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#21 jbwelda

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:31 PM

>Did Roth ever build it with the truck bed?

the tweedy pie was a car that ed roth bought and then mildly customized if anything. it wasnt really his creation though, just had some touches. at least i believe thats the story.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:11 AM

Thanks, I don't have any truck vehicles yet and I thought i would do the Tweedy Pie in the truck version. However, i really don't do what-ifs.../..

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:03 AM

I think they did a fine job on the new parts - at least now you can build a replica of the original without a lot of fuss.

The kit is still missing the Baby Moons that the real car is almost always seen with, but I can't imagine a parts box without a set of those...!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:05 AM

>Did Roth ever build it with the truck bed?

the tweedy pie was a car that ed roth bought and then mildly customized if anything. it wasnt really his creation though, just had some touches. at least i believe thats the story.


Yes, that's pretty much the story. The car was originally built with a flat head by Bob Johnston in the mid-fifties. Most people believe that Roth put the SBC in, but I've also seen that story called into question.

A pretty detailed history here: http://www.kustomram...itle=Tweedy_Pie

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:12 AM

According to the book HOT RODS BY ED "BIG DADDY" ROTH, the SBC was put in just before Roth bought the car. And thats in Roth's own words.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:07 AM

Right, and while I like keeping a case full of finished builds and try to take satisfaction in what I've accomplished, on the other hand once I'm done with a build it's "on to the next one". For me, the process is maybe 90% of why I build models. Otherwise, we'd all just be buying finished diecasts, right?

I hope that doesn't come off too arty or cerebral - it's just the way I look at it.


Me too, so it can't be 'arty or cerebral' :lol: . Once I'm done with one it goes on the shelf and I rarely touch it again. It's all about the build. Great job on the Tweedy BTW.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:55 PM

I was at my LHS today and they had the new Tweedy. I noticed that they changed the box top a little to represent the tires and wheels that are in the kit. Here's a shot of the original:

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They also eliminated the "floating heads" on the side of the box, which for me as a kid were always a somewhat strange but iconic part of the Revell boxes of that period.

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Now that I look at that side panel, I have all of those kits and have built all but two of them!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:47 PM

The SBC was installed just before Ed bought it. It has always been my Roth favorite, and was able to talk to him on several occasions about the particulars. I ran some ideas about a Tweedy Pye, and he liked them! R&M had a retro kit for it years ago, but I do not think it is stiTll available, thought this release might change Norm's mind! The original did have Baby Moons. No idea why the curved carb stack, except Ed told me, "They look cool, don't cha think, man?" I agreed...

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:31 PM

Thanks for the detail shot. Did Roth ever build it with the truck bed?


I believe the truck bed is leftover from the last (modified) reissue as the "Tweedy Pie 2":



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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:39 PM

R&M had a retro kit for it years ago


Yes, I should have mentioned it, but that it what I used for my build. It had almost all of the parts needed, plus great instructions on how to build the various versions (as the car changed over the years). I chose to build the "early Roth version" with the single headlights.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:26 AM

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:47 AM

Hey Greg, How old is the version you posted?. Never seen it ! But I like it!!

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:51 AM

1987 http://public.fotki....l-modified-cus/

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:12 PM

The "Rat Rod" tires are not exactly new to the kit. If you recall the Amigo Pack Rat Rod T Bucket. It was nothing more than the Tweedy Pie 2 with the same painted steelies, trim rings, caps and white wall tires that are found in the pickup and sedan kits. The use of the new tires was visible on the built up photos that all of the vendors had posted for preorders as well as on the Revell website a while back and eventually became the box art photo...

I'm happy to have it back, but still disappointed about the tires. If they went through the trouble of retooling all of those "lost" parts, why not take it a step further and fix the tires as well.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:37 AM

Great to see this kit restored to its original configuration after all this time - especially the box art, which is one of my favorites.

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I went to the trouble of building a Tweedy Pie a few years ago, which entailed suplementing the version available at the time with the trans kit from R&M and having to send parts out to be plated, finding the right wheels and tires, etc. All in all, a pretty expensive proposition, but worth it all the same. I love that little hot rod!

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Great build Steve! I like that you built the early Roth version. I still one day plan on building the original Bob Johnston version, with the early Ford steelies, and the Flathead. Again though, LOVE your build.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:43 AM

I believe the truck bed is leftover from the last (modified) reissue as the "Tweedy Pie 2":



The pickup bed goes all the way back to day one. It was in the original issue as an option.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:04 AM

I saw the Tweedy Pie kit opened at a club meeting last night and it also included a full set of cycle fenders too. The gas tank is availbable from Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:12 AM

So what's wrong with the tires? They look good to me.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:08 AM

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Remember Advent ?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:11 AM

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and this, in orange plastic ?