Old Muscle Car CBP Official Thread

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Davin,

looks good so far.

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I started the first. AMT '67 Chevy Camaro Z/28.

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...more to come...

Pali

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Well I got that '68 Dart for Christmas, I haven't done much yet.......

My plans are to paint it a really glossy black and make it into a drag car. I will be using the 426 HEMI and 4 speed tranny. Also, I have reshaped the rear wheelwells.

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I do notice how bad the paint is on the chassis. I was painting in 30 degree weather and I don't think I shook the can long enough........

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Take the 67 GTO and replace it with a 69 Mustang.

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Done B)

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I do notice how bad the paint is on the chassis. I was painting in 30 degree weather and I don't think I shook the can long enough........

Before painting in cold weather...

1. Take a small saucepan and fill it with about a cup of water.

2. Place the paint can in the pan and put it on the stove on about medium heat.

3. DO NOT boil the water, just warm it up.

4. When the can is just too warm to the touch, it's warmed up right. Grip it with some paper towels wrapped around it.

5. Shake as usual and apply paint.

This is a good practice for any weather, as it helps pressurize the can, allowing you get more of the paint out of the can, and it applies a smoother, glossier finish.

Also, if possible, don't paint outdoors-outdoors. Use an old box as a makeshift paint-booth and paint in your cellar, an enclosed porch, or something like that. The box is also important if you paint outside because it'll help keep dust and such off the paint and prevent overspray from hitting surrounding property.

Charlie Larkin

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I've heard of that trick before. I store my paint in my bedroom which has a temperature of arounf 65 degrees Fahrenheit. I paint it outside real quick, and bring it in the house. I've even painted my '69 Super Bee in 30 degree weather and still got a nice finish.

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Well, I hope ya got me down and accept this 1966 Chevrolet SS 396 as a Muscle car.

Got the body painted and interior bucket almost done.

Side note; The interior is dark blue with marina Blue trim. looks kinda silver under this light for some reason.

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Are you kidding me? Of course I accept that as a mucle car! :P

I'd accept a '70 Vega as one!

Looking good! :rolleyes:

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Donald,

good colors choice.

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I painted the body. I used dark metallic blue, by Dupli-Color...similar to the factory color, Deepwater Blue...I hope B) .

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Oh that's nice B)

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a muscle car isn't a muscle car until it's LOUD!

(paint-wise)

anyways, some updates on the dart.

my first attempt at airbrushing a full body turned out well.. that is until the unfortunate happened.

Ya see, if you get the 68 dart kit, the rear wheel wells have scoring so that you can know where to cut them out to fit the slicks. I wanted to go with a vinyl top, so i traded the body out for one of the Mr. Norm's 68 dodge dart that had the vinyl top on it - but after i painted the body, i THEN realize that i forgot to cut out the rear wheel wells. Long story short, it's getting stripped to the plastic and re-done correctly. and yes, it'll be the loud hot magenta color.

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the best news, i have figured out a good paint/thinner ratio for this paint job.

I will get the body work completed and done, and car painted by the end of this weekend, then it's on to final assembly.

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Hey Mark, basically the first thing I did on my Dart was cut out the openings, lol. Hey, real men drive Panther Pink Darts :P

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OW MY EYES

wicked work man i like it :)

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i think my second go at the paint will be over a gray primer as opposed to white. i want the pink to be a bit darker

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I finished the chassis and the engine. I used some aftermarket parts on the engine.

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Looking good! Where'd the decals come from? They really make it look better. :)

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hey andy, progress on the charger is slow so im changing my entry to a 1974 roadrunner

this will be a barebones car with every extra penny going to speed

all go and no show

power will be a build 440

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Alright, I'll change it :D

all go and no show

I thought I was the only person who thought that! ;):rolleyes:

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so about 2 minutes into the build i had to completly change directions

i screwed up the paint and there is NO way i can pull of the theme i had in mind so im going a 70s style pro-touring

it will have a upgraded interior with racing seats and gauges, aftermarket rims (lambos) and maybe a different engine (not sure on that)

here are some shots :)

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(underside with the molded exhaust removed and custom build Qtip rear axle)

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the body painted and custom decals applied

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Nice! B)

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got a little work done to the GTX over the weekend

BMFed, detailed, cleared and polished the body

afixed all for wheels and started work on the engine

here are some shots of where she sits

(should be able to put everything minus the engine together tomorrow after the glass dries :)

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i wanted the engine to look new, but not factory, like it was rebuild by a speedshop, so i went with a nice racy (non factory) red

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Hey Andy,

How long have a I got till this thing is over, because I'd like to know when I should idealy start, I have a bunch I'm trying to finish right now.

Nick

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@Diymirage- Looks great!

@Nick- You have about 11 months. If you're a super slow builder like me, get started now! :lol::lol::lol: Don't worry, you have plenty of time :rolleyes:

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