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Stunning! Now build a full scale one and you will be able to pay off your school bills!
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And them some....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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That is Stunning here is the link (which I imagine you studied and for the benefit of the post)...to the history of the 750's , as you click on each photo it gives you a reasonably accurate history.. 0498M 55 was run by Luigi Chinetti NART who I was with for 40+ years.

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I became very familiar with that site while researching Mark Donohue race results in the 512 M for a history paper. that is so cool that you worked for NART for 40 years! I bet you have some amazing stories from that experience.
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Wow! Just wow! IIRC they offer a summer program that I was interested in attending...
thats the place!

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What a great project and program.

Great result.

How long did you spend on the bodywork?

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Thank you Chris.

I wish I had kept track of my hours! I started in the spring of 2017 and finished at the end of this school year. it wasn't for credit or anything so I had to do it all outside of class which made it take a lot longer.
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Very nice job. Id be interested in seeing more photos of the process. Are the panels gas welded together?
Unfortunately not. gas welding would have been more authentic but I didnt have experience with it and didnt want to loose time learning so I just TIG'd everything. here are some more progress photos...
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Stunning! Now build a full scale one and you will be able to pay off your school bills!
a couple of us at school are going to be building a full sized D-type next year ...
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So what is your plan for this project?

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I became very familiar with that site while researching Mark Donohue race results in the 512 M for a history paper. that is so cool that you worked for NART for 40 years! I bet you have some amazing stories from that experience.
The Kirk White Penske 512M lives in infamy.... never won a single event!!!

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here are some more progress photos...
Again, I've got to say I am totally impressed with your careful work and what you're learning.
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So what is your plan for this project?
well it's currently residing in my mom's basement ...it'll probably stay there until I get my own garage then it'll be wall art i guess
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Thanks for the heads up re Mcpherson. I've signed up for a couple of their sheetmetal courses this summer!
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I like younger people getting involved with classic cars. I like to work on and restore classic cars for a retirement hobby. I do not see many younger people involved with these cars and hope that some can become involved with these classic cars.
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