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TV/Movie Car VI CBP 'Modeler Salvation' Ended 02/01/2011

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  • From: Marrero,Louisiana
Posted by carcrazy81 on Monday, October 11, 2010 2:08 PM

My other entry is an old MPC 73 Plymouth Duster with a AMT 71 Duster engine bay & frame. Im replicating this one as Fred O'Bannion's "Gray Ghost" from the movie "Dazed And Confused".

I'd found this old Duster in my junk pile and stripped off three layers of paint and slapped on the 71 frame from the parts box what you see here is a loose mock-up.

Heres a pic of the Gray Ghost.

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Monday, October 11, 2010 4:24 PM

 Carcarzy81 you beat me to it! I had the Cannonball / Carquake Mustang in mind for a build too - have done for years!

You gonna do it exactly as the movie; '427 block, Vertex mag, Holley pots, front seat 4 speed mixer' ?

What has thus far put me off is the intricate pinstriping and replicating all the decals. And don't forget the damage to the gas tank that was repaired with tape! Big Smile

 

I'm back in the game with the Gumball Camaro, found this kit eventually:

 

it was hiding at the bottom of a big box of old kits.

Was starting to think I'd have to build this one from the pile marked 'a bit rare' Smile

But the older kit will be a useful reference to the shape of the front end with the squarer turn signals.

Don't suppose anyone's got a spare hood from the AMT Z28 kit? The Baldwin Motion one looks like it needs a lot of work to flatten out.

More pics soon.

 

 

Mike "Good hands, bad taste in cars." Yes I'm a grown up 'playing' with toys but a lot of adults my age drink beer or play computer games - and I've got something to show for the time and money I've spent...
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Posted by Dvdicvs on Monday, October 11, 2010 5:23 PM

  Hey Cycolac Fan, you could try www.modelhaus.com they have all kinds of parts, and they are excellent quality. Then you would only have to build a hood scoop.

Dvdicvs 

On the Bench: 76 Mustang Cobra II,  99 Ford F150 Lightning, 68 Mustang GT

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Posted by rickr442 on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 2:43 AM
Love that Duster! Some of those mid-70s Mopars were almost beaters on the showroom floor and begged for driveway mods and primer spots!

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'Peggy, call the insurance agent... The cars got some bullet holes!'..... Joe Mannix

Yeah, but half an inch to the right, he woulda missed me altogether!'.....Jim Rockford

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Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 8:14 PM

Not much to see tonight, but I did get the glass and inner fenders installed in the body:

Once these are dry I'll install the interior rearview mirror and firewall, then it will be time to bring everything together.

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 1:21 PM

It's good to see some progress since I've been away from the set. 

Spencer, I am completely envious that you were able to acquire my last remaining "Holy Grail", the Mannix Roadster.  I am looking forward to seeing your build of this car!

Rick, Glad that you where able to find another role.  Get at it and "git-r-dun"!

Mike, glad you where able to find another role, too! 

OK people!  To quote The Duke, "We're burnin' daylight!"  Let's get to work!

BTW, where are the rest of our actors?

Spenser's '67 Mustang is getting there.  The motor and interior are installed.

I still have to install the driveshaft.

A closeup of the dash.

More to come.....

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:11 PM

 Little bit of progress, here's what I'm starting with

Maybe it;s just the angles but the movie car doesn't seem to have as long a nose as this one below, almost like it needs about 3-4mm cut off the front of the grille surround

One turn signal (what we in the UK call indicators, you guys may also call 'em parking lights?) smoothed over and the cutout for the new one, well, cutout!

 

Mike "Good hands, bad taste in cars." Yes I'm a grown up 'playing' with toys but a lot of adults my age drink beer or play computer games - and I've got something to show for the time and money I've spent...
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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:19 PM

 Got the axles put together so I could mock up the ride height

it's close! I reckon I can use the tyres straight from the kit.

Rear end needs to be raised by about 2mm just to get the back tyres off the arches

 

I love the wheels in this kit but they look more like ARE rims than the Cragars on the movie car.

I've got lots of Cragars though so I'll try and get a set to match. Thinking the ones from the AMT '64 Impala or '66 Nova would be a good start. They'll probably need widening for the rears though!

We're gradually getting somewhere. Make a Toast

Now need to find a good stock hood, thanks for the tip re Modelhaus but I find them very difficult and expensive to deal with from outside the USA so it's just not an option I'm afraid.

Also need to figure out more detail for the seats and (4 point?) rollcage, plus source a decent 350ci as the 454 in the kit isn't appropriate for this particular car.

Thanks for looking.

Mike "Good hands, bad taste in cars." Yes I'm a grown up 'playing' with toys but a lot of adults my age drink beer or play computer games - and I've got something to show for the time and money I've spent...
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Posted by elwood9c1 on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:52 PM

I'm not sure if the modelhaus hoods even work with the newer tooling,they might be for the old annuals.I'd suggest trying to get a 70 Z28 thats based on the same tooling.It would get you the hood,350 L-T1 engine and the Z28 decals.It does'nt look too hard to fill the kit hood though.Revells 67 Vette would be a good source for the scoop.You're right about the front end being too long,the kit has the RS package which has a rubber insert around the grille.Reliable Resin makes a standard Camaro nose that also pops up on ebay from time to time.

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Posted by spencer1984 on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 9:38 PM

 Mike, I believe I have a flat hood here, but I know it didn't quite fit my Baldwin Motion Camaro.  It was close, but still needed some work before it was a good fit.  I say "I believe" because I traded the rest of the kit away, but I think I kept the hood.  If you want to take a crack at modifying it to fit your car, let me know and I'll verify that it's in my parts box.

 I discovered tonight that the inner fenders of the Corvette don't fit well against the chassis rails, so I need to do some carving before I can get the body on.  Hopefully this will be a simple fix.

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Posted by rickr442 on Thursday, October 14, 2010 1:31 AM
Funny you mention the inner fenders not fitting. I just bought a 'used' kit off the 'Bay and checked, the next release has the exact same problem... I do like the kit though, want to modernize the rolling stock and color, just a good random build.

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'Peggy, call the insurance agent... The cars got some bullet holes!'..... Joe Mannix

Yeah, but half an inch to the right, he woulda missed me altogether!'.....Jim Rockford

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, October 14, 2010 2:47 PM

I have finished Spenser's '67 Mustang.

For my next role, Joe Mannix '68 Dart GTS rebuild.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Thursday, October 14, 2010 4:08 PM

I'll probably try and find a cheap Z28 but in the meantime Spencer, that hood would very useful if you have it, PM on its way. Make a Toast

Mike "Good hands, bad taste in cars." Yes I'm a grown up 'playing' with toys but a lot of adults my age drink beer or play computer games - and I've got something to show for the time and money I've spent...
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Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, October 14, 2010 9:06 PM

 That Mustang looks sharp, nice work!

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, October 15, 2010 1:24 PM

Thanks Spencer!

For my next role, I'll be rebuilding my Joe Mannix '68 Dart GTS that I built 4 years ago for the TV/Movie Car CBP "The Sequel".  I have had some doubts about my model as the last few years past and after talking with rickr442 about Mannix, I started looking for more about the Dart GTS used in the series.  There is quite a bit more now than there was 4 years ago and now that I have more info and pictures, I can make this Dart look more like the 1:1 Dart GTS that was used on the show.  Here's what I have today.

 

This is what I'm trying for.

Here is what I have been able to find, a new hood, a rear spoiler, and a telephone.

The paint will be stripped and the car repainted with a closer shade of dark green.  Everything else about this car will be refined, updated, and refreshed.

Mannix will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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Posted by rickr442 on Friday, October 15, 2010 5:13 PM
Great project, Mike, it'll be good to see the Dart made right!............................. The line in my sig at the bottom is one of my all time TV favorites and was delivered during the 'Dart era'. Guy had bowling balls as anatomical components... fun stuff!

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'Peggy, call the insurance agent... The cars got some bullet holes!'..... Joe Mannix

Yeah, but half an inch to the right, he woulda missed me altogether!'.....Jim Rockford

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Posted by daikins on Friday, October 15, 2010 6:01 PM
Great work, everyone! I finished my rear bumper and created license plates for both cars: I now start on assembling the front ends!
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Posted by crazyhorse on Friday, October 15, 2010 8:32 PM

Hey mrmike, I like the 'Stang, nice work man!!

Anyone ever seen One Tree Hill?

One of the characters drove what looked like a 67 GT, same color as your build Mike,, but it rolled on Bullitt style wheels,it looked very cool!!

" I love it, I need it, I seed it, 8 cylinders all mine, alright, hold tight I'm a highwaystar"

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Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, October 15, 2010 9:16 PM

 Looking forward to seeing more!  Where did the hood come from?

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Saturday, October 16, 2010 8:55 AM

 Did I fall asleep and hibernate for a couple months? You guys are FINISHING stuff already?

Great work on the Mustang, I somehow missed it when I last posted.

 

Mike "Good hands, bad taste in cars." Yes I'm a grown up 'playing' with toys but a lot of adults my age drink beer or play computer games - and I've got something to show for the time and money I've spent...
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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, October 16, 2010 10:47 AM

Thanks guys!

Spencer, I got the hood from a member on another forum.  I must now remove the GTS lettering, drill holes in the forward edge of the bulges, and fill in the sides of the bulges.

Mike, this is what happens when you don't pay attention.  I should know from experience! Confused

My Mannix Dart has been partially disassembled and the body is in the purple pond.

I have been trying to find the correct color for the '68 383 CI engine and have not been able to find any consistant information.  When I built this kit 4 years ago, I painted the motor red per the instructions and now I'm not sure if those were right.  I do need to reroute the plugs wires below the exhaust manifolds.

Mannix will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, October 18, 2010 7:14 AM

 After a near-disaster with the hood, I now have the major assembly work all done.  All that's left is the trim and final polishing:

 

 

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, October 18, 2010 8:28 AM

Spencer, that Stingray is looking good!  The Director is looking forward to its completion.

Attention Cast and Crew

We are now just over a month and a half into production.  What I've seen so far from our actors is great!  But, there are a few actors who have not reported to the set for quite a while and I am becoming very concerned.  If they do not show up soon, I'll be forced to recast those roles.  We have 2 1/2 months remaining in this production so keep up the good work!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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Posted by rickr442 on Monday, October 18, 2010 1:07 PM
DIVAS, Mike?

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'Peggy, call the insurance agent... The cars got some bullet holes!'..... Joe Mannix

Yeah, but half an inch to the right, he woulda missed me altogether!'.....Jim Rockford

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Posted by crazyhorse on Monday, October 18, 2010 6:34 PM

Hey!! I resemble that remark!! LOL!!

No, with me I've been working a lot of OT @ work.

But that is is begining to taper off.

" I love it, I need it, I seed it, 8 cylinders all mine, alright, hold tight I'm a highwaystar"

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 8:34 AM

rickr442
DIVAS, Mike?

Quite possibly!   I am very grateful for the number of actors I have participating now.  Life does get in the way of our hobbies as I know very well and I also know that if I wouldn't be able to participate or finish the CBP, I wouldn't have signed up.  If something had come up during the CBP, I would have excused myself with apologises.  

I have painted the motor Chrysler Engine Turquoise and have started reassembling with distributor. 

Mannix will return.....

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Thursday, October 21, 2010 12:43 AM

  I'm ready for my closeup Mr. DeMille. Just kidding.Laugh I'm not a Diva, honest. Sorry I've been missing for a while, but life definately has been difficult lately. Family member in the hospital, and I've had some health issues of my own that had me a little worried. I have been back at it a little lately. I popped the dvd in the computer to get some pictures of the car directly from the source. The Bond car had dark gray interior with a red plaid on the seats, center console arm rest, and inner door trim. I used some masking tape on the seats to get the center portion right so I could get the Scale Motor Sport Plaid seat decals cut to the correct size and shape. I also did the same for the doors. I've decided to use Ford Engine Red to match the 1:1 seats. I just painted the interior bits Tamiya Nato Black, the cap really has a dark gray look. So wouldn't you know it after I put a coat of paint on it, I find out it is a shade of green!! Banged Head So now I will have to decide whether to use the Gunship Gray or find an alternative. If anybody has any suggestions on a dark gray (almost black) I would be most grateful.

Mark

And what a beautiful shade of green.

On the Bench: 76 Mustang Cobra II,  99 Ford F150 Lightning, 68 Mustang GT

http://s747.photobucket.com/albums/xx114/dvdicvs/

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, October 21, 2010 6:23 AM

Dvdicvs

 I'm not a Diva, honest. Sorry I've been missing for a while, but life definately has been difficult lately. Family member in the hospital, and I've had some health issues of my own that had me a little worried.

Mark, it's fine since you have been active on this production and have been posting progress.  My concern is over those who said they wanted in, post a couple of pictures and disappear and have not been heard from in a month.  Maybe it's me!  I'm probably being too much of a mother hen, keeping an eye on her chicks.  Anyway, if they come back, then that is fine.  If they don't, then it's no big deal.  I know the other members here are working on their projects and I also know that life does get in the way.  All I ask is to show us a little common courtesy and give us a heads up if they run into any problems and cannot finish or they would be delayed for whatever reason.  I don't need a complete bio on whatever happen, just a heads up.  Mark, I hope that things are getting better for you and yours. 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, October 21, 2010 8:40 AM

After sitting in the purple pond for 5 days and 45 minutes of scrubbing with a fine sanding film in hot soapy water, the Dart body is ready for bodywork once it is dry.

I got the exhaust manifolds and valve covers on and rerouted the plug wires, but I am having second thoughts on the distributor location.  I have to change that!

Mannix will return.....

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

Classic Plastic Model Club

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  • From: Bradford, On. Canada
Posted by Dvdicvs on Thursday, October 21, 2010 2:40 PM

  Thanks mrmike, I appreciate it. I decided to go to my local Canadian Tire store today, and get some paint to redo the interior of the Lotus. Dupli-Color makes an interior spray paint called High Performance Vinyl & Fabric. It comes in a few different colours, gray, blue, and burgandy. Well  I've managed to save the day, so now I will give it a day to dry and then I will paint the seat centers, consoles, and door trim. 

Mark

On the Bench: 76 Mustang Cobra II,  99 Ford F150 Lightning, 68 Mustang GT

http://s747.photobucket.com/albums/xx114/dvdicvs/

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