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General Mayhem Hellcat Build thread
Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Monday, June 04, 2018 12:58 PM

This post will be about me version of the famous Roadkill General Mayhem.

I started the projet as the first version with the Camper 440 engine...but the more I worked on it it slowly switch to the latest Hellcat version.

Not easy buid so far because:

1- The car is a junker, missing trims, bad paint etc...so its not your typical build

2- Its a real pain to find Hellcat parts in 1/24, no real nice kit are out yet.

Anyways, I will post from start to were I am today.

 

First pics:

The beginning, found the right wheels for the original project, making holes for the side marker, door handle etc

Next, I started to rework the firewall and making a trunk pan

Also cutting the dash.

The General mayhem is famous for the front grill and headlight, so I make my own out of a pen

While adding front headlight, why not make taillights

Next, trying to duplicate the hood scoop, many will use the hood out the race car version, well close enough for most, I wanted closest possible, with weld and rust etc...

This is a ruff for the speaker deck, but it was ditch because in the now Hellcat, its a checkered plate (use as a firewall for the gas tank in the trunk)

rear trunk pan, its not super pretty, but its will be severly weathered later

Donor for the supercharger, dash radio and cluster, I know its not a Charger Hellcat, but its the best at the moment

First try at the interior.

First Hellcat engine fitment (engine out of the Foose Challenger)

In this pic, I reworked the floor color, added scratchbuilt pedals, did the NOS bottle & bracket, reworked the trans tunnel and tried some weathering, but didn't like that part.

Next, I needed some racing seat, they are Kirkley's. I bought some brass etch but the original seat doesn't have that much holes. So I made some. I added some aluminum foil with thin strip to replicate factory welding of the seat. Electrical tape make the outer seat cover and Tamiya for the inside ''textured'' look.

Racing seat = racing seat tracks

 

Well long first post, sorry. I will update when I get more done. Its taking alot longer then I originaly though....no surprise there lol

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Monday, June 04, 2018 1:12 PM

Really looking to nail this look!

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, June 04, 2018 1:26 PM

Really cool project so far!! Can you tell me where you got the nitrous bottle and brackets from? What color did you use to paint the bottle?

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Monday, June 04, 2018 1:41 PM

Bottle and braket are from Detail Master DM-3219

I addeed the ''rubber strap''

For the paintm, that's a old spray can I bought 10+ years ago from my local auto parts store. I will check the brand when i'm back home “edit” VHT Translucent Metal Tint coating #SP-231

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, June 04, 2018 2:52 PM

Thanks for that. I've got both of them in "watch" status now and will be picking them up Thursday. Yes

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 6:24 AM

Fantastic work so far!  This is a project I've been collecting parts for as well, and not sure if you've seen Clearly Scale's Hellcat engine but that may be another option for you: http://www.clearlyscale.com/product/hemi-hellcat-supercharged-v8-engine-set

Also, Welly just recently released a current (non-Hellcat) Charger diecast, if you still need a source for the center console.

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Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 6:56 AM

spencer1984

Fantastic work so far!  This is a project I've been collecting parts for as well, and not sure if you've seen Clearly Scale's Hellcat engine but that may be another option for you: http://www.clearlyscale.com/product/hemi-hellcat-supercharged-v8-engine-set

Also, Welly just recently released a current (non-Hellcat) Charger diecast, if you still need a source for the center console.

 

That a nice engine! Picking one up right away! I didn't know about this seller. He is now in my favorite! Nice stuff!

For the console, I will attempt to make one....will see.

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 9:27 AM

Thumbs UpWinkYes

" no flip-flops were harmed in the making of this vehicle " 

Superb so far !! Detailing is quite ..... well .... er ....  RoAdKilL ! Mischief

 

Sing along with me ..... !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIefWCVGhwU

 

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Posted by Ergo Proxy on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 10:51 AM

That's an awesome project you're working on!

Too many models to build in a lifetime.

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Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 7:00 AM

started working on the roof structure. Not pretty now, but the ruff part is done. Need to alot of smoothing and bunch of little holes to do.

Made my seat decals yesterday. Sory bad pic.

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Friday, June 15, 2018 4:25 AM

I'm so glad you are building the General. I had the same idea, same but using the motor home engine, but I would probably not get to it for years (long project list).

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Posted by Ergo Proxy on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:56 AM

Looks like a fantastic build coming along there!

Too many models to build in a lifetime.

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Posted by Dale Gribble on Thursday, June 21, 2018 10:22 AM

Clearly scale makes a sweet complete hellcat swap . But it takes almost 2 months to get because he uses a strange remailer system to ship bulk packages to the US .... But the parts are first rate ! 

"rare" kit? no such thing!

build it, dont let it sit on the shelf.....

you cant take it with you, hearses dont have luggage racks......

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Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:41 AM

Here's a little update.

Haven't had much time to build it lately, summer time is pretty busy so far.

 

Yesterday I started with mocking up the roll cage. Simple metal rod w/ plastic coating.

 

and also I started on the Caltrac rear supension.

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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    April, 2011
  • From: Cantley
Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 6:52 AM
slow progress last evening The rear suspension setup is coming along pretty good. Very time consuming

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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    April, 2011
  • From: Cantley
Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Friday, July 06, 2018 7:12 AM
The build is slow but moving foward, yesterday I mangaged to mostly complete buidling the rear Caltrac suspension Next I need to fabricate two QA1 shock and the 9 inch Ford rear end.

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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  • From: Cantley
Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 11:41 AM
so I wasn't happy with the current setup and I redid most of it. Now its almost correct, brake mockup and wheels fit almost perfect.  Clearly scale Hellcat swap is tight, but it does fit! It starting to look pretty good!

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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Posted by chucky on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:17 PM

Love the details! I think your workmanship is a little better than the 1:1, 'tho. Laugh

chucky

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Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Thursday, July 26, 2018 10:45 AM
lol probably yeah and its taken me very long time to make it also.

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Thursday, July 26, 2018 10:49 AM

chucky

Love the details! I think your workmanship is a little better than the 1:1, 'tho. Laugh

 yeah probably Laugh  can't wait to finish it and move to the next project though  

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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  • From: Cantley
Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 11:51 AM

little update on project Mayhem

I almost completed the interior.

Scratchbuilt Charger console is now installed along with one seat (for now) some wiring, NOS hose and roll cage. I still need to make the passenger seat belts and finish it off with some weathering.

 

I will most likely go wit hthe steelies. Body is comming along good too.

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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    April, 2011
  • From: Cantley
Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Monday, September 17, 2018 9:53 AM
update!! Getthing there! Inside is done, I weather this enough lol!    Under, its going well, again, I added more details and some weathering Got the perfect tire for the back! They fill the inner fender!  Chassis and body are now one! The Hellcat engine is going next! Can't wait to start on the engine!

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Monday, September 17, 2018 1:24 PM

Wow wow wow...Thumbs Up

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Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, September 22, 2018 8:13 AM
Looking great!
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Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 9:54 AM

another update.

Engine is in, exhaust almost done.

I still need to glue some bolts head, weather stuff, but its mostly there.

 

Rear fat rubber! Like the real one, Moser axle

 

Engine will be a hard to replicate, soo many sensor boxes, relays, wirings etc... but its a start.

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 2:08 AM
ah, it's coming along nicely. i love how much detail you're cramming into it.
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Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:23 AM

the engine compartment is comming along good Started the NOS system...this is hard! So tiny lol There alot I don't konw about the operating system, were goes what, so I need to improvised a bit. But the overall look is pretty neet!

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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Posted by justmike on Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:07 PM

Your detail painting is bringing this thing to life in a huge way.  This is cool.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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  • From: Cantley
Posted by 80'NascarCollector on Friday, November 30, 2018 7:12 AM

little update. I haven't been to much into building since the passing of my step father.

Its almost done, the hard work is done. Now i'm on the finishing touches, weathering and repair.

Engine is almost all done. Its pretty close to the actual 1:1

That NOS system was a pita to make, i'm not 100% happy with it, but it look good.

 Roadkill project:

Current: General Mayhem

Next...Freiburger RR, Super Sammy, Mazdarati, Hemi Gremmy, Dulchich Mopar Muscle truck...

 

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    October, 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Friday, November 30, 2018 7:56 AM

The detailing is impeccable! This build clearly shows a labor of love! Enjoyed the progress! Very, very, nice! Thanks for sharing!

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