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69 GTX Johan


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I finally had finished this one. Had it a few years and it was a mess. Body was trashed and kept my eye open for another one. Eventually one came up and I bought it. This is a 69 GTX from Johan and it is built pretty much as Johan issued it. Chrome was redone and decals are Keith Marks.

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Absolutely fabulous, and even more so because you brought it back from the dead. As Simon Cowell says when someone turns in a particularly impressive performance, "THAT's how you do it!"

As Ron said, the old JoHan is just flat-out superior to the AMT in almost every way. I WISH I had one of these. (Have several Road Runners, but no GTX.) Well done and model on! B)

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Wow! That's one beautiful GTX! I think you nailed the overall look on this one, it looks like it was just driven out from a dealership. Very nice and smooth paint job with a great color choice and sharp BMF work too. I find nothing to complain about.:P

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Nicely done GTX to be sure! One can clearly see the differences between this and the AMT offering. In defense of AMT, I will say while I like the Johan body more, I think that AMT has the superior chassis and drive train, as it should, considering how much newer the AMT kit is.

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3 hours ago, Smitty said:

Nicely done GTX to be sure! One can clearly see the differences between this and the AMT offering. In defense of AMT, I will say while I like the Johan body more, I think that AMT has the superior chassis and drive train, as it should, considering how much newer the AMT kit is.

Absolutely, but unless you are a detail freak like me, the Johan kit will suffice, and even though it is lacking in detail, and has wire axles, the fit is great. I bought a '70 Road Runner body that was based on the unobtainium Jo Han annual, and I robbed a broken '70 Superbird I built and scrapped for the interior and chassis to do a simple project. When they were cheap, I bought up a bunch of AMT Road Runners and GTX for the chassis and powertrains. I did a '69 Coronet R/T that way, and I have an R& R '68 Charger R/T and '68 Coronet R/T resin transits, which I have fitted the updated chassis under, which fit nicely. I plan to use the Dog Dish Caps and Steelies from the  Revell '68 Charger for the Coronet R/T. With the Revell '68 through '70 Charger kits, and the AMT '70 Super Bee, I am going to have quite a fleet of turn of the Decade Mopar muscle.

Raoul's build puts my AMT '69 GTX to shame, and I won a best Mopar trophy at a contest with it. By the way, I have an AMT '69 GTX Convertible, that I am considering combining it with a derelict JoHan '69 Road Runner to do a '69 Road Runner Convertible, incorporating the superior Johan Grille and Tail lamps into the AMT body, and making the appropriate changes to the body and interior.

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Thanks everyone for the loving comments. I'll have to show you guys more of my work from this year. I have a few more restorations to show. Here is what I started with. This was given to me by a good friend as he said is anyone can build it I could. It was pretty complete and had all of the GTX specific parts. The body was cut into a convertible and all emblems removed. Hood was sanded down flat and I think they were going for a Satellite conv. I placed it next to a AMT body for comparison. I had another hood from a Road Runner so since I couldn't do much with the body I kept looking for another body. I did eventually find one and you can see the results.

 

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