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Post by joey1320 on Sun 12 May 2013, 7:08 pm

l though it was time to get stuck into some of my johan kits
l wanted to build this as a mild custom l wanted to try and copy the box art paint as close as possible
still need to do the bare metal and some other details to the body but this is mainly what it will look like
so far l have dumped as much as l could and changed the rims and tires
the interior is nearly done
the engine will be next which will souped a bit





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Post by aussie muscle on Sun 12 May 2013, 7:54 pm

That's a pretty rare kit? Looking pretty cool so far.
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Post by mopar68 on Sun 12 May 2013, 10:36 pm

Very cool start, I'll be watching this one for sure.
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Post by mgy125 on Mon 13 May 2013, 5:21 am

Gotta love that AMC material. Will be watching this.
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Post by micsmav on Mon 13 May 2013, 6:56 am

wowwee Thats fat Joey . Love the permanant launch mode too
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Post by Adam Clark on Mon 13 May 2013, 8:09 am

Wow that's an awesome looking car, never seen anything like it. not even in 1:1 wow
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Post by allan on Mon 13 May 2013, 8:33 am

Now that's very cool,will be watching this one popcorn
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Mon 13 May 2013, 11:35 am

Looks great so far, Awesome body shape.
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Post by zenrat on Mon 13 May 2013, 1:35 pm

Far out.
I've seen the pics on other JoHann boxes but never actually seen one of these in the plastic before.

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Post by checkmate on Mon 13 May 2013, 1:41 pm

Looking good. Kits are made to be built rare or not. Wink

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Post by DeeCee on Mon 13 May 2013, 6:52 pm

checkmate wrote:Looking good. Kits are made to be built rare or not. Wink

No truer statement than that, sweet looking body style , do it justice mate.
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Post by 70cudatj on Tue 14 May 2013, 11:08 am

Yep never seen one built either? This will be interesting.
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Post by Jade043 on Thu 16 May 2013, 9:45 pm

When I first saw this I thought ugly car but since lookin at it again I've changed my mind the colour and the wheels with the stance and also the detailing of the interior just make this car pop. Awesome skills mate if I hadn't seen what you'd done with this car I would have past on this kit if it was available but now I'd buy it if I could
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Post by zenrat on Fri 17 May 2013, 9:48 am

Looks great.
But any way of widening the rear track? The wheels look lost way back towards the middle of the car.

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Post by joey1320 on Fri 17 May 2013, 4:31 pm

l totally agree l was looking at it last weekend and will changing it this weekend
and thanks for the kind words guys
zenrat wrote:Looks great.
But any way of widening the rear track? The wheels look lost way back towards the middle of the car.
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Post by baZOOKa on Fri 17 May 2013, 10:26 pm

LOVE IT. As someone who had a 66 770 wagon and a 65 sedan ...Im watching this. Love my AMC's
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Post by joey1320 on Sun 02 Jun 2013, 6:17 pm

got a chance to work on this the last week engine detail is nealy done l ended up changing the carb setup to a tri setup and also changed the valve covers also made a alternator bracket and made a battery box l still need to add the coil and some water hoses
and brake lnes l also used black wash on the engine l wanted to look like this car was a daily driver and not a trailer queen


the interior is all done with a wheel from the parts box and some speaker grille l punched out from some fine mesh
and a new shifter and added some flocking

l was'nt really happy with the paint so l ended up striping and will think of paint later on
still need to figure out a custom grille



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Post by DeeCee on Sun 02 Jun 2013, 8:25 pm

Thats some pretty cool engine detail mate, top effort, i love this thing.
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Mon 03 Jun 2013, 10:27 am

That engine bay looks fantastic, very everyday driver. Great work.
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Post by allan on Mon 03 Jun 2013, 10:37 am

ya great work on the engine & engine bay,inside looks cool too.
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Post by joey1320 on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 6:04 pm

took a sickie from work today and decided to do some more work on the marlin 
l started by working on the grille l have an old parts pack grilles that l have had for years and it was time that l used them 
l also made some new headlights l still need to aclad them 
this is the old grille

and this the new one 

l decided to go with a light blue that l had lying around and some panel piant 
l layed down purple base coat with a gold top coat it did'nt turn the way l wanted 
but it's good enough  still need clear coat and a good polish and finish off the bare metal
which l will do tonight


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Post by DeeCee on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 6:45 pm

Good to see your using the imagination juices there mate, i like where its heading, bit of BMF, will certainly set it off. bigthumbsup
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Post by zenrat on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 7:47 pm

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Post by mgy125 on Thu 20 Jun 2013, 6:27 am

Sweet.  That paint sets it off nicely.
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Thu 20 Jun 2013, 9:16 am

Lookin' Good!! Love that stance, it's perfect
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