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70 hemi Challenger convertible panther pink

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70 hemi Challenger convertible panther pink
Posted by homerojr on Thursday, April 28, 2005 6:14 PM
It´s the AMT kit, with wheels and hood from the Vanishing Point AMT Challenger, the hemi and transmission from a 70 superbee prostreet and the rear wing from the 70 Duster, testor´s paint and automotive clearcoat, and decals are Keith Marks.
Thanks Nick for your pantherpink site, has inspired me with nice pics of panther pink mopars.







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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 28, 2005 6:23 PM
Nice subject! The paint is really nice, too! How rare were the actual Panther Pink hemi convertibles? Very nice build.
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Posted by Gary66 on Thursday, April 28, 2005 7:21 PM
That is one nice Mopar!
Spraybombers have it covered.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 28, 2005 11:17 PM
Very very nice , if I didn`t know any better I`d think it came that way from the box ! The hood pin wire is a great touch .
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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, April 29, 2005 4:57 AM
Awesome! Please excuse me now while I wipe the drool off my keyboard!
Lee
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Posted by wayneo on Friday, April 29, 2005 7:09 AM
nice build I have the vanishing point kit but the front end peice got screwed up so I need to repair it I painted it go mango.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 29, 2005 8:16 AM
*sits there for a second* ooo i like it.... i want one =)
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Posted by BigTallDad on Friday, April 29, 2005 8:48 AM
WOW! About one more coat and that rascal would have been pink! Nice job.

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Posted by MojoDoctor on Friday, April 29, 2005 9:09 AM
I like it! Thumbs Up
Very nice job and a great idea.

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Posted by salhany on Friday, April 29, 2005 10:15 AM
Great job!

How does that Hemi engine from the prostreet kit look? Pretty accurate for a street car?
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 29, 2005 11:06 AM
Fine lookin' automobile you got there Homer, real sharp. You did a great job.
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Posted by homerojr on Friday, April 29, 2005 12:54 PM
Thanks for the comments, guys. I remember I read sometime ago there were only 8 hemi Challengers built (I don´t remember if they were 70 or 71s), and at least one was exactly like mine, except it was a 440 six pack (displayed at 70 Chicago auto show). Regarding the hemi prostreet, it can be built as dual cam hemi or a street hemi; mine is the stock street version (have yet to add the coil and some parts and decals), and to me it seems pretty accurate. I like the Revell hemi engine (Chargers aand Plymouth GTX). I´m not sure which one is more period correct. For my modest goals, they´re good enough. Maybe some fellas could bring more info on this?
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Posted by DARKRAPID on Friday, April 29, 2005 3:52 PM
Very nice Challenger. I have also seen pics of that Panther Pink 6pk conv. I was suprised that the RT stripe was even availible in a contrasting pink. I see you have those stripes on your car as well. So is it for sale???

There was only 8 or 9 70 Hemi challenger convt made. One is here in the Phoenix area. I have seen it it is a plum crazy 4sp car and is in nice original shape. The hemi was only availible in the RT and for 71 the RT was not availible in the conv. So no 71 RT converts were made.

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Posted by bs27r1b on Friday, April 29, 2005 7:14 PM
wow...i'm at a loss for words, that is simply amazing! I've seen the 440 six pack convertible from the Chicago show that looks exactly like yours..it was at All Carlisle Nationals in 2003. It's also featured on pantherpink.com Awesome build of a great car!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 29, 2005 10:51 PM
Always liked that color combination. Looks great!
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Posted by jakefogle on Friday, April 29, 2005 11:24 PM
thats nice i like the color alot for pink lol
http://photobucket.com/albums/b142/kykustoms/ If its finished its probably not one of mine LOL
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Posted by homerojr on Saturday, April 30, 2005 11:08 AM
Hi DARK! Yes, I ordered the stripes, however as the decal sheet isn´t ready for sale yet, there were only the stripes, gauges and some scripts. That´s only what I needed anyway, M. Marks is very kind and his decals just perfect... I´m jealous you´ve seen a hemi Challenger...
And bs27r1b, you´ve seen the real one!! Is it a replica or the original 70 Chicago car? Any pics of that car?
Thanks for stopping by!
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Posted by IMPALASS89 on Saturday, April 30, 2005 11:13 AM
Vey nice build!!! did you have any trouble with the body beeing warp? Mine was really bad !!
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Posted by homerojr on Saturday, April 30, 2005 11:52 AM
Sorry to hear that, ImpalaSS, I had no problem, except adapting the stock exhaust to the non-stock hemi engine. As a matter of fact it was more trouble free than the 70 Gomango I did a couple of months ago (It was hard to get the desired stance and the fitment of rear valance and rectangular exhaust tips).
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Posted by darkwanderer on Sunday, May 01, 2005 7:06 PM
Love it. A great Mopar and a greater color. Thumbs Up
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Posted by homerojr on Monday, May 02, 2005 6:32 AM
Thanks James. Do you drive any 60´s or 70´s mopar? I noticed in your sig you´re a Viet vet . That´s a subject I have interest, I´ve read some books and watched a lot of documentaries (the CBS one I watched some years ago really caught my interest) and even build a lot of planes (Phantoms, Hueys, Vigilantes, A7). If you don´t mind talking about,maybe we can talk in another forum.
Sorry for hijacking my own topicBlush
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 19, 2005 10:46 AM
Awesome paint job.
i read the different kits you used, since i'm new at all of this, can you tell me in more detail?
thank you
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 19, 2005 4:04 PM
Awesome job Homer! That's one slick ride!
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Posted by Noisydaddy on Thursday, May 19, 2005 4:34 PM
*****in' pink project! You did a really fine job in every aspect of the build! You should be proud of the job you've done. My compliments.......
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Posted by MLOMAKA on Friday, May 20, 2005 8:28 AM
Great job! Gotta love those Hemi E bodies!CoolThumbs UpThumbs Up
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Posted by homerojr on Saturday, May 21, 2005 9:42 AM
Sorry it took some time to answer, I´ve been away for a while.
I used the Vanishing Point kit, as it has the chrome gas cap, rallye hood and the rallye wheels (I used Monogram rallye wheels however). The convertible boot is from the regular Challenger R/T (which has the shaker hood, and magnum wheels, besides some minor differences). The tires are originals from the kit, but I decaled with good year and poliglass F60-15 markings from revell Dart 69. I took the hemi from one of the 70 Coronets I have (as they come with 440 and hemi versions). The rear wing came from the Duster kit, because I think in the real cars if they aren´t the same, at least are very similar to each other. The hood pins are Detai master photo etched. Finally, excelent decals were supplied by Keith Marks.
I hope I could help.
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Posted by W-Machine on Saturday, May 21, 2005 10:08 PM
That is sweet. Like cotton candy, but with a mean streak.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 21, 2005 11:32 PM
that looks awsome love those mopars
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Posted by mangodart on Sunday, May 22, 2005 12:07 PM
Very nice looking convertible, congratulations on that one !!!!EvilEvilEvil
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 22, 2005 1:16 PM
Great job Homer!! Thumbs Up The interior on that thing is awesome!! What paint did you use for the white? It sure looks like leather. Did you use aftermarket gauges in the dash?

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