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'69 440 hood scoops?

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'69 440 hood scoops?
Posted by aliasT.W. on Monday, April 24, 2017 11:21 AM

I'm looking for the "itty bitty" twin hoodscoops that made thier way to the hood of the '69 440 cuda. Any suggestions? Bill.

KWT
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Posted by KWT on Monday, April 24, 2017 5:41 PM

Check out fireball modelworks. Joseph has some Cuda scoops. Not sure if that's what you're looking for.

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Monday, April 24, 2017 7:01 PM

Exactly what I was looking for & dirt cheap, thanks KWT.

KWT
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Posted by KWT on Monday, April 24, 2017 7:08 PM

Anytime... His stuff is awesome. You won't be disappointed.

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Monday, April 24, 2017 8:03 PM

Hope I'm not being a pain but what's the best adhesive for resin to plastic? Bill.

KWT
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Posted by KWT on Monday, April 24, 2017 8:32 PM

I use superglue, but I'm sure someone smarter than me can answer with a better solution.

When you email Joseph, ask him what would be the best. He's a class act and very helpful.

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Posted by High octane on Monday, April 24, 2017 8:39 PM

Harts Parts has a lot of Mopar resin pieces available and his service is great also. I use 5-Minute Epoxy for gluing resin to plastic. I also use the epoxy for most all of my gluing like photo etched parts, glass, etc.

High octane

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Monday, April 24, 2017 8:49 PM

Would the adhesive require any special prep work like sanding or something? (I've never worked with resin). Bill.

KWT
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Posted by KWT on Monday, April 24, 2017 9:05 PM

Ive fairly new to resin myself. Only really used a few pieces here and there. I tackle it like working with plastic, except plastic cement don't work on it.

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:20 PM

Thanks for your replies gentlemen, placing my order tommorow. Bill. 

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Posted by 195X on Friday, May 26, 2017 8:53 PM

Resin parts do not melt like styrene when glue is added. Styrene glue actually welds the plastic together by melting the plastic. This is why everry instruction sheet cautions against using too much.

When using resin, wash the item first in warm water and a couple drops of any dish soap. When dry (air dry is best!) rough the surface if you can, where the parts will join with some fine sandpaper. 200 grit works best for me. This will give the super glue or epoxy a bit of surface to "bite" to.

The real trick is on items like hood scoops because it will have a large flat area to attach to, and you have one shot to get it right.

DON'T forget the primer. Some resins will turn to rubber if you use too hot of a paint.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 8:34 PM

Thanks 195, I had already attached the scoops when I read this but I guess it'll be good info for the next guy, thanks again. Bill.

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Posted by 195X on Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:27 PM

aliasT.W.

Thanks 195, I had already attached the scoops when I read this but I guess it'll be good info for the next guy, thanks again. Bill.

 

As well as the next time you try resin for yourself. ;)

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:40 PM

You don't understand sir, most of the research I did mimicked your instruction . I think I got this now but it's good info. for first timers. Bill.

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