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#1 Sport Suburban

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

Here is another one I finished this year. This is the 1970 GTO Judge. I built this with a few mods but didn't get crazy with accuracy. This is an old MPC kit that I loved building. I have three more of these in my stash and plan to make one a conv. The rear wing came from Time Machine resin and the air cleaner came from Missing Link. It's for the 69 officially but I think it looks good on this one too. Decals are Keith Marks and the paint is from Model Car World in Orbit Orange. I bought the paint in 2008 and finally built it. Clear is the same automotive clear I am using now. The exhaust tips came from my parts box and I would like to find some more.

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#2 modelmike

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

Another nice one...



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

Great looking goat

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

Great build!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

Exceptional, all rise for the Judge.



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:28 PM

Looks just like GTO's car from the Two Lane Blacktop movie! I like it!



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

Thumbs up



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:38 PM

Groovy Judge  , Suburban !

 

Reminds me of the one in Dazed & Confused (1993 film which takes place in Summer 1976 ... 'highly' recommended !).

 

Is that air cleaner assembly a non-thermostatic version ('69 & earlier on *most* American vehicles) or does it have the "cold start emissions" heated 'cleaner base ?



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:18 AM

Now that's one beautiful GTO!



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:10 AM

Very nicely done.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

 
Is that air cleaner assembly a non-thermostatic version ('69 & earlier on *most* American vehicles) or does it have the "cold start emissions" heated 'cleaner base ?


Thanks, The air cleaner is sold as a 69 part from Missing Link and came with the exposed headlights grills for the 69. It does not have the heatriser tube on the drivers side of the motor. That could easily be added and I missed it. I'm not going to worry about that as the rest of the engine compartment is so bland. I just really could not use the kit supplied chrome air cleaner.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:27 AM

Looks just like GTO's car from the Two Lane Blacktop movie! I like it!

X's 2. great job!



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:21 AM

Nice, Raoul!

 

 

 

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

LOVE IT!!! I want to build one myself...just don't care for the MPC kit. Wish someone else would produce a '70 GTO kit. HEY REVELL or ROUND2...here's your sign!!!

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

Looks great!



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

Excellent GTO Raoul!  Makes me want to dig mine out of the stash.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

Thanks, The air cleaner is sold as a 69 part from Missing Link and came with the exposed headlights grills for the 69. It does not have the heatriser tube on the drivers side of the motor. That could easily be added and I missed it. I'm not going to worry about that as the rest of the engine compartment is so bland. I just really could not use the kit supplied chrome air cleaner.

Thanks for additional info , Raoul !

 

That GTO's boilerroom looks awesome ; I'm definitely not suggesting that you failed to deliver that in any capacity . No pre-heat tube , no problem :) . I was just surmising as to its presence , as I know that not every high-perf car had that arrangement in 1970 (witness the air cleaners for the 340 , and the Air Grabber / Ramcharger F.A.I. of the 383 / 440 / 440+6 and Hemi : no "cold start emissions" air cleaner).

 

Incorrect air cleaners for otherwise stock engines are a sore point with me (in es , the air cleaner in the old Monogram '71 "Satellite" ) , but I don't know why :huh: .

 

Keep up the beautiful work , Raoul !



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

Great build! Those Judges were so cool!

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

Thanks for additional info , Raoul !
 
That GTO's boilerroom looks awesome ; I'm definitely not suggesting that you failed to deliver that in any capacity . No pre-heat tube , no problem :) . I was just surmising as to its presence , as I know that not every high-perf car had that arrangement in 1970 (witness the air cleaners for the 340 , and the Air Grabber / Ramcharger F.A.I. of the 383 / 440 / 440+6 and Hemi : no "cold start emissions" air cleaner).
 
Incorrect air cleaners for otherwise stock engines are a sore point with me (in es , the air cleaner in the old Monogram '71 "Satellite" ) , but I don't know why :huh: .
 
Keep up the beautiful work , Raoul !


Thanks John, I didn't take anything negitive about what you stated about the air cleaner. I was just answering your question honestly for everyone. I had thought about kitbashing this with the AMT 69 Olds for the better chassis and engine comp, then adding the 400 from Revell's 68 Firebird. That would add the detail I would like to see in this subject. I had to get the air cleaner thou since it is such a signiture piece of the Ram Air engine in the Judge's. I like this old kit and it can be built nice out of the box. I enjoy these old tool MPC kits as these are the kit's that will test your skills and make you learn something.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

Very nice.........