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Revell 68 Charger Finished

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:48 PM

Looks like you've got a good start on that Mopar Johnt and glad to hear that you got a pin vise, as they're very handy to have. Before pin vises I remember making holes for the spark plug wires with a flame heated straight pin. Yeah it was kinda primitive. I've been adding valve stems to my wheels for a long time now, and it's really no sweat. Good luck!

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Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 1:20 PM
That's a great color for it, looking forward to seeing more of this one!
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Posted by mprest 1 on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 2:28 PM

Hi John,

Nice Color!

I too picked up this kit after doing the MPC General Lee (what a mess that kit was).  Can't wait to get to this one, much cleaner with very little flash to deal with.  I'm sure it's due to much newer tooling.  Considering it for my first attempt at a vynyl roof too.

I will be watching your progress and any issues you have.  Good Luck!

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Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:00 PM

Looking good.

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:16 AM
We had a nice day yesterday so I was able to spray some small parts.   I flocked floor pan and after it dries for a while I'll dump the excess off.
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Posted by Johnt on Thursday, January 12, 2017 4:38 PM

Today's work. I tested the interior. The seats will be stripped and painted flat black. I wasn't going to use the console, but ther's too much black.

 

The console breaks the black up.

My first attempt to use tire stems worked out pretty good. The next time I'll be a more aware of lining the holes up better, but I'm pleased as punch with the results.

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Posted by methuener on Thursday, January 12, 2017 7:00 PM

Wouldn't it be a lot easier to spray the seats with dullcoat? 

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Posted by Johnt on Friday, January 13, 2017 12:56 PM
Methuener, the spray tip on the semi gloss paint I was using started to plug up and spit paint so they didn't look good enough. I may try something to dress the seats up a little, and if it works I think it will look really neat.
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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, January 16, 2017 9:01 AM
Looking good! What did you use for flocking?
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Posted by Johnt on Monday, January 16, 2017 12:42 PM

spencer1984
Looking good! What did you use for flocking?
 

My daughter gave me three containers of this. I asked he what it was and she said flocking. She most likey got it at it at Michaels.

It seems a little finer that the flocking I'm been using.

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Monday, January 16, 2017 5:14 PM

I did the plug wires. This is my second attempt at this and it turned out to be fairly easy. This is where thy are now, and they still need to be adjusted a little so they look a little better.

I've been doing a lot of little detail things so I'll be ready to post pictures of that stuff soon.

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  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 1:11 PM

Johnt

I did the plug wires. This is my second attempt at this and it turned out to be fairly easy. This is where thy are now, and they still need to be adjusted a little so they look a little better.

Johnt,

Looking real good. I have this exact kit and will be breaking it out not too far down the road. I've been watching your progress and watching for problems related to the build. Be sure and post some pics of the engine after you get it all done and have the plug wires adjusted. I'll be attempting my first addition of plug wires in a very short time. Looks like you've got a good grip on things. Nice job!

Steve

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  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:31 PM

Johnt

           smhardesty

 This is what I wound up with.

 

 

OK, Johnt. You did exactly what I'm kind of planning on doing. You intalled the plug wires and adjusted them without any wire looms. I'm not planning on using any either. I wanted to wait and see what you did before I said anything about the looms. I think it looks fine. I guess you think it looks fine with no looms too. Nice job. Looks really good to me. I'll be following this thread. Keep us updated with lots of photos! Thumbs Up

Steve

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Posted by Johnt on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:02 AM
I do have a pre-wired distributor with looms, and I may get brave in the future and give them a try. For now, baby steps as I learn more skills.
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Posted by justmike on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:19 AM

Your build looks great. Good call on toning down the seats and the wiring on the engine adds a whole lot to the look. I am very curious about what you used for the valve stems. They look better than any of my attempts at 'em.

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:04 PM

justmike

Your build looks great. Good call on toning down the seats and the wiring on the engine adds a whole lot to the look. I am very curious about what you used for the valve stems. They look better than any of my attempts at 'em.

 

I cheated and used these.

I got them from Replicas & Minitures of Maryland, $ 5.95 for 18.

 

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  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:14 PM

Johnt
I do have a pre-wired distributor with looms, and I may get brave in the future and give them a try. For now, baby steps as I learn more skills.

I certainly understand "baby steps". I'll be following that lead myself. Right now I'm concentrating on just getting the basics under my belt. It’s been way too long since I built a model and I’m really hoping to develop the skills to get results close to what I’ve seen from all the guys on here. What brand of distributor kit do you have that includes the wire looms? I’ve looked at several different ones and I don’t remember any having looms with them.

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

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  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:38 PM

Johnt

 

 
smhardesty

This is the first problen I found. When I test fitted the motor to the chassis, I saw the motor wasn't sitting down on the motor mounts. I started to sand some of the mounts down so it would fit and I found this.

Hmmm. Yeah, I see where that would definitely cause some fit issues. I wonder if that’s a universal problem with all the kits. I’ve got this thread marked so when I start on mine I’ll be able to read back over everything. I’ll be looking for this, for sure. Thanks for the heads up!

 

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

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Posted by Johnt on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 4:27 PM
I'll have to look for it. I think it's from Detail Master but I'm not 100% on that.
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Posted by bugs-one on Friday, January 20, 2017 4:30 PM
That's coming along real nice.
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Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 8:46 PM
Looking good!
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Posted by RudyOnWheels on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:54 PM
Looks great!! I agree, it will look better without the lift blocks in the rear. Keep up the good work! Rudy
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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:06 PM

I did some sanding on the bottom of the interior so it would sit lower. I was concerned about the stance once I put the glass in, but I think it will be ok now. It also looked like the tires weren't centered in the wheel wells, and did some sanding on the back side of the inner fenders that face the firewall. I also noticed that the firewall wasn't glued right and it upper part of the firewall was at a slantthat kept the chassis from going as far forward as it should have. It looks a little better now, but I might need to sand a little more. The tires still look like they'er too far back.

 I also lowered the rear, and I think it looks much better now.

I took the consle out because it wasn't in straight, and liked the interior better with it out, so this is the final picture of the interior.

 

I used the black racing stripe first, but got too hamhanded and ripped it. I'm not happy with the white one. Anyone got a black stripe they aren't using, or know of an aftermarket decal maker that carrys the decals for this car?

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