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Just to clarify: YES, they used a '74 Roadrunner which appeared in 5 of the first 9 episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard, then beginning with episode 11 they switched to a '71 Satellite Sebring in a Roadrunner paint scheme, hoping nobody would notice.  Some prefer the '74; personally I prefer the '71, finding it much sleeker and meaner looking with the wraparound bumper/grill assembly. 

Base kit is the Revell/Monogram '71 Plymouth GTX.  Modifications include:

     -Replacement hood

     -Smaller-block engine (from 71 Duster)

     -Completely rebuilt & boosted rear suspension

     -Replacement tires

     -Wheel hubs from '77 Ford van

Additionally, all GTX logos were removed (not easy on the grill); headlights made from sanded/polished acrylic gemstones; engine bay heavily wired and detailed; scratchbuilt steering wheel, CB radio and antenna; paint is Plymouth Yellow Blaze.

Build thread is here:  http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/161874-daisy-dukes-plymouth-doh/

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9 hours ago, 70 Sting said:

So cool seeing all the wiring! Where did you source it?

 

Thank you all for the kind comments!

Harry, I had someone else asking about the wiring over in the build thread; if you look at the currently-final post in the build thread, I put a few photos and a detailed explanation of the wiring I source and keep on hand for this.  Here's the link:  http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/161874-daisy-dukes-plymouth-doh/page/3/

 

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I love watching your Dukes vehicles being built. It's always amazing work and this one is fantastic. Do you think you could round up all of them for a group photo? I would love to see them together and I'm sure everyone else would too.

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1 hour ago, mchook said:

I love watching your Dukes vehicles being built. It's always amazing work and this one is fantastic. Do you think you could round up all of them for a group photo? I would love to see them together and I'm sure everyone else would too.

Thank you! Yep, I'm planning just that, have had a few others ask the same thing....

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Wow..Very impressive! I appreciate your dedication to accuracy for the movie set car. Your work on this is very well done. Love the weathering of the undercarriage, and the engine detail is extraordinary! 

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13 minutes ago, Andrew D the Jolly Roger said:

Thank you! Yep, I'm planning just that, have had a few others ask the same thing....

Great! Are you planning on doing a diorama? I'm a huge Dukes fan, I have a pretty good size collection of stuff, everything from a bar of soap to a pedal car. It's still all packed up from our move but maybe one day Ill get it all back out to display. I really can't wait to see your group of Hazzard County's finest. 

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