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1968 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback 426 Hemi Hurst Super Stock
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Another Mopar Muscle car, and not just one that you could drive on the street. This is a 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback Super Stock equipped with the 426 race Hemi. These cars were built by Hurst and intended for drag racing ONLY. This creation has a fully detailed underside, engine, transmission, drive shaft, rear end, dual exhaust, gas tank, torsion bars, leaf springs, and much more. Yet again, this car is definitely one of my best creations. Note that this creation is based on the 1969 Barracuda 340 car that I made, with the updated roof.
About this creation
There is a lot to say about a 1968 Hemi Barracuda Super Stock. These cars are very interesting. As well as for the 1968 Hemi Dart, the Dodge version of the Super Stock. Nowadays these cars are best known as "BO29" for the Barracuda, and "LO23" for the Dart. But this is nothing more than just the 4 first digits of the VIN of these cars. But the interesting part of it is the "O" (not 0), standing for "Super Stock". On a normal car, the second digit would indicate the price class of the car. For example "L" for Low, "M" for Medium, and "H" for High. Then also the full VIN of a 1968 Super Stock would be: (Barracuda as example) BO29M8B******. With the "M" standing for the "Special Order V8 engine", which in this case is the 426 race Hemi. So These two characters ("O" and "M") make the VIN so interesting.

The A-body Barracuda and Dart were the lightest cars at that time so that's why they used these to build them out as drag cars. Still a lot of the interior parts were removed. It also was not easy to fit the big 426 Hemi in them because of the small engine bays. Modifications had to be made. The cars were finished in gray primer, and the hood and fenders were made of fiberglass and were left black. It was up to the owner to paint the car. The only thing that really mattered was the 426 Hemi. Now talk about rarity, I believe there were only 72 Hemi Barracudas and 80 Hemi Darts made in 1968...












Note that you can see the engine through the air scoop. And yes, these cars DID come with wipers from the factory.


The hood had no hinges on the real car, but was hold down by 4 hood pins. Note the two support pins for the scoop in the hood.


There were two versions of the 426 Hemi. The "Race" and "Street" version. The street Hemi was actually a de-tuned version of the engine. Now as you know, this one features the race Hemi, with the cross ram intake manifold and dual 4 barrel carburetors. Note how close the brake master cylinder sits next to the valve cover, but they made it easily removable from the factory to access the engine.


The tan colored round 2x2 plates are supposed to be the air filters.


Let's have the engine out of the car so that you can have a better look at it. Note that it has headers, that's how it came out of the factory. Though I only used two tubes on each cylinder head because there was no more room!


Let's have a look at the interior now.




They also removed the back seat, to save weight. (The window regulators were also removed by the real car and they used straps to pull the windows back up!)


They used lightweight front bucket seats out of a Dodge A-100 van. Also, note the 4-speed stick.


They also moved the battery to the right corner of the trunk to lighten the nose.


Everything open (and removed),




and another transparent view.


And a final underside view.

Well, that's it, I hope you like it!

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Comments

 I made it 
  January 13, 2018
Quoting Reece Decaux will this LDD be available to download?
I'm sorry but unfortunately no it's not.
 I like it 
  December 23, 2017
will this LDD be available to download?
 I made it 
  February 25, 2017
Quoting Sam the First This is awesome! Looks amazing, and the details are fantastic. That bonnet is ace. Amazing work Rick!
Thanks, Sam! Appreciate it!
 I like it 
  February 25, 2017
This is awesome! Looks amazing, and the details are fantastic. That bonnet is ace. Amazing work Rick!
 I made it 
  February 25, 2017
Quoting Elk Guard Awesome work!
Thank you!
 I like it 
  February 24, 2017
Awesome work!
 I made it 
  February 24, 2017
Quoting 7ames P This is immense. So good. Great detail. Would.love to see it in real bricks.
Thank you very much! It probably will one day, just not sure when.
 I like it 
  February 24, 2017
This is immense. So good. Great detail. Would.love to see it in real bricks.
 I made it 
  February 21, 2017
Quoting Kevin Michaels Awesome build! Love all the details.
Thank you! Appreciate it!
 I like it 
  February 21, 2017
Awesome build! Love all the details.
 I made it 
  February 21, 2017
Quoting Zach Sweigart Amazing! As a fellow car guy I can really appreciate the level of detail in this 'Cuda. Great work!
Thank you very much, Zach!
 I like it 
  February 20, 2017
Amazing! As a fellow car guy I can really appreciate the level of detail in this 'Cuda. Great work!
 I made it 
  February 19, 2017
Quoting Oran Cruzen Excellent build! Great detail!
Thanks, Oran!
 I like it 
  February 19, 2017
Excellent build! Great detail!
 I made it 
  February 19, 2017
Quoting adam thelegofan rutland awesome!:D
Thank you! :)
 I like it 
  February 19, 2017
awesome!:D
 I made it 
  February 18, 2017
Quoting Nick Barrett This deserves a lot more love, it's a quality build.
Thanks, Nick!
 I like it 
  February 18, 2017
This deserves a lot more love, it's a quality build.
 I made it 
  February 17, 2017
Quoting Jack Sparrow Hey good job on this! You crammed a lot of details into this model.. This is one of those LDD MOCs that would just look awesome in real bricks on your desk. :-)
Thank you very much! I really wanted to build this in real bricks first, but some of the parts are very expensive.
 I like it 
  February 17, 2017
Hey good job on this! You crammed a lot of details into this model.. This is one of those LDD MOCs that would just look awesome in real bricks on your desk. :-)
 
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