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1972 Roadrunner by MPC What current chassis would you use?

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1972 Roadrunner by MPC What current chassis would you use?
Posted by 195X on Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:40 PM

Since the release of the AMT '71 Charger updating the MPC Chargers is easier. What do you suggest offers the best Chassis and fenderwells for the MPC Roadrunner?

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.

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Posted by Bainford on Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:21 PM

I would say the AMT 71 Charger is the way to go. A nicely detailed chassis, engine and drive train from a modern (90s) tool. And correct for the application though there may be fender well differences that I'm not aware of. I have the MPC 74 Road Runner kit and a 71 Charger kit on my shelf for that very kitbash. A few years ago there were a few posts of this conversion in the Muscle Car section.

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Posted by 195X on Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:36 PM

Bainford

I would say the AMT 71 Charger is the way to go. A nicely detailed chassis, engine and drive train from a modern (90s) tool. And correct for the application though there may be fender well differences that I'm not aware of. I have the MPC 74 Road Runner kit and a 71 Charger kit on my shelf for that very kitbash. A few years ago there were a few posts of this conversion in the Muscle Car section.

 

AH! See, the fender wells, fuel tank and cowl panel are my three concerns as far as being different. I considered the AMT '68 runner, but it's inner fenders seemed too... flat?

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.

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:47 PM

Charger or superbee any bbody chassis should workwith maybbe a firewall or innerfender swap

Moparlover64

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Posted by 195X on Friday, September 29, 2017 9:49 PM

Moparlover64

Charger or superbee any bbody chassis should workwith maybbe a firewall or innerfender swap

 

I've only found a couple useful photos of the car with it's hood up, but it looks as though the AMT Charger's hood underside, firewall and cowling will work. It does look as though the Revell fender wells are pretty close, but 1/24th scale, so I'll be digging out my other Mopar kits later tonight to check around. I may use the Revell hood latch though.

 

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.

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, October 13, 2017 2:45 AM

Let me know i have extensive partbins you knowi dont mind lookind trading

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