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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:07 AM

thanks so much - great reference shot of the engine bay

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:20 AM

here are some more pictures
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 11:04 AM

I have test fit the suspension and the wheels , but I am somewhat in limbo now with this build because new parts for it are on the way, i wont post more until i get the parts for the modifications.

thanks so much jacen and kevin

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 11:21 AM

Parts are on the way chief. :) Jacen made me switch out the wheels because I was about to send you the wrong ones! DOH!

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:23 PM

hows this for the rear bumper?
my pix are too big to post so click here for the pic
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:22 PM

Nicely done! :)

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:42 PM

my pix are too big to post


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Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:33 AM

thanks for posting that for me

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:06 PM

got the spair parts today man I wish the real car had chrome wheels , it is ashame i have to paint these. I only wish this car had a lower stance , the big goodyears are limiting me on how low the car sits.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 03:15 PM

Cool! Glad they got there quick. So what did you think of the manifold? Do you think you can use it? I just put it in as an afterthought. The plastic one is from the old MPC stock car series.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:12 AM

Cool! Glad they got there quick. So what did you think of the manifold? Do you think you can use it? I just put it in as an afterthought. The plastic one is from the old MPC stock car series.


I am going to use the manifold - the car is now finished except for the engine bay . I purchased a junk kit allready assembled off of ebay just for the hemi engine .Waiting on that to complete. Thanks so much for all you guys help , I will update the pix this pm ,

quick ? on this car is the engine orange or dark blue. The hemi on display in RP the museum in Randelman is dark blue .

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:20 AM

The pic I provided...
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is a replica car. The one thing they got wrong was the engine color. They used the factory orange. In most cases the Petty engines were Petty Blue.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:33 AM

here is the finished product except for the engine , the hemi is on its way! Thanks to all who contributed to this build. This was by far the most challenging build I have ever built. I am experienced out of the box but a novice when it comes to combining parts from other kits. I hadfun with it though. I have had troubles with my pictures sizes recently so these are just thumbnails , if you would like to see the whole build click here> There are 116 photos http://pettymodelcar...lbumid=13852726

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:52 AM

Clyde, for a first attempt at a kitbash, you've done a very admirable job at capturing the look of the car. Are there issues as far as total accuracy? Sure. However you are in a learning curve right now so focus on what you did right and well, and be very proud of this build. When it comes to the next one those things will be second nature and you can focus on what you want to improve. My little league coach once told me "There's no shame in a swing and a miss as long as you did your best and learned something". I think you've done a great job and i've seen the real car up close. Alot of us chimed in to help out, but you had the guts to ask for help. Thumbs up my friend!

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:05 AM

Clyde, for a first attempt at a kitbash, you've done a very admirable job at capturing the look of the car. Are there issues as far as total accuracy? Sure. However you are in a learning curve right now so focus on what you did right and well, and be very proud of this build. When it comes to the next one those things will be second nature and you can focus on what you want to improve. My little league coach once told me "There's no shame in a swing and a miss as long as you did your best and learned something". I think you've done a great job and i've seen the real car up close. Alot of us chimed in to help out, but you had the guts to ask for help. Thumbs up my friend!


Thank you so much - don't get me wrong , I have kitbashed before see my 70 roadrunner, but not to this extent. usually , I would slip in a few roll bars and add different wheels to a stock kit and paint it and be on my merry way , much like I did with my superbird build back in 01 (which is located here http://pettymodelcar...lbumid=14026589 ), but this car is the first that is really looks like a race car, not just a street car with a couple of add on parts. Thanks for all the help. I got lots more to build . My next kit will be the '72 charger 1/16 scale streetburner kit- I am searching the net now for someone who will sell me the 1985 43 stp decals from the pontiac 1/16 kit - i can make those work. If memory serves that charger is set up already as a stock car with rollcage and chassis and wheels. we shall see! going to Hobby Lobby tommorow with my 40% off coupon.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:49 AM

Well Clyde, I hope you see this first. I have those decals, but there's a better choice available if you look around. There's a guy that has actual Charger decals available. The 1985 decals are missing too many markers that the Charger has.

Secondly, the 1/16th Street Charger is a 73/74 style not a '72 and although based on the original 1973 Petty Charger kit it IS a street vehicle. Finally in two months the 1/16th Petty Charger kit should be on the shelves. Round 2 is re-issuing the kit in it's original form and trust me on this...you'll be much happier with it. This kit is still being touted as one of the most accurate NASCAR kits...EVER. ;) http://www.mikesdeca....php?cPath=8_42
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If you do have or get a 1985 kit, the engine would be a great swap item for a 1974 to 77 Charger.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:38 AM

Well Clyde, I hope you see this first. I have those decals, but there's a better choice available if you look around. There's a guy that has actual Charger decals available. The 1985 decals are missing too many markers that the Charger has.

Secondly, the 1/16th Street Charger is a 73/74 style not a '72 and although based on the original 1973 Petty Charger kit it IS a street vehicle. Finally in two months the 1/16th Petty Charger kit should be on the shelves. Round 2 is re-issuing the kit in it's original form and trust me on this...you'll be much happier with it. This kit is still being touted as one of the most accurate NASCAR kits...EVER. ;) http://www.mikesdeca....php?cPath=8_42
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If you do have or get a 1985 kit, the engine would be a great swap item for a 1974 to 77 Charger.

Thanks - I'll try something new,

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:49 AM

Thanks - I'll try something new,


kit i was talking about has too big of hole in hood , bought a 3n1 camaro instead - i'll surprise you all with how that can be a petty car!