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We need a new 57 Ranchero

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#21 jjsipes

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:45 AM

How about something totally different and Revell do a spinoff of a 1957 Mercury

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Then some of us that are into vintage Nascar could build something like this.

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And since Model King seems to be into Tim Flock with the Hudson and Chrysler 300 they could do the Flock Mercury

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What do you all think?

#22 Rob Hall

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:47 AM

That would be a good subject for Moebius to do..would fit well w/ their Chrysler 300. It's already been done well in diecast, but a styrene one would be interesting...

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:55 AM

cool so revell is redoing a 57 ford wagon and ranchero. well it looks like what im gunna get when they come out on the shelves.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:58 AM

cool so revell is redoing a 57 ford wagon and ranchero. well it looks like what im gunna get when they come out on the shelves.


That's just speculation at this point..nothing has been announced that I know of..but I'm sure there will be some foilowup variations to the '57 Ford Tudor...

Edited by Rob Hall, 06 January 2012 - 11:07 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:18 PM

I never noticed that those Mercs had such huge peaks over the headlights. Hmmm, pre-customized. But they went and put the back bumper on the front. :P
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:46 PM

For those who do not know the history of the old Revell '57 Rancher that came out in 1960, it was based on the '57 Country Squire Station Wagon that goes all the way back to 1957. In 1963 the Ranchero received a chopped top which carried though on a all subsequent releases. The model featured a multi-piece body like most of the early Revel kits.To its credit it had an engine and separate running gear components.


Some pics of an (original?) issue of Revell's '57 Ranchero kit, which I found on eBay:

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:50 AM

the early Ranchero kit was not exactly a 1/25th

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:47 AM

Another difficulty with the old "standard roof" Revell Ranchero is the doors were too short for that particular series. Revell based the tooling on the standard 4 door wagon which naturally has shorter front doors. Revell never changed this, they just tooled the body with the different roofline, and the pickup bed.

At least if Revell comes out with a new tool Ranchero, the doors should be correct this time around! :D

Would be nice to see a new tool of this as there are tons of El Caminos out there on the contest tables.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:00 AM

Hey Oldscool,

The peaks on the 57 Mercury had to be big, since there were two different lighting styles available; single 7" or dual 5" headlights. It all depended on the laws in your jurisdiction.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 02:49 PM

Since we're talking wagon variations, how about a '58 Edsel Bermuda. Just sayin'...

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:55 PM

Since we're talking wagon variations, how about a '58 Edsel Bermuda. Just sayin'...

That's next. LOL!

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

I would't say no!!! (Not with my name now would I??)

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:05 AM

a new '57 ranchero is must have for Revell to do.stock roof height please...

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:22 AM

I just saw pics of the test shots for this kit that is due to be in production and released later this year.

 

 

 

 

APRIL FOOLS!



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:59 AM

Nope, won't be a Ranchero, but a Ranch Wagon.  

 

Now am I serious, or is it an April Fools?!?!....   ^_^

 

I get one day a year I could spill the beans about stuff I know in the pipeline with total immunity. Of course, I could just be April Foolin' too...    



#36 Chuck Most

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:14 AM

Aw, come on! You couldn't let it ride for five or six pages before revealing it was all just a joke? :lol:



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:16 AM

Nope, won't be a Ranchero, but a Ranch Wagon.  

 

It wouldn't surprise me, but I;m guessing they'll wait to see how well the '49 Woodie is received and sells before doing the same with the '57 Ford. Besides, there is a supercharged NASCAR version of the '57 sedan yet to be announced, so I get the feeling both a Country Squire and Ranchero are a few years down the road.



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:40 AM

 

It wouldn't surprise me, but I;m guessing they'll wait to see how well the '49 Woodie is received and sells before doing the same with the '57 Ford. Besides, there is a supercharged NASCAR version of the '57 sedan yet to be announced, so I get the feeling both a Country Squire and Ranchero are a few years down the road.

New versions are always saved for years down the road. Milk that first one for all you can get first. Don't bring them all out at the same time and saturate the market *cough* trumpeterfalconsandrancheros *cough*.   But they are usually all designed at the same time as the first kit to save on design and tooling costs.  

 

Now, do I know what alternate versions were designed into the 57 Ford tooling, or am I just playing an April Fools?!?!  I get one day a year to play around, then I have to clam up for the other 364 days of the year.  It's such a burden to know what I know... <_< :rolleyes:  :lol:  :D  :P  ;)


Edited by Brett Barrow, 01 April 2013 - 04:41 AM.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:43 AM

smells like bovine by-product from here...  :wacko:



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:45 AM

New versions are always saved for years down the road.

 

When did Revell's '49 Merc kit arrive? 2006? Meh, I can wait, but a Country Squire would be great to have, and I think the Ranchero would be a good seller, too.