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1/25 scale 1979 Dodge Magnum XE

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  • From: Central Wisconsin
1/25 scale 1979 Dodge Magnum XE
Posted by Jeff Duranso on Thursday, November 19, 2009 8:20 PM

This is a stock conversion I did a few years ago starting with a JNJ NASCAR body. I am reshooting better pictures of some of my older builds. Thanks for looking

  

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Posted by wraith on Thursday, November 19, 2009 9:33 PM

Sweet build! I love MOPARS! And the "ODD" MOPARS even more!

PROJECTS: 78 Dodge Pickup-"HEMI EXPRESS", 69 SINISTER BEE, RAM VTS Pickup, Chrysler 300C HEMI, 70 "SHAKER" 340 Challenger

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  • From: The Great Northwest (SPOKANE)
Posted by Space Cowboy on Thursday, November 19, 2009 10:08 PM

Outstanding job on converting. Looks like it came this way. The color is a great choice..

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

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

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    October, 2009
  • From: Michigan city, Indiana
Posted by chevyvan93 on Thursday, November 19, 2009 11:17 PM

Great job, it looks fantastic. This is one car i would love to own . I used to ride in one everyday to school 

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Posted by ModelDave on Friday, November 20, 2009 9:34 AM

That looks really cool. Love the color on that rare Mopar. How about some chassis/engine pics??

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  • From: Atlanta GA
Posted by Zoom Zoom on Friday, November 20, 2009 9:36 AM
Such a cool model, I'd love it if a resin caster would do this car.
Zoom Zoom, aka Bob Downie My Fotki Album The only cure for modeler's ADD is "final assembly and decal placement"
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  • From: michigan
Posted by spkgibson on Friday, November 20, 2009 2:49 PM

Zoom Zoom
Such a cool model, I'd love it if a resin caster would do this car.

so would I ,excellent conversion!
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Posted by Caine440 on Friday, November 20, 2009 3:16 PM

 WOW!

 I have never seen a non-nascar Magnum! This is a great looking model.

Would love to here more on how you did it.

 

Thanks!

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    May, 2006
  • From: Central Wisconsin
Posted by Jeff Duranso on Friday, November 20, 2009 4:07 PM

Heres a link to my Fotki album on the complete conversion.

http://public.fotki.com/JDURANSO/jeffs_model_cars/finished_conversion/stock_79_magnum/

Thanks for looking.

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    November, 2007
  • From: Midwest
Posted by fury3 on Friday, November 20, 2009 5:34 PM

Very, very nice (and interesting "how to")! I not only rode in these when new, but serviced and prepped (the official Chrysler term was "Road Ready" Smile,Wink, & Grin) these as well. Bob is right...I too would love to see a resin caster produce a quality version of this vehicle in a factory stock mode...along with the Chrysler Cordoba. Bow Fury3 

Current Photo Album of : my 1.1 vehicles, some old scale model builds, and interesting 1.1 vehicles   My Photobucket 

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  • From: Quebec,Canada
Posted by mikemopar70 on Friday, November 20, 2009 5:56 PM

What a nice looking model, you have here!

I like it, Congratulations!

Mike... 

http://public.fotki.com/Mikemopar70/

 

Let's keep on building!!!

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  • From: western WI
Posted by bogger44 on Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:59 AM

Great conversion on this rare Mopar. Super job!

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  • From: France
Posted by mangodart on Saturday, November 21, 2009 2:24 PM

 Very nice built off one off my favorite late 70ies Mopar, too bad MPC didn't made it when new...

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Posted by dimaxion on Saturday, November 21, 2009 5:32 PM

I like this . It is one I do want to have . Excellent design and model . Nice in white , really great in red . Thanx.. 

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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Saturday, November 21, 2009 10:42 PM

i have never saw one of those as a model before. great build.

IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

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Posted by burlllee on Sunday, November 22, 2009 10:29 AM

  Wow Jeff, just a fantastic jobMake a Toast.

  Man, it looks fantastic.

  WTG, Earl Thumbs Up

burlllee Mt. Airy, North Carolina, USA
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Posted by copcarbuilder on Sunday, November 22, 2009 3:05 PM

Always liked this car make mine a 2 tone silver over black, T-top rally wheel, Corinthian leather hold Ricardo,

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Posted by DAYTONA on Monday, November 23, 2009 6:37 PM

...very very nice...looks real !!!

 

...I owned a 78 Magnum GT new...wife hated the car...drove it over 100,000 miles before retiring it...it nearly rusted to death

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  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, December 04, 2009 12:49 AM

wow, i wanted a model of one of them ever since i saw 'Junkman'. i was going to do the same conversion, but everyone said it woudln't work. looks like your conversion was straightforward (if not time consuming).

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  • From: New Bedford Massachusetts
Posted by charlie8575 on Saturday, December 26, 2009 12:20 AM

 Very nice; I'd love to see one of these and a St. Regis in resin or plastic. There are a couple of 1:1s floating around here, I wouldn't mind a real one at all, either.

 Great work!

Charlie Larkin

Be not simply good, but be good for something. -Anonymous
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  • From: michigan
Posted by spkgibson on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:15 AM

Ok guys lets all gang up on Jeff to have him send this out to a resin caster,Lets start the votes! I would buy 6 of them!anyone with me on this!,hey it worked with AMT for the 66 Nova!

JDO
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    March, 2012
Posted by JDO on Sunday, March 04, 2012 5:00 PM

HI, I have a real Dodge Magnum and no one makes a model of the car in a 1:24 scale,. Would you be willing to build me a model for me?   thanks if you could help,  James and my phone is 904 725 2143 and i live in Jacksonville Florida.  My email  is jo71gtx@yahoo.com

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  • From: Australia
Posted by IMPALA SS 427 on Sunday, March 04, 2012 5:55 PM

Real nice ride ya got there. great job.

Currently working on: DUEL Plymouth valiant, 1958 Biscayne 4 door RHD.

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Posted by lazyman on Sunday, March 04, 2012 8:01 PM

     I saw one of these cars at machine shop in pa about 15 years ago.It was a very dark blue ,darkly tinted windows,slammed into the weeds,with those deep nascar style slotted wheels,and a ground effects package that was just right. That thing was awesome looked like 195mph in its parking space.One of those cars i wont ever forget.

Lazyman, AKA Thread Killer

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Posted by gas0line_alley on Monday, March 05, 2012 7:51 AM

What a fantastic model! Brings back memories of mis-spent youth. A close friend had one. His father was an exec at Chrysler and he had a black '78 XE with a police pack (360, 4 barrel, dual exhaust, 160 mph speedo, factory wheel flares and slotted chrome wheels). As you can imagine that was too much car for a couple of 17 year olds! 

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    September, 2011
  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Monday, March 05, 2012 3:24 PM

Great pics excellent conversion work Yes  Big Smile   Question??  were do you get the stryene from  never used it before if i had it would probably make things alot easyer for me

JDO
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    March, 2012
Posted by JDO on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 9:28 PM

hi,  this is James Oliver and can you build me a Dodge Magnum and how much would it cost? thanks, James, my phone number is 9047252143

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Posted by jeffandhismodels on Friday, March 09, 2012 3:35 PM

Awesome conversion! This, to me, is what model building is really all about. You really do nice work. Thanks for posting the link to the photos of the entire process. I'm not able to build right now, and it's visiting sites such as this one and reading the magazines that helps me to  not lose hope and inspires me. Thanks for posting. Love your Magnum!

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by IMPALASS89 on Monday, March 12, 2012 6:26 PM

Very nice  like the color also we need Revell or someone to do this in a kit I know I get a few!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .My friend had on and it was a 78 and it was just bad a- - when we were finished with it took out the 360 and droped in a 440 if I remember right and it was quick!!!!!!!. Once again very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Curt Lee on Monday, March 19, 2012 6:22 PM

another missed "Golden Opportunity" that MPC should have done... think how crisp the lines would have been if JoHan had done a promo or kit of it! i've hoped for ages that someone would cast one up (hint hint)...

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