Custom Road Warrior front end for my Duster

Mopar Body and Trim

  1. Max_118

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    I've been modifying my '74 Duster to appear as a Holden Monaro as seen in The Road Warrior. The biggest modification has been the front end. The grill is from a 40's Buick, the headlights are from a VW Bug, and the hood 'bump' is from an old Ferguson tractor.

    I started with a wire mesh frame, then coated it with fiberglass and spent many hours sanding. The tractor hood had to be significantly cut down and reshaped, then it was bolted in and smoothed over. Here's a comparison shot with the movie car:

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    • racerdan80

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      Different but cool
       
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        Wow! Lots of work there!
         
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        • Dartswinger70

          Dartswinger70 Only thing I ever bought new was a Fender Strat

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          That will blow peoples minds when they see it coming...
           
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          • Max_118

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            I hope so... around here (The Motor City) we have the Woodward Dream Cruise in August; miles and miles of classic cars driving around. I'm going to have it out for that, then it's on to Wasteland Weekend in California.
             
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              Impressive sir. Very fun! Can we get a full body shot?
               
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              • Max_118

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                Here it is before I lowered the front and cut out the t-tops:

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                  What caliber guns r u gonna use wharthog?
                   
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                    • RustyRatRod

                      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                      ummm....ok.
                       
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                        4 gang crossbow?
                         
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                        Heywodja The Heartbeat Stops Here FABO Gold Member

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                        You need to take that to Burning Man in Nevada
                         
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                        • Max_118

                          Max_118 Well-Known Member

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                          That's on a different vehicle.

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                            Max_118 Well-Known Member

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                            Nope, Wasteland Weekend in California. It's Burning Man without the hippies.
                             
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                              I hate it when the hippies get stuck under my car. 428E6EF0-7BB5-445C-A31E-887292E6B91A.jpeg
                               
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