paint and looks killer. Unfortunately I can't post any pictures s they want to do an un veil at a show on September.

Hope it's done in Lacquer  Wink

Of course, since that's period correct.    Twocents
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« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2018, 04:35:25 AM »

By the way this car is currently in paint and looks killer. Unfortunately I can't post any pictures s they want to do an un veil at a show on September.

Hope it's done in Lacquer  Wink

Of course, since that's period correct.    Twocents

I don't even know where you could get lacquer  today. The stuff was deemed highly carcinogenic years ago. Also it was done with a base coat clear.
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« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2018, 09:06:49 AM »

Steve, how did he go about flaring the front fenders? I have to do the front fenders on my Daytona race car.  I was going to cut mine, and use the baseball bat method to flare mine. I am just wondering if there is a better method of flaring them. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Pete


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« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2018, 09:10:54 AM »

One more picture.


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« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2018, 11:05:13 AM »

Steve, how did he go about flaring the front fenders? I have to do the front fenders on my Daytona race car.  I was going to cut mine, and use the baseball bat method to flare mine. I am just wondering if there is a better method of flaring them. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Pete
I am not sure how they did the flares on this piece. I can tell you that if you try beating them out your arm will just about fall off. The metal in these old fenders is really a hard compound  and does not stretch easily. I did  small flare on my car and even as small as it was it was tough. If you look on the thread about the 305 Daytona build you can see from one of the final pictures posted that they jus cut a radius opening for the tire and welded a separately made flare to the fender. The thread is titled "305 found".
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« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2018, 11:39:41 AM »

Thanks Steve, I am  trying to decide which is the best way to flare them. I had seen a thread where someone used a wheel well patch panel from a late eighties Ford pick up rear fender to achieve the desired flare. I will check out that thread.
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« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2018, 11:44:20 AM »

A little teaser.


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« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2018, 01:12:01 AM »

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« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2018, 01:26:15 AM »

Didn't your mom teach you not to tease others? Wink
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« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2018, 08:23:32 PM »

By the way this car is currently in paint and looks killer. Unfortunately I can't post any pictures s they want to do an un veil at a show on September.

Hope it's done in Lacquer  Wink

Of course, since that's period correct.    Twocents
Acrylic Lacquer doesn't stick well to sanded urethane primer .. I had a quart of the stuff from years ago so I used it on the inside of  my "good" fenders which are still hanging up and its falling off so I am almost sure I can use an air hose and blow it off and redo it in base coat.
I don't even know where you could get lacquer  today. The stuff was deemed highly carcinogenic years ago. Also it was done with a base coat clear.
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