1980 Dodge Ramcharger

Published: October 23rd, 2016     
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Reviewed by: Jim Stepanek - IPMS# 48016
Scale: 1/24
Company: Revell, Inc.
Price: $24.95
Product / Stock #: 85-4372
Product provided by: Revell, Inc.

Revell has re-released a fine kit that's sure to be a hit. It is the 1980 Dodge Ramcharger. A person can go really wild with this kit if they're willing to change things around a bit.


The engine is pretty basic and the kit offers no options and no chrome. I installed ignition wires, throttle linkage, and a fuel line with filter.


The interior is just a simple tub design with molded side panel engraving is really lacking in detail. The kit does have a rear seat that I decided to leave out to carry the spare tire.


The body was straight although the bumpers and grill didn't fit perfectly into final assembly so it was necessary to do a bit of tweaking. The sunroof is molded into the kit body part. To change things up a bit, on the side and rear kit glass, I used some peach tinted acetate. HOK cinnamon pearl and cocoa pearl adorn the boyd.


The frame was slightly twisted so a bit of hot water did the trick to bring it back into alignment. The exhaust is molded to the frame rails which are a separate piece from the body pan. Those Desert Dog tires and bead lock wheels are from Ma's Resin and are a full 1/2" taller than the kit units. That required fabricating a suspension light kit so the tires would clear the body.

Revell needs to be commended for re-releasing this model kit. Like I said before, you can make this thing into a really wild ride if you choose to do so. Thank you to Revell and to the IPMS USA for allowing me to review this kit.

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