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#1 gbdolfans

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:51 AM

Hi guys, my wife gave me one of the '68 Hemi Darts for X-mas.I would love to do Butch Leal's 1968 Dart.I just found the decals and I thought it was red and white.It said it was orange and white and suggested GO Mango for the color.

I would like to know from the experts out there,what rattle can would be correct or closest to the right color???

Thanks in advance,

George Bluhm



#2 High octane

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:07 AM

I know a person who is building the '65 P;ymouth California Flash in 1:1 scale and the colors are RED and white and not orange.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:15 AM

Butch Leal had a 1968 Dart ?

 

If so thats a new one to me .



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:26 AM

I was wondering the same thing.

Looks like he did.

http://www.butchleal.com/home.html

 

Part 3 in the history section at the bottom.


Edited by caine440, 27 December 2012 - 06:29 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:36 AM

JUST SAW THE GOFER DECALS FOR THAT AT SOUTHERN MOTORSTORTS

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:09 AM

A few years ago at the Carlisle Chrysler Show they had a Butch Leal Dart there but it was a candy red and silver down the side. Looked great but not sure if it was original or not. At the same time they had the 65 stock wheelbase car as well which was the more familiar orange and white.

 

Here's a link off the butchleal.com

 

http://www.butchleal.../DartPrint.html


Edited by jjsipes, 27 December 2012 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:36 AM

WOW, this is the 1st I've ever heard of a Butch Leal SS Hemi Dart . Did some digging this afternoon and sure enough it existed .

But sounds like the car was more of a PR stunt than  a real effort to go SS A/A racing . As it sounds like it only lasted a couple races on the west coast.

 

 

I read about it on classracer.com

 

Just goes to show ya, never say never.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:54 AM

That is why I love that time period in drag racing.

You never know what you will find.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:13 PM

IIRC those Gofer Leal decals have some errors in the colors .... I saw the lettering to be red when it should be gold met/or leaf ....

correct me if I am wrong.....



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:19 PM

Anyone have a link for Gofor Decals?



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:45 PM

model round up sells them



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:55 PM

THIS ISWHERE I SAW THOSE DECALS.


http://stores.intuit.../StoreFront.bok


HE ALSO SELLS ON EBAY AS "RACEMINDED"

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:18 AM

Thanks for all the replies.I understand he didn't race this car very much,I just like the way it looks..

I still do not know what color to use.The Model Roundup site says Go Mango and some people say Red. Anyone have any color pics to see?

Again,thanks for replies.

George



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:07 AM

Here is a pic, now, this looks to be a restored car an many times they are not done as they originally were.

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Edited by Alan, 28 December 2012 - 07:08 AM.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:40 AM

That one does look odd.