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#41 Mr mopar

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:57 AM

If you open that chrome, can you please post another pic. It's hard to tell exactly how the wheels look through the bag.

Hey Ben they are three spoke rims

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:04 AM

Hey Ben they are three spoke rims


I thought I was seeing three spokes but wasn't sure. Thanks!

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:13 PM

That kit reminded me of this...



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Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:12 AM

lol

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:25 AM

I got mine yesturday - very happy with it. Also my girlfriend is fascinated about that kit and she told me, to build it "now"! She wants to see every progress of it. The first time, that she is as hot like me, to get my hands on the kit!

Here a closeup from the plated parts:
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This kit is absolut cool - i am happy, that they re-issued it.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:40 AM

Interesting design...reminds me a lot of some Hot Wheels, Nylint and Tonka trucks of the era....

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:05 PM

Is the OHC 6 the same (or similar, block wise) as the 6 in the 67-69 MPC firebird? Any shots of instruction sheet showing engine?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:44 PM

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:17 AM

I've always loved the 3-spoke chrome wheels found inside this kit! They are a little-bit "custom, racing, sports car, mag" all rolled into one!

 

What are the (4) tires like inside this kit? They look to be pretty wide, and kinda low-profile!?!



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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:00 AM

That kit reminded me of this...



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That's the Barris Supervan. I have a kit of that.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:47 AM

I'd like to see its Pontiac OHC 6 issued as a separate entity !

That transmission looks like a T.H. 425 ; the one which Oldsmobile used in their Toronado .

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:00 AM

I'd like to see its Pontiac OHC 6 issued as a separate entity !

That transmission looks like a T.H. 425 ; the one which Oldsmobile used in their Toronado .

didnt buick have the same for their riviera? or was it after the good old days like in the 80s and 90s they shared

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:54 PM

oh boy..the supervan...what a kit. Hope they will reissue it too.

But back to topic. I completet my Daytona Transport Truck today. Here a short preview, before i post it in the right section:
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If it is allowed i will give you some building notes. I hope it's somewhat understandable.

The parts on the "trees" have no numbers, so that i think, the manual has one fault: the inner wheels must be changed from front to rear because they are to wide.
Here you can see the rear rim...
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...and the front rim on the rear axle...
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...on the rear axle, how wide they came out of the wheelhouse. The different is, you have no chance to get the wide rims in the wheelhous, that they dont stay more than 2mm out. If you take the small rims, you have the space to go inside, if you cut the axle. Thats what i had done:
i cutted about 2mm on both sides on the front and rear axels for a nice stance...
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...and drilled the innerwheel of the diameter from the axles:
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(Left original, right drilled out)
I put the small wheels to the rear axle and the wide wheels to the front.

The most eye for a "perfect finish" in my view is to take on the windows. No problem with the rear window of the cabin, but the windshield is tricky.
It wont fit all around. i had sanded the upper ledge to the roof on the in- and outside:
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...so you have the chance to open and close it - a possibility, that i wont miss.
Also i had to sand the lower edge of the windshield on the doorline and the upper edge on the pillar, because the angle was not correct so that the windschield can not be closed.

Last note:
I think it is important, before paint, to correct the hinges of the front glass on the roof and the rear bracket, that they open and close without resistance.

Now, here is the link to "under Glass". >klick me<

Edited by Dominik, 09 October 2012 - 01:13 PM.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

nice build and thanks for the tips i want this kit

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

It was originally released with the Ramchargers FE Rail. It was the transporter for the rail.

 

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:23 AM

I'm having a bit of fun cutting one of these up,.

 

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http://www.modelcars...showtopic=67882

 

 



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:03 AM

I'm having a bit of fun cutting one of these up,.

 

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http://www.modelcars...showtopic=67882

 

 

is it hauling a deora? i always though a deora would be the proper load for this.



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:42 AM

Yes it's a Deora, and I agree it's a perfect match except for 1 small problem. You either have to narrow up the Deora, or widen the bed on the Transport, I had to wedge it in to get the pic.

 

This seems to be the drawback to it, a pretty narrow bed and not a lot fits in it.. It wouldn't take much to widen it, but I'm not going there.


Edited by Psychographic, 22 December 2012 - 08:43 AM.


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

Oha David! That looks hot!



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

This seems to be the drawback to it, a pretty narrow bed and not a lot fits in it.. It wouldn't take much to widen it, but I'm not going there.

Same problem I have.I have the most recent reissue of the orange hauler kit that would look amazing in the Daytona Hauler. If you do decide to widen it then post a tutorial on here please.