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#1 CEKPETHO BCE

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:38 PM

I was wondering if anyone has built this kit. Is it the same kit as the AMT switchers?

 

Any pictures of built models or parts would be appreciated.

 

This is the box art:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

I have 2 Older issues. I traded the interior tud from one.

Many have said the tub is too short, but Both oif mine were correct length.

Just the one in the W-M Checker-Board box was ingraved as a 2 door not 4 dr like it should be.

 

I need to get back to them some day.

I took some pic's of the tubs, but they are not in my Photobucket albums

 

Chassis/Engine/etc are identical to the Vicky, and all other AMT 32 Ford kits.


Edited by Edsel-Dan, 01 February 2013 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

 

 

Chassis/Engine/etc are identical to the Vicky, and all other AMT 32 Ford kits.

Wrong. Sorry. The chassis (the best of the AMT '32 frames, period) IS the same as the Vicky (NOT to be confused with the Phantom Vickie, which is an entirely different animal) but the AMT '32 roadster and 5-window coupes all have (at least the 20 on my shelf do) the blobular frame with the rear suspension molded in.

 

The AMT Phaeton shell IS too short in the height department, measured at the firewall, as are ALL AMT '32s. The Switchers kit Phaeton is an entirely different part, IS the correct height, and has an entirely different chassis, etc.

 

PS. Before it starts, I have the kits in question on the shelf, pulled them down and actually looked, measured and compared...just now.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 01 February 2013 - 03:11 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:37 AM

Thanks Bill.

 

How is the engine in the Phaeton kit and what rims does it come with?

 

Pics would be appreciated, built or unbuilt.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:50 AM

Is it same kit as this?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:50 AM

It comes with the Flattie and a rendition of an FE engine. The wheels are dependent on the issue! for the most part they all seem to have the stock wires and usually but not limited to 4 slot mags, one issue had a set of Cragar Pro-Tech wheels also some have had 5 spoke Cragar style wheels. Just from what I have seen.

Also the rear suspension is separate with a stock or 9" Ford and the frt. has a choice of stock or dropped axle.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

 

I was wondering if anyone has built this kit. Is it the same kit as the AMT switchers?

 

Any pictures of built models or parts would be appreciated.

 

This is the box art:

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I built this using that kit, easy kit to work with.

 

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Edited by Frank, 02 February 2013 - 03:11 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:50 PM

I am not sure of the kit origins but I am in mid-build on this kit.  

 

I decided to build it stock because I wanted a few fat fender stock style cars in my collection.  There is some flash as you might expect from an older tool.  I am using some wide whites from the Modelhaus and painted the wire wheels gloss black....  they look really good but you might want to spend an hour or so trimming the spokes a bit with a new #11 Xacto blade... it is worth it.  The chassis builds up pretty quickly and simply right out of the box so no issues there (again this is stock).  I am going to re-work the interior with separate side panels as the stock parts do not fit well at all... same for the cowl area and dash... this area needs some significant work to get it right.  The flat motor is very simple but with a bit of work is quite presentable.....  you be able to turn out the car as pictured above when complete......  not a bad kit for what it is.....   basic skills and some patience will turn out a nice car for a small cash outlay....

 

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

Thanks for the info everyone.

 

George, are those the rims it came with? I'm trying to see what kind of secondary rims (mags) and tires the kit (with black car box art) comes with.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:32 AM

Thanks George.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:23 PM

The Orange one has the yucky modern 10 hole rims. Earlier versions have the 4 hole americans. Other than that, they are all the same.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:10 AM

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

AMT's '32 Ford Phaeton was out sometime in 1969. I remember buying one in a hobby shop in Altoona, PA. I'm sure it was 1969, and most of the ones I've seen were molded in brown plastic. However, I do have one molded in yellow, although many people don't believe it was ever offered in yellow. It was. I have one.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:48 AM

Thanks Steve.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:52 AM

Those 5-slot wheels are found in the current AMT Avanti kit, too.