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60's & 70's Classics
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Revell 1969 Dodge Charger RT
jimb
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 10:57 AM UTC
So one of my favorite shows growing up was The Dukes of Hazzard, and I knew that I eventually wanted to build a replica of the "General Lee". I originally purchased the MPC The Dukes of Hazzard "General Lee" Dodge Charger kit, but it lacked detail, and I eventually converted the Revell 1969 Dodge Charger RT into the "General Lee". It's not perfect, but since they used about 300 cars during the production of the show, I figure it must be close to one of them! The engine, frame, suspension, & interior come from the Revell 1969 Charger RT kit; the body is from the Revell 1968 Charger RT kit; the decals, wheels, and push bar are from the MPC "General Lee" kit; B/F Goodrich tires are from a fellow modeler (redlines in the kits were not appropriate for the "General Lee"); CB radio from the parts box; CB antenna was scratch built; and the Hazzard County plates are from the Internet.









Jim
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:21 AM UTC
Excellent! I like it!
jimb
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:31 AM UTC
Thanks, Jeff. The Duke Boys ride again!

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:53 AM UTC
Looks great Jim, very nice work mate! Now you need to find Daisy’s Jeep and Roscoe’s police car to display with it.

Cheers, D
jimb
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 01:10 PM UTC
Thanks, D. I built Daisy's Jeep back in the 1980s, never Roscoe's patrol car. I might just have to do Roscoe's patrol car. Hey, someone has to keep the Duke Boys in line; or is it the other way around! I think Roscoe's patrol car was a 1977 Dodge Monaco, or maybe a 1978 Plymouth Fury. I'm pretty sure the kit is a Monaco.

Daisy did have a black & yellow 1974 Plymouth Road Runner for a while before she got the 1980 Jeep CJ-7.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 01:23 PM UTC

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Daisy did have a black & yellow 1974 Plymouth Road Runner for a while before she got the 1980 Jeep CJ-7.

Jim



That's entirely possible, but for some reason I had trouble noticing what car she was driving at the time 😳😎
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jimb
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 01:28 PM UTC
I can't imagine why!



Jim
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 10:20 PM UTC
Very nice build James.
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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 12:28 AM UTC
Jim,
Out of sight build

And that's one great picture of Daisy. She was always #1 on my list during that era growing up.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 01:08 AM UTC
Thanks, guys.

Jim