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Parts box MPC Challenger

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Had a sad looking "extra" 72 Challenger that came with a recent ebay purchase- figured I might as well use it for practicing scale bodywork

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Made some "patch panels" from a busted up AMT '70 convertible that had already donated its inner fenders for a 'cuda project- yellow plastic wouldn't have been my choice but it was laying around

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Followed the advice here and measured twice but the passenger side still ended up a bit small

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Drivers side- same technique but a little better fit

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If it seems to turn out I'm thinking of the Brock Yates Challenger from the real life '72 Cannonball Run- vinyl top, side moldings, big driving lights, and the slotted mags

Wanted to built that car but the Palmer/Lindberg Challenger is a bit crude and couldn't get myself to sand off the Rallye fender vents from a good MPC body

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Just got a 68 Coronet that had the front wheels hogged out like that. I used the front fenders from the 70 Superbee to fix them. Used the same technic you did. Came out pretty good if i say so myself! I love cuttin up plastic! :lol::D:);)

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Nice work, Chris! Gotta love the old MPC's. ;)

I've been organizing all my builder kits. I have five MPC 1970 Challengers, three 1971's and three 1972's. I'm sure you have me beat however...

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Sweet!! I'm doing the same thing with an old Johan Cuda pro street junker. I hope to rebuild it stock.

I will be watching this with interest :)

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Nice work, Chris! Gotta love the old MPC's. ;)

I've been organizing all my builder kits. I have five MPC 1970 Challengers, three 1971's and three 1972's. I'm sure you have me beat however...

Actually for some reason it seems all the decent 72-74 Challengers I come across are always '73s-either a nice one by itself or a nice '73 with a hacked and busted up '72 or '74

As for the '70-I've got a few - have a 1:1 R/T project in the garage and the MPC is the only decent body out there

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I've salvaged a couple of AMT Corvair Corsa annuals that had the rear of their bodies cut out for drag engines by splicing in the rear 3/4" or so from reissue donor bodies. The resulting body didn't have the annual's dated license plate, but they still had them on the front along with the emblems that only the 1965 and '66 annuals have.

Before:

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During:

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And after:

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Rescuing other people's castoffs is one of my favorite aspects of our hobby! "Glue Bombs" ROCK! :D

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