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Ramchargers 1972 Challenger FC

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Just finished my last build for this year.  This was built using the Model King Challenger f/c with a few body mods, some (not a lot) engine detail and Chuck Boerner's fantastic decals.  This is my first buildup of the Model King funny car, and the next time I'll be sure to close up the front wheel wells and lengthen the chassis somewhat to make it appear more accurate.  Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy.  Comments and questions are always welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

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Aaron, Very nice. Always like your builds. What is your next project?

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That is great.  Where did you get the front bumper?   Did you open up the rear wheel wells a bit?  Looks like MPC opened up the front wheels to get the chassis the to fit but left the rear wheel wells stock.  Nice build!!

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Good eye, Chris. That bumper is from The Modelhaus (I think). Yes, I had to expand the rear wheel wells to better match the real car. 

Steve, I think I'll be getting back on my Dunn & Reath rear-engine 'Cuda. Hopefully, I won't screw up another resin body this time!

Thanks for the comments, gentlemen!

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Aaron......this is The "Best" Ramchargers F/C build I have ever seen ......you really hit thiis one way out of the park......my favorite F/C of all time .....just love this build ....."WOW"!!!!!!:wub:

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Gorgeous, can a guy use that word?     Very nice!

Ummm, you sure can 'cause I would of said the same thing!!!!!

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Killer build of an outstanding car. This is probably the nicest version of this model i've seen built.
Nicely done !

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That is looking particularly good.

 

When the Soapy Sales kit comes out I suggest we all stock up on them.

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Aaron.... That is one Gorgeous Funny Car. Very nice job on it. That turned out beautiful.

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Hey Guys!  Again, thanks for the comments.  There ARE a number of things that need to be done to this kit to make it look presentable.  As I stated above, I enlarged the rear wheel wells, but should've reduced the front wells. At the same time, I think that on my next build with this kit, I'll lengthen the chassis by just a smidge to give it the correct wheelbase. Oh, the 426 valve covers were from a Revell kit, and the Enderle injector and the dual 'chutes were from Calnaga Castings. Steve Perry (from Calnaga) makes an excellent Enderle blower hat.  Finally, the front 5 spoke wheels were from a Polar Lights kit, because the ones from the kit are junk.  Hopefully, this will help anyone wanting to build this kit.

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Beautiful looking model Aaron! Your done a 1st class job of building this car. First time I actually seen a model of this car with my decals I will definitely use your pics of this car my auctions. Take care.  Chuck

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Thanks Chuck!  I have more pics if you'd like. Just email me if you want more.

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Excellant job, ,definitly a great looking  build of one of my favorite floppers .

 

 

I built the 1970 version using the Johan challenger kit. ( they used a different chassis from 1970  and early 71 car versus late 71 and later )  I plan to do the 71 version like this one  as well as the  Chi Town Hustler car using this kit . I'vew already used this kit to build Mr Norm , Bob Banning and the Soapy Sales cars . Definitly one of my favorite kits

 

One of my builtups has a front bumper ( no idea where its from ) If someone can cast copies I might loan it out to do so

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