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1969 Dodge Charger with wings WIP - Finished! Outdoor Pics, Page 2!

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1969 Dodge Charger with wings WIP - Finished! Outdoor Pics, Page 2!
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:29 PM

Here's the new one I'm starting. I bought this at a garage sale for $5. So far I just cleaned up the body and related parts with some sandpaper and my trusty sanding wand. Washed all the parts with some Dawn detergent and tomorrow primer and hopefully, paint. I'm thinking Sublime Green. I also read the latest article in SA by Marcos Cruz and may employ some of those techniques. 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 smellyfatdude on Sunday, February 9, 2020 1:06 AM

Looks like a fun project, jr. Here's my color suggestion. I know black takes a lot of work, but it looks sweet on these cars. Not my build, can't remember who posted this or where but kudos to them.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:10 AM

If you want to do a rare color Aqua fits the bill. 2 Charger Daytona's were done in the Aqua with white interior scheme One is in Florida and one is here in  Minnesota. Both still exhist.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, February 9, 2020 1:37 PM

Thanks, SFD and Prowler! I appreciate your suggestions and both of your builds are great! I changed my mind and after viewing a number of photos of mostly bronze and Memi Orange and a few B5 Blue ones I decided to go with Light Blue Metallic. But I didn't get too far. I primered and then put on a light coat of aluminum and it started raining. Suppose to rain all week! Thanks for looking and thanks for your suggestions! 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 modelcarjr on Sunday, February 9, 2020 4:24 PM

Its still humid but it didn't rain too much so I went ahead with paint. Two coats of Tamiya Light Blue Metallic with one coat of Krylon Clear Lacquer. I didn't want to push my luck with the clear. Its a little bit dull but the finish is smooth.  I'll rub it out tomorrow see how it looks and maybe give it another coat or two of clear if I get some decent weather. 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 modelcarjr on Monday, February 10, 2020 10:03 AM

I noticed a glaring error when buffing out the body this morning. The hood didn't match the top of the fenders and the nose didn't blend well with either. I usually try to count passes when painting but apprarently I didn't count very well on this one. i don't have a 'before" photo because to was too scary. 

I placed the hood on the fenders and blended in the top and the fenders. After it had dried for a few minutes I rmoved the hood and taped on the nose and blended the nose into the fenders. Then I gave all these painted surfaces two more coats of clear 5 minites apart. Although the finsh looks a little dull due to humidity, I just have to rbu it out really good to get a good shine. I should have plenty of time since its suppose to rain all week. I also painted the PE mesh screen for the nose  and now I am dead out of paint! 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 mustang1989 on Monday, February 10, 2020 12:13 PM

Looks like everything is matching up good now JR. I've got one of these in the stash and have had my eye on building it for a while now. Good progress so far bud.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, February 10, 2020 1:03 PM

Thanks, Joe! I appreciate your comment!

Starting to make progess on rubbing out the paint. Top, front fenders and right side are just about done. Maybe by tomorrow I'll be done with this process. But now its time for my nap! 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 midnightprowler on Monday, February 10, 2020 4:02 PM

Looking great. In all honesty the real cars nose didn't always match the body perfectly.

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Posted by mclovin on Monday, February 10, 2020 8:43 PM

Looks real nice so far!,since you're doing a less common color i suggest you use the recall kelsey haye wheels from the Round2 69'cuda it would look real good on your build.Smile

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, February 10, 2020 10:21 PM

Thanks, Prowler and McLovin! I appreciate your comments! McLovin, I don't have that 69 'Cuda kit and won't buy it just for the wheels. I am thinking about using some steelies with dogdish hubcaps from Fireballmodelworks. Waiting for a response from them. But I'll have to buy another can of paint because I am dead out! I thought I started with a full can but I must have used it for something before. 

Here are a few photos of the body after rubbing it out. Ready for foil! 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 modelcarjr on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:33 PM

OK, paint and foil are done on the body. Sorted all the parts into painting piles and waiting for the rain to get out of here so I can finish painting. Waiting for a response from Fireball modelworks for wheels, tires and carb. Kinda stuck at the moment. 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 modelcarjr on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:20 PM

The Tamiya light blue metallic is very close to B5 Blue at least the latest rendition of it. I realize there may have been color variations through the years, but the Tamiya paint is very close to B5 Blue that I bought from a Chrysler/Dodge dealer for my replica of my 2015 Challenger 1:1. It may be a shade lighter but not much. The difference is $16 per 5 oz. can versus $6 for a 3 ounce can.  

I don't know how many of the 503 1969 Dodge Daytonas were B5 blue. I tried to look it up but no luck. Thanks for looking! 

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

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:35 PM

Close enough! Looks great.

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Posted by amt68 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:23 AM

Looking good modelcarjr and that Tamiya TS-54 is always a good color choice. When rubbing out the finish are you wet sanding and polishing or only using polishing compound?

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:11 PM

Thanks, Prowler and Amt! I appreciate your comments! Yes, I normally wet sand with polishing cloths, in this case 4000 - 8000 grit and polish in between with Meguiars Scratch X and final polishing with Meguiars Gold Class liquid car wax. 

I've been painting a few parts and detailling them. Dash, console and rear taillight panel. The dash was hand brushed with Testors leather, blackwashed and the lower section painted with an acrylic black. I added chrome rings with the Molotow pen. Since taking this picture I re-painted around the small gauges and toned down the rings using a toothpick.

The console and rear panel were spray painted with Semi-gloss black. The console was hand-brushed with leather and blackwashed. Both the console and rear panel were foiled with BMF. Waiting for the weather to break. 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 mrgts1 on Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:04 AM

Nice work so far! I am building the same kit myself at the moment. I have decided to paint mine in F6 Bright Green. (actual mixed automotive Urethane.)

Paul

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:08 AM

Looking good.

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:55 PM

Your Daytona is looking great, Jr!  Great minds think alike as I have painted my '68 Charger R/T with the same paint!  

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Posted by htown2 on Monday, February 17, 2020 10:20 PM

B5 blue, best Mopar color of all time.

 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:55 PM

Thanks, All! I agree, did I ever mention that blue,  especially B5 Blue is my favorite color?

Finished a couple of assemblies. The chassis went together fairly well and easily, including the poseable sterring. Although I am out of Tamiya light blue metallic, I had a remnant of the Mopar B5 blue so I used it for overspray on the chassis. Close enough and no one will ever tell the difference. 

The interior was another matter, however. The seats are too big in my opinion and I had to remove the left side courtesy light on the console in order to get the seat to sit square in the interior. There are no tabs or markers for the seats so you're on your own. The shifter is too big and ugly so I just replaced it with a decorative staight pin with a white ball on the end. The steering wheel doesn't line up with the center of the left seat and the console is not symetric or even on both sides. I think it may be a little off-center on the driveshaft tunnel. Although the door panels are well engraved, the pieces that should be foiled aren't prominent or stick out enough to hold the foil well. The interior is pretty much a mess but I did the best I could. 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 modelcarjr on Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:10 PM

So I've installed the windows, interior, applied the "C" stripe decal and put together the kit wheels. I can't finish the engine yet as I am waiting for my pre-wired MAD distributors to be delivered tomorrow. So I thought I would mock this up to see how it looks. Looks pretty good and the poseable wheels are OK but the rear wheels (see 1st photo) are inside the wheel wells too far. So I guess I can spend time lengthening the hubs with some sprue and I can also work on the tie downs for the hood. I don't want to attach many more parts as they have a tendency to be knocked off while wrestling with re-inserting the chassis and engine combo into the body. 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 modelcarjr on Friday, February 21, 2020 11:49 AM

I lengthened the rear axle with some rod, wire and two scraps cut from a previous wheel stem. The 3/32" rod is a perfect match for this axle. First, I drilled a hole in each center of axle ends. Then, I inserted a piece of wire with some super glue into each end. I cut a 1/8" of 3/32" tube and mounted it over the wire in the center of the axle to keep it snug and straight. Then I glued the scrap of wheel stem from a previous build to the wheel after cleaning up the scrap piece.

 

The final result is a wheel that can just be pushed on without any glue. The rear wheels are out to the edge of the wheel well and in line with the front wheels. At this point, I'm not sure if I'll use another set of wheels and tires but I can easily adapt another set and take this one off as nothing is glue onto the axle. 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 midnightprowler on Friday, February 21, 2020 4:23 PM

Looks good. The real car's console isn't symmetrical. 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 21, 2020 7:11 PM

Thanks, Prowler! I appreciate your comment! 

My USPS Delivery Digest informed me that my package of plug wires is "running late". Maybe tomorrow - I'm ready! 

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 modelcarjr on Sunday, February 23, 2020 6:48 AM

I received my plug wires yesterday and went to work on the engine. After adding the plug wires I also added the spark advance module on the side of the distributor. I built a carb out of two carbs, the one in the kit and one in the parts box to make what looks like a Holley type carb so that I had a little more height so I could add other hoses, a fuel line, throttle linkage and throttle return spring.

I thinned down the two carb halves and modified the motor mounts a bit so that the height is not too tall for the hood closure, I hope.  If it is too high, I will just display the hood open with the air cleaner on the fender and hope no one notices! In the hood closed position, it may have to be without the air cleaner.  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 mrmike on Sunday, February 23, 2020 7:19 AM

Shave a little off the bottom of the carb and modify the engine mounts will lower the engine enough to close the hood completely.  The engine is looking great!

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, February 23, 2020 10:39 AM

Well done!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, February 23, 2020 10:09 PM

Thanks, mrmike and Prowler! I appreciate your comments! 

I didn't do any other modifications as I didn't want to pull apart the engine at this point. So the hood doesn't close with the air cleaner on at this time. When I get the Carter AVS carb from Fireball Modelworks maybe I'll pull it apart but for now it will stay as is. I had to omit the fan shroud and fan clutch for some reason. Guess the engine is not far enough back but everything else went togheterh alright.  I have a few more parts and pieces and decals to apply but it almost done!

  

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 midnightprowler on Monday, February 24, 2020 3:59 AM

Beautiful.

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