1968 Charger Revell and the Bullitt 1968 Charger

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1968 Charger Revell and the Bullitt 1968 Charger

  • 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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  • 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.

     

     


     

     

     

  • Thanks for the info.  Kit looks good.

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

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

  • 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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    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.

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

    Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

    --Warren Zevon, "Hostage-O," Life'll Kill Ya, Artemis Record 2000

  • 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? 

  • Who makes them?  Like Modelhaus?

  • 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.

     

     

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

    Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

    --Warren Zevon, "Hostage-O," Life'll Kill Ya, Artemis Record 2000

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

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  •  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

     

    Rob Hall Phoenix, Arizona
  •  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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  • 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