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Building Lindbergs Color Me Gone as the Hemi Honker done

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  • Member since
    June, 2013
  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Building Lindbergs Color Me Gone as the Hemi Honker done
Posted by Johnt on Friday, October 06, 2017 4:38 PM

As stated in the title, I'm starting this build. I want to come as close as I can to a nice tribute car to a WW2 and Korean War vet. I plan to do the spark plug wires and fuel lines in this one. the plug wires are so easy to do on a Hemi so here we go.

The real car. wiring the motor, and the chassis.

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TnT
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    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Friday, October 06, 2017 4:44 PM

Going to be a cool build. Good luck.

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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Friday, October 06, 2017 8:38 PM

Big Smile 

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    May, 2017
Posted by Tom Louis on Friday, October 06, 2017 8:40 PM

Happy building

 

Thunderbass Shufflemaster

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    June, 2013
  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Sunday, October 08, 2017 12:36 PM

Thanks everyone.  This is the first picture of the stance. It wasn't very close to the real car so I took the front apart and reversed the parts that control the height. This made the front too high and I had raise the rear some. I'd change the front again but I don't think I'll be able to take it apart again without breaking something. I found these seats which are pretty close to the buckets in the 1:1 and making some seat mounts to raise them off of the floor. I think the steering wheel would be too high if I don't do this.

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Posted by DAYTONA on Sunday, October 08, 2017 5:08 PM

...friend of mine used to own the "Honker"....not sure where it is these days

 

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Monday, October 09, 2017 8:21 AM

DAYTONA

...friend of mine used to own the "Honker"....not sure where it is these days

 

 

I found a video on you tube posted 10 months age that it was owned by Don Fezell

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 4:35 PM

the Hemi is done and ready to go in, and this is close to the final stance.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:55 PM

Looking good. Cool subject.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 4:08 PM

Bainford

Looking good. Cool subject.

 

Thanks. I'm back to work on it. The motor's in, and the interior is pretty much done. I painted the body today, so I'm moving along.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 5:24 PM
This is going to be awesome, John. I'm Subscribed to this one
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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:52 PM

I finally got to paint it. A few days to dry and I'll start foiling and doing the decals. I'll start doing some of the detailing on the grill, and getting a few more models painted before the really cold weather hits.

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Thursday, November 23, 2017 5:13 PM

This will be very close to the final stance. I may try to get the front just a little higher.

 

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 4:19 PM

Foiled and decaled. It's getting there.

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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:25 PM

Looks perfect John . Are they Mopar "Mod Top" Cups ?? LOL

I wonder if I could get some roof & seat decals pri........ NO . JUST NO ! ! Laugh

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:37 AM

That's coming along very nicely.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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    June, 2013
  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 5:38 PM

Yes Spencer, the cup looks like the old mod style roof Mopar did. LOL.

Thanks Bainford.

I had a hard time with the back panel and bumper that I had to put it down for awhile. I just finished it and I'll get more pictures tomorrow.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, December 11, 2017 8:15 AM

Great work, John. You nailed the period vibe. Nice work.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by Alcopa1 on Monday, December 11, 2017 10:28 AM

Beautiful job on the '64 ....I'd like to do Bud's car but as the '63 ....did you do the decals yourself? 

 

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Monday, December 11, 2017 1:19 PM
Thanks everyone. The decal are aftermarket printed a printer I guess. They are thick, but that made them easy to work with. A couple of coats of Future helped hide the edges a lot.

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