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Dodge Pickup = Finding a Hellcat

Started by fstop61 , Jul 27 2017 12:49 PM

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#1 fstop61

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:49 PM

Damn, I'm going to buy a Dodge pick-up and head out to Arizona, perhaps I can find a Hellcat or even a Corsair that's been sitting around in an aircraft boneyard for seventy years.   B)  

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 06:08 PM

I was thinking of doing the same thing! Who knows, maybe I'll be as lucky as those guys and find one that has a perfect period correct paint job and only takes a little "tuning" to get running! And find a pilot rated for such an aircraft!

 

It's a very cool commercial, so long as your not too much of a literal thinker!



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 06:44 PM

Amazing how quickly they turned that aircraft around to the point it could be buzzing the airfield!  I about choked when I first saw that one... of course, you would find a nearly complete, but dust covered, Hellcat in a field full of defunct jet airliners.



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 06:54 PM

And just think, it's totally unstaged!

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:13 PM

I drive a Dodge pickup but all I ever find are WW2 jeeps and trailers.



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:06 PM

THe one I found was a Corsair...

 

 

 

it was a dream  :dry: 



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 12:16 AM

I think I've had that same dream since i was 8...

I might actually buy a mopar if it came with a warbird! (No offense meant to the mopar guys... We've all got our favorites)

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 05:44 AM

Sheesh, I' d settle to have my 68 Roadrunner back. Heard that he Navy never gives up their A/C? Friend was restoring a Dauntless years ago and was doing the USAAF version for this reason.

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 11:19 AM

I drive a Dodge pickup but all I ever find are WW2 jeeps and trailers.

 

Well, my post a few days ago proved to be prophetic. Just brought home another WW2 Jeep trailer today.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:27 AM

Nice find...with the casting too...looks to be solid sheet metal...did they leave the rear panel alone



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:18 AM

The rear panel is there but it's been cut into a tail gate. Both combat wheels are there as well.



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 03:37 AM

bonus on the wheels




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