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#21 Rob Hall

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 12:55 PM

Hopefully the stock parts are there..perfect to build a worn work van or serial killer-type van (that's what these blind box style vans make me think of).

Edited by Rob Hall, 27 December 2011 - 05:46 AM.


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Posted 25 December 2011 - 01:16 PM

being this is a "custom van"... I don't hold high hopes for a stock accurate , full of stock parts,with re-installed proper lights and indicators

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 01:29 PM

With the retro 70s decals whats not to like other than I don't have one or two of them yet :lol: I wish they would do the early 70s Dodge vans :rolleyes:

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:51 AM

Yes , Dodge vans and Econoline vans would be welcome as well !
Of course , all stock parts should be included ( I never realised that the "Matilda" van had factory-stock parts in it ! ).

BTW , I never understood how the custom exhaust *worked* on the old AMT Chevy van kits ! I recognise the side pipes ; however , no headers or downpipes = how the heck is the custom exhaust connected ???

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:45 AM

Yes , Dodge vans and Econoline vans would be welcome as well !
Of course , all stock parts should be included ( I never realised that the "Matilda" van had factory-stock parts in it ! ).

AMT is reissuing the Econoline next year also (Vantom).

BTW , I never understood how the custom exhaust *worked* on the old AMT Chevy van kits ! I recognise the side pipes ; however , no headers or downpipes = how the heck is the custom exhaust connected ???

I just assume they weren't connected...just for show like the side pipes on '50s customs often were.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:52 PM

Hey Round - 2, I just happen to have some N O S Econoline trim . Ya need references , pictures , mesurements ......... see , I never left vans, everyone else did ! Ed Shaver

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:27 PM

I just assume they weren't connected...just for show like the side pipes on '50s customs often were.


They appear to just for show, it would be interesting to see somebody make headers that would connect to a set of 4 into 1 style sidepipes on these vans though........can't imagine which one I'd have less desite to fabricate and install, that setup in 1/24-1/25 or on the real thing!

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 08:44 PM

Just wondering- is this kit similar to the recent A-Team van reissue?

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:10 PM

The Rescue 911 vans still had quite a few of the MPC parts- they were missing the sink, but I think they still had the divider with the wacky glass, the skylight, the wood-texture inner side panels, and such. If they restored the original grille and the Cragars, I think they could easily bring the Dodge kits back as they were pre-Rescue 911 form.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:35 PM

I'm hoping the only difference will be the box art and decals, but they probably put the rear plate back on the driver side back doors and the body molds did need some repairs around the roof and drip railings.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:50 PM

I believe it is the A-Team GMC van, backdated.

And FWIW, I don't think the '71-'78 Dodge van kit(s) is(are) coming back, as I think MPC modified the tooling to make the Rescue 911 kit.


I'm pretty sure this is a reissue of the AMT Candy Van. I don't think the A Team GMC van kit has been released as anything but the A Team version?

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:59 PM

IIRC, the A-Team van had a stock '70's Chevy van grille, as well as the Chevy hubcaps and a bunch of other parts (stock and custom) not used on the A-Team version. At least the 2005-ish reissue did.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 11:50 PM

The A-Team van was a modified reissue of the AMT Chevy 125" wheelbase G Series cargo vans, which included the original Vantasy (with custom grill), Candy Van, all of which are based off the original AMT Fire Chief Chevy Van kit.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:12 PM

Correct.
ALL of the AMT Chevy/GM van kits are the same tooling set!
I have a built of the Rescue issue, the Penski set issue, as well as the Original A-Team kit.
It Did indeed have the Chevy Chrome tree i the box, just Not chrome plated
The Only differences in the current re-issue and the early issues are Open hood, & option
of Windowside passenger van or panel side cargo van, windows in the rear doors and the
Port holes from the Sunchaser/Kandy/KISS, etc issues of the Mid to late 70s.

I wish they would return the Passenger window van option to the kit (And maybe the Open Road
Mini Motor Home version too!)!!

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:17 PM

I wouldn't mind if they did a new 80's Passenger van body for the kit!

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:16 AM

I wouldn't mind if they did a new 80's Passenger van body for the kit!


Nice idea, however , I bet the accounting department is watching how many sell off this run .................. Ed Shaver

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:28 AM

...and all the AMT vans have a '71-72 style dash I think...

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:57 AM

Nice idea, however , I bet the accounting department is watching how many sell off this run .................. Ed Shaver


True, hopefully we'll buy enough to make it worth while!

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:59 AM

...and all the AMT vans have a '71-72 style dash I think...

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They do, even the A-Team ones, even though GM changed them signifigantly for '78 and later vans.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:31 AM

Id love to see the Chevy window van make a comeback or the Open Road van...I have them both and need parts for them but it would be nice to build reissues of them same for the 71 to 77 Dodge vans. Maybe they will add the roof ribs to make the Chevys more correct?....ether way they will sell...its a no brainer with all the builders wanting them.