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Revell '70 Charger

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I just my '70 Charger kit last night. So far, I'm pretty happy.

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Did a test fit.

This will do EXACTLY what I need it to do

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Did a test fit.

This will do EXACTLY what I need it to do

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Looks good Bill ,I like it !

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Here is my inspiration .

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I like the look without the door scoops!

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I like the look without the door scoops!

I always like the charger 500 it looks so clean and fast!

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I am agree, it looks soooooooooooooooooo much better without those hideous scoops .

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Opened up my '70 Charger and started doing the sub assembly work on the kit. It's a very nice kit. The only thing I don't understand, is why Revell gave us pad printed redline tires with this. Don't get me wrong, I love redline tires. I wish Revell had offered them in their other kits. Like their '67 Corvettes for instance. The redline decals in those kits are a pain in the you know what. And don't look all that good. But, in real life, redlines were pretty much done by 1970. Dodge did not offer them as options on the '70 Charger from all the info I've been looking at. 1970 is the year of the white letter tires. This was big that year, and for many years after. And Dodge did offer white letter tires on the Chargers in several different sizes that year. But, no redlines. 

Despite my complaining above. I will still be using the redlines in this kit, on this model. Yet, redlines really only belong on new cars built from 1966 - 1969. 

I get a kick out the complaints about the '70 Charger R/T door side scoops. And how many people don't like them. Including me. But, they are correct for this car. And you know many people would be screaming bloody murder if Revell hadn't included them. At least they are not molded right into the door. If you don't like them, you can just leave them off. Though the door scoops are the one feature I don't like on the '70, over the 68's and 69's, I'll be using them. Since that is correct for this car. I know it makes no sense. I dislike the door scoops, yet I'm using them because they are correct. And I'm also using the redline tires, even though they are not correct. I don't always follow logic. I build them the way I like. Mostly correct. 

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I still need to find one, but Ialso  want to get a set the AMT L60's to put on all 4 corners like Dad did on the 1:1 he and Mom had.

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Opened up my '70 Charger and started doing the sub assembly work on the kit. It's a very nice kit. The only thing I don't understand, is why Revell gave us pad printed redline tires with this. Don't get me wrong, I love redline tires. I wish Revell had offered them in their other kits. Like their '67 Corvettes for instance. The redline decals in those kits are a pain in the you know what. And don't look all that good. But, in real life, redlines were pretty much done by 1970. Dodge did not offer them as options on the '70 Charger from all the info I've been looking at. 1970 is the year of the white letter tires. This was big that year, and for many years after. And Dodge did offer white letter tires on the Chargers in several different sizes that year. But, no redlines. 

Despite my complaining above. I will still be using the redlines in this kit, on this model. Yet, redlines really only belong on new cars built from 1966 - 1969. 

I get a kick out the complaints about the '70 Charger R/T door side scoops. And how many people don't like them. Including me. But, they are correct for this car. And you know many people would be screaming bloody murder if Revell hadn't included them. At least they are not molded right into the door. If you don't like them, you can just leave them off. Though the door scoops are the one feature I don't like on the '70, over the 68's and 69's, I'll be using them. Since that is correct for this car. I know it makes no sense. I dislike the door scoops, yet I'm using them because they are correct. And I'm also using the redline tires, even though they are not correct. I don't always follow logic. I build them the way I like. Mostly correct. 

unclescott58, just remember Mopars are the same color under hood,firewall,fenders and rad cradle with flat/semigloss black 2/3 sprayed up from the bottom..If you went to Mopars in Park in the late 90s to 2006 you would have heard me. I used to do the announcing and talking to owners at Raceway Park when it was held there..I owned a 64 Fury Convertible

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unclescott58, just remember Mopars are the same color under hood,firewall,fenders and rad cradle with flat/semigloss black 2/3 sprayed up from the bottom..If you went to Mopars in Park in the late 90s to 2006 you would have heard me. I used to do the announcing and talking to owners at Raceway Park when it was held there..I owned a 64 Fury Convertible

1964 Fury at Regent Avenue.jpg

I'm aware of the facts you've just noted. And I'm also aware of who you are. And your background in Morpars. Your one of the "experts" here I trust on that subject.

So, am I correct on the availability of redline tires on Chargers? Or not? 

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Scott, I am a couple years younger than you are, but I remember 1970 as the Year of the Polyglas. Dad even put a set on the 64 Galaxie then.

That said, the 70 Charger brochure shows whitewall and white letter as the optional tires.

70 Charger Brochure

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You are right with the comments on the red lines..Didn't see many after 1969..RWL Good Year were big on the Mopars with Rallye Wheels..

 

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I'm aware of the facts you've just noted. And I'm also aware of who you are. And your background in Morpars. Your one of the "experts" here I trust on that subject.

So, am I correct on the availability of redline tires on Chargers? Or not? 

Scott, I'am coming down to the cities on evening of November 16 and will be with Dave Sweet at Chili's in Shakopee that night for a few beers. How about joining us..Look at my avatar, thats how I look(not the dog)  I'am speaking at an American Heart Association gala on the 18th as a survivor of heart attack/stroke..My daughter is the organizer..Hope to see you at Chili's..Should be there by 7:00..

 

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Scott, I'am coming down to the cities on evening of November 16 and will be with Dave Sweet at Chili's in Shakopee that night for a few beers. How about joining us..Look at my avatar, thats how I look(not the dog)  I'am speaking at an American Heart Association gala on the 18th as a survivor of heart attack/stroke..My daughter is the organizer..Hope to see you at Chili's..Should be there by 7:00..

 

I'll see if I can make it. It would be very nice to meet you.

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I ordered the pin striping decals for the sides of the '70 Charger from Keith Marks the other day. Maybe when I get them, it'll inspire me to open and build my Charger kit. The decals come in black, white, or red.

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Has anyone seen these at Hobby Lobby yet, they have a spot for em all over, just still empty this weekend...

Jeff

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