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#61 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:36 AM

Danno, try the link again, did not come through.

#62 Danno

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

Danno, try the link again, did not come through.



Done. B)

#63 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

I like it. And you like it in your room, okay. But if you are not getting sunshine, you are not getting vitamin D.

Take your vitamins, Danno!

#64 horsepower

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

AMT's '62 Catalina custom has really nice looking tuck & roll upholstery.


Actually the interior in the '62 Catalina is "Diamond tuck" not tuck & roll, these seats work well for a custom seat in many early ('50's-'60's) pickup models.

#65 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:22 AM

Del, I think it's the interior that makes that kit so wonderful. I love it.

#66 Chuck Most

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:43 AM

The AMT 1960 Starliner has two complete F.E. engines ( 352 / 360 / 390 c.i.d. ) with attached transmissions (3-speed O.D.) , and 3 induction options ( single 4Bbl , three 2Bbls or two 4Bbls ) .

Just to clarify- only the most recent issues of the kit come with two engines- the earlier, separate stock and custom versions only come with one engine each- four bbl in the stocker and a choice of three twos or dual quads in the custom version.

#67 Erik Smith

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

Just to clarify- only the most recent issues of the kit come with two engines- the earlier, separate stock and custom versions only come with one engine each- four bbl in the stocker and a choice of three twos or dual quads in the custom version.


This one:

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The only problem is the steel wheels don't fit the stock tires. The other versions, as noted, omitted some parts - not only engine but wheels as well.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:05 PM

I hope the diamond tuck seats from the 62 Catalina can be modified to fit the Revell 57 Ford.... B)

I love taking parts from...
AMT 49 Merc for lots of reasons
AMT 51 Chevy Cruzin' USA
AMT 57 Ford early edition

Edited by thatz4u, 15 November 2012 - 02:10 PM.


#69 Harry P.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

Totally off topic... but I love the Beach Boys song "In My Room."

Thanks, Danno... ;)

#70 martinfan5

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

Totally off topic... but I love the Beach Boys song "In My Room."

Thanks, Danno... ;)


Speaking of rooms and Danno :lol:

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

Hi there all I'm not sure if this thread has been used yet or not ? But does anyone have a master list of model kits that are souly used just for parts only?Example wheels,tires,engines,chassis and so on ?



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

Don't think there is a "Master List", as each builder uses what he/she needs for their build.



#73 Casey

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

Hi there all I'm not sure if this thread has been used yet or not ? But does anyone have a master list of model kits that are souly used just for parts only?Example wheels,tires,engines,chassis and so on ?

 

Yep, lots of times. Try "donor" in the Gen Disc search box and you'll find a bunch of different topics on pasts donor kits, like this one: http://www.modelcars...nor#entry558634

 

The problem with a master list is that not everyone will agree the valve covers from the Matt & Debbie Hay Pro Street T-bird or the BFG tires from the MPC Toypta Supra are he best, and so on. Opinions will vary wildly, and what you think may be a great kit or part, I may think just the opposite.

 

Maybe listing your favorite kits which you use as a parts donor might work better? There may even be an existing topic like that, too.



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

i have a few differnt kits that i only bought as donor kits

most of those are bought with a specific build in mind and even than only if i could get a good deal on the donor kit

the only i would say for sure belongs on this list is the AMT 70 superbee pro stock kit

and not because it is not a good build up, but because it is the epidemy off pro street donor kit

with a minumin off effort this chassis and rolling gear can be adapted to just about any model you want

AND YOU GET A DOHC HEMI IN THE DEAL

this is the only kit i will buy when i get a deal on it no mather how many there are in my stash



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

Donor kits are up to the individual builder as each builder has their favorite. A couple of mine are the Little Red Wagon kit and the Color Me Gone '64 Dodge Super Stock kit. I used to buy Sox & Martin '71 Cudas way back to use as parts kits as well.



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

i have a few differnt kits that i only bought as donor kits

most of those are bought with a specific build in mind and even than only if i could get a good deal on the donor kit

the only i would say for sure belongs on this list is the AMT 70 superbee pro stock kit

and not because it is not a good build up, but because it is the epidemy off pro street donor kit

with a minumin off effort this chassis and rolling gear can be adapted to just about any model you want

AND YOU GET A DOHC HEMI IN THE DEAL

this is the only kit i will buy when i get a deal on it no mather how many there are in my stash

 

Ditto.. My #1 Fav Donor.  :D



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

For me, The Momogram/Revell 1/32 scael Mack CF Pumper kit.

I have built 2 of them mostly out of the box. Now all I get are Kitbash/Scratchbuild fuel.

I have had as many as 20+ of them.

2 more pumpers in progress are a back-dated  design, & an open cab.

I have a Heavy Rescue, Aerialscope & tractor-drawn Tanker in progress too.

Actually the Tanker is a restoration/replacement as I found the cab a few months ago and need to 

almost completely rebuild it. (many missing parts!!)

 

I am now thinking of a straight tanker, Buldog rear mount ladder, Mid mount ladder, and a Tractor-Drawn ladder.

(just need good pic's measurements for that one!)

 

Also, the Modern Tool AMT 58 EDSEL Pacer.

I have a few of those started/in-progress too!!


Edited by Edsel-Dan, 03 January 2013 - 07:27 PM.


#78 Tom Geiger

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

I know a couple of guys who love to use the Miss Deal Studebaker chassis for builds. I guess that's what you'd call a good donor kit.

Me? I have a couple of each of the old standards parted out in shoe boxes. Cars like the AMT '57 Chevy and Ford, AMT '55 and '57 Chevy pickups, AMT '53 Ford pickups, Revell 50 Ford Pickups. I manage to pull parts off those old staples for a variety of projects.

Edited by Tom Geiger, 03 January 2013 - 07:50 PM.


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

As mentioned above, Miss Deal Studebaker is great chassis, engine, suspension etc. donor-kit. Basically everything except the body can be used well with other body, too. I built the '59 Simca Gasser, I've seen it also under couple of Impalas, Fairlanes, Chargers etc.

 

Another one is either Revell's '67 Chevelle (The California Wheels release) where you can get the stock taillight panel for the Pro Street kit, or then just the Pro Street kit for the engine, interior and chassis to fit inside the stock body.

 

Revell Pro Sportsman '55 and '57 Chevrolets (And of course other tube frame Drag Cars like the Jukebox Ford, Christine ProMod, Pro Stock kits........), their chassis and drivetrain is nice to fit under another body to make unique Drag Racer...

 

Revell's Chi Town Hustler is also great for wheels and tires, especially the wheels are excellent. Of course the engine and frame can be used, too.

 

...And there are so many more.



#80 ChrisR

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

I have a few each of the Revell '32 Ford versions and the AMT '32 Vicky.