Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Need a little help remembering this chassis swap

7 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Ok boys and girls, I want to swap out the generic POS chassis under my Sheriff Roscoe Dodge, but I cannot remember which Mopar chassis folks use.

I recall mention of a Road Runner, I believe a '71, but for the life of me cannot recall the details.

Born and raised in St Louis, I now suffer fron Anheuser's disease. It is brought on by Clydedales.

G

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

G,

One commonly mentioned chassis (as I recall, but don't know because I haven't done it yet) is the AMT '68 Pymouth Belvedere.

Another is the AMT '71 Dodge Charger. I haven't tried that one, either ... because I've used all my '71 Charger chassis on older JoHan kits (sixties Mopars).

Either way ~ ~ ~ or even using the Roscoe kit chassis (did I really just say that?) ~ ~ ~ whatever you do ... lose the kit wheels!!!!!!

B) Build-off, my award-winning friend???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thank You sir!

Yes, the wheels will be doomed to spend eternity in the parts box.

I believe a build-off is in order. It will be most enjoyable. You might even finish this one...................................

G

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

So we need a deadline.

Since you're coming to Desert Scale Classic, how's about that's the deadline?

Show down ... April 20, 2013 ... my town ... El Rancho Casa Baker ... be there or be square, Hombre!

Ishot.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Looking forward to it my friend.

;)

G

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Agent G - The AMT 1971 Charger chassis would be right for a 1971 & later Coronet / Charger / Road Runner / Satellite (and 1970 - 1974 Barracuda / Challenger as well ) , as the Roscoe's Ramp Jumper (or whatever it's called) is a B-Body Monaco .

The wheelbase is a *bit* different ; just adjust the rear axle to re-centre it to its proper spot .

Also , if the Charger's 8.75" diff "bothers" you (1974 was the last year for the 8.75" rear) , then perhaps either a Dana 44 (close enough) or Chrysler 9.25" (resin-cast I believe ...) is in order .

I have always despised the "Country-Wide" wheels and tyres in the MPC (et al.) Monaco "A38" kits !!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanks John, I don't think the "incorrect" rear end will bother me in the least. I'll just make sure the axle is centered.

G

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0