1973 Charger Rallye

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This is one of my major kitbash projects. This is a MPC 73 Charger annual that I got as a rebuilder project. It was a nice unpainted build that was a great rebuild cadidate. Here is what I started with.

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It had the wrong hood. I was going to fill in the air grabber but used a resin 73 hood from Time Machine resin. Good thing too since I just bought a 72 Charger rebuilder that is missing the hood!! I decided to kitbash the chassis, engine compartment and all drivetrain from the newer AMT 71 Charger RT. I have done this a few times now and they come out great. Decals are from Keith Marks and I had the bumpers rechromed by Chrome Tech USA. I used Testors French Blue and automotive clear coat on this one also.

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Wow,I think I see myself in that paint even though its on the computer screen.What did you use to polish and clear the paint?Grade A build.

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Beautiful Charger Raoul, killer paint, and perfect stance. I hope my '72 comes out half as nice as this one!

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Sweet, Raoul!

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WOW!! That is SOOOO Nice!!!

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Super nice!

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Wow! That is awesome!

Great job!

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NICE !!! Easily the nicest '73 Charger I've ever seen !! WOW !!!

The paintjob alone looks better than any paintjob laid down by Lynch Road on the best day !

And , of course , the correctly coloured engine and air cleaner are the tops !

Super Blue (same exact colour as Petty Blue) is such a gorgeous colour , and French Bleu is *very* close to its tone .

Keep those beauties comin' , Raoul !

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Well, what can I say? It's certainly a VERY nice Charger. There should be more builds like this.

Did you do any kind of modifications to the engine?

Any hope on getting a closer look at it?

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I love this. You did a wonderful job on that Charger. The one part that is always missing from those '71 Charger chassis swaps is the wiper fluid tank. doesnt come with the kit and always makes the passenger side of the engine look empty. But I think this is great.

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Spectacular restoration and paint. Very nice.

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Very nice. :D

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You hit the nail right on the head with that one Raoul!! Beautiful!

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Beautiful build

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nice transformation

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Well, what can I say? It's certainly a VERY nice Charger. There should be more builds like this.

Did you do any kind of modifications to the engine?

Any hope on getting a closer look at it?

Next time your in AZ. Look me up!! As for the engine it is built right out of the AMT box.

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I love this. You did a wonderful job on that Charger. The one part that is always missing from those '71 Charger chassis swaps is the wiper fluid tank. doesnt come with the kit and always makes the passenger side of the engine look empty. But I think this is great.

I agree. I need 6 washer bottles for my builds so far.

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Beautiful build, excellent turn around.........

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Next time your in AZ. Look me up!! As for the engine it is built right out of the AMT box.

:rolleyes:

I was really just hoping for a better pic, I cant afford any travelling right now!

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Wow, beautiful save! The paint hits the Super Blue just about right on! Love it!

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Wow!! Clean and very nice Good color choice. Nice work.

Edited by Maverick351

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Very very nice. You did that resto justice.

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Absolutely amazing finish. Very nice, clean build.

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Very, very impressive Charger, mate! Well done! Love that shine!

Cheers Cliff

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I'm a fan of this built, it's really gorgeous, everythings looks perfect !! I'm not sure the 1/1 were so nicely painted :wub:

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