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#61 Harry P.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

Regarding post #63... Casey, what is the source of those photos? Those are incredible!



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:07 PM

What's the deal on the wood applique shown on the Fleetline in post 63? Is that aftermarket, or included in a release of this kit I don't know about?

 

Sorry if this has already been asked and answered.

Ace....Gary is redoing the Sedan kit with the lower trim series (getting rid of the metal transfers, and adding appropriate series badging on the hood), then adding these optional wood panels.  They frames will be separate styrene parts, with the inserts being decals to duplicate the Di-Noc original. 

 

Both this modified reissue and the coupe kit should be available in the fall if everything stays on schedule, according to Gary.  

 

Here are some photos and commentary on the Coupe test shot I received about six weeks ago.   Best regards....TIM

 

http://public.fotki....axie-limited-1/



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:31 PM

Thank you !! Great news. Sounds like a super addition to a truly great kit.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 25 July 2013 - 02:35 PM.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:36 PM

Both are definitely going to be Must-Haves for my collection, possibly even multiples (especially the coupe).



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:37 PM

Regarding post #63... Casey, what is the source of those photos? Those are incredible!

 

I think they came from Gary @ Galaxie Ltd., as they were originally posted by Gregg K in Gen Disc IIRC.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:40 PM

Oh baby...!!!  Thanks so very much for this info and pictures Tim.  Looks like I'll not only be getting a couple of the coupe kits but also a couple of the redone Sedan kit with the wood trim.  I can't wait.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:51 PM

Another winner in the line...my hope will be for a sedan next...or maybe just a resin conversion.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 03:29 PM

;)  :lol: my list just got bigger thanks add is kit with a nice 69/72 ford 100 that's come out soon



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 09:39 AM

Kit manufacturers!!!!!

Are you listening???

Do you see the excitement over a '48 Coupe?

 

Now, call in the bean counters and think...'40/41 Chevy Coupe...

The missing link to us Gasser fans!



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 10:58 AM

Kit manufacturers!!!!!

Are you listening???

Do you see the excitement over a '48 Coupe?

 

Now, call in the bean counters and think...'40/41 Chevy Coupe...

The missing link to us Gasser fans!

Add a '40-'41 Chevy coupe and a'40-'46 Studebaker Champion business coupe/sedan to the gasser wish lists



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:48 AM

Hey guys, 

Aren't these body styles similar to the Oldsmobile and Pontiac?

 I went to Google and it seems those could also be done with some modification?

Just a thought.



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:06 PM

Hey guys, 

Aren't these body styles similar to the Oldsmobile and Pontiac?

 I went to Google and it seems those could also be done with some modification?

Just a thought.

Doable .................... yes, doable ..................... uh huh!



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 09:57 PM

Hey guys, 

Aren't these body styles similar to the Oldsmobile and Pontiac?

 I went to Google and it seems those could also be done with some modification?

Just a thought.

It's a lot of plastic surgery, but it can be done. The Olds and Pontiac both had longer wheelbases, and a lot of that was in the nose from what I can tell and in addition to the lengthening, would be some re-shaping.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:45 AM

Kit manufacturers!!!!!

Are you listening???

Do you see the excitement over a '48 Coupe?

 

Now, call in the bean counters and think...'40/41 Chevy Coupe...

The missing link to us Gasser fans!

 

 

Southern....look closely at the Galaxie '48 Chev body around the leading edge of the front doors (before you adde the front fenders with their extensions....) - yes, the Galaxie Chevies were designed/tooled to support a '41 vintage kit down the road.  

 

Let's hope the new '48 Coupe kit sales justify a future investment to tool up the '41.  Like you, that's my favorite PreWWII Chevy body style. 

 

TIM



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:38 PM

Add a '40-'41 Chevy coupe and a'40-'46 Studebaker Champion business coupe/sedan to the gasser wish lists

The Stude and '41 Chevy would especially be welcomed by a lot of rep-stock builders, too. I think the '41 Chevy is one of the classiest cars of the '40s.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:25 AM

41 chevy would be a killer custom too carsen top?

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:43 AM

I like '41's but I really rather have a '40! Hope that's next. Or a '32 or a '33 or a '35 all chevies of course !!!!! :P



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:24 PM

Or a '32

MPC did a pretty nice kit of a '32 Chevrolet Cabriolet, with the original issue having the option to be built as a somewhat inaccurate '33 Panel Truck.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:28 PM

Yea, I have both kits your talking about but I would really like to have an acurate one, especially a coupe or 2dr sedan. really dig street rods. :rolleyes:



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:23 AM

Just glad to see the coupe getting ever closer to the light of day! I'll be on the other end waiting for a couple, and the woodgrain looks like a nice excuse to restock an Aero or two.

 

Pretty slick!  And good on Galaxie for "pre-sweating" the details.  B)