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My first 1;1 car April 1978 1968 Dodge Charger 383 4 speed


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#1 LURCH_1961

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

This was the first car I owned in 1978 cost a whole 400.00.Itwas one tire eating Mopar :rolleyes: Attached File  CHARGER #4.jpg   136.74KB   131 downloadsAttached File  2013-03-06 12.13.12.jpg   160.56KB   160 downloadsAttached File  2013-03-06 12.14.05.jpg   124.25KB   164 downloadsAttached File  383=1.jpg   9.88KB   151 downloadsAttached File  68-2.jpg   7.3KB   107 downloads    Thanks for looking.Im getting back to building after a stroke in December.Trying to build and share :D


Edited by LURCH_1961, 26 March 2013 - 08:17 AM.


#2 High octane

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:12 PM

Nice job on that Charger. Ya just gotta love dem Mopars!



#3 jeffs396

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:37 PM

Great job! That's one MEAN lookin' street machine B)

 

Sorry to hear of your health issues. By the looks of your build, you are well on the road to recovery :)



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:57 PM

Nice job on that.

 

I wish you a speedy and as full-as-possible recovery.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:21 PM

That is really nice, love the color. Where are the wheels from? I've been looking for a set like that.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:10 AM

Love Chargers. Great build. Beautiful paint and finish.

joe.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:30 AM

Nice! That color must of looked great on the 1:1 car.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:25 AM

Nice!!! You did an awesome job on this! I'm planning to build a 68 Charger myself, with the same style wheels, but from a different kit. A family friend gave me the Charger back in 77. He was moving to another state and couldn't take it with him. Mine was a light green metallic.

 

Sorry to hear of your health issue. I'm disabled due to a heart condition myself, and know that working on a model is a struggle... My best to you, and keep building, you do nice work!!! :)



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:27 AM

That is really nice, love the color. Where are the wheels from? I've been looking for a set like that.


The wheels and tires are most likely from early '70s Monogram street rod kits.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:30 AM

good look'n charger like the way it sits.... B)



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:48 AM

Cool! I like the 70's vibe going on with big and little slots. All you need is a little air hose leading from the shocks and a Hi-Jacker decal in the window :D



The wheels and tires are most likely from early '70s Monogram street rod kits.

 

They kind of look like the ones in the Monogram 55 Chevy Street Machine.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:34 PM

F6 Bright Green metallic........love it! You were one lucky man back in '78! Glad you were able to start building again. 



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:31 PM

nice car to have in 1:1 and has a very 70s look with those FAT rear tires. awesome!



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:33 PM

Front tires are 70 monogram.the rears are Amt's from the 53 Ford tilt hood pock up truck wheels are monogram. Got the wheels from a fellow builder.The paint is Testors emerald green lacquer .The top is masking tape with black marker.A little work on a 440 to look like the 383  the 1:1 car was running. most of all guys and ladies thanks This is something I love to do I'm not great I just build for fun. :P .And keeps me out of the shrinks office. ;)I wished out of the heart Doc office now.


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:46 PM

Very nice!  Great job.  Way more fun than the basket weaving the shrinks would have you doing!  ;). Keep up the good work.

 

Jerry



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

Had a triple black 69 Charger R/T with Ansen's on it, just like that. Yours looks GREAT!



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

Nice build! I have a soft spot for that body style Charger. B)

 

Except for the wheels (which are my favorite aftermarket wheel) there was one looked almost identical around here back about 1983! Farm kid had it and unless you got in it it looked great!

It had almost no trunk floor and a Flintstone floorboard! But it look cool and sounded great! :lol:



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:11 AM

THANKS GUYS THE REAR SHOCKS WHERE ON THE 1:1 COIL OVERS.NO AIR SHOCKS JUST SOME SHACKLES.THE 1:1 WAS BEING SET UP FOR DRAG RACING.THE 383 WAS BORED .030 FULL RACE CAM HOOKER COMP HEADERS DANA 60 SERIOUS REAR END A833 FOUR SPEED .WAS DOING A BURN OUT ON A STREET AROUND THE CORNER IT GOT AWAY FROM ME AND ENDED UP THE STEERING WHEEL IN MY FACE AND LAP DROVE IT HOME WITH A PAIR OF VISE GRIPS LOL



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:39 AM

Awesome Charger! I only wish my first car was that cool.  Very nice work, and I wish you a speedy recovery.