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#1 Casey

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 05:21 AM

Any issues to be aware of with this kit, beside the front axle which needs to be repositioned slightly? No warpage, ill-fitting parts, etc? Any issues with the re-issued version from 2009?

 

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 05:35 AM

None to speak of other than that axle issue. This was originally an Ertl kit, and it's a cut or two above the typical AMT truck kit from the same period of time.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 05:42 AM

it's a cut or two above the typical AMT truck kit from the same period of time.

 

Does that generally hold true for all of the Ertl International kits?



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 05:51 AM

All but the Scout II. That one was so simplified it would have made a Monogram engineer at the time blush. :rolleyes: The Payhauler 350 kit? That's something else entirely... size, parts count, you name it.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:10 AM

All but the Scout II. That one was so simplified it would have made a Monogram engineer at the time blush.

 

 

I've seen pics of the contents, and the wheelbacks were enough to turn me off. Thanks for the info.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 07:45 AM

I built several original ERTL Internationals (Transtar II and 4300 Eagle, Paystar 5000) - crisp mouldings with fine detail, superb instructions which leave no questions - for me the "Tamiya" of truck kits.

The only issue I remember is a slightly warped hood on the 4300  that did not close exactly (this one has been modified, the donor kit has been turned into a daycab).

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:57 PM

good lookin brougham !

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 02:49 PM

What's the difference between the 4300 and this one

 

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besides the sleeper?  My favorite box art  :wub:

 

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Edited by mk11, 13 April 2014 - 02:53 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:48 PM

The 4300 is the long hood & the 4200 is the short hood.  I think the 4200 also had the Cummins V903 instead of the International V800, but I'm not positive.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 04:51 PM

Jim your bang on! and air ride suspension.


Edited by Mr mopar, 13 April 2014 - 04:51 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:50 PM

They also did a "racing" version- that's one I'd love to see reissued.



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:05 AM

Didn't the 4270 kit have Hendrickson walking-beam suspension instead of air-ride? I have several built-up Ertl International's and one has the walking-beam set up... I haven't compared hood length between that one and the 4300's...