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#1 Irvin Arter Jr.

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 07:01 AM

Sorry it took me so long to post this. Tuesday before NNL East I was looking at my Dart which I had the motor block painted, front grill and rear end panel painted. I finished building the motor (including wiring) that night and was talking to Vince Putt on PSABC and he dared me to finish it for NNL East and I said "what's in it for me" He said "only one BEER at NNL for lunch". So I said "OK" your on. I figured I had about one days worth of work to this point so I was out in the garage painting the body at Midnight with Tamiya spray can (no primer) and all the rest of the main parts so they would be dry in the morning. Wednesday I polished out the minor stuff,foiled the body and built the interior (including a photo etch steering wheel). Thursday finished the frame and had it together Thursday night with one day to spare! This is my second Mopar from Revell and I had trouble with the dash pad on both! It still isn't right. Other that this problem it was a good kit to build. ENJOY!

Here is what it looked like when I started

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and here are a few finished shots:

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Sorry we live in PA. ALL our cars have undercoating under them it's a "DRIVER"

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and I painted my hood flat black like the one Tom Kren painted

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#2 BIGTRUCK

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 07:04 AM

4 day build , my mind wanders that long picking up on ideas let alone get something done....clean build Irv..

#3 MrObsessive

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 10:22 AM

4 days?? It can take me that long just to get a door cut open! :D

Great build as always Irv!


#4 Steve H.

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 10:27 AM

Great build, as usual, for you!
4 days... :cry: ... I wish!

#5 Tuffy's Garage

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 10:44 AM

Nice Mopar Irv. I could do one in 4 days also but the results wouldn't look like that. Mine would be a big mess.

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 11:37 AM

I did see it at the NNL and it doesn't look like a 4 day build but coming from you, I believe it :roll: Like always very nice and clean.............

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 12:45 PM

Great work especailly on the interior!

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 08:01 PM

4 days?????????? Fantastic build, great color, and you nailed the stance!

#9 Andy Wyatt

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 11:50 AM

SWEET! I couldn't get one to look half that nice if I spent 4 months on it! :lol:

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 07:13 PM

I hafta' agree, for a rush build that looks awfully darn good!! :D ...B

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 12:59 AM

4 days and looks so good? HA!
Just polishing my current project has taken about 2 weeks!! :D

#12 darquewanderer

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 12:29 PM

4 days, wow! I'm so jealous.
Beautiful job Irvin.

#13 Daniel Peterson

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:21 AM

Very nicely done, Mr. Arter!

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 07:18 AM

Man, that's beautiful!!! 8) 8) 8)

#15 Tom Kren

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:01 PM

Thats a nice one Irv!Got mine on the bench now Lyle is happy im copying from you now lol

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 07:36 AM

simply amazing how it turned out in such a short period.

#17 Matt T.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 09:09 AM

Nice one, Irvin!

"Arter Modelworks. We rake more in 4 days than the other guys rake in a month." :wink: :lol: