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[MOD] 1968 Dodge Charger, Speed Champions style!

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This is a mod of the Marvel 76173 Spider-man and Ghost Rider vs Carnage set, but since it is Marvel no more - it parks with other Speed Champions cars I have - I placed it in Town sub-forum like other SC style car MOCcers do.

The mod includes styling changes that made the car resemble a full-blown (pun intended) 1968 Charger with some extra semi-realistic goodies while maintaining the Speed Champions vibe. Mod includes:

  • adding 1968 tail-lights + front blinkers
  • moving fuel cap to a proper spot and removing the other one
  • adding side exhausts + stereo antenna + side-view mirror on driver's side
  • creating a sleeker, "shotgun" style scoop (still using the stud shooters) and a filled hood
  • adding a suggestion of rear suspension springs + extended and reinforced fuel tank
  • creating a suggestion of an interior with a gear shifter and two gauges + moving the seat and steering wheel one plate higher + moving the rear window one stud back

The mod required use of some extra parts, of course.


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Being a fan of a '68 and knowing that a vast majority of Mopar fans prefer 1969 and 1970 Chargers and that the 1968's representation is way smaller among toys - did you know that Hot Wheels still haven't made a '68 Charger model? it's an outrage! - I knew I was gonna built my own 1968 one day. The marvel set, of course, did a lot of work for me, but still I'm really happy with this mod.

I have bought the Marvel 76173 set purely for this purpose; not only was it cheaper than 75983 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T , but it also felt way more versatile platform for mods.

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Very nice! This set is so interesting to me, being kind of a modified version of a previous set aimed at a different demographic. It is indeed fun to dig into and modify. I like your side exit exhausts!

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1 hour ago, deraven said:

Nice!  Those stud shooters work surprisingly well as scoops.

One can attach hollow stud 1x1 round plates there and they would even improve the looks of a "shotgun" scoop while being impossible to eject from the stud shooters. Same with hollow stud 1x2 round plate, if the Hilborn style bugcatcher is a desired result.
I wanted a shotgun, but I have zero hollow stud 1x1's in my stocks now.

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