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1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Is Completed


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#21 1972coronet

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:00 AM

That Pontiac 400 looks beautiful , Mike ! Goes to show what can be accomplished with the proper selection of colours and chrome ; your craftsmanship is certainly a factor as well :) .

Personally , I wouldn't be concerned with the defective carb :wacko: , as the air cleaner will just cover it up any-how . And , I like this kit's air cleaner ass'y by the way , as it's got to be the only air cleaner that Monogram got -right- in their entire 80's-issue Muscle Car collection ! Of course , the most disappointing ones are the open element 'cleaners on the '70 Chevelle SS 454 and the '71 "Satellite" ; just wrong !

Keep up the great work !

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:41 AM

I hate to say this but Joseph is correct, even though the casting of the details on this carb and intake manifold are a joke and seem like Revell made very little effort to make even a general representation of this carb/manifold.

Here's a shot of a 400 I started for a Monogram 69 Judge a few years ago, it's got a couple Holley's on it but the primarys are located properly.
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:50 AM

by the way, the fuel inlet on the pontiac version of the quadrajet was in the center front of the carb along with a large vacuum line that went down to the valley cover in front(and below) the carb which is where GM put the PCV valve.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:45 PM

Thank you guys for the information and the support! i have removed and repositioned the carb for the last time. I think it might be time to go build a Mopar after I complete the GTO. At least I know how those go together. ;) I just checked the wheels in the purple pond and the remaining chrome is coming of with a light brushing so it's time to pull them out. I know this will not be a completely 100% accurate reproduction, just a good looking model.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:40 AM

With the wheels finally stripped of its chrome plating, I can move forward with painting.
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Last night I painted the wheels with Model Master Aluminium Metalizer.
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This morning I paint detailed the wheels.
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The body is ready to be painted and the interior is ready to detailing and assembly.

Here Comes Da Judge...

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:54 AM

I use plain store brand bleech to remove chrome it works in less than a min

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:18 AM

Looking good man...Im still waiting for a gd day to paint the body on mine

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:51 AM

Looking good Mike.
Cant wait to see more.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

Thanks guys! Shane, I hope you can get a good day soon!


All quiet in the house this morning with the wife still asleep, so I grabbed a cup of hazelnut coffee and locked myself in the hobby room for a painting session. I painted the interior, chassis, and wheel backs with Krylon Satin Black.
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Then I painted the hood and body with Model Master No. 28108 Hugger Orange. The body and hood came out great with very, very little trash in the paint.
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I am deciding on whether to use redline decals or Shabo lettering on the tires.

Here Comes Da Judge...

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:59 PM

This is going to be a lot of fun to follow , Mike .

One of my preschool friend's parents had a '69 Judge (bought it new ; I first saw the car in '73) in white with black interior , column auto !

Isn't Huggar Orange the same as Orbit Orange / Carousel Red ?

Hugger Orange and Carousel Red are the same color. Orbit Orange(offered '70-'71 only) is a lighter yellow/orange shade(see my avatar)...a very sought after Judge color especially if original color to the car. Very few if any '71's were painted in Orbit Orange.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:10 AM

Progress is looking good, Mike! The wheels look great. If I were you, I'd do redlines on the tires. That combo is not usually seen:

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:28 AM

Looks good Mike.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:37 PM

Either Purple Power has changed their formula or the chrome plating is really thick on these wheels. This is after 20 hours in the pond and only half of the plating is gone.
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Here Comes The Judge...


I keep a couple of the 8 OZ juice bottles you can get bundled together at the grocery store washed out and laying around. Seems that, if I have the same issue and I put the parts and degreaser in the bottle with the lid, it works a lot faster. Maybe it traps the fumes or something. I don't know the scientific reason, I just know it works for me.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:57 AM

Thanks guys! I think the wheels had a thick coating of chrome plating on them which made it tougher to remove. If you look at the wheels, they looked gorgeous before they were stripped. That is my reasoning for the length of time needed for stripping. Moving on...

The dash is nearly finished. Just a little more detailing and the steering wheel and column.
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The interior is under construction with just the seats and dash needed for completion. The instructions called for the shifter T-handle to be painted black. Every Hurst T-shifter I have seen has been aluminium-colored and I have only seen a black T-handle once in a parts catalog and that one was felt covered.
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Here Comes Da Judge...

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:26 PM

Looking good Mike!Got my last coat on mine today..Time to do decals and then clear

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:43 PM

lookin good mike,

a black shifter handle on a hurst shifter? no way.......they must be smokin something! LOL the t handles are aluminum with red lettering in them, and the ones with the ball on them, the ball is white.

keep it goin mike
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:49 AM

Thanks Shane and Bryan!


Chassis construction is underway.
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The dash is finished and waiting to be installed into the interior bucket.
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The wheels and tires have been assembled with parts box redline decals for the tires.
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Here Comes Da Judge...

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:01 AM

Nice job, Mike. I like the interior work very much.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:55 PM

Looks sweet Michael, big difference with the wheels, they look good ;)

Can't wait to start mine know :D !

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:27 AM

Nice detail work Mike.