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'72 Dodge Challenger

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Never built a Lindberg kit until this one. Screwed up the first paint job on it and hid it in a box for months if not years. Then it became a bit of an experimental subject for scratch built engine parts that didn't make it into the final build. Later, I found a 1972-74 Matchbox Challenger that I absolutely love so I went ahead and replicated it pretty accurately, with some creative freedoms that I took due to the lack of detail on a 1/64 scale Matchbox. Lettering is done by hand, stripes are decals from the '68 Charger kit by Revell. The build itself is pretty far from box stock, with a totally modified front suspension and scratch built rear, carbs and side pipes. Anyways here it is alongside its ''mini-me''.

Comments are welcome!

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The Lindburg kit wasn't too bad, but I always like to build my cars stock and the kit isn't stock.  I was lucky enough to find a stock hood at Hart's Parts.  Then, I found some decals from Fire-bird designs.  The model didn't come out looking too bad :

 

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It's all in how you choose to build it.

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very cool i don't think there was  a real 75 challenger i think the last dodge challenger was made in 74 untill 2008

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Sweet! I remember I had this Matchbox Challenger, too when I was a kid (mine was red). Nice idea to build it in 1/24!

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15 hours ago, michelle said:

very cool i don't think there was  a real 75 challenger i think the last dodge challenger was made in 74 untill 2008

Thanks I was just basing myself off the year tagged on the underside of the car, I'll fix it.

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3 hours ago, Jay's Customs said:

Thanks I was just basing myself off the year tagged on the underside of the car, I'll fix it.

if it is like hot wheels that would be the year  matchbox released that version of that perticual challenger toy 

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The car's rough stance ! Good idea with the rear wheels.

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