MPC 1/16 Street Charger
Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:02 PM
Shame on you
I'm plugging along on mine, got MY version of the General Lee just about done, been working a ton on the "Daytona" conversion (it isn't going to be a perfect Daytona, I've changed some stuff but I'm building it for me).
I wish I could get pics to load
Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:12 PM
Anyway, sorry for getting off track. I dug into this street charger kit, read the instructions, checked out the parts, re-read the instruction, and noticed that there were a few parts in the kit that weren't shown in the instructions. I checked, and found that this is a re-release of a street machine kit from back in 1984 or so, which was a re-release from a Petty stock car kit back in the mid 1970's. Some of those extra parts were left overs from those earlier releases, and some of them are not usable in this kit - like the clear gauge lense from a race dash, holley carb & linkage, rear end cooler & pump, and a few fuel cell related hoses (can't see them in the trunk anyway). Several of the other parts not shown in the instructions ARE usable in this kit, if you know where to put them. The steering box, the ignition coil (chrome), the angle braces to the fire wall (maybe if the supercharger doesn't get in the way), possibly the pedals with modification, and the rear bulkhead also with some modification. Also, the transmission linkage is missing, so I guess we'll have to make it, or leave it out.
Some of my early thoughts on this build: 1. Plum Crazy purple paint with white side stripes and vinyl roof, and maybe I'll try to cut the sunroof in. 2. Chrome trim similar to what would have been included in the SE package. 3. I'm going to try to do the interior details as close as possible to my original car, but even at 1/16 scale, these things are pretty small. I've been downloading (stealing) a lot of photos of chargers for reference, and I'm real excited to get started. I like to do alot of research before starting a project like this, so that's how I found this forum post.
Ya, you really should get back to finishing your project. I'm very interested to see how it turns out.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:29 AM
I still want some clear valve covers !
Gonna do some work on the "Daytona" this evening.
The Grey General Lee is finished except for putting on the push bar, gonna do that tonight too.
I will try again to load some pics.
Be sure you guys post pics, I wanna see those cars
Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:17 AM
I want to use the chrome valve covers, but I was thinking of not gluing one side so I can take it off and show the piston and rocker details. It would look kinda odd with that supercharger and manifold on the engine, but with the head off. That might not work out too well. Lots of details to think through.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:16 AM
Why don't you just make some studs for the blower, manifold, headers, valve covers, and heads so you can slide 'em on and off?
Kinda like a quickie tear down for a blown head gasket
Edited by Bonekrosha, 19 July 2012 - 11:20 AM.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:56 AM
My number one aim will be to finish the kit (within a reasonable time, say two months), basically stock build, '80's street machine, jacked rear end, black pint, will do some additional wiring, basically relive my youth, I first build this kit when I was about 18, never finished it.......I chopped the roof.
After announcing to the world my intention to finish this kit in two months, back in April, my performance has been miserable, in fact pathetic. I have some time off work this Christmas and a new spray booth, so expectations are high to make some progress.
Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2013 to all.
Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:06 AM
Geordie, quick stalling and get back to work!
Happy Merry Christmas back to you.
Posted 25 March 2015 - 04:54 PM
"Geordie, quick stalling and get back to work!"
Well said Bonekrosha!
I'm back, three years later, same kit. I find myself at home for a month, on doctors orders.
Today I did some work on the engine cage, front suspension parts, headers, rear end and tranny.
Some parts are almost ready for paint.
Need some new putty though, the years have not been kind to my old tube.
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