I'm just amazed at the workmanship. My box stock build is stalled at the moment. Work, life, paint time, etc. I'm to the point I want to get the body fitting together as closely as yours. Yours is looking great! Keep at it - can't wait to see the finished car.
My youngest son was very much into Cars movies when the Hudson race car came out. It was Doc Hudson to him and he likes to "help" me build, so we put the Hudson together as the race car, but had to paint it blue and make it look like Doc Hudson. I also have a Superbird on the bench and of course, he calls it "Mr Na King". But often asks if I'm still planning to paint it green. Yes. But it will always be Mr Na King to him. Who cares if it's accurate or not, as long as we're having fun, right?
I'm watching this build - I am trying to build the box version. Made a small error that resulted in having to reconstruct center section of one side of frame...oops. Good luck as you continue - can't wait to see more of it.
I know I'm late getting to this subject, but does the petty dart kit have stock grille and rear bumper setup? I'd really love to convert a 68 dart into a 71. I had a 71 swinger 318 that was one of my favorite cars I've owned. Bought it for $600 w 78K miles in '87. I went to look at a duster sitting beside it. Duster was 4800 and rusty and 6 cyl. So bought the dart instead. Put dog dishes on it, then rally wheels. Several other projects on it. Eventually sold it to my college roommate who drove it, rebuilt eng and rear end. He eventually sold it for what I paid for it to a guy that was going to drag race it.
Anyway, that a long way to ask the first question.
My gosh I am still working on the reissues of that kit. Right now, my son & I are working on a 69 GTX conv. But the grille looks like the RR. Can't find a GTX grille in all the parts boxes (!). But I have at least 3 more variations I have picked up over the years. The stock coronet, a couple super bee P/Ses I found for $4 each at Kmart and a couple more. Plus all the parts boxes from them. I used the PS chassis under a little Red Truck, a 59 Desot Adventurer, a 68 Dart (unfinished) and more. that kit is/was the standard to replace almost any mopar chassis from that era. I probably won;t be buying any more though.
AMT used that chassis under one of the Dodge Daytona reissues on the box art. But the kit inside was still the old one piece deal. I think I set one aside to use under a 70 Charger kit, too. Great kit.
Hard to beat that kit for kustom stuff. Some of the parts on mine came from the 49 Ford, tires are from the 57 Chrysler, flippers from the 50 ford p/up (?). PE window cranks and door handles, leopard print decals on seats. Kinda pimpy and over the top, but aren't Kustoms supposed to be?