For anyone who has seen the ending to Furious 7 you will know they threw a tribute in there for Paul Walker at the end of the movie. If you haven’t seen it I’m not going to spoil it for you but you are missing out on a getting a chance to see a very awesome looking Dodge Charger driven by Dom. The car in question is the polished metal 1968 Dodge Charger. It is based off of real custom charger called the Dodge Maximus Ultra Charger 1968 which was custom made and has 2000hp under it hood. It was bought and used in the production of Furious 7.
Here is a page on the real Dodge Maximus Ultra Charger 1968
For the Charger custom the hardest part was finding the correct casting on it without having to do a lot of cutting on the car since I wanted to preserve the metal base car underneath, that meant no cutting 2 cars up to make 1 car. I finally found a Greenlight 1968 Dodge Charger to work with. I basically stripped the entire call of paint, ground down the side of both sets of bumpers to match the real car as well as some from bumper modifications. The car was sanded 3 times and then polished and the sanded again to give it a brushed metal look. I finished it off with some read rider tires.
While I was making the Charger I keep watching Videos of the scene from the end of the movie looking for small details on the car. I figured if I’m making the Charger I might was well make Brian’s White Supra. For the car I used the normal supra casting that most Fast and Furious Hot Wheels are made out of and trimmed the real spoiler down to make it looks similar to the one in the movie. Its not a perfect match but its close enough. That car was spray painted white and I made decals of the headlights.
Overall I really enjoy how both of these turned out but I really love the Charger, its definitely one of my new favorite customs.