1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Is Completed

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I use plain store brand bleech to remove chrome it works in less than a min

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Looking good man...Im still waiting for a gd day to paint the body on mine

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Looking good Mike.

Cant wait to see more.

Corey

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Thanks guys! Shane, I hope you can get a good day soon!

All quiet in the house this morning with the wife still asleep, so I grabbed a cup of hazelnut coffee and locked myself in the hobby room for a painting session. I painted the interior, chassis, and wheel backs with Krylon Satin Black.

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Then I painted the hood and body with Model Master No. 28108 Hugger Orange. The body and hood came out great with very, very little trash in the paint.

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I am deciding on whether to use redline decals or Shabo lettering on the tires.

Here Comes Da Judge...

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This is going to be a lot of fun to follow , Mike .

One of my preschool friend's parents had a '69 Judge (bought it new ; I first saw the car in '73) in white with black interior , column auto !

Isn't Huggar Orange the same as Orbit Orange / Carousel Red ?

Hugger Orange and Carousel Red are the same color. Orbit Orange(offered '70-'71 only) is a lighter yellow/orange shade(see my avatar)...a very sought after Judge color especially if original color to the car. Very few if any '71's were painted in Orbit Orange.

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Progress is looking good, Mike! The wheels look great. If I were you, I'd do redlines on the tires. That combo is not usually seen:

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Looks good Mike.

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Either Purple Power has changed their formula or the chrome plating is really thick on these wheels. This is after 20 hours in the pond and only half of the plating is gone.

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I keep a couple of the 8 OZ juice bottles you can get bundled together at the grocery store washed out and laying around. Seems that, if I have the same issue and I put the parts and degreaser in the bottle with the lid, it works a lot faster. Maybe it traps the fumes or something. I don't know the scientific reason, I just know it works for me.

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Thanks guys! I think the wheels had a thick coating of chrome plating on them which made it tougher to remove. If you look at the wheels, they looked gorgeous before they were stripped. That is my reasoning for the length of time needed for stripping. Moving on...

The dash is nearly finished. Just a little more detailing and the steering wheel and column.

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The interior is under construction with just the seats and dash needed for completion. The instructions called for the shifter T-handle to be painted black. Every Hurst T-shifter I have seen has been aluminium-colored and I have only seen a black T-handle once in a parts catalog and that one was felt covered.

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Here Comes Da Judge...

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Looking good Mike!Got my last coat on mine today..Time to do decals and then clear

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lookin good mike,

a black shifter handle on a hurst shifter? no way.......they must be smokin something! LOL the t handles are aluminum with red lettering in them, and the ones with the ball on them, the ball is white.

keep it goin mike

bryan

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Thanks Shane and Bryan!

Chassis construction is underway.

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The dash is finished and waiting to be installed into the interior bucket.

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The wheels and tires have been assembled with parts box redline decals for the tires.

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Here Comes Da Judge...

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Nice job, Mike. I like the interior work very much.

Charlie Larkin

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Looks sweet Michael, big difference with the wheels, they look good ;)

Can't wait to start mine know :D !

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Nice detail work Mike.

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sand the tread!.....make it look a whole lot better! :lol:

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Hugger Orange and Carousel Red are the same color. Orbit Orange(offered '70-'71 only) is a lighter yellow/orange shade(see my avatar)...a very sought after Judge color especially if original color to the car. Very few if any '71's were painted in Orbit Orange.

i just got done reading about a Judge painted Orbit Orange. very rare, very cool color! keep going, looking really good.

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Thanks guys! Orbit Orange is a much yellower color that stands out just as Carousel Red (Hugger Orange).

I was informed elsewhere that the steering should be all black instead of woodgrain. I did some research and found out that the wheel should be all black and I painted it accordingly!

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I I have installed the dash into the interior bucket.

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A mockup of the chassis with the wheels, tires, and the engine.

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Here Comes Da Judge...

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Clean Interior Man !

You're on the right track !

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Shaping up nicely.

Charlie Larkin

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Thanks Fred and Charlie!

I pulled the body from the paintbooth this morning since I haven't looked at it since I painted it. The paint job appears to be flawless and perhaps my best ever! I did a quick mockup with the interior and chassis. The chassis has a slight warp to it, but will disappear once I glue the chassis into the body.

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I even like the redline tires with this body! Even thought the body is 1/24 and the redline decals are 1/25, they still look good to me.

Here Comes Da Judge...

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Looking good man!I agree witht he chassis...Mine is a little warp too

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nice detail work on the interior

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Looking GREAT!

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Tremendous dash. Very badass !!!

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