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1973 Dodge Charger please.
Posted by 195X on Thursday, June 08, 2017 5:55 PM

After re reading the 1970 Charger thread, it got me thinking about the AMT 71-72 Chargers and the fact that Polar lights has it as well as the MPC Super Charger molds. I would like to know if PL might release a 73-74 style charger kit now? This is, in my opinion my best hope for a new kit. The odds of a Cordoba or Charger kit later than 74 is virtually null. I've accepted that now and I am willing to move on.

Who else would be interested in an updated '73 Charger?

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 High octane on Thursday, June 08, 2017 8:04 PM

According to my sources, MPC did make and release a '73 Charger kit in 1973 and then re-released the kit in 1980.

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Posted by 195X on Thursday, June 08, 2017 8:08 PM

High octane

According to my sources, MPC did make and release a '73 Charger kit in 1973 and then re-released the kit in 1980.

 

That would be the "Super Charger" to which I refer. I am asking about an updated kit.

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 mrmike on Thursday, June 08, 2017 9:20 PM

I used the '71 Charger and turned into a '73 with a few modifications.  This is my version of the '73 Charger from the TV series Burn Notice.

Here's the link to my WIP.

http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/79214.aspx

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Posted by TnT on Thursday, June 08, 2017 9:33 PM

I would love a 440 77 cordoba kit. Back seat like a big couch. Long nose and power to spare.

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, June 09, 2017 10:51 AM

Looks great to me

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Posted by 195X on Friday, June 09, 2017 8:28 PM

Nicely done mrmike. My mom turned me on to BN about the second season.

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 Goofy62 on Saturday, June 10, 2017 4:45 PM

Time Machine Resin does a pretty nice looking 1973 Charger SE.

I've been wanting to pick one up for quite some time.

My dad bought a brand new triple black '73 SE right off of the showroom floor in '73.

I would really like to do a replica some day.

 

Steve

 

1973 Dodge Charger SE - Time Machine Resins

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Posted by modeladdict on Sunday, June 11, 2017 7:18 PM

It will be expensive but Airtrax resin makes an 83 Mirada and I thought they also made a Cordoba. Not sure who the American contact if there even is one would be but some internet sleuthing should get you info relatively easy.

 

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Posted by 195X on Monday, June 12, 2017 11:53 PM

modeladdict

It will be expensive but Airtrax resin makes an 83 Mirada and I thought they also made a Cordoba. Not sure who the American contact if there even is one would be but some internet sleuthing should get you info relatively easy.

 

 

I would be very interested in an Airtrax Cordoba! Any information on acquiring one is greatly appreciated!

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 dimaxion on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:45 PM

Have I missed something ? As I read the posts here I am wondering where I can get a '72 Charger ?? The TM kit is well worth geting .  Thanx .. 

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 3:16 PM

dimaxion

Have I missed something ? As I read the posts here I am wondering where I can get a '72 Charger ?? The TM kit is well worth geting .  Thanx .. 

 

Sorry. I just call the AMT a 71-72 because it's the same body. Only real difference is the side markers, grilles and tail lights. I think there is a resin company making the 1972 bumpers and tail lights though.

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 fomocomav on Saturday, July 01, 2017 1:42 AM

Actually 195X, the front and rear bumpers, grilles and tail lights COULD be the same between 1971 and 1972 for the Charger.  The non-hidden headlight grilles are the same.  The only difference between the hidden headlight grilles is the height of the center strip going across.  The tail lights from 1971 made it to the 1972 Rallye tail light panel: http://wichargerguy.proboards.com/thread/877/interchangeable-parts-71-72-73

The 72 side marker lights should be pretty easy to fabricate.  The interior pattern from the 1972-4 MPC Charger kit is usable for all 4 years ('71-'74).  The '71 may go forward to '72 as well.  A decent 1973 Charger can be made from an AMT '71 kit with parts from the Super Charger (seats, body, bumpers and grille).  That is the route I'm taking.  Missing Link Resin has some conversion parts.  The Time Machine Resin parts may still be available, too).  Check here (click on the USA, Canada, Mexico icon) to get some info for a good start: http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/

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Posted by 195X on Saturday, July 01, 2017 11:00 AM

Thank you for all the posts about how to make one on my own, or buy a resin kit. The whole point of the thread seems to be missing though. The original question was: "I would like to know if PL might release a 73-74 style charger kit now? This is, in my opinion my best hope for a NEW kit." which was supposed to be the focus of this discussion. 

I've seen the TM resin kit before but I know nothing about them, but I have overheard a couple negatives.

I have a Super Charger I am going to try and blend with the Street Charger eventually. Somehow I have two interiors for the '73 and '74 style chargers so that's a bonus for a backup.  Smile

 

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 charger74 on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 8:48 PM

I built the super charger kit last year, pretty Nice kit. It went together pretty nicely

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Posted by 195X on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 11:07 PM

charger74

I built the super charger kit last year, pretty Nice kit. It went together pretty nicely

 

Which version? the 1/25th or the 1/16? Post some pics please?

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 charger74 on Thursday, July 06, 2017 3:08 PM

The 1/25 version. Here is the link for pictures

http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/124053.aspx

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, July 07, 2017 5:44 AM

Thanks to Photobucket, all your picturs are gone!

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Posted by charger74 on Friday, July 07, 2017 8:23 AM

Yup i know i'll have to change that this week-end...

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, July 07, 2017 12:36 PM

They really created alot of havoc over the picture issue. N E wayz....that was a nice job on that conversion to a 73 Charger there Mike. 

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

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Posted by charger74 on Friday, July 07, 2017 4:51 PM

 

I want to post some pictures of the 1973 charger i built. Right now i'm doing some tests trying to figure out how it works with flickr and imgur...

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Posted by 195X on Friday, July 07, 2017 7:26 PM

charger74

 

I want to post some pictures of the 1973 charger i built. Right now i'm doing some tests trying to figure out how it works with flickr and imgur...

 

I have everything I posted backed up on my computer and an external hard drive, so I won't be bowing to PB's extortion. I just moved to Imgur. Seems to work as well, but I have yet to set up any folders.

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 charger74 on Friday, July 07, 2017 7:58 PM

OK here we go !!!

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Saturday, July 08, 2017 1:20 AM

Bad ass I just traded my 72 318 charger 80000 original miles for a 1941 complete no engine trans rot Chrysler newYorker already have new trans rear engine ready to go in after a upholstery and paint job gonna be my new street rod after I finish my 78goldwing

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Posted by 195X on Saturday, July 08, 2017 1:29 AM

Niiiiiiiice! reminds me of a 1-1 I owned, until a girlfriend wrapped it around a pole! I like a lot!

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 195X on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:09 PM

charger74

OK here we go !!!

 

 

 

 

 

Can I ask where you got the side stripes and hood decal?

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 charger74 on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 8:40 PM

Firebird design decals

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 9:25 PM

charger74

Firebird design decals

 

recently discovered him. nice stuff. thanks.

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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