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1968 Dodge Charger R/T

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, January 31, 2020 8:12 PM

I definitely want to see your Charger, Joe!

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:59 AM

It seems to be Charger Central around here lately. Yours is looking very nice, Mike. Better late than never, eh?

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 2:06 PM

Bainford

It seems to be Charger Central around here lately. Yours is looking very nice, Mike. Better late than never, eh?

 

At least it's getting finished.  I've too many open projects lying around and I should finish them up.  Now, where did the Mustang SVO taillight go...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

Classic Plastic Model Club

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:11 AM

I started on the Charger interior this morning.  I added the dark inserts to the seats and inserted the seats and shifter into the interior pan.

I'll let the interior side panels dry a bit before I add them to the interior pan.

More Charger to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, February 7, 2020 5:03 PM

Some progress on the '68 Charger R/T!  I finished the chassis and interior save for a few touchups and the air cleaner.

More Charger to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Friday, February 7, 2020 6:52 PM

Those carpets look great. Is that flocking by any chance? I've been considering doing more than simply painting the carpets with my models. 

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, February 7, 2020 8:45 PM

Thanks amt68!  I use embossing powder instead of flocking.  It's applied the same way and it can be painted any color you like.

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

Classic Plastic Model Club

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Posted by amt68 on Friday, February 7, 2020 9:09 PM

Thanks for the information mrmike. I'll have to get embossing powder and practice on a spare interior bucket. 

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Posted by homeroV8 on Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:52 AM

I love Chargers! Engine wire and plumbing are excellen! Looking  forward to see it ready to roll!

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:53 AM

Thanks homeroV8!  It's amazing what you can do with a couple of Sharpies!

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

Classic Plastic Model Club

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:54 AM

I have been reading about torque boxes for Mopars lately and the current issue of Scale Auto has an article about the torque boxes on the Revell '70 Charger R/T and how the Revell '68/'69 Chargers don't have them.  I decided to see if I could make a set of torque boxes for my '68 Charger R/T.  I looked (actually stared) at the picture in Scale Auto of a '70 Charger R/T  for a while and tried to design one out of .020" sheet styrene.  Some cutting here, clipping there and a little bending and I think I have the beginnings of a torque box.  What do you guys think?

More Charger to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:07 PM

More work done on the Charger today.  I added the pie plate decal to the air cleaner after I painted the air cleaner.  I cut the decal just above the Magnum lettering to help it snug down around the air cleaner.

I painted the rear panel Tamiya X-18 Semi Gloss Black and trimmed the edges with my 1 mm Molotow Chrome Pen.

I added the torque boxes and painted them with Tamiya TS-54 Light Metallic Blue and a small brush.

More Charger to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:08 PM

I raided my wife's sewing box tonight for 4 pins.  These pins have a round, smooth head. 

I drilled 4 holes in the centerline of the front and rear fenders.  I have been told that I am a brave sole for drilling into a freshly painted body.  Thank you very much!  I added a touch of Superglue to the hole on the inside of the fender and inserted the pins.  I cut off the shaft of the pin and painted the heads with a drop of Tamiya Clear Orange and Clear Red paint.  Now, I have round side markers for my '68 Charger R/T.  They have a 3 dimensional look to them instead of a flat decal.

More Charger to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 14, 2020 7:27 AM

Nice use of the pins, MrMike! I hope you replace them in you wife's sewing box. Maybe for Valentine's Day! LaughLaugh

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: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, February 14, 2020 7:49 AM

modelcarjr

Nice use of the pins, MrMike! I hope you replace them in you wife's sewing box. Maybe for Valentine's Day! LaughLaugh 

She says no need to replace them.  While Valentines Day is special, telling your wife or significant other "I love you" every day is just as special.  Now, on to other more important things... WinkBig Smile

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

Classic Plastic Model Club

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