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#21 Chuck Most

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:47 AM

I think it would be safe to assume that most (if not all) of the street rod parts added in the '80's (billet steering wheel, digital dash, Recaro seats, etc.) would be in this version as well.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:56 AM

This is a Sedan delivery, not a wider panel van. The sedan deliveries were made to fit on the standard chassis and fenders of the sedan and coupes. That "mess" of a kit called a woody, by magazine types too, was different from the stock version. It had holes above the windshield for a shade over the top of the windshield and of course the fenders were "customised" with full skirts and headlight pods like on a '37 Chevy. This disaster is perfect example of what happens when non-car types get involved with model kits. I am currently using the body, interior and trim from that kit combined with the fender section of a '39 Ford sedan to make a '39 Ford Sedan Delivery street rod. So far so good. Can't decide what color(s) to paint it. Some cutting on the rear of the Delivery interior bucket was needed to fit it on the '39 fenders.I am leaving the windshild shade on cause it looks cool. I am using the nailhead with the blower from the AMT '57 Chevy kit with a small 4 barrel. Gonna try to make headers from solid core solder. Patrick

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:44 AM

The Three-Stooges version looks factory-stock on it's box art... (I'd bet both of these kits will be filled with the exact same parts, just different decal sheets).

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:43 AM

I still have one of those with the body all marked up for widening to the correct dimensions. When AMT did this one, they made it fit their 39-40 Sedan fender/running board unit, which made the sedan delivery a good bit too narrow. It will be fun to widen out that body shell to make it correct.

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I think they used the 40 coupe to make this kit.

They both have the Buick nailhead and Keystone mags.The original Issue 40 sedan delivery even had the Toronado wheel covers.

There's a Gene Winfield 40 Sedan Delivery on eBay right now.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:08 PM

Did this kit have separate pieces for it's rear suspension, (separate rear axle, spring & shocks), or is the complete rear suspension molded directly into the main chassis piece?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:35 AM

Separate diff from the chassis.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:28 PM

Did this kit have separate pieces for it's rear suspension, (separate rear axle, spring & shocks), or is the complete rear suspension molded directly into the main chassis piece?

See above posts for info on the suspension, but be advised that the exhaust system is partially molded in place.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:54 AM

Don't know about you guys but I'd like to see this issue of the sedan back with the gasser parts..
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:23 PM

Don't know about you guys but I'd like to see this issue of the sedan back with the gasser parts..
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I sold my Millennium issue sedan kit, but I an 99 percent sure that it had the grille filler piece that was tooled for the Gasser issue. That would leave only the hood scoop, which may or may not be needed because the hood is not marked with a cut line to make the scoop functional. All of the other parts needed (wheels, headers, roll bar) were never changed out of the kit, or were put back in eventually.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:22 AM

Oh, I am going to enjoy this release, and that Gasser looks killer.

Moe, Larry and Cheese!
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knwuck, knwuck, knwuck!

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:36 PM

Oh, I am going to enjoy this release, and that Gasser looks killer.

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Same here

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:22 AM

Will this kit come with Crags and steelies or just one set of rims? I'd like an option to build it as a 39 or a 40 like the tudor sedan.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:16 PM

Oh so those aren't Cragars. I guess we will now wait and see until more details are released.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 04:40 AM

Thanx for the review Casey! I never have owned this kit or any of the other sedan deliveries, but that retro box art makes me want to buy one!

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:49 AM

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I built this version years ago. I sectioned it about 4 scale inches. I was happy with the outcome but it wasn't as good as I'd like (or could do now). I've been itching for another shot at one. This will be a must have for me. Thanks for all the info guys.

 

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:14 PM

i want / need the stooges version

Edited by glusnifr, 24 September 2012 - 02:14 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:17 PM

Is there any historical connection between Gene Winfield and a '40 Ford panel (or the 3 Stooges)..or is this just a marketing ploy...

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:30 PM

Is there any historical connection between Gene Winfield and a '40 Ford panel (or the 3 Stooges)..or is this just a marketing ploy...


The yellow car on the box art IS Gene's car. See Brad Leisure's post, #22 here: http://modelinstruct...read=133&page=2

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

In the Three Stooges episode where they had a job selling fish, "Hook, Line and Sinker" the vehicle was actually a '30s Model A panel truck. Its a long planned project and now I think I could use the decals. I was planning on using the Minicraft '31 model A for it.
I wonder if Revell would reissue the '37 Ford panel truck with the "Elite Tree Surgeons", another stalled project...

I dont think there are any screen shots on that box art showing the model A on the '40 Ford box.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:43 AM

Oh dear. I hope the new box art Tower Hobbies has posted isn't a done deal (see post #1). :o


I caught that as well. Let's hope they fixed the spelling of Gene's last name.