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1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

 
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jjsipes



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2022 11:34 am    Post subject: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Reply with quote

I have been wanting to build one of these for a long time. Finally bit the bullet and got started. I started with the Revell 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona kit. Had some pieces from the 1st release of this kit with some of the "Race Car" option like the taillight panel cover, the center rollbar that goes behind the seat (in which I modified slightly) and few other pieces. I started with the interior and seeing what I could come up with. I glued the interior pan at the rear seat area, the toe boards and along the driveshaft tunnel leaving the rest loose. I then cut the floor pans out of the interior pan to use the top of the chassis pan itself. Smoothed up the low areas of the front subframe and along the rockers. Created the door jambs (which are not perfect but will work). Smoothed up the interior trim panels and cut the door trim panel out. I cut the rear package tray down and cut some sheet plastic to mold that into the rear seat area and smoothed trim panels. Started looking at the rollcage which is always my downfall on creating a stock car out of a streetcar kit.  I guess it isn't turning out to bad. I have cut out the inner front fender aprons. I have a set of PPP early 1970's stock car tires and wheels to use. I always found a correct resin hemi intake to use as well. I have 3 different sets of decals for one of these cars, not sure which one I will build. I have the decals for the #99 Glotzbach, the #22 Allison and of course the #71 Isaac car.















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jh63fan



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely like what I see so far, will be following along on your build. Want to build one myself sometime and your work is something I can learn from .
I might have missed it, but did you finish the Hensley truck?
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jjsipes



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jh63fan wrote:
Definitely like what I see so far, will be following along on your build. Want to build one myself sometime and your work is something I can learn from .
I might have missed it, but did you finish the Hensley truck?


No I haven't had a chance to finish the Hensley Truck yet. I just picked this Daytona up and kept thinking about it so I thought I'd see what I could do with it.
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jjsipes



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2022 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure what to do with the front suspension. Have been looking at pictures and it appears that these car first used a modified stock k member but then I refer to the Wingcar Building Seminar on this forum that it was all fabricated. Not sure what to do.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2022 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think I'm done with the rollcage. Onto the suspension and body.





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jh63fan



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are really moving along with this project. Thanks for posting it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taking few minutes this morning and looking at the spindles. The one of the left is the stock Charger spindle, the 2 on the right is the stock Daytona spindles. Revell lowered the front some but, I will lower some more.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still some work to be done to get it lower I believe. Just some quick pics.





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hurricane21



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great cage work. It looks so precise.
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jjsipes



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Working on stance.
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Firefly



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be inclined to open up the front wheel opening a bit more, but I do understand ground clearance is something to watch. I noticed on the color '69 photo how the body kicks out down by the rear wheel. Not sure how the kit body is shaped there. B/W photo is 1970.


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MarkJ



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now just radius those front wheel openings about 3/32 of an inch all the way around and put a slight lip at the top and it will look just about right. The front tire changer has to be able to get the tire on and off the car.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the body work completed and decided on which one I will be building but, not letting on yet. I started the paint process and will post an update when painted.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Painting has started. Need to go over the Gold again once I can get to the store. Decided to go with Bobby Allison.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that paint looks awesome. the gold and red really pop. I'm guessing Tamiya?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkJ wrote:
Wow, that paint looks awesome. the gold and red really pop. I'm guessing Tamiya?


Yes Tamiya Gold and Tamiya Italian Red.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2022 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got the Gold resprayed last week and decided to try and clear it today. Not too bad but the door lines ran back a little.







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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2022 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very very nice!!!
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