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#1 Mopar - D

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:06 PM

This is a 78 Dodge Avenger LI'L Red Wagon that I changed to a base model trim except for the interior that kept the bucket seats. The 360 V8 was changed out with a 225 slant 6. I added wiring and plumbing under the hood including the brake lines. The resin bed came from eBay . Please enjoy and your comments are always appreciated.

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#2 Mopar - D

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:08 PM

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#3 Nick Winter

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

I love that, even sits right, my Cousins had a '85 with the slant, it sat just like that.

 

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

That is really nice



#5 1930fordpickup

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:16 PM

Now that is a nice old Dodge. Brings back memories of a few trucks, just different colors.



#6 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:33 PM

Oh yeah, I am liking that a lot. In the 70s, my father owned the body shop that was attached to a Chrysler dealership. 



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

Nicely done full-size Dodge Dan! B)



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:24 PM

Very nicely done! How was the bed? Good piece of resin did it require much work?



#9 Mopar - D

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:32 PM

The resin bed was in good shape just a little sanding to smooth out the surface other wise it fit with out any modification.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 03:18 AM

Wow! Really nice...it bring me back very good memories...I love those body lines...



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:25 AM

WOW, thats a sharp truck. l bought one of those beds to....



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:46 AM

Nice Adventurer.  (that was the name of the trim package, not Avenger--Avenger is a modern FWD Dodge sedan).  I like the color and wheel choice, the stance is perfect..pickups w/ a relatively empty bed usually sat high in back like that...  I have one of those resin short beds along w/ a '79 4 headlight grille and hood, plan to do a replica of the '79 Power Wagon I learned to drive in..


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:49 AM

Very nice build .....



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:43 PM

WOW  !   !   !     Beautiful Dodge Pickup...



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:50 PM

very nice, where did you get the wheels?



#16 Mopar - D

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 03:02 PM

I had them in my parts box but I believe they came with the A-100 Dodge van.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

Yes, beautiful!!! I had the twin 1:1, same color and everything, even down to the white steelies. Was a great old truck. 



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

Thanks for the comments this was a fun build for me making this a plan old work truck. I have a diorama of a car dealership that I'm working on and the truck will fit nice.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

This is some very nice work!!!



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:28 PM

Nice truck!