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#21 Bonekrosha

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:02 PM

YES YOU DO!
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 :(

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:12 PM

Hey, I'm new here and to modeling (haven't built one since I was 12 or 13, and I'm 49 now). I just bought this re-released MPC 1/16 STREET CHARGER and I wanted to build it like the '73 Charger SE I had in high school. When I got it, it had a full halo white vinyl roof, white leather/vinyl Brougham interior. The original paint was that plum crazy purple, but I had no idea about what striping it may have had because it was painted over in white (triple white, right?). It had the 440 motor, automatic trans, and factory air. Oh, and a manual crank sun roof and electric windows. I swear it was a 1973, but it didn't have those louvered rear window thingys.

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.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:29 AM

If you want to get rid of any left over parts lemmee know.
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 :)

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:17 AM

Like I said, I'm new here. Is there some way you could PM your address and I'll get those extras mailed to you.

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.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:16 AM

Cool thanks...pm sent

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.


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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.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:59 PM

Hobby Lobby still has that Street Charger available.



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:06 AM

Yeah, go to Hobby Lobby's webist and download the monthly 40% off (sometimes more) coupon and get yourself a few of them for $15 or so.

Geordie, quick stalling and get back to work!
Happy Merry Christmas back to you.