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1969 Plymouth GTX 'GYC" Inspired- Finished! O/D Pics!

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1969 Plymouth GTX 'GYC" Inspired- Finished! O/D Pics!
Posted by OrangeR/T on Saturday, June 23, 2018 8:05 PM

A new project underway, the AMT "Dirty Donnie" '69 GTX. I'm building it somewhat based on the Q5 Seafoam Turqoius '69 GTX built on this past season of Graveyard Carz ('GYC'). The one difference will be i'm not adding a vinyl top. I love the 2-tone look on these cars with the blacked out lower quarters and rockers! I'm also using a Carter AFB resin carb from Fireball Model Works, i bought several items from them, very nice parts!! Color is all Testors Lacquer base/clear. Here's what i got so far...

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 23, 2018 8:37 PM

Looking good, OrangeR/T!  I tried on several occasions to watch Graveyard Cars and I just can't get into it.  Mark Worman's ego ruins the overly scripted show.  But, I will be watching your build come together! 

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:46 PM

Thanks Mike! I know what ya mean about Mark, the show can be difficult to watch sometimes! But, this past season was by far thier best, Mark and the rest of the crew kept the antics and ego's down to bare minimum, and had alot more info and build footage. The episode that they finished and delivered this GTX was hands down the best episode GYC has produced! The car itself really captivated me, that Seafoam Turquoise is a gorgeous color!! I got close to it with the Testors Turqoiuse Metallic paint.

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:53 AM

Oh but this is going to be a beautiful build. There's one in town here and it has the red pinstripe just above the blacked out rocker panels. Color is metallic blue just like yours.

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, June 24, 2018 2:03 PM

OrangeR/T

Thanks Mike! I know what ya mean about Mark, the show can be difficult to watch sometimes! But, this past season was by far thier best, Mark and the rest of the crew kept the antics and ego's down to bare minimum, and had alot more info and build footage. The episode that they finished and delivered this GTX was hands down the best episode GYC has produced! The car itself really captivated me, that Seafoam Turquoise is a gorgeous color!! I got close to it with the Testors Turqoiuse Metallic paint.

 

If the show was about just the cars and maybe a very little bit of background about the builders, maybe I'd watch it.  Right now, it is the equivalent to fingernails on a chalkboard for me.  Yikes!

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, June 24, 2018 5:01 PM

1 ) Yay ! Another mopar up on the muscle car page ! Wink

2 ) you're right about the show ,though I suppose it makes it " interesting " 

for the knuckle dragging ludites who do not understand it when he's refering to the "absolute correct stud cover for a 71 Charger r/t s/e door panel .........." Zzz  Whistling 

3) & most importantly...... love the model so far R/T !! Yes 

My dad had a sweet '68 Satelite very near this colour ( 225 s6 & 727 ) Ended up with a 318 , sold to finance the 68 Charger .... then ended up as a Petty clone .... Hmm

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, June 24, 2018 6:34 PM

Looking great.

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Posted by tachyonbb on Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:28 PM

Very nice. Great engine and paint.

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 11:31 PM

Thanks for the replies!! A little more done, chassis is finished! First time using a metalizer paint, did the exhuast system, hard to see in the pics but i think it came out good! I like the fact that i could "buff" out the mufflers to give them some sheen and leave the pipes less bright. Also, i build nothing but Mopars but i can't even remeber the last time i used the Magnum 500 wheels on a build, oddly enough, but this build really calls for them! I used AMT's pre-lettered Goodyear tires, smaller fronts, larger rears!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, July 05, 2018 7:05 AM

Looks good, Orange!  I like the paint and the wheels look really good! CoolThumbs Up

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Friday, July 06, 2018 11:17 PM

Thanks modelcarjr! Got going on the interior, not quite finished yet but i'm pretty happy with how the door panels came out!!

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Posted by rickr442 on Saturday, July 07, 2018 3:03 AM

The show has vastly improved in the last few seasons. I did some product placement with Mark for a friend of mine, and initially it DID NOT come out well. I talked to him on the phone- good listener, anyway- and it was eventually worked out quite well. The show has mellowed a lot recently, you might like it now.
Available on MOTOR TREND on Demand not that Discovery has bought the magazine factory, easy to compare old seasons with new ones.

 

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Posted by rickr442 on Saturday, July 07, 2018 3:08 AM
Curious-n did this issue of the GTX kit have the correct grille? For a while the GTX kits had the '68 Road Runner chrome tree... Hope that's been corrected.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, July 07, 2018 6:41 AM

Looking good.

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Saturday, July 07, 2018 12:09 PM

Rickr442, you are absolutly right, the show has gotten much better and tolerable, mainly over this past season. but it will be interesting to see how the show goes now that Dave Rea has left GYC, he was great to watch and knows his stuff!! Anyways, I went back and looked and yes the kit does come with the correct '69 GTX grille! 

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11:18 PM

On the eve of the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals (where i will no doubt come home with a few new kits for future builds) i had to get a few minutes work on the GTX before the trip! Detailed out the console, used some wood grain stickers from a shelving unit and a Molotow chrome pen and foil for the trim! Also flocked the driver side hump on the console as they are carpeted in the real 1:1 cars.

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Posted by Prostreeter69 on Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:00 PM

Really nice work RT! Love all the extra details that you are doing to this one like the lower control arm colors, and the red, white and blue on the door panels. Those little details really make a big difference in the end.

Jon

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, July 16, 2018 7:26 AM

This build is turning into a real treat to watch. Terrific use of color and careful detailing are setting this one off.

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Friday, July 20, 2018 10:30 PM

Thanks guys!! Well i think i got the interior knocked out for this build!!

 

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, July 21, 2018 6:37 AM

Beautiful interior. Did you paint the guages or use decals?

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Saturday, July 21, 2018 9:53 AM

midnightprowler

Beautiful interior. Did you paint the guages or use decals?

Thanks! I lightly dry brushed the guages, the letter/numbers are very nicely engraved. There isn't a guage decal included, i'd prefer a decal myself but like i said the faces are very crisp so they are not too bad to detail with paint.

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Posted by jchrisf on Saturday, July 21, 2018 11:58 AM

Wow.. really nice.. I can't believe you hand painted those gauges.. Looks to perfect.

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 9:22 PM

Some progress, got the 440 built out and ready to drop in with just a few touch ups needed, and wet sanded and polished out the body!! Can't wait to put some foil on this thing!!

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Posted by mclovin on Thursday, August 02, 2018 1:22 PM

Beautiful work on the engine and paint!!

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:07 PM

Thanks mclovin!!

Some more updates, started foiling the body, and the engine bay is complete!! Only problem i have is i don't have a 440 Super Commando decal for the air cleaner. I decided to go with non air grabber set-up (mainly so i don't run into clearence issues since i did not used the kit carb.) I pirated the air cleaner from the Dart GTS kit, any ideas where i could find the correct call out decal?? I don't want to use the 440 Magnum decal since that is not correct for a Plymouth. But, work continues!!

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Posted by justmike on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 6:32 PM

What a fantastic job on this!  Its gonna be a gorgeous car when you are done. Actually, it already is!  lol

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 7:56 PM

Thanks Mike!! I forgot to note, this kit does not come with a steering shaft/box, or even an ignition coil of all things!! I found a Mopar steering box in my parts stash and trimmed it to work in this engine bay. Coil was a parts box pick too. I also used a much more correct wiper motor unit pirated from the parts stash, i'm not sure what the thing is the kit calls a wiper motor but it literaly looked like a horn!!

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Posted by High octane on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:57 PM

That GTX is lookin' real good, and I just love dem B-body Mopars!

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Posted by chucky on Thursday, August 16, 2018 1:46 PM

I've been following along and love your detail on this one, especially the interior. I still struggle somewhat with interior details, so I can appreciate yours. As far as the pie pan for the air cleaner, I ran into the same situation when I built my Tommy Boy GTX convertible. I downloaded an image of an aftermarket pie pan via Google and sized it to fit the air cleaner. I printed it on normal printer paper, cut it out and applied it with Elmers white glue. Once the paper was softened, I formed it with a cotton-swab to conform to the "cone" shape of the air cleaner. Once it was dry I applied a bit more Elmers which brought up the gloss to a realistic level. The colors look amazingly good for being on plain printer paper and not decal stock. Hope this helps: it was really easy to do. 

chucky

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, August 17, 2018 12:53 PM

OrangeR/T

I also used a much more correct wiper motor unit pirated from the parts stash, i'm not sure what the thing is the kit calls a wiper motor but it literaly looked like a horn!! 

It has ben noted for years that the instructions for the '68 Road Runner, '69 GTX, and '70 Super Bee are wrong and has the horn being used in place of the wiper motor.  Even I noticed this the first time I built the '68 Road Runner over 20 years ago that the wiper motor looked like a horn.  This is where reading and understanding the instructions before you start building can save you a lot of time in the long run.    

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