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1968 RKE Trans-Am Javelin stuff

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Don't remember his name, I asked a few questions and he didn't have much info. I don't think he was a high level guy, Very nice fella though.
I need to properly paint my TA hood, it's been in black primer for 2 years now.Embarrassed


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 70amcpwr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/13/2012 at 9:03pm
 
 
Picture from ad last year I believe. Must be either a fake or 1968, didn't they not have the bulges? I know sometrhing didn't.


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That's the 'other' 1968 team car.  Peter Revsons ride.  Was for sale or sold through Fantasy Junction, I think....   This is the sister car to the '68 Folmer car still in Dallas area...    1969 team cars were bulged at the wheel openings..  and had a big 'mailbox' on the hood to clear.....  nevermind; you probably wouldn't believe it...   Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Aljav Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/15/2012 at 3:31pm
Originally posted by crazyamc crazyamc wrote:

That's the 'other' 1968 team car.  Peter Revsons ride.  Was for sale or sold through Fantasy Junction, I think....   This is the sister car to the '68 Folmer car still in Dallas area...    1969 team cars were bulged at the wheel openings..  and had a big 'mailbox' on the hood to clear.....  nevermind; you probably wouldn't believe it...   Wink


Yea?  like what?  I suppose you gonna tell us its for a individual like tunnel ram with two Dominators..yaa right...LOLLOL

Good luck on that story....Smack

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It's more like a suitcase than a mailbox. Approve

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So are you saying in 1969 they built 2 new cars just to bulge the wheel opennings and change the hood? If so where were the 2 1968 cars in 69? Don't recall ever hearing of 4 prePenske Trans-am Javelins running the tracks at the same time, not saying it isn't so, just saying.
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Typically new cars were built every year. Interestingly the ’69 cars are easy to spot as along with the obvious body modifications it had ‘70ish front suspension. This was available in kit form in '69 as was the TA hood.

The old cars were sold, or held as backups.


I believe at least one of the RKE 68 cars was run in 69 as a privateer car. Interestingly the ’69 cars were allowed to run the new hood, but not the ’68 rear wing. The 1968 cars were the only Javelins allowed to run the rear spoiler in the ’69 season.


Highly unlikely that all the changes made to the 69 cars would be un-done prior to selling them, just saying.LOL

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I know Ted Roberts drove one of the 1968 cars in 1969.  Bob Tullius also drove in 69 what was probably a left over 1968.  The #33 car is from Michigan in 1969.  The bw photo of #55 is Ted Roberts at Mid Ohio in 1969.







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I love it when I get asked questions and somebody else provides the answers...  Wink  Thanks guys!!   as for the last question; Hey Javelin GT---  could you post the boss302.com link... ??     go to Trans Am racing on their site, then search " I have a theory.. "   or something like that...   6-7 pages of informative reading and VERY CONVINCING proof and PHOTOS!!   (yes, Bigfoot and Santa Claus, too! )  LOL
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