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#1 Old Coyote

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:48 AM

... To me, one of the prettiest funny cars was John Keeling and Jerry Clayton's California Charger Firebird ........... this build combines a Comp Resins body with a late Revell chassis ........ the paint is a custom mix of French Blue and Classic White ..... and the decals came from Slixx

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#2 John Teresi

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 04:42 PM

Beautiful O.C....... gorgeous and stunning.......always loved this f/c

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:40 AM

Beautiful :angry: Race cars looked so much better before they went to sponsor paint schemes.

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#4 Matt LeBlanc

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:16 AM

Real nice!!!!!!

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:18 PM

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:06 PM

I know it's an old thread but I just ordered this body and decal set for a similar project.

 

What Revell kit did you use?

What mods did you make?

How well did it fit the chassis?

And did you make the windscreen from scratch or modify one?



#7 Dyno Davo

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:03 AM

That is a model of beauty, what a amazing piece of work, well done OC



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:26 AM

WOW!!!!

 

LOVE that funny car!

 

Looks mean just sitting there!



#9 Old Coyote

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:16 AM

I know it's an old thread but I just ordered this body and decal set for a similar project.

 

What Revell kit did you use?

What mods did you make?

How well did it fit the chassis?

And did you make the windscreen from scratch or modify one?

 

I used the chassis from a Revell Firebird kit, Spy vs Spy if I remember correctly ...... the only mods were to add a Crower 8-barrel injector and scoop (Comp Resins) and to shorten the interior tin to allow the body to drop down to the proper level ............ I reworked the back of the rear wheel openings to make the tires and wheels look more "centered", but all in all the body fit the kit extremely well ............. I made the windshield out of clear sheet plastic

 

I hope you have as much fun building your "Charger" as I did building mine :D



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:33 AM

Awsume build. Excellent work...



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:48 AM

 

I know it's an old thread but I just ordered this body and decal set for a similar project.

 

What Revell kit did you use?

What mods did you make?

How well did it fit the chassis?

And did you make the windscreen from scratch or modify one?

 

I used the chassis from a Revell Firebird kit, Spy vs Spy if I remember correctly ...... the only mods were to add a Crower 8-barrel injector and scoop (Comp Resins) and to shorten the interior tin to allow the body to drop down to the proper level ............ I reworked the back of the rear wheel openings to make the tires and wheels look more "centered", but all in all the body fit the kit extremely well ............. I made the windshield out of clear sheet plastic

 

I hope you have as much fun building your "Charger" as I did building mine :D

 

Thanks heaps for the reply and tips, I'm sure they're going to come in handy when mine arrives and I tackle it.

 

Cheers Rob



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:12 AM

John.... this is a great looking build. Its a nice looking funny car!



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:17 AM

Sweet



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:21 AM

Nice looking ride I'll take it for a blast



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:15 AM

The K & C cars were some of the most beautiful around and your flopper is beautiful too.  Excellent work!



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:04 PM

C'mon no body up shots, what a tease,making us ask for more..... Just kiddin, looks beautiful !!!!!!!

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:31 PM

that is sweet as hell!!!!!



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:51 AM

Just curious, what did you use for the back fin/spoiler?

 

Very Nice build!!!!

 

Steve



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:56 PM

WOW, that is a nice build. I'm with Roger too, we need some under body shots.



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 05:18 AM

LOOKS GREAT!

 

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