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#1 BIGTRUCK

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 09:54 AM

I noticed a few questions on this kit, so I cracked one open to give you an idea of whats inside . The turntable and ball bearing kit is bagged by itself , chrome is bright , some mold lines and slight flash on the body, Goodyear big an littles are bagged with the rear red glass , [you might want to pull that lens out before it sticks to a tire],clear glass bagged by itself as is the steering wheel. The only thing not present is the lubrication capsule for the turntable. The 2006 Toy Fair exclusive is done in white plastic.
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 11:20 AM

Thank you very much. Just bought one. :D

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 05:52 PM

The box art is nothing to write home about but the kit is well received!
I wish the folks at AMT would pull there heads out... and produce some decent artwork for the boxes!!
But then that would require some ....
THOUGHT!!!

And we know that they don't want to do that....

#4 samdiego

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 06:18 AM

I put one together, typical ancient kit problems. My frame was really twisted, but fixable. The Cragers and Bluestreaks are sweet. A more exotic powerplant would've been nice. And of course the styling is still controversial. It built up well and I'm glad to have it.
Does anyone know the history behind the radical change from Dream Rod to Tiger Shark?

#5 larrygre

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:15 AM

Someday, I plan to pull this puppy out of storage and attempt to convert it back to the original Car Craft Dream Rod. That is, when I find some really good references on it.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 06:32 AM

Hey Larry!!!!
Going to GSL this year?

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 08:33 AM

As much as I'd love to, Jairus, I don't think I'll be able to go. :cry:

Perhaps next year, my friend.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 08:55 AM

those headlights on the tiger shark crack me up, light up one side of the road, about 6 inches from the front of the car. lets see you get *that* licensed in cali!!!

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 01:46 PM

Does anyone cast the parts need to convert this kit to the dream rod ?

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 04:16 PM

Someday, I plan to pull this puppy out of storage and attempt to convert it back to the original Car Craft Dream Rod. That is, when I find some really good references on it.

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I have both the car Craft Dream rod and the Tiger shark Modifying the Tiger shark back to the dream rod would Require quite a bit of scratch building as they changed just about everything except the basic chassis. The Dream rods still show up on ebay with mint originals usually going for about $100. while steep it is well worth the money not to have to go through all the work.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 04:22 PM

Does anyone cast the parts need to convert this kit to the dream rod ?


A resin caster and I talked about doing this back when this was released but the sheer number of parts that would have to be cast would make the Resin kit more expensive than a mint original. (plus you would have to sell a lot of them just to pay for the rubber. I have a couple of these, if there is enough interest I would be willing to sacrifice one of my originals to make a simplified resin kit (with out the opening doors and with trim molded on rather than separate) If anyone is interested email me at editor@eastcoastcarnews.com