Monthly Archives: July 2010

Day 15 – Quaterpanel Paint – roof

Today Phil painted the first coat onto the right quarter; finished the roof and we installed the trunk lid. Finished installing the clutch and flywheel. Tomorrow will be the day for the first running of the motor, install transmission and … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Doors and the Body is on

Today we got the body and doors back from the body shop, installed the body onto the frame and Phil was able to paint the doors, and put a first coat of paint on the roof. Tomorrow Phil should be … Continue reading

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Day 12, 13 – Sign painter and finished engine

Today Phil Manning the sign painter came by and painted the 427 and “Giddy-up Go” (a famous Roy saying I’m told by Veronica Mayne his daughter) doing an amazing job duplicating every stroke of the original letters. We also finished … Continue reading

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Day 9, 10, 11 – Ready for the body / Engine!

Its been a long few days — The car got tied up in paint for a few extra days, we have to do it right after all. Check out the *original* 60′s banjo matthews seat I got with the original … Continue reading

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New photos of the original building of the car!

Got some great new photos of the car being built by Roy Mayne and Tom Hunter in 1965. Also a shot of the car running with Wendell Scott, in I believe 1967.

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Day 7 & 8 – New photo of Roy Mayne/Tom Hunter

Hi guys, quick update — not a lot of photos for Days 7 and 8 since the car has been in the body shop. We should get her later this afternoon in primer to then merge the frame and body, … Continue reading

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Weekend – NASCAR at Laguna?!

Since its the weekend and the guys are off today I figured I’d post something not about the restoration to pass the time. I have received several comments (some negative) from folks regarding the validity of Grand National Stock Cars … Continue reading

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Day 6 – motor and wasps!

Today we picked up the 427 big block from the engine builder. We should have a running motor in the chassis sometime early next week!  Another friend from the wild kingdom of Georgia reared its head today. A Georgian Red … Continue reading

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Roy Mayne – “Speedway” 1968

Roy did the stunt work along with Richard Petty, Cale and Tiny Lund in this very amusing Elvis movie from 1968 (note Roy drives the 1966 Impala in this movie not my 1965 car)

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Day 4 & 5 – Christmas in July!

Just got the chassis, rear-end and other misc. parts back from the media blaster/powder coater. Its amazing what they were able to do. Many of the parts look brand-new! Nex step, body goes to be stripped, primed and painted! Notice the rebar welded … Continue reading

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Updated photos

I was able to get my hands on the 1965 October issue of Car Life — I scanned all the photos at a higher resolution then what is online now – The magazine a great piece of history talking about Roy’s car as … Continue reading

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Day 3 – more photos of rear end

Per request, some more photos from today of the rear-end shaun

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Day 3 – “Frame-off restoration”…

A true “Frame-off” restoration. Today we removed the frame from the body, and disassembled the chassis to be media blasted tomorrow. Should have a clean frame back tomorrow night! Found some really cool things about the car: 1) There were … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Where’s the snake??

Photos from day 2 tear-down. We got pretty far along… our little friend must have got away, he was no where to be seen! Cool fill valve Notice the rubber hose used to reduce vibration under the stock gas tank! … Continue reading

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Shes here… and a SNAKE!

Well she finally arrived today! She had a little stow-away though. A 2′ jet-black Georgian RAT SNAKE! After a 2000 mile trek it was a little upset — I wasn’t able to catch it on film but after about two hours … Continue reading

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Quick update and Legends of NASCAR Website..

Hi guys, just a quick update on the car. Its delayed in Colorado for the 4th of July. Should get here sometime late next week. We are itching to get started but still confident we can finish her for this … Continue reading

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