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Post by 70cudatj on Sun 26 Apr 2015, 12:21 am

To spur me back into a better modeling frame of mind I've dug out this old AMT '68 Roadrunner that I stripped from an old build and had painted yellow about 4 years ago.
It started life as a box stock build in white, but as usual I got bored of looking at it and decided to give it a new life. Unfortunately I didn't take any before shots, but I did take some in-progress shots.
Now bare in mind that most of the work on this has been done in motel rooms, besides the painting, and the photos are a bit crap but you get the idea where this is going.
So far I've added '70 style side scoops, reworked the old great big hole in the bonnet as it'll have a honking big blown Hemi sticking through, I've shaved the door handles (after one got broken in transit, I'd opened them up years ago) and re-scribed all the door, boot and window trim lines.
Upgrades include an interior donated from an AMT "Showroom Replica" '09 Challenger, Pegasus 20" rims and will have rack & pinion steering, oh and I've converted it from manual to auto trans. The Hemi is a casting I made from the original kit motor but I've reworked the sump to clear the steering rack, made a new oil filter and added various resin and hand made pulleys for the blower drive. The carbies are some I made from aftermarket and scratch made parts and cast. Don't ask where the blower and pulleys came from, can't remember dunno
It'll have some black added somewhere, either stripes or blackouts on the bonnet and maybe black bumpers too, that's yet to be decided.







So you can now see where this is going ....

Cheers TJ
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Post by sycho1 on Sun 26 Apr 2015, 8:01 am

You gotta love the big Chrysler/Dodge Muscle cars...looking good...what rims/kit are these wheels you are using from??
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Post by Sidewayz Selby on Sun 26 Apr 2015, 8:34 am

Love where this going TJ. Mean stance on it too, sits perfectly. badtothebone

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Post by 70cudatj on Sun 26 Apr 2015, 11:10 am

Cheers Guys,
Sycho1, the wheels are Pegasus 23" 'T's, here's a link Pegasus 'T's 23". Pegasus do many styles in 1/24th and are available from many hobby sources or on eBay.
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Post by DeeCee on Sun 26 Apr 2015, 4:32 pm

Looking good TJ, love the black centres against the yellow too bud, very nice and menacing.
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Post by Deaf as on Sun 26 Apr 2015, 7:49 pm

Looks sharp badtothebone
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Post by micsmav on Mon 27 Apr 2015, 3:28 am

wowwee That's looking tough already !
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Post by ozmodeler on Tue 28 Apr 2015, 5:48 pm

love the '09 challenger interior in this. Lookin good !
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Post by Antwon on Tue 28 Apr 2015, 8:26 pm

Good work TJ. I'd forgotten about this one.
Like the Black & Yellow scheme and Pegasus 'Ts'.....always a winner.
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Fri 01 May 2015, 9:17 am

I like the look of this beast. Man, that monster motor rules!
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Post by 70cudatj on Fri 08 May 2015, 11:48 pm

A small update on the '68 ....
Got the inner fenders modified to take the big rims...

and painted...

and I got one side of the exhaust done, minus the collector...

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Post by DeeCee on Sat 09 May 2015, 5:16 pm

Great job on the inner guards there mate, very smooth, and as for the exhaust, WOW!! Nice work. hellyeah
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Post by allan on Sat 09 May 2015, 6:29 pm

Cool mopar in the making.
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Post by sycho1 on Sat 09 May 2015, 8:25 pm

As they say or No Car...looking good drooly are the headers Solder or plastic?? either way greatwork
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Post by 70cudatj on Mon 11 May 2015, 6:07 pm

Thanks guys,
Sycho, the headers are solid solder from ThePartsBox.

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Post by 70cudatj on Sun 17 May 2015, 5:51 pm

Some progress on the exhausts, made some collectors.



Hopefully this is my last weekend stuck in a motel room and I should be able to get some better progress on this soon  agh
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Post by DeeCee on Sun 17 May 2015, 7:39 pm

NICE!! What may i ask, did you make the collectors out of mate?? They look awesome!!
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Post by 70cudatj on Sun 17 May 2015, 7:56 pm

Turned them up on the lathe out of 6mm ally rod,

Then drilled the holes and filed the flange to shape.
I'm fairly chuffed with them too.
Cheers mate .
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Post by DeeCee on Sun 17 May 2015, 8:36 pm

SUPERB job mate, a lathe is on my "must get" list.
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Post by 70cudatj on Sun 17 May 2015, 8:50 pm

Yeah it's fairly big outlay but worth it, actually I'm thinking of upgrading to a bigger one.
The possibilities are endless, cliche but true, I did these rim extensions for some Aoshima wheels the other day,

Finished rims ... they look way cool on the RR but they're going on another build






Just teasing .....
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Post by sycho1 on Mon 18 May 2015, 6:32 am

winner  bowdown Hey mate, surely this has gotta stop??... first the "solder headers" then the turned "Ali collecters"...and NOW Turned rims!!...then you post a picture saying this is only a Teeser??...Jeez this must be classed as Car Porn!! ...where are the "Mods??" LOL...bowdown
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Post by 70cudatj on Mon 18 May 2015, 5:44 pm

sycho1 wrote:winner  bowdown Hey mate, surely this has gotta stop??... first the "solder headers" then the turned "Ali collecters"...and NOW Turned rims!!...then you post a picture saying this is only a Teeser??...Jeez this must be classed as Car Porn!! ...where are the "Mods??" LOL...bowdown

Sorry to tease mate but I just wanted show what a lathe can do for your modeling .... yeah that's teasing isn't it rolf
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Post by Antwon on Mon 18 May 2015, 9:29 pm

Nice stuff bro..................I need to get me one of them Lathe things as well!
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Post by 70cudatj on Mon 01 Jun 2015, 9:02 pm

Small update:
Made some mufflers and bent up the exhaust ... oh and polished it.


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Post by Antwon on Mon 01 Jun 2015, 10:23 pm

Nice..................... bigthumbsup
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