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Exact color orange of the General Lee

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Hey everyone. I am new to this site but, I am no stranger to the Dukes. I was born in 1980, and I can remember watching Bo and Luke ever since I was about five or six. As a matter of fact, some of my not-so-immediate family still call me Cooter. I just started racing dirt track this year in the mini-stock class with a 1986 Ford Escort GT, which I customized to look like the General. My Question is this. What is the exact color orange on the General Lee? I have searched through so many paint sample books at the part store that, I think I'm going to need glasses. The color I decided on was FlameOrange. (The exact year on the paint code escapes me at the moment.) I would like to know the color or color code so, when I repaint the car for next season, it will be correct. Maybe, the next time I log on here, I will have a picture I can attach. Thanks ahead of time.

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The color is 1975 Corvette "Flame Red" or also known as "Orange Flame" Trust me on this cause I have a replica and I've talked to some of the guys that actually built them for TV. Here is the code,DuPont 1975 Flame Red 43462K code 70 or PPG Deltron Acrylic Urethane(DAV2764) C-70-WA-4667 They used this definetly during the last 3 seasons on Dukes and on the Georgia episodes cars.

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Lizey calling people names shows how intelligent you are. People read my post. According to Don Shisler who was in charge of the Generals in Georgia personally told me at Dukesfest 01 the color is 75 Corvette "Flame Red" or also called "Orange Flame". Tom Sarmento who built Generals for the show also confirms this color was used during the last 3 seasons of Dukes. Now there was a short period of time when the Generals were built buy a company that WB hired and from what I've learned it is not clear exactly the color they used.I've heard HEMI and Hugger also what ever they had handy but again this occurred during maybe a season or 2. Mostly though it was the "Flame Red" used. Lizey by the way I have a General Lee also and it is "Flame Red". I think the guys who built them or in charge should know don't you?

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Depends. LEE1 was Hemi Orange. During the show, depending on the season, they either picked mixed every orange they had and, as said, Hugger, hemi, and Orange Flame were all used. However, if anyone ever says Vitamin C orange is a possibility, punch them. It looks nothing like the General's color!

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Sorry Beauregard,Lee 1 was NOT Hemi Orange re-read my post.Don Shisler was in charge of the Georgia Lee's and he told me the color.I don't know where you got you're info but mine comes from the horses mouth. As I stated WB had a company build Generals for them for a period of time instead of WB doing it themselves and that company did apparently use Hemi or Hugger or a special mixture of the two whatever was handy. Then WB went back to building them and Flame Red was used till the end definetly the last 3 seasons so Flame Red was used probably used 75% of the time. If you are building a General and want correctness go with Flame Red.

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On 10/22/2005 at 9:25 PM, Lizey said:

its hemi orange ya terds I got a gen lee

Numb turd it's not hemi Orange, Yes it should have been, Mark Worman painted the jump car hemi Orange, but its 75 Corvette exclusive Red with a ton of Orange.. 

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On 10/21/2005 at 8:49 PM, TimDuke said:

The color is 1975 Corvette "Flame Red" or also known as "Orange Flame" Trust me on this cause I have a replica and I've talked to some of the guys that actually built them for TV. Here is the code,DuPont 1975 Flame Red 43462K code 70 or PPG Deltron Acrylic Urethane(DAV2764) C-70-WA-4667 They used this definetly during the last 3 seasons on Dukes and on the Georgia episodes cars.

You are absolutely right about this, 

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On 10/23/2005 at 10:12 PM, TimDuke said:

Lizey calling people names shows how intelligent you are. People read my post. According to Don Shisler who was in charge of the Generals in Georgia personally told me at Dukesfest 01 the color is 75 Corvette "Flame Red" or also called "Orange Flame". Tom Sarmento who built Generals for the show also confirms this color was used during the last 3 seasons of Dukes. Now there was a short period of time when the Generals were built buy a company that WB hired and from what I've learned it is not clear exactly the color they used.I've heard HEMI and Hugger also what ever they had handy but again this occurred during maybe a season or 2. Mostly though it was the "Flame Red" used. Lizey by the way I have a General Lee also and it is "Flame Red". I think the guys who built them or in charge should know don't you?

Don't forget pilot The General was Black.. Cooter had cans of 75 Corvette flame red. The Charger was black 1st. :)

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On 11/2/2005 at 3:22 PM, Beauregard Special said:

Depends. LEE1 was Hemi Orange. During the show, depending on the season, they mixed every orange they had, or, as said, Hugger, hemi, and Orange Flame were all used. However, if anyone ever says Vitamin C orange is a possibility, punch them. It looks nothing like the General's color!

General was a Black 69 Mopar, then Cooter painted it 1975 Corvette flame Red.. the only hemi Orange that was on anything was on 426 hemi engines

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On 10/23/2005 at 6:32 AM, Bush Tucker Man said:

I thought 'Hugger Orange ' was the colour mention in the 'Unofficial Guide To The.

With the help and guidance of General Lee guru Justin Cornette and Lee #1 replica owner Serge Klaucke from the Netherlands, we take a look at the life of General Lee #1 and what you’ll need to do to build your own correct example. Lee #1 began its life as a T3 Light Bronze Metallic 1969 Dodge Charger with a 383 big-block engine and air conditioning wearing the VIN XP29H9B193680. Lee 1 was featured several times in the first episode, titled “One-Armed Bandits” that aired on January 26th, 1979. The only cast member that drove the car is John Schneider who played Bo Duke.

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On 10/21/2005 at 8:49 PM, TimDuke said:

The color is 1975 Corvette "Flame Red" or also known as "Orange Flame" Trust me on this cause I have a replica and I've talked to some of the guys that actually built them for TV. Here is the code,DuPont 1975 Flame Red 43462K code 70 or PPG Deltron Acrylic Urethane(DAV2764) C-70-WA-4667 They used this definetly during the last 3 seasons on Dukes and on the Georgia episodes cars.

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On 10/21/2005 at 8:49 PM, TimDuke said:

The color is 1975 Corvette "Flame Red" or also known as "Orange Flame" Trust me on this cause I have a replica and I've talked to some of the guys that actually built them for TV. Here is the code,DuPont 1975 Flame Red 43462K code 70 or PPG Deltron Acrylic Urethane(DAV2764) C-70-WA-4667 They used this definetly during the last 3 seasons on Dukes and on the Georgia episodes cars.

You're 100% correct

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