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challenger diamontie
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 11:12 PM
i do believe this kit did exist. i think it was MPC.does anyone know of this kit?Sign - With Stupid
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Posted by MojoDoctor on Thursday, April 01, 2004 12:24 AM
I'm not aware of a model, but it sure would make an interesting build. If you find one, don't keep it a secret.
For those wondering what it is, here is a photo of the Diamante show car based on a 1970 Challenger.

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Posted by Ibuildstockmopars on Thursday, April 01, 2004 1:28 AM
I don't believe there was ever a kit, also did you know the Diamante was born "tThe Yellowjacket" the year before, but was reworked and was originally supposed to be white? The current owner is said to be restoring the car to white but personally I think it is a mistake. It was white for a very short time, in fact I don't think the public ever got to see it white. I believe it was damaged removing it from the trailer its first time out, and it was then that after repairing it that it got the new color.
Uh...hold on a second, I superglued my fingers together again.
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Posted by mr68gts on Thursday, April 01, 2004 8:53 AM
I think the Diamante was based on a Cuda and not a Challenger. Look at the quarter panel. No Challenger belt line. It looks like a Cuda. There was never a kit produced that I'm aware of. MPC did the Charger III in stock trim and as a funnycar. The flopper was The Flying Dutchman's car. He actually ran this car. I however recall a Cuda made by MPC that had a bunch of custom stuff in it and it made another custom one off car with those parts.
Paul
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Posted by MojoDoctor on Thursday, April 01, 2004 9:12 AM
Check this site for information on the 1970 Challenger Diamante show car. It started out as a HEMI convertible, and wasn't the only attempt at reviving the muscle car scene.

http://www.davediana.free-online.co.uk/intro3b.htm

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Posted by garyo on Thursday, April 01, 2004 10:49 AM
Thanks Mojo, that was a very interesting site. I enjoyed it.
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Posted by MojoDoctor on Thursday, April 01, 2004 11:06 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by garyo
Thanks Mojo, that was a very interesting site. I enjoyed it.

You're welcome!

That site has a few good ideas for some custom builds, and I think you folks should give it a look too.

Matt Good judgement is the result of experience, Experience is the result of poor judgement. Mark Twain

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 01, 2004 3:12 PM
Blue moons, green clovers,orange diamonds?Whistling
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 01, 2004 3:23 PM

go to this link on my website and you will see that the rear panel already

anticipated the later 72-74 design. So I think it's definitely based on a Challenger.
http://karstentwele.com/challenger/MORE_STUFF/diamante_info.jpg


unfortunately there has been model kit, so this would need a lot of scratchbuild.
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Posted by Ibuildstockmopars on Saturday, April 03, 2004 5:31 PM
I found pics of the Yellowjacket
Uh...hold on a second, I superglued my fingers together again.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 04, 2004 1:33 PM
i'm sure this is the kit i am thinking of, i rember the shaker hood,
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 04, 2004 9:42 PM
This page isn't in English, so I can't tell you any thing about this yellow 1970 Barracuda.

http://www.moldestuket.com/sixshooter.htm


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