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PostSubject: 1971 Plymouth GTX   Sat 13 Apr 2013, 9:09 pm

I built this as an early '70s Street machine. Shackles, and WIDE rear wheels. lol




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PostSubject: Re: 1971 Plymouth GTX   Sat 13 Apr 2013, 9:17 pm

It looks mean in orange !!

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PostSubject: Re: 1971 Plymouth GTX   Sat 13 Apr 2013, 9:21 pm

That is just the way we built them. If the tire is to big to go under the car, put air shocks on it and lift it up. Longer Spring hangers helped a ton and a half also. Nice work Sam.
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PostSubject: Re: 1971 Plymouth GTX   Sat 13 Apr 2013, 10:15 pm

This looks very nice.

You are right Buck, this is the way we used to build them. With the raised rear ends and the shackles, I saw one guy drop the clutch, and the rear axle just went all different directions as the tires were biting for traction, and not at the same time. The shackles just let it move all over :shock: .
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PostSubject: Re: 1971 Plymouth GTX   Sun 14 Apr 2013, 3:16 am

Great work Sam! Reminds me of the ole 73 Duster I bought. LoL The color and stance are perfect. Keep up the great work! 8)
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PostSubject: Re: 1971 Plymouth GTX   Sun 14 Apr 2013, 10:29 am

I love the car and I love the colour..... but I don't like the rear wheels.

Did you guys really build them like that? It looks like poor engineering to me!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1971 Plymouth GTX   Sun 14 Apr 2013, 11:58 am

Never did like the tires sticking outside of the wheel wells look, but that's the way it was. :drunken:
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PostSubject: Re: 1971 Plymouth GTX   Sun 14 Apr 2013, 9:40 pm

Yes Al, that was the "thing" in the early-mid '70's . My sister is 10 years older than me and my brother was 13 years. I remember as a 5-7 year old seeing their high school friends cars like this one and even higher.
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PostSubject: Re: 1971 Plymouth GTX   Mon 15 Apr 2013, 11:58 pm

One word for the handling. Evil. What red is that? It's great.
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PostSubject: Re: 1971 Plymouth GTX   Wed 17 Apr 2013, 1:51 am

Its either Tamiya TS 12, or 31, and its over gray primer. i was trying to duplicate the factories Vitamin C orange.
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PostSubject: Re: 1971 Plymouth GTX   Fri 19 Apr 2013, 12:47 am

That look still stirs the heart ... great build
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