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1969 Plymouth GTX Convertible (Finished!!)

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1969 Plymouth GTX Convertible (Finished!!)
Posted by OrangeR/T on Thursday, December 26, 2019 8:22 PM

Latest project, AMT GTX Convertible! Took a little time off from building since my last build, back at it now, this will actually be the first convertible model i've ever done. I put a lot of work into my interiors, be nice to have one that can be easily seen when complete! So far ive done all the paint work on the body, finished in Testors EK2 Go Mango with Ultra Gloss clear, and finished the chassis up (i'll put the lead pipe to the mufflers on when the engine get's glued in). Here's what i got so far...

 

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Posted by charger74 on Thursday, December 26, 2019 10:10 PM

That is a very nice start on it

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Posted by justmike on Friday, December 27, 2019 11:30 AM

Thats looking good.  I bet you spent a whole lot of time making sure that masking wasn't going to let any black bleed through. I know I would have been nervous doing that. Masking off the inside of a car is not easy

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  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Saturday, December 28, 2019 5:37 PM

I like what you've done so far!.

"to love it ,is to live it"

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, December 29, 2019 7:13 AM

justmike

Thats looking good.  I bet you spent a whole lot of time making sure that masking wasn't going to let any black bleed through. I know I would have been nervous doing that. Masking off the inside of a car is not easy

 

 

Not seeing any black inside, just under the doors, inside of car looks body color to me. At any rate, this is looking very nice.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, December 29, 2019 7:25 AM

Good lookin' paint and chassis work so far. Gotta love those B bodied cars. Yes

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Sunday, December 29, 2019 8:29 PM

midnightprowler
justmike

Thats looking good.  I bet you spent a whole lot of time making sure that masking wasn't going to let any black bleed through. I know I would have been nervous doing that. Masking off the inside of a car is not easy

  Not seeing any black inside, just under the doors, inside of car looks body color to me. At any rate, this is looking very nice.
 

 
Thanks! Yeah there is black up a little bit on the inside, parts that will be seen should be good however. It's an easy mask job thanks to trim molding, not one spec of black on the outside above the mask line!
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Posted by OrangeR/T on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:36 PM

Finally got some more work done on the GTX, finished the interior the other night! I always put a lot of work into my interiors only to cover them up when the body goes on, but with this convertible i realy tried to got the extra mile to make it as accurate and neat as possible. I used wood grain decals for the door panels and the console, Bare Metal foil where needed, and this was my first attempt at making seat belts! I used Model Car Garage seatbelt material and photoetched latches. Also added the "pedal dress up package" to the pedals.

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Posted by mclovin on Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:06 PM

Wow!!,you've really outdone yourself,it looks fantastic!!

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Friday, January 24, 2020 1:07 PM

Black and white is the perfect interior color combo for a convertible to show off the details. Your attention to detail will be showcased for all to see. I think the contrast just highlights the whole interior. Such clean work deserves to be seen and appreciated! 

chucky

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:26 PM

Thanks mclovin & chucky!!

Well now that we are all pretty much shut-ins, guess it's a good time to get back to working on this GTX! Engine bay is pretty much finished except for a correct wiper motor, i need to search my parts bin to find one, i'm sure i have a few. The carbs are from Fireball Modelworks, their Hemi specific carbs. Can't say enough about how well detailed they are, i wish my detailing of them was as good! Got all the foil work done as well, i thought the windshield frame would be simple but it was really a pain in the a$$! The frame is quite flimsy, so it would crease the foild at the slightest bend. Had to put the windshield in to foil the top of the frame so it had some support. The body and the chassis are fully mated together, with all the trim work in place as well. Some small details left and a few touch ups and it'll be complete!

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  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, March 22, 2020 4:40 PM

WOW!!! That is one outstanding paint job!!! I love the carbs and linkage too.

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:19 PM

It's finished!!! Came out prett good, i'm happy with it!!

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:48 PM

Wow! Looks great from every angle! The time spent on the details really paid off. The lack of a roof really shows off the interior. Very nice work! 

chucky

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:34 PM
Wow! Very impressive
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Posted by nottheband on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:54 PM

G'day OrangeR/T.  She's a beautiful build, your detailing of the dashboard, console, and engine area are all first class, and your foil work looks spot on.  Please tell us the air cleaner is removeable - those Fireball carbs are exquisite, way too good to be covered up all the time.  Great model.  Cheers.

Steve

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Posted by TransAm Mike on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:17 AM

AWESOME build!!  Looks ready to hop in and smoke those Wide Ovals.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:04 PM

Fantastic! Very tidy work. Everything about this model looks spot on. Very nicely done. 

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Trevor

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:18 PM

Thanks guys!! Much appretiated!!

Nottheband, yup the air cleaner is removable! In fact, wit the Fireball carbs, i had to modify the underside of the air cleaner assembly to fit over the carbs, but even still the hood just doesn't quite close all the way with the air cleaner on. So i display my cars with the hoods up and the air cleaners off mostly anyways!

 

 

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:15 AM

That's pretty. Well done.

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:58 AM

That sure turned out great, and the colors of choice are perfect.

GREAT JOB!

Ben

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Posted by Manifoldhead on Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:27 PM

Wow! Amazing build. I love the color.

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