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#1 mrmike

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 12:20 PM

The upcoming Classic Plastic Model Club show in September, 2012 will once again have a Club Challenge. This time it will be pickup trucks...built anyway you want. I threw my hat into the ring with a 1950 Ford F1, but I changed my mind after a few days after seeing a Dodge A100 factory stock build elsewhere. I was influenced to try my hand at an A100. This kit has been in my stash for a while and I have been needing an opportunity to built it. This will be a slow build since this is for the Club Challenge and I want to get this one right, especially after hearing stories about the door hinges. I have a Overhaulin' look in mind.
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I have a set of Pegasus Chrome T's for this build. Let's see if I can get them to fit.
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I am undecided on the color right now. I'm thinking of copper, metallic brown, fiery orange...or maybe Hemi Orange! We shall see...

More to come...

Edited by mrmike, 15 November 2012 - 12:51 PM.


#2 wraith

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 12:25 PM

Looking forward to this build!
I say paint it that new Hemi Orange that's on the new Challengers and stuff a HEMI in it!

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 12:35 PM

I'll look forward to watching this as well. You had me at A100.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:53 PM

I've been tossing around the idea of building this for sometime now. I remember seeing this one (or one just like it) as a kid at Raceway Park. I'll be following this one too

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:59 PM

PLEASE - PLEASE - PLEASE- PLEASE , what ever ya do , PLEASE don't use those wheels............... AKKKKKKKKKKK.......... Ed Shaver

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 02:17 PM

What are you going to do about the door hinges?

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 03:47 PM

I hope it's SHINY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:20 PM

PLEASE - PLEASE - PLEASE- PLEASE , what ever ya do , PLEASE don't use those wheels............... AKKKKKKKKKKK.......... Ed Shaver


X2!

They just don't fit. But it's going to be interesting project, even if you are using those wheels or not. Because I like that Dodge A100 body style very much. But this car needs to have steelie wheels, and dog dish style hubcaps. ;)

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:55 AM

I disagree. Those wheels are great!

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 06:00 AM

The chrome Ts look excellent. I built an A100 with 19 & 23 Ts on it.

#11 mrmike

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 10:20 AM

Well...a mixed bag of comments! Well, I am going to see if I can make the wheels fit and I am encouraged by crazyjim's comment. I realize that it may take a bit of work to get them under the fenders, but if it is going to take massive surgery, then I'll use a different wheel and tire combo. But, I will not use steelies and hubcaps as they do not fit within the design of my project and the look I am going for. Anyway, I have nine months to figure all this out, so stay tuned!

Edited by mrmike, 30 December 2011 - 10:56 AM.


#12 mrmike

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:01 AM

Thanks Jacen! I think the Pegasus wheels will look just right for this project. Right now, the body is being cleaned up mold lines and flash. Then I'll start on some bodywork. I need to study the door hinges and how they mount.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 06:13 AM

The hinges, while not great, are not that bad. Just take your time because they are tiny and fragile!

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Wow, I look at this now (old build) and realize I didn't foil the vent windows. Shame on me...

Edited by bbowser, 31 December 2011 - 06:15 AM.


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Posted 31 December 2011 - 06:57 AM

I have one of these on the bench so it's good to see another one. I replaced the plastic pins on the door hinges with a rod drilled thru the plastic hinges. There's a photo about halfway down my thread showing some brass temporary pins that give the idea. I expect to use dome steel sewing pins in the end. This also lets me install the doors whenever I like and don't have to worry about getting everything done before paint. Hopefully, it will be more rugged in the end than the plastic pins.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:02 AM

Mike, i am intrigued to see how you are going to tackle the door hinges on this build. Please keep us informed!

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 01:26 PM

You should be able to see what I did following my thread even though they aren't fully done.
I just taped the doors on and glued the hinge pieces with the pins on, after cutting the pins off) while it was in place.
Then I drilled holes through both hinge pieces while they were aligned. The drill bit should match the pin diameter or slightly larger for some fitting room. I have some sewing pins with small heads I plan to use.

Edited by Foxer, 31 December 2011 - 01:26 PM.


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Posted 31 December 2011 - 01:51 PM

Ain't nuthin wrong with the wheels in the kit . See how muddy ya can make them ? Ed Shaver
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:22 AM

I don't want to try a corner with that one, Ed! :lol:

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 06:31 AM

Hmmm...Ed, I am now curious as to why it seems so important that I build my A100 stock when I thought I had stated that I was going for an Overhaulin look. I have long since used the kit steelies and hubcaps for another project and I am not interested in the mud splattered, weathered look that many of you folks like to do. I don't like the beaten up, worn out look...it just doesn't do anything for me.
My builds are glossy and shiny! My A100 will be a slightly custom vehicle with shiny paint and chrome wheels. I do thank you all for your input and suggestions and I would like to encourage everyone to post their input, but I do have a design in mind and I am quite certain that I can accomplish that look. Thanks for your suggestions so far.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 06:41 AM

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suicide is painless

Edited by envious8420, 01 January 2012 - 06:53 AM.