Force 10 Charger.

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Force 10 Charger.

Postby Wreck Warrior » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:12 pm

I just started on the "Force 10" Charger from The Road Warrior, my starting point is an AMT 71 Duster.

will post pics soon...
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Re: Force 10 Charger.

Postby Wreck Warrior » Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:45 pm

made some progress, having trouble getting the roof right. sorry no pics yet.....
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Re: Force 10 Charger.

Postby Wreck Warrior » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:41 am

as promised... pics!

the basic layout:
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slant 6 engine pirated from a Deora kit:
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modified taillights:
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scratchbuilt grille:(also note the windshield visor)
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Datsun 240Z roof section:
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trunk & rear window in progress:
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I think the ass end might be too long, what do you guys think?
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Re: Force 10 Charger.

Postby aussie muscle » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:22 pm

looking pretty good actually, yes the rear is long, but only because the charger is stubby. the slant six will look good, but not correct (slant was phased out by then). There are continuity errors with this car, so you have two ways to paint it. one is just the red stripe all along the side, or with the 'Force 10' logo on the door.
I built mine from a Valiant Charger model. lemme know if you want me to post pix.
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Re: Force 10 Charger.

Postby Big Bopper Bart » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:14 pm

Both The OZ Charger and the Duster/Demon/Dart/Valiant were based form the same platform.A body I believe.
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Re: Force 10 Charger.

Postby Wreck Warrior » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:26 pm

I already cut a section ot of the rear end -about the width of the gas cap, I also junked my original roof idea & started on a new one. Since there are more pics of it that way, I'm thinking of painting it the same as yours.
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Re: Force 10 Charger.

Postby Chase Bansi » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:22 am

It's always a huge challenge to convert one car type into another. Looks like a great start.
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Re: Force 10 Charger.

Postby Wreck Warrior » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:33 pm

the roof/trunk is done!.... well the structural part is, still needs some filler work & a little tweaking to get the interior to fit under it. until I can hit Menard's & get some filler, I'm working on the interior, I've already modified the door panels & back seat, & started on the dash, now I'm trying to get rid of the shifter hump on the driver's side.
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Re: Force 10 Charger.

Postby the armourer » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:26 pm

Wreck Warrior wrote:the roof/trunk is done!.... well the structural part is, still needs some filler work & a little tweaking to get the interior to fit under it. until I can hit Menard's & get some filler, I'm working on the interior, I've already modified the door panels & back seat, & started on the dash, now I'm trying to get rid of the shifter hump on the driver's side.


I don't know if I'd remove the tunnel extension on the driver's side. Someone more versed in Aussie Mopars please correct me if I'm wrong, but was the standard 4-speed tranny used a New Process A-833 like in the US cars? If so, I've never heard of a 'mirror-image' 833 where the shifter location and the side controls are on the right side. Unless it's a different type of internal rail tranny, you will need to have the extension.
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Re: Force 10 Charger.

Postby Wreck Warrior » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:37 pm

I already cut it out & patched it, not my best work but for what little you see of it, it won't matter, it might not be correct or clear the tranny but having the shifter on the wrong side of the trans would look wierd to me, bad enough the floor mat's still there... maybe I shoud cut that out too, it'd give me a chance to re-do the pacth on the trans tunnel.... :?

I think the trans on the Deora engine is an auto... but because it's smaller/shorter than the duster's I might have to swap it out for a manual.
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