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  • 1961 Dodge Dart Phoenix but changed,,,,,,,,,,,,

    This gray car came out last fall but with black wheels, tires and interior. I changed the interior to gray and replaced the entire chassis assembly, wheels, tires and all with one from a Dodge Phoenix I bought from Ollie's.
    1961 Dodge Dart Phoenix by Dick Copello, on Flickr

  • #2
    That does look nice Dick. Probably better than the original. Being a dull color it works with the chrome wheels.
    Due to the recent budget cuts,
    the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
    current state of the economy, the light at the end
    of the tunnel has been turned off.

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    • #3
      Just changing the wheels on most diecasts make them look better, plus if you also change the COLOR of the body it REALLY can make a car standout!

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      • #4
        This looks stunningly beautiful. I wasn't fond of the original one actually.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the comments. I had four of these 61's on my desk since last fall. The other day, I was drilling some holes in a mailbox post and I remembered that these chassis needed drilling. The same bit worked perfectly. The "Ollie's" donor cars now have the steel wheels.

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          • #6
            Dick, could you show me the tools to do this. Do you glue it back together when done?
            Due to the recent budget cuts,
            the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
            current state of the economy, the light at the end
            of the tunnel has been turned off.

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            • #7
              I can't show you Dan because I'm at the beach. I just take a drill bit that fits into the rivets. Drill down and if the chassis doesn't come off, drill again with a slightly larger bit. I usually glue it back with super glue but on these I used Flexseal. A drill with variable speed works best and sharp bits. Try it on a junker first.

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