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71 Duster 340 Replica. DONE!!!

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71 Duster 340 Replica. DONE!!!
Posted by sublimegreen on Saturday, August 15, 2009 10:29 PM
Hey there guys. As most of you know my dad owns a 73 Duster 340. Its an original silver car. We tossed color ideas around forever and finally said, what the heck, do it original. But we wanted to change it up and since its already got white interior, we went towards a white stripe. It was originally black stripe and black interior. So I got the main part down of silverish color with white and the rest is just me being creative guess?
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  • From: Southern Maryland
Posted by sublimegreen on Saturday, August 15, 2009 10:30 PM
More to come, tell me what you think. Ill have outdoor pics soon.
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  • From: Surrey, BC
Posted by 69bronzeT5 on Sunday, August 16, 2009 12:21 AM

 Looks good Eddie! Cool colour combo, I finally decided on a colour for my '73. It's gonna be black with matte black '71-'72 style 340 stripes. However, the taillight panel stripe will be '73 of course. It'll look sweet. I also painted the Rallyes I got at the car show, they look WAY better!

Current Projects: '70 AAR Cuda, '93 Mustang Cobra http://s206.photobucket.com/albums/bb274/69bronzeT5/ "Happiness is over-rated...Get Angry!" My 1:1 Mopar Collection: '69 Charger R/T tribute, '70 Coronet 500, '73 Duster
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  • From: Indiana
Posted by wabatuckeun on Sunday, August 16, 2009 6:52 AM

Eddie That's looking good! You've got a good color combo there,Keep up the good work

Stace

On the 8th day God created the HEMI and all the Bosses and Rats ran away!!!!
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  • From: out of mind
Posted by slantasaurus on Sunday, August 16, 2009 11:05 AM

I wish my 1:1 Duster looked that good right now. I have a long way to go just to get where yours is at, just check my photobucket. The model looks good too, I'll be watching.

http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/slantasaurus/ http://s942.photobucket.com/albums/ad261/slantasaurus_2/ There are 3 things that will survive anything. Cockroaches, Keith Richards, and Slant 6 Dusters. "I'm not trying to change anybody's mind about anything, I'm just trying to ease my mind about everything" - Todd Snider
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Posted by Moparnut17 on Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:24 PM
nice start eddie stripes look great.
- S h a w n n ; i l y Briiannaa <3
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Posted by sublimegreen on Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:54 PM
Thanks guys, I'm moving right on along, i hope this gives us inspiration to work on the real duster. Almost done with chassis, motors getting there and more pics id say tomorrow when its worth getting out the camera. I need to clear and polish again.
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Posted by sublimegreen on Monday, August 17, 2009 1:53 PM
Im moving right on along Big Smile
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Posted by sublimegreen on Monday, August 17, 2009 1:54 PM
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Posted by Moparnut17 on Monday, August 17, 2009 2:11 PM
not a fan of the tires but man the paint looks sweet. what did you do? how many coats of clear n what polishing kit?, it looks great !
- S h a w n n ; i l y Briiannaa <3
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Posted by hillbillybaer67 on Monday, August 17, 2009 2:16 PM

sublime it looks good..can't wait to see it done.my uncle had a 73 when i was a kid. it was silver with white interior to.but it had a big white stripe down the side instead of the thin 340 stripe.it also had a straight six in it.i remember he put one header pipe on it. i thought it was funny when i was a kid..i was used to v-8s.anyway great job.Thumbs Up

god put you on this earth to do the best you can with what you;ve got,and you cant ask for more than that.......evel knievel
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Posted by sublimegreen on Monday, August 17, 2009 8:34 PM
Thanks guys, sounds nice hill. The front wheel is a bit weird but im sticking with it.
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Posted by sublimegreen on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 8:16 PM
Oh and its 2 coats of clear with about 6 min of Mequires Scratch X, good stuff. Brings that shine right on out.
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  • From: Canada
Posted by cardz on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 11:15 AM

 

Nice paint!!  With those rims and tires it reminds me of my brother in laws car.

My brother In law had a 71 340 but it was rally red with black stripe.  I will attempt replica of that someday.

Look forward to seeing more of this one.

 

Pat http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b149/cardzcars/
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  • From: western WI
Posted by bogger44 on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 8:05 PM

Good work so far, very nice paint. It's got a nice aggressive look to it, I like it.

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Posted by punkmasterplex1 on Thursday, August 20, 2009 12:45 AM

 Beauty! As mentioned, the paint and the stance really look awesome!

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Posted by Grandsport64 on Thursday, August 20, 2009 6:40 AM

Looking good so far! Your painting is getting better and better! I did build one of these a few years ago with and didn't really like the way it turned out. It looks good though it was fighting with me the whole way! The darn thing didn't want to go together, so I stayed up all night well until 1am and finished it. Lets say I had a few choice words to say to it during all of this!

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Posted by sublimegreen on Thursday, August 20, 2009 9:54 AM
Ha. Thanks guys, paint is a hit or miss sometimes. Like my AAR from when it first came out. Im happy with the results and i should have some pics of the engine and other stuff soon. Im trying to get a 73-74 body and use the 71 so its got more detail like on my demon so then i could do a real replica. Not the best.
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Posted by sublimegreen on Saturday, August 29, 2009 3:13 PM
Kinda been lacking working lately, schools back and just not feeling it. Not even on weekends. Should start back up some in the fall. But this build is still pretty close to done, motors almost done, almost ready to put chassis and body together, maybe ill do a little tonight. But at least I worked on the real one today, hasnt been touched in a while.
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  • From: The Great Northwest (SPOKANE)
Posted by Space Cowboy on Saturday, August 29, 2009 10:25 PM

Wow that shine is great and its coming together for you. Great outside pics..

(I Love It When A Plan Comes Together) Hannibal Smith.

http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o33/moose5147/

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Posted by sublimegreen on Saturday, September 19, 2009 7:33 AM
Thanks Space, i got the 6 pac hood to look great. but other than that, i have not done much, school started up and its been nice outside so probably more this winter or when it get coldish.
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Posted by sublimegreen on Sunday, September 27, 2009 6:50 PM
Got the hood done, looks nice and blended like its fiberglass i would say.
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Posted by RandyB. on Sunday, September 27, 2009 8:46 PM

Looks great Eddie. Keep up the good work!


 

 

 

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Posted by sublimegreen on Thursday, October 01, 2009 2:09 PM
Thanks Randy. I really want to go work on it now but i ran out of the type of glue i wanted so hopefully I'll pick some up this weekend and i can work on my other builds as well.
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Posted by bogger44 on Thursday, October 01, 2009 9:58 PM

That six pack scoop looks great on it sublime!

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Posted by sublimegreen on Friday, October 02, 2009 6:43 AM
Thanks Bogger. For our real dusters my dad messed up I think 2 hoods from sandblasting. It was to high in pressure so they arnt to nice. So now we have some extra hoods and we are thinking about putting on the 6 pack scoop like the one I did on the model for those hot days when you need a little bit more air. I'll probably get glue today and I am in the building mood lately.
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Posted by sublimegreen on Friday, October 02, 2009 3:55 PM
Oky so it is finished! Except for the hood its DONE! I will have pics up tomorrow I hope. I really like this build A LOT!!!
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Posted by sublimegreen on Sunday, October 04, 2009 11:31 AM
Here it is. All done and complete minus the 6 pack hood. The paint gave me a fit and i ran out of easy off so it will be there sooner or later.
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Posted by sublimegreen on Sunday, October 04, 2009 11:33 AM
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Posted by RandyB. on Sunday, October 04, 2009 3:13 PM

Sweet looking Duster Eddie...........great job on the engine!


 

 

 

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