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  1. The square in Covington also appeared in 'The Cannonball Run' - Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise land their plane there to buy more beer near the start of the movie.
    4 points
  2. HossC

    Word Association

    Frog (I'm seeing a lot of Miss Piggy/Kermit memes at the moment) 9 brains and 3 hearts. I've seen another meme a few times recently that says "If Adam & Eve had been Cajuns, they would have eaten the snake instead of the apple and saved us all a lot of trouble."
    4 points
  3. HossC

    Gray car

    I think you're right. I was just pointing out that not every General was painted that color, and as you say, stunt cars were often painted with whatever orange was available.
    3 points
  4. HossC

    Runaway Satellite!

    I think it was the '73 Road Runner that they had trouble getting parts for, despite it being a later model. I'm pretty sure that the decision to switch to the Jeep was mainly because of the sponsorship, although it also meant that we got to see more of Cathy's legs! You should probably check out image hosting sites. Flickr lets you host up to 1,000 images for free. Here's a picture of the Satellite (which they painted to look like the later Road Runner):
    3 points
  5. Maybe so...in Hazzard, anything was possible.
    3 points
  6. Sometimes imperfections are what makes something perfect.
    3 points
  7. I would post a screen clip, but as usual this site never lets me post photos...it always says they’re too big. I’m not sure how to change the size, or if that’s possible...but it does get old never being able to post a photo. But, the original town square & courthouse in Covington, Georgia that was first used as the Hazzard town square, was later seen in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) as the town of Crystal Lake—Jason Vorhees’ stomping/chopping grounds.
    2 points
  8. HossC

    Next Gen Cars

    They are using the Next Gen cars now. Here's an article listing the differences between last season's cars and the Next Gen cars: https://www.cbssports.com/nascar/news/nascar-next-gen-car-explaining-the-ins-and-outs-of-the-nascar-cup-series-new-racecar-for-2022/ Some of the changes are a shorter greenhouse, shortened deck lid, and widened track width, as well as 18" forged aluminum wheels and wider tires. The wheels will feature a single lug-nut design, as opposed to the traditional five lug-nut design of previous generations. Interestingly, the Next Gen cars "feature upgraded specs to match modern passenger vehicle technology, including an independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, and larger brakes." Does this mean that they are becoming more like "stock" cars?
    2 points
  9. BYOB! ( you just KNEW Hobie was going to say that!.....didn't you?)
    2 points
  10. $%^& NO!!! ( that first word ends in double hockey sticks in case you didn't know!)
    2 points
  11. HossC

    The last 24 hours

    There were various bits of livestock scattered around the show, but I don't remember seeing any mules!
    2 points
  12. Skipper Duke

    The last 24 hours

    He's in my thoughts and prayers Cousin Spike!
    2 points
  13. HossC

    A-Z Game

    "UGLY, UGLY, UGLY" (Rosco's first reaction to seeing General Lee)
    2 points
  14. HossC

    The last 24 hours

    I'm sure that Roger would've loved my day out today. No motorbikes, but all sorts of farming machinery on display. This is usually the time of year for the National Ploughing Championships, but this year it's also Ireland's turn to host the World Ploughing Championships (BTW. "ploughing" is just the correct way to spell "plowing" ). It's normally where I pick up my year's supply of free pens, but freebies were thin on the ground this year. Due to Covid, it's the first time that the event has been held since 2019. It's now the fourth time I've been to the event, and I still haven't seen any actual ploughing (it's done on neighboring fields). What most of the nearly 300,000 visitors go for are the stalls and stands selling all manner of goods and services.
    2 points
  15. This is amazing. If the other things weren't in the pictures you wouldn't be able to tell this car wasn't real. Thanks for updating us and posting pictures. Keep 'em coming! You have skillzzz!
    2 points
  16. Keep us updated cousin. Do exactly what the doctors tell you to do and don't forget to take your meds at the right times. Did you see Doc Applby or Doc Petticord?
    2 points
  17. There are actually 2 more for Cathy Bach. They are also these women Cindy Wills & Kay Kimler.
    2 points
  18. I have you in my thoughts partner! You make sure to keep us up on it and how it's going, what the doctor says etc.! I hope you get better soon!
    2 points
  19. That's excellent! It looks perfect!
    2 points
  20. Got the rear of the car done today. I painted the rear black, and also painted the inside of the chrome trim red on the bottom and black on the other 3 sides to better match real 69 tail lights.
    2 points
  21. Hobie Hartkins

    The last 24 hours

    I'm thinking about taking a vacation far away, just me, myself and I.....leave the wife at the house and get the &*^% out of Dodge! Just the 3 of us!
    2 points
  22. That sounds like the best bet! I would give you a thumbs up but I'm out of " Likes" for the day! ( I have no idea WHY they don't let you put as many as you like!)
    2 points
  23. Boss JD Hogg

    Gray car

    It's been all but confirmed the beauty cars(cars seen close up) were painted 1975 Corvette Flame Red, GM code 70. I remember reading an article that stated when they scanned the trunk lid it matched Corvette Flame Red. Even a scan of old paint won't give accurate results. Reds, yellows and oranges tend to change more than other colors over time. They did use other orange colors on the stunt cars mostly to save money and would often mix leftovers to make enough to paint a car. Some people think Hemi Orange was used but it wasn't. Hemi Orange is a 1969 Dodge Charger color but it's a very dark red-orange and almost always photographs red. Hemi Orange does have a light metallic in it too. 1975 Corvette Flame Red is the main color of the General Lee.
    2 points
  24. HossC

    Gray car

    You forgot to mention that the General was green in 'Southern Comfurts'. Regarding the color, apparently they used Big Bad Orange in the movies. For the series, it's widely published that the General was Corvette Flame Red, but I found a 2020 article which includes a video of Travis Bell on Ed Bolian's VINwiki YouTube channel. He claims to have color-scanned the trunk of the original General and found the color to be TNT Express. That's a color I'm familiar with because it was used by the TNT Express shipping company (similar to FedEx or UPS), and I'd often see their trucks on the motorway. It looks like TNT Express was bought out by FedEx nearly a year ago. Here's the video:
    2 points
  25. RogerDuke

    The last 24 hours

    I always used to think the monarchy was a waste of time and money but as I got older I realized the importance of history, tradition and legacy. It's too bad we don't understand that on this side of the Atlantic. We seem to want to deny history happened by rewriting it and destroying the past. This cancel culture thing makes me sick.
    2 points
  26. HossC

    The last 24 hours

    Thanks, Roger. I never got to meet the Queen (I've saw her at a distance a few times when I was younger), but she's been a figurehead for Britain since well before I was born. Some people will say that a monarchy's an outdated concept in the 21st century, but having a non-political head of state pays dividends too. She hung on just long enough to meet the UK's new Prime Minister a couple of days ago. The Queen's oldest son, Charles, now becomes the King.
    2 points
  27. RogerDuke

    The last 24 hours

    Finally got the internet going again. A repair person was supposed to come tomorrow but we woke up this morning and it is working fine....so far.
    2 points
  28. Cousin MonacoMan... I got it. Maybe all the water Rosco always jumped the car into was only ring around the collar deep like in R. I. P. Henry Flatt?
    2 points
  29. Absolutely!
    2 points
  30. Today I cut down the 70 front grill to make a bumper. I need to decide whether to keep it like it is or to try to extend it back over the fender. Doing that will leave a bit of a visible seam in the chrome, so I'm not sure if it's worth doing vs just leaving it this shape and cleaning it up a bit.
    2 points
  31. Cousin MonacoMan yep!
    2 points
  32. I suppose, lol. Also, character or even storyline continuity wasn’t exactly what “Dukes” was focused on, either.
    2 points
  33. Although there are also others that definitely qualify for the spooky aspects, and I’ll get to them eventually, because it is nearing the fall and Halloween season, I decided to rewatch “Ghost of General Lee”. I remember watching this one when it originally aired as a kid, and I’ll never forget it! It actually tugged at some very genuine heart strings and emotions, and was very popular at the time! However, one thing that I’ve not really ever given much thought before until now, is towards the beginning when they think the Duke boys have gone into & drowned in the pond, Rosco makes the comment that he can’t swim! What?? How many times did he go into ponds himself...and have no trouble getting out? I find that statement pretty silly & non-believable...especially for DOH! But, I guess we’re supposed to just go with it for this one episode. Overall it’s one of my favorites...as a kid & as an adult.
    2 points
  34. Since I no longer have a printed body to work on until I can print another one, I've shifted my focus to one of the Generals. I'm starting with the Kyosho. For this car, the biggest task is to convert the front end from a 70 to a 69. I am doing this by removing the 70 chrome piece, cutting out the lexan behind the original grill, and installing a 3D printed grill that I'm designing. Here's the original 70 front end: Here's the front end with my conversion in place. Aside from tweaking the grill angle slightly, I think my design is essentially done. When I print the final one, I'll use a much lower layer height, but even with the draft quality, I'm super stoked with how it looks. Next step is to figure out a bumper. I'm hoping to cut down the 70 grill and see how it looks. Even though it won't extend back toward the wheel well, I think overall it'll look better than a printed bumper.
    2 points
  35. I had a couple of 1:10 Tamiya RC cars in the '80s. I started with the Holiday Buggy and then moved on to the F150 Ranger. For the latter, I also had the wheels and VW Baja Bug body to make it into the Sand Scorcher. The Ranger and Bug bodies where quite hard plastic, but very detailed. Seeing the prices they go for now, I kinda wish I still had them! There is an original Kyosho Optima partially disassembled in a box at my parents; house, but it's been there for over 30 years and I can't remember what parts it needed. There's a guy I watch on YouTube who does great videos of the Tamiya 1:14 trucks. It's amazing how technology has progressed to have models with multiple working lights and realistic sounds. I'd love one, but doubt my modeling skills after so many years, and I'd struggle to justify the expense. Also, it'd probably end up as a "shelf queen"!
    2 points
  36. Thanks! The 1:10 scale cars really are a LOT bigger than the 1/18 scale stuff that most model & diecast collectors are used to. The best part about the RCs though, is that you get to see them in motion. In the RC world, a "shelf queen" is a pretty common term for a car that you build more as a functional model as opposed to one that you plan to use and abuse. It's real common in the vintage RC scene where a lot of guys will lovingly restore some of the more desirable models from the early to mid 80s, and as you can imagine with something like that, although it is restored to be fully functional, it won't ever get used because they want it to stay pristine. For me, it's a little different in that my goal is to mimic the show in the sense that I want to have the "hero" car that will get used for some of the close-ups and the general driving footage, and the "stunt" car for, well, the stunts. These lexan bodies are pretty durable overall, but they still take a beating. The 3d-printed bodies (Rosco's car) are even more fragile, and I don't think they'll tolerate jumping at all, at least not without some significant help. Thanks! I'm looking forward to the actual running videos that I hope to eventually make after I finish these cars. I really enjoy making the running videos, even though they don't perform well on my channel at all. I'm hoping that the Dukes videos do a lot better than my normal running videos. What few well-done dukes RC videos there are seem to have quite a following. This one here is probably one of the most well done, and is one that I've watched a bunch of times. If I can capture some of the realism from his videos, but add to it by including chase scenes with Rosco's car, I'll be a happy camper:
    2 points
  37. HossC

    The last 24 hours

    There shouldn't be any disadvantage, Roger. I just leave my laptop and phone signed in all the time.
    2 points
  38. Cousin HossC Me too!
    2 points
  39. HossC

    The last 24 hours

    Maybe that's where you're going wrong. I never sign out!
    2 points
  40. I'm signing off now.....we'll see if I can do it again later....lol! ( you guys come see me at the car lot. I've got some good shine I'm willing to share!)
    2 points
  41. Hobie Hartkins

    Word Association

    This is something NOBODY in this one horse hole I live in bothers to give! LOL! car
    2 points
  42. RogerDuke

    A-Z Game

    Jim BRONKE (the name of a lawyer that was listed on the front of the Hazzard Courthouse. He's a real person who actually logged in here once after doing a name search of himself. Someone on the Dukes set was a friend of his and used his name)
    2 points
  43. HossC

    The last 24 hours

    Another day by the sea for me today, this time almost as far south-east as you can go in Ireland. The sun never properly broke through the clouds today, so no swimming. After exploring the village and quick walk on the beach we headed to the local town where I ended up spending far more than I'd planned to., but it was all stuff I needed.
    2 points
  44. HossC

    The last 24 hours

    Sorry, Roger, this is one for MM. My powers are limited to moderating/editing posts. Other than checking that Hobie has cleared cookies and site data, I'm not sure what to suggest.
    2 points
  45. hmm a warning to Rosco maybe? Actually, I wonder if some of the fender benders on the show could have been avoided if Boss would just buy new brakes for the patrol cars. I bet he puts used ones on them to save money.
    2 points
  46. I don't see how!...lol!
    1 point
  47. Hughie Hogg
    1 point
  48. Whenever I talk to someone about age I always joke "You've never been this old your whole life, have you?"
    1 point
  49. Julieduke

    Rosco as a Vallet

    don't let him park my car then.
    1 point
  50. bethie88

    What do you drive?

    'Scuse me... That's a 1992... And it doesn't look good anymore... I wrecked it 3 weeks after getting it painted. *smacks forehead*
    1 point
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