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#21 george 53

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:54 AM

Thank you for posting these pics. I had HEARD about it, but this is the first pics I've seen of it. Yeah, it looks to be a very nice kit. I can see it with a C-6 or so suspension. :lol: :D :) ;)

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 12:56 PM

I've read that there will be no hardtop, but the rear glass for one is in the test shot, so ???

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 01:08 PM

I hard top version would also be ultra cool.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:45 PM

I've read that there will be no hardtop, but the rear glass for one is in the test shot, so ???


Remember the '72 Olds was first intro'd w/o an up-top, yet it appeared with one on the second issue? I wonder if something similar is going on here? How much in that test shot is not destined for the first issue?

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:22 PM

I hope so. I am sure they will keep improving the kit before it finally gets released.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:31 PM

Just like with the Olds kit, if it doesn't come with a hard or uptop ,I won't be buying it. Even though they later released it with an uptop, by that time, I had completely lost interest and still haven't bought one. I hope they don't pull the same stunt with this kit.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:35 PM

These early 'Vettes look best with the top down, but if you want to build a race car the hardtop is needed.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:06 AM

Wouldn't a roll cage work in the convertible version?

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:19 AM

Is it just me or do the five spoke wheels look like they may be M/Ts.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:51 AM

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Just an observation:

If the glass for the hardtop pictured there is indeed lifted from the '59----- it won't be correct. In the 1:1 world, the "glass" (actually Plexiglas) was interchangeable for the '56-'60 hardtops, but due to the flatter convertible top lid of the '61-'62, the rear quarter glass and backlite had to be changed as well. Plans are still being finalized so I hope there's a hardtop or soft top. If not, that won't stop me from buying one-----I'll just find a junker hardtop out of the old AMT kit. :P

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 04:17 AM

My thoughts exactly, Bill. Heck, I didn't even know there WAS a difference in the hardtops for those years! Thanks for mentioning it, now I'll watch for them! I was just gonna throw a older roof on that rascal! Thanks! :D ;)

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 08:50 AM

I'm going to assume from the word "Roadster" and not "Convertible", that there are no plans a hard nor soft top for this kit. To me, roadster implies no top at all.

I am looking forward to seeing the custom wheels, though.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:41 AM

Know why I'm looking forward to this kit? And the ONLY reason?
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:53 AM

Why all the hate guys? You don't like this style Vette? It just seems to be a natural progression of the kit. Unless it IS all NEW tooling, as was mentioned. But It'sa nice lookin car so, how come so many folks think it's not a good or interesting kit? I'll buy one or two. I have the die-cast version and it's a nice kit. The roof THAT important? Just askin...... :)

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:27 AM


to some, yes.

even to build the Paris Fish street machine posted above will require that hardtop.

There are some images of it with the hardtop off, so if the kit ultimately ends up lacking it, no sweat off my back. And if it does end up having a hardtop (or convertible uptop), it'll probably end up in the spares pile as trade fodder.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:37 AM

The roof THAT important? Just askin...... :)


Yeah George, the roof is THAT important. In this day and age,there is no excuse for any convertible or roadster kit to come without a top. The '59 came with a top,so why should this kit NOT come with a top?? :wacko: I really like this year Corvette and will buy at least three of them. BUT, only if it has a top. No top, NO sale!

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:12 PM

I'm going to assume from the word "Roadster" and not "Convertible", that there are no plans a hard nor soft top for this kit. To me, roadster implies no top at all.


Corvette convertibles are generally referred to as roadsters although only the 53 to 55 models were true roadsters. True roadsters can have a top, but no roll up side windows, and use side curtains,

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:58 PM


Corvette convertibles are generally referred to as roadsters although only the 53 to 55 models were true roadsters. True roadsters can have a top, but no roll up side windows, and use side curtains,


Yes, and IIRC, the first Vipers ('93-'95?) were considered roadsters due to them having side curtains and not roll up windows until the later ones.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:18 PM

I can't recall if the Revell '58 and '59 (new tool) kits had uptops or hardtops or both.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:39 AM

I have to agree with Chuck and in all probability I will end up building the convertible just because I would like to feature the interior details.