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Completed Build: '67 Dodge Charger Custom

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  • Member since
    January 2018
Completed Build: '67 Dodge Charger Custom
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:30 AM

Hi everyone, 

Finsihed my new build - and pretty happy with the result! The kit was a Revell '67 Dodge Charger 426 HEMI Foose.

But I decided to go off piste with read wheel covers and removing the roof... so I now have no idea which category to publish this to!

I did have some significant issues with the kit - the Foose wheels do NOT fit on the axels, i had to chop them off and glue the wheels in place. Probably would have had to anyway to lower the car like I wanted to, but for anyone wanting to build the kit as it was designed, its not going to work for you. 

The paint I used is the excellent Splashpaints (https://www.splash-paints.com/) which is my go to paint now. The quality of the paint and clear coat is fantastic, and their delivery service is super fast. The colour here is Burgundy Red, but with a grey base coat its lovely and dark. 

Interior is a 50:50 mix of with Mr Hobby H21 (off white) and H1 (white)  mixed with some H40 to take the gloss edge off. 

Hope you like it - i included some build pics at the bottom. 

And some photos of the interior: 

... and the engine

.... and undercarriage

Chopping off the roof:

I managed to snap the front frame, nothing that some glue and patience didn't fix

 

Wheel arch covers:

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Thursday, July 26, 2018 2:33 AM

I love your colour, and the mods you did for the roofless look. It really shows off your beautiful interior, but, sorry, I don't like the rear wheel covers.  That's just my opinion, for what it's worth .... not much I know.  Cheers

Steve

  • Member since
    January 2018
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Thursday, July 26, 2018 2:51 AM

Thanks for the comment - I kinda like it, but I agree its a matter of taste! Actually i was mainly playing aroud with some methods, so I'm mostly just happy that it doesn't look terrible! It was definitely heading that way at various stages of the process!!!!!

  • Member since
    August 2008
  • From: jacksonville fla
Posted by oldnslow on Thursday, July 26, 2018 6:40 AM

The car looks nice , the concept is really original , just one little thing , the plugs wires should go to the valve covers where the plug holes are .

Robert Lightsey

Lost in Paradise

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  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, July 26, 2018 6:54 AM
what a hot custom. really nice work

My Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87459383@N07/albums

  • Member since
    January 2018
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Thursday, July 26, 2018 8:58 AM

Yeah I know, i don't know why i drilled the holes in the wrong place!

Like i said, its a VERY custom build..... ha ha. 

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Thursday, July 26, 2018 11:29 AM

Wow, that's certainly a "different take" on that Charger model and it looks great. I jsut love dem B-body Mopars!

High octane

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, August 9, 2018 8:13 AM

That's a neat custom. I really like the roof treatment. Your custom roof would be the perfect basis for a wabasto roof. Nice work!

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

  • Member since
    March 2020
Posted by big 3 automart on Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:18 PM
Nice build, I love the 66 67 Charger, and yours is definetly different. But nice
  • Member since
    December 2019
  • From: New Braunfels,Tx.
Posted by Metalbender on Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:12 PM

4Fun;

    You done started sumpin here! I never thunk of doing this to that body style! I bet it would look awesome on an A.M.Marlin version. Now as far as the rear wheel covering, Blended better with the body lines would work better for me. Although it is in your words, not perfect it has a certain jenae sa qua about it. I probly speld that wrong!

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