1980 Dodge Ramcharger

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

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.

Engine

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.

Interior

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.

Body

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.

Chassis

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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