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Lindberg '72 Dodge Challenger

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I received an e-mail from Model round up that this kit & a few other Lindberg offerings are now available.

Also mentioned was a 71 Mustang, & 97 F-150,

I was wondering if anyone has information on this 1972 Dodge Challenger. I'm sure its a reissue.

I would like to know if it is a decent kit. How about the Engine & chassis.

If you built one, show some pics please.

Thank you.

Ron

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IIRC its an old Palmer kit, but its prohibably the nicest kit they've ever produced. I've not built one but i've seen them build and they appear to be somewhat accurate,

I've got an original MPC build uip that i'm restoring so I'll pass on this kit

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IIRC its an old Palmer kit, but its prohibably the nicest kit they've ever produced. I've not built one but i've seen them build and they appear to be somewhat accurate,

It is indeed the old PSM tooling. I wouldn't call it accurate by any stretch, but it does make a good canvas for a custom or street machine. At least it's moldede in white instead of that weird high-gloss plastic Lindberg was (in)famous for when they first brought this kit out in the early 1990s.

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Here's some photos of the kit and it's contents. The box art model is probably the nicest one I seen of these built out the box.

It was built by our own James Tester. Some say it's a close knock-off of the old MPC kit. Builds up out of the box as a street machine or custom version only.

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It you want to build a stock verion you'll have to do some kit bashing. I've already have one started using parts from the AMT Yankee Challenger.

If you want a true hardtop body and don't want to mess with resin or pay collectors prices for an original MPC kit, it's the only game in town.

With a liitle work you can build a nice model out of it.

=Steve

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Thanks to gasman & larrygre for the information and a BIG thanks to SteveG for the pics.

Its guys like you all that make this forum very enjoyable for me.

Thank you.

Ron

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Thanks for the info, Steve. I was also thinking of a kit bash with the AMT Challenger, and was wondering if the body in this kit was workable. Aside from that funky looking hood, it seems doable. Think I'll give it a go.

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=Steve

Is that a Daytona/Superbird style nose in the bottom left corner of the of that image?

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Is that a Daytona/Superbird style nose in the bottom left corner of the of that image?

Yes, that's the optional custom nose panel. Note the fixed headlamps instead of the Datona style pop-up lamps.

-Steve

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Yes, that's the optional custom nose panel. Note the fixed headlamps instead of the Datona style pop-up lamps.

-Steve

That was in the original '71 Palmer (PSM) kit, which COULD be built stock.

Always did like that Daytona-style nose.

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That was in the original '71 Palmer (PSM) kit, which COULD be built stock.

Always did like that Daytona-style nose.

Does anyone have the original PSM issue? I would like to see what parts are either missing or are changed compared to the current issue.

-Steve

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Does anyone have the original PSM issue? I would like to see what parts are either missing or are changed compared to the current issue.

-Steve

Steve, I HAD the original PSM 71 Challenger and still have quite a bit left of it in my spares box.

From memory, I remember the kit could be built stock, "Daytona" or drag, and was reasonably accurate. The Hemi didn't have the blower (that came later). Plated five spoke mags and Mopar Rallye wheels were options. And, the kit features the first vinyl radial tires of any American manufacturer (Firestones, I think). There were two hoods, plain flat (Daytona version) and dual-scoop - no shaker. The current hood was added later, probably when the blower was added.

I know I have the instruction sheet somewhere buried in the "archives"....

Hope that helps a little.

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I was not planning on buying the Challenger kit but after reading the comments and seeing the pics, I will grab one and check it out more! Thanks guys! :D

~ Jeff

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Steve, I HAD the original PSM 71 Challenger and still have quite a bit left of it in my spares box.

From memory, I remember the kit could be built stock, "Daytona" or drag, and was reasonably accurate. The Hemi didn't have the blower (that came later). Plated five spoke mags and Mopar Rallye wheels were options. And, the kit features the first vinyl radial tires of any American manufacturer (Firestones, I think). There were two hoods, plain flat (Daytona version) and dual-scoop - no shaker. The current hood was added later, probably when the blower was added.

I know I have the instruction sheet somewhere buried in the "archives"....

Hope that helps a little.

do you still have the dual scoop r/t hood? i wanna build a replica of my dads chally and need that style hood

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What you see in the photos above is what you get. Nothing more hoodwise.

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Lots of flash, (Althoug have seen worse), edges that I felt were too sharp, and chassis was minimal.. might see how the AMT chassis "lines up".. I won this kit and would like to build a replica of a friend's car... but, time will tell.

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Wow, two zombie threads in one day....impressive for our little forum!

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Wow, two zombie threads in one day....impressive for our little forum!

What is this, official "Bring Back Dead Threads Day?" :lol:

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What is this, official "Bring Back Dead Threads Day?" :lol:

Don't know, but if any more show up, I'm going to break out the Zombie jpgs and gifs :lol:

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strange.. thought I was replying to the thread about this that I started.... no clue why it dug up a old thread....

even stranger... my thread is gone.... guess a mod didnt want a rerun, and tacked my reply onto this old thread!?

Edited by tvandmoviecars

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strange.. thought I was replying to the thread about this that I started.... no clue why it dug up a old thread....

even stranger... my thread is gone.... guess a mod didnt want a rerun, and tacked my reply onto this old thread!?

Correct. There was an existing topic on the exact same kit, so I merged your post with this existing topic, which then bumps the topic up when a new post is added.

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Correct. There was an existing topic on the exact same kit, so I merged your post with this existing topic, which then bumps the topic up when a new post is added.

Oh, so this zombie is all Your fault :P

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check out this thread that iborg posted.............http://www.modelcars...1&hl=challenger............. Rodger did a 1970 Challenger from the AMT and I did a 1971 with the Lindberg kit . Vaughn Hart made the 1971 conversion kit and I now see he does the 1972-73 conversion kit with will up grade this kit a bunch

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Anyone know how close demensionally the old MPC kits are compared to the Lindberg kit.?

The vinyl top pattern on the AMT kit has turned me off to use it as a starting base

I have a few of the MPC pro stock challenger hoods and was wondering how well the hood will match up with the Lindberg body.

I have maybe 3 or 4 MPC 1972-73 builtup bodies but starting with fresh new plastic might be a better option.

Chuck,

Are the yellow side panels on that body painted or decals ?

Does anyone do the flame type side panel decals to do an accurate 71 Missle car?

Edited by gtx6970

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Hi Bill the yellow side panels were printed on ink jet decal white paper and I airbrushed yellow over it with paint because I was not happy with the color .This was the old way of doing it before I got my Alps printer. Now I can use Cady decals and make a white underlay for his decals

In reference to the flames of sorts ,they actually go onto a 1970 Callenger

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Slixx decals aren't that bad you just have to make a 2 tone yellow to red panel for the car

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Chuck

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