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I am going to replicate a car my uncle owned.   1970 GTO Judge, 400 auto, Carousel Red.  

I am using the AMT 69 Hurst Olds for the chassis and a few other parts.  It comes with the auto console and shifter, which should work well.   

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I picked up this resin TH400, and its very nice, but looks too large, and doesn't fit in the chassis and tunnel.   I am going to use the th400 from the 72 Chevy pickup.  The engine is from the Revell 69 Firebird.

 

 

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Spoiler is the Hurst Olds piece.  I cut the ends off and made them from sheet styrene to replicate the Judge spoiler.

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2 hours ago, LouO said:

I like what you're doing here 👍

+1. Looks like you know what you're doing and have a plan. Drive on! B)

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What 70 body are you using... old kit or resin? Gonna look cool either way!

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I found a built up kit for $5 at a swap meet a few years ago.  stripped the paint off and its been sitting ever since.

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I thought the spoiler I was making was too small, so I scratch built a larger one.  

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I wanted to stretch the back of the trunk down a bit, to look more like the real car.  this will also give a little more room for the Judge decal that goes there.  

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On 11/4/2019 at 2:23 AM, Trendsetta68 said:

You are headed in a great direction  ... the '70 GTO Judge would be  a welcomed new kit IMO ...

 

I'm with ya....the investment could cover the whole gen ('68 up to '72) 

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I'm using the radiator support from the Monogram 69 GTO.  its 1/24 but a more accurate shape for a Pontiac than the Olds piece.  Added some styrene to the undersides of the fenders as well.  

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Since my neighbor owns a '69 GTO, and I got the Monogram kit, I will tag myself right here, and watch.  He let me drive it the other day, and I didn't break it..... plan is to build a 'before' when he found it on the Navajo Reservation.  Wanted to see how it goes together.

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Made the posts longer on the spoiler, just need to clean up the edges now.

 

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Had fun with the carb last night.  Added a few details that won't be seen.   

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Spent a lot of time just trimming and sanding to make the battery fit.   Also added some posts to the rear to keep the chassis straight in the body.

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always good to see another Pontiac project , nice work 

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Love those Pontiacs!  I built a 1/25 70 GTO years ago, I think MPC made the kit.  I used my neighbors 70 GTO as a model for painting and even duplicated the vinyl top.  Looking forward to seeing more of your project.

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