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Foose '67 Dodge Coronet

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My new project is the Foose '67 Dodge Coronet and this kit has been in the stash for a couple of years.  I have seen builds of this kit, but never built as the car from OverHaulin' season 4, episode 6.  This is my goal here, but I have to make some changes.  The '67 Coronet from the show was a Coronet 440 model and not the Coronet R/T as depicted by the kit.  The engine was a modern Hemi and not the second generation Hemi that's in the kit.  I will use the Hemi that is in the kit, but the 4-speed transmission will be replace by a TorqueFlite A727 automatic trans and a column shifter.  The buckets seats will be made into a bench seat and the R/T emblems will be removed from the body, but if I try to remove them from the grille and taillight panel, which is also wrong for a Coronet 440, I'll end up destroying them.  And, I'll remove the hood louvers since the Coronet 440 has a flat hood.  My paint will be Dupli-Color Forest Pearl Green and Tamiya TS-14 Black and the TorqueFlite A727 automatic transmission.  Let's see what I can do with this kit... 

More to come...

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The first thing I did was to connect the bucket seats together to make a bench seat.  I used some styrene rod and will cover the gap with .020 sheet styrene.  I may remove the rod from between the seatbacks and created a split between the seatbacks.  I filled the hole in the floor pan and with flock this interior floor.  I partially assembled the engine and painted it with Mopar Street Hemi Orange paint.  This paint will take a few days to gas out.  I also have my TorqueFlite A727 Automatic trans and shifter ready for paint.  I removed the R/T logos from the body and now for the toughest part of the build...removing the louvers from the hood.  I used Tamiya tape to protect the hood while I sand away the louvers.  The valve covers have been drilled for plug wires and will be stripped of it's chrome plating as well as the alternator and carbs.

More to come...

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I have this kit too but will build it plain "stock" one day. No Foose or custom business of any kind. I'm looking forward though to those modifications you mentioned, it'll be interesting too watch, so count me in!

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Thanks Thomas!  Right now I am concerned with removing the hood louvers and getting the louver section flat.  It'll take a while, but I think I can do it.

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I haven't gotten a whole lot done on the Foose Coronet, but I do have this...

The hood louvers are gone and the hood is almost ready for primer.  Just need some more sanding.  I got the wheels and tires assembled.  I started to assemble the engine and I drilled the distributor for plug wires.

More to come...

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Thanks Dominick!  There will be more...

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