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#21 Terry Sumner

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

I have the Lindberg 61 Impala but it's one of the originals with the badly misshapen cowl. Is there a way of knowing which kit has the later corrected cowl? Is the box art different on the corrected ones? When I search the kit on eBay it comes back with a number of different box arts...just want to know which one is the corrected body....

I have the issue with the red car on the top with a mostly white background

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:01 AM

I have the issue with the red car on the top with a mostly white background


I have the exact same version . I didn't know of any issues with the body so I just opened my and ck'd it,,,,all is good ( on mine at least it is anyway )

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:06 AM

 Hi All ,,,before i click the add to cart buy now button on a Lindberg 61 chevy SS 409 ,,,, is this kit good ,, bad or just ok ,, it's the only 61 Chevy SS i can find , much thanks,  Anne



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:11 AM

Hi Anne... I thought the Lindberg 61 Impala kit was pretty good myself...nice detail and built pretty nicely so Id say it was a good kit in my opinion.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:11 AM

  I've seen several done and never heard of any issues . I have one to do but it's  a ways down the list



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:38 AM

ok cool , thanks guys , and with that ,,,,,, click and done and bought !!



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:50 AM

Yep, very nice kit.  I haven't built mine yet either. :P



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:02 AM

well if this one gets built i will be amazed ,, so far this week i bought 11 cars , yikes i am nuts :wacko:



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:19 AM

Feel free to send some to me! :lol:



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:26 AM

Just 11 ? must be a newbie :D



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:42 AM

Excelente kit! You will no be disappointed!



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:43 AM

just 11 ,,,,, i am just getting warmed up , but dont get me started on guitars !!!!001-60.jpg



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:44 AM

Sounds like you're on the right track... Most of us have a buy to build ratio that's a little one sided :D



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:11 AM

Kyle, where in MN are you?



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:16 AM

Nice shot!

Got a soft spot for Gretschs, huh?



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:01 AM

just 11 ,,,,, i am just getting warmed up , but dont get me started on guitars !!!!001-60.jpg

 

Holy cow, I thought there were just the 5, then took a better look and saw the rest. :o



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:08 AM

Most of the newer kits by Lindberg are worth building.  The '53 Ford and '61 Chevy are really nice, so's the older 1/20 scale kits if you can find them. 



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:50 AM

Anna, the VERY early issues of that kit WERE kinda "Twonked". They had a windsheild/cowl area that was more rounded that it SHOULD have been. It was released LIKE THAT. When the buying public informed Lindburg their mistake, they REMOVED it and RE TOOLED it to it's proper, present form. BOTH kits build up VERY nicely, and ,to be honest with you, they BOTH LOOK good when done. If you weren't told, or didn't really know WHAT a REAL 61 Impala looked like, you probably wouldn't tell.It was only the HARDTOP, the Convert came out AFTER the retooling, so it's cool.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:50 PM

Builds up nice.  Tyres seem a little undersized (I replaced them) and the stance needs adjusting if you want it to look like Don's (I went up at the front & down at the back)

DynoDon61003.jpg


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:35 AM

Anna, the VERY early issues of that kit WERE kinda "Twonked". They had a windsheild/cowl area that was more rounded that it SHOULD have been. It was released LIKE THAT. When the buying public informed Lindburg their mistake, they REMOVED it and RE TOOLED it to it's proper, present form. BOTH kits build up VERY nicely, and ,to be honest with you, they BOTH LOOK good when done. If you weren't told, or didn't really know WHAT a REAL 61 Impala looked like, you probably wouldn't tell.It was only the HARDTOP, the Convert came out AFTER the retooling, so it's cool.

 

 

Allen,

You happen to have a comparison pic.? I'm trying to picture this issue and ck the one kit I have here.

 

Did or does or will  Lindberg replace bodies like on kits with issues ?