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1969 Dodge Charger Daytona - 426 Hemi, Torqueflite 727 Automatic, T5 Fire Bronze


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#61 1 bad55 stan

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:01 AM

This is a really cool build,hang in bro.Your doing a great job...



#62 Mr. Moparman

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:56 PM

"Exhaust note normal, oil pressure stable, doctor." 'Ok, let's start this operation"

 

I have begun surgery on the front end. I masked off the rest of the body, using a trick I learned from Star Trek models to prevent as many "tape-lines" as possible. I then started out with 600 grit sandpaper to get everything down level, then, using a Q-Tip and water to dampen the surface, I worked my way up to 2000 grit to smooth it all out. I then primed the area with Tamiya Surface Primer (bottled stuff).

 

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I then repainted the area body color and let it dry. I pulled the tape and volia! Good as new! I got a very faint tape-line down the side of the fender, near the bottom, but it's not that big of an issue to me. I am surprised I had this much success with the repair anyways. This photo was taken before I re-applied the clear coat, so you may see a very slight color difference. Now, in person with clear on it, you can't tell the difference.

 

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She now sits on all-fours! I now wish I had went with the race spindles in the kit, but I'm not ripping the suspension back out to replace them. 

 

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I think the next update will be finishing her up!

 

Enjoy!

 



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 04:03 PM

Wow that really came together! Great job on the re-paint, doc!  :P



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 04:10 PM

Nicely done!



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 04:49 PM

The body work came out perfect Brandon!  The re-paint blends right in.

 

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 10:03 AM

Nice save!  That really looks good.



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 10:44 AM

Nice save on the front right fender there, I knew with a little patience you'd be able to turn it around. Great job bud.

 

Looks slick on all 4's



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 03:12 PM

Thanks for sharing your paint repair process that you have perfected.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 05:40 PM

I think it's time to crank over that HEMI and let this bird fly! She's done! This is by far my best build yet, and with the issues I ran into I can say that I am extremely satisfied with the turnout of this model. It almost seems like I could jump in and go!

 

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You may see more pictures in the Under Glass thread!

 

 



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 06:58 PM

Beautiful build Brandon! 



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:31 PM

Great job! Looks like you got that nose to fit nicely, mine was a bit troublesome. I remember it requiring lots of foil too.



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 02:39 AM

Well done!  Nice save on the paint miss-hap.

 

 

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 01:10 AM

Thats one nice looking Daytona!