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#1 Jantrix

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:06 AM

Like the title says, what kit(s) have you bought and parted out the most? And for what reason? Tell us what is so great about them.

For me it is the .....

AMT 73 "Black Cat" Cougar. They are cheap and easy to find. The 429ci engine is excellent and the chassis when cut down works well in the AMT 66 Mustang Coupe.

AMT '70 Superbee Pro-street. The chassis and engine are excellent and work great under most 1/25 scale full size Mopars with little modification.

#2 Nick Notarangelo

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:21 AM

to me any of the old Amt 3 in 1 kits from the 60s,and the affore mention SuperBee,RoadRunner,GTX kits from AMT,Ive used them in the old Dukes Charger and Dukes Police car kits.
Amt's 53 F100 kit alone just for the custom parts and kit extras.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:06 AM

any pro mod or pro stock kit, and the green corvette street machine

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:19 AM

I find I tend to part out a lot of AMT's '62 Impala SS convertibles and AMT's '34 Ford coupes.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:22 AM

My favorite would have to be the AMT '57 Corvette Street Machine. It has nice Pro Star wheels,nine inch Ford rearend,big block Chevy with an automatic, nice valve covers,intake and carburator. After that,the '70 Super Bee pro street for the back half of the chassis,wheels and tires.

#6 Erik Smith

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:30 AM

I like the Revell 49 Mercury. Extra sets of wheels and tires, a nice Cadillac engine, and some custom parts. I also like the AMT 67 Galaxies and Mercury Comets - mainly because they have some of the nicest engines (427s and 390s) in any kit and they are plentiful and cheap!

Great idea for a thread - I am always looking for kits that I don't care so much for the subject but would buy it if I knew it had some good parts.

I would also encourage photos, of which I will add later...

Like now:

Wheels, tires and engine from 49 Merc kit (Replicas and Miniatures has some Cadillac valve covers for it):

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Also - Rob, I pulled out my RC2 release (2004) of the Black Cat Cougar (I won it at an IPMS show) and noticed there are two engine blocks in the kit - any idea what the story is there? Also, I noticed there are a couple intake choices - I didn't really think much of this kit before so thanks for making me pull it out and look through it!

Edited by Erik Smith, 21 November 2011 - 05:54 AM.


#7 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:03 AM

Without question, there are two: 32 Ford and the 41 Willys. I'm starting to enjoy parting the 66 Nova too thanks Donn Yost!

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:10 AM

I like the Revell '32 Ford 3 window coupes for the wheels/tires and engine. For Mopars, the AMT '71 Duster, '68 Road Runner, '69 GTX kits for engines, engine compartment and chassis parts. For GMs, I like the Revell '98-02 Camaros and Firebirds for their engines...

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:45 PM

By far the Revell '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman.

#10 Chuck Most

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:59 PM

Revell's 32 Fords- but I actually build those as well.
Never have (likely never will) build the '66 Pro Street Nova, but I will raid it for parts.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:24 PM

In the late 70s -early '80s I parted out more than a couple of Revell Funnycars and Dragsters! Great engines and disc brakes in those. I also parted out a few L'il Gassers and Yellers for those GIGONDO slicks! Lately I have been parting out Fujimi 911 Porsches and Monogram, Jo-Han, Heller and Italieri Classic cars!! My tastse have changed abit but I still love the drag stuff!

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:41 PM

90s Corvette kits with the LT5 engines B)

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:33 PM

I like the 95 Saleen speedster mustang. It has the vortech style supercharged 351 Windsor with a t56 trans, disc brakes all around, and the wheels look ok on other late model cars. I've gutted a few of these recently and have only built 1, and it didn't fit together all that well, so they work good as parts.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:58 PM

68 and 69 RoadRunner/GTX, stock and Prostreet.. :D
70 Coronet, stock and Prostreet.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:14 PM

I've picked up the Pontiac Banshee for the high-tech twin tube chassis that works well for pro touring applications and the Rumblurrr (Snaptite) for the killer flame tread tires. They usually come pretty cheap in the junk boxes at swap meets.

I also bought a bunch of reissue Attempt 1 kits several years ago for the excellent Dragmaster Chassis, and pie crust slicks. The canopy would also work on some altered or LSR projects. They were 4 bucks a pop at a clearence center.

I almost forgot the Revell street rod kits with the Chrome Butterra IRS. I've used a couple of those too. Also pretty cheap.

Below are the Tires and the IRS

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 01:54 AM

what about the re-issue of the LRW in the coca cola version ?
it come with everything to build a bone stock A100 and will leave you with the complete running gear of the LRW, including its subframe

and with a coupon it can be had for under 10 bucks

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 02:08 AM

LRW?

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:48 AM

Hmmmm....The '60 Starliner sees a lot of duty as a chassis donor for several early- sixties Fords. I also like the '65 Galaxie for kitbashing the chassis with late- sixties Fords. I also like to do kitbashes with the '97- era F-150, as the variations are almost endless.Posted Image

'64 Mercury with chassis and floorpan from the Starliner.
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Model King '71 Thunderbird chassis with front suspension and rear axle from the '65 Galaxie.

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...which wound up with the Allison Thunderland body.

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'66 Mercury with chassis from '65 Galaxie. (RIP- fire victim).

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:42 AM

Z06 corvette and the 55 chevy pro sportsman kits have donated their drivetrains to quite a few of my builds.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:10 AM

Lindberg 64 Plymouths and Dodges for early Johan 60's Dodges and Plymouths. Revell 68-69 Dart chassis/inner fenders for under hood of Amt/MPC 69 Barracuda. Revell ProStreet 67 Chevelle chassis for any 60's A body GM products. Revell 69 Camaro chassis for the old AMT 72 Nova prior to Revell's Novas. Revell Thunderbolt chassis, engine, interior floor for AMT 64 Comet

Edited by jjsipes, 22 November 2011 - 06:11 AM.