Jump to content


1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Is Completed


  • You cannot reply to this topic
88 replies to this topic

#41 bandit1

bandit1

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,404 posts
  • Location:Snow Camp Nc
  • Full Name:Sean W Brady

Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:30 AM

sand the tread!.....make it look a whole lot better! :lol:

#42 tubbs

tubbs

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,102 posts
  • Location:Mantua, Ohio
  • Full Name:Al Matheny

Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:14 AM

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.


i just got done reading about a Judge painted Orbit Orange. very rare, very cool color! keep going, looking really good.

Edited by tubbs, 18 October 2012 - 04:14 AM.


#43 mrmike

mrmike

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,683 posts
  • Location:Nashua, NH USA
  • Full Name:Michael R. Siesicki

Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:54 PM

Thanks guys! Orbit Orange is a much yellower color that stands out just as Carousel Red (Hugger Orange).


I was informed elsewhere that the steering should be all black instead of woodgrain. I did some research and found out that the wheel should be all black and I painted it accordingly!
Posted Image
I I have installed the dash into the interior bucket.
Posted Image
A mockup of the chassis with the wheels, tires, and the engine.
Posted Image

Here Comes Da Judge...

#44 fredo84

fredo84

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 293 posts
  • Location:Montreal
  • Full Name:Fred

Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:00 PM

Clean Interior Man !
You're on the right track !

#45 charlie8575

charlie8575

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,555 posts
  • Location:Marlborough, Ma.
  • Full Name:Charlie

Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:44 PM

Shaping up nicely.

Charlie Larkin

#46 mrmike

mrmike

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,683 posts
  • Location:Nashua, NH USA
  • Full Name:Michael R. Siesicki

Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:51 AM

Thanks Fred and Charlie!

I pulled the body from the paintbooth this morning since I haven't looked at it since I painted it. The paint job appears to be flawless and perhaps my best ever! I did a quick mockup with the interior and chassis. The chassis has a slight warp to it, but will disappear once I glue the chassis into the body.
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
I even like the redline tires with this body! Even thought the body is 1/24 and the redline decals are 1/25, they still look good to me.

Here Comes Da Judge...

#47 slammedi'am

slammedi'am

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,816 posts
  • Location:Cleveland,TN
  • Full Name:Shane Harrold

Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:28 AM

Looking good man!I agree witht he chassis...Mine is a little warp too

#48 Johnny1973

Johnny1973

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 865 posts
  • Location:Port Charlotte Florida (Formerly of Passaic New Jersey)
  • Full Name:John Hines III

Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:31 AM

nice detail work on the interior

#49 Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 545 posts
  • Location:Alabamastan
  • Full Name:Joseph Osborn

Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:41 AM

Looking GREAT!

#50 sak

sak

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 502 posts
  • Location:Canada
  • Full Name:Jeff Kovak

Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:40 AM

Tremendous dash. Very badass !!!

#51 imatt88

imatt88

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 745 posts
  • Location:Hubbell, Michigan, USA
  • Full Name:Ian Matthews

Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:46 AM

Sweet Mike, as usual :)

#52 mrmike

mrmike

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,683 posts
  • Location:Nashua, NH USA
  • Full Name:Michael R. Siesicki

Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:41 AM

Thank you guys! I just get over the fact that the paint job came out looking so nice! I need to paint the firewall and the radiator shroud after I foil and decal the body.


Since I usually just cut 4 wires at 4 inches long, fold them in half and glue them into the distributor, I read of a slightly different technique by Tim Boyd. I decided to try this technique by cutting eight lengths of wire varying in length from 3 1/2 inches to 2 inches and inserting them into the distributor with Testors tube glue.
Posted Image
I found a piece of insulated wire here in the shop and will strip pieces of the insulation for plug boots.
Posted Image
Posted Image
I'll fan out the wires and insert the plug boots after the glue has dried in the distributor.

Here Comes Da Judge...

#53 mrmike

mrmike

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,683 posts
  • Location:Nashua, NH USA
  • Full Name:Michael R. Siesicki

Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:00 PM

Progress on the engine has been a bit slow. Here's a picture of the engine with the plug wires installed into the distributor cap.
Posted Image
Foiling was completed this afternoon after getting out of work early due to Hurricane Sandy. Decals are next.
Posted Image
Posted Image

Here Comes Da Judge...

#54 Byron5150

Byron5150

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 207 posts
  • Location:new haven, In
  • Full Name:Byron Nix

Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:23 PM

Wow! Amazing job so far. Makes me so ready to build my revell skill 3 speacial edition 69 dodge charger r/t

Which will be my first doing distributor wires, I too have read that tim boyd tip, they looks good when finished!

Again fantastic work!.

And where can I get the purple stuff u use to strip the chrome??

Cheers,
Byron

#55 mrmike

mrmike

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,683 posts
  • Location:Nashua, NH USA
  • Full Name:Michael R. Siesicki

Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:18 PM

Byron, the purple stuff is called Purple Power Industrial Strength Cleaner/Degreaser. It is sold at WalMart for about $8.00 a gallon container. Good luck on your first wiring job and with your '69 Charger R/T.

#56 Byron5150

Byron5150

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 207 posts
  • Location:new haven, In
  • Full Name:Byron Nix

Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

Ok thank you sir!

And thanks for the kind inspiring words.
Good luck on your car as well

#57 dimebolt

dimebolt

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,171 posts
  • Location:Hoisington, KS
  • Full Name:Corey M. Jackson

Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:41 PM

The JUDGE is lookin just right Mike.
Great job.
Corey

#58 mrmike

mrmike

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,683 posts
  • Location:Nashua, NH USA
  • Full Name:Michael R. Siesicki

Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:57 AM

Thanks Corey!

#59 slusher

slusher

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,577 posts
  • Location:tennessee
  • Full Name:carl slusher

Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:37 AM

Coming along nicely Mike....

#60 slammedi'am

slammedi'am

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,816 posts
  • Location:Cleveland,TN
  • Full Name:Shane Harrold

Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:12 PM

Looking good man!