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  1. diymirage

    diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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    got to thinking about some of my old models and dug these out today
    keep in mind, I build these before I learned real cars have painted engine bays

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      diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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      and

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        diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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        yes, I love wings and side exist exhaust
        (never thought I would ever have a matching mopar)

        some of the wheels were customized and a few of the hoods as well


        this GTX is one of my favorites
        build to match a matchbox car, with custom made decals
        (hard to see in these pics, but the decals are marbled)


        of course the Monaco is so roscoe can finally catch those Duke boys
        shouldn't be an issue with a twin turbo supercharger dual overhead cam hemi

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        • diymirage

          diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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          and perhaps my favorite
          a Nascar turned lowrider model

          custom bodywork, headlights, paint, side pipes, flip-flop hood, and a pic of the wife on said hood

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          • dartfreak75

            dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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            Very cool! I love model cars I'd love to get back into it and start building them again. I had a thread on here with some of my old ones.
            I cannot believe you put a wing on a barracuda tho even if you were a kid! How dare you? Hahaha jk
             
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            diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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            that's the nice thing about models...you can do whatever you want
            (I do think it looks cool on that cuda)
             
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              dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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              Yea its not bad at all. I done some pretty cool ones myself I would always make the other brand cars into rods and leave my mopars original appearance lol I did do a fat tire super bee I think it had a blower on it iirc
               
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              It wasnt a blower it was just a big scoop duel quad hemi I found the pictures
              And a dart that was supercharged at some point in it's life lol

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                diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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                  Yep I always liked amt kits. I wonder if they are still around. I'd love to get back into building them again. I had a little mini air compressor and air brush and everything.
                  I did a challenger one time and did a vinyl top on it and everything it was nice. Next time I'm i. My storage unit i will did it out and take some pictures
                   
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                  diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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                  thats what i had too, with a home made downdraft spray booth

                  i just ran out of time with the kids, then i ran out of room with the new house, and i got rid of it all
                   
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                    Yep me too. The last one I ever worked on I never finished. I started on it when my wife was pregnant with our oldest. Unfortunately I never finished it I still have it in storage incomplete. He will be 14 in may so it's been a while since I built one.
                     
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                    • Dustdevl340

                      Dustdevl340 Westie Dad & All Around Mopar Fanatic

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                      They are still around. I want to get back into building too if I can ever find the time. Watching a lot of build videos on YouTube.
                       
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                      This thread brought those 3 models out of the closet...only to get listed on eBay.
                      I built an F-ton of airplanes back in "the day"... only the photos remain...must dig 'em up.
                       
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