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Will the Model King (AMT) Boss Nova grille fit the AMT Rat Packer?


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#1 Matt T.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:08 AM

Before I buy a Boss Nova just to get the correct grille for a replica '63 drag coupe, do these pieces interchange easily?

 

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:40 AM

The "Rat Packer" Nova is a '65 which was the year that had the backup lights added to the trunk and the front turn signals were moved to the bumper. If you're wanting to convert the "Rat Packer" to a '63, you could do a front end end swap or modify the front fenders to accept the '63 grille and use the wagon's hood.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:20 AM

If you're wanting to convert the "Rat Packer" to a '63, you could do a front end end swap or modify the front fenders to accept the '63 grille and use the wagon's hood.

Yes, I'm trying to get the look of a '63 coupe with the Rat Packer kit. The 1:1 I'm replicating didn't run a front bumper, so the fit in that area isn't an issue. Essentially I need the Boss Nova grille/headlights/hood to fit the '65 Rat Packer.

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Edited by Matt T., 27 December 2012 - 10:29 AM.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:44 AM

Matt, I held my '63 "Boss Nova" grille up to the front of my built "Rat Packer" and it looks like it will fit with no problems. The hoods are the same length and width, just shaped a little different where they meet the grille.



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:54 AM

Thanks very much for checking, Roger.  Now I can buy the Boss Nova with confidence.

 

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