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1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Is Completed


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#81 mrmike

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:39 AM

Thanks Joe and no worries about the side mirror...it's on there!


I had gone and detail painted the front side markers for the GTO and noticed that the instructions where somewhat vague about the actual placement of the markers. I Googled images of a '69 Judge and all I found were small round front side markers instead of the rectangular side markers that are in the kit. These seem to be more of a cornering light than a side marker. I wanted the round side markers for my build so I drew upon my '68 Mopar tutorial for my front side markers. First I started with two common pins like you would find on a new shirt and cut them down to about 1/16th of an inch.
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I then drilled a hole in the front valance panel in the proper location. I've been told that I am a brave man for drilling into a nicely painted surface. To quote TV cop Sledge Hammer, "Trust me, I know what I am doing!"
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I inserted the pin into the hole with a little glue and then applied a dot of clear orange paint to the pinhead and I am done!
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Here Comes Da Judge...

#82 Chief Joseph

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:53 AM

Nice job on the front marker lights-- almost no one puts those on their builds of this kit. In scale, they are about 0.06" in diameter and they are actually body-colored with just a small clear center. The big cornering lamps were optional and, IMHO, very garish-looking. Those were mounted in the fender, between the Judge decal and the corner of the valance panel. You've done a great job with this build and it's great to see a model of the original stock car.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

Anyone that uses a reference from one of the funniest shows I ever saw is fine with me.

And it's become one of my favorite lines, too.

For your amusement...


Charlie Larkin

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

build looks really awesome... great work....

#85 mrmike

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:00 PM

Thanks Joe, Charlie and Tyrone! I don't know why that line had popped into my head, but it did! I think I watched Sledge Hammer! just for Anne-Marie Martin!
Anyway, I have completed my '69 GTO Judge and it is posted Under Glass. I would like to thank all those who took the time to view and to comment on my WIP.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

Looks wonderful!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

Thank you Jon!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

Another outstanding finish Mike. What's next?

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

Thanks Dirk! I have my Overhaulin' style '65 A100 back on the bench and my '59 Caddy is still under construction. Check them out!