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MOPAR Aficionados! 1980 Dodge D-300 Club Cab Dually! R&R

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MOPAR Aficionados! 1980 Dodge D-300 Club Cab Dually! R&R
Posted by Mkowa PhD on Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:10 PM

All pictures here:  http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/mkowa/Models/Model%20kit%20reviews/R-R%20Resin%201980%20Dodge%20Club%20Cab%20Dually/

Hey Dodge Rebellion fans for 1980 is here! R&R makes a really nice D-300 Dodge Club Cab Dually and I got mine from http://resinrealm.net/Star/STARModels.html in the mail today! Contact Steve at STAR Models just to make sure he has them on hand, these baby's will go quickly! I understand there are a few different varitions available too! R&R has really gotten a whole lot better in casting, it's not Modelhaus, but sure is sweet! It comes with two front heavy duty rims ans tires and two 'dually' rims, nicely molded, a chassis, interior bucket and seats molded, a steering wheel, removeable hood, Crew Cab, dualy 8 foot bed, vacuu-form glass and mine even came with a 1971 Oldsmobile 88 dash! I think he got a bit mixed up but hey, you need to use the MPC Dodge kit from anywhere from 1971-1979 anyway, just steal the dash when you scarf the engine! I like it and the price is right! The kit has chrome front and rear bumpers and a 1980 style grille. Mine has very little flash too!

-Mike

* Please Note-I do not sell any of my built or unbuilt kits-Thank you.* Yes, I am a PROUD PARENT OF A U.S. MARINE! (currently-9-11-09-BACK in the USA!) http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/mkowa/
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Posted by High octane on Friday, June 18, 2010 8:10 AM

Looks like a good resin kit and should build up to a nice truck.

High octane

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Posted by mikemodeler on Friday, June 18, 2010 8:58 PM

Doc,

That is a sweet looking piece and has me thinking........I need one!  I would like to combine the shortbed from Modelhaus with this kit and maybe make it a 4WD version. I will wait until you have posted more pics.

 

Thanks!

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Posted by Pat-f on Saturday, June 19, 2010 5:33 PM
Wow, I hate to be critical, but there are quite a few inaccuracies with that one. First, the rear fenders are wrong. It looks like they took the fenders from the little red express and mated them to the bed from the MPC kit. The bed from the MPC kit is awful. The inner bed is't even close to the real one. Also the hood on this kit is pre '79. As far as I know they didn't make a 4 door truck in '78 or earlier. The Club Cab by R&R isn't much beter. It looks to be off by at least a scale foot. I've been colllecting parts to make a replica of my 1:1, but so far I haven't come up with much that doesn't require a lot of rework.
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Posted by High octane on Saturday, June 19, 2010 9:42 PM

You're not being critical if you own or have owned a real truck and are pointing out the inaccuracies to people who don't know any better. Thanks for pointing those items out.

High octane

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Posted by Mkowa PhD on Sunday, June 20, 2010 1:25 AM

...indeed! I never realised the inaccuracies...but, the grille can be left off and built as a '78!

-Mike

* Please Note-I do not sell any of my built or unbuilt kits-Thank you.* Yes, I am a PROUD PARENT OF A U.S. MARINE! (currently-9-11-09-BACK in the USA!) http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/mkowa/
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Posted by Pat-f on Sunday, June 20, 2010 9:36 PM

The correct hood can usually be found on eBay.  They used the same hood from 1979 to 1993.  I was able to find some 1:1 pictures of trucks for sale that shows the correct hood and correct rear fenders.  I even found a 4-door truck for sale, it looks like the front of the rear door is straighter on the 1:1.  The 4 door is a later model, in 1981 dodge changed the body slightly to include an extra ridge at the top of the side panels.  I have yet to see that done in kit form.  What does your grill look like?

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u184/Pat-f/dodgefender.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u184/Pat-f/dodge4-door.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u184/Pat-f/Dodgerear.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u184/Pat-f/dodgefront-1.jpg

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Posted by BandC253 on Monday, June 21, 2010 7:54 PM

I agree that the year that the resin model was advertised as is off but this replica is spot on for a 1972-1978 Dodge Truck And I have owned my fair share of Dodge trucks!!!

 

I do it for the love of the cars.Captain

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Posted by Pat-f on Monday, June 21, 2010 8:53 PM
Wow, so I guess they did make a 4 door prior to 1980. Does the space between the doors look off to you? How about the "dually' fenders? I'd love to see a bed re-tooled to have the inside undercut the bed rail, and have stake pockets like the 1:1.
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Posted by Robert Hall on Monday, June 21, 2010 10:44 PM
Pat-f
Wow, so I guess they did make a 4 door prior to 1980. Does the space between the doors look off to you? How about the "dually' fenders? I'd love to see a bed re-tooled to have the inside undercut the bed rail, and have stake pockets like the 1:1.
The B-pillar seems a bit wide to me, almost reminds me of that of the '73-79 Ford Crew Cabs...
Rob Hall Phoenix, Arizona
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Posted by mopar runner on Monday, June 21, 2010 11:33 PM

 that 80s vintage DODGE Dually fender is wrong that resin model kit has the step side fender on it WHY ???????? the 80s  fender has to be a smaller fender lip  even the 70 vintage didn't have a full fender like that sorry if i sound rude bro but it dose look cool and im a dodge fanatic

on the bench 2 57 chrysler 300 c , 58 plymouth fury , 2 dodge L-700 ,a custom hand built trailer , 49 mucerry with a wild side, and a dodge A-100 van that im customizing with open doors what dosent kill you makes you stronger
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Posted by Mkowa PhD on Monday, June 21, 2010 11:39 PM

Thanks all, I do see the inaccuracies. However, it's a clean mold and buildable!

* Please Note-I do not sell any of my built or unbuilt kits-Thank you.* Yes, I am a PROUD PARENT OF A U.S. MARINE! (currently-9-11-09-BACK in the USA!) http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/mkowa/
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Posted by mikemodeler on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 8:14 PM

The brown four door 4WD on the trailer (3rd pic) is what I have in mind by combining the resin kit with the resin bed from the Modelhaus.

 

I think the windows shapes are off and can be re-shaped with a little filing and rescribing of the door lines. I have wanted to replicate a truck I remember seeing around town as a kid and now I see the resin kit to do it with!

 

Thanks Doc for the pictures and inspiration!

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Posted by Pat-f on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:50 PM
What is the bed from Modelhaus? Is it a copy of the MPC bed?
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 11:17 PM

Pat-f
As far as I know they didn't make a 4 door truck in '78 or earlier. 

Dodge made crew cabs back in the 60's, '63 to be exact. Our local forest service had one,but I don't know the exact year it was. They didn't retire it until up in the 80's.

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Posted by mikemodeler on Friday, June 25, 2010 3:07 PM

Pat,

 

The Modelhaus just came out with a 6 1/2 foot fleetside bed (shortbed) that can be used with the AMT Little Red Express kit that was last issued several years ago. I have bought two of them and was going to try and make a crew cab conversion to go with the short bed. Now that I see the resin cab is available, I can save myself the time to do so.

Dencon Resin also offers a 4WD front axle conversion to go with the Little Red Express and I have two of those as well, I guess I better get busy building!

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MOPAR Aficionados! 1980 Dodge D-300 Club Cab Dually! R&R
Posted by darkwanderer on Monday, July 05, 2010 2:23 AM
rogerhayes

Pat-f
As far as I know they didn't make a 4 door truck in '78 or earlier. 

Dodge made crew cabs back in the 60's, '63 & up to be exact. Our local forest service had one,but I don't know the exact year it was. They didn't retire it until up in the 80's.

If you've ever watched "Overboard" with Kurt Russel and Goldie Hawn, you'll see Russel in a '60s Dodge D-300 4 door.
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Posted by planetsalhus on Saturday, January 03, 2015 11:13 PM

i have been wanting one of these for a long time.  how do i get one.??

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Posted by bbz281977 on Monday, January 05, 2015 6:32 AM

Unfortunately, Ray Parsons has passed away, so, no more R&R....

Best bet is to keep an eye on Ebay for one, although that too is a long shot....

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Posted by Oneblue87chevy on Friday, February 24, 2017 3:42 PM

mikemodeler

Pat,

 

The Modelhaus just came out with a 6 1/2 foot fleetside bed (shortbed) that can be used with the AMT Little Red Express kit that was last issued several years ago. I have bought two of them and was going to try and make a crew cab conversion to go with the short bed. Now that I see the resin cab is available, I can save myself the time to do so.

Dencon Resin also offers a 4WD front axle conversion to go with the Little Red Express and I have two of those as well, I guess I better get busy building!

 

who makes the crew cab you mentioned? Do they have a website?

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 7:50 AM

Try R & R Resin.  The website was listed in the first posting.

http://resinrealm.net/Star/STARModels.html

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

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