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AMT '50 Chevy Pickup - Doctor Cranky's All-Time Favorite Kit Is Getting Re-Released


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#1 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:14 AM

Yes, my friends, Doctor Cranky is very happy about this, and it sounds like if they've retooled a bit of the kit. I hope it comes with a lowered suspension, etc . . . if you guys know more information about this, please share it:

http://www.modelroun...t-p/amt-679.htm

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:33 AM

Very KOOL!!! Looks like another '50 to add to the stash... LOL

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:59 AM

Now I just might have to buy one or two of those myself.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:21 AM

Thats etty slick! I might have to get a few for myself. :D

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:23 AM

I know i want one!! :D

#6 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:27 AM

We will buy a whole bunch, but I am wondering if anyone else further information on what would be "new" about the kit, other than the decals, etc . . . does anybody have more information on this one?

When Wally World used to sell them for 8.99 I bought an whole bunch, but now my stash is way low. I'd love to see the street version of this come out with a retooled suspension, etc . . .

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:08 AM

I can't get the link to work ...What kit is it ?

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:16 AM

I can't get the link to work ...What kit is it ?

AMT '50 Chevy pickup with Texaco livery, Walt. ;) Took a while for the link to work for me, too. (Dial up...)
Wonder if it comes with that oh-so-prominent push bumper shown on the box?

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:54 AM

Here's what the ad says:

* Scale: 1/25
* Skill Level: 2 (ages 10 and up)
* Glue assembly, paint required
* Molded in white, plus clear and chrome parts with black vinyl tires
o Modern generation kit engineering
o Deluxe retro packaging with optional parts
o Retro styled packaging licensed by Chevron/Texaco


I am excited about what this "modern generation kit engineering" could be.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:35 AM

I think they're just hyping up the fact it's a relatively recent tool, as opposed to an old 'slab chassis' deal, and that it isn't the snap kit.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:43 AM

I have been wanting to get a 50 Chevy for awhile, but always pushed back the thought, but I'm getting 1 when it comes out!

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 12:57 PM

Chuck, it looks like this one is going to have all sorts of added parts to it, including that front bumper!

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 06:59 PM

Doc I cant wait to see ya build one!

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 04:54 AM

That and the kit already makes it a must-buy. Can't wait.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 10:01 AM

Hopefully we will see some new parts, especially that barn door front bumper. But no matter what, this is a great little kit and has been a modeler's favorite since its introduction in 1994. Shawn Carpenter has a 1950 GMC conversion for this, and I remember more than one resin caster has a van/delivery body for this kit. 1954 cab conversions were available from All American Models and F&F Resin Casting, but sadly both are now out of production (hey resin casters! Here is an opportunity!!!)

What I would personally LOVE to see is a resin ice cream truck conversion, including those all too prominent Good Humor or Bungalow Bar decals! What do you guys think?

Edited by larrygre, 03 April 2011 - 10:02 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:52 AM

Mark, I have one of those too and we are thinking alike . . . a whole scene is what Doctor Cranky would prescribe for pure fun and eye-candy-age! :lol: :lol:

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 01:59 PM

Very generous of you. If I recall, that Gas Station kit costs about 45 dollars. I got mine from a friend. But I'm just curious what that kit would go for these days. Let me guess, 45? :D

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:06 AM

Thanks for that Mark. Great research! Now I can drag our my MRC Texaco kit and have at it!

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:44 AM

The push bumper was NOT in the 2000 release of the 3100 so at least that will be added or readded to the kit. If they are adding that maybe we will see a few extra parts too. I will be picking one up and if it has some cool additions the old release doesn't have I might get more than one.


2-Actual 1/1 station plans:

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Thanks for posting. A fun little note - The men's room has interior access and the womens restroom is accessed only from the outside. They would never be allowed to be built like that today, lol. They would be sued to fast, lol.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 12:30 PM

Hopefully we will see some new parts, especially that barn door front bumper. But no matter what, this is a great little kit and has been a modeler's favorite since its introduction in 1994. Shawn Carpenter has a 1950 GMC conversion for this, and I remember more than one resin caster has a van/delivery body for this kit. 1954 cab conversions were available from All American Models and F&F Resin Casting, but sadly both are now out of production (hey resin casters! Here is an opportunity!!!)

What I would personally LOVE to see is a resin ice cream truck conversion, including those all too prominent Good Humor or Bungalow Bar decals! What do you guys think?



Yep I also woud love to see an ice cream truck conversion. Drop a blown motor in it......Good Zumor......todays spececial.....225 MPH!!!!!