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1968 Dodge Coronet 440 Build

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Hello, I am new to the forum!  That being said, I thought I would share my recent car project.  My stepdad owns a 1968 dodge coronet 440 with a 318 cubic inch engine.  So I decided to make a scale model of it.  I shaved the R/T badges from the 1968 R/T body I found online.  Used painted masking tape for the black vinyl top.  I also had to modify the engine mounts for the smaller engine to fit with the roadrunner frame.  I have added a picture of the actual car for comparison.

Parts Used:

1968 MPC Dodge Coronet R/T Body

1975 MPC Chrysler 318 c.i. Engine

AMT Torque Thrust wheels w/ Firestone Tires

1/25 scale Edelbrock Valve Covers

AMT 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner donor kit for chassis, frame, interior

Bare Metal Foil

Plastruct Scale Lettering

Paints Used:

Model Master Dark Bronze Metallic Lacquer

Gravity Colors White Surface Primer

Gravity Colors 3-part Clear Coat

Gravity Colors Anthracite Black

 

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Very nice!

What's the color of the real one? I have a resin one coming someday and don't yet have a color for it in mind, but I really like THAT one!

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Very nice!

What's the color of the real one? I have a resin one coming someday and don't yet have a color for it in mind, but I really like THAT one!

So the real one is a shade of the original 1968 Bronze.  When they restored the car, they had it mixed so obviously it won't match my model paint.

Gravity Colors has a Pontiac autumn bronze you might be able to get to match the original color.  When I airbrushed it, it was darker than the paint color in the original car, but you might be able to spray it light enough to match.

 

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Great tribute build!  I love seeing replicas of real rides, well done.

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Nice replica of a nice car! You put a lot of effort into it. Mopar to ya!

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Great tribute build!  I love seeing replicas of real rides, well done.

I agree

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Turned out very nice!,whats the story of the challenger in the background in the first pic?

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Turned out very nice!,whats the story of the challenger in the background in the first pic?

The Challenger was another project at the shop where my step dad got his car restored. 

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