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darquewanderer

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  1. I am! Love the Pentastar logo! Along with the Plymouth Arrow and the Dodge Fratzog.
  2. You can find a direct link here to the '70 Charger R/T. http://ideas.revell.de/ideas/item/3023/ currently there's 674 votes, but this is for a new development, but converting one by Revell is still the better option. A second '70 Charger 500 is here http://ideas.revell.de/ideas/item/2941/ Currently 650 votes. starting at the top will take about 20 minutes to scroll down thru. Worth it. Lots of old Mopars, Phords, and Shevys. Old foreign stuff, as well as, aircraft, ships, tanks, sci-fi and more. And you can vote for more than one. Just go and vote.
  3. Actually I'll be surprised if one doesn't show up shortly after the new year. fiatChrysler expected to sell a few hundred for the model year, but 5,000 have been sold, in the first month, and production is backed up through the end of December. Was concidering one, but I want it this year, so I might get another V-6.
  4. Agreed, tried out a '14 Challenger with sunroof. Head into ceiling. Passed.
  5. Harry, I've driven the big gun boat Chryslers and still had to have the seat full rear, and leaning back. Not this one. This Challenger is the first car I've ever driven where I had to move the seat forward from rear lock, and theres enough headroom to wear a fedora. Never been able to do that in any other car.
  6. I'm joining this a bit late, but I thought I'd put in my two cents worth. Last year I looked at the Dart, the 500C and the Charger. Of the first two the interiors were too cramped, which I found surprising as I've had two Omni 4 doors. Of the Charger the B post sits directly to my left blocking all of the side views unless I constantly lean forward. Finding cars that fit a 6' 5" frame isn't easy, but I found this... Rated 18/27, but I get 20/31 and have gotten as high as 38mpg on a road trip below Custer, North Dakota last year. V-6 with enough power (305hp) to blow the doors off of an Infinity Q-ship. Thinking of trading it for a '15 Challenger 5.7 Hemi R/T. Black of course.
  7. Ours reads "We want your stinking business"
  8. Very interesting and Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry long list. Voted for quite a few, and added one to the mix USS Daedalus ST:TOS. Couldn't find a 1:1000 scale so I went with 1:350.
  9. Any and all!!! Wouldn't mind seeing a '60 Studebaker Lark wagon or convertible either.
  10. I'm not by any means of the word 'a shebby fan'. But that was pure BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH. (Ha,ha... that's not what I said Gregg. lol) Well you've hear of the old saying 'more money than brains?' I suppect that if he's got two quarers, a nickle and three pennies rattling around in his pocket. He still has more money than brains!
  11. The original Monogram Battlestar Galactica. Now that Moebius has a better one out I doubt I'll ever touch it.
  12. They already did. Looks like a shovel from the front end.
  13. With all of the requests, I'm surprised no one asked for a '49 bullet nose Stude. Coupe, convertible or wagon. Full factory stock. Don't know if any ran in NASCAR sansancioned races. But, the customizing options are almost end less. Gasser, Salt-lake racer, Suedo-NASCAR, full customs, the list goes on. And as Robberbaron suggested it could also later be modified into a '50 and a '51. I'd probably get a dozen myself.
  14. Had to go with the AMT Double Dragster kit. As a kid I built several, but never touched the Monogram kit. The problem was then I was too forceful with fitting Monogram and Revell kits then. Broke too many. Have both the Double Dragster and Slingster reissues. Should be interesting, when I finally get around to building them, to see how they compare.
  15. Just sent to salvage my old 1994 Dodge Dakota SLT Extended cab. Picked up a 2012 Dodge Challenger. Got it last month. Will post pics soon.
  16. Revell has always had a good parts replacement policy. On current kits. 3 months ago I got a kit off of EvilBay. A 1930 Ford Model A Coupe. Missing one tire. Wrote three months ago and nada. Don't blame Revell. It's an older kit. Just thought I'd try.
  17. Wow, what happened here Darin? 6 years gone by. Was really looking forward to the completion of this one.
  18. Actually that's not entirely true. The Dukes of Hazzard ran around in a second generation '69 Dodge Charger. The other is a third generation '72 Charger base line car, as it still had the '71 C panels, but with '72 SE grille and taillights (incorrect for the '72 base). Originally offered as a Petty and a, IIRC, Bobby Baker clear-bodied NASCAR full race cars that they ran in late '72 and '73. Later sold as a molded in black Super Charger with a blown 426. All had the full NASCAR race suspension. In the latest offerings the kits are being issued in reverse order from the originals. The only changes between the two '72s bodies was the type of plastic, clear vs. colored. The only RE involved was for the interior, engine (components), tires and rims, some of which may have come from other kits altogether. The Dukes of Hazzard '69 borrowed the chassis and engine from the '72 race version and has never been issued in any other form. For a better example of RE look at the Dave Burkett i.e. AMT/ Model King 1959 Chrysler Imperial. The body molds were found, but no chrome molds. Burkett paid to reverse engineer the new mold from an original issue chrome tree. One reason the curb-side kits were so expensive.
  19. Actually Erik, one of the first vehicles shown was an 18 wheeler getting a crew cut. One reason when I was an interstate driver I preferred pulling tankers. Typically 11' 6", but still needed to watch out for stuff like that. Davenport. Iowa had the same problem. Elevated railway cutting thru center of town with several bridges at 11' 8" or shorter. City tried getting RR Communion to raise height and they refused, telling city they could pay for it themselves. City went to see the Feds at the DOT. RR Commission suddenly found money to raise bridges.
  20. I read that one yesterday. Glad he got to do most of what he wanted to do before the end.
  21. Oh wow junkman. Just about everything you posted I want. Especially the C body Mopars.
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