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I've been working on this 1980 Plymouth Volare, from the MPC Fuzz Duster kit, for more than a month now.  I though I would be just throwing it together with some cool wheels and some paint.  Since I started I have decided to do new things or things I have not been 100% successful at in the past.
 

I flip flopped for 2 weeks before I bought it, and the original intent was to make a junker.  On the way out of Hobby Lobby I saw a Maisto 2013 Viper and thought the wheels would look REALLY cool on the Volare.  So, with 40% off coupon in hand (or on phone) I purchased both and started this journey. I purchased the donor Viper and the Volare the following day.  In between I had a slow day at work and looked up all kinds of Google images of the kit and Pro Touring Plymouth Volares.

 

If you're part of the Facebook or youtube model car scene you MAY have seen this thing before.  So, the day I purchase the kit from Hobby Lobby I sat down and tuned into Youtube and one of my favorite builders (MrMinidreams) had picked it up and had the same idea.  I'd like to see what he does with his.  It all started with pulling the Viper apart, and trying the wheels underneath this beast.  The wheels started turning in my head and I thought of a Hellcat Volare...what would that be like.  I contacted Mrminidreams and he put me on to ClearlyScale and I purchased a 6.4 liter 392 cubic inch supercharged Hemi with 6 speed gearbox.

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I had to notch the frame a bit to get it to sit down in the Volare, but that what you do when you want to get it in there.  Once I got the headers painted I noticed they would hook up really nicely to aluminum tubing for a more realistic exhaust system.  Why not?  I am trying new stuff.  Take a look at the pics.  More to come...

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A few more pics below.  I cut out the t-tops at the advice of my brother and members of the facebook community and it has snowballed from there.  I made a hood cowl, installed Recaro seats and a rollbar.  Also, I felt the rear wheels were too shallow so I deepened them.  Check out the pics.

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Cool idea. Can't wait to see how it turns out

Thanks.  I have more coming.  Just trying to get more pics uploaded now.

Hello guys!  More pics of the Volare.  I can't believe I started this back in August and I am still plugging away.  Here are the latest pics of progress on the Pro-Touring Volare.  I de-chromed the bumpers, primed and painted the body.  At the time of this post it is two tone, but I am going to try and get a stripe going done the sides to match the interior color I have chosen.  Please let me know what you think.  Hopefully this thing will be in the Under Glass section soon.

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Getting there more to come.  Still needs more paint, then it's clear coat time.

 

 

 

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I remember this from the clearly Scale page! 

Excellent build.

 

 

Thanks man.  Soon that 6.4 liter Hemi will be back in this beast.  Just trying to get all the paint and details to lay down the way they are in head.  Thanks for keeping up with the progress.  I can sing praises all day about my experience with ClearlyScale too...easy as pie to work with.DSC00289.thumb.JPG.c4cfee560db4d6cd0bc50

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Shaping up nicely!!

Thanks man!  If things keep on like this I could be done soon.  I just put exhaust back up and it still needs some tweaks.  Thanks for checking it out.

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I'm going a completely different direction with my Volare, but seeing your;'s is an inspiration. Keep it up.

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I'm going a completely different direction with my Volare, but seeing your;'s is an inspiration. Keep it up.

I am glad my car helped to inspire your build.  I would love to see the direction you are going in.

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Full Flares, Big Spoiler, 5-spoke Mags, Bright Two-Tone Paint, Lame 1980's engine. The "All Flash, No Dash" look that was about all you could get in the '80's. That is when I graduated,(1981) so that is what I want to capture.

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Unusual choice, but a great choice that you picked.  I really like the look, may just pick a kit up.......Thanks 

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Cool work on the Volare!  I'm glad to see you have the engine and transmission in the car with the interior bucket in too.  The interference I found was between the transmission and the bottom of the interior bucket when I installed the slant six from the Lindberg Dodge.  Do cut out that driveshaft and repair the tunnel, a separate one would look great, that's what I did with mine.

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Full Flares, Big Spoiler, 5-spoke Mags, Bright Two-Tone Paint, Lame 1980's engine. The "All Flash, No Dash" look that was about all you could get in the '80's. That is when I graduated,(1981) so that is what I want to capture.

I love that idea!  I can remember when I was little how cool those huge flares and spoked wheels looked.  I wanna see what you d w/it man.

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Head to head:  Supercharged 5.4L Ford vs 6.4L Supercharged Hemi (Above)

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1980 Plymouth Volare w/392 cubic inch supercharged Hemi backed by a T-56 6 speed. Exhaust from tubing and solder.

 

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More to come...she's ALMOST done! More to come soon.  Thanks for following my progress!

 

 

 

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Cool work on the Volare!  I'm glad to see you have the engine and transmission in the car with the interior bucket in too.  The interference I found was between the transmission and the bottom of the interior bucket when I installed the slant six from the Lindberg Dodge.  Do cut out that driveshaft and repair the tunnel, a separate one would look great, that's what I did with mine.

I did have to do some cutting to get that 6.4 to fit with the trans.  Unfortunately I was not thinking forward enough to carve out the tunnel.  Had I been thinking I would have. I would love to see your rendition too.

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this look bad a$$, I like what I'm seeing, I wonder how many more of these vintage kits Round-2 could sell, if they would include resto-mod parts, to dress up this post fuel crisis mid size econobox

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Great looking build.

Great pics too. love the use of your other cars in background

Thanks man.  I was hoping it would add a little more realism to have my other cars in the background.  Thank you for following this.  More to come soon.  In fact, I am working on it as I type.

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this look bad a$$, I like what I'm seeing, I wonder how many more of these vintage kits Round-2 could sell, if they would include resto-mod parts, to dress up this post fuel crisis mid size econobox

I REALLY hope Round 2 is paying attention, because A LOT of us state on a daily basis that the vintage styrene would a great way to go.  We would literally purchase trunk fulls of these kits.  LOL.  Thanks for following Luc, and more to come soon.

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I did have to do some cutting to get that 6.4 to fit with the trans.  Unfortunately I was not thinking forward enough to carve out the tunnel.  Had I been thinking I would have. I would love to see your rendition too.

Thanks for the reply!  Here's mine, quite a contrast from yours!  

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/98259-1977-volare-messenger-car-finally-finished/

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Hey man, love the build and thanks to you, I found a new source of aftermarket modeling parts! How is this kit coming together? Is the fit/finish good? Any problematic areas I should be aware of when building mine?

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Brodie, if you have only dealt with modern kits, the MPC kit from 30 years ago, will be a huge change of pace.MPC was known for dodgy fit, and odd quirks in the parts, but are beloved to those of us who grew up with them. AS far as fit goes, Test Fit EVERYTHING! Files, Sandpaper and Sanding Blocks will be your friends on an MPC build. That said, after cleanup fit should be OK. Not like a new Revell or Tamiya, but not bad. The Body is nice but has some mold lines that will need cleaning up. If you choose to use the T-tops you will need to exercise your "Modeling Skills".  This version of the kit is clean and well done, and the Chrome tree is smooth and very shiny. (Unlike the bad old days).

For another Fan's take on MPC Kits, I recommend looking up Adam Rehorn's (Faust) "Sprue Lagoon" website. You can spend hours there reading his stuff.

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Hey man, love the build and thanks to you, I found a new source of aftermarket modeling parts! How is this kit coming together? Is the fit/finish good? Any problematic areas I should be aware of when building mine?

I had a bit of an issue with the frame and body joining together in final assembly, but there were not too many issues I can remember.  I know depending on the level of detail you are going for the chassis is a little lacking.  The molded in driveshaft was kind of a drag, but overall I am happy in the end with mine. 

I cannot wait to see how yours comes out man.  I love seeing other peoples take on the same kit.DSC00365.thumb.JPG.12aee3d390fcc31c58d0f

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