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1967 Dodge Coronet R/T WIP

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  • Member since
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  • From: Spring, Tx
1967 Dodge Coronet R/T WIP
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, November 11, 2017 6:31 AM

I bought this some time ago when kits were still in the $14.99 range and this one was marked down to $5.39 at Hobby Lobby. I want to see how the Krylon Caramel Latte Brushed Metallic finish will look on a body, hopefully like a Champagne Gold, pretty close to a color for this model year. Interior will be black and gold using same color. Suppose to be a pretty nice day today so maybe I can get everything painted. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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    August, 2007
  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:57 PM

Interesting color choice,i'm following this build.

"to love it ,is to live it"

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  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, November 11, 2017 3:25 PM

Lovely looking kit . Yet another one on my list ' to get ' !! Confused 

I was thinking of Dodge / Plymouth twins .

Matching paint wheels & motor etc , ( the '67 GTX with this Coronet ...)

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, November 12, 2017 7:37 AM

Thanks, McLovin and Spencer! I appreciate your comments! Spencer, I have the 67 GTX in my closet too. But I won't steal your idea! I primered everything yesterday and hope to get the color coats and clear on today.  Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:56 PM

Two coats of Krylon Caramel Latte and 3 coats of Wet Look Clear. I decided to use the Wet Look Clear as I haven't used it for long while and thought I should give it a try. I really like the color! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by PotatoCam on Monday, November 13, 2017 12:15 PM

I like this colour, it should look really sharp on this body style! Looking forward to the finished build!

 

PotatoCam

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, November 13, 2017 2:39 PM

Thanks, Potato Cam! I appreciate your comment!

I rubbed the body out today and it looked ok but a little dry, if you will. So I gave it another coat of Wet Look clear. Looks pretty good now but you may not be able to see the shine due to the color. I'll rub it out a bit and then it will be ready for foil tomorrow. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, November 13, 2017 6:00 PM
Colour looks perfect !
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Posted by OrangeR/T on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:56 PM

Nice start!! That color looks like it could be right out of Dodges color pallet for '67!!

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:26 PM

Looking good Jr!  I built a '67 Coronet R/T several years ago with a 440 CI with steelies and dog dishes.  Everything underneath is shared with the '67 Dodge Charger and the '67 Plymouth GTX.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Classic Plastic Model Club

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:43 PM

Thanks, All! I appreciate your comments!

I've been busy the last couple of afternoons after school. My 11-year old grandson had a birthday last weekend so I got him a Revell Halo snaptite that he wanted. So he has been busy putting it together with a little supervision. He thinks he's getting pretty good at building models. Here it is:

I've also rubbed out the body and added the foil:

Thanks for looking!

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Friday, November 17, 2017 6:52 AM
Both look great ! I have always liked the designs on Halo machinery & body armour , but I get a bit "cardiac" playing stressful games , so I'll stick to Sims thanks very much ! LOL
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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, November 17, 2017 2:18 PM

Thanks, Spencer! I wish I knew what you were talking about but I am completely uneducated on gaming!

On another note, I was unhappy with how the hood matched the body so I tried to blend the hood and fender tops with some additional paint and clear but unfortunately I screwed it up! I have had some terrific saves in the past but not thisw time. So the body and hood are in the oven cleaner bath and I will have to start over. The good thing is that I have a  12 oz. can of this paint so I should be fine once I can re-paint. I'll work on the interior, chassis and engine in the meantime. Thanks for looking! Sad

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Friday, November 17, 2017 3:33 PM

She looks tidy.Yes

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

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Posted by PotatoCam on Friday, November 17, 2017 5:21 PM

Modelcarjr, I feel your pain. Several years ago I tried to build a Tamiya VW Bug for my father in law to surprise him for his birthday. I custom mixed the colour, wet sanded it, cleared it, then learned VERY quickly that one does not apply Tamiya spray clear over Tamiya acrylics...just baaaad.

I Easy-Off'd the lot, then lost the hood. The next day I found said hood after accidentally rolling over it with my chair! Bang Head I haven't had the heart to attempt repairing it yet. Anyway, it was a very good job you did on the previous paint job and foiling, so I'll wager the next time will be just as good. Hang in there!

 

PotatoCam

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Friday, November 17, 2017 10:59 PM

That's too bad about the paint, believe me i've been down that road before myself! Actually i just started a new project and thanks too my own goof i have to strip and re-paint the door panels because i just couldn't leave well enough alone! Three Easy Off coats so far and they are 75% stripped, one step foward, 3 steps back lol. As long as you get the body all stripped and smoothed out good it should come out fine! 

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:43 PM

Thanks all! I appreciate your comments!

Interior is almost finished. Just have to detail the steering wheel and column woth some foil and it will be ready to finish assembly. The two-piece dash doesn't go together well so if anyone is planning on building this one put the dash together first and putty the edge, if desired. there are holes on each side but maybe they won't be seen after assembly. Otherwise, everything else was fine.

The body is in its second phase of paint stripping. Ugly indeed! Thanks for looking! Cool

 

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Saturday, November 18, 2017 7:34 PM

What a bummer, JR! I was just scrolling down and stopped to admire your paint and foil before finding out about the paint issue. I think you would be saving time in the long run with the metallic colors to paint the hood underside, underhood areas and floor pan ahead of time. Then the hood can be taped in place from below and painted along with the rest of the outer body. You could remove the hood to clear all the areas, but I don't because the paint on the Mopar underhood areas was never up to the exterior finish. Of course, for an upgraded paint job, clear everything. I like your choice of color and am looking forward to seeing the successful completion of this fine Mopar.  

chucky

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, November 19, 2017 7:15 AM

Thanks, Chucky! Yes, that's probably what I am going to do this time. I usually only give the underside one coat without clear. I'll paint the whole thing with one coat, let it dry then tape the hood in place under the cowl and give the entire body a second coat. Hopefully, I can do the clear separately with the same number of passes without changing the color.

I'm always leary of painting with the hood on and having the paint or clear stick and then pull paint when removing the hood. I'm ususally pretty successful in matching the hood with equal number of coats with the hood off but not this time.

In the meantime, I have finished the interior but Revell really missed it on this kit. The top of the dash is too long and as a result there are gaping holes on each side. I should have cut it in half and remove some plastic in the center so that it would fit better but I didn't anticipate this poor fit. In addition, the hole in the floor is not for mounting the console. If that hole is used, the tach ends up way under the dash and the shifter would hit the dash while shifting. So the console has th be placed in the right position after the dash and seats are in. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:18 PM

Hi, JR! As weird as it seems, the kit console position is actually correct. In fact, I know of at least 2 '68 B-body 4-speed cars back in the day in which the shifter would hit the ashtray if it was open (one had a console, one didn't). If you Google '67 Dodge Coronet R/T interior images, you will see what I mean. GM put vacuum gauges in a similar position, and while they could be seen by the driver, it required looking away from the road which wasn't such a great idea, especially with bias-ply tires and drum brakes. I have a couple of these kits myself along with a couple more '67 GTX kits (I've already built four versions) and just love the detail in general. Since I don't know when I'll get around to mine, I'm watching your build.  Geeked

Regards

chucky

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, November 20, 2017 7:05 AM

Thanks, Chucky! As usual, you are right!  I probably over-corrected but the pin in the console to be glued into the hole that might be used for a shifter without the console puts the console too far forward. In the first picture I highlighted the glue line where the front of the colsole would have been with the kit pin positioning. That is way too far forward and the shifter almost touched the dash. Also, you can see that I damaged the finish on the dash trying to get the top of the dash glued in place.

I corrected my positioning and moved it so that the gauge was directly under the front lip of the dash so that you can still see it and it seems that the shifter would hit the dash in the forward position. I forget what that would be in a four-speed. Sad! Sad

 

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, November 20, 2017 3:44 PM

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Monday, November 20, 2017 7:22 PM

Like it never happened! Cool

chucky

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 1:20 PM
Looking good. Keep up the good work.

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:10 PM

Thanks, Chucky and MMThrax. I'm almost back!

Rubbed out the body today and the hood now matches. I've started with foil on the hood vents or scoops. Don't know if that is stock but saw it ona couple. And it covered some of the edges where I had rubbed out paint and I am not going to try to touch it up this time! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:44 PM

A great save MCJ ! Looks great ... again .

 

Hey , MM do you have a New York relative called Ann by any chance ( I'm an old school thrash fan...)Smile, Wink & Grin

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