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This will be Cottons Charger 500 as it was driven by Sam Posey in his only NASCAR start. It is a SMH resin body on an AMT Roadrunner chassis. It will have a mostly scratchbuilt frt suspension. A scratchbuilt frt K member and engine rollbar will also be made.

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Sam Posey is a name I haven't heard in forever.  Looking good so far.

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1 hour ago, MarkJ said:

Will it be a road course car?

Yep has a fuel filler on the other side. Car sat real low in back.

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Got the major chassis stuff done. Stance is right for this car now. Fuel cell made k member ready for final details.

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Looks great as usual.  You are one brave guy to paint and decal a body before the chassis work is done.  I did that a time or two and the results were not good. 

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28 minutes ago, Jim N said:

Looks great as usual.  You are one brave guy to paint and decal a body before the chassis work is done.  I did that a time or two and the results were not good. 

I’ve done like 8 of these chassis. I pretty much know where I’m going with them before I start. Plus the clear I use is 2 part urethane. The flat clear too. Stuff is tough to damage on a model. Meant for the abuse of a real car. If I’m doing a car I’ve never done before I mend my ways.🙄

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I'll certainly be keeping my eye on this build as it progresses!  Great work thus far!

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Coming along nicely. Great subject too, hardly ever see a Charger 500.

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Made a dash for it. Should end up looking like this. I need to find a better picture of the Dodge emblem on it. I don’t know what that emblem came on. Not a Mopar guy.

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3 hours ago, yellowsportwagon said:

Made a dash for it. Should end up looking like this. I need to find a better picture of the Dodge emblem on it. I don’t know what that emblem came on. Not a Mopar guy.

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That dash emblem looks to be early 60's. It would be interesting to see if there is a similar decal available in AMT's (formerly Lindberg's) Dodge 330 "Color Me Gone" drag car, or, perhaps you could foil cast one from a Jo Han '62 or '63 Dodge body?

I don't want to give you false hope, as I'm not 100% sure about those sources, but that is where I would start.  

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I blew up the photo and it just says "Dodge"  in a signature style font. Looked in google but could find nothing like it.

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24 minutes ago, MarkJ said:

I blew up the photo and it just says "Dodge"  in a signature style font. Looked in google but could find nothing like it.

I found what is was. A 65 Coronet trunk emblem. Tried copying it and reducing it down to make a decal. Just refused to look right. So I just glued an old Charger photoetched emblem on instead. Looks good enough for me. That dash wasn’t in the same car anyway. So for all I know this one could have said Charger. That’s my justification at least🙄

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Sounds good to me. Are you going to make  the dash  look woodgrain?

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2 hours ago, MarkJ said:

Sounds good to me. Are you going to make  the dash  look woodgrain?

Here you go Mark looks kinda dark in the picture. Going to clear it yet.

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Nothing to see. did you put too much clear on it and it turned clear? :D

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Looking good. How do you do your woodgrain effect?

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I sprayed  the whole thing a dark brown. Then a dry brushed a darker brown ,a red oxide kinda brown and a little of a tan color on it. I use a stiff bristle brush seems to work better for me.

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