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#41 noname

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:06 AM

Personally, I think all convert. body styles should include the uptop. That way the company can ensure they make a few more sales for what is probably not much money out of their pocket for the extra plastic. Some uptops add an extra bit of character.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:36 AM

Who knows, maybe they'll pop a 61 vette with a roof if they don't do it with this one. I know I bought both the 58 and 59, and they are basically the same car/kit. I'll get this one, the roof doesn't make any difference to me. It's a NICE lookin car with or without a roof to me. :) ;)

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 06:10 AM

Ditto on that, George.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:36 AM

Not a big deal to me if a roof is included or not...I have the hardtop from the AMT '62 anyway (have several of those kits). Would the convertible uptop for a '58-60 be similar?

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 03:48 PM

The roof is the same, it's the rear glass and the molding below it that are different.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 05:53 AM

The rear clip character ridge is there on the new '62 body.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 06:21 AM

So, if the roof is the same, then all we need to do is put in the small little 1/4 glass panels that are behind the door line? Maybe? :huh:

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:33 AM

Based on Garry's profile shot above, this is another diecast-to-styrene kit from Revell. It's the "Route 66" Vette from a few years back.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:44 AM

I just picked up 'The Corvette Black Book' , no mention of color listed for Hardtop colors are listed . The soft tops wewe either black ; 4,727 & white ; 6,625 . Thanx ..

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:52 AM

I just picked up 'The Corvette Black Book' , no mention of color listed for Hardtop colors are listed . The soft tops wewe either black ; 4,727 & white ; 6,625 . Thanx ..


Every '62 Corvette I've ever seen (as a kid in the '60's and currently) had body colored hardtops. As I mentioned in a previous post, Chevrolet was getting away from two-toning come '62, as you could no longer get the two toning in the cove area. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen a stock '56-'60 'Vette's hardtop any other color but body color. ;)

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:58 AM

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Looking at the rocker panels, is the ribbed rocker molding to be a separate chrome piece?? I don't see it molded in the body there............

If it is, that'll make an easier conversions to a '61.

Edit: Never-mind, I see it in the previous test shot pic. ;)

Edited by MrObsessive, 02 December 2011 - 08:00 AM.


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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:42 AM

Hard to resist already thinking of ideas! Thanks for keeping the energy high and going on this thread.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:49 AM

Based on Garry's profile shot above, this is another diecast-to-styrene kit from Revell. It's the "Route 66" Vette from a few years back.

While this kit no doubt uses much of the engineering design from the diecast Route 66 model, and probably a bit from the '58-59, it is a distinct item. Note the separate frame and floor pan, rear suspension, exhaust system, wipers, door handles, headlight bezels, etc. Also, the entire casting of the diecast body is solid from the front of the front wheel wells forward.

Most of you probably know this, but in case someone doesn't, an excellent site to see lots of Corvettes in their various color/option/power combinations is proteam-corvettes.com. Their inventory changes quite often, so if you watch once a month for a year or so, you will see many dozens of different Corvettes, with very complete descriptions. Photos aren't always great, but they are decent, with many exterior views and detail shots.

I am also excited about the release of this kit. That is actually an understatement. I am about to pee in my pants.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:58 AM

LOL! You are beginning to sound just like EYEGORE. Stay away from fire hydrants! :lol:

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:59 AM

Based on Garry's profile shot above, this is another diecast-to-styrene kit from Revell. It's the "Route 66" Vette from a few years back.


Per the conversation I had with the folks from Revell who were at the last Toledo NNL, it's an all new tool not a repop of the "Route 66" diecast kit. Is there anyone here who has the diecast kit to compare ?

-Steve

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:07 PM

From what i've seen (going by the custom '20 mag wheels), it looks like a new body ontop of the Monogram 59 2-in-1 that was out a decade ago (and is bat-s**t crazy rare nowadays)

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:42 PM

I have one of the "Route 66" Diecast kit.
I would have to dig for it though.
All I have done to it, is paint the white walls on the tires

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:59 PM

I'm looking forward to it, One of my favorite years for Corvettes.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:00 PM

I love the "new tooling" idea behind it.

I see lots of gassers in our future!

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:06 PM

I have 4 of the AMT '62s (incl. an original issue w/ the opening decklid) but I can definitely see getting a couple of the new one...one to do stock and one to do Pro Touring style...w/ a modern Corvette drivetrain maybe..