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Post by DeeCee on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 8:34 pm

Hey there all, been struggling to get the bug lately, working too hard on 1:1 project, and the Kombi is just not doing it at the moment.
Just spent 2 hours going through kits and wheel combo's, finally settled on this idea.
70' Challenger kit with a set of Aoshima Racing Hearts, dropped quite a bit, and the Hemi should lend it self to a pretty serious Pro Touring set-up.
THIS,

PLUS THESE,

SHOULD = THIS!.



Fingers crossed, this will be the INSPIRATION i need.
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Post by zenrat on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 9:35 pm

Mmmmmmmm. I can see it in a deep golden orange fading to red along the sills with colour coded bumpers, the factory blackouts rendered in carbon film and very subtle ghost flames over the top of everything...


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Re: Pro Touring Challenger

Post by allan on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 9:46 pm

popcorn will be watching
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Re: Pro Touring Challenger

Post by 70cudatj on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 9:55 pm

Yep do it!!! That is a killer combo.
Just saw one of these last weekend blasting round Darwin, purple with black outs...R/T 440...damn did it sound lumpy and did it go!!!
What's your thoughts on colour/s?
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Post by blatdriver on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 11:08 pm

that should be good
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Re: Pro Touring Challenger

Post by PTEAZA on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 7:15 am

Yeh,that'll work
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Re: Pro Touring Challenger

Post by RetrospectKustoms on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 10:07 am

[quote="DeeCee"]dropped quite a bit[quote="DeeCee"]

-Sounds very unlike you DeeCee?!?! Laughing

I like the idea of full colour coding.
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Re: Pro Touring Challenger

Post by DeeCee on Mon 04 Feb 2013, 9:34 pm

Got some of the stuff you don't usually see, cut out the rear wheel tubs, moved them inboard and raised them up to accommodate the larger wheels and being alot lower.

Also cut out the rear section of the tunnel and put in a larger one, removed the leaf springs and made some trailing arms instead.

After a bit of filling and sanding.


Next step, the front end.
Removed the inner guards completely. (Rear seat will need a major re-model aswell)

Then, instead of them being attached underneath the fender, they are now attached to the side of the fender, which widens the front wheel well,
and allows you to sit the front wheels further up inside then, therefore sits alot lower, which is always good!!

Now for some more filling and sanding, should look factory-ish.
Thinking possibly two tone with colour coded bumpers ?? maybe, as for colour, still have no idea yet, will do the engine soon and see how tuff it looks, then the colour will hopefully come to me.



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Post by doorslammerfan on Tue 05 Feb 2013, 10:42 am

popcorn
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Post by baZOOKa on Tue 05 Feb 2013, 12:07 pm

Nice work as usual Dale. Mate it has to be Vitamin C / hemi orange. Maybe some of your fancy paint outs in silver.

Im busting to get a model out but I am getting ready to get moving again. Im in Pinjarra (90k's south of Perth) and heading upto Leeman (300km north of Perth) soon for 2 weeks of fishing. Then I am heading inland to Cue (400k's east of Geraldton) where I am setting up camp (and the model table) for a month or 3. I have been given detecting rights on 2 gold leases so ....off I go into the red dust. Cant wait !!!

Keep at this one Dale ...it will look good!
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Post by allan on Tue 05 Feb 2013, 1:47 pm

looking good so far. popcorn
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Post by 70cudatj on Tue 05 Feb 2013, 10:24 pm

Good idea with those inner fenders, popcorn
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Post by ADAMTEP on Sat 09 Feb 2013, 12:21 pm

Can't wait for more, great wheel combo!!!!
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Post by Yugster on Sat 09 Feb 2013, 3:52 pm

Cool build what filler do you use
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Re: Pro Touring Challenger

Post by DeeCee on Sun 10 Feb 2013, 9:10 pm

Thanks guys, Dean, keep on enjoying that traveling mate , i'm envious. Yugster, i try to fill the bulk of the gap with plastic strips and plastic sanding residue with super glue, it doesn't shrink back like filler does. Then i will skim it with model white putty, (thats about all i can get down here, model shops are sh#t in Tas,). Then i use automotive spray putty in a bulk can, so i can brush it on.( Thats the yellow stuff in my pics.)

I have tried to make my own Hemi rocker covers, as i don't have any in my stash. Started with a pair of stock covers, then drilled 4 holes, and filled them with some hollow tube. Then had to fatten up the heads, as they were pitiful. Also modded a twin tunnel ram to take a late model style EFI setup which i also made from scratch.


This is a mocked up version of the final product.


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Post by GothicKustomz on Mon 11 Feb 2013, 4:26 am

Got me now. cant wait to see more of this, luv the tip on the front fender's I will be using that, great job man....
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Post by doorslammerfan on Mon 11 Feb 2013, 9:34 am

great idea and job on the valve covers Dale, its looking good Bud
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Post by silverfox on Mon 11 Feb 2013, 9:39 am

A lot of nice work going into this , will look awesome.
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Post by agnaldo on Sun 17 Feb 2013, 3:36 am

Great job man, congratulations.

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Re: Pro Touring Challenger

Post by DeeCee on Mon 18 Feb 2013, 7:17 pm

Have made up a colour for this build, it is a very bright orange, not quite Vitamin 'C', more like an Extreme 'C', i'll call it. (Thanks for the idea Dean)
Partly assembled the engine, just now need to make a dizzy and plumb it all up.

And also did a job on the rear seat, made it into a 2 seater in the rear.The console and dash will be orange with maybe orange harnesses aswell.

more soon.
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Post by 70cudatj on Mon 18 Feb 2013, 8:37 pm

Lookin goooood bigthumbsup
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Post by ADAMTEP on Sat 23 Feb 2013, 12:48 pm

lookin good Dee Cee
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Post by DeeCee on Sun 24 Mar 2013, 9:10 pm

Finally got the Kombi out of the way, now i can get a bit of work done on this thing. Painted the interior, dash etc, and also painted the inners of the wheels and made an air cleaner set-up for the induction aswell.



Only just pokes its head through the bonnet.

And where it will sit.



Fine weather forcast through the week so should get some paint down i hope.
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Re: Pro Touring Challenger

Post by 70cudatj on Sun 24 Mar 2013, 10:21 pm

Sits well mate, and I like the looks of that donk in there too bigthumbsup
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Re: Pro Touring Challenger

Post by DeeCee on Tue 02 Apr 2013, 6:29 pm

Thanks TJ, was a great weekend so got a bit of paint down between other jobs. Basic orange with a hint of gold and russet pearl powder. Also painted out the centre of bonnet as i really dislike decals.





Now for a bit of polishing, then final assembly.
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