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71 GTX Custom. Custom Rear Bumper and Spoiler Complete. Pg. 9.

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71 GTX Custom. Custom Rear Bumper and Spoiler Complete. Pg. 9.
Posted by 67impala427 on Saturday, January 24, 2009 9:23 PM

OK, now for my next build.  I had so much fun building my '69 GTX Custom, I thought I'd do it again.  This time it's the Revell '71 GTX.  It's 1/24 scale.  I think it's an old Monogram retool.  Not as detailed as the other kit but that doesn't matter as I do a lot of scratch building anyway.  I havent decided on the engine yet.  I may do something modern or maybe a Ross Gibson.  I already opened the doors and hood.  Next I'll be tubbing the chassis for larger profile wheels and tires.  I already have somewhat of a paint scheme thought up but not sure what colors.

Alex.

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Posted by tabbysdaddy on Saturday, January 24, 2009 9:27 PM

Out of curiosity, does that older issue have lettering on the tires?

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Posted by In_The_Pink on Saturday, January 24, 2009 10:28 PM

The Monogram '71 Plymouth Satellite kit included the usual Goodyear Steel Belted Radial tires which have raised letters.

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Posted by sublimegreen on Sunday, January 25, 2009 7:32 AM
cant wait to see.
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Posted by burlllee on Sunday, January 25, 2009 8:04 AM

  Nice project Alex.

  Great start and I'm glad to see you opened the doors and trunk.

  Good luck, Earl Smile

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Posted by vetts-r-ks on Monday, January 26, 2009 1:32 PM

This will be a cool build!! look forward to seeing the detailing for the doors and trunk.

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Posted by 67impala427 on Monday, February 02, 2009 11:10 PM

Ok, I had to remove the inner fender wells to allow for the larger wheel/tire set up and lower ride height.  I made new ones out of sheet styrene.  Next will be the rear tubs.  I am either going to modify the kit suspension or transplant the suspensions from a later model vehicle.

Alex.




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Posted by 67impala427 on Monday, February 02, 2009 11:11 PM



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Posted by sublimegreen on Tuesday, February 03, 2009 5:37 AM
looks good, i like the stance and good choice on wheels.
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Posted by 67impala427 on Monday, February 16, 2009 10:28 PM

Those that know my building style know that I like 'em low.  In keeping with that style I am making mods to the chassis that reflect this.  I'm adding a notch or hump to house the axle for the rear end as the rear wheels and tires are rather large.  Once the bond is set I'll remove the old material from under the hump and brace it with styrene or metal rod.  I also cut the old tubs out of the chassis and will be fabricating new larger ones.  I think I will fabricate a 4 link suspension to finish the rear end off.

Alex.



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Posted by Dr.Hemi on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:33 AM

Great work so far Alex....nice to see a Chebby boy build a cool Mopar...WinkThumbs Up

Will you be scratchbuilding your own version four link set up or referring to Ceasar's ( on his 67 Fastback 'Stang)???

Those wheels are pretty big but they look familiar, are they off a Diecast model???

Cheer's Cliffo!!

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Posted by american muscle78 on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 4:34 PM

Great lookin GTX. Keep the stance just like that its perfect. Also amazing job on the chop. The wheels arent my style but look real good on there. What about a paint job?

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Posted by 67impala427 on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 5:19 PM

The wheels are off of a die cast.  I bought them off Ebay some time ago.  I forget the seller.  I bought about 4-5 different sets at the time.  As for the 4-link question. I have a lot of reference pics of for link suspensions.  I really haven't thought about using Ceasars as a template but I could.  In fact if you really wanted to be realistic, you'd have to build them like Ceasar's as he made his as authentic as possible in my opinion.  I may have to revisit his post again and take a closer look.  I may shoot him a PM.  I also thought about transplanting a modified suspension from a more modern kit too.  I have a couple of ideas for paint.  I'm a ways off from paint though so I might change my mind.

 Alex.

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Posted by zgator on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 1:04 AM

I wasn't aware of this GTX in this scale. How does it compare with the 1/25th. I might want to get this. Love the body style.

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Posted by 67impala427 on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 10:33 PM

Not really sure.  I haven't seen the 1/25 version. 

Alex.

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Posted by zgator on Thursday, February 19, 2009 4:29 PM

I'll have to check mine. Might be the same kit. My box art is different. Mine MIGHT be the street burner. Anybody know?? Or could mine be AMT??

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Posted by Dr.Hemi on Thursday, February 19, 2009 5:42 PM

Gator....you've more than likely got the re-release of this kit, the street burner series. The car is yellow on the box! I have both these kits & for obvious reason's they're 1 & the same!!

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Posted by zgator on Thursday, February 19, 2009 7:32 PM

Thanks Dr. Hemi. You are right my box has a yellow car.

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Posted by 67impala427 on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 12:15 AM

I haven't done much on this one.  These are the first new progress pics in over 2 months.  First I removed the material from underneath the new axle "hump" and then fabricated tubs from styrene sheet.  I'm modifying the rear axle from the kit.  Only the center portion will be used on this build.  The rest is going to be scratch built from aluminum tube and styrene.  Next will be the rest of the rear suspension that will be made using brass and aluminum rod and tubing, sheet styrene and whatever else I can come up with.

Alex.




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Posted by 67impala427 on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 12:16 AM

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Posted by wraith on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 7:36 AM

SWEET PROJECT!

I will be watching this one closely as a I am a MOPAR nut and have the same kit that I started to tub a few years ago. Never got it finished. Your's give me motivation! Now I just have to get my truck done so I can restart my GTX.

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Posted by sublimegreen on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 2:07 PM
LOOKS GREAT!!! Very nice job as always, keep it up.
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Posted by datsun1200 on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 1:04 PM

any updates?

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Posted by sublimegreen on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 2:13 PM
datsun1200

any updates?

Its only been a day? Dont rush perfection! Smile
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Posted by 67impala427 on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 3:49 PM

Thanks for the interest Datsun1200 and thanks for the compliment Sublimegreen.  I hope to do a little more progress tonight when I get home.

 Alex.

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Posted by gratch73a on Thursday, April 23, 2009 3:25 PM

If i'm not mistaken the 96 issue has raised letters on the tires.

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Posted by 67impala427 on Friday, April 24, 2009 6:01 PM

I'll be delayed a little on the rear end as I realized that I was missing some pieces to the puzzle.  I should get some work done on it in the next day or so though.

Alex.

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Posted by Watain on Saturday, April 25, 2009 12:17 AM
I built this kit box stock back in the Summer of 2005. I like where you are going with this one.
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Posted by modelmarc on Saturday, April 25, 2009 2:18 PM

 Great idea, look foward to progress! I built this kit a while ago as a pretty stock version, it's  a nice kit.

Marc

 

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Posted by 67impala427 on Monday, April 27, 2009 10:59 PM

Seems that I have less and less time to build on this kit but I did some work on it last night and today.  I got a little more progress on the rear end.  The scale may be a little off but the nuts & bolts and other pieces are about as small as I can handle with my poor eyesight.  I think once I get the very large rear wheels and tires on it will offset the scale some.  Next I'll start on the brass and aluminum links.

Alex.




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