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    November, 2017
MPC '69 Barracuda
Posted by Gluecipher on Friday, June 08, 2018 2:01 PM

Just opening this, and i'll update this as project moves on.

I have the MPC 1969 Barracuda and i know its quite modest kit, but its one of the very few muscle car bodies i like.

Aint it so, that as the kit has very simple frame ,with molded in exhaust, rear axle and so on, i could improve it a tad,by switching the frame part from...what?

Was it '75 Dodge Dart Sport kit that i have ( in my country it was sold as Plymouth Duster though) . That has atleast a separate rear axle, so one could observe the model from back/low, and car would look bit better with separate axle visible.

That Dart kit has some kind of 426 Hemi in it i recall,but i have Revell '68 Hemi Dart,  that will donate the engine and that hood scoop ( unless you guys happen to know some suitable kit to take a blower off to it..).  

I am goin to build it most likely bit beatup with dents, etc, and i guess it'll be flat black, or olive drab with flat black hood. Black steelies, rear end bit upper than lowered front as its stance. 4-point old school roll cage. Something like if you mix the car from Highwaymen movie, Max's Interceptor and Death Proof.

I have these three kits to make one of them, but i think i will need some old school, 60-70's Nascar kit, to steal the rims and tires....so, educate me on what kit would have such, that would fit in real world, to the '69 cuda. I will gladly open up the wheel wells and such.

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    April, 2017
Posted by aliasT.W. on Saturday, June 09, 2018 11:31 AM

If you have the Revell '68-'69 Dart, the frame can easily be made to fit the "cuda". You can use the engine compartment also.This will give you the detail you're looking for. The wheels can be found in the gotham police car which will also provide the poverty caps. Finally you will find a blower for your hemi in the Revell Dodge charger.

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    November, 2017
Posted by Gluecipher on Saturday, June 09, 2018 3:10 PM

Well thats a good idea i never thought myself. The engine bay sure would gain from Revells part. 

As for the wheels, i was thinking of using set from mpc ISAAC Ford Torino as they look quite deep and somewhat wide. I think Fords are with 4" bolt pattern and Barracudas is 5.5" but i cant afford to be picky. Atleast they both have 5 bolts.

Amt Cushman Duster seems to have deep wheels too but they arent steelies, and steelies have that low tech brutality i prefer.

 

I could not find any Gotham Police Cars,which i think are same as "Joker Goon Car " ?

I think i try to find it from Sweden as its clear that my neighbour country has more kits to offer and shipping from there aint so expensive compared to USA.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, June 11, 2018 7:57 AM

Gluecipher
As for the wheels, i was thinking of using set from mpc ISAAC Ford Torino as they look quite deep and somewhat wide. I think Fords are with 4" bolt pattern and Barracudas is 5.5" but i cant afford to be picky. Atleast they both have 5 bolts.

FYI, both Ford and Mopar wheels of the muscle era (Ford full size cars notwithstanding) had 4.5" PCD x 5 (wheel bolt pattern), so no discrepancy there. However, I am certain that when the model companies were designing the wheel patterns for these kits, the pitch circle of the bolt pattern was not scaled.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    November, 2017
Posted by Gluecipher on Monday, June 11, 2018 1:50 PM

Really?

 

I even took time to try to find the bolt pattern info, and thought they are different  Smile

Thanks for tellin me better, i appreciate it.

 

Bainford

 FYI, both Ford and Mopar wheels of the muscle era (Ford full size cars notwithstanding) had 4.5" PCD x 5 (wheel bolt pattern), so no discrepancy there. However, I am certain that when the model companies were designing the wheel patterns for these kits, the pitch circle of the bolt pattern was not scaled.

 

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    February, 2004
Posted by burlllee on Saturday, June 23, 2018 3:27 PM

Hey Gluecipher I used an AMT '71 Duster kit for the chassis and engine bay on one of these Cudas and it worked very well. If you get a chance you can check out how I did it. Just click the search and put in:

68 Hemi Cuda, another "most accurate build"

Good luck Yes

burlllee Mt. Airy, North Carolina, USA

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