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  1. The Charger Squad. The Hemi Orange 69 I built a few years ago, it fell off the shelf and still needs some parts put back on.
  2. Rolled her off the assembly line this morning, not to happy with the final paint finish, or the ill fitting hood, but it's done and I can go on to the other Chargers I have. Painted with Testors' Sub Lime green and wet look clear, roof is Tamiya semi gloss black white the interior is Testors' lacquer primer white and Tamiya semi gloss black door panels and dash. The Hemi came from the Revell 68 Charger kit and I had to modify the exhaust system to work with the headers. Rear Frame supports (black things in front of the rear sprigs) came from a Revell 70 Charger kit. Thank you and all comments welcomed! Now, on with the show! Thanks again!
  3. This one has been completed and is in "Under Glass." Thanks for all your comments.
  4. Tires and wheels for the 340 Car Tires and wheels for the 440 car 440 with air cleaner 340 with air cleaner Both together Thanks
  5. Hum.... A found out Harts Resin makes a lift off 340 six pack hood, I could go that route with the 440. I am going to use the same wheels I have on the 340 car for the 440, I just got them all painted!
  6. The Dana 60 from a 68 Charger sitting in it's place on the Duster frame. What I had to cut out in order to get the 440/4 speed to fit in it's proper place. It might not be this bad to do a real one, but I was dealing with scale fidelity here. I'll rebuild the trans tunnel later. I also needed to move the trans mount back and I'll need to make some frame connectors.
  7. I picked up the 71 Duster kit mainly for the small block engine for a 70 Charger project and decided to put a 440 in it. Well, I could not leave well enough alone and decided to get another Duster and build it as the six pack 340 car. This is the 340 car. I have the L60x15 inch tires on the rear and kit supplied F60x14s on the front. The 440 six pack car has the same tire combo but not sure about the wheels yet. I used the rear axle and springs from a 68 charger kit, mainly because one of the 71 Duster kits had some badly molded rear springs. Also I decided that the 440 six pack would shred the stock rear axle in real life. Here is the 340 (I'm going to call it a 318) sitting in the 70 Charger. This will be the "500" version with the tail light panel from the 70 F&F charger and the A/C unit from the Duster. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  8. Yes, the basic kit is the 70 Fast & Furious kit with seats and rear panel from a 68 Charger kit. I wanted to use the 68 door panels as well but they were too long to work with the firewall. I would have needed to shorten them and it just wasn't worth the effort, so I used the 70 door panels. The exhaust is from the 68 Charger as well, with the pipes cut to fit the headers. So, think of this as a wrecked 68 that someone put together with parts from a 70! Also, the Revell Fast & Furious Charger is not even a realistic replica of the movie car, following taken from Edmonds! In the hero car Edmunds.com drove, the engine under that empty case isn't even a Chrysler product. That's right, this Charger is actually powered by a Chevrolet small-block V8 crate engine. Rated at 400 horsepower when purchased from Year One, this GM-built 5.7-liter OHV engine is no slouch. But it's no 900-hp frame-twisting Hemi either. Behind the engine there's a GM Turbohydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission fitted with manual valve bodies and controlled by a Winters ratchet shifter. It runs with a 2,600 rpm stall torque converter. Accelerate hard and shift into 2nd and it feels like the back of your neck has been fungo batted into right center field. Even Faker Hollywood has been diligently destroying 1968-'70 Chargers for 43 years now, and that means parts are hard to find. So the front clip of this Charger — that is, every body panel forward of the firewall — is in fact a five-piece fiberglass reproduction splash-molded in McCarthy's Sun Valley, California, shop. The same goes for the rear sail panel that includes taillights closer in shape to those of a '69 Charger's than a 1970's. "This way we don't have to worry if the car is a '68, '69 or '70," explains McCarthy. "By the time we've mounted our body parts they all look alike anyhow." As if the GM engine weren't bad enough for Mopar purists, this Charger has also been denuded of its torsion-bar front suspension. In its place is a Reilly MotorSports coil spring system that also allows the use of rack-and-pinion steering. The brakes are Baer Racing vented discs up front and in back, the primary calipers are supplements, with a second set controlled by a rally bar and separated master cylinder so the rear tires can be locked up for dramatic slides. The rear end is a Ford 9-inch piece mounted on leaf springs. The tires are 255/45R20 front and 305/45R20 rear Generals on Coy's Torq-Thrust-style 20-inch wheels. https://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/features/driving-the-1970-dodge-charger-from-fast-five.html
  9. The rear tires are from one of the many mid 90s AMT Corvette kits. You get 4 of them in each kit!
  10. Finished this one up yesterday! Not a bad kit at all and easy to convert to a street machine. Painted Testors' Go Mango with Tamiya TS-65 Pearl clear. Interior seats were taken from a Revell 68 Charger along with the exhaust pipes which were cut down to fit onto the kit supplied headers. I had an extra 68 so I used the tail light panel from it to make a hybrid 68/70 Charger. Thanks for looking and all comments welcomed.
  11. This one has been completed and is in "Under Glass" if interested. Thanks
  12. Interior is done on this Charger, 68 seats with 70 door panels. No heater and no center console. The shifter came from one of the Revell 67 Plymouth/Dodge kits and the aux gauges came from the AMT 70 Nova kit. All the BMF is done, and I put a black tail stripe on it from one of the other 70 Charger kits I have. On this one I am into the final assembly phase, it should be done before long. Thanks all comments welcomed.
  13. I got all the rear stripes put on the Chargers now. Check them out. 68 Flame Red 69 Sublime green 70 F&F Go Mango 70 Sun Yellow 70 Panther Pink Thanks for looking, comments welcomed.
  14. I had to change my wheel/tire selection to cragers, they just looked better to me.
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