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Chrysler in the USAC stock car series

Discussion in 'Historical' started by Beentherebefore, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Beentherebefore

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    If the chassis was shortened and the body converted to an Aspen, how much of it can you use for "parts"?
     
  2. Beentherebefore

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    Hey Jerry,

    I just posted a few pictures of the COG #6 winged car over on the Nascar II historical thread.
     
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    Was going to use steering, brake parts, drums, safety inner liner tubes, control arms, knuckles, another spare floater axle, period correct brake line clips, nuts, bolts, etc. A wealth of parts!

    Now, restoring it would be easy - add the wheelbase back into the floor pan, move & extend the rear bars back. Put a 69 Charger body on it - add a race Daytona front clip, wing and plug.
     
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    Bay Darnell - 1969 Dodge Charger USAC .jpg
    I'm looking for under hood and interior pics of the Bay Darnell USAC '69 Charger.
    Under the orange is red paint.
     
  6. Jerry Simcik

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    Does that have a 68 or 70 grille on it? Or is the center portion just that obstructed?
     
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    Not sure of the grille. 69 front end, for sure. (hood, fenders)
     
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    Damn dirt track shaker screen obscuring that stylish front end ;).
     
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    I agree, it looks just like the hood and fenders on our '69, but were either of those actually different in 1970??? (Just curious.)
     
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    100% different due to loop bumper design on the 1970.
     
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    I see that now - I had time to pull up some pictures of the two and look at them. They're similar, but clearly different.
     
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    Norm Nelson's rig circa 1967

    Norm Nelson's rig.jpg
     
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    SCRspringfield 77.jpg

    NOTE - Nichels chassis numbered DC-93, carrying the number "93" of Don White.
    This is probably one of the last races Don used that car, before putting it out in the field.
    greg6.jpg
     
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    USAC Springfield wreck - 1977. Avoided by Don White! :cool:
    springfield wreck.jpg
     
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    I really like that picture. Even though the paint is mostly gone, I can appreciate the lines of that body style. Is that a windshield wiper I see?
     
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    Yes - a wiper for dirt track racing. By that time, the car was many, many, many years past it's glory days,
    as seen below!
    200 run .JPG
     
  17. Beentherebefore

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    Haven't found any pics of Bay Darnell's '69 Dodge, but here is a picture of his '65 USAC Plymouth.

    Bay Darnell's '65 Plym.jpg
     
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    Bay Darnell's Mopars were in the thick of things in USAC racing for many years.

    Here is a photo of Darnell battling Roger McClusky @ the Milwaukee Mile track in 1972.

    Darnell vs McClusky @ Milwaukee '72.jpg

    Photo being offered on e-Bay.
     
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    Darnell dirt trackin'................

    Darnell dirt trackin'.jpg
     
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    Found a couple of photos being offered on e-Bay and it jogged the old memory bank.

    This is a photo of the Rudy Hoerr owned '65 Dodge which was driven by Canadian racer, Billy Foster, in the USAC series. This kid was a real sensation and got lots of press coverage in 1965 and '66. In 1965, he got multiple top 10 finishes including a 3rd @ Indiana fairgrounds (behind only AJ Foyt and Norm Nelson) and a 4th place @ Langhorne. In 1966, Rudy Hoerr brought this car out to the Nascar race @ Riverside CA and Billy Foster managed to finish 7th in the race even though he had never been to the track before.

    Billy Foster in '65 Dodge.jpg

    After racing @ Riverside, the team proceeded to run the entire USAC circuit in 1966. Foster raced to 14 top 5 finishes including 2nd place at the "Yankee 300" road race held @IRP (behind only Norm Nelson), then 2nds @ Berlin, Mich raceway, Bowmanville (in Canada), Langhorne, and the Milwaukee mile. His 3rd place finishes that year included Wis. fairgrounds, Springfield Ill., and DuQuoin Ill.
     

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