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amt 1970 dodge superbee update 02/21/18

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Hi started this one about 10 years ago which I had painted and mocked up but never got back to it until a couple of weeks ago. Had to strip back the paintwork as I painted it back in the days when I didn't use primer and it started chipping all over the place. Got the body and hood all cleaned up and started with duplicolor grey primer and then hit it with duplicolor vivid yellow from the spray can. Polished up the paintwork about a week ago, did the bmf and c stripes and now waiting for a clear coat. While I was at it I decided on a change of look from when I painted it originally by swapping out the rims to give it a more street/strip look from the late seventies/early eighties style. Found the rims in the parts box which came from the henry j gasser kit and also modified the front stub axles and to raise the front just a little. At the moment has good-year slicks on the rear but came across some tall profile street tyres that I will be using instead. Making up some traction bars for the rear end at the moment unless someone knows of a kit that has a decent looking set. Changed out the motor as well and decided to put in a dohc hemi for something a little different but will swap out the air cleaner for something a bit more old school to keep with the theme of the car. Thinking of going for a brown interior on this one instead of the usual black/white. Hope to have some clear coat on saturday along with a couple of more bodies needing it, as its just turned winter here but we should be having a 20 degree day. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve

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A face only a mother would love . One of my favorite Mopars in the 1/1 world ( Ive had 4 of them )

 

And have always liked this car in Yellow.   Buddy of mine used to own a Lemon Twist yellow 1970 Bee, 440 sixpack auto

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Nice work look'in real fine .

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Whadda shine!!!!! Keep it coming Steve!!!

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Good looking car. On a side note, real Mopar guys don't use traction or slapper bars on there race or street cars. IT wont allow the springs to work like they are engineered to do. But, it is a model after all, lol. Depends on how accurate you want to make it. :)

 

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I'm digging this-I love my mopars !!!

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Good GAWD that paint is PERFECT!!!!! LOVE the car as you know Steve..... 

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Thanks everyone for your comments. Hope to have the engine done before the weekend and then onto the interior.

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A face only a mother would love . One of my favorite Mopars in the 1/1 world ( Ive had 4 of them )

 

And have always liked this car in Yellow.   Buddy of mine used to own a Lemon Twist yellow 1970 Bee, 440 sixpack auto

I looked at a couple '70 Coronets for sale several years ago when I was in the market for a ride, but I couldn't "pull the trigger" to buy one. I really like the looks of the '69 Coronets better myself.

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MOPAR or no car. Looks good. Can't wait to see what in store for this ride.

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Nice finish on that yellow. That green was great too!
Go go go

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Thanks for the comments everyone. Know its a bit late but after the stuff up with photobucket just didnt have the drive to post as I lost so many pics but time to get off my butt and get posting again. Have now got it in clear coat and a good buff and polish and think the paint is good to go. Also changed my engine choice as I want it to resemble a street car decided on a hemi with twin four barrels on a low rise intake. Have the majority of the interior now done and also the floor pan. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve

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Real nice another home run, great work Steve

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Thanks Dan not much longer and hope to have it finished. Cheers Steve

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Remember to use the wiper motor found on the chrome tree. Don't use the Road Runner horn as the instructions direct you to. Here is the correct motor (and horn) on Furious George's '68 Road Runner. :)

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Thanks Marty for your comment and thanks Frank for the info already had that sorted out but nice to know people out there helping to try to improve others build. Just a matter of intrest building a 68 roadrunner at the moment and as I am here in Australia not really intimate with the hemis, so a quick search on google found all the 68's that I looked at run the air filter the same as if not very similar to the 67 Plymouth gtx ,  not the one supplied in the kit so which would be correct for a stock build ? Cheers Steve

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