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AMT '50 Chevy Pickup - Doctor Cranky's All-Time Favorite Kit Is Getting Re-Released


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#21 Chuck Most

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:47 PM

I bought the Texaco station a few years back for $20, opened, but complete. (And no, mine's not for sale or trade, either. B) )

The only gripe I have about the '50 Chevy kit is the rear cab corner piece- because of the way the cab is undecut, this piece has to be added after the interior is inserted, leaving a nasty gap that does not exist on the 1:1 truck. I have, in the past, added this piece, blended it into the body, and did a little heavy-handed trimming to fit the interior. Kind of cave-man, but it works.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:00 PM

This would make a great partner for one of Revell's new midget kits. B)

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 05:09 PM

It must certainly would. Great idea.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:36 AM

This is one of my all-time favorites as well. I'm excited to see what the decals look like, not to mention the push bumper that is shown in the box art, which is killer by the way. I wonder if they'll print the whitewalls like they did in the newest issue of the 55 Vette.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:53 AM

would mike a great tow truck too or rat rod truck too got 3 them great kit B)

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:51 PM

I'm missing something here. Why aall the excitement? What's the difference between this reissue and AMT '50 Chevy #8051 other than the Texaco decals?

#27 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:51 AM

EYEGORE is getting a little anxious as to when this one will finally hit the stores. We need to bring up our supplies in the Lab-RAT-ory.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:27 AM

Where's it at?

When'll it be here?

Why dey holdin' out on us?

Who dat?


Can never have too many vintage Chevy pickemups. And 1950 was a great year!!



:)

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 11:56 AM

Now I can get another kit to build a panel truck with one of Jerry's bodies.

Very cool. That's a nice kit.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 02:21 AM

I recently was able to pick up that Texaco Station kit so I will be buying the re-issued Chevy truck kit as well.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:14 PM

Will this kit also contain the custom option from the 1995 issue thata had the Independent suspensions, LT1, those GOD UGLY puke-swirl wheels on BRITTLE Camaro tires, and the rest of the 90's mumbo-jumbo custom stuff? Or will it mostly focus on the whole Texico theme with only one building option.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:17 PM

There was a completely seperate custom 1950 Chevy truck that included all the stuff you are mentioning. This kit is pretty much all stock equipment.



If you guys go to Round 2's website, you can download the instructions for this kit which show a few new items. Looks like the additions are the push bumper, some warning lights, a sun visor for the windshield ((I don't recall that being in the kit before), and of course some Texaco decals.


http://www.round2mod...co-chevy-pickup

I've got a couple of these trucks already but I'll add at least 2 or 3 more when they come out.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 11:46 AM

Will this kit also contain the custom option from the 1995 issue thata had the Independent suspensions, LT1, those GOD UGLY puke-swirl wheels on BRITTLE Camaro tires, and the rest of the 90's mumbo-jumbo custom stuff? Or will it mostly focus on the whole Texico theme with only one building option.

I have both versions of that kit, the custom version had a chrome dropped I beam and Mickey Mouse EFI and some chome parts for the 216, plus a different rear axle the vaguely resebles a 10 bolt GM rear, no IFS or LT1 engine. It did have the wheels/tire you mention, though (I didn't like them, either).

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 04:40 PM

What would have been even better is if they had retooled into a 3600 (3/4 ton) or 3800 (1 ton), instead of just adding parts to the 3100. It would be much more accurate to what a real service station would have had, or at least closer to any that I've been around. Wouldn't have required much in the line of parts, chassis, rear axle/springs, driveshaft, longer running boards, longer bedsides, 8 lug 15" split rims for the 3/4 ton, 8 lug 17" split rims for a 1 ton, and maybe retooling the engine to have the 4 speed (optional 3/4 ton, standard on 1 ton). All other parts would be the same.
Maybe they might consider doing that with the '55/'57 Chevy truck. I would definetly welcome a 3200 (long 1/2 ton) or 3600 Task Force truck!

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 04:45 PM

For those interested, Round2 has a .pdf file of the instruction sheet available here: http://round2models....co-chevy-pickup

The separate front push bumper, roof light, and fender mounted lights will be included, as well as the vintage Texaco decals and front bumper decals.

SWEET!!!

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:35 AM

What would have been even better is if they had retooled into a 3600 (3/4 ton) or 3800 (1 ton), instead of just adding parts to the 3100. *snip* Wouldn't have required much in the line of parts, chassis, rear axle/springs, driveshaft, longer running boards, longer bedsides, 8 lug 15" split rims for the 3/4 ton, 8 lug 17" split rims for a 1 ton, and maybe retooling the engine to have the 4 speed (optional 3/4 ton, standard on 1 ton). All other parts would be the same.


:blink: They might as well create another kit with some shared tooling then, as what you suggest would require a lot of work, unless by some miracle all the new parts you suggest are arranged on the same tooling insert.

I think Round2 realizes the '50 Chevy pickup is one of AMT's best "newer" tools, and Round2 decided to sweeten it a bit with a few new parts, ensuring it could still be built stock in future re-issues. The '50 Chevy pickup was voted Kit of the Year by SAE subscribers when it was released, so when you have a kit which is guaranteed to sell well (see also Revell's '69 Camaro), you don't mess with success. ;)

Edited by Casey, 11 May 2011 - 04:36 AM.


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:40 AM

Did they ever fix the issue with the exaggerated point on the front of the cab roof? That is was turned me off on the kit when I bought it and I traded it away! Still would love to build it if it were corrected.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:40 PM

:D They might as well create another kit with some shared tooling then, as what you suggest would require a lot of work, unless by some miracle all the new parts you suggest are arranged on the same tooling insert.

I think Round2 realizes the '50 Chevy pickup is one of AMT's best "newer" tools, and Round2 decided to sweeten it a bit with a few new parts, ensuring it could still be built stock in future re-issues. The '50 Chevy pickup was voted Kit of the Year by SAE subscribers when it was released, so when you have a kit which is guaranteed to sell well (see also Revell's '69 Camaro), you don't mess with success. :rolleyes:

That's where I was really going with the suggestion, new kit with shared tooling, like they did with the Task Force '55 and '57s. I certainly would not want them to ruin the 3100 kit by altering the tool for it.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 04:34 AM

EYEGORE continues to SALIVATE! :)

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:39 AM

Woah, THANK YOU, there I go! :unsure: