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#1 dougp

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:00 PM

This is my 2nd WIP behind the Topkick I started in Pickups, Vans, SUVs and Light Commercial. It is actually further along than the Topkick, but decided to post it too. I'm terrible at remembering to take pictures, so bare with me.

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The build is 71 Daytona based on the AMT 71 Dodge Charger R/T kit. Parts are supplied from the AMT 69 Daytona, Revell 70 Superbird and 71 Plymouth GTX. The nose and side filler panels came from the 69 Daytona and actually fit easier than I expected. I straightened the front edge of the fenders and hood to line up and attach the nose cone. The wing was from the 70 Superbird and the top of the rear fenders and mounting points had to be reworked for a cleaner fit. The rear bumper was dechromed and the badges removed. I plan to use the 5 spoke oem wheels with a set of Fireball Modelworks Goodyear Eagle GT's.

Here is what I have so far:

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Engine is based on a Mopar Performance equipped 440 6pack pictures found on the web. I made custom decals to duplicate the finned Mopar Performance valve covers. The shorty headers were scratch built. The finned transmission pan and pulleys are works in progress.

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Enjoy, comments, suggestions and ideas welcome.


Edited by dougp, 02 August 2013 - 01:01 PM.


#2 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:07 PM

I am loving the transformation. Keep it going, please.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:20 PM

Awesome man!!!!
It looks like one of Gary Beinke's 1:1 concepts that he's built.
He has done a whole slew of 71 Dodge and Plymouth Daytona's and Superbird's using the factory's actual design concepts.
Great subject!
Will be watchin this one for sure.
Corey

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:26 PM

Very cool!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:29 PM

Very cool ! Doug

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:33 PM

l'm really diggin this one! Keep it up! Bart.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:34 PM

Are you going to add any fender top scoops or A- pillar covers ?

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:37 PM

I love this build so far...keep at it man!

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:52 AM

Hey Doug,
I'm posting all the 71 g-series cars I have pics of in reference. If you don't already have em, there's some great stuff there.
Corey

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:43 AM

Very cool, I'm loving the body work

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:06 PM

very cool!

where did the mopar performance valve covers come from?

cheers
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:57 PM

Nice subject, looking forward to seeing how this comes out. I built the 71 superbird from the old MPC body and the AMT 71 Charger chassis and engine. Cutting out the inner fenders from the Charger allowed me to fully detail the engine on the kit bash. I don't remember where I got the 5 slots from.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:06 PM

Great idea & some really nice clean work. Love that hood & those gills on the Daytona, looks cool. I like the way this is going.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:33 PM

Thanks for all the suggestion and comments. I've been busy on the Topkick and didn't realize the response I was getting here, so I'll be a little more diligent.

Are you going to add any fender top scoops or A- pillar covers ?


I don't think I'm going to use the fender scoops Pat. The body is so long and clean I'm afraid they'll disrupt the flow.

Hey Doug,
I'm posting all the 71 g-series cars I have pics of in reference. If you don't already have em, there's some great stuff there.
Corey


Thanks Corey, I'll check them out, every little bit helps. I have a bunch of the Dayclonas and the green 71 Charger SRT8 that are on the web. Both are supplying my inspiration on this build.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:39 PM

It does look real clean with out them.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:48 PM

Might I suggest a paint scheme? :D


Great pic Jacen, I'm a big Nascar fan but not on this build. The color I've selected is Duplicolor GM Autumn Maple Met. Haven't decided on the interior color(s) yet.

very cool!

where did the mopar performance valve covers come from?

cheers
bryan


I used a pic for the mopar performance catalog to make decals. I painted the valve covers flat black and sanded the top service so the gray plastic would show through the lettering and fins of the decals. I used some chrome parts box breather caps to top them off.

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For the mopar performance finned tranmission pan I used strip styrene to create the fins and dry bushed silver over the top of the ribs. I used another decal for the mopar perf. logo. I'll be posting pics of the basic engine/trans assembly in the next couple of days. Waiting on parts to finish it. Hopefully they'll be here tomorrow.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:13 PM

Update 10/29/12

The engine is complete. The air cleaner is drying, It was painted hemi orange and still needs to be cleared and buffed. Also noticed I forgot the dipstick, so I'll have to add it too.

The trans pan turned out better than I expected. Block is gloss black, heads gloss aluminum, water pump and oil pan sliver, headers are magnesium and the carbs are a combination of silver, brass and gold with a black wash. Distributor by SMBC.
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This week I plan to get the chassis started and the ride height set. If the weather ever clears up I hope to do the final prime and prep on the body.

Thanks for looking.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:18 PM

Looks awesome so far Doug.
Corey

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

Update: 11/8/12

I've been busy on the Topkick wip, but managed to get some work done here. I found some 1:1 tubular frame connectors for Mopars on the web, so I fabbed some up for the Daytona. I started with strip and rod styrene. Pieces were cut and assembled.

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Once assembled they were painted Hemi Orange and mocked up on the frame.

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I'm thinking about using the mufflers and exhaust tips from a 70 Challenger TA. Let me know what you think.

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And finally the bumper and rear valance were attached and the first primer coat was applied and sanded.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:46 PM

Everything's lookin great so far Doug. You do really clean looking work man.
Cant wait to see more
Corey