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#21 montecarlo1980

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

This is turning out great I'm really like the way this restore is turning out. I can't wait to see more on this build.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:24 AM

What you've done so far, is excellent! I'd love to see more.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:57 AM

This is just awesome ! To think that back in 77 I would have scoffed at this car, but now I do think they are very cool.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:55 AM

Very nice save, and great job dressing up the engine. I'd like to see how this all came out.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

Wow Chris, that is looking pretty cool,nice work!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

the engine on the photo of the real one, is an in line slant six, the engine in the kit looks like a V-8.
I have a restored 80 Volare, if you like I´ll post some photos of it.
By the way, where can I get a kit of this car?

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:18 AM

Man I did a Pro Street version of this model YEARS ago for a friend, he put it ini his rear window and yup it melted!!! Yours is looking good!!!
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Posted 23 August 2014 - 03:01 AM

Its been a while but dug this one back out- added some "real" decals from Firebird Design

 

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 04:37 AM

nice looks great man



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:18 AM

I have a restored 80 Volare, if you like I´ll post some photos of it.
By the way, where can I get a kit of this car?

 

Try eBay. The 1980 Volare kit was only done one year, in 1980.  There should be some around.  



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 02:54 PM

 

Try eBay. The 1980 Volare kit was only done one year, in 1980.  There should be some around.  

"Fuzz Duster" , is the name bestowed upon MPC's 1980 Volare annual . Its box art is a *bit* misleading ; it features a customised version , but there's no mention of the stock building option (!)

It's moulded in black .



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 02:30 AM

Still working on it between other stuff- working on some detail paint

 

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 02:52 AM

My interior. I did a lot of work on the door panels with Evergreen. The cranks are resin from Norman Veber. The arm rests were carved out of toothpicks. I went for a bench seat. I modified the one from the Revell '66 Chevelle wagon.

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Busy engine bay! Main reason for the photo is to show the vent close to the windshield. Kit just has a blank part there. Also, the kit doesn't have the two stiffener bars that run from the firewall to the fenders.

 Is there a slant six kit available?



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 03:00 AM

 Is there a slant six kit available?

 

There is a slant six in the Lindberg 1964 Plymouth / Dodge kits.  It's probably the best one ever done in a kit.  There is also one in the Deora kit, which isn't all that bad either.   Going back, there were versions of this engine in Revell 1962 Valiant kit,  which had a big hole through the block for the metal axle.  I believe there was a slant in the 1964 Barracuda kit, and maybe one of the Volare releases.

 

Ross Gibbons also did a slant six in resin as part of his extensive engine line.  



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 03:03 AM

Thanks Tom



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 05:14 AM

The Lindberg kits are probably the most economical/ available source for the leaning tower of power and pretty nice.  The '64 Plymouth kit has a manual trans, the Dodge an automatic

 

I used a stick version in a 71 Duster Twister and am planning on going with the auto trans when I build my '80 Volare Road Runner

 

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 05:20 AM

This is just awesome ! To think that back in 77 I would have scoffed at this car, but now I do think they are very cool.

I drove one.  It was definitely something to scoff at. 



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 10:19 AM

The Lindberg kits are probably the most economical/ available source for the leaning tower of power and pretty nice.  The '64 Plymouth kit has a manual trans, the Dodge an automatic

 

I used a stick version in a 71 Duster Twister and am planning on going with the auto trans when I build my '80 Volare Road Runner

 

 

Chris, that's a superb engine bay on that Duster!   I am working to put one of those in a Volare right now and it's a bit of a challenge. The Volare has the drive shaft molded into the transmission hump, so I removed it and redid the hump.  I also got rid of the console molded into the interior  bucket. Last issue will be the relationship between the transmission and the bottom of interior / chassis... MPC really made it tight, just not enough room for the tranny.  So make sure your suspension sits, the driveshaft and engine / trans all sit right before committing anything to paint!   I would've swapped out the chassis but the Volare torsion bars are completely different from the prior ones.



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 04:12 PM

Its been a while but dug this one back out- added some "real" decals from Firebird Design

 

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 Very sharp..



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 09:41 AM

This is looking really good.