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1967 Dodge Charger

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This is the first US car I´ve built in 15 years, so it was about time. As you can see it´s the `67 Dodge Charger from Revell. It will be built mostly OOB, with just a few additions like ignition wires and a roll cage. It will be a dragracer, but I don´t intend to use all the decals in the kit.

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There were som gaps to fill between the floor pan, drivshaft tunnel and firewall. If you follow the instructions you should mount the firewall to the body first, but I mounted it (the firewall) to the chassis first instead, I think it resulted in a better fit.

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Here´s the body. I shaved the chrometrim that runs from the upper parts of the front fenders, along the the side.

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The rollcage was made from Evergreen styrene tubing. I got a lot of help from members of this forum when I built the rollcage. Thanks again!

The front seat is from a ´69 Dodge Dart GTS. I think it looks better than the original seats.

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The paint is off-white/ivory. It´s not super shiny, since I wanted to achieve a somewhat "used look", the same goes for the interior. I plan to weather the engine bay a bit, not much but just to give the impression of a car that has been used for some years, We´ll see how it turns out.

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The underside of the car. It will definitely be weatherd.

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I added photoetch seatbelts from Eduard.

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This is how the car looks right now. I´m not totally happy with the model, but I´ve learnt a lot during the progress. I will finish the model, but hopefully the next car will look a lot better.

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I like it! Keep it going!

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aaah, my first car when I turned 15, 66 with a 440, super nice work Stefan!

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I think it looks pretty good myself. Nice job on the rollcage.

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Thanks for the nice comments :) Made some progress today, here´s some new pics.

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No complaints here. I think it looks pretty cool.

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Looking real nice ! Clean work. Very neat. I think I have the same kit in an earlier box. Gives me a warm fuzzy - looks like it will be an enjoyable build.

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I like it too , looks great so far ! I've always liked this body style Charger more than the later bodies .

Are those the kits wheels ? They look like Cragar S/S's .

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Thanks! Yes, they´re Cragar S/S's and they came with the kit.

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Update. Put decals on, all are from the kit decal sheet. However, didn´t use all of them. The "Hoosier" script is from a Slixx decal sheet.

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I think it looks great in the pics - not sure why you seem disappointed. But as I learned from someone on this forum: every build is simply practice for the next build.

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Thanks, Troy. Well, perhaps being disappointed is bit exaggerated. It´s more like, when you build a model you know and see the things that didn´t turn out so good. Others may not see them, but you know where to look. A bit stupid, but still annoying.

You right about that - "practice for the next build" :rolleyes:

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I don't see a thing wrong, in fact I think it is awesome, you should be happy with it Stefan, nice work

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I think a person who is a perfectionist will be ultimately unhappy with this hobby, period. I think you did a great job that would not look out of place on any contest table.

Well done.

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Looks good.

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Looks really, really coool! :)

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That's a nice looking model!

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Very nice build Stefan. Nice and clean.

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