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Well after a looooooong break from this one I have finally got around to getting it done. I am still not happy with the roof so I will be going backwards for a while. It has been nearly 3 years since I stopped work on it. So the roof has a sink mark right across from left to right which will need sorting out before I change the colour . The green just wasn't doing it for me. I now want to do it 2 tone white and blue maybe? I still have to do the suspention as I was going to do a 4x4 but that plan went out the window. Also the Red Ram Hemi went out the same window as well. So I will be possibly be dumping a 440 in there . I have a set of the LRW rims coming from another member soon as well but I am not sure I will even use them now. 

I would like to get some Good Year Tracker A-T tires for it. I have one and I really would like a to the other 3 .

Once I figure how to up load pics again I will get some pics done

Thanks for looking in and feel free to comment 

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So after 2 years of being stored the roof had sunken in the middle. Lots of sanding and it is finally flat again. I will be repainting it as well as I dont like the green and I want to do a two tone paint job. I have a set of 4 brand new tires on the way from a fellow member. So I have to get the chassis finished off after stretching it

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22 hours ago, 72 Charger said:

So after 2 years of being stored

Hey, I'm glad to see this one back on the bench... These projects can be quite challenging.

I took on this one myself as a favor for one of our local club members... He got it from eBay so my bench was the third one it landed on.. lol. The OB meant well but It was even more of a challenge for me to correct all of the issues.

 

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15 minutes ago, disconovaman said:

Hey, I'm glad to see this one back on the bench... These projects can be quite challenging.

I took on this one myself as a favor for one of our local club members... He got it from eBay so my bench was the third one it landed on.. lol. The OB meant well but It was even more of a challenge for me to correct all of the issues.

 

Yeah the roof is a lot of work and to get the doors correct is a bit of a mission. How far are you along with it now ?

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12 minutes ago, 72 Charger said:

How far are you along with it now ?

I sent it back to Trevor... He hasn't worked on it lately that I know of... I worked out the body, painted and polished it. Here is how it looked when I was finished it.

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2 hours ago, disconovaman said:

I sent it back to Trevor... He hasn't worked on it lately that I know of... I worked out the body, painted and polished it. Here is how it looked when I was finished it.

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Man thats real nice. That paint is like glass

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2 hours ago, 72 Charger said:

Man thats real nice.

Thanks... I did the best I could with what I had to work with. I'm gonna build my own, starting from scratch with a virgin kit... I'll definitely refer back to yours. The level of dedication shows in your work.

I tried to save the drip rails and the bodyline under the windows but they were sanded smooth in some places. If Trevor ever finishes it I'll post some pics... He was gonna use a diesel engine and duel wheels. I painted it as a Preditor special edition... (Like the Transformers Camaro or the Bullitt Mustang)... Here's the hood with the Preditor logo... Looking back, I think a two tone paint scheme is the way to go.

 

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I had to add the rain gutter in after I did the roof with thin plastic rod

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3 hours ago, 72 Charger said:

I had to add the rain gutter in after I did the roof with thin plastic rod

Dang, I should've thought of that 🤔 lol... instead, I used thin pinstripe tape but It lifted. 

 

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I have a long way to go yet. I was going to get it lifted and go 4x4 but after some head scratching I think it will be stock ride height. I an going to repaint it two tone blue / cream . If I can get the stock wheels for it

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On 1/2/2020 at 1:12 PM, 72 Charger said:

These are the tires im looking for 

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Those can be found in the Revell Ramcharger issue, it was recently released so it shouldn't be hard to find.

 

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Well I made a little progress . I finally got the roof straightened out and reprimed the body. I have to give it another round of wet flatting . Then its back in for paint. Im planning to do the roof and lower half in white and the rest in a light metallic blue. 

I still cant decide whether to go lifted  / stock or slammed ?

Comments welcomed

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The Monogram Ramcharger is 1/24 scale, so the wheels will be big in 1/25... which could be a good thing depending on your desires!

 

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10 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

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The Monogram Ramcharger is 1/24 scale, so the wheels will be big in 1/25... which could be a good thing depending on your desires!

 

Thats really nice Tom I still dont know which way im going with this. But I do know I want to get the Camper back for it

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5 minutes ago, disconovaman said:

Wow that's pretty! And I think 4X4 with duel wheels is the way to go!

Thanks and im still not sure about lifting it . I have stock wheels coming so it may change again

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Well a small update. I got the BMF done and I have finally settled on the height and wheels. The engine is coming on im adding HT leads and thats about it in there. I am waiting on some new rear lights to come in from a fellow member. I have painted the interior paint done in a lighter blue then a coat of matt clear . I am undecided which rear bumper to use as I have 3 to choose from. The stock or checker plate big or small. So many decisions .

let me know what you guys think

Dave

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Beautiful! I can't wait to see it finished.

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1 minute ago, mchook said:

Beautiful! I can't wait to see it finished.

Me too LOL. Getting close to the finish line still lots of details to add though

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56 minutes ago, 72 Charger said:

Well a small update. I got the BMF done and I have finally settled on the height and wheels. The engine is coming on im adding HT leads and thats about it in there. I am waiting on some new rear lights to come in from a fellow member. I have painted the interior paint done in a lighter blue then a coat of matt clear . I am undecided which rear bumper to use as I have 3 to choose from. The stock or checker plate big or small. So many decisions .

let me know what you guys think

Dave

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I finally found those taillight lenses!! You'd think out of four of the longbed kits I have, there would be more than one set! HAHAHA 

I'll get them out to you Monday.

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