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#61 Danno

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:55 PM

Whilest on the subject ...


Here's an Arizona Highway Patrol buildup of the '70 Ford kit.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:08 PM

Thats nice

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:53 AM

Just wondering why the Boss was ever put in this kit to begin with?
Was it a cost saving thing or what ?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:56 AM

Just wondering why the Boss was ever put in this kit to begin with?
Was it a cost saving thing or what ?

Who knows...strange things went on over 40 years ago. They also had the Boss 429 engine in the '70 & '71 Torino Cobra annuals. It's odd since the '69 Galaxie XL kit had a regular 429.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:36 AM

Who knows...strange things went on over 40 years ago. They also had the Boss 429 engine in the '70 & '71 Torino Cobra annuals. It's odd since the '69 Galaxie XL kit had a regular 429.

The Torino I understand , it was for the NASCAR version. Maybe they looked under the hood of a Detroit police car that had a Boss put in place by Ford . They had to have a fast car to chase Hoffa and his friends . LOL

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:30 AM

Thats nice



Thanks.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:52 AM

Yessir that's one purty Azirona hiway car.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:44 AM

I've heard one explaination of this engine being in this kit (I believe it was offered up by Terry Jessee in an old Light Commercial column in the other mag)- the kit was originally a curbside (it was based on a Galaxie promo), and when they decided to offer it up as a kit with engine detail, they just simply grabbed the first Ford engine tool off the shelf, and that engine mold just so happened to be for a Boss 429. Whatever the case, somebody was seriously asleep at the switch when the decision was made to power this with the Mustang-only Boss mill.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:44 AM

And another set of decals I could use too , but just like with the PHX PD ones, I wont hold my breathe :lol:

Chief, when did you build it?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

Last year.

It took Best Out of Box Light Commercial at IPMS Modelzona last November.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:16 PM

I found these online, respects to the builders, I think I am going to get both transkits from Modelhaus

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:18 PM

I found these online, respects to the builders, I think I am going to get both transkits from Modelhaus

Gorgeous Galaxies ! Period colour combos and all ! My favourite item amongest them all ? The correct-for-1970 California license plates (first image) ! Kudos for doing that :) .

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

I found these online, respects to the builders, I think I am going to get both transkits from Modelhaus

Both of those are on my to-buy list, along w/ the '72 LTD Brougham 2dr and '70 Country Squire wagon. I wish they would do some Mercurys also--a '69/70 Marauder and '69/70 Monterey or Marquis conv. would be great.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:47 AM

I just received two of Sean's Mills . Only problem the Manual Transmission is attached to the one piece block casting . The slushbox was the only way these Crusiers were equipped in the day . Easy fix . I have enjoyed this kit since since 1970 . Good to see it back . Thanx

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

this one is up to 510.00!

http://www.ebay.com/...d=230872953730

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

this one is up to 510.00!

http://www.ebay.com/...d=230872953730



That's not even nuts. It's STUPID!


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:17 PM

this one is up to 510.00!

http://www.ebay.com/...d=230872953730

I saw that earlier today , and I had to look at its price a few times to make sure that the decimal was in the correct spot :blink: .

Don't get me wrong ; that thing looks gorgeous , but ... five hundred bucks ?!? Looks like I'm in the wrong business !

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

lol
if that car brings 500 think of what some of the guys on here models would do. . . . .. . well you can fill in the rest!

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:23 PM

I saw that earlier today , and I had to look at its price a few times to make sure that the decimal was in the correct spot :blink: .

Don't get me wrong ; that thing looks gorgeous , but ... five hundred bucks ?!? Looks like I'm in the wrong business !

Well, you figure about $100 for the Modelhaus resin kit...plus the hours of labor to build and paint it... not bad when you consider the time that went into it. I'm not sure how I'm going to paint mine, but definitely something like this in early '70s colors..

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

That's not even nuts. It's STUPID!


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