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    Badvert65 Active Member

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    Does any one know of any C bodies used in NASCAR, specifically 1965 (Fury)? I know the rules were changed (for 65) preventing teams from using the lighter B bodies, I was just wondering if anyone tried running one of the C body platforms.
     
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    I think Buck Baker ran a Fury.
     
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    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    A quick google search and we have Buck Baker's Plymouth.

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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Best I could come up with...

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    cm23uoc Old Man with a Hat

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    But R. Petty was actually running a Belvedere in 65 I think or was there different classes to compete.
     
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    65 was the year Petty boycotted NASCAR and instead, ran a 65 Barracuda in the Drag racing circuit.

     
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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    1965 #43 Hemi Fury.
    Man, they took some liberties with that one, eh?
     
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    cm23uoc Old Man with a Hat

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    That's why they just called it a Customizing Kit and only let people jump to conclusions with the Petty blue color and 43 number. Good old times not always a lot better. :)
     
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    Probably was all tooled up and box art printed before Petty even built the Barracuda.

    Never saw that kit myself.
     
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    The fast top looks better (IMO) but I wonder why they chose that over the more rigid (and possibly lighter) Fury I sedan?
    I also wonder if Petty had actually built a 65 Fury, if it would have been more competitive.
     
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    cm23uoc Old Man with a Hat

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    I guess they wanted to have their NASCAR wins rather being connected to the higher ranked h.t. models than base sedans in their "Race on Sunday, sell on Monday" policy and aerodynamics may have played a roll as well. More important than in the drag races.
     
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    Smaller then the C-Body in Nascar but way funnier. See what King Richard and 6 more did to all the competition with their 1960 Valiants back then. Mother Mopar sent 'um all back to the drawing board! The king didn't finish 1st with the A-Body but he waz in the pack. It waz all over before the '61 season waz over!
     
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    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    I loved NASCAR when I was a kid in the sixties. The cars were recognizable as cars and the drivers weren't chosen for how they look in a beer commercial.
     
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    cm23uoc Old Man with a Hat

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    Back then they were chosen on how they could run the beer commercially. :)