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Mahogany Rush

'81 Dodge Omni "Mahogany Rush"

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Finished up my tribute car of my friends Omni that he owned back in the early 80's. It was a kit bash of 3 models. I used an MPC Omni for the body, an MPC Pro-Stock "Firefighter" for the chassis and wheels, then used the Johan Sox & Martin 'Cuda for the dual-plug Hemi. I actually wired both distributors with the correct firing order, which was tough and something I wanted to do for myself, LOL. Used an aftermarket Lenco for the trans with the shifter. Built the roll cage and hood scoop from scratch best I could. The color of the original car was Candy Purple, so I painted it that from a rattle can, but it is more maroon than blueish of the original. I had 2 different sets of decals to use. Special thanx goes out to disconovaman and echoxrayniner from this board for the decals. I showed it to Frank Marino and he was floored. I was happy to capture a car from our past. Thanx for looking. Pics are of the 3 kits, the real car and my tribute model.

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Original Album cover

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Frank Marino with car at track

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On the starting line

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Edited by Mahogany Rush

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I like it....Great tribute

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Congrats! That turned out great! Nice to know It finally all came together for ya...   Model on!

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You have the 80's pro stock stance down pat. Nice work overall and the paint and graphics are right on.

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Very nice, love it !

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👍 nice build! Good stance 

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I remember that record! Owned it, too. I was already listening to Mahogany Rush, when it came out, and thought it was extra cool with the pro stocker on the cover! Very cool!!

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Man, that Omni came out to be one beautiful little power wagon - and that paint just pops! Glad I could be of help <3

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Very nice  I really dig the car and I haveheard of the band before and some of the music too .

 

 

Michael

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