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Foose 67 Dodge Coronet

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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Foose 67 Dodge Coronet
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:34 AM

My new project is the Foose '67 Dodge Coronet and this kit has been in the stash for a couple of years.  I have seen builds of this kit, but never built as the car from OverHaulin' season 4, episode 6.  This is my goal here, but I have to make some changes.  The '67 Coronet from the show was a Coronet 440 model and not the Coronet R/T as depicted by the kit.  The engine was a modern Hemi and not the second generation Hemi that's in the kit.  I will use the Hemi that is in the kit, but the 4-speed transmission will be replace by a TorqueFlite A727 automatic trans and a column shifter.  The buckets seats will be made into a bench seat and the R/T emblems will be removed from the body, but if I try to remove them from the grille and taillight panel, which is also wrong for a Coronet 440, I'll end up destroying them.  And, I'll remove the hood louvers since the Coronet 440 has a flat hood.  Let's see what I can do with this kit...

My paint will be Dupli-Color Forest Pearl Green and Tamiya TS-14 Black and I'll be replacing the 4-speed transmission with the TorqueFlite A727 automatic transmission.

More to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:50 AM

The first thing I did was to connect the bucket seats together to make a bench seat.  I used some styrene rod and will cover the gap with .020 sheet styrene.  I may remove the rod from between the seatbacks and created a split between the seatbacks.  I filled the hole in the floor pan and with flock this interior floor.

I partially assembled the engine and painted it with Mopar Street Hemi Orange paint.  This paint will take a few days to gas out.  I also have my TorqueFlite A727 Automatic trans and shifter ready for paint.

I removed the R/T logos from the body and now for the toughest part of the build...removing the louvers from the hood.  I used Tamiya tape to protect the hood while I sand away the louvers.

The valve covers have been drilled for plug wires and will be stripped of it's chrome plating as well as the alternator and carbs.

More to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

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    October, 2011
Posted by OrangeR/T on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:57 AM

Cool project, good start so far! I'm interested in seeing how the Dupli-Color works out.  Years back when i decided to get back into the building hobby i ruined at least 4 kits trying to use the Dupli-Color "Perfect Match" paint. I tried several different primers, but when i sprayed the Dupli-Color it crazed the plasitic beyond repair over all of them! I couldn't figure it out! So i've stuck with Testors and Tamiya ever since. Would be great to have that plethora of colors at hand! Good luck with the build, i'm following this one!

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:23 PM

Thanks OrangeR/T!  I have had fairly good luck with the Dupli-Color paint.  I have used the hobby primers and Dupli-Color Sandable White primer with good results.  I find that misting the paint on with many, many light coats helps tremendously and helps keep crazing to a minimum. 

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:51 PM

I haven't gotten a whole lot done on the Foose Coronet, but I do have this...

The hood louvers are gone and the hood is almost ready for primer.  Just need some more sanding.

I got the wheels and tires assembled.

I started to assemble the engine and I drilled the distributor for plug wires.

More to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:19 AM

I have finally gotten back to the Coronet.  After a month of being sidetracked with other projects, I can spend more time on this.  

I got the engine wired, but I may try to fix the ignition coil which looks kind of sloppy.

I added the TorqueFlite A727 transmission to the 426 Hemi.

Bodywork is done and the Coronet is in a coat of Tamiya Grey Primer.  Now it's ready for a coat of Dupli-Color Forest Green Pearl paint.

More Foose Coronet to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

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  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, September 13, 2019 6:48 AM
coming along nicely.

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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 13, 2019 6:59 AM

Thanks Kevin!

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, September 15, 2019 7:54 AM

Finally back onto the Foose Coronet!  Yesterday, I worked on the chassis by adding the engine and driveshaft and the front and rear suspensions.  The engine is in need of some touchups.  I did a mockup and found that the front suspension sits way to high and will need to be lowered.  I may try to lower the rear suspension.

The automatic transmission and the 4-speed transmission are the same length and the driveshaft fits perfectly!

I spent some time working on the bench seat by covering the space between the buckets with sheet styrene.  The back of the seat was the most challenging for me.

More Foose Coronet to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:52 AM

I took a chance that the wheels and tires will fit this Coronet once I lowered the front suspension.  If worse comes to worse, I can modify the king pins and the wheelbacks further and then glue the wheels and tires to the suspension.  This model will not roll off the table!  Big Smile

More Foose Coronet to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

Classic Plastic Model Club

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