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1971 Plymouth Satellite Rebuild

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Monogram originally called this kit a Satellite. Presumably because they couldn't use Roadrunner of GTX?

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The stripes look awesome!!! And the color is cool!

The only big difference between the Satellite and GTX (besides the GTX emblems and the GTX on the grill), is the hood. If someone mad a copy of the hood, I'd buy a dozen of them!

Keep up the good work! I'm loving it!!!

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Thanks guys!

On the stripping is that flat black or semi flat black?

The stripes were made with Tamiya TS-6 Matt Black.

The only big difference between the Satellite and GTX (besides the GTX emblems and the GTX on the grill), is the hood. If someone mad a copy of the hood, I'd buy a dozen of them!

I believe that one of the resin casters out there does make the Satellite hood, but I don't remember who that caster is or what scale the hood is produced in.

I clearcoated the body and decaled the hood and clearcoated it, too.

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The chassis is in-process. This is just a mockup with the front and rear suspensions.

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More Mopar to come...

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Man Mike! I hope I do as good a job on my re-build of my Challenger as you're doing here. Good going man.

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Man Mike! I hope I do as good a job on my re-build of my Challenger as you're doing here. Good going man.

Your Challenger is shaping up pretty well! Keep it going!

Last night I did a mockup of the interior, chassis, body, and the hood and found that the engine sat too high in the chassis. This morning, I ripped out the engine from the chassis and modified the engine and transmission mounts and got the engine as low as I could get it.

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I added the wheel adapters to the MRC Cragars and will paint the adapters semigloss black.

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After polishing the body and hood last night, I added a wet coat of Testors Clear Gloss Lacquer this afternoon.

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More Mopar to come...

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I like the color of this car. I had this same kit when I was a kid and lost it through the years. I may try to get another one after watching all of this! Keep up the good work! emotion-21.gif

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Hi Mike,

Really nice to see a not so common Mopar build :):)

The paint choice is superb and the build reflects your fine skills !!

Randy

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Thanks guys! I have finished my '71 Satellite and it is posted in Under Glass. I would like to thank all those who have taken the time to view and to comment on my WIP.

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