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  • From: Atlanta
1968 Charger R/T wip
Posted by Sev-Tai on Saturday, April 12, 2014 6:31 PM

Well, the local shop here had a sale (finally) so I could pick up a few kits.. I'll be starting my set off with a '68 Charger R/T, though I don't know HOW it's going to be built yet.. I'm putting together as many parts as it has available for each version (stock/street/race)  so that I can choose and finish it up once I get that far. 

(And while there's nothing wrong with the General Lee, I wanted to do something different. Mischief )

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Posted by Samiches on Monday, April 14, 2014 8:18 PM

Sev, this is a great kit.  I'm not much of a Mopar man, but I am a muscle car lover.  I built this kit and loved it.  So much detail and very few inaccuracies.   I ended up doing stock/street and had to use the hood with the cowl(?).  This is because my air cleaner sat too high for some reason.  I'm not sure what I did, but the stock hood wouldn't sit flat because of it.  Maybe you will have better luck and find what I did wrong.

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  • From: Atlanta
Posted by Sev-Tai on Monday, April 14, 2014 10:03 PM

I'll see what i can find out there.. I -did- notice that the Hemi hood on mine is warped, so I'm going to have to straighten it out..but everything else looks to be good.

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Posted by High octane on Monday, April 14, 2014 11:08 PM

"Test fit" and shave the carburetor, intake manifold, and the air-cleaner if you have to, to get the hood to lay flat on the body. I've noticed many builds where the hood does not.

High octane

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  • From: Atlanta
Posted by Sev-Tai on Saturday, April 26, 2014 5:16 PM

Ok, so I finally got the chrome parts that needed stripping into the purple stuff.. The chrome came off just fine, but left behind a layer of clearcoat (I think) that was under it..so they're having another soak.

Was also bathing an engine block from another kit that I dug up, and it completely failed to do anything to the paint after 24 hours.. is this a normal thing?

I'll get some in progress pics once I get the camera some batteries. :)

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  • From: nepean ontario
Posted by c300g on Saturday, April 26, 2014 6:34 PM

theres only one way to build a 68 charger....bullet!

you dong stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing.

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  • From: West Seneca, NY (Buffalo)
Posted by Snork56 on Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:45 PM

Just PLEASE don't paint it orange and put an 01 on the doors!  Skip the Conf. flag, too!  If I Never see another "yokel" car, it'll be too soon!

To get back up when you are down, fight when you are struggling, give the extra effort when you are in pain, come back when no one expects you to and stand up tall when people try to pull you down.    That is what makes up a true champion!!   Snork56 (S56) Henry D.  

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:46 PM

A "Bullet" Charger build would be nice, but how does one make ALL those wheel covers fall off?

High octane

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  • From: Atlanta
Posted by Sev-Tai on Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:19 PM

Snork: That's why I chose the '68.. I wanted to make one that's NOT a General Lee. It's not that I don't like them, but that there's enough people making them here already. ;)

I thought about a Bullitt Charger, I might just do that...if not with this one, then the next. I -am- however, going to be filling the marker lights in on a '69 body I have so's I can give it a vinyl roof.  

     Also, (while I'm thinking about it) I've seen images in the past of a '68-'69 charger with the same hood scoop as the '70 Challenger T/A..does anyone know if  this ever actually a thing, or just someone's imagination at play?

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:34 PM

No such hood scoop prior to the 1970 Challenger T/A as far as I know. Just an interesting tidbit regarding that factory fiberglass Challenger T/A hood: it was actually legal for NHRA Super Stock for the Hemi Challenger in 1970. I don't remember the exact reason: I think it had something to do with parts availability at the factory. (A friend of mine had this very setup on his SS/DA Challenger before switching over to a '70 Hemi 'Cuda SS/DA for the advantage of the shorter wheelbase.) Just food for thought for someone contemplating building a Hemi Challenger super stocker.

chucky

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, April 27, 2014 2:13 AM

ok, show us what you can do with it. i love chargers.

Snork56
Just PLEASE don't paint it orange and put an 01 on the doors!  Skip the Conf. flag, too!  If I Never see another "yokel" car, it'll be too soon!

not even Hemi Orange? (a factory color!)_

like it matters... it's his model.

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, April 27, 2014 6:52 AM

Shave the top and the intake manifold and the bottom of the carb and the hood should sit flat.  Also, check that the engine is fully seated in the engine mounts on the chassis as I have found some interference between the mounts and the bottom of the engine block.  Looking forward to see what you can do here.

BTW...I'm so tired of seeing DOH Chargers that I can spit 10 penny nails!!!  lol

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  • From: West Seneca, NY (Buffalo)
Posted by Snork56 on Sunday, April 27, 2014 6:13 PM

Aussie, I love MOPARS!  Love Chargers! Just hate that whole "ukes" thang!  Ruined alot of good cars for a Weak plot country bumpkin TV show!  Hell, they could have used a Chevy!!!

And we all know what "Chevrolet" stands for!  Cracked Heads Every Valve Rattles Oil Leaks Engine Ticks!!!!  "Nuff said!

To get back up when you are down, fight when you are struggling, give the extra effort when you are in pain, come back when no one expects you to and stand up tall when people try to pull you down.    That is what makes up a true champion!!   Snork56 (S56) Henry D.  

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  • From: Atlanta
Posted by Sev-Tai on Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:03 PM

Well, the Charger is stalled for now (pardon the pun. XD) while I wait for a couple of replacement parts & for the purple soup to do it's work. In the meantime, I do have another one I'm plotting out...not saying what yet until I know how I'm going to do it & can get some pics.  ;)

I do have one spoilerish question for folks; "What would be the best interior color for a Daytona Yellow car?"

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Posted by DAYTONA on Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:19 PM

...as stated earlier, no factory T/A style hood ever on the Charger

...glad to see I'm not the only person who's completely burned out on the Dukes

...68 Charger ?  Yellow/black int, blk stripes, red line tires

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  • From: Atlanta
Posted by Sev-Tai on Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:29 PM

Well, the yellow is for another kit, though it may well look good on this one too. I'll have to try it.

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