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1971 Dodge Charger WIP

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  • Member since
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  • From: Spring, Tx
1971 Dodge Charger WIP
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, October 07, 2017 8:38 AM

I posted this one with a few bodies that I painted but now its time to get this one built. Here's where I am so far:

  1. Painted and rubbed out the body.
  2. Painted all the other parts.
  3. Started detailing the interior.

Here are a few pictures:

I foiled the dash first and then painted the woodgrain over it with a brush.  I chose to go with black and white interior. One door panel is foiled and woodgrain added by brush.

Now I just need to find some gauges to add to the dash.

Not much foil left but I only have the interior door and the wheel opening edges to finish. New foil on its way! 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 shoop on Saturday, October 07, 2017 9:18 AM

Great looking interior and body. I'm about to complete my build of my 71 Charger but it in no way compares to yours. Keep posting pics.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, October 08, 2017 11:49 AM

Thanks, Shoop! I'll keep posting and I want you to post some pics of your completed build! We would like to see it! Thanks for looking and thanks for the comment! 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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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, October 09, 2017 2:40 PM

Looking good Jr!  Purple seems to be all the rage right now.  It's not one of my favorite colors, but yours looks nice and smooth!  Keep up the good work!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Monday, October 09, 2017 8:09 PM

mrmike

Looking good Jr!  Purple seems to be all the rage right now.  It's not one of my favorite colors, but yours looks nice and smooth!  Keep up the good work!

 

Not one of mine back in 1970, either, but they sure look good now. Especially with the white interior. If I had time to build right now, I might build one with the peeling purple paint that plagued Chrysler back then. Patina is in now, right? Smile 

chucky

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:08 PM

Thanks, MrMike and Chucky! I appreciate your comments! One of the reasons I chose the Plum Crazy was that I wanted to build this 71 and the 70 Challenger Convertible, both of which I had recently acquired at the last model contest. Both of those years came in this color and I could get both done with one can of paint. Trying to build a backlog of painted bodies for the winter and these were the first two! I need to get a few more painted  quick!

I've been working on some of the detail, gauges for the dash, grill and taillight panel and wheel opening chrome edges. I need to add bezels to the gauge surrounds and maybe a coat of aluminum to the taillight panel. 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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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:47 PM

I think we have a PCP addict in our midst !!! - seek help immediatly ....  Laugh

Love it Jr . Always a joy to behold your skills sir Bow

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:12 PM

Thanks, Spencer! I appreciate your comment! 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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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, October 13, 2017 4:04 PM

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: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Friday, October 13, 2017 9:17 PM

looks like another great build from you,what are you using to paint the woodgrain on the dash?

"to love it ,is to live it"

 http://public.fotki.com/convertible-fan/

 

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Posted by Night stone on Friday, October 13, 2017 11:09 PM

Looks identical to my 71 charger which is also a work in progress. Although I did not install the steering shaft, had a hard time just trying to get it in there, I was wondering if you found a way to install it?

 

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, October 13, 2017 11:41 PM

Looking pretty darned good to me

Moparlover64

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:54 AM

Thanks, Mclovin, Night Stone and Moparlover! I appreciate your comments!

Mclovin, I am using an old bottle of Testors Flat Brown that I bought in 1985 at a toy store going out of business. The sticker on the bottle says $.50. If I would have known then what I know now I would have bought every bottle of paint they had. I have a newer bottle but it has already turned to mush!

Night Stone, I haven't tried to install the steering unit yet but thanks for the heads up! I'll see what I can do and let you know. I am also concerned about getting all the air conditioning lines installed. Its going to be tight!

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.

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:01 PM

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.

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:31 PM

Looks like you are making some good progress!  Keep up the good work, Jr!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Classic Plastic Model Club

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, October 16, 2017 4:22 PM

Thanks, MrMike! I appreciate your comment! Cool

Installed the windows and inside mirror that all fit perfectly! Pushed the body onto the chassis/interior/engine bay and the pins in the front of the frame fit into the body tight so I don't need any glue! So now its all over except the shouting. I'll detail the wheels and tires and install the front shocks next. Exterior hardware and some decals last. I'm also going to paint the louvres in the hood black.  I don't have the decals but I'm not really fond of the one that wraps around the cowl anyway! 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 dreamsinplastic on Monday, October 16, 2017 5:49 PM

GREAT Talent & Skills you have !!!.......Really NICE WIP Posts !!.......THANKS !!....JohnZ

On the Bench : WIP Italeri 1/9 Scale Army WLA HD 45 Flathead  M/C

                     >>>>> Converting to a Street "Bobber" style <<<<<<<<

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:14 PM

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 OrangeR/T on Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00 PM

Coming along great!!! Nice detail in the engine bay, did come with the exhuast heat riser?

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, October 20, 2017 6:55 AM

Thanks, Orange! I appreciate your comment! Yes, it did come with the heat riser. The only thing I've added in the engine bay is spark plug wires with a pre-wired distributor. This is really a very nicely detailed kit that goes together well.

I looked at the instructions and they're dated 2000. I don't know if this is a re-pop but it has separate door panels in the interior, so if memory serves, that didn't happen until the mid to late nineties. This is a rather obscure kit in my mind because it wasn't one of the more popular years, but maybe this is one of the last kits out of Dyersville, Iowa. I'm sure someone knows the complete geneology of this kit, but I bought it as a kit in a bag and I am enjoying building it!

I added some foil to the inside of the marker lamps so that the red and amber testors paint could be seen. Its hard to paint over the purple.

And I taped off and painted the hood flat black. Only a few more pieces to go!

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.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Friday, October 20, 2017 4:16 PM

I'm not sure if I have said this before but the white interior & PCP looks so great together. There have been quite a few purple Mopars in the past couple of months ....LOL 

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:03 AM

Thanks, Spencer Mopar! I appreciate your comment!

So if you like the Plum Crazy how about a "tip of the hat" to sublime green! The decals come from two sets of decals from the 70 'Cuda cut in four pieces on each side to fit! Only a few more decals and this one will be done! Thanks for looking! Cool

I need to adjust the mirror.

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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