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#1 Car Crazy 81

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

Im working on a MPC Dukes Of Hazzard Dodge Monaco kit im looking to ditch the kits frame what frame will work on this kit that has more detail. Any help would be appreciated.

Edited by Car Crazy 81, 11 November 2012 - 02:37 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

The AMT 1971 Charger R/T has a nice "generic" 1971-1979 Dodge / Plymouth "frame" (All Chryslers from 1962 & on were UniBody) and suspension .
Not sure if you're going to have to extend it for use on the 4 door , but I (mildly) doubt it.

Go ahead and also use the Charger's engine bay , engine and TorqueFlite trans . If you want to get even more detailled , make the Charger's diff look like an 9.25" (very similar in appearance to a Dana 44) , as 1974 was the last year for the 8.75" (drop-out carrier) diff .

Lettuce see some pics of your build !

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

The AMT 1971 Charger R/T has a nice "generic" 1971-1979 Dodge / Plymouth "frame" (All Chryslers from 1962 & on were UniBody) and suspension .
Not sure if you're going to have to extend it for use on the 4 door , but I (mildly) doubt it.

Go ahead and also use the Charger's engine bay , engine and TorqueFlite trans . If you want to get even more detailled , make the Charger's diff look like an 9.25" (very similar in appearance to a Dana 44) , as 1974 was the last year for the 8.75" (drop-out carrier) diff .

Lettuce see some pics of your build !


Thanks for the tip, John i ougha have pics of the Monaco tonight beings that i bought the kit today from Michaels.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

I'd just build the General Lee from the much better Revell 69 Charger kit and use aftermarket decals.

Edited by Craig Irwin, 11 November 2012 - 03:46 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

He's building the Monaco (Roscoe's ride), not the Charger.

Later-