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#61 mikemodeler

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:39 PM

Gerry,

I bet I have spent close to an hour studying those instructions, you got me distracted from doing work!

I did notice that the engine assembly looks to have an EFI set up instead of a carb, wonder if that was intentional by Revell?

Thanks again!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:42 PM

I did notice that the engine assembly looks to have an EFI set up instead of a carb, wonder if that was intentional by Revell?

I noticed that...I'll have to dig out my original issue Monogram GMC pickup..don't recall if that was there or added in some later kit (the Chevy stepside 4x4 pickup reissued in the '90s that probably shares tooling). Looks like it has a custom steering wheel also.
I've never seen a pickup like that w/ the spare tire attached to the tailgate, that looks odd...but that detail can be left off.

Edited by Rob Hall, 30 July 2012 - 12:42 PM.


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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:12 PM

I noticed that...I'll have to dig out my original issue Monogram GMC pickup..don't recall if that was there or added in some later kit (the Chevy stepside 4x4 pickup reissued in the '90s that probably shares tooling). Looks like it has a custom steering wheel also.
I've never seen a pickup like that w/ the spare tire attached to the tailgate, that looks odd...but that detail can be left off.


It looks like the engine from the MONOGRAM GMC Jimmy High Roller #2273

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:17 PM

Gerry,

I bet I have spent close to an hour studying those instructions, you got me distracted from doing work!

I did notice that the engine assembly looks to have an EFI set up instead of a carb, wonder if that was intentional by Revell?

Thanks again!

That came up in the History of Monogram GM trucks thread a while back. The intake on the GMC kit is the old Rochester Ramjet feul injection that was available from '57-'65 of Corvettes. It is not a stock intake to any GM truck. The original Monogram GMC kit had the same intake. Otherwise, the rest of the drivetrain and chassis is the same as the Chevrolet Stepside kit.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:24 PM

I also noticed that many of the plow parts have numbers in the instructions but aren't listed in the numerical listing. No big deal, just kinda interesting that they didn't list them!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:57 PM

Anyone got their paws in this kit yet? Several eBay sellers have them for preorder due in July. and one I saw was selling them w/no preorder. Looking forward to this one.


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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:01 PM

According to tower hobbies, its in stock, they have limited quantity on hand
http://www3.towerhob...72&I=LXBVAB&P=K

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:12 PM

I asked about it late last week at a LHS (prefered Revell dealer) and was told it's late being released, but they are on order. They usually start getting the current months releases in the second week.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:38 PM

thats it i want this more now then before that plow will work fine on a old dodge little red truck junk yard tow truck that seting on the shelf

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:14 PM

I noticed that...I'll have to dig out my original issue Monogram GMC pickup..don't recall if that was there or added in some later kit (the Chevy stepside 4x4 pickup reissued in the '90s that probably shares tooling). Looks like it has a custom steering wheel also.
I've never seen a pickup like that w/ the spare tire attached to the tailgate, that looks odd...but that detail can be left off.


You are correct about the spare tire mounting, however they did offer a swing away carrier back in the day. Of course, I've only seen it in brochures and only on the stepside.

Looking through the instructions though, kit looks plenty detailed and the plow looks like it should be good. Also looks like plenty of decals, which is one of the things I like that Revell is starting to do.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:30 AM

John,

I just ordered three of these (don't ask, it's a sickness I have!) from Tower Hobbies and they should be here by the end of the week.

They have free shipping on orders over $30 and offer quantity discounts. I got my 3 for about $55, delivered to my front door. I could have waited to see when these showed up at the LHS but when I asked them last week they could not give me an answer or if they have even ordered any!

Glad to help you out John. I have a couple of the AMT 84 GMC pickups and I know there are differences between the two, just glad to have a new truck kit to build and am really excited about the snow plow!

Just got an email from Tower Hobbies with the UPS tracking information and it says my kits will be here tomorrow! I just might be busy this weekend tearing the wrapper off some model kits!!! :D

Edited by mikemodeler, 02 August 2012 - 02:41 AM.


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:33 AM

I have an original version Monogram GMC pickup. So, keep in mind that this is an old kit from the '70s. The exhaust is molded into the chassis. The springs are also molded to the front and rearends. The center sections of the rearends are also open on top. It has the typical Monogram molded in under hood detail. It has no door panel details besides an arm rest. No door handles,window cranks, nothing. The seat is also molded into the interior tub. Hopefully, Revell will address the door panel details. The real sore spot with me is the two piece cab. The rear of the cab is a seperate piece. You have to install the interior,then install the rear cab wall. I think I have figured out a fix for that,but I'm still not sure if what I have done will work when it comes time to install the interior. The bed is four seperate pieces: a tub, two bedsides and the tail gate. Better plan on doing a lot of test fitting and adjusting when assembling it. It's definitely not a kit that you can just paint and assemble.

Mike, when you get you kits in, please post photos of what's in the box.

Edited by plowboy, 31 July 2012 - 07:36 AM.


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:39 AM

Thanks for pointing that out Roger, it is definitely not a state of the art kit! But, us truck modelers do have something new to glue and the plow will certainly help Revell sell a few of these!

The lack of details is secondary for me, I am not much for super accurate detailed builds.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:12 AM

UPS tracking says that my kits made it to Charlotte at 3 am today, so the wait begins for the big brown truck to stop. Sure hope the wife is busy tonight so I can play!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:00 AM

The UPS man just left, I will be busy with the glue and paint this weekend!

I will post up some comments later regarding the kit and its' contents.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:41 AM

I will post up some comments later regarding the kit and its' contents.


Comments!?!? We want pictures of the snowplow parts!!! :lol: :P ;)

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:42 AM

Comments!?!? We want pictures of the snowplow parts!!! :lol: :P ;)


Take your cheapskate butt down to Model Empire and invest in a kit! :lol: :P

I will see if I can find the batteries to the camera and get some pictures of the snow plow. I will be busy putting it together this weekend and hope to have before and after pictures. Just have to make sure my "Geek Squad" son is home to help me upload the pix! :D

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:00 AM

Comments!?!? We want pictures of the snowplow parts!!! :lol: :P ;)


I have it downstairs in the basement "hobby shop". I can take Pix in the next day or two if you want.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:24 AM

I have it downstairs in the basement "hobby shop". I can take Pix in the next day or two if you want.


Gerry,

You better do that before Casey bursts with over excitement! :D

I am planning on getting mine out here in a few minutes and getting started!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:36 AM

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Edited by Exotics_Builder, 03 August 2012 - 11:38 AM.