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SCALE RACING LOBBY > TRACK VEHICLES > Track Welder


Posted by: Lefturns75 Feb 26 2016, 08:58 AM
Back in the early 1970's if I wasn't mashing my fingers on someone's Hobby Car or Late Model, I would attend the races with the local welder that attended the races each week. Two reasons---Track management would let him and one helper in the pits free! Some nights were calm and on others, after a large pile-up, we would thrash and weld and grind on competitors racers welding parts back on. Whatever he made, he would take out for materials and split the rest with me. I would have done it for nothing.

The jeep was built out of the box from the old MPC Golden Hawk kit with some weathering. The trailer and welder is scratched from styrene bits and parts from the spares box. Today, most guys have some sort of welder in their trailer and I don't see the Track Welder much anymore. This was fun and it makes me remember some fun times.
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Posted by: Dr Kerry Feb 26 2016, 10:01 AM
That is totally kool!!!!!! hubba%252520hubba.gif

Posted by: modelcarman Feb 26 2016, 10:21 AM
Now this is very cool!

Posted by: carl Feb 26 2016, 11:03 AM
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Posted by: Undertaker2480 Feb 26 2016, 08:33 PM
That is freakin awesome! Great job Lefty! hubba%252520hubba.gif

Posted by: Throback Feb 26 2016, 09:06 PM
Great subject, Great build! I remember the track welder, sometimes you needed him just to get the old heap up on the trailer! funny-emoticon5-%2528messhits_com%2529.gif

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