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68 Charger R/t Conversion Part 4. Finished


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#1 Don B

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 09:55 AM



Hi Everyone,

After a minor setback it's finished. I started this build as a replica stock but had a change of mind.
I decided to do it like the street cruisers of the early 70's so I ditched the magnum 500 wheels for some aftermarket wheels.
I also blacked out the grill added yellow plug wires and headers along with lakewood traction bars. Raised the rear end a little.
The usual BMF treatment and Keith Marks decals. It was a fun conversion to do. Thanks to fellow board member Ron S for making the personalized rear license plate along with the front vanity plate.
Here are some pics.
I hope you like it. Comments Welcome.

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#2 Raul_Perez

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:39 AM

Excellent work, Don!! The color, decals, BMF and all of the details look great!!

Regards,

#3 FordRodnKustom

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:06 PM

Outstanding build Don. The colors and period details are perfect. I can smell the $.45 a gallon Sunoco 260 now!

#4 Andy Wyatt

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:28 PM

That came out nice!

#5 Randy Kern

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 02:07 PM

That is beautiful! This has to be one of the finest Chargers I've seen yet (along with Andy's). All my favorites; year, color, wheels, striping, stance, etc, etc. Fantastic job on the details, too.

#6 82notch

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 02:28 PM

AMAZING build. It is also my favorite year/model....

#7 kelson

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:22 PM

awesome build!like the 70's look ,i've seen on some of the other forums people waiting for revell to release this kit surprised people don't kitbash the 68 landy car and the 69 charger.

#8 James W

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:25 PM

Very nice! I've always considered the 68 Charger to be the best looking muscle car out there, and you've done them proud!!!

I dig the over-spray on the chassis.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:13 AM

Turned out great. I really like the Cragars. Nice color combo.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:21 AM

Very cool man, excellent paint and details!!! :) ;)

#11 Don B

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 04:49 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. It was really a blast to build. I just started my next project. It's a 69 Dodge Dart GTS. Will have some pics on the workbench soon.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:42 PM

Man, if your Dart is gonna look this nice....wow! :) Everything's perfect, great job on my favorite year Charger.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:53 PM

Beautiful work! My favorite Mopar, I had a 1:1 in high school. A build you can be proud of for sure!

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:55 PM

Beautiful work! My favorite Mopar, I had a 1:1 in high school. A build you can be proud of for sure!

nice, you are lucky! :)

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 03:34 PM

Very nice! The traction bars and wheels really set it off.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 04:26 PM

Attached File  img034.jpg   193.16KB   23 downloadsAttached File  img035.jpg   195.77KB   16 downloadsI remember this exact car from a mopar show in East Hartford. Down to the FL plates, hemi, colors and stripes. Here are some pics. I am sorry for awakening an old thread.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:28 AM

:o Beautiful build!All the guys are callin it "the 70's look",Funny, maybe it's just me, but I thought thats how(68,69,70)Chargers wre SUPPOSED to look!I love it.I want it!Don't leave it parked outside! (remember,I'm from Deeetroit!) :rolleyes:

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 05:22 PM

Attached File  img034.jpg   193.16KB   23 downloadsAttached File  img035.jpg   195.77KB   16 downloadsI remember this exact car from a mopar show in East Hartford. Down to the FL plates, hemi, colors and stripes. Here are some pics. I am sorry for awakening an old thread.


THANK YOU for awakening this old thread. I missed it the first time around, so I'm glad I got to see this '68. INCREDIBLE build. The '68 Charger was BY FAR the best looking year. BEAUTIFUL PAINT!

Mike

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:08 AM

Simply beautiful!! It's perfect!!

#20 cotto

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:55 AM

Now I can't wait for the Revell one to come out!! :(