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#1 Fat Brian

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:06 PM

I've bought over a dozen of these kits over the years and I picked up another one last night but in this one there are some changes I wanted to note. In the first issue of kit it was molded in white and there were no extra parts of note, I think just a spare tire and some unused stock engine parts. This is the box design:

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Then AMT reissued the kit a few years ago, it was molded in gray and was exactly the same as the original issue except they also included the chrome wheel fronts from the Bigfoot 1 and Bigfoot 3-7 kits. This issue looked like this:

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and this

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The latest reissue eliminates the chrome wheels but includes the fender flares, rear bumper, and some of the roll bar from the Bigfoot 1 kit and the brush guard fron the 1979 Ford Destroyer truck. Here is the box design for the newest issue:

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And here are some pics of the new parts. I have no idea why these parts were included, the flares will not fit the chevy body with out some serious mods and the other parts are not correct to the kit anyway.

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Edited by Fat Brian, 26 July 2012 - 12:08 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:17 PM

Hmmm..... They look like they belong on some sort of Bronco or Ranger. Perhaps one of our experts can confirm?

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:47 PM

I have a 73-79 F-350 body and they match it's wheel wells and body contours. The Bigfoot 1 kit is also the only kit with the modern wheel backs to have flares of any kind. When you have the Chevy body and the flares in your hands it's very clear they are not intended for this kit. The rollbar is also clearly intended for the F-350 kit because the Camper Special has the spare tire located at the front on the bed on the passenger side and the rollbar is short on the passenger side to rest on the spare tire cover.

Edited by Fat Brian, 27 July 2012 - 03:53 PM.