Cheers Geoff! Just noticed you hail from Solihull.. I'm a huge Landy fan!
1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:19 AM
Looks great Tomo! When I was your age, I only dreamed of building such a nice piece of work.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:13 AM
Cheers everyone! @CJ - Cheers for the heads up! The reason for the exhaust thing is that, from what I could see, this kit seemed to instruct me to not put an exhaust on with the 426.. There was only an exhaust for the 440, so I kinda did a butcher job of it but I didn't want to have no exhaust at all! I had the interior underside pointed out to me.. Bloody rookie mistake on my part there! I'll fix that air filter now too, thanks for the advice, it was kinda annoying me! As for the grille.. I made the choice between all flat black or this.. To be honest, I preferred this, but to each his own! Thanks for the post, the help is much appreciated!
Yeh mate that's true about the exhaust, reason being is, the kit's 2'n'1 offer.... Stock ( 440 ) or drag ( 426 Hemi ). They only supplied the exhaust for the 440 because drag cars didn't use exhausts, so they didn't supply one. If you decide to build another one, or another kit, with the same problem, get yourself some solder, with a similar diameter to the exhaust & use that to extend from the headers to the mufflers. It's a very good substitute & easily bendable etc 👍😉
It's cool about the grill, everyone's got their own tastes but if you wanted to darken it up just thin out your flat black paint & layer the coats to how you'd like the grill to look 👍
Didn't know you're only 15yo... So great work mate! Keep it up!
Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:47 AM
Thanks everyone, the responses are rather overwhelming
Ah, that solves that then! I was worried I got a dodgy kit or something! I didn't know that.. I love my old muscle cars but I'm not the knowledgeable in the old Drag Racing scene. Thanks for that tidbit! I'll be trying the solder technique next time, cheers.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:53 PM
Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:53 PM
Really came out sweet! Great pictures and awesome color!!
Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:55 PM
Excellent build, love the interior and color choices, ...
Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:25 PM
Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:05 AM
Thanks again everyone, I'm seriously amazed at the response!
@Steve, my God, that engine sound is heavenly. Thanks for sharing!
Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:37 AM
Love the car man, it looks so nice, the outside pictures just adds to it. I got to build one of these some day.
I saw your nicely done '68 and immediately thought of this, you have to crank the volume- one of the best burnouts EVER!
That right there is my new favorite youtube video, that burnout was glorious.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:31 AM
love it! one of my favorite muscle cars. very well done!!