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I’m having to wait for my rigging parts to arrive and have just received this resin Club Cab so I’m going to build this one next. I’m going to go with a white bottom with Red on the top section. I’m debating on whether to go with a white top or not. I’ve cleaned up the body and have some primer on it. I’m going to go with a factory stock that has the chrome slotted wheels. I’m also thinking of a white interior but if I go with the white top then I would go with a red interior. Here’s where I’m at now. 
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Thanks Ed. I’ve been using that site for years now it’s very helpful. 

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Cool project Dan!  Is it a 3D printed front grille?  If so, is the finish nice?  I know that the quality varies tremendously on the offer from different vendors in the market.

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16 hours ago, slusher said:

Looking forward to your build!

Thanks Carl 

8 hours ago, 1972coronet said:

My favourite reference source is Hamtramck Historical . Here's a couple of links to the 1973 Dodge Light Duty Trucks ( e.g. , pickups ) :

https://www.hamtramck-historical.com/dealerships/1973ColorAndTrim-07.shtml

https://www.hamtramck-historical.com/dealerships/1973DealershipDataBook-10.shtml

Thanks John for the links. Hamtramck Historical  Has a lot of good Mopar history. 

6 hours ago, AmericanMuscleFan said:

Cool project Dan!  Is it a 3D printed front grille?  If so, is the finish nice?  I know that the quality varies tremendously on the offer from different vendors in the market.

Francis thanks the grill was cast with clear resin I had the option of clear or regular resin cast.  

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11 hours ago, AmericanMuscleFan said:

Cool project Dan!  Is it a 3D printed front grille?  If so, is the finish nice?  I know that the quality varies tremendously on the offer from different vendors in the market.

The grille is made from a MPC original kit. It was stripped and the backside was sanded to open the grille up and then the backside of the headlights were Polish and a mold was made of it. Greg Wann worked on the grilles & molds for days to get them just right. 
I bought some 3D printed grilles and was very disappointed in them as they were just a flat and didn’t look right. 

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12 hours ago, tuffone20 said:

The grille is made from a MPC original kit. It was stripped and the backside was sanded to open the grille up and then the backside of the headlights were Polish and a mold was made of it. Greg Wann worked on the grilles & molds for days to get them just right. 
I bought some 3D printed grilles and was very disappointed in them as they were just a flat and didn’t look right. 

 

17 hours ago, Mopar - D said:

Francis thanks the grill was cast with clear resin I had the option of clear or regular resin cast.  

Thanks for the info guys!   Superb work done on the grille (both options), it will add the little extra that we are looking for so that the finished model looks like the real one!

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I’ve been able to spray the white bottom and the top. Also some of the red parts as well.  
 

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This is looking good, I love the color scheme.

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uhhhh...that Looks awesome! I like the weathered look it has yet (the white paint). 

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On 10/13/2020 at 12:15 AM, slusher said:

Looking really nice!

Thanks Carl. 

On 10/13/2020 at 5:16 AM, tbill said:

This is looking good, I love the color scheme.

Thanks Tom it’s the same color scheme that was used in the brochure back in 73. 

On 10/13/2020 at 5:27 AM, Dominik said:

uhhhh...that Looks awesome! I like the weathered look it has yet (the white paint). 

Thanks Dominik but the weather look is going to be painted red. 
 

I’ve been working on the engine and chassis while waiting for the white paint to cure. I still need to finish adding the extensions to the exhaust pipe a drive shaft. 
 

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Did you paint the hood and tailgate with the white first? If not, there’s a chance that the red will be different tones on your finished model.

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Yes I made sure that everything was painted white before spraying on the red. Thanks for sharing Tom. 

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Today is a staycations day for me so I’ve been busy at the work bench. Working on cleaning the paint off the BMF and the side trim. Still have some more work to do on the trim  I also BMF the front grill. 

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Looks beautiful in the red and white paint. Will really pop when foiled....

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Thanks Carl. I’m going to let my paint cure a couple days before I BMF over the red. 

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