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74 Dodge Charger. No frills, muscle-less version.

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  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
74 Dodge Charger. No frills, muscle-less version.
Posted by arcturus on Monday, July 17, 2017 1:53 PM

I bought this off EbayUS about 10 years ago, and only just finished it. It was apromo molded in glorious brick red plastic. The chrome was turning gold with age, and the axles were rusting and the chassis full of soil. Someone had had fun playing Dukes of Hazard in the dust.
And to top it off, the rear quarter panel was split and the window frames bent.

Anyway, abit of love and care, some new chrome and tyres and some exquisit base Dodge wheels from Missing Link, she's looking ready to roll. (to  a display case where no-one will ever touch her, ever again !! )

 1974 Dodge Charger (MPC/ Promo)

 1974 Dodge Charger (MPC/ Promo)

 1974 Dodge Charger (MPC/ Promo)

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Posted by arcturus on Monday, July 17, 2017 2:15 PM

Here it was not long after I started restoring it.
 MPC 74 Dodge Charger 

 

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Monday, July 17, 2017 2:16 PM

Very nice. Love that gleaming paint.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

TnT
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    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Monday, July 17, 2017 2:37 PM

Great save. 

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Monday, July 17, 2017 8:32 PM

Another beautiful rescue! Very realistic appearance, as usual. Thumbs Up

chucky

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 5:41 AM

Beautiful restoration!

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

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 9:41 AM

Looks damned good bout 3 shades darker than my 1to1 72 I just traded for. A 41 new Yorker looks way better than any promo I ever seen nice work

Moparlover64

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 12:21 PM

She looks georgeous.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

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    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:42 PM

What an example of an everyday Car . A mainstreamer for sure . The Stock Wheel Covers really make it complete . "Where's the keys ? Let's see if the 318 will burn rubber .."  Thanx ..   

  • Member since
    July, 2016
  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:39 PM
A really nice rescue. Great choice on the color.

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

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    August, 2007
  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 8:42 PM

Great save and restoration!!

"to love it ,is to live it"

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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 7:22 AM

Another great save. You have captured the look perfectly. Very well done!

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

Trevor

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands, Fl
Posted by crown r n 7 on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9:47 AM

Great build it looks a lot better than the real one

Niko

  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Posted by arcturus on Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:11 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone. She turned out way better than planned.

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    September, 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Saturday, July 29, 2017 6:32 PM

Now this is a gorgeous factory original !! Well done and great detailing. Nice to see another builder who appreciates factory daily drivers !!! Where did you get the stock wheel covers if I might ask ??

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:27 PM
Nicely done, that turned out great!
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    January, 2009
  • From: Steel City, Hamilton ON
Posted by Kromag on Monday, July 31, 2017 2:36 PM

Wow!! Brought back from the dead!! Great skill and planning as always! Cheers.

Kromag

  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Posted by arcturus on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 1:46 AM

American185

Now this is a gorgeous factory original !! Well done and great detailing. Nice to see another builder who appreciates factory daily drivers !!! Where did you get the stock wheel covers if I might ask ??

 



Missing link resin . He has an Ebay store and sells them on there. I need another two (or three) sets.

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    October, 2016
Posted by Onekabu on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 9:40 AM
Beautiful
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Posted by oldcarguy on Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:24 AM

That looks like the one I traded for a new one .OOps ! forgot that's a model .Very Nice Job .  O.C.G.

gjgeracci

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