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#1 Casey

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:57 AM

Tower Hobbies now has an image of the AMT '75 Gremlin X kit up, and it looks to be the same box art as the original, which was posted earlier in this thread:




No sure if this will be a (close to?) straight re-packaging of the '76 kit in the "flat" box with the Art Series print, but my guess would be yes, minus the M&H slicks. It's supposed to arrive in late November.

#2 Rob Hall

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:03 AM

Tower Hobbies now has an image of the AMT '75 Gremlin X kit up, and it looks to be the same box art as the original, which was posted earlier in this thread:




No sure if this will be a (close to?) straight re-packaging of the '76 kit in the "flat" box with the Art Series print, but my guess would be yes, minus the M&H slicks. It's supposed to arrive in late November.


I assume this will have also have the '75 parts tooled up (the '75 has a different grille, parking lights, headlight bezels and probably some other parts)...since the front cap is a separate part on the re-issued/retooled '76 kit, I assume they had this variation in mind...

Edited by Rob Hall, 17 September 2012 - 10:04 AM.


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:46 PM

eek another Gremlin?

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:21 PM

Cool, another Gremlin!

More importantly, cool, another AMC!

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:42 PM

So much for my cunning plan to use an original '75 kit grille on the '76 reissue...

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:29 AM

Hmm ... I wonder if there's ever going to be a '70-'72 Gremlin released ...

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:25 PM

Oh awesome!! Another "gotta get" kit for me :)

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:02 AM

I just found my '75 Gremlin yesterday. I have to compare it with the "new" '76 kit.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:12 AM

I think I'll pass on this one. There isn't a big enough difference between the '75 and '76 for me to buy another one. I wished that Round2 would have backdated it farther than just one year. Hopefully, they will in the near future.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:40 AM

I'll buy one of these. I used to have a '74. I think the '74 and '75 look pretty much the same.

Mine had a 258 six though. I need to get a Jeep CJ kit and swap engines.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:01 AM

I'll buy one of these. I used to have a '74. I think the '74 and '75 look pretty much the same.

Mine had a 258 six though. I need to get a Jeep CJ kit and swap engines.

No CJ kits with a six- but the Tamiya Wrangler has a 4.0 that's decent. But it's only decent (not great) and it's 1:24 scale.
Your best bet would be to get the 258 from Jeff Ballard at Motor City Resin Casters. Haven't picked up that one yet, but a friend of mine has one, and it's a good one. :)

Edited by Michigan Madman, 08 October 2012 - 08:01 AM.


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:30 AM

No CJ kits with a six- but the Tamiya Wrangler has a 4.0 that's decent. But it's only decent (not great) and it's 1:24 scale.
Your best bet would be to get the 258 from Jeff Ballard at Motor City Resin Casters. Haven't picked up that one yet, but a friend of mine has one, and it's a good one. :)

I know. I looked at my Monogram CJ-7 kit and saw the 304 in it. I could have sworn that had a six. And the old MPC CJ-5 has a four banger.

Thanks for the heads up on the resin 4.2L. I'll look for that.

Edited by dmk, 08 October 2012 - 08:31 AM.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:52 PM

COOL!!!!!!!!! Gotta get two of these for sure! The 75 Gremlin was my very first real car handed down to my from my older brother. It was tan with the dog dish hub caps, 258 straight six ford engine, Chrysler 727 TorqueFlight transmission and 9" Ford rear end. It was ugle but it was pretty quick! I beat a V8 Dodge Duster with it once! It's funny how most of us find that car ugly but think the model is cool! LOL

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:19 PM

This one will be issued in a pizza box. A large pizza box.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:55 AM

This one will be issued in a pizza box. A large pizza box.

LoL...hopefully this will be in a normal box and not the silly oversized box like the '76 was in.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

Will it come with the six?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:49 PM

Will it come with the six?


I don't think so, but not totally sure.

Did any of AMT's Gremlins include the straight six, or was that only found in the Pacer kits?

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:01 PM

I don't think so, but not totally sure.

Did any of AMT's Gremlins include the straight six, or was that only found in the Pacer kits?


I don't think any of the Gremlin kits came with the six cyl. Is there a kit out there that has a nice Ford 258 straight six? I think the Chrysler trans would be easy to find but I don't remember seeing the engine? I'd like to build a replica of my first car.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:27 AM


LoL...hopefully this will be in a normal box and not the silly oversized box like the '76 was in.


I thought the "art" box was a great idea...until I bought one and realized the print wasn't all that and the box's thickness/depth did little to protect the body from getting crushed, despite the cardboard wall surrounding the body shell.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:28 AM

Are those headlight washers I see ? Or ?