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#1 Bruno

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:26 AM

Just finished this one. The idea was to build a typical Street Machine like I used to see on the streets in the late 70's / early '80s when I was a kid. I chose Revell's '68 Dodge Charger kit, added a hurst shifter, chrome chain steering wheel, ansen 5 slot wheels, traction bars, raised the rear of the car, I used the Hemi engine in the kit because I built that one for a Hemi theme at a local show, changed the street hemi intake for a cross ram, added an accel supercoil, wired and plumbed, paint is automotive waternorne basecoat and urethane clear. I painted the chassis black, as most street machine cars were at that time, rotisserie restaurations were not common back then... I also added a pair of Hush Thrush mufflers to it! :)

 

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#2 Johnag4004

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:29 AM

Hi Bruno,

 

This is stunning...

 

Andy...



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:31 AM

I like it !!!!



#4 Belugawrx

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:38 AM

nice Nice NICE!!!

I likALOT



#5 mrindy77

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:38 AM

I remember those days...way to capture that time period. I had a friend whos older brother had a 74 Duster...L70's out back same kind of rake...my friend and I put on a backyard carnival to make some money so we could buy comic books. We sold tickets to kids to get rides in his Duster...oh could you imagine how many upset parents you would have these days.

#6 cobraman

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:50 AM

Cool Charger !



#7 geordie

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:52 AM

Awesome, you've captured the '70s street freak look very well, excellent stance and wheel choice.

#8 S. Svendsen

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:57 AM

That's awesome

#9 johnbuzzed

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:40 AM

That's really nice; really captures the spirit of the era.  But it's almost too clean... :)



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:42 AM

Sweet JOb .. I like it alot.



#11 FASTBACK340

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:59 AM

I remember that look from high school. You nailed it with a sweet build. Real nice job!



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:06 PM

Sweet! Just like I used to see in high school, very nice!

#13 TimKustom

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:21 PM

Very nice period piece. Great job on the tire markings!



#14 Chris White

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:30 PM

that is absolutely awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:41 PM

What a great representation of a '70s street car! It's like a time capsule!  The jacked up stance is perfect. Hi Jackers? My only critique is that the paint is too nice. Most of our cars back then were a little rough around the edges. lol

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 02:05 PM

Great looking car!



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 02:13 PM

badass



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 02:19 PM

NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:29 PM

OH Yeah, I remember those days well, my Duster had Road Hugger M50/15s on the rear 113/4" wide and a simiular rake to it, but anyway  you did a very good job on the Charger, I like it!!  :) 



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:34 PM

Killer build..