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AMT '57 Chevrolet Slot Car kit review.

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#21 mr moto

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:29 AM

The chassis is not bad. It's kind of a mix of vintage and new tech with a compromise to allow the same tooling to work for both 1/24 and 1/32 scale.
Wish I could find the time to get the body detailing done tho....

If the chassis was designed to work with 1/24 and 1/32, does that mean that there will be a line of 1/32 cars in the future?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:42 PM

Already is. I have seen a Batmobile in 1/32.

Can't show the paint dude, (prev post) because I sent the modified chassis to AMT with the hopes that they would use some of my mods on future kits.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:08 PM

The Green Hornet Black Beauty is also available as a slot car in 1/32. I saw one when I was in Indy over the weekend.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:19 PM

I followed Jairus' hop ups with the AMT Chassis.
I did switch to the Urethane coated rear tires, since we run on the plastic tracks here, and added one magnet underneath.
The body is the Fujimi Porsche kit, that has been curbsided.
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I didn't change the motor.
It was $40 or so for it, didn't want to spend that much on a motor.
The stock motor flies!!!
Well, for me, it does.
I love it!
I picked up some of the grey styrene angle irons to make body mounts for other cars.
I love these kits.
I would love to see them change the design to fix the errors of their ways.

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Posted 05 October 2014 - 12:43 PM

I picked up the amt '57 slot car for 15 bucks last thursday.. I might go ahead and assemble that puppy with the amt '70 Camaro body.. :)

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 02:30 AM

Another thing I learned with these kits is that they work much better if you solder the chassis pans together rather than depending on the nuts and screws.
Once set up, use silver solder and Stay-brite flux to weld the parts solid with a good clean up later will result in a chassis that is solid and will NOT come apart.