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It feels like forever since I've actually got something done, so one of my dream cars seemed like a good way to get the ball rolling again. I always wanted to build as close to a factory built LO23 Super Stock Dart as I could get, but wanted to get more comfortable with building something as a replica and not a fantasy car, especially when reference photos are so hard to come by. 

This one started out as the Revell Hemi Dart kit, but to make it a true LO23, the rear fenders had to be redone, front fender line scribed, master cylinder relocated and cut away from the booster, battery tray shaved with battery relocated to the trunk, rear armrests removed, block off plates for the heater and radio added, window cranks removed and replaced with seatbelt material, GTS buckets replaced with lightweight A100 seats and aluminum brackets, center hood scoop pin removed, and probably a few other inaccuracies overlooked by Revell. The stacks sitting on Fireball Modelworks awesome carbs were also drilled out and covered with screen from a paint filter to give a little more of a convincing look. Overall, a really fun project that I'm happy to finally have off the bucket list.

 

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Sure looks like the real thing. Great engine detailing. 

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Looks great but it may be difficult to keep rubber on those skinny tires, lol

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Fantastic work. Beautiful engine detail as well. Just as delivered to the racers in the late 60s. 

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Well done! Nice engine detail 👍👍

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Look at all that killer detail!!!...did you add the wrinkles to those seats?

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Thanks for the compliments guys! Much appreciated!

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On 4/18/2020 at 6:47 AM, Dann Tier said:

Look at all that killer detail!!!...did you add the wrinkles to those seats?

Thank you. No, I wish I could take credit for that, but it was a complete accident. The satin black I was using did some funky things over the resin. Luckily, it ended up actually looking better than it would have lol

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