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stratman

1978 Judge?

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Looks like a cross betweena Monte Carlo, a Firebird and something else that I can't put my finger on :lol:



Cool though


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There wasn't any explanation, just a picture. To me it looks like eithher a 1978 Lemans or Phoenix with a different front end.

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This looks like a Phoenix/Ventura (X-body) to me, except the grill has been re-worked to look more like '76 Firebird/Trans Am. It kinda' makes sense since the last production GTO was the '74 GTO off the X-body Ventura platform, until the resurrection of 2004-2006.



Nicely done concept.


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Sweet lookin no matter what.


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I see the Phoenix now ;)


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I had to look at this for a minute or two myself Ringo. At first I thought this was the downsized A-body Lemans/Grand Lemans that came out in '78 but the body lines and grills were not right and the '80 Grand Lemans had the slanted grille, not the '78. Then I thought of the Ventura/Phoenix, that's when the back quarter window, quarter panels and front fender lines came into play a lot better for me. Then it made sense to me.


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I think you nailed it Frosty... the body looks like this 1978 Phoenix, and, like you said, it would have made sense to continue on the platform of the 1974 GTO.



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Except for round headlights, the front end resembles the 1978 LeMans on the left in this picture.



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I think you nailed it Frosty... the body looks like this 1978 Phoenix, and, like you said, it would have made sense to continue on the platform of the 1974 GTO.

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Except for round headlights, the front end resembles the 1978 LeMans on the left in this picture.

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Thanks stratman. You can see how in the above picture how the '78 grille was rectangular and the '80 was definitely more like the 77-78 Firebird. The '76 Trans Am/Firebird (below) was definitely the right influence for the front grille and headlights. De-chroming the bumpers and healight bezels and painting them black or body color helps blend the whole front end together - giving it a faux-Endura look.

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Did you notice the stance of this thing too? It is definitely a lot lower than stock. The rear tires also have a larger rear offset than the front tires too, so this is a pro touring car for sure.

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I found the the article on the building of the model!


Turns out the title of this thread should have been "1976 Judge" as the model is a modified 1976 Ventura.


Nice work Sven!



http://www.svensworldofwheels.com/76ventura_page.html


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That center exhaust is interesting, I like it:



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I think you nailed it Frosty... the body looks like this 1978 Phoenix, and, like you said, it would have made sense to continue on the platform of the 1974 GTO.

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Okay, who stole my car?

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You left the keys in it.


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You left the keys in it.

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