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#21 Harold

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:35 AM

What I don't understand is if you're going to the trouble of a new decal sheet (btw, those flamed GT stripes are great), why not throw in some instrument decals for those of us that are lousy at detailing instruments?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:45 PM

I just bought this kit on ebay ( 18.99 with free shipping ) so I will be watching how this one comes out.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:50 PM

No, the Revell '65/'66 are actually the Monogram 1/24 scale kits.

The 1/25 AMT '67 should work fine, Frank.

GT500 stang hardtop yesssss :lol:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:58 PM

I see Auto World has a version with different box art, but that appears to be the only difference:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:58 PM

wondering why they put an extra taillight and headlight in the sprue..


The explanation I got years ago was the extras were for the promo version AMT did for Ford. The Tail lights at that time had small pins that could be heat sealed inside the body and trap the red lens. They were a bit fragile and easy to break and loose. The headlight was heat sealed too and seems they were dropped or lost easily....that's the story I was told anyway!

Wish they had returned it to 1966 spec 100%....but this is OK.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

as jamie and adam would say; that sounds plausible! i have some pieces i salvaged from a hacked up promo that was made into a slot car, had to cut off the pins to get them off. i even cut the trunk lid free and saved it.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:55 PM

The explanation I got years ago was the extras were for the promo version AMT did for Ford. The Tail lights at that time had small pins that could be heat sealed inside the body and trap the red lens. They were a bit fragile and easy to break and loose. The headlight was heat sealed too and seems they were dropped or lost easily....that's the story I was told anyway!

Wish they had returned it to 1966 spec 100%....but this is OK.

That explains why one of the headlights has a long pin on the back and the other two don't.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

That explains why one of the headlights has a long pin on the back and the other two don't.


The 66 issue had all three with the pin off the back...it made it easy to install the headlights as a kid!

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:12 AM

The 66 issue had all three with the pin off the back...it made it easy to install the headlights as a kid!

I never built the original issue, but I built whatever the current issue was in the mid 80s. Can't recall the box art on that one.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 12:25 PM

I think that I'll miss the Goodyear Dirt tires, guess I'll just have to build one of the six I have,mmmm but that would ruin my record if I actually finished one.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:16 PM

I think that I'll miss the Goodyear Dirt tires

Yep....the Wal Mart issue of the 66 Mustang had 12 tires in it. (3 sets of 4) I bought them just for the tires......at under $10 it was worth it!

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:01 AM

A little info on the "Iron Horse " http://www.modelcars...showtopic=53168

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:06 AM

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:30 AM

Extra parts are extra parts .
I love the box art !!!!!!!!

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:22 PM

wondering why they put an extra taillight and headlight in the sprue....

The extra headlight and taillight are remnants from when the coupe body was used for the promotional model. (The original annual kit was a convertible, and included the hardtop as a separate part with "vinyl roof" detail.) AMT would include extras of some small parts on the plated trees so the parts bins for the workers assembling the promos would fill up faster. They wouldn't have problems running short on headlights or taillights if some were dropped or broken. Many of the kits from the early Seventies (Pinto, Mustang, Monte Carlo) had five stock wheels on the plated tree for the same reason.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:26 PM

The extra headlight and taillight are remnants from when the coupe body was used for the promotional model. (The original annual kit was a convertible, and included the hardtop as a separate part with "vinyl roof" detail.)


My Dad has a built, (what I assume is) original AMT '66 Mustang molded in black plastic with the separate "hardtop" you mention, Mark, so I will take some pics of it next weekend.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:10 PM

I never built the original issue, but I built whatever the current issue was in the mid 80s. Can't recall the box art on that one.

I recently finished an original issue AMT '66 Mustang, built as the convertible version, with the original kit's styled Steel Wheels. Strange that the bvox illustration has the wheel covers included in the current kit on the box art. The original box art is very similar to the new kit.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:17 AM

That is pretty odd... :blink:

Also... molded-in stock exhaust system, and headers...

quite a weird mish-mash.


Gotta remember how old this kit really is. That is how it was done back in the olden days. :lol:

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:19 AM

I recently finished an original issue AMT '66 Mustang, built as the convertible version, with the original kit's styled Steel Wheels. Strange that the bvox illustration has the wheel covers included in the current kit on the box art. The original box art is very similar to the new kit.
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Do you have a pic of the rear?

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:46 AM

Do you have a pic of the rear?


How 'bout this?:

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