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#1 JS23U

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:35 AM

Was there ever any model of a 1967 or 68 Olds 88? Like this one (1968):

tn_full_1968_Oldsmobile_Delta_88_Front_Q

1968_Oldsmobile_Delta_88_Rear_Quarter_vi

 

If not, this would be my wish for some of the master-builder/caster. I would love to have a model of this overlooked car. 1969/70 is nice as well, but not as exciting as 67/68.



#2 Rob Hall

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:01 AM

I've never seen one in resin...the latest 88 in kit form was the AMT '65.  Would be nice...the '67/68 was a great looking car, IMO.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:12 AM

Yes. And the Buick Wildcats from those two years weren't ugly cars, either. And have also never been made in 1/25...



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:38 AM

Yes. And the Buick Wildcats from those two years weren't ugly cars, either. And have also never been made in 1/25...

It is odd that AMT did the Wildcats up through '66 then again in '69-70 but skipped '67-68.   Those big fastbacks were all pretty interesting, IMO.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:46 AM

I'm not a big Olds fan, but I would definitely buy one of these.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:04 AM

Hey, I had a 69 Delta 88 Convertible . GREAT Car , so so styling though. The trim parts were impossible to find as no one ever took an interest in re popping them. As long as it could work in a Cutlass or an Impala , weeeeeeeeeeelllll, there was some interchange . I'd love to have a model of the car. That's one resin Item I COULD get excited over !!!!!!



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:20 AM

Long ago SAE had a "how to" for a conversion of a '65 Olds 88 to a '66 . I am a Factory Stock String Builder Collector . I did not heed advise about sticking to one make . My addiction is from the run of the mill - veterans - odd ball - antique - classic - pre-war , post war  , muscle cars - mundane  - all decades , all makes & models . Both Foreign or domestic . Popular and unpopular . So , would I buy one of these ? YUP . Will I convert a '65 into a '66 ? Probably ! My addiction is Styrene ! BTW , IMHO ; the Chevy Rallies  aren't .... just aren't .    Thanx .. :unsure:

Was there ever any model of a 1967 or 68 Olds 88? Like this one (1968):

tn_full_1968_Oldsmobile_Delta_88_Front_Q

1968_Oldsmobile_Delta_88_Rear_Quarter_vi

 

If not, this would be my wish for some of the master-builder/caster. I would love to have a model of this overlooked car. 1969/70 is nice as well, but not as exciting as 67/68.

 

 



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

I'd love to have one of these in resin. 4 door hardtop preferably. Years back when I lived in NY, there was a husband and wife that had a pair. A 2 door and a 4 door. They were both completely restored. Used to pull into all the local car shows and cruises with them. Neat cars, and it was always cool to see the 2 and 4 doors together. BTW dimaxion, I agree about the rims. They don't go well with the car IMO. 



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:11 PM

Looks like you could start with either AMT's New tool 66 Riv, or there old tool 69



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:40 AM

Looks like you could start with either AMT's New tool 66 Riv, or there old tool 69

 

A better start would be an AMT '67 Impala SS427. It will give the basic greenhouse floor interior and chassis. An AMT '69 Hurst Olds will yield a 455/Turbo 400.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:32 AM

Looks like that body would take quite a bit of kit-bashing to get it right. As Ron mentioned, you could use the AMT '67 Impala for starters, but maybe graft the greenhouse on a '66 Riv, as that has the "hips" that the '67 Olds has. Some stretching seems in order as well, as Olds' B-bodies were a bit longer than the Chevys or Rivieras for that matter. ;)


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:19 AM

The front looks quite similar to the 69 Cutlass, the rear fender tips remind me of the 1969/70 Olds Toronado.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:12 AM

The price of a resin is yet to be determined . The Female in the background picking her ; nose , teeth , or on a cell phone ... Priceless . ..lol.. Not trying to be insulting just funny as this is my view of the pic . It's funny to me . I have a junk '67 Impala (or could be a '68) body . It is the Custom Version molded Without a back-lite . I have also a junk '70 Olds Toronado Body if someone wants to try a Master for this one . PM me . I would like to trade your junk for mine .    Thanx ..