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#581 Tom Geiger

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:59 AM

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Dan, here's one I was working on with the '59 Chevy interior and other accessories. The tub in the Buick body is much narrower so you will have to hollow it out a bit on either side. You already have the windshield frame in place. Above are a few photos of my work to date. Mine was a really bad resin body.  I also didn't like the one piece bumper / rear pan on the Buick, so I molded in the pan from the '59 Chevy. I used it's rear bumper and even the connie kit.  The big challenge in using the Chevy interior will be getting the Buick dashboard in place.  I don't have a picture, but I hollowed out the Chevy unit and set the Buick dash inside of it for the extra width and to mate up with the windshield frame.   Hope this helps!



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

'Tourista Turismo' 62 Galaxie hardtop.

I do not remember if the Galaxie was 1 or 2 option. Too Long ago, and I am not sure
where the instruction sheet is now!!.


Stock only on the 62 Galaxie. It does have the whitewall tires, though - and a convertible interior.

#583 Edsel-Dan

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

ALL AMT Annuals save those that only were offered as Hardtop/sedan or Wagons had a Convertible

Interior. AMT issued the Convertible first then the Hardtop leaving the interior tub unchanged.

 

I Have Too many of those Oldies to not know that!!

 

I have already fir the 59 Impala interior into the Buick body.

I did have to file the chassis plate & underside of the interior to allow it to fit.

My Buick kit had a Separate Roll pan under the bumper

It is not easy to see here. and more so since the chrome has faded off the bumper.

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I added the backup lights. they are Aluminum tube & clear rod filed to rough shape

 

 

I need parts for my Galaxie. (And to find the box or instruction sheet.

But I Am working to restore it

Here is a pic. Only have that one hubcap

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#584 cobraman

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

Nice ? My first car was a 62 Ford I bought from my mom and dad for 50 bucks. Gotta remember to keep searching feebay for one.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:33 PM

I'm not sure how obsucre this one is, but it surprised me when I got it. AMT apparently used the Jo-Han tooling for the Jo-Han '73 Javelin kit, because the AMT '74 Javelin is IDENTICAL to the Jo-han with the exception of the tail light panel, Ignore the Matador kit in the picture, i picked it up along with the AMT Javelin, The Jo-Han kit is the Red one, the AMT is in White.

 

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

Cool amc, i love that matador, i used to drive a matador x



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

Yea that happened when Jo-han went out of business and AMT bought either the tooling or kits already produced. I think it was the second.If you do want to let either one of the Javelins go,I will try to work something out with you.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:16 AM

Continuing with 1960s political incorrectness...

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I remember one in this series called Che Riviera.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

Yea that happened when Jo-han went out of business and AMT bought either the tooling or kits already produced. I think it was the second.If you do want to let either one of the Javelins go,I will try to work something out with you.

 

Austin, I'm not letting those babies go, I'm a '73/'74 Javelin hoarder, I love that car! If I could ever get the reference pics I want , I'll tackle correcting the horrible chassis and building a few of 'em myself!



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

I have the Disney Robin Hood kit. Picked it up for $1 at a hobby shop on closeout.....might even be worth that today!!!! There was another Robin Hood kit.....but can;t remember it right now.

Want to make your money back? B)



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:12 PM


I wonder if that machine made the model of itself. That is cool.

They warned us in "Terminator" that machines would replicate themselves, it's started. :o



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:16 PM


I have two of these given to me by a client who visited the manufactures of the machines in Japan.

 

Any idea on the scale?



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

This one is a phantom.  here is the info on it

http://www.showrods....rellas_rod.html

 

RARE??
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

Steve is correct. AMT issued many Jo-Han kits from 66 through the mid 70's

That is only ONE of the Jo-Han Javelin/AMX offered in an AMT box

They also offerd the Penski Mark Donahue Nascar/Trans Am kit.

It was available both in stores and through Coca-Cola. I have 3 for Proof!!

1 bought in a JJ Newberry's the other 2 ordered from a card in a carton of Coke!!!

 

AMT also boxed the 66-68 & 70 Olds Toronados. I have the 67 & 70 in AMT and 2 70's in Jo-Han boxes

AMT also used the same Blue-Steak Stock car tires in their nascar kits that Jo-Han did.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

Steve is correct. AMT issued many Jo-Han kits from 66 through the mid 70's

 

I think AMT issued the JoHan '74 Hornet F/C, too:

 

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

Looks like that is a Yes!!

 

I had one in a Jo-Han box.

No idea where it might be now



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

How about a model of the machine that makes the models? The molds in the machine are of itself.

 

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:59 PM

How about a model of the machine that makes the models? The molds in the machine are of itself.

 

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I found two of these at a yard sale, both unbuilt. The kid told me his dad got them while on a business trip to Japan

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Do I sense a new Community Build?  :lol:



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

You offering to supply a link/purchase location??

I have seen these on evilbay from RecoveryChannel, Tokyo Hobby, & TomChina only!!!

 

I would love to get one or both of those kits!!

 

How about a Drum Set, Banjo, Saxaphone, etc??

Bad news, The Banjo& Sax were at least $125.oo++ EACH!!

and over $20.oo more shipping



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:39 PM

I would REALLY like to get my hands on one of these kits someday. I would like to make a stock version of a 1:1 I used to own.

 

 

I think AMT issued the JoHan '74 Hornet F/C, too:

 

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