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Couple of Mopar Pro-touring
Posted by sbvwfanatic on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 1:57 AM

I've hit an absolute wall with the VW builds. Don't know what it is...

So I got a wild-hair and thought it might be time to do some American Muscle...Did some quick moch-up of Revell Challenger and Cuda.
Nothing is set in stone yet re: wheels and stance but I'm going to do some more work today and see where it takes me...

 104_3883_zps1cf6e137 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

The Challenger kit comes with an extra "open" hood for the super charged engine so I thought I'd use it to do a heat extractor style hood.

 104_3909_zpsf610aa88 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr 

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Posted by Snork56 on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 5:32 AM

SbVwF!  Like the hood idea!  Can't wait for the next picts.  You may have really hit on a new idea for a MOPAR!   Interesting!!

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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Posted by Big Niel on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:57 AM

they are looking good !!

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 12:13 PM

Thanks guys. I can't take much credit for the idea. I loved the hood on this challenger and had planned on scratch building the heat extractor but remembered I had a spare Revell Shelby Series 1 kit and thought that might work. 

 1970-Dodge-Challenger-by-Roadster-Shop-Front-Angle-1280x960 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

This is all I've got so far. Laid the putty on a little to thick but It'll get sanded down. 

 10313540_10203624207225348_278765121790863403_n_zps5eefa739 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

 10402585_10203903863416578_1080260281804402603_n by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

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Posted by mod3llover on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:05 PM

  SBVW,

 Can I ask what are the kits you are using here?

I have interests in both of them! Cuda conv. is very

nice for sure, but the Challenger with that optional

hood is also very cool.

 Thanks in advance for any info.

  David S.

Hobby time is Happy time!

     David S.

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 9:10 PM

They are all Revell. The Convertible is a Nash Bridges themed kit. You can see from the condition of the Challenger box I've had that kit for some time.  000_0043_zpsaff66c3b by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

 revell-nash-bridges-71-cuda_1_d6bbdc788c098e261f09c00e33c37f61 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

Hood and chassis from the Revell Shelby series 1

 P514023212 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:21 PM
That kit is also a dated revell kit. Unfortunately riddled with errors. Hopefully one day it will be re-done! What motors are you going with for the cars?
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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 6:00 AM

sbvwfan, nice work so far, can't go past a Cuda and a Chally Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:01 PM

The Cuda I'll stick w/the Hemi. The challenger I'm not sure. I've got a Viper Motor hiding somewhere. If I can find it I might use that and if so do a scratch build itb intake.

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:12 PM

Something like this. 

 P514023212 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

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Posted by The Mad Dooby on Friday, May 9, 2014 11:54 AM
Thats an interesting intake. Can't wait to see that one
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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Monday, May 26, 2014 5:05 PM

No engine progress,(though I've got some crazy ideas..) but I did make some progress on the hood for the Challenger. 

 challengerWIP10_zpsf4716c71 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

But here it is after some major sanding. I'm glad I decided to spray some primer on to see where my rough spots are as I might have taken the sanding too far.

 1979673_10203903863456579_1636993517188927720_n by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

 

I thought I had a lot of work to do but I'm closer than I thought.  Any of you putty experts have advice on the best method for filling the small bubble holes?

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Posted by Daytonablue03z on Monday, May 26, 2014 7:22 PM
I use bondo brand spot/finishing putty

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 4:48 PM

Thanks. I'll give it a try.

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Posted by helipilot16 on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 11:05 PM

One alternative is the Tamiya green putty.  It's slightly finer than the Bondo, although I use both.  I like the two part Bondo also, although you have to mix it just right or it will stay rubbery.  Melted styrene is my choice for when I have plenty of time to let it set.

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Posted by mod3llover on Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:17 AM

     What is the hood piece you used to insert

on the blower hood to make your custom hood

that you are building?

   I can not picture it as a part from anything I

know what so ever. But I really like the way it is

turning out there! Nice work for sure!!

    David S.

Hobby time is Happy time!

     David S.

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Friday, May 30, 2014 12:14 AM

Thanks. I used Tamiya putty. (Though mine is grey.) I like it better than the green Squadron Putty.

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Friday, May 30, 2014 12:18 AM

Thanks David.

It's from the Revell Shelby Series 1 kit. I bought 2 of the kits soley for the Speedline Cup style wheels. So didn't mind using the hoods for the challenger.

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Friday, June 6, 2014 9:18 PM

I originally started work on the Mopars as a couple of quick fun builds to get me motivated on my long-stalled projects. That's now down the drain...I was putting the ARC V10 together, with plans on an ITB intake and between that and the modified hood I started thinking; "I can't leave the stock suspension." Damn... 

 000_0059_zps34e1fbf8 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

Stock suspension, easily lowered, done w/the exception of shocks and a sway bar... 

Where I'm headed now...The rear end from the same donor car as the hood, Shelby series 1...W/a rear transaxle and independent suspension.. (I'll get more photos this weekend of how I'm going to fit the complete chassis from the Shelby.. (Why didn't I just detail up the stock motor???)

 CAM00618_zps5554b846 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Saturday, June 28, 2014 3:09 PM

No new photos though I do have the front series 1 chassis trimmed down, the trans.  trimmed off of the V10 motor and the trans.link and drive shaft tude grafted on to the viper motor.  I might have some photos and more progress if the local weather cools off a little. (My work area in the garage turns to a sauna on hot days.)

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Posted by v6mike on Saturday, June 28, 2014 5:34 PM
That is my favorite body style Mopar. You've got some nice work going on there.
On the bench: Anything I haven't finished!
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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Sunday, June 29, 2014 8:43 PM

Mine as well. Thanks.

Got some work done today but right when I start getting the camera set up for photos my 7yr old decides she's bored and I must stop what I'm doing and cure her dulldrums.....arrrggggg...

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Friday, July 18, 2014 6:23 PM

Snuck in a little more work today:
 chassis_zps18bf88e5 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr
Added two squares of evergreen to the rear section, (pink arrows) and then lined front and rear up w/the  stock chassis.And glued them together.
 4cec5931-cf59-43a1-8457-c9486535ba40_zpsd10ef864 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

 98bd186d-9f4e-4cf5-9d37-ca7e6c93d74d_zpsebb7ab2e by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr
Tomorrow I'll fill this section then once cleaned up, apply carbon fiber decal to the chassis pan.
(Any recommendations on the best carbon fiber decal?)
 ChallengerWIP_zpsa03e9679 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr
Dang it's sitting low now. (Oh, I had to sand the bottom portion of the windshield and the under side of the engine bay bulk
head to get the chassis to fit properly. Photos to follow.)

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Friday, July 18, 2014 6:32 PM



I picked these up for the Challenger from factory 81, http://www.eightyone81.com/ Not bad for $15 shipped. (Though wish they were two piece.)
Though I'm not sure I'll end up using them for this build, I'm having a hard time deciding on wheels.



Aoshima 20" BBS LM




Aoshima VIP wheels (forgot what they are called.)
I also did some rough work, not yet worthy of photos, on the interior.
I hope to get more work done tomorrow..

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:29 PM
Very little progress in the last week or so. It's been really hot in S.B. and I've been unemployed for most, well, all of 2014 so I've been distracted looking for work. But, I've been racking my brain on what color combo I'm going to end up spraying the Challenger and today, realized I can generally mock it up in Forza 4. Some of the wheels offered are similar to the options I have for the kit so here goes...  Beige and black w/the 5 spokes. (Fiske)  W/mesh wheels  W/Hamann mesh wheels  And a lighter tan color. I know to those Mopar faithful my color combo is blasphemous but w/all the other mods going on this build is far from true or Mopar accurate.
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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:52 PM
My other direction: (Sans the black stripe along the body)   And the: I'm know I'm twisted color combo..
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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Sunday, October 26, 2014 2:36 PM

My projects have been sitting dormant too long.  Cleaned up the hood some more. Another test spray. (Photos will follow.) Have the chassis bonded together, needs some more sanding. Realized I have not touched the Cuda. I'll get some photos of that later today..

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Monday, December 29, 2014 2:27 PM

Very little work done. I had to fix the chassis as when I glued the halves together, there was some warping.

I've got the hood cleaned up but can't quite seem to get the fine bubble/sink areas to fill and I'm not sure what I should use to do that.

I hope to get more work done New years day.

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Posted by Daddy_O on Monday, December 29, 2014 7:46 PM

Very nice hood work!!  

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Posted by Mr. Mopar on Saturday, January 3, 2015 4:45 PM

So I'm not the only one to use Forza for mockups! Sweet! Excellent work so far, and paint scheme-wise, I'd go for the lighter tan option! (Though the "twisted" option would look pretty neat with a near-white tan, too!)

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