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SpeedyArizona
11-06-05, 10:13 PM
This is the new Dodge Charger made to look like the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard.


...I don't like it. The grill is way to flashy for a simple muscle car, and are those 22 in rims on the General? They could've done a bit better in my opinion.

Stoneage_Caddy
11-06-05, 10:21 PM
too "snoop dog" not enough "bo and luke" thing wouldnt ever be able to run down old gravel roads without chippin the hell out of the wheels ....

wheres the push bars ?

powerglide
11-06-05, 10:28 PM
That grill sure doesn't look like a good match....maybe if it was matt black colored it'd work better with the wheels.

I like those ridiculous wheels though!

90Brougham350
11-06-05, 11:19 PM
That's no General Lee, that's fugly. Leave it to Dodge. Go ahead and ruin a classic.:annoyed:

DeVillish
11-06-05, 11:47 PM
first, dodge didnt make that Charger, guess who did? those guys over at pimp my rides West coast custom. 2nd its a FOUR DOOR! get over it poeple. Basicly west coast chopped it in half and shortened it. I would not trust them to chop up my baby. I like the color though....thats about it. Oh and i still havnt seen the interior though.

deskjockey
11-07-05, 09:17 AM
That's no General Lee, that's fugly. Leave it to Dodge. Go ahead and ruin a classic.:annoyed:

Nice duck. haha

what's that about?

90Brougham350
11-07-05, 11:03 AM
Duck? That's no duck, :rant2:that's a loon, from Minnesota, just like me. ;)

Kev
11-07-05, 02:03 PM
Duck? That's no duck, :rant2:that's a loon, from Minnesota, just like me. ;)Are they good eatin? :cool:

90Brougham350
11-07-05, 02:24 PM
As long as you don't tell the DNR!:shhh:

Kev
11-07-05, 02:32 PM
I wonder if they taste anything like a spotted owl? :hmm: :D

HotRodSaint
11-07-05, 04:15 PM
Basicly west coast chopped it in half and shortened it.

I didn't study it real close, I didn't even look inside it (or take pictures), but it looked like they left the car the stock length and lengthened the front doors and welded the rears into the quarters.

But however they did it, it looked really good as a 2-dr. REALLY, REALLY GOOD!! So good, that Dodge should now be totally embarrassed they sell it as a 4-dr. REALLY, REALLY, EMBARRASSED!!!

There was also a 2-dr 300c there that looked ok.

Kdirk
11-07-05, 04:49 PM
Well,

I will nitpick a few things about this.

1. The "01" on the side is not even properly styled (black block-numbers with white outline]. This would have been so easy to do right, and give it some kind of visual tie to the original. Basically, this is just a orange 2005 Charger with a "01" on the side. It is in no way shape or form a "General Lee"

2. The rims are silly, for this car to even try to be a modern day interpretation of the General, you can't have chrome wagon wheels on it. Stick to rims that would be realistic for the use the car was intended for (back road chases). The grille is also too much bling to be representative of the General Lee. All this makes it nothing but a show-car trying to capitalize on the resurgent popularity of a 20 year old TV show.

3. It is not evident from the photo here whether or not the much maligned battle flag is on the roof, but I'm betting it isn't just because of it's politically/socially controversial nature [it has been omitted from Dukes of Hazzard video games already], and I don't see the WCC crew doing this, even in the intereset of being historically accurate or true to the original.

If they have it on there, then I will give them props for at least trying to do part of it right, despite the controversy. Only a photo that shows the roof panel will disclose this. If not, then they have further diluted the whole design to a point of being laughable.

Really, the General Lee should be left in the past. Any attempt to recreate something like this, which was a product of it's era, especially on a completely different vehicle and without the key exterior stylings is just never going to be taken seriously.

To their credit:

They did a very nice job of making it a two door (from what I can see in the photo) and it looks good as far as that goes.

Just my thoughts,

KDirk

DeVillish
11-07-05, 05:58 PM
I think it is on there but i cant tell if its the right flag or not.
http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/10-22723-509460-21857/chargerMWSEMA373_JPG.jpg
http://www.mustangworld.com/ourpics/News/SEMA05/images/MWSEMA375_JPG.jpg

Spyder
11-08-05, 03:19 AM
It sure looks like a blue bar with red around it...I think that maybe it is the right flag!!! wow...but yes, it sure as hell does look good as a two door!

HotRodSaint
11-08-05, 04:16 PM
I think it is on there but i cant tell if its the right flag or not.

It was on there, but like the number on the side, it wasn't done in color.