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1968 Charger Revell and the Bullitt 1968 Charger

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1968 Charger Revell and the Bullitt 1968 Charger
Posted by drodg1968 on Thursday, August 14, 2008 10:02 AM

I was wondering if anyone has built the Bullitt 68 Charger ?http://members.tripod.com/~stvmcqueen/BULLITTCHARGER1.jpg

My other question is I have the new 68 Charger plastic kit from Revell and I want to duplicate my 68 R/T.  My car has the wheelcovers as on the Bullitt car.  My question will the wheelcovers off of the  Bullitt kit work on the new Revell kit?

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Posted by RandyB. on Thursday, August 14, 2008 2:04 PM

I built the Bullitt Charger about a year ago and yes the wheels from the Bullitt Charger will fit the new Revell Charger. Actually, Revell used the same tires for both kits.

 

 


 

 

 

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Posted by drodg1968 on Thursday, August 14, 2008 2:22 PM

Thanks for the info.  Kit looks good.

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Posted by henri1 on Thursday, August 14, 2008 2:30 PM

What a very clean nice car that 68 Charger is! You've build it to the max! bjoetivoel (beautifull)

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Posted by husker on Thursday, August 14, 2008 2:32 PM

 

Unfortunately, those are the wrong rims... the Bullitt Charger had hubcaps . 
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Posted by mprmprmpr on Thursday, August 14, 2008 2:49 PM

husker

 

Unfortunately, those are the wrong rims... the Bullitt Charger had hubcaps . 

 

I also built this car. The correct hubcaps are available aftermarket. I picked up a set at a local model show a few years back when I built mine.

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Posted by husker on Thursday, August 14, 2008 3:06 PM
OK maybe you guys took that the wrong way , thats a great build, I'm just saying its not entirely accurate. I am currently making a collection of EVERY Dodge Charger ( 68-70) that has been used in TV and Movies. I have done a lot of research ( watching movies ) and I'm just saying that if you watch Bullitt on DVD you can see , in the "extras" where the continuity man fell asleep during the chase scene. the right hubcaps on the Charger went flying off more than once, I think the same goes for the left as well. By the way, anybody building the Dirty Mary and Crazy Larry Charger ? The color is NOT an American Mopar color, its Australian.. just an FYI
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Posted by Snake45 on Thursday, August 14, 2008 3:19 PM

husker
in the "extras" where the continuity man fell asleep during the chase scene. the right hubcaps on the Charger went flying off more than once, I think the same goes for the left as well.

What actually happens is that that scene was filmed from multiple cameras, and they edit it, using the different angles, as if the whole scene happened twice. You SEE three hubcaps come off the Charger, and after that, it's still seen with three. You've actually seen the same hubcap come off twice, at two different times, from two different cameras, but it was actually one event. 

Take note of the VW bug and the Pontiac Tempest in two "different" scenes. Again, this is the result of repeating the same action a few minutes later, as seen from a different camera, so it looks very different unless you're watching for the details.

Also, the cars are not flying over hills! Another optical illusion.

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Posted by drodg1968 on Thursday, August 14, 2008 3:26 PM

The wheelcovers that are on my car are the 584 code wheelcovers as shown.  http://www.andy440.com/1968h.htm  . You are right I thought the wheelcovers on the Bullitt  kit would be correct they obviously are not.  Someone said they are available?  Like resin suppliers? 

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Posted by drodg1968 on Thursday, August 14, 2008 3:27 PM

Who makes them?  Like Modelhaus?

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Posted by Snake45 on Thursday, August 14, 2008 3:41 PM

BTW, just for equal time, here's the Bullitt Mustang I built about 15 years ago from a Mini Exotics resin body. Sorry about the poor pic qualtity, I'll have to shoot some updated digital ones sometime.

 

 

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Posted by husker on Thursday, August 14, 2008 3:52 PM

 Those are still sweet builds, I'll post some images soon of mine if anybody is interested ...

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Posted by Robert Hall on Thursday, August 14, 2008 4:10 PM

 Good thread...speaking of movie '68-70 Chargers, how about a list...here are the ones I can think of, in movies I've seen... probably missing some..

 Bullitt--black '68

Christine- dk blue '68

Blade- black '68

Blue Velvet- black '68

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry- yellow-green '69

Dukes of Hazzard- orange '69

Death Proof-black '69

Fast and the Furious- black '70

 

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Posted by husker on Thursday, August 14, 2008 5:14 PM

 Vanishing Point (1997) Black ' 68 , Not mention the incredibly sexy versions that Steve Strope has built  over at http://www.purevisiondesign.com  .  They are definitely worth checking out .... Now if somebody would make a "decent" or "accurate" kit of a ' 70 I'd be able to wrap this up ...


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Posted by drodg1968 on Thursday, August 14, 2008 6:16 PM

I went home and took a few pictures of my 68 Charger R/T with the wheelcovers.  Since I have a hard time uploading pictures directly to the websight here is a link to the photo http://public.fotki.com/drodg/wsw-1968-charger/charger1968002.html Thanks

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Posted by Snake45 on Thursday, August 14, 2008 6:30 PM

Recovering aircraft modeler. "I can see me bound and gagged

Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

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Posted by drodg1968 on Thursday, August 14, 2008 6:47 PM

Thanks and how did you do that?

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Posted by plumber on Thursday, August 14, 2008 6:55 PM

Nice '68 Drodg ! The Revell Bullitt Chargers wheel covers are the ones your looking for, you just need to paint the details. In the near future, I want to replicate the Charger I had in high school, I had the same wheel covers as yours, so I'm using the ones off the Bullitt.

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Posted by drodg1968 on Thursday, August 14, 2008 7:03 PM

Thanks.  The car was bought new by a woman in Pa.  and it has about 37K on it.  It has orignal paint etc.  It's a very nice car.  I think it's kind of funny being a Charger R/T and everything. Kind of a sleeper look. 

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Posted by plumber on Thursday, August 14, 2008 7:23 PM

BTW drodg, what color of interior does your Charger have, console or no console?

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Posted by drodg1968 on Thursday, August 14, 2008 11:19 PM

black console

 

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Posted by husker on Friday, August 15, 2008 12:13 AM

 That is one sweet ride you have !!! Makes me wish I still had my Roadrunner... what did I get married for ? LOL

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Posted by Tom99 on Friday, August 15, 2008 7:49 AM

husker

 That is one sweet ride you have !!! Makes me wish I still had my Roadrunner... what did I get married for ? LOL

 

I still have my Road Runner!

 

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Posted by husker on Friday, August 15, 2008 9:36 AM

 UGHHHH !!! Mine was a B5 Blue bare bones 440 car, but man was she a tire shredder. I wonder if the guy I sold it to would take a wife in trade ? LOL

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Posted by drodg1968 on Friday, August 15, 2008 10:04 AM

That is a beautiful RoadRunner 

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Posted by AEM on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:40 PM

 Does anyone know who manufactured the aftermarket 584 code wheelcovers?

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Posted by Dr.Hemi on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:48 PM

Guys...the wheel covers you are looking for came with the '68 Dodge Dart kit from a few year's ago. I have 2 of these kits. I believe you'd still be able to get it off e-bay..

Cliff....

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 6:50 PM

The wheel covers you are looking for are in the Revell '68 Dodge Dart GSS and the Revell '69 Dodge Dart GTS kits.  I can't remember if they are in the Revell '68 Dick Landy Dart GTS kit.

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Posted by DARKRAPID on Saturday, October 25, 2008 5:53 AM

Just a note. The Dart kits are code 587 wheel covers not the code 584 that they are looking for here. Also the Landy Dart kit does come with the 587 covers along with the Cragars shown on the box.

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Posted by copcarbuilder on Saturday, October 25, 2008 3:11 PM

Back around 1990 my brother and I took a trip down the west coast to San Francisco in his vintage 1969 Chysler 300 4dr hardtop we tried to follow the route the car chase took in Bullitt. What I remember was that those streets were so steep that we almost always managed to high centre ourselves every time we crested a hill. Other times we found the old 300 wiould become straved for fuel as the gas would run back into the back barrels of the carb and several times we just about stalled out.

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