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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:02 AM

Hey guys, first off, let me say that I have not gotten my 70 cuda yet  Since there was over 25+ pages in the "review" section, it seems like practically everyone is going to be building one. So I am throwing up a build-off. not so much as a competition, but just to put all the 70 cudas in one area. I have never seen a kit stir up so much enthusiasm as this kit since the introduction of the pro mod kits.

 

As far as rules go, this is the first community build I have assembled and if anyone has suggestions, that is fine. I guess all you need is a 70 cuda kit, or as many as you want to enter, and you can build it any way you want. Start date is, let's say now, if an ending date is needed, lets say you have to be finished with them by July 4th 2014. I build like a chevy goes, very slow!!! so an ending date isn't good for me.

 

I will be going out today and look again for a kit, but until then, jump in with those cuda builds...... the water's fine....... haha, get it, cudas live in water......... never mind. Looking forward to seeing these, since I am a mopar kind of guy. Hopefully, we will get quite a few builds and stay at the top of the community build list.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:12 AM

My local club is currently voting on a club build. The new Cuda is among the kits being considered and the voting looks to be swinging towards it. If this happens I'll be involved for sure.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:25 AM

I just picked up a 71 yesterday am I allowed? or is it strictly 70's



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:56 AM

Carlos, why you do this to me? I thought about it and I would like to keep it to only the new release of the 70 kit. I really don't like telling people "no" (except my kids), hope you understand.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:42 AM

Haha its ok i just won the 71 at auction ill keep it for a later date



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:46 PM

Al, Hobbylinc.com has the 70 Cuda on special today yet for $17.xx



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:02 PM

I just picked up a 71 yesterday am I allowed? or is it strictly 70's

Has anyone looked at making the new '70 kit into a '71 using the parts from the old kit ?



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:23 AM

yes, I have a few of the 71 monogram and a few of the (UUGGGHHH), monogram AAR cuda. was fitting pieces from the AAR onto the 71, then gave up. with a little patience, I think you can come up with a fairly neat, reputable build. I would save a lot of money if I went that way instead of buying the new release.


Al, Hobbylinc.com has the 70 Cuda on special today yet for $17.xx

thanks Ben, I will check it out.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:06 AM

yes, I have a few of the 71 monogram and a few of the (UUGGGHHH), monogram AAR cuda. was fitting pieces from the AAR onto the 71, then gave up. with a little patience, I think you can come up with a fairly neat, reputable build. I would save a lot of money if I went that way instead of buying the new release.

 

Sorry , I meant using the '71 parts on the new release . To make a '71 .



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:47 AM

count me in with a cuda soon as i get one . even have a really nice chevy engine to put in her to make her even more sloooow.

hope  i can join along 

 

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:35 AM

Sorry , I meant using the '71 parts on the new release . To make a '71 .

that would be neat. want a 1/25th scale 71 cuda. that would be a cool conversion.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:39 AM

count me in with a cuda soon as i get one . even have a really nice chevy engine to put in her to make her even more sloooow.

hope  i can join along 

 

Michael

that's great. thought there would be more interest since I STILL cant find one (not one for buying over the net, I know, what can I say). OK, the "CHEVY" and the "SLOW" I understand, but the "make her even more sloooow" part, I don't get... are you a Ford guy infiltrating a classic mopar community build?



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:29 AM

I just got my kit today. I'm going with a Pikes Peak racer that would run in the vintage class today as Pikes Peak is now entirely paved. I'm going to try to find a good small block for it. The 340 from the AMT Duster kit just doesn't look in scale.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 07:14 AM

I picked up one Friday( local hobby shop had 13% off deal on all purchases). I'm doing it as a custom because I want to try some nail polish for paint.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:47 PM

I just got my kit today. I'm going with a Pikes Peak racer that would run in the vintage class today as Pikes Peak is now entirely paved. I'm going to try to find a good small block for it. The 340 from the AMT Duster kit just doesn't look in scale.

Does it look small ?The engine compartment is pretty big to fit all the optional engines. How about a small block from the Dodge Intrepid Stock car kit?


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 01:51 AM

I hadn't thought of that Pat. Is it an actual Mopar small block? That might be exactly what I need. It's 1/24 scale as well so it will surely fill the space a bit better. I'll have to look into getting one.

 

And yes, it looks small even in the Duster.

 

Edit: Nope, won't work. A reliable source has informed the engine in the Intrepid is a Chevy small block with Dodge valve covers. But someone else also suggested the 340 from the 1/24 Monogram Challenger R/T. That might be doable.


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:18 PM

I hadn't thought of that Pat. Is it an actual Mopar small block? That might be exactly what I need. It's 1/24 scale as well so it will surely fill the space a bit better. I'll have to look into getting one.

 

And yes, it looks small even in the Duster.

 

Edit: Nope, won't work. A reliable source has informed the engine in the Intrepid is a Chevy small block with Dodge valve covers. But someone else also suggested the 340 from the 1/24 Monogram Challenger R/T. That might be doable.

But they are very nice valve covers  :)

I don't think I ever even stuck the small block in the Duster I built , I did test fit a big block before I put all the Viper stuff in it .

The small block in the Petty kit car locks small than the Duster block too.Maybe they will come out with a good small block if they make a new AAR down the road.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:34 PM

that would be neat. want a 1/25th scale 71 cuda. that would be a cool conversion.

I have two of them all ready and the AAR they made from the Challenger kit .

If I go to all that trouble I would build a '74.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:57 AM

I just got my kit today. I'm going with a Pikes Peak racer that would run in the vintage class today as Pikes Peak is now entirely paved. I'm going to try to find a good small block for it. The 340 from the AMT Duster kit just doesn't look in scale.

I never noticed this. I always use BB's but want to do a 340 69 dart. I know its very well detailed.

 

anyways, still on the hunt for my cuda kit... sooner or later.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:11 AM

Me too...none of the stores in Duluth have the kit. Might have to go to one of the LHS and order one.