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PostSubject: 1971 Dodge Charger R/T - AMT   Sun 01 Nov 2015, 3:01 pm

Here is an AMT Dodge Charger that was looking pretty good until final assembly.  This has the interior built up on the chassis which I never liked.  The body had to be stretched open to allow the assembly in.  In doing so, the door cards popped loose, the side mirror went flying off , and finally I wasn't able to attain the stance I had in mockup.  Something was holding it back inside and that sort of assembly made it difficult to troubleshoot.  Clamping it down in front only snapped off the frame extensions.  So, here it is - detailing is nice in the kit and maybe others will have better luck than I did.



The front end sits a little high.


The hood doesn't close completely because of the A/C line passing over the radiator wall.  And the front spoiler is wider than the valence it is attached to.










That A/C line coming over the radiator wall hits the hood and lifts it up.






Anyway, it's finished and up on the shelf now.
Thanks for looking,
Mike
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PostSubject: Re: 1971 Dodge Charger R/T - AMT   Sun 01 Nov 2015, 3:44 pm

Good body color, super engine pics.  Test fitting early in the going and sometimes checking builds at these e-clubs and you tube can save a lot of headaches.  I feel you did very well.
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PostSubject: Re: 1971 Dodge Charger R/T - AMT   Sun 01 Nov 2015, 3:54 pm

that was looking pretty good until final assembly wrote:

Whatya mean? it looks darn good to me Mike and still makes a great looking shelf model.


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PostSubject: Re: 1971 Dodge Charger R/T - AMT   Sun 01 Nov 2015, 4:46 pm

I think it rocks, Right color, right engine. Looks like a fine example of a muscle car.
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PostSubject: Re: 1971 Dodge Charger R/T - AMT   Sun 01 Nov 2015, 5:27 pm

Hi Mike,

Love this and LOVE the colour, top marks Sir...

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PostSubject: Re: 1971 Dodge Charger R/T - AMT   Sun 01 Nov 2015, 6:17 pm

Looks pretty nice to me as well. I always wait till last to add things like mirrors, etc.
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