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The General Lee | 1969 Dodge Charger

66.7k StrikeStrikeTheFighter  2.6 years ago
Auto Credit Based on Testin123's The General Lee Dodge Charger 1969 fixed

About

The General Lee (sometimes referred to as simply "the General") is the name given to a 1969 Dodge Charger driven in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard by the Duke boys, Bo and Luke, along with cousins Coy and Vance (in season 5). It is known for its signature horn, its police chases, stunts—especially its long jumps—and for having its doors welded shut, leaving the Dukes to climb in and out through the windows. The car appears in every episode but one ("Mary Kaye's Baby"). The car's name is a reference to American Civil War general Robert E. Lee. It bears a Confederate flag (a rectangular variant of the square battle flag of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia) on its roof, and also has a horn which plays the first twelve notes of the song "Dixie".

Source - Wikipedia


Features

  • Welded doors
  • 72 horsepower engine
  • realistic chassis / suspension
  • Confederate flag on roof
  • working steering wheel
  • working pedals
  • flexing antenna
  • opening hood and trunk
  • opening headlight doors

Notes

  • Pitch: Accelerate
  • -Pitch: Reverse
  • Brake: Brake
  • Yaw: Steer
  • AG1: Headlights / taillights
  • AG2: Reverse lights
  • AG3: Left turn signal
  • AG4: Right turn signal
  • AG5: Open hood
  • AG6: Open trunk

Credits

Thanks to Testin123 for fixing the front suspension that I screwed up, and thanks to Skipperbing for the Dodge Charger.

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General Characteristics

Performance

  • Wing Loading 135.6lbs/ft2 (661.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 63.5ft2 (5.9m2)
  • Drag Points 5677

Parts

  • Number of Parts 591
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    If only people could just ignore the flag and enjoy the car...

    8 days ago
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    It is indeed @KnightOfRen

    8 days ago
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    23.1k KnightOfRen

    That was an entertaining read lol

    14 days ago
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    Lol yeah people get triggered so fast its not even funny. @SanitaterAirlines

    one month ago
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    I’m a bit late, but it was pretty obvious people would get triggered about the flag. I’m just sitting here with some popcorn watching the thing. Looked back on when this whole thing started, and the forecast said some snowflakes would be touching down. :)

    one month ago
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    Alright cool, thanks man! @ThePilotDude

    5 months ago
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    @Strikefighter04 hey, I'm sure that debate thing is far over at this point, but I found this youtube channel that does videos on this kind of stuff, very entertaining and informative, you should take a look at his "Checkmate, Lincolnites!" series to see all those CSA and Lost Cause myths properly combated. Here's a link to his video Confederate Soldiers DIDN'T Fight for SLAVERY!! (Or Did They?). And to be clear, this isn't "Yankee Propaganda", just facts.

    +1 5 months ago
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    The general leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    +1 6 months ago
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    Lol @FlagsWorldwide

    6 months ago
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    @Strikefighter04 Yeah, soon you'd have to hit the "Load More Comments" button just to scroll past one comment.

    +1 6 months ago
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    XD I'm glad that I just didn't continue this @FlagsWorldwide

    +1 6 months ago
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    Those are the longest comments I've EVER seen.

    6 months ago
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    @Strikefighter04 Exactly, what you're proud of is the good things the South has done and does. So why choose something from a terrible aspect of American history as your symbol? Us Northerners love our history, and if we want a symbol to represent achievements, we use the American flag. Why couldn't the South get over that terrible time in its history, and move on? I'd say they did, if not for being so persistent in keeping that symbol around. The truth of the matter is, and using the Nazi flag as an example again, because it works as one, the bottom line is you can't separate it from its original meaning, whether you like it or not, it retains its meaning. You can't just go grab a swastika flag and say "I think this stands for German traditions now, it doesn't mean the mass genocide of an an entire race now, whoever thinks so is just an SJW liberal, I created a new meaning for it"
    That's not how it works, at all.
    Any new supposed alternate meanings can, at best, be tacked on. So it can mean "southern heritage", but it cannot only stand for southern heritage. Whether you like it or not, whenever you fly that flag, you are, to a degree, sympathizing with everything the CSA stood for.
    (but I guess cause you added "it's my heritage" that makes it all fine and dandy, no problems here, huh?)

    7 months ago
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    It's alright, as there isn't really something to, let's say, boast about with growing up in the south. My family and friends definition of southern pride is we're proud to be from there, and we love our family history and such. There's nothing inherently "better" about it than lets say the north, we just value it. To clarify, our opinion and understanding of "Southern Pride" or "Southern Heritage" has nothing to do with the Civil War or the CSA, we are just proud of our family history and way of life. To anyone else it does sound weird and confusing, but its just how we feel.
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    And to quote me earlier, "just because someone uses something for something doesn't mean that is what it means and what defines it". That statement meant that the original meaning of something cannot be changed or warped to fit the likes of someone or some group. The original meaning will stay forever, but they can develop additional or alternate meanings over time. We still understand the original meaning of the CBF, and that it was used by the Confederates in the Civil War, and that it is used as a symbol of the KKK and white-supremacists. But we have a new, additional, alternate meaning for it, a good, wholesome meaning, that has nothing to do with its evil past (or current bad usage). We don't forget its history or it's original meaning. But we also use the flag as its alternate representation, as I described earlier about our southern heritage and pride. @ThePilotDude

    7 months ago
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    @Strikefighter04 I hope you'll forgive me for this roundabout way to prove a point, but the kind of people who make this argument love to throw around this "Southern Heritage", but what really is "Southern heritage"? We in the North have a history, and a way we live our lives, but we don't think that it's so special, like southerners do towards themselves. So what makes this "Southern traditions/heritage" such a big thing?
    And you're the one who said that a group of people making a meaning for something doesn't change its meaning,(something I agree with) not me. So you're just contradicting yourself from earlier.

    7 months ago
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    Well, I was wrong on the point of more people flying it. I thought more would, but oh well. That doesn't change my family's views though. You said "The idea that the CBF has been used as a symbol of "Southern heritage" for generations is pure propaganda." What are you saying? Southern Heritage is not only about the CSA, as you seem to think according your statements. This is my family history I'm talking about. We are loving, just, and law-abiding people. We are not racist or supportive of the CSA cause in the least bit. Just because we fly the CBF as one of our symbols (and I'm sure many others) of southern life doesn't automatically mean we support the Confederacy. We are not that way at all. But the rebel flag is special to us, it means something other than racism to us. We love everyone, just as Jesus Christ teaches. The flag is a emblem of living and our family history of the south, my grandma and my step grandma especially, they grew up in Louisiana. The are the nicest people you'll ever meet, and the flag means nothing more to them than their heritage in the south.
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    You also said,"What a group of people think about something doesn't actually create an alternate meaning for that thing." Actually yes it does, it happens many times in history, for better or worse. In the case of our treatment of the CBF, its a better case. We are not harming anyone by showing our support for our southern family history. A worse case would be the Star of David in the Holocaust. To the Jews, it was their religious symbol. To the Nazis, it was a sign of filth and evil, and needed to destroyed. It had two meanings. Both are historically accurate. Both sides of the Confederate flag are accurate. Things can have an alternate meaning.

    7 months ago
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    @Strikefighter04
    The thing is, as a baseline, you can't change the meaning of something like that. The idea that the CBF has been used as a symbol of "Southern heritage" for generations is pure propaganda. It only saw a resurgence because of anti-black resistance in the 1960's. What a group of people think about something doesn't actually create an alternate meaning for that thing. To say just because you dont think it's racist or means something else doesn't actually change the meaning.
    And according to 2 of my friends, one of whom lives in the South, in Tennessee, and one who used to live in SC and travels there often, a big majority of America loving Southerners don't actually fly the CBF, it's the "South will rise again", "yankees are bad" types that do, the "weirdos" according to them. (The one who lived in SC actually ripped his neighbor's CBF down and burned it in the middle of the night)
    So I don't think the meaning has changed that much. The people who do think it's meaning has changed are just fooling themselves.

    7 months ago
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    Now see, then why are we discussing this so harshly? I'm also a conservative republican. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (formerly known as Mormons). I love America and the rights and freedoms that we have here, and by the way I would never fly the rebel flag over the Stars and Stripes, I love the American flag. Brave men and women have died for that flag. That is the flag of the United States, the country I'm proud to live in and be a part of.
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    My stance on the CBF is not that of worship or praise to it's past, or what it means in terms of its meaning of slavery and racism. Southern people have used the rebel flag for generations as a symbol of the southern way of life. The racist meaning has no effect on them. They understand and value the past as a learning experience (again, not ignoring the past, because that is bad), and move on. We all know slavery, racism, white-supremacy, and all that jazz is bad. The flag stands for that according to history. But it has an alternate meaning to us. We are not against the American flag, or also "American Pride", because we are America-loving people. More southerners fly the US flag more the CBF. I would never fly the rebel flag over Old Glory. We love the United States. But to some the CBF is a symbol of southern living, not racism. Yes, it does sound hypocritical from an outsiders point of view, as you said, "You claim to love your country yet fly the flag of the rebel nation that stabbed that country in the back? How does that make sense?". We don't give a crap about the CSA anymore. Not even brought up. Same with racism. We all know its bad and wrong. Yes, from a historical standpoint the flag is racist. Why would I deny blatant facts? Nor am I changing them. But the CBF has a new meaning to us. We remember its old meaning and what wrong things it represented. But that's not what it means to us now. Southern pride is a special pride, that literally has nothing to do with the CSA. Part of my family is also from Arizona, they are proud to be from Arizona. Why can't we be proud of our southern family heritage, while also being proud to be Americans?

    7 months ago
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    @Strikefighter04
    I'm a conservative Republican, and devout Catholic. I believe in all the freedoms guaranteed to us. I'm as far as you could get from a triggered leftist snowflake. The problem I have with the flag is that your opinions on it are just propaganda, spoon fed from generation to generation in the South. That is why you hold the opinion you do. I'd go so far as to say the modern version of "Southern pride" is the biggest concentrated effort of historical revisionism I've ever seen. An opinion based on generations of this propaganda means nothing! If you truly wanted to display Southern pride, why not do it the way we northerners express our pride? We don't see it as "Northern pride, Northern traditions, Northern heritage, just AMERICAN heritage and pride. Just fly the American Flag, not the flag of the rebel nation that went against the same Constitution you hold so dear and live under the freedoms of.

    7 months ago
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    You are failing to mention the the time in US history when it is used as a symbol of heritage in the south by common, normal citizens (a lot of southern people). Obviously you are a one sided person, I have reiterated and agree on the facts you have stated, but I have my own opinion (not mine, but a group of people’s) on what the flag means. I am not denying the history, but your just failing to mention the quite obvious fact of how people who use the flag in everyday life as a symbol of their heritage, not as CSA propaganda. It’s the snowflakes and leftists of the government and the population who can’t let people live they want to live (the common southern citizen isn’t infringing on anyone’s rights) so they try and shut them down because, “Oh no! Someone’s offended by the rebel flag! Take it down! Remove the CSA statues! They are racist!” I personally am against LGBTQ and gay pride stuff because of my religious beliefs and my personal opinions. Do I go and protest against them at their rallies and gatherings and stuff? No, because I believe in the freedom to believe in what you want and say what you want, that’s part of what America is about, until you start infringing upon my rights to believe and support what I want. Calling the CBF, me, and those who support the Confederate flag as a part of southern heritage “anti-American”, is quite anti-American.
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    And you said heritage is all about the CSA. Dude, obviously you didn’t understand. The CBF has been a part of my southern FAMILY for generations. Southern Pride and Heritage isn’t just “Civil War memories”. This pride is about the southern way of life,

    7 months ago
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    @Strikefighter04 you literally just broke your argument. You just said "yes, the flag represented (still does according to facts you said) slavery and the CSA cause..."
    "According to facts you said" is what breaks it. You acknowledged the validity of the facts I presented, and since you did that, proven for yourself that the flag still represents what it has always stood for. So we've got that out of the way, the flag is still racist and CSA supporting, as an argument based on true facts is, by definition, true.
    But to debunk that same argument again using your logic of a group of people using something for something not actually defining that thing, you don't seem to see that you and your fellow CBF flyers are "that group of people" You've redefined the flag in a completely nonfactual context, while still trying to pick and choose the good parts of the South, while ignoring the bad. Here's the thing about heritage. The CBF was mainly used 2 times in US history, one being the Civil War, and 2 being the Civil Rights era, when it saw a resurgence among southerners hostile to integration and civil rights. It wasn't a longstanding symbol of the south and its achievements. It was a symbol of her low points. All the good things the south did happened in eras when that flag was not flown, or not done so widely. So does it really stand for "Southern heritage"? What you love about the South and what it strives to be is represented by the American flag. Watch this speech, based on one given by Col. Joshua Chamberlain, right before the battle of Gettysburg. While paraphrased, what he said is everything the CBF is against. True freedom.
    So based on what I said at the top, the CBF does stand for all those hateful things, and it isn't just a "small percentage" of people who take issue with it. Nearly everyone I know hates that flag, and would never fly it over our beloved Old Glory. Your opinion on it isn't based in fact, only historical revisionism and romantification.

    7 months ago
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    Your also ignoring the fact that most people who use the flag nowadays don't care about and are not white supremacists or racists. Yes, the flag represented (Still does according to facts you said) slavery and the CSA cause, but literally only a smaller percentage of people are making a big deal about it being racist or whatever, because the other small percentage of people use it that way, or because of its original meaning. I agree with you that it was used as a symbol of the CSA, a racist and hateful place. I'm not denying facts over feelings. I am saying that the majority of people are not against the flag, and some people show their support for it, including me. Yes, that is hypocritical, if you just pay attention to the facts and meaning during the Civil War, or the KKK and neo-Nazis. Facts don't change, I agree with you on that. But just because the flag was meant to support the CSA, doesn't mean that is what it means today. The Dukes of Hazzard use the CBF on their car, so are they trying to spread CSA propaganda? Are the producers of the show racists? No. A large majority of my family is southern, and they grew up with the rebel flag, and the song "Dixie". Are they racists, white supremacists, and slavery-loving? No! That flag is a part of their heritage, whether you call it racist and call them hypocrites or not. I am proud of my southern heritage, and I accept that flag as part of it. Are you calling me racist, and anti-American?

    7 months ago
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    @Strikefighter04 quite frankly, facts dont give a flying f@%k about your feelings. If you want to go ahead and believe that the flag is a good thing, go ahead, but that doesn't change the facts. You say other people are just "getting offended" and you "wont back down because of other people's feelings", while you're holding illogical beliefs that go against facts simply because you feel that way. Do you see the hypocrisy? To quote you yourself, "just because someone uses something for something doesn't mean that is what it means and what defines it" That applies to miseducated, propogandized southerners as well.
    So I'm not going to take what you think about it to heart, I'll trust the meaning that the people who actually used that flag for its original purpose. A symbol of that morally corrupt nation.
    You say you believe the facts I stated, yet somehow keep your beliefs founded on your recently debunked facts. So the gist of it? You don't care about the facts, all you care about is your feelings. And thats both a terrible mindset and debate strategy.

    7 months ago
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    Ok, the gist of what believe (I hate typing lol). I know that the CBF is a symbol of racism to people. Sorry to them. It's unfortunate that they feel offended or hurt by the flag. But I am not offended, so I will NOT step down from what I believe for other people's "feelings". If you go and ask people what their opinion is, most people will agree that the south was bad, slavery is bad, racism is bad, ok cool. But the flag? A small percentage of people go around and complain and make a huge deal about it being bad. Also a small percentage of people use it as a modern symbol of racism and white supremacism. So we are left with the middle group of people (the majority) who simply can co-exist with it. Why do we have to cause turmoil when most people could care less about its meaning? Yes the CBF does mean slavery and the things of the CSA, but alternatively it does mean other things (ex. Southern Pride, rebellion against authority). you can pick one side, both sides, or no sides. But yes I agree with your "facts" on how it means slavery to a percentage of people.

    7 months ago
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    @Strikefighter04
    Alright, I'll have to go through that bit bu bit .
    It's not a "connect the dots" kind of thing to link the battle flag to racism and slavery, it's simple fact. That flag is both the symbol of a nation founded on the very idea of white supremacy, and the army out to defend that nation. It does represent racism and slavery, there's no denying that.
    As to your picture example, the American flag would be a symbol of racism and slavery, if not for the fact that slavery was justly ended, and the values of the Constitution upheld. The South couldn't get past that, and formed the CSA, making for themselves symbols to define them, the CBF among those symbols. So it remains a symbol of that great evil. You say that "just because uses something for something, doesn't mean that is what it means and what defines it", but that's complete ridiculousness! The Confederates invented that symbol, of course they give it meaning! Let me reiterate again, the battle flag is apolitical, and you could make an argument for it not being a racist symbol, *had it not been incorporated into the CSA's national flag. But it was.
    People who fly the Confederate flag while claiming to be patriotic Americans are really hypocritical. You claim to love your country yet fly the flag of the rebel nation that stabbed that country in the back? How does that make sense?
    The main reason I make a deal of this is both because of the race element, but mostly because of the intellectual disconnect from those who can't get out of the Lost Cause, "Southern traditions", and ignore the facts. You and your black friends, as well as the people who fly that flag are simply misinformed, or believe that they can make their own meaning to symbols such as that. It doesn't change the logical, factual reality of that flag. American pride is not flying the flag of the CSA, it's flying Old Glory.

    7 months ago
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