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1984 Custom Cadillac (California Wheels Edition) By Revell


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#1 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:11 AM

Wow, what a surprise to find two at the LHS, and so I bought them and brought them home, of course.

Stay tuned in for an unboxing video.

To WATCH THE VIDEO, CLICK HERE

Edited by Dr. Cranky, 24 April 2012 - 10:26 AM.


#2 TooOld

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:42 AM

Wow ! Surprise is right ! Thanks for the video , it looks like a really well done kit . I have big plans for at least 2 of these !
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:56 AM

i can't do vids here at work is there any stock suspension included or just lowrider stuff?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:56 AM

Looks like it's a straight reissue of the 1st release..lowrider only.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:31 PM

Lawrence, there are two front suspension parts that come with this kit. One is chromed and the other is high-low. I'll have to go back through and inspect it further.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:57 PM

Been waiting for this one for some time. Need to find some non-lowrider wire rims and white wall tires though. The rest of the hydro junk will go bye-bye too.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

Andy, now that you mention wide white tires, I think the MODELHAUS has some great contenders to make this one stand out.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

Looks like it's a straight reissue of the 1st release..lowrider only.


Isin't this the DONKS Cadillac Custom last seen 4yrs ago, but with new lowrider parts? Does anyone know the history of this kit?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

@Doc-I might try to aquire a set of tires and the Kelsey Hayes rims from that new Moebius Chrysler kit. Although, they might be too skinny.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:06 PM

BTW, I think I still have some parts from the Donks version of this I built some time ago. I heard the suspension components from the '93 Caprice/94 Impala SS will adapt without too much work for a normal hight/stock version.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:09 PM

Isin't this the DONKS Cadillac Custom last seen 4yrs ago, but with new lowrider parts? Does anyone know the history of this kit?

This kit looks like a re-issue as mentioned before. The donk kit had a different interior, suspension, and tires/rims.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

I just sold the last release of that kit on eBay - surprised when it went for $48! I guess some people don't watch the "to be released" Revell announcements.

It's an interesting kit overall - I believe it's based on a diecast? Wish it had a stock option, but still cool none the less.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

This kit first appeared as a builtuip diecast. This is its third goaround as a plastic kit.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:22 PM

Thanks, everyone, for the input. I just love these big cars because they make great canvasses for paint. This one should be a fun one to build.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:49 PM

Isin't this the DONKS Cadillac Custom last seen 4yrs ago, but with new lowrider parts? Does anyone know the history of this kit?

The Donks was the 2nd styrene issue..before that, there was a Revell Lowrider series issue. Before that, it was a diecast.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

This is what I dont like about Revell, why issue this kit or kits like it in these series, and donk series, with out a stock option, to me its just dumb, it just sucks for us that want it to be stock. So lets see, they have done this as a donk / low rider, whats next for this kit?, tuner series :lol:

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:19 PM

whats next for this kit?, tuner series :lol:


Never know lol, be our luck they include their best version of 'tuner' wheels yet.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:20 PM

This is what I dont like about Revell, why issue this kit or kits like it in these series, and donk series, with out a stock option, to me its just dumb, it just sucks for us that want it to be stock. So lets see, they have done this as a donk / low rider, whats next for this kit?, tuner series :lol:

To do it stock the body would have to be different (since the way the side trim attaches), the bumpers, grille, headlights, suspension, wheels, tires...at least 50% of the kit would be different. It's an unusual kit, an '80-84 Coupe de Ville w/ '90-92 Brougham trim...such cars do exist in 1:1, built as custom lowriders.

I'd love to see either a stock Coupe de Ville or Brougham kitted, but am not holding my breath..(neither the CdV or Brougham pictured below has the stock grille).

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:25 PM

I did not know that, I have not got one of thses kits yet, I did not know the body was differently for low riders

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:30 PM

I'm thinking of doing one Pro Touring style, kind of like this...

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