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Glenn Bunch IMSA Challenger

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Hi,

Would any one happen to know which year this particular version of Glenn Bunch's brilliant Dodge Challenger is based on?

The roof line suggests early 70's?

 

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Edited by aurfalien

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Looks like a 1970 grille.  Other than the grille/headlamps and taillight panel, you could start with any year body '70-'74.  There is the Monogram '70 T/A (1/24), the ex-diecast Revell (claimed to be 1/25, closer to 1/24), AMT (1/25 scale '70 with separate roof), Lindberg (1/25 scale '72) and MPC ('70-'74 annual kits, '74 funny car) and Jo-Han ('70 funny car).  The funny car bodies are actually pretty close to stock other than panel lines being wiped off (and filled grille/taillight panel on the MPC).  Take your pick, with all the alterations needed, all you are really looking for is the roof, doors, and hood... 

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Hi and thank you sir.

Is the Revell 1970 TA Street Burner a good choice?

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Its got a 1970 grill in it. And the roofs are all the same.

Other wise thats where any similarities end  with a 1/1 car

http://glennbunch.com/images/23.jpg

 

 

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If it's the one that can be built as a T/A or an R/T, I'm not crazy about that one.  I had one and resold it.  It's called 1/25 but is actually pretty close to the Monogram 1/24 scale kit which is better all around.  If 1/24 scale is OK then I'd go with the Monogram.  For 1/25 scale the Lindberg would probably be cheapest.  The MPC funny car body would work too, but that one has no drip rails around the side window openings.  But if you can do the other bodywork, that shouldn't pose a problem.  If I were doing this, I'd start with the Lindberg body and get the front/rear trim from one of the AMT kits.   

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If it's the one that can be built as a T/A or an R/T, I'm not crazy about that one.

Hi,

Is this the one you are not crazy about;

http://manuals.hobbico.com/rmx/85-2596.pdf

If I were doing this, I'd start with the Lindberg body and get the front/rear trim from one of the AMT kits.   

Thanks for the idea, much appreciated.

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Looks like a 1970 grille.  Other than the grille/headlamps and taillight panel, you could start with any year body '70-'74.  There is the Monogram '70 T/A (1/24), the ex-diecast Revell (claimed to be 1/25, closer to 1/24), AMT (1/25 scale '70 with separate roof), Lindberg (1/25 scale '72) and MPC ('70-'74 annual kits, '74 funny car) and Jo-Han ('70 funny car).  The funny car bodies are actually pretty close to stock other than panel lines being wiped off (and filled grille/taillight panel on the MPC).  Take your pick, with all the alterations needed, all you are really looking for is the roof, doors, and hood... 

Hi,

Interesting points.  Thank you!

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Hi,

Is this the one you are not crazy about;

http://manuals.hobbico.com/rmx/85-2596.pdf

Thanks for the idea, much appreciated.

That's the Monogram kit.  If you can work with 1/24 scale, it's pretty good. 

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Another interesting IMSA funny car was this Firebird based "Silver Bird"

 

 

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It might be easier to start with the MPC Plymouth Duster or Dodge Dart body.  

 

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It might be easier to start with the MPC Plymouth Duster or Dodge Dart body.  

 

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Hi,

Not a bad idea.

Thank you.

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