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    Quote Originally Posted by imthatguy View Post
    Spectacular engineering Blake. I really like the transfer case/motor/transmission piece. Definitely will have to look you up for the files once you've worked out all the bugs.
    Thanks! I have a list of changes that I need to make before I feel comfortable letting others use it.

    Quote Originally Posted by duellym View Post
    DANGIT! You always steal all the good colors before I get to use them!

    I am Not a mopar guy but you have to love a charger
    Ha! you are more then welcome to use the color. I can show you how I did it if you want. I'm not a Mopar guy either, I'm just a car guy. This one happened to be the first car hard body I made molds of.

    ECSC is coming up real fast! I gotta get moving!

    Now that I had the body painted I turned my attention to the grill and tail lights. I wanted to make a copy of it so that I don't need to worry about braking the original and I can smash them up all I want and just replace them.

    I started by bedding the parts in clay and making boxes to surround them.



    then poured the latex to make the molds. some of them are done at this point.



    but the grill will be a 2 piece mold because if I left the back fill up when I poured the resin it would be way to thick and heavy. It got left in the lower half.



    then once I poured the top half I had my mold.



    before I could do a test pour I had to vent the top half using a piece of brass tubing.



    and here was the first test strait out of the mold





    then I trimmed it up



    next I poured the inserts for the grill



    the detail is amazing



    quick test fit and I'm happy



    next I made the mold for the rear bumper.



    then using some .010 material, which is twice as thick as the body, I formed a rear bumper.



    then just for kicks I tried polishing it and I think it came out pretty good.





    finally I painted the parts up in silver and flat black



    and did a quick test fit. Now it looks like a Charger!



    More later

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    This is very interesting! Great Charger you have there, so cool build with serious history!

    Thanks for the photos and explanations.

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    Amazing talent there! I wish I could do that!

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    One of these days, you should build Roadkill's General Mayhem.

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    Awesome stuff! Do I see an FJ Cruiser grille in that one picture?
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    Looks like a Nikko FJ grill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halme View Post
    This is very interesting! Great Charger you have there, so cool build with serious history!

    Thanks for the photos and explanations.
    No problem! Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blazer7567 View Post
    Amazing talent there! I wish I could do that!
    Anyone can do this. you just gotta try it.

    Quote Originally Posted by DanielWGK View Post
    One of these days, you should build Roadkill's General Mayhem.
    Ya know, That would be an awesome idea! Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by pardonmyn00b View Post
    Awesome stuff! Do I see an FJ Cruiser grille in that one picture?
    Quote Originally Posted by DanielWGK View Post
    Looks like a Nikko FJ grill.
    Hmm, What? I don't see any FJ Grill

    more progress.

    I finished brazing the chassis and taking my wife's suggestion, painted it silver this time.



    then I bent up a floor using the back of an old bus side mirror.



    then mounted it to the chassis



    then glued the seats down



    I realized after I did that that I could not remove the interior now so I said the heck with it and left it the color it was.

    before long the chassis was rolling again





    I had to make some clearance to the floor for the drivetrain but otherwise everything fit good.



    now the steering wheel could go in



    finally the body was installed. this time, when installing the battery tray, I countersunk the screws




    And I added a longer strap to securely hold standard size batteries.



    I also got the driver in place before I set the body on. I think he fits real good.



    and here it is overall







    it still needs a couple details but I'm really happy with how it turned out and more importantly my buddy is happy with it.

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    God, that thing is beautiful. Gonna add any chrome trim? That door handle would look good in raw aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielWGK View Post
    God, that thing is beautiful. Gonna add any chrome trim? That door handle would look good in raw aluminum.
    Thanks!

    Yah just a little. it's going to get destroyed so I'm not going into too much detail

    I added a window with some chrome trim



    added a back window as well



    then added the rear bumper



    As it sits it's a 50 point truck so that's it! Time for my buddy to destroy it!

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    Crap, I hope he doesn't dent it, its way to nice!

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