Replica Interceptor:Info from an American mechanic

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Re: Replica Interceptor:Info from an American mechanic

Postby the armourer » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:31 pm

zykotec wrote:The only problem with the Duster is the rear overhang, compared to the original ;)
Here's compilation of some mentioned, and some other cheap 70's coupes, with an Aussie Falcon.
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Are you referring to the way the quarters join the tail panel, how they come to a point? A good fabricator can take care of that. My idea was to replace the tail panel altogether and rework it for a Torino panel and lights. I didn't worry about the deck lid because I wanted the twin fuel tanks. Damn, now I'm thinking about stopping work on the Coronet and finding another Duster body. And I just bought a new set of B-body headers.
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Re: Replica Interceptor:Info from an American mechanic

Postby steve66 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:15 am

Just my 2 cents worth,but for the tail lights,I plan to use '69 Pontiac Lemans/GTO units.They can be found from a variety of different restoration parts dealers or salvage yards for fairly cheap prices,and they look very similar to the custom lights used on the real car.I don't know of an American car with the step down rear bumper look,but since it will be black,shouldn't be hard to fab up something by using two rear bumpers(maybe a Mustang or Maverick?),cutting the ends off one and stacking it on the main bumper.You could then grind and fill the seam and prime and paint.
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Re: Replica Interceptor:Info from an American mechanic

Postby madmach » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:49 pm

Here's what some others have done:
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Re: Replica Interceptor:Info from an American mechanic

Postby junkyarddog71 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:10 pm

seems like the maveric and the montego have the closest body to me
a piece from here , a piece from there
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Re: Replica Interceptor:Info from an American mechanic

Postby aussie muscle » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:18 pm

the armourer wrote:
toecutter wrote:It would be nice if some Aussie outfit took on the task of reproing the steel bodies like Goodmark Industries did here with the popular years Mustangs, Camaro's, and the Challenger. They all run in the $18k price range, but what would you pay for a complete rust-free complete body? No glass, electrical, or drive train, just solid sheet metal. Just add doner car. They even make a Mustang body with the RHD firewall..

The problem is volume. There's just not enough to justify the cost of doing a repro body. hell they reckon there's not enough demand to do a 69 charger body, what hope do you have that a 73 falcon would be?
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Re: Replica Interceptor:Info from an American mechanic

Postby zykotec » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:35 pm

the armourer wrote:
Are you referring to the way the quarters join the tail panel, how they come to a point? A good fabricator can take care of that. My idea was to replace the tail panel altogether and rework it for a Torino panel and lights. I didn't worry about the deck lid because I wanted the twin fuel tanks. Damn, now I'm thinking about stopping work on the Coronet and finding another Duster body. And I just bought a new set of B-body headers.


No , I think it's more that the Mopars from the 70's seem to bend the wrong way compared to the Aussie Falcon. the Falcon bends donwards in both ends, and the Duster and Charger does the opposite, as does many US Fords from the 70's. And the rear overhang on the Duster looks more 'tacked' on than on the Falcon.
Something like this :P

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steve66 wrote:Zykotec---since you seem to have a knack for photoshop,could you do me a favor when you get time?I would love to see a '71thru '74 Charger with the Interceptor accessories on it,only with the nose installed about 6 inches in front of the tire/fender well.I think it would be as close as a modified Torino if executed correctly.Thanks.

I'll give it a chance. Watch this spot :) (But I would keep the awesome Charger taillights and bumper ;) )
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Re: Replica Interceptor:Info from an American mechanic

Postby merlin » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:27 am

ZY,very nice work,overall though the Torino is the closest in size and body lines to an XP Ford.I had a chance to see an awsome BOB repop up in Kingston NY, working blower and all (loud sucker too) and it struck me that it really is very close in size to Ford intermediates (there was a 72 Torino at the same carshow but I didn't think of getting pics or measurements). ps first post :D :D .
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Re: Replica Interceptor:Info from an American mechanic

Postby zykotec » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:34 am

Here's a quick photochop of a 73 Charger done up as a Pursuit special. I was lucky and found picture of a black car with black wheels, so I've only added the spoilers and sidepipes, arches and and half***ed supercharger. The front end is cut just enough for the cars total length to be unchanged when the Concorde front is added. (The bumper sits just where the original bumper would. )
Hop it is on some help :) I think it looks a lot better than many other cars I've tried to 'Max' in photoshop before.
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Re: Replica Interceptor:Info from an American mechanic

Postby the armourer » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:04 pm

zykotec wrote:Here's a quick photochop of a 73 Charger done up as a Pursuit special. I was lucky and found picture of a black car with black wheels, so I've only added the spoilers and sidepipes, arches and and half***ed supercharger. The front end is cut just enough for the cars total length to be unchanged when the Concorde front is added. (The bumper sits just where the original bumper would. )
Hop it is on some help :) I think it looks a lot better than many other cars I've tried to 'Max' in photoshop before.
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That looks really cool. And the '73-'74 cars can still be had very reasonably. I understand that the kits to rework the rubber sub-frame isolators are available again that will eliminate the handling problems. Plenty of room for a big block.
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Re: Info from an American Motors fan.

Postby Big Bopper Bart » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:19 pm

Chase Bansi wrote:
steve66 wrote: mid '70's AMC Gremlin sedan's

There is no such thing. Gremlin was only a two door with a vertical flat hatchback. The Hornet was one of AMC's sedans.

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