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


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#61 ranma

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:37 PM

Mybe Dr.Cranky can make it into a texaco tow truck? be cool if he did . got mine at hobby lobby 40 percent off.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:57 PM

Why is there six sets of instructions?

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:06 PM

6 for spanish,german,french,italin ect. other than that they are genaric.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:06 PM

just picked mine up at michaels this past weekend with a 50% off coupon, and it also came with 6 sets of instruction sheets. Not all in the same print. First kit that I ever got like this.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:14 PM

Wish they would have made a tow truck option for it.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:39 PM

Thanks to Ed Shaver I have a tow truck option. :P :P :P

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:43 PM

6 for spanish,german,french,italin ect. other than that they are genaric.

They could save themselves a lot of paper if they made the instructions exploded views with each step numbered in the order of assembly. No English, German, French, Spanish, or Swahili required. ;)

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:57 PM

I've bought two of these- each included one instruction sheet. Never fails I get the oddballs...

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:12 PM

They could save themselves a lot of paper if they made the instructions exploded views with each step numbered in the order of assembly. No English, German, French, Spanish, or Swahili required. ;)


If there is a Swahili version, I'm in. :D

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:58 PM

i dunno, Harry; that was a symptom of the decline in kit quality in the late '70's.... take out the text and take away the coolness of named accessory parts...... but i don't know why we'd need six languages for kits sold HERE.....

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 02:04 AM

I've bought two of these- each included one instruction sheet. Never fails I get the oddballs...

do you really want the 5 extra? seems a waste of paper to me

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:09 AM

utumizi kituo lori



If there is a Swahili version, I'm in. :D



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Posted 07 December 2011 - 01:27 PM

Maybe they will do the coca cola one again or the street version.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:37 PM

The way I see it kit bash the 77' GMC Wrecker and this and you have a tow truck.I think I'm going to combine parts from thoses two and use on my 64 chevy stepside.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:42 PM

This thread never really "reviewed" this reissue with pics or anything, but since the new issue of MCM reviewed it and mentioned that a Suburban transkit would be a welcome piece in the aftermarket, I thought I'd post a pic of a built RMR 'burb:

Thread here:

http://www.modelcars...l=suburban&st=0

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:25 PM

I have to get one of these. If the only real problem is too many instruction sets, that must mean the rest of the kit is amazing.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:40 AM

I have to get one of these. If the only real problem is too many instruction sets, that must mean the rest of the kit is amazing.


Well if you ever built the '50 Chevrolet 3100 kit back in the early '90's, that's all this is with a few newly tooled parts and decal sheet for the "Texaco Service Truck". For a 15-18 year old tool that's been issued as many times as it has everything in my kit is as crisp as the original issue I have.

Can't help but think this might have been a few bucks cheaper if you weren't paying Chevron the licensing fees, and it had just been re-popped like the other kits of it's era that Round 2 has done ('70 1/2 Camaro , '66 442, '55 Chevrolet Cameo, etc.) But I see the big picture, much like the kits with the Coke connection, they will sell a pile to people with no intention of building it, but collect period service station memorabilia, and/or Texaco & Chevron collectibles.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:15 PM

These are from a previous (post-Street Machine version, as I see a custom tail pan), but should suffice, at least to show some details of the straight six engine:

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:50 AM

I GOT 6 SETS OF INSTRUCTIONS.I'M GLAD I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE AND I HAVE NO CLUE WHY!!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:58 PM

I bought one of these a month or so ago and it had at least six instruction books in it. I have since traded it but I will buy another one. I was disappointed with the amount of flash the kit has now, I built the original issue of this kit and it was almost totally flash free. It's amazing the molds have worn so much and I hope it isn't a sign of things to come for all of the new, nice, AMT kits.