JO-HAN TWIN ENGINE HORNET FUNNY CAR CONVERSION
BUILT BY IRA DAHM (12/71)
FEATURED IN CAR MODEL MAGAZINE
MORE COLOR PHOTOS BELOW!
I built the FRISCO FUNNY for a Car Model
Magazine article back in 1971. This Twin-Engine Funny Car was built from
2 Jo-Han AMC Hornet kits. First I lengthened the frame to make room for
2 engines. All the fuel lines, spark plug wires, electrical wires, parachute
pull lines and oil lines were made with different sizes of thread. Solder
was used to make "pig tail" air tubes on the "Moon"
tanks. Check out those giant "REMOVE" tags on the parachutes!
The long body was made using the back of
the first body, the front of the other body and sheet plastic. The bodies
were cut with an "AUTO WORLD - AUTO CUTTER" and then glued together.
I used the stock angle of the hood and carried that angle down to the front
of the lengthened body. Then I cut along that angle down to the front of
the body. The front half of the hood is sheet plastic. Unfortunately this
part of the hood has warped a bit and there is some cracking where the putty
shrinked a little. The front spoiler was made with sheet plastic. The front
grill was replaced with file card painted flat black with file card headlights
made with a paper punch.
The body was painted with Blair's Lemon-Lime
Metallic spray paint and the Testors Glosscote was applied over the finished