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Next Project - 70 Challenger RT Convertible

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Next Project - 70 Challenger RT Convertible
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 03, 2004 5:01 AM
This will be my next project which I have had gassing out for a while.
Have been doing a bit of research before I do this one so could take a while.


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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 03, 2004 7:01 AM
Should look sweet, is that a factory colour ?? & what interior colour & wheels are you going to use ??
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Posted by Camaross1stgen on Monday, May 03, 2004 10:04 AM
I know this could be kinda crazy to think. I know that the challenger R/T never came with a 426 hemi, but hey do some kit bashing and make it one...I have thought about doing that, but I have a go mango 426 hemi challenger R/T hardtop Big Smile and a plum crazy convertible with a 383 Approve
In all regards looks like a winner and keep us posted because I'm thinking about doing a restoration on my convertible.
-Ray
Ray Parkman aka Raging Asian
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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, May 03, 2004 4:33 PM
Looking good! What color is it?
Lee

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 03, 2004 5:14 PM
In my best Tim Allen Impersonation: "Huwuh?!?" 1970 R/T Challengers DID come with a Hemi as an optional engine and here's proof: http://www.elhemi.com/
Please take this in the spirit it is offered. I'm just a guy who loves Musclecars trying to keep the facts straight, not trying to be snide or rude.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 03, 2004 5:30 PM
Or were you talking about the AMT kit? If so my apologies.Blush
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Posted by Camaross1stgen on Monday, May 03, 2004 6:23 PM
Well I was talking about the kit and the fact that the Challenger R/T convertible didn't come with a hemi.Smile

-Ray
Ray Parkman aka Raging Asian
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 3:34 AM
what interior colour & wheels are you going to use ??
White interior and the wheels that came in the kit. Will post some pics later 2nite.

Looking good! What color is it?
virtually impossible to get the correct colours here so I sprayed it Testors Tru Blu Pearl.
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Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 4:40 AM
Well, it looks darn close to Chrysler B-5 blue to me! And you can use the Hemi from AMT's 69 Road Runner kit, it is 1/25. Way cool!
Lee

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 9:52 AM
A little follow up research to add to this thread. I checked last night and there were nine of this E body Q-ships built with the Hemi engine option. Here's my source: http://www.davediana.free-online.co.uk/70prod.htm
I bet there is a Mopar fan out there who can list the color schemes for these nine Hemi converts as well. I will post pictures of the Sublime one I built from this same kit in the near future before this thread gets buried. I used the kit supplied 440 but would love to do a Hemi version someday as well as a Challenger T/A.
That is the great thing about this website, it brings together wrench heads and plastic fanatics from around the world and gives them a place to share information and ideas. This particular subject is near and dear to my heart because I wrote up a kit review and history for this particular kit.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 1:58 PM
What color did you paint the block? Anyone know that exact color and brand heh thanks
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 2:58 PM
Think3r. I am not sure what Nobby used (it looks good whatever it is) but there are a couple of ways you can go for the factory correct paint. The first is just heading down to your local auto parts store and grabbing some Chrysler Engine Orange. Keep in mind this is a 1:1 lacquer and hot so you will need to seal it with a good primer sealer. I have used Model Master white primer with no problems. Another route is the Model Car World Hemi Orange. MCW is also usually a lacquer and will need the same sealing/priming. A last "close but not quite" option is Testor's Competition Orange which is close but does not have the reddish tinge of the actual paint. The testor's is a good match for the "racing Hemi" orange which was the color used on the Competion Hemis used by the Mopar Drag Teams and Circle trackers of the day.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 7:21 PM
SWEET! thx :)
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 09, 2004 4:07 PM
looks like testors colors by boyd true blue to me
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Posted by kevlar86 on Sunday, May 09, 2004 5:58 PM
Hope you can post some progress pics as you go along with the build. It should look sweet!!Smile
Kevin check out My photoalbum http://photobucket.com/albums/v648/kevlar86/
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 13, 2004 10:12 PM
i would realy like to see it when i gets done. it looks like b5 blue, i like any b5 carsWinkWink

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