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#21 Casey

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:16 AM

I didnt realize the wheels are unique to this kit, as they appear to be slightly different than the wagon wheels in other versions.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:42 PM

They do indeed. The usual wagon wheels are triangle holes whereas these ones appear to be trapezoids...

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:17 PM

Chris..once again..thanks for taking your time to keep us informed
much appreciated.

James aka Joker

p.s. any one built the bass boat..post up pls

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:14 PM

Thanks for the info. I have the Gone Fishing set,looks like a neat model. The boat is also pretty nice replica of a Ranger 363. Wife built the version that came with the El Camino...looks great. I'll dust it off and post a pic

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:37 PM

One complaint I have concerning this kit is the sunroof. I wished they had molded the body so that the sunroof was an option like they did with their other kits. I dread having to fill in that hole for the sunroof!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:10 AM

One complaint I have concerning this kit is the sunroof. I wished they had molded the body so that the sunroof was an option like they did with their other kits. I dread having to fill in that hole for the sunroof!


I agree, but the aftermarket sunroof craze was in full swing by the time these kits were released, so I can understand why they did it:

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I don't love how the rear hatch is molded as one with the body, either, but it probably helped with stability, especially after the kit was packed in the box:

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Here are a few pics of some of the extra/unique parts included in the High Roller kit:

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The description of what's inside the box:

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:38 PM

COOL!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:23 PM

A few more pics of the High Roller specific parts...

Rear suspension showing extended shackles, which look like blocks:

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Front suspension and steering detail:

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Not sure if the rollbar was included in the non-HR version or not, but there are extended shocks for front and rear, and the rear look very much like "helper" coil over-type shocks:

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There are both optional diamond plate steps, like so...:

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...and running boards, too:

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This may not be unique to the HR version, but the base two-spoke steeting wheel which was used in almost every Mopar car and truck from '78+ is very well done:

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I have no idea which make/model the transfer case is, but maybe someone can ID it?:

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:52 PM

I have no idea which make/model the transfer case is, but maybe someone can ID it?:

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That would be a fair representation of the venerable New Process 205, cast iron, gear driven case. The version in the Monogram GM pickups is better, you would think they'd have used the same? :blink:

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:20 PM

The transfer case included with Monogram's Off Road Van:

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:33 AM

Keep all the pics and info coming!
I head to the post office today to pick mine up! I hope that the motor/trans is all that is missing from mine!

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:21 AM

pm'ed you wraith let me know if you want pics of the "junker" 2 wd ramcharger i've got built up

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:31 AM

i like the sunroof lets you mildly detail the interior and peer in from above! :) my 2 cents

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:31 AM

pm'ed you wraith let me know if you want pics of the "junker" 2 wd ramcharger i've got built up


Pm'd ya back!

Still looking for built pics of these everyone! ;)

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:14 AM

Still looking for built pics of these everyone! ;)


Do a search in the Under Glass section as I recall seeing at least two there in the last year or so.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:39 AM

A few more images of what's inside the kit:

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Nicely detailed exhaust manifolds:

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Engine block/transmission half:

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Dash and instrument cluster:

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Carburetor:

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Intake manifold:

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:45 AM

Do a search in the Under Glass section as I recall seeing at least two there in the last year or so.


I did and found them. I have searched many sites and have only found like 10 or so builds with pics! I know there are more out there!

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:32 AM

Here's the link to my PB album containing images of the kit's contents and scans of the complete instruction sheet: http://s916.photobuc...rger/?start=all