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Petty Charger Kit

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The other day I was going through my "built before becoming a teenager" stash and ran across a Richard Petty Charger, molded in Petty blue and black.  It looks like I didn't bother to paint it, just slapped it together and put the decals on.  I thought it was a Johan, but now I'm thinking MPC.  Anyone have a recollection of this kit?  And who made it?  

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John 

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In the 73 body style I'm pretty sure that was an MPC kit and they made it in 1/25th and 1/16th scale. I think the Johan kits were the 64 Belvedere, 65 Fury and the 70 Superbird. I could be wrong but that's what I recall...

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MPC.  Jo-Han made no Dodge kits post-1964 except the Gene Snow Challenger funny car.

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Thanks.  It's the right body style, but I wonder if it's molded in Petty blue?  I obviously did not bother to use the red sides.  Were those decals, I wonder?  

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I’ve had a couple of the MPC Petty ‘74 Chargers over the years, both moulded in light/medium blue body & engine with black chassis parts. All of the red was decal  

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5 hours ago, jsc said:

Thanks.  It's the right body style, but I wonder if it's molded in Petty blue?  I obviously did not bother to use the red sides.  Were those decals, I wonder?  

The body parts are molded in blue and no the red parts are not on the decal sheet.

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The "Petty-Charger" kit pictured is the first of the two issued by MPC.  I'm pretty sure that one was molded in white while the later one was blue.  If your built one has the number decals applied to an all-blue body, then the decal sheet probably did not include the red areas.  You'd probably remember trimming the numbers out.  All of the manufacturers were cheaping out and using smaller decal sheets back then.  There's that AMT Mopar Kit Car that had all of the stripes, none of which were on the decal sheet!  The sheet only had the numbers and a couple of other items, it wasn't much bigger than a postage stamp.  MPC was using sheets about half the size of what we were used to getting.

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I think my Petty Charger kit was issued 1973 and the decals wich don't have any red parts, only numbers and contingency decals, are printed October 1972 by the looks of it.

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It sounds like it's the MPC kit.  Thanks to all!

Gee, I wonder why I can't remember all of that?  I was 11!!!

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20 hours ago, Bainford said:

I’ve had a couple of the MPC Petty ‘74 Chargers over the years, both moulded in light/medium blue body & engine with black chassis parts. All of the red was decal  

37188341-CD60-461F-BB43-6FBEDB110BE8.jpeg

Just to add to the info in this thread, the Petty Charger kit pictured here DOES have all of the red on the decal sheet. 

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