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Claude Thibodeau

68 Charger rear-engined late Hemi Pro-Touring Concept

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Hi!

The big 68 Charger is seen once in a while in Pro-Touring guise, so, to make it more unique, why not move an SRT late Hemi in the back, throw in IRS and twin turbos, scissor dors, an opening roof/hatch? Based on Revell's 68 R/T, with 06 Dodge Magnum Hemi, and AMT's Jag XK 220 transaxle, IRS, floor pan, and a host of scratchbuilt systems, hinges, cabin, etc. (too many to mention).Finished in Tamya's Silver leaf (VERY hard to shoot to my satisfaction...) with TS-13 clear, fully polished. Rolling stock from my parts box (Corvette?). 

Hours of fun with styrene!

Enjoy.

CT 

 

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Wow !  That is wild !  Very creative and well done. Very cool !

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Outstanding design and the mechanicals all look very realistic. I don't recall the proper term for the under body in the rear but I think of it as a tunnel and that is also well done. 

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42 minutes ago, cobraman said:

Wow !  That is wild !  Very creative and well done. Very cool !

Thank you Ray!

CT

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32 minutes ago, espo said:

Outstanding design and the mechanicals all look very realistic. I don't recall the proper term for the under body in the rear but I think of it as a tunnel and that is also well done. 

Hi David!

Thank you. I know those are part of the "ground effect" they use on F1 cars, but neither do I know the exact term for it. But at least, this Chrager will put it to good use, I hope...

CT 

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47 minutes ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Thank you. I know those are part of the "ground effect" they use on F1 cars, but neither do I know the exact term for it. 

Yes, they are called "tunnels", although F1 cars these days are only allowed to use rear diffusers.

https://www.symscape.com/blog/secrets_of_diffusers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_effect_(cars)

Great work, Claude!

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Wow I'm Loving this build Claude !

The roof design is genius,  and the rear end treatment really suits the build. 

I'm also impressed the way you built the floor, and diffusers !

Wild Charger, wish I'd built this one myself !

 

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Outstanding Claude, beautiful and innovative??.    I would like to say tho, not too sure I'd want to drive it in "anger" (LOL) with the fuel cell in front.

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2 hours ago, RancheroSteve said:

Yes, they are called "tunnels", although F1 cars these days are only allowed to use rear diffusers.

https://www.symscape.com/blog/secrets_of_diffusers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_effect_(cars)

Great work, Claude!

Hi Steve!

Thank you for the comment, and the insight.

CT

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1 hour ago, Lowlife ! ! said:

 

Wow I'm Loving this build Claude !

The roof design is genius,  and the rear end treatment really suits the build. 

I'm also impressed the way you built the floor, and diffusers !

Wild Charger, wish I'd built this one myself !

 

Thank you Martin!

The front section of the floor, the Charger part, needed much surgery to "flow" with the theme. I'm happy with the final look of it. 

CT

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1 hour ago, Erik Smith said:

Nice simple model, Claude. Beautiful execution. 

Hi Erik!

Thanks. Whenever possible, indeed, I try to "keep it simple". 

CT

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1 hour ago, TransAmMike said:

Outstanding Claude, beautiful and innovative??.    I would like to say tho, not too sure I'd want to drive it in "anger" (LOL) with the fuel cell in front.

Hi Mike!

Well, those cells are supposed to be puncture free, so have a go at it!

CT

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1 hour ago, Dragonhawk1066 said:

Wow! Outstanding concept and execution!

Thank you Craig. Much appreciated.

CT

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5 minutes ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Mike!

Well, those cells are supposed to be puncture free, so have a go at it!

CT

OK, Claude, I'll be there in a bit, warm her up for me?

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1 hour ago, Captain Spaulding said:

Very creative work, unbelievable job.

Hi Jason. 

Thanks. It was indeed a long job. But it is finally on four wheels...

CT

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cool custom charger  great job on alll the  mods and scratch building 

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Fantastic Charger! Well thought out. Of all the great mods you performed, I have to say my favorite is the engine compartment hatch. Very impressive!!

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Impressed with the concept, and execution.  I know you spent a few hours.  The door operates like the Koenigsegg?

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Always a pleasure to see one of your builds "Under Glass", this one's amazing! Some very inventive thinking, very well executed.

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10 hours ago, michelle said:

cool custom charger  great job on alll the  mods and scratch building 

Hi Michelle!

Thank you. I know your car building is slowed by the winter weather, but keep at it!

CT

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9 hours ago, Bucky said:

Fantastic Charger! Well thought out. Of all the great mods you performed, I have to say my favorite is the engine compartment hatch. Very impressive!!

Hi Keith!

Thanks. Actually, i agonized a long time over the best location for the cut lines, because the roof of the 68 Charger is so nice... I left the B-pillar as a whole, 'cause any cut-line trough it would have looked weird, viewed from the side in particular...

CT

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