Well this another one I start a couple of months ago & since the Camaro is finished I start back up on the Hemi Dart. The color is Root Beer & the pic does not do it justice. I had to raise up the Hood scope to accommodate the aluminum stacks on the carbs. Reworked the rear wheel tubs for some wider meats and made a different rear end. The interior is just about finished just have to add a few details & a Tach yet.
68 Hemi NO# 2 Build after 15 yrs
Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:23 PM
Also built a custom center console & shifter & the bezel that is over the shifter. Will also be installing front discs & calipers and may try to run the brake lines also & also scratch built a set of traction bars for the rear.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:00 AM
Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:33 PM
Was not sure if the two tone interior would go with the Root Beer paint. Here are few pictures of the wheels & tires and the hood after being painted.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:46 PM
Clear coated the rims tonight & made mounting plates for the rear backing plates to axle housing & painted them.
Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:43 PM
Well have gotten it cleared and the strip on the rear & should have done some research on the rear strip because it's not far enough back on the trunk and as it goes down the sides it is slanted forward a bit.
Edited by Metalmad, 10 March 2013 - 06:44 PM.
Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:22 AM
Cool! That color is pretty similar to what is on my 1:1 Thunderbird.
Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:58 PM
Going to have to repaint ! Leaving the rubber band on overnight to get the ride height correct cut into the paint pretty bad.
Learning something new everyday.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:50 PM
Picked up another Revell Hemi kit to use the body & hood for the repaint and will be changing the color also even though I liked the Rootbeer.Plus the 426 in this kit is done really well so I'll be using that for a future build. So hopefully I will be able to get this painted tomorrow since today i did the body clean up & scribed the door and trunk lines & primered the body today.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:37 PM
You can strip the old paint off the 1st body with castol super clean, you can find it at wal mart
Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:42 PM
Yes I know but want to get this done plus i needed another 426 Hemi motor for a future project.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:10 PM
Got the Hemi Dart primed today and some of my next build which is a Lamborghini Aventador. Man I really like the Tamiya Primer that primer goes on really thin and smooth.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:24 PM
Well I finally got the 68 Hemi repainted today in Bronze it was Root Beer & the Root Beer just did not look right to me plus when I installed the rear decal strip I laid it down wrong and the rubber band I had wrapped around the front to hold on the frame so I could get the ride height right on the front cut into the paint really bad. Plus I worked on the Lamborghini Aventador Brake assembly's.[attachment=34736:IMG_1300.JPG][attachment=34737:IMG_1303.JPG][attachment=34738:IMG_1302.JPG]
Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:19 PM
[attachment=34832:IMG_1305.JPG][attachment=34833:IMG_1306.JPG]Got the Decals on last night & cleared the body and hood today so hopefully if everything goes right I can get the Dart assembled sometime this week.
Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:21 PM
Love the color and the soft drink! IIRC, MOPAR made a series of street legal HEMI Darts labeled "Baby Grands".
Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:44 PM
Here are some mock up photos. I still need to rub out the clear coat which I will do this weekend add the coolant hoses,brake lines,seat belts etc and get the stance done.[attachment=35013:IMG_1309.JPG][attachment=35014:IMG_1310.JPG][attachment=35015:IMG_1311.JPG][attachment=35016:IMG_1312.JPG]
Edited by Metalmad, 26 March 2013 - 06:58 PM.
Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:55 PM
I liked both colors, too bad about the first one. I hope you post pics of the Lambo and fit and finish info when you get there.