Help! My model car body shrunk in the wash.....
Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:35 AM
Ok, I know this kit is underscale, but do I have the right chassis for this kit?
Sorry about the crappy pics, but I think you can see what I mean.
Floor/chassis, showing wheels (apparently) correctly centered.
Rear wheel as near as centre as I can get, note position of front wheel;
Front wheel sorta centered, can't fit rear tyre, but you can see the position of the hub.
This last shows the floor pan in what I reckon is the correct position, as you can see both wheels are out of place.
I haven't found any fixes online, any ideas?
Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:51 AM
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:59 AM
The old MPC Mustang was 26th scale! NOT 25th as we always thought!!! You MAY have the ORIGINAL 69/70 AMT chassis in the box, because the wheel wells are drastically off! ALL the MPC 69/70 Mustangs I have are ALL evenly matched in the wheelhouse area. The 25th scale AMT 69/70 Mustangs ARE 25th scale, so that MAY be where the disparities may be coming in. The extra length of the 25th chassis is probably what may be throwing it off. They LOOK like the original 25th scale chassis. Hth.
But his chassis is longer than my 1/25th AMT.
Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:01 AM
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:58 AM
I thought I probably had the wrong chassis, and yes it looks spliced.
This is the kit in question;
I suspect I have the chassis from this;
Anyway, it's AMT, not MPC. Or was it an MPC in a past life?
The kit was bought intact in a hobby shop in West Virginia nearly 7 years ago, so returning it is not an option. I'm not too worried about it as I've just got a Revell (Monogram) Boss 429 which fills in that body shape in my collection of first generation Mustang kits. (Even though that kit has problems of it's own, are those rear lights correct?)
All I need then is the 73 shape kit above to finish the collection, but I gather that's not right either.
Plowboy, I'll gladly take the offer of the correct chassis if you can accept paypal for payment of shipping (I'm in Ireland) but looking at the size of the wheels in comparison to the body I'm wondering if it's worth the bother. Anyway, thanks again all.