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Hi, I just ordered a '67 gtx kit for my dad for christmas and want some cop car wheels for it. are there any kits currently in production that have the wheels and caps? I know the '70 roadrunner had them and that bandit repops resins, but if I am going to pay that much I would rather just buy a whole kit.
FYI, the Revell '67 GTX is a 1/25 scale kit and the Revell-Monogram '70 Roadrunner is a 1/24 scale kit. I believe that the Bandit Resin wheels are 1/25 scale, but you may want to check with them first. The steel wheels in the Revell '68 Charger R/T kit are only passenger car wheels and not cop car wheels which are slotted.
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If you're lookin' for "steelies & caps" try The Little Red Wagon kit.
The AMT 65 GTO stock wheels can be made to look like Mopar 6 hole cop wheels with rallye center caps, I haven't tried them with the dog dish from the LRW or 68 Charger.
Just my "" here ... Those so-called "police wheels" with the oval-cut slots didn't appear on any MoPar police car / fleet / taxi , until 1977 or 1978 ; same deal with the "vented" hub caps .
Prior to 1977 , steel wheels destined for police / taxi / h.d. use were 'simply' 14x6" ,15x5.5" , 15x6", 15x7" , and later ( mid-70's ) 15x8" , and had a ring in the hub centre which was stamped "HD" . The 15x6" variations were used exclusively on the 1969 1/2 Road Runner / Super Bee with the 440 6Bbl / 440 Six Pack cars , which are well-known as the gloss-black-no-hub-caps-chromed-lug-nuts wheels .
While those wheels look great on any rear-drive MoPar , they weren't available from the factory on anything other than "B" Bodies ( 1977-1978 Monaco , et al. ) , "C" Bodies ( 1977 Royal Monaco , et al. ) , "F" Bodies ( 1977-1980 Aspen / Volare ) , "M" Bodies ( 1980-1988 Gran Fury / Diplomat ... Doc's favourite cars ) and "R" Bodies ( 1978-1981 Gran Fury / St. Regis ) .
Okay , now I'm just being ostentatious with my opinions ... I'd venture to say that the versions in the why-did-Monogram-drop-it 1970 Road Runner would be your best bet , and would look great on your Gee-Tex .
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73duster is accurate on the dates of the MOPAR slotted cop rims. In my old 'cop' days, I had a 77 Fury(I'm not sure of the body codes so I'll call it an ex Belevedere/Coronet) that came with the standard steelies but in 78, the 440 cop Fury had the new slotted rims. By 79, they were mandatory on the 'fleet' cop cars as the St Regis and Newports sported radial tires. (205-78 or70-15's) SO if you are building a 67 vintage, any MOPAR stamped steelie will be accurate. The old MPC/AMT 78 Monaco (Dukes cop car) can be accurate IF and only IF you take out most of the width of the wheel with a ZONA saw and glue them back together.
Missing link have 2 set : one with dog dish hubcaps one without, on ebay.
just bit the bullet on a '70 Roadrunner. The plan for the GTX is to copy what the painted shell and the boxes of new parts all over the house and garage will be when it's done. Turbine bronze, black vinyl int buckets and console, gloss black slotted steel wheels with the police dog dish caps, 295/50's rear and 235/60's up front, RMS tube k frame coilovers rack and pinion willwoods up front, mild 451 stroker edelbrock rpm top end 727 3.55's...
good taste runs in the family. to think that without my influence he may have just stuck a small block in an early nova.