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#1 DRG

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:16 AM

I bought this kits several weeks ago but just opened it and took a look.
I am impressed and will get a few lore of these.
Perhaps I'm not a Model expert but I like this a lot.
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Boy I can't wait to clear the bench and start on this one.


#2 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:30 AM

I've only built one so far in my time back in the hobby and I remember it went really well. It is a good kit.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:00 AM

I don't remember if it's this kit or the coupe, but I seem to remember one version of this '37 having mismatched directional wheels on one side.I haven't built one in ages, but I do like this kit. About my only real gripe is that Chevy engine. Groan...

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:10 AM

They are all pretty nice kits. I am glad to see they put the newer wheels in it. The only problem I have with it is that I like to build mine w/o bumpers. Doing so with this kit shows the inaccurate center panel on the rear. You can easily fix it by cutting from the body & gluing it onto the fenders. Really minor though.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:10 AM

I remember when this kit first came out back in 1987. It was an immediate hit. It builds up nicely and has that "not from the 60s" street rod look to it.

My only gripe, and its not really a gripe but an observation, is that the roof is chopped. Its a small chop, yes, maybe 2"-3" tops, but its not stock height. So much for my aspirations to do a stock '37. That aside, its a great kit, and the newer wheels are a nice addition.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:13 AM

I don't remember if it's this kit or the coupe, but I seem to remember one version of this '37 having mismatched directional wheels on one side.I haven't built one in ages, but I do like this kit. About my only real gripe is that Chevy engine. Groan...


Chuck, I think it was the droptop with the trailer that has the funky wheels. As for the Chevy engine being a "gripe", yeah I know smallblock Fords are the in thing but remember, this kit is vintage 1987 and for then, the 350 in the kit was state of the art...!

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:11 PM

Yeah... Sooooo glad the days of the SBC being the only choice are over! If I recall, the flattie from the '36 kit drops into this one without much effort. I think that's the route I'll go with mine. I'm thinking late '60's style custom rod, and just ignore the Mustang II IFS and Vette rear. (I admit to buying quite a few of these kits JUST for that MII frontend!)

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:35 AM

(I admit to buying quite a few of these kits JUST for that MII frontend!)


You and me both!

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:07 AM

That kit was one of the very first ones I built when I returned to modeling in the '80s. I had the version that was molded in orange. I painted the body Odds N Ends Tangerine and the fenders metallic brown ... it was pretty sharp!
I've bought at least one copy of every subsequent kit Revell has released from this tool. The latest updates to the coupe version, including a new TPI intake setup, are really sweet.
Since everyone else is airing their minor gripes with the kit, here's mine: I wish the fenders and floorboard had been molded separately. Would've made painting a lot easier.

The orange one in the old gray Monogram box art is actually the one I'm working with right now. The coupe version's TPI setup was VERY nice indeed, and the billet wheels were pretty nice, even though I'm not really a fan of billet wheels on fat fender cars.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:40 PM

Don:

Thanks for reviewing this kit. I always wondered what was inside and this tells me the kit is worth it....... the price point (compared too other things on the market) pretty much seals the deal. The subject is pretty interesting. I suspect I would do a very mild flat motor powered 50's hot rod with this......will be interested to see where you take yours....please keep us informed on what you do here!!!

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:47 PM

Ken and Dave are right= the buggy spring crossmember are gone from later issues, but the axle and hairpin are still there, or at least they've been there in every reissue I've had. Good parts box stuff.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 12:37 PM

you know what i would do if i had this kit. ill make it in to a kool rat rod with mim. rust flat black paint, a hemi, and red steelis, with white walls :lol: :lol: :lol: !!!!!

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 11:35 AM

Are you going to build it stocK? Got any ideas on the paint color?

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 11:44 AM

That's an excellent kit. I've done a couple of them. Whatever color you choose, please make it shiny.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 04:19 PM

That's an excellent kit. I've done a couple of them. Whatever color you choose, please make it shiny.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:17 AM

I built the origional version of this kit back I guess about 1989 mabye . I modified mine as I had a A M T 1936 Ford three window laying around too. I decided to combine the two and bamm, one 1937 Ford that wound up in the Amoco Projek diorama :
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I have to say the kit for what it consisted of went together well. I just wish stock pieces were part of the plan .... Ed Shaver

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 04:20 PM

FORGET ABOUT MY RAT ROD IDEA! :o :P BECUSE IM ALSO GETING THE SAME KIT as WELL. i mite think of turning it in to a kustom hot rod insted. next wed.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 04:25 PM

:P :o :lol: :lol: :lol: :P i mite go with a bobbed hood though? :lol: but god all thos extra parts that could be enoughth for all my projecs!!!!!

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:59 PM

I am currently working on this kit. The only problem I have had is getting the front wheels on the spindles.
I am not a fan of that at all. I would prefer the front to be a little more like the rear. It would make it easier to
mount the wheels than the spindles. I got mine on there but it wasnt easy.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:41 PM

i got the drive-in kit,it had no tires or drive-in Automatic Chevy ruined it (I like Chevy but get that auto away from a classic)