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#601 TooOld

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

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

 

How about this drum set ?  Been in my closet for years . . . might even put it together one day !

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#602 Austin T

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

 

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!

I can respect that,the day I get a javelin Real or model they will have to pry it out of my cold dead hands. If you do start building one,please start a build thread on it.



#603 Custom Mike

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

I've been talking to a few 1:1 Javelin owners on the various AMC Forums, and they're trying to find me the pics I want of the chassis and suspension so i can finally build one that's close to accurate, as soon as I get some pics, I'll definitely start a WIP on it!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

Yes that Is the Drum set I have seen.

Would like to get one myself.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

that drum set is available on ebay right at this moment for $22.50 with free shipping.  edit: from more than one source, must have been reissued recently?

 

do a search on pearl drum set model

 

youre welcome


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

There can't be too many Kasier-Darrin kits out there...

 



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:48 AM

Never saw that kit. Wasn't that the car that had the doors slide into the fenders ?



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

 
I think AMT issued the JoHan '74 Hornet F/C, too:
 
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The AMT-boxed Hornet funny car is a '73. (The rear of the '73 and '74 differ.) It's the only Jo-Han AMC Hornet that AMT sold. Jo-Han produced annual kits (funny car version only) from 1970 through 1973, and did offer it with the '74 body towards the end of the Seventies. The '74 body funny car is probably the toughest one to find; it wasn't around long.
Other AMT-boxed Jo-Han kits include Olds Toronados ('67, '68, and '70), Olds 4-4-2 ('69 in one box, '70 in two different boxes), two-seater AMX ('68 in one box, '69 and '70 in two boxes for each year). (Jo-Han did not offer the AMX kits in its own packaging alongside AMT.)
AMT also sold the '71 Mark Donohue Trans-Am Javelin/AMX, the stock '74 Javelin/AMX, '72 Torino NASCAR version, '70 Challenger funny car, and '72 Maverick pro stock. The AMT/Jo-Han deal started in late '66 with the '67 Toronado, and I believe the Maverick was the last kit offered under the arrangement. Nobody has ever written about this that I'm aware of; it would be interesting to know who set the deal up, who chose the items that AMT would have access to, and why the deal ended.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:51 AM

It's my understanding the AMT boxed 1965 Dodge Coronet kit was actually made by Johan but never sold under the Johan name ?

Anyone know for sure ?



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:09 AM

It's my understanding the AMT boxed 1965 Dodge Coronet kit was actually made by Johan but never sold under the Johan name ?

Anyone know for sure ?

You're partially correct.  It was made by MPC



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

The AMT-boxed Hornet funny car is a '73. (The rear of the '73 and '74 differ.) It's the only Jo-Han AMC Hornet that AMT sold. Jo-Han produced annual kits (funny car version only) from 1970 through 1973, and did offer it with the '74 body towards the end of the Seventies. The '74 body funny car is probably the toughest one to find; it wasn't around long.
Other AMT-boxed Jo-Han kits include Olds Toronados ('67, '68, and '70), Olds 4-4-2 ('69 in one box, '70 in two different boxes), two-seater AMX ('68 in one box, '69 and '70 in two boxes for each year). (Jo-Han did not offer the AMX kits in its own packaging alongside AMT.)
AMT also sold the '71 Mark Donohue Trans-Am Javelin/AMX, the stock '74 Javelin/AMX, '72 Torino NASCAR version, '70 Challenger funny car, and '72 Maverick pro stock. The AMT/Jo-Han deal started in late '66 with the '67 Toronado, and I believe the Maverick was the last kit offered under the arrangement. Nobody has ever written about this that I'm aware of; it would be interesting to know who set the deal up, who chose the items that AMT would have access to, and why the deal ended.

I think I had heard someone some wheres talking about the workers protesting at the AMT factory,thus making them have to get the model from another company. Maybe Art Anderson can shed some light on the subject,he knows A LOT about the modeling industry.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

Let's see how obscure these two are, I've never seen AMT's '32 Fords in boxes like these...

 

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

I believe they were Promo offers from/Through Ford dealers

or Ford Corporate



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

Daniel, that would explain the piece of paper that was inside the bottom of each box then, I was thinking they were some kind of promo too!

 

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

I also have the same same kit, '32 Ford Roadster (blue box)...have had it for at least 5 months...Bought it Complete...All in Very Good Condition...

 

I have yet to find this kit.. on eBay....Therefore i do believe it is a Obscure kit....

 

It is to my understanding this kit was offered thru a Mail Order.....By The Ford Motor Company at the time......Date ? Early '70's ?

 

Correction....i have seen this kit on E-bay.....but not complete...just for parts.....and one was a fake...and she wanted a lot of $$$ for it..

 

I don't think there is many of these kits around........Perhaps some feed back on this forum could shed more light on this..

 

Well Cheers to all...Don



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

I also have the same same kit, '32 Ford Roadster (blue box)...have had it for at least 5 months...Bought it Complete...All in Very Good Condition...
 
I have yet to find this kit.. on eBay....Therefore i do believe it is a Obscure kit....
 
It is to my understanding this kit was offered thru a Mail Order.....By The Ford Motor Company at the time......Date ? Early '70's ?
 
Correction....i have seen this kit on E-bay.....but not complete...just for parts.....and one was a fake...and she wanted a lot of $$$ for it..
 
I don't think there is many of these kits around........Perhaps some feed back on this forum could shed more light on this..
 
Well Cheers to all...Don

Those were offered between 1962 and 1965-66. There were four: the two Deuces, the '25 T double kit, and the '36 Ford coupe/roadster.
I believe the '32 Vicky was issued first, in '62. The dealer issue may have appeared before the kit was available in stores.
The roadster was next. It is the Sport Roadster with the sidemount spare tires. Some revisions were made to this kit after its first issue (mainly to the optional parts), I believe this dealer issue was the first to include the revisions. Oddly, for a Ford promotional issue, the optional engine is a Chrysler 392.
Next up was the double T kit. Again, it was revised from its first issue. The coupe body has the stock height roof. The parts configuration is similar to that of the Round 2 reissue with the stock height coupe body.
The '36 Ford was last. My kit has a decal sheet with a 10/65 date on the back. This kit is similar to the first issue '36 with the chopped coupe roof, except the optional Pontiac engine is not included. I'm pretty certain that the '61 Imperial headlight units (for the custom version) are gone too.
Considering how old these issues are, they aren't as tough to find as are other issues of the same kits. The Vicky and double T seem to be the "most common", with the roadster being next, and the '36 being the toughest one to find. Your experience may vary, however...

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:54 PM

Those were offered between 1962 and 1965-66. There were four: the two Deuces, the '25 T double kit, and the '36 Ford coupe/roadster.
I believe the '32 Vicky was issued first, in '62. The dealer issue may have appeared before the kit was available in stores.
The roadster was next. It is the Sport Roadster with the sidemount spare tires. Some revisions were made to this kit after its first issue (mainly to the optional parts), I believe this dealer issue was the first to include the revisions. Oddly, for a Ford promotional issue, the optional engine is a Chrysler 392.
Next up was the double T kit. Again, it was revised from its first issue. The coupe body has the stock height roof. The parts configuration is similar to that of the Round 2 reissue with the stock height coupe body.
The '36 Ford was last. My kit has a decal sheet with a 10/65 date on the back. This kit is similar to the first issue '36 with the chopped coupe roof, except the optional Pontiac engine is not included. I'm pretty certain that the '61 Imperial headlight units (for the custom version) are gone too.
Considering how old these issues are, they aren't as tough to find as are other issues of the same kits. The Vicky and double T seem to be the "most common", with the roadster being next, and the '36 being the toughest one to find. Your experience may vary, however...

Mark..Thank-You very much for the information....it is indeed very helpful.....

 

Edit:...Mark any idea on the value of said kits....'32-?

 

Thanks again for your time...

 

Cheers...Don


Edited by XJ6, 06 February 2013 - 07:34 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:25 AM

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.

 

 

 

 

Same here!  I had a red AMX version.  it was a fast little car.  What did you have?

 

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:47 AM

I saw this on Ebay...

 

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:33 AM

Sort of a kit,does anyone remembor the hot wheels injection set.It had a plastic injection machine that used what looked like hot glue sticks for plastic.