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Post by Adam Clark on Sat 06 Jul 2013, 11:27 pm

Here's my choice for this build. The POS AMT Charger kit that's good for nothing, now good for something. Razz


Poor quality kit, needs a lot of TLC to make it any good. Casting was not very "professional" as there is air bubbles, and SCRATCHES galore. So what the hell, let's cut it up. Twisted Evil

 


My idea is to keep the turrets, and kind of move them up a bit, just like a ute.
 Got a lot of work ahead of me, so I'll keep you posted. Smile
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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by baZOOKa on Sun 07 Jul 2013, 8:34 am

I love the sound of dremals in the morning !!! Great start Adam.
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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by allan on Sun 07 Jul 2013, 9:19 am

Off to a good start Very Happy
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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by zenrat on Sun 07 Jul 2013, 11:04 am

Good to see you've made a start Adam.
This kit is basically the MPC General Lee with a few different parts so if you wanted to make it a '69 (and can find the parts) it wouldn't be too hard.
Does it still have the American Racing Vector wheels or did they leave them out?

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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by Adam Clark on Sun 07 Jul 2013, 11:45 am

Cheers guys. 
That it does Zen! Has those wheels with it!
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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by RetrospectKustoms on Mon 08 Jul 2013, 8:33 am

Every single person I know that has as much as seen one of these kits open, says how much of a POS it is. Good to see you making something good out of it, well done Adam.
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Post by Deadly on Mon 08 Jul 2013, 5:36 pm

Will be watching this one with interest popcorn
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Post by allan on Tue 16 Jul 2013, 10:45 pm

How is this one going young fellow  Laughing
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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by Adam Clark on Wed 17 Jul 2013, 11:54 am

allan wrote:How is this one going young fellow  Laughing

 It's coming along, slowly but surely. Trying to get things decent enough to show for pictures. But it is moving forwards Smile
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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by allan on Wed 17 Jul 2013, 1:51 pm

you need a chevy ute to pinch the tray back out of it would save you building one.
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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by Adam Clark on Fri 19 Jul 2013, 7:34 pm

Alright guys, a bit of an update. Things are kind of shaping out how I'd like them to be. Charger behind is a standard Fast & furious body and the one in front is my chopped and hacked one. 


 

 Stay tuned. Smile
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Post by allan on Fri 19 Jul 2013, 8:35 pm

You need to chop the front windscreen it look's odd as it is now,Like your were you are going with it.
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Post by zenrat on Fri 19 Jul 2013, 8:51 pm

Now that's what i'm talking about.

If you rake the 'screen rather than chop it you won't have to risk cutting the "glass".  You will however have another cut across the roof to deal with so it's horses for courses.

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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by Adam Clark on Sat 20 Jul 2013, 9:13 pm

Just going in to  "RAKE THIS BABY" much easier, thanks Zen!
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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by allan on Sun 21 Jul 2013, 8:49 am

Sounds like a good idea,cut out the 1/4 window post all together.
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Post by zenrat on Sun 21 Jul 2013, 11:42 am

That'd mean cutting the sides off the "glass".
I'd try to leave the quarterlights and rake them with the windscreen.

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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by Adam Clark on Sat 07 Sep 2013, 9:21 pm

Hey there all, thought I had better put up some progress pics as it's been a long time. byebye 
Not as much progress as I'd like, as the roof just won't come right. 
What I have got done though includes
Raked the front windscreen so the roof sat lower (Which also meant cut and shut the roof...again.)
Cutting up a tray to fit in the back, which meant I had to "cut and shut" it.

Started detailing the engine, I had thought of a standard V8 config, Decided to upgrade to throttle body injection.

And, when I get bored, I like to challenge myself by making small detailed things, so tonights boredom led to a Jerry can that's a little underscale, oh well it can be a water bottle. Razz

So yeah, hopefully I can get the roof right so I can progress a bit further with the damn thing.
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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by baZOOKa on Sat 07 Sep 2013, 9:29 pm

Glad to see ya back Adam. Was thinking you must have got a girlfriend or something and left us hehehe!

Like where this is going mate. That back window is gunna be a bitch !! Have fun mate.
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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by Adam Clark on Sat 07 Sep 2013, 9:34 pm

baZOOKa wrote:Glad to see ya back Adam. Was thinking you must have got a girlfriend or something and left us hehehe!

I did!Rolling Eyes
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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by mgy125 on Sun 08 Sep 2013, 5:57 am

popcorn 
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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by allan on Sun 08 Sep 2013, 8:36 am

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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by Clutch on Mon 23 Sep 2013, 6:28 pm

That's gunna be one sick as work ute! Keep at it you'll get it right.
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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by Adam Clark on Sat 16 Nov 2013, 10:30 pm

Yeah, I'm still going with this thing. Slowly but surely.

I've managed to put a parcel shelf and back window in, lots of small things to get everything to line up smoothly.




Interior is practically done, just the dash to put in. 

And the engine, unforunately didn't sit all the way under the bonnet, so I had to get a blade and do some work Rolling Eyes


Found a  scoop in the stash and fiddled around with that. 

Currently it sits too far down at the front, so I had to lift it up a little

Started by outlining the hood on a flat bit of plastic and marked out 1mm inside of the edge.

Cut out the center and ended up with the outline

Then to get the front lifted to look more Mopar style, I cut a lip for the front of the scoop

There we go, roughly how it should look.


I have puttied around the outside to smooth it out. Just need to let it dry and sand away. But I'm getting there! Smile
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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by zenrat on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 8:51 pm

Slowly & surely is the only way to build something like this. If you get stuck or lose interest put it aside until inspiration strikes.

Good job. The inside of the tub looks great.

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Re: GAS #16 1970 Charger UTE

Post by Adam Clark on Sun 01 Dec 2013, 3:13 pm

Cheers Zen,

A little more of an update. Manage to mold the scoop to the hood, doesn't look to bad.

Also cut the rear panel/boot from the original cuttings and made a tailgate to look the part of a ute

And you guys should know by now, that I like to challenge myself with fiddly details, so here's my latest creation to throw in the tray at the end. A fully SCRATCH BUILT Cylinder head. Very Happy
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