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PostSubject: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Fri 25 Sep 2015, 7:24 pm

The Bussing won't take long to finish so this is up next.

I seem to be in a 'big model' phase at the moment!!

I bought it last year when I visited JohnJ in SLC. Utah at a bargain price of under GBP20.00

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Fri 25 Sep 2015, 7:41 pm

Hi Al,

I'm in, also, have you noticed that the floorpan nearly has the same design as your kitchen roll...

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Fri 25 Sep 2015, 7:47 pm

Dodge charger ....... enough said !!!!!!


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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Fri 25 Sep 2015, 9:04 pm

Huge. Good subject.
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Fri 25 Sep 2015, 10:23 pm

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Geronwivit !!!!

Yes sir, oh mighty taskmaster!!!


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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Sat 26 Sep 2015, 1:22 am

Another great subject Al !!
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Sat 26 Sep 2015, 10:44 pm

I'm going to enjoy this one
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Sun 27 Sep 2015, 6:55 pm

The rear spoiler is way too thick and scales out to massive 27.2mm (That's 1.125" to the unconverted)

So I made a new one from sheet brass that scales out to 2.25mm.... MUCH more acceptable. The rivets are made from turned down brass pins.



Because of the bend along the rivet line and the curve of the boot lid, I had some small gaps, so added a small strip of styrene.

It's not perfect but I figure back in the day it probably wasn't perfect on the 1:1 either, as it was right in early days of downforce on race cars.


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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Sun 27 Sep 2015, 8:27 pm

Rivets!

That a Gurney flap Al. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Sun 27 Sep 2015, 9:13 pm

Richard Petty's 73 Charger actually had 10 rivets holding the spoiler on... but if 9 is good enough for you Al....
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Sun 27 Sep 2015, 9:19 pm

It's well known he lost one at 210 mph Mitch, so Al could be right. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Sun 27 Sep 2015, 10:24 pm

I didnt think we were counting these rivet things lol
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Sun 27 Sep 2015, 10:32 pm

I make this up as I go along..

It's still a Gurney Flap though.
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Sun 27 Sep 2015, 10:47 pm


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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Mon 28 Sep 2015, 12:18 am

This one will be of interest to me.  I do luv the race cars well detailed.  Thanx!
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Mon 28 Sep 2015, 12:39 pm

Al was speechless Shay....
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Sun 25 Oct 2015, 12:21 am

Now the Bussing truck is finished, it's back to this one.

Got the chassis/roll cage assembled, all but the internal cross braces. The will be fitted once other stuff has gone in the interior:


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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Sun 25 Oct 2015, 4:27 pm

Got the paint laid on the upper half of the chassis. ( I ran out for the underside!! LOL)

It's Tamiya X-14 and while it may not be a perfect match, I think it looks near enough!






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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Sun 25 Oct 2015, 5:10 pm

It all looks much safer now with the steering wheel taped up like that!
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Sun 25 Oct 2015, 5:40 pm

I got the red paint laid. It's March STP red from Zero paints. March were sponsored by STP around the same time as Petty Enteprises, so I guess it should be right.



Colin put me on to some very thin vynyl tape for the demarcation line. I'm impressed with it and once the 2k gloss goes on, such 'ridge' as there is should all but dissapear.


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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Wed 28 Oct 2015, 1:17 am

For all it's size, the engine in this kit is pretty naf with a number of fit issues. It's built now, so plumbing and wiring will be on tomorrows agenda.

Check out the 'rise' at one end of a bank of cylinders!!! LOL.



There is however, the option to leave off the heads, as the block does have pistons. There is also one clear rocker box cover and TWO sets of rockers!!! Go figure!!






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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Wed 28 Oct 2015, 1:25 am

Engine looks sharp Al, wiring and plumbing will just be the icing on the cake.

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Wed 28 Oct 2015, 2:04 am

Looks good Al     I have heard that the suspension on that kit can be a real pita ( pain in the a##) to do, just fyi.  

Are you going to use the vinyl tubing from the kit for the detail or use wire ??
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Richard Petty Dodge Charger 1:16   Wed 28 Oct 2015, 10:16 am

Thanks guys.

Thanks for the HU John. I'll lookout for it.

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