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#1 northendmetalallstar

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:19 AM

I've been wanting this kit for a long time. Every time I see it on Ebay its been a little more than I've been willing to pay when you factor in shipping to Canada. I walked into my LHS yesterday and saw it on the shelf for $9.99. Its used but the bags inside were still sealed. But it is missing its front window, should be easy to fab though as its flat.

I'm going to hinge the trunk. The doors will be hinged suicide style. The hood will also be hinged. I'm super excited about this one

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#2 High octane

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:33 AM

I'lll be lookin' forward to seein' your build.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:51 AM

Love this car!

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:54 AM

You're off to a good start ! This is a great looking car and a nice change from all the dueces .

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:58 AM

Looks like the start of a nice project. Good luck.

#6 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:17 AM

This is going to be a good one. Looking forward to it.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:18 AM

As Steve also pointed out ,Those are the wrong wheels for the Eliminator Coupe.
I'll be watching this.

#8 northendmetalallstar

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:30 AM

I kinda thought they were the wrong wheels. Anyone know where to get the correct ones?

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:42 AM

I may have the wheels and windshield off a glue bomb. Let me get back to you.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

This is gonna be nice..

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:58 PM

I love that little band from Texas,really wish someone made a cadzilla kit.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:41 AM

A great kit to work with. l am looking forward to this one...

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:43 AM

Wrong back tires,too....

#14 northendmetalallstar

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:46 AM

Wrong back tires,too....


I'm confused. Every picture I've seen of the Eliminator have the same rims front and back.
Or do you mean the Back tires are wider/fatter than the front? Or am I not seeing something else?
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#15 northendmetalallstar

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:54 AM

A great kit to work with. l am looking forward to this one...


Actually I'm finding it to be a ###### kit to work with. The body pieces fit terribly. This is going to take a lot of work to make it nice but I am determined to do it right, I love this car.

Does anyone know if these rims might be available in resin?

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:03 PM

Nice score, Jay. I hope you'll be able to get the parts you need/want.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:05 PM

This is a nice kit as a base.The body dates back to 1962 when it came with all parts to build a stock,1934 Ford as a coupe or roadster.It received a chopped top in the 90's to do the ZZtop car and is dated in details to be sure. I think that slipping the chassis from something newer would help and yes the body fits are pretty poor. This kit has been re-issued to death. there was recently a Thom Taylor roadster version with some updates to the chassis/running gear.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:22 PM

I'm confused. Every picture I've seen of the Eliminator have the same rims front and back.
Or do you mean the Back tires are wider/fatter than the front? Or am I not seeing something else?
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I also just noticed that there are no door handles?? Does Billy Gibbons really have to reach inside and open the door to get in every time? LOL


The rear wheels appear to have deeper dish than the front ones, sort of like Ferrari GTO Borranis.

#19 northendmetalallstar

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:48 PM

A couple versions of the Monogram '40 Ford pickup [the ones with the red trucks on the box] had those wheels too, complete with knock-offs.


Thanks Steve, I think I found them in this kit...
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:00 PM

I really like what you are planning with this one.