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#1 Agent G

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:21 AM

Ok boys and girls, I want to swap out the generic POS chassis under my Sheriff Roscoe Dodge, but I cannot remember which Mopar chassis folks use.

 

I recall mention of a Road Runner, I believe a '71, but for the life of me cannot recall the details.

 

Born and raised in St Louis, I now suffer fron Anheuser's disease. It is brought on by Clydedales.

 

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

G,

 

One commonly mentioned chassis (as I recall, but don't know because I haven't done it yet) is the AMT '68 Pymouth Belvedere. 

 

Another is the AMT '71 Dodge Charger.  I haven't tried that one, either ... because I've used all my '71 Charger chassis on older JoHan kits (sixties Mopars).

 

 

Either way ~ ~ ~ or even using the Roscoe kit chassis (did I really just say that?) ~ ~ ~ whatever you do ... lose the kit wheels!!!!!!

 

 

B)   Build-off, my award-winning friend???



#3 Agent G

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

Thank You sir!

 

Yes, the wheels will be doomed to spend eternity in the parts box.

 

I believe a build-off is in order. It will be most enjoyable. You might even finish this one...................................

 

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:23 AM

So we need a deadline.

 

Since you're coming to Desert Scale Classic, how's about that's the deadline? 

 

Show down ... April 20, 2013 ... my town ... El Rancho Casa Baker ... be there or be square, Hombre!

 

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:08 PM

Looking forward to it my friend.

 

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

Agent G - The AMT 1971 Charger chassis would be right for a 1971 & later Coronet / Charger / Road Runner / Satellite (and 1970 - 1974 Barracuda / Challenger as well ) , as the Roscoe's Ramp Jumper (or whatever it's called) is a B-Body Monaco .

The wheelbase is a *bit* different ; just adjust the rear axle to re-centre it to its proper spot .

Also , if the Charger's 8.75" diff "bothers" you (1974 was the last year for the 8.75" rear) , then perhaps either a Dana 44 (close enough) or Chrysler 9.25" (resin-cast I believe ...) is in order .

 

I have always despised the "Country-Wide" wheels and tyres in the MPC (et al.) Monaco "A38" kits !!!



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

Thanks John, I don't think the "incorrect" rear end will bother me in the least. I'll just make sure the axle is centered.

 

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