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#21 Casey

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 03:54 PM

The late '90s stock re-issue version of the '70 Super Bee never came with the prototype Hemi engine, nor the Pro Street parts. I never bought the Pro Street version, so did it come with all of the stock parts, too (i.e. stock chassis, rear suspension, interior, etc.)?

Saying Round2 should've included ALL the parts from both the stock and Pro Street issues is wishful thinking, since they never were all included in one kit box to my knowledge.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 11:05 PM

I remember the Pro-Street version, as I was working in a hobby shop in 1996. Always wanted it but thought it was a little hokey looking. Man do I kick myself in the butt now for NOT getting it!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:10 AM

Technically, this prototype DOHC Hemi engine was available only in the '70 Coronet Super Bee Pro Street kit, but this seems like a good place to post reference pics of the engine:

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The real engine:

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:56 AM

Okay, diverting the OP...
I didn't know they made that engine as I was reading this yesterday:
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And thought that it woul be cool engine to throw into something.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:46 PM

I doubt you will ever see the 68-70 MoPar's with Both Pro-Street & Stock options in the
same box as they require separate chassis pans. Rememberm the Pro-Street has tubbed
rear wheel wheels for those monstrosities they call tires.

Not that they can't, but they would have to use a larger box for it to fit. They can and ocassionally do
include both engine options, but not both chassis'

I have the retro-Deluxe type box art re-issue of the 70. I do wish the Police parts were still there!!
I want to say when they finally offered the 69 GTX hardtop in Stock, they may have included 2 engines too.
I need to dig that one out and look at it again.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:01 PM

The stock 69 GTX included the Hemi- stock or cross ram but no twin cam heads as well as the 440 with both 4 or 6 barrel induction

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

Round2 should release that DOHC Hemi as a "Parts Pack" deal , and cast-up a 727 as an option to go behind it ...

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:06 PM

Be very careful with the decals in this kit . They look better than they are . They tear very easy . I ended up having to use other decals from a different kit cause both sets that i tried to apply ripped :(

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:58 AM

He's right, the decals are very fragile. I really wanted to use the black Super Bee side stripes. Got one side put on, then the other side tore in two with no way of fixing it (too small to work with). My kit also contained a lot of flash which resulted in alot of trimming. Not one off my favorite kits at all.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:59 PM

Folks, the recent mpc 1970 coronet kit share 3 or 4 entire plastic tree with the 1968 roadrunner amt "muscle cars" series kit.

 

Looks like MPC wanted to re-issue it's old kit using some of the more realistic part trees from the more recent amt kit. It's exactly the same mold. They must have signed an agreement to use AMT mold. Was a cheaper solution than having to spend several thousand bucks creating new molds.

 

Thats the reason the kit displays two dashes, several extra parts and fitting problems.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

AMT & MPC have been ONE company for Almost 25 years!!. Ever since Ertl bought them.

No agreement needed

Yes, the Chassis/engine parts in this 70 Coronet Super Bee Are from the Modern tool 68 Road Runner/69 GTX.

The Windows are also from them!

This kit has been called a Boxed Kitbash kit Since the First re-issue.

 

The Original Chassis/engine is likely what you get in the Roscoe Police car or 74 GTX/Road Runner/Daisey Duke kit

 

I do wish the Original kits Rally wheels were included.

I am getting tired of ONLY the 5 spoke rims in ALL of Round2's MoPar kits

 

What happened to all the Hubcap options in these Old kits too??



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:50 AM

Good deal! I would love to get my hands on that HEMI and pop a few resin casts! B)

 

 

pm me an address and I'll mail you one.

I've got a couple of them



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:35 AM

Missing Link makes a real nice R/T convertable body/interior for this kit, has the pitchfork hood, platform interior with seperate side panels, convert boot & PE badges. The side scoops are molded on the body. Pretty sure they'll sell the hood separately if you ask nice. I would post pics but I've misplaced my SD card for the camera.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:25 AM

I believe that you can get the "pitchfork" hood from : www.smblockdodgeresins.webbs.com also.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

AMT & MPC have been ONE company for Almost 25 years!!. Ever since Ertl bought them.

No agreement needed

Yes, the Chassis/engine parts in this 70 Coronet Super Bee Are from the Modern tool 68 Road Runner/69 GTX.

The Windows are also from them!

This kit has been called a Boxed Kitbash kit Since the First re-issue.

 

The Original Chassis/engine is likely what you get in the Roscoe Police car or 74 GTX/Road Runner/Daisey Duke kit

 

I do wish the Original kits Rally wheels were included.

I am getting tired of ONLY the 5 spoke rims in ALL of Round2's MoPar kits

 

What happened to all the Hubcap options in these Old kits too??

Thanks Daniel. Didnt know AMT/MPC was the same company. I should've googled it before commenting...lolll   And yes you're right...Dog dish wheels should ALWAYS be included in all modern mopar kits aside magnum and rally wheels.  Those three rims options should be available in all mopar kits.  


Edited by mopar_guy1, 12 January 2013 - 08:11 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

After reading this post you've got me wanting to get one of these kits. Never though much of it, being so much like the 68 RoadRunner/69GTX kits.  They were a little off in soooo many ways but built up fairly well.  Got to get me a Super Bee...



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

this is one of those kits if you have any of the other mopar kits from the 70's "ie dukes charger" you can update the chassis an drive line with,plus you can also use the other engine in it to update the mill in the little red express pick up to freshen it up also.



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:37 AM

The pitch fork hood is also available from Modelhaus.



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

Let me throw a recommendation into the mix here :

If anyone wants to build their '70 Super Bee with the plain , base , no-optional-wheels , get some plain steelies from whatever source (the recent Dirty Donny Chevy Van has some nice steelies) , then buy the superb hub caps from Missing Link Resins !

They're truly works of art !

They're also correct for any 1969-1975 Dodge A, B, C or E Body , and trucks / vans as well .

You won't be disappointed with Kevin's (Missing Link , extraordinare) resin parts !



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:02 AM

AMT & MPC have been ONE company for Almost 25 years!!. Ever since Ertl bought them.

No agreement needed

Yes, the Chassis/engine parts in this 70 Coronet Super Bee Are from the Modern tool 68 Road Runner/69 GTX.

The Windows are also from them!

This kit has been called a Boxed Kitbash kit Since the First re-issue.

 

The Original Chassis/engine is likely what you get in the Roscoe Police car or 74 GTX/Road Runner/Daisey Duke kit

 

I do wish the Original kits Rally wheels were included.

I am getting tired of ONLY the 5 spoke rims in ALL of Round2's MoPar kits

 

What happened to all the Hubcap options in these Old kits too??

If I remember correctly, the Roscoe chassis is the same as the Joker Goon Car chassis, which is nothing like the '68, 69 and '70 B-body chassis that AMT/Ertl produced.