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Dick Landy 68 Charger 2nd attempt at build !


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#1 Biffo

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:02 PM

Ok,
1st time round my build of this Revell kit went badly wrong when Slixx tail end stripe Decal went all crazy when i overcoated clear !
So while body was in the strpper!
I started to research the subject matter, and came across some features of the car that i wanted to incorperate into my build ! mainly ;-
1 Correct the hood scoop ! (kit one appears to be wrong type and to far forward)
2 Correct manifold & carb setup "
3 Most interestingly the deep sump (with steering linkage going through it !) see below !
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:07 PM

So this is what i came up with to start with,
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:53 PM

An heres the sump installed before the K member and rest of suspesion goes on ,Posted Image

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:47 AM

Not critising your build, no, no by far, but I gotta laugh at the hole in the oil pan.

"I just arrived home oly to discover a HUGE oil spot under my brand new (new-to-me) '68 Charger. I figured it was just a bad gasket, so I crawed under the car only to discover that my TIE ROD went straight thru to oil pan! The last owner had a poor attempt at Dick Landy's oil pan!" :lol: :lol: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :lol: :lol:


It's coming along great! You may have to notch the K-member a tad to get that pan to fit.

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#5 caine440

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:34 PM

That is very nice work!
I am looking forward to watching this one.
Thanks for posting.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:53 PM

In regards to the hood scoop, I have numerous pics of the DLI 1968 Charger and with at least 3 different scoops and even no scoop at all

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:10 PM

Heres the finished (working) steering (tie?) rod in action ! very pleased with how it came out, even added some srapes to the oil pan bash plate !
And there is a travel limiting bolt added to each lower control arm (but virtually impossible to show in photograph)
And yes i did have to knotch the "K" member about 2 scale inches !
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Hope you like !
Will try to get some complete car shots today if the sun ever comes out !

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:42 AM

Heres the finished (working) steering (tie?) rod in action......



Yes, in America, that is called the tie rod. It connects the two spindles together allowing both wheels to turn the same direction when you turn the steering wheel. The tie rod usally consists of three pieces. Two tie rod ends that connect via two bolts to the rod itself.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:38 AM

And heres an engine bay shot ! with referance picture in MUSCLE CAR CHRONICLE book,
Used M,A,D distributor, carb funnels turned down (on a dremel with xacto blade) from a lindberg 64 dodge kit, and all the core support radiator decals came from the recent revell 68 specail edition ! scratchbuilt fuel lines/filters and rev limiter (on coke can bracket)
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:13 AM

The engine compartment came out real nice Sean, the whole build is looking good!

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:33 AM

Outstanding!
Love the engine deatils!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:14 AM

Glad you like it,,,, heres a better engine view for you Roger !
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:25 AM

And finally heres a couple of the (nearly) finished article !
Only nearly because i am going to change the rear bumper soon as the one i caved the fangs off of gets replated ! abd i need glue the hood scoop on, and to add the wiper motor, and possibly some hood pins ? (who makes good ones ? i have been looking at thin sewing needles )
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And from the front,,,,
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:54 AM

looks killer.
Under hood looks dead on the real car. even the ring on the fuel filters matches.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:15 AM

very good looking build, your under the hood details are super....

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:35 AM

Excellent looking build!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:21 AM

Thanks everyone, its good to know others appreciate what i have done with it !
Cant decide what to concerntrate on next now ! got 1/2 finished levi garret pro stock, frank iaconio pro stock and an s&m duster (from glue bomb ebay find) will post on here when i get into it !

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:00 PM

You did good job with this one, it looks really smooth to my eye. Parts fit well to each other, and paint job looks great. Engine details are super and I like that oil pan too.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:35 AM

Great looking Charger.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:15 AM

Very nice car. Nice work.