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General Lee 5 Mistakes People Make When Building Their Dream Car

General Lee 5 Mistakes People Make When Building Their Dream Car
so we're gonna talk about today are the five

mistakes

that

people

make

when

they build a

General

Lee five

mistakes

what's the number one mistake simple interior color I don't know why but a lot of times

people

will have

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leaves that have black interior we never had a

General

Lee that had black interior once it was painted orange okay

when

we first got the

General

Lee I honestly don't remember

when

we first got the

General

Lee

when

we showed you in happy birthday

General

Lee I don't remember what color the interior was on that black car it may have been black but it was never ever black once the car was orange now mine's a little different this is a very special one it's got these fancy pedals this by the way in my car is a brake pedal for the rear wheels only and I like I like all of this because this

make

s it so my foot doesn't slip off

when

I'm either on the gas on the brake or on the rear brake for you youngsters and you don't know what this is this is how you turn your high beams on and off click click click click that's the number one mistake

people

make

number two the second biggest mistake

people

make

when

they

make

a

General

Lee is they think there's only one way to do it no yes we never had the black interior however there are so many variations on the

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leaves we made here I'm gonna show you a couple of them right now

general

ly does not have a roll bar in it because I take a lot of

people

out for rides...
general lee 5 mistakes people make when building their dream car
in my

General

Lee and having the roll bar here is just kind of a pain in the butt so I chose not to have it in there if I wanted it to be more accurate then I would put a roll bar in now sometimes we actually had a piece of a roll bar right here that was hanging from a wire in the ceiling just so that you'd see the roll bar as we went by but you will if you watch Dukes of Hazzard you will catch us some times where we have no roll bar this bodyline went away and many of our

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leaves because there was so much bondo here same thing with the body with it as it carried all the way to the back that line disappeared a lot now many times in the show you'll see that this marker light is not here that means it was a 68 sometimes you'll see the round marker lights but I think it's very rare that they've made that mistake and left it that way there's another body line on the top here this was the number one place for rust on a

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lees right here behind the tires and that'd be Fred the cat hey Fred you'd notice this would go away we had a piece of stainless here on some of the cars but on many of them we didn't personally I like it without the stainless because I like this line to be uninterrupted now many times in the older cars especially ours because we didn't do much bodywork on ours just we just wanted to

make

sure they would run and be able to jump another day there's a seam right here that Chrysler never bothered to really...
general lee 5 mistakes people make when building their dream car
cover up because every single one of these cars every one of them had a vinyl top they were two-toned it was usually black here and then green or white or yellow or whatever color they had down here but they didn't bother to do any bodywork or put any filler here because no one would ever see it because this was covered up that's why water will get caught in here and it will rust out eventually here's a mistake

people

make

when

they

make

their

general

lees this window needs to be convex goes out the first couple of

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leaves I did I didn't realize that and it seems to me like they should have been put in con cave if they go in concave they will will will absolutely leak like a sieve so convex now my flag is hand-painted on and yes its bows

general

ly bows

general

ly but this is hand painted many times in Dukes of Hazzard this right here was actually medical tape white cloth medical tape that was put on here to simulate the flag now some

people

are saying they see pictures of the

General

Lee without the windshield wipers well many times we didn't have the windshield wipers on because

when

they jumped the car not all the time but a lot of the time this was actually a piece of plexiglass they took the windshield out and put Plexiglas in there so that the stunt man would not be in danger of having any glass breaking and and flying into his face yes I have air conditioning in my

General

Lee and it works this is not the correct steering wheel but that's...
general lee 5 mistakes people make when building their dream car
okay I like this too my

General

Lee it's my choice and that does not

make

it any less a

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leaf in my opinion mine has white letters on the tires just because I like it we never had white letters on the tires on dukes now another thing we also had two different sized push bars the very beginning of the show the first five episodes of the show we had a little tiny push bar there then we move we graduated to the bigger one why because we actually used it we started doing things where we were bumping into

people

and

when

cars would get stuck at uncle Jesse's car would get stuck or the Cadillac Boss Hogg's Cadillac or even Daisy's Jeep guess what vehicle came to the rescue to push him out the

General

Lee of course frequent

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ly mistake number three now this one here of course is

when

people

use the 68 and they have a rear view mirror on the passenger side we never had a rear view mirror on the passenger side now a 69 charger has a rear view mirror only on one side sometimes I'll see

General

Lee's with rear view mirrors on the right side or passenger side as well and that means it's a 68 the bottom stainless now this one does not have the bottom stainless very few actually had the bottom stainless because there's a lot of bondo down there and most of the

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leaves and it's hard to keep the stainless on this body line goes away in many of our

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this body line went away and many of our

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leaves because there was so much...
bondo here same thing with the body with it as it carried all the way to the back that line disappeared a lot now many times in the show you'll see that this marker light is not here that means it was a 68 sometimes you'll see the round marker lights but I think it's very rare that they've made that mistake and left it that way there's another body line on the top here that has a tendency to go away

when

you add more bond oh yeah that's my reflection this was the number one place for rust on a

general

lees right here behind the tires and that'd be Fred the cat hey Fred walk on through buddy come on walk on through thank you now many times you'd notice this would go away we had a piece of stainless here on some of the cars but on many of them we didn't personally I like it with the stain or personally I like it without the stainless because I like this line to be uninterrupted now many times in the older cars especially ours because we didn't do much bodywork on ours just we just wanted to

make

sure they would run and be able to jump another day there's a seam right here that Chrysler never bothered to really cover up because every single one of these cars every one of them had a vinyl top they were they were two-toned it was usually black here and then green or white or yellow or whatever color they had down here but they didn't bother to do any bodywork or put any filler here because no one would ever see it because this was...
covered up that's why water will get caught in here and it will rust out eventually here's a mistake

people

make

when

they

make

their

general

lees this window needs to be convex goes out the first couple of

general

leaves I did I didn't realize that and it seems to me like they should have been put in con caves if they go in concave they will will will absolutely leak like a sieve so convex now my flag is hand painted on and yes it's bows

general

ly bows

general

ly but this is hand painted many times in Dukes of Hazzard this right here was actually medical tape white cloth medical tape that was put on here to simulate the flag now some

people

are saying they see pictures of the

General

Lee without the windshield wipers well many times we didn't have the windshield wipers on because

when

they jumped the car not all the time but a lot of the time this was actually a piece of plexiglass they took the windshield out and put Plexiglas in there so that the stunt man would not be in danger of having any glass breaking and and flying into his face what is up come on I look like I'm look you know I look like I'm going fast okay here's a mistake

people

make

frequent

general

ly mistake number four many many times I've seen

General

Lee's where this is still painted Orange bad this has got to be black and it's got to be flat black sometimes I see

people

where this is painted glossy black also bad does not look right this was done remember this car...
was designed in 67 and 68 so we had not been to the moon yet many of the cars that had this sort of stuff going on in the back my understanding is that that was done to simulate a rocket exhaust so it so which it does it's great

when

you don't have this painted and you don't have it flat black it just looks wrong to me and it is wrong however somebody is saying oh I remember I saw

general

ly that had that that was painted orange yes you did it was a mistake it was in hazard goes to Hollywood or hazard in whatever the first reunion movie was hazard in Hollywood or hazard goes I don't remember the name of it but it was in that and it was in the race at the very beginning one of the first shots we did

when

we film that that TV movie was the beginning of the race and we had to go back and grab cases of moonshine and throw the moonshine in the trunk jump in the car and drive off Tom and I both were looking at the

General

Lee and saying something's not right something's wrong with this car and what had happened this is crazy what had happened was the producers who had been so far removed from Dukes that hadn't done Dukes in a number of years they looked at a diecast model there is a diecast model it's the little one the 124th I believe that has that orange in the back and that's how they designed the

General

Lee you'll also notice in that shot the numbers are too small the O one is too small on the doors that's because that was all the...
research they did they looked at a diecast car and then they painted the

General

League so we went to the transportation captain and said this is wrong this should be flat black and the guy said you're right the next he went and got a can of black spray paint some duct tape and it's duct by the way it's not duct tape you don't tape a duct with it okay and he fixed it and from the rest of from that shot on but

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ly was fixed however that is not the first shot you see in the movie so you will see in that movie that the back is black flat black as it should be and then all of a sudden for no reason at all it's orange and then it goes back to black that's why now you know okay number five the 68 did not have view here so many times you'll see it

general

ly that has just a blank shiny piece here if it's a 69 if it's a

General

Lee it should say fuel on it now of course we had some that didn't because we did use 68 I've had

people

say that we also use 70s on the show and I gotta be honest with you I do not remember ever ever ever ever using a 1970 charger for a

general

leave why well it's simple 70 Chargers had that big front piece of stainless on it so this was not part of the hood on a 70 this was not part of the body line on a 70 and I'm here to tell you that changing that hood and changing that adding that line to a 68 with bondo was just too much work for any any of us to do there wasn't any time there was no time for...
the Transportation Department to do the work that was required to

make

a 70 front end look like a 69 they just wouldn't have done it there'd be no reason in the world okay I'm gonna give you a bonus the number one question I've gotten through all of your questions on Facebook and on YouTube is what happened to the crossed flags on the back of the

General

Lee well that's simple as I've already told you we had 280 cars at least a minimum of 280 cars that sticker was exactly that it was a sticker you can see it

when

the young man is squirting orange drink in the window and I say what are you doing son he says squirt and flies you can see it clear as day right back here also you'll notice I do not have the CB antenna here I have ordered it and I'm going to get it but I don't have it here I also cover this car a lot and it's kind of a pain in the butt to keep taking that on and off and they

make

them that are magnetic and I don't want to scratch this paint I had a magnetic one on my 511 Hemi and it scratched the paint all up I don't want to do that so the stars the crossed flags here American flag rebel flag where did that go how come it wasn't on all of the other cars it was impossible to replicate so once the producers found out that the show was going to be a hit they had to

make

sure that this car was easily duplicated time after time after time because they realized they needed every one they could get

their

hands on now the...
flag was easy to do you could do that they had the values days had

their

kids cutting out stars stars out of construction paper and gluing them to the top of the car they could paint the blue with spray paint they could paint the red would spray paint and as I told you the white was usually either medical tape or just tape so they would do that but that was a very complicated decal the cross flags so there was no way that they were going to be able to duplicate that over and over and over again now today they could just have a sticker made and put it on there but that added a little bit of time and

when

they were turning these cars around we needed to have cars every day they had 13

General

Lee's ready to go at any time on any day so it just wasn't practical to keep up with that particular sticker I miss it I thought it was great I'd like to get one for mine and maybe I will in the future all right I'm gonna be here again check it out next week I'm gonna answer questions that you have do you have any questions about Smallville or the haves and have-nots go ahead and ask me I'm happy to answer them unless you're asking what's happening in the haves and have-nots come January then I can't answer that all right you guys take care I'm John Schneider I'm gonna cover up my car again oh yeah you're ready for this watch this that's just that's great all right remember if you like this please subscribe to this youtube channel...
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