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#181 Edsel-Dan

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:01 PM

I believe that J-F resin Country Sedan is based on the "One & Only" Revell 57 'Squire.

It would most likely fit the rev 'Ranchero' chassis as that is what it came from!

You Could use the AMT Fairlane, but would need to section the chassis

to reduce the wheelbase.

You will likely have to modify the Rev Custom's chassis to fit too.



#182 Lunajammer

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:11 AM

Just got my copy. As mentioned, the crisp detailing is quite exciting. So why is the most garish ridge on the model right in the usual place on the outer bumper and covered in chrome? I'd be interested in knowing why that's still the only place to put a seam and why it's the worst of any seam in the rest of an otherwise almost flawless kit?



#183 orangetubeglue

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:32 AM

I just got this kit. overall a 9 out of 10

my only criticism is the panel lines will need to be re scribed and the "chrome trim" around the rear window disappears on the drivers side. it will need to be re scribed in also.



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:53 AM

does anyone know is the air cleaner bare aluminum, or is it painted silver?

 

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:11 AM

Looks like paint. The Oil fill cap looks like bare metal. so does the rocker cover.



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:23 AM

It is paint.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:00 PM

Factory stock rocker covers are black with a Ford V8 sticker on them, BTW (included on the kit's decal sheet).  Those might be repops.  Pretty sure the filler cap is black from the factory as well.


Edited by Brett Barrow, 07 April 2013 - 07:03 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:14 PM

I think Brett is right. Those appear to be aftermarket dress-up items.

 

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:02 PM

Hey, Jim Kelly, You gonna change your handle to Martinfan11?  :lol:

 

Inquiring minds want to know!   :P



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:40 AM

 

 

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Bottom one is a dual-carb E-code car, that aircleaner was unique to the big car, the E-code T-bird's was similar, but oval shaped. AMT's 56 Ford Vic has a very simplified version of one.  Kinda hoping Revell throws one into the supercharged F-code NASCAR special when they get around to it (we know it's coming...) 

 

The red-painted aircleaners look cool, I'm sure they probably had them as well.  The ones used on MEL's were a lurid bright green, along with the valve covers.  



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:36 PM

I was pretty happy how mine turned out except for the twisted frame.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

Hmm me think that wasn't cooled entirely prior to getting ejected out of the mold.  The easiest thing (unless your LHS is over hill and dale) is take it back to your place of purchase and get a replacement.  Any reputable shop will have a way to deal with Great Plains in regards to getting a refund (aka replacement kit) for their inventory and supply you with a kit with something less appearing to have been rear ended by a cement truck.

 

You're looking at 2-4 weeks (my last replacement part was almost 2 weeks to the day I requested it) for them to get a new frame out to you, presuming they don't want you to crate that one up on your own dime and send it to them so they can examine it.

   I doubt very much that they will want  it back. I got one these with a really bad rear window (must've been out of the same shot as that frame). & they sent me a new body after filling out the forms online.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 03:55 PM

I built this real one for a friend about ten years ago.

 

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Revell doesn't always get their proportioning right, but they did here, the kit captures the entirely different Custom series body very well.

 

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:47 PM

To me, the Revell '57 has a "heavy" look to the front end. The header panel between the fenders looks too thick and the bumper looks like it extends too far forward making the ends also look too long. Those issues can be fixed pretty easily though. I'll find out when I build mine.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:41 PM

To me, the Revell '57 has a "heavy" look to the front end. The header panel between the fenders looks too thick and the bumper looks like it extends too far forward making the ends also look too long. Those issues can be fixed pretty easily though. I'll find out when I build mine.

That's what I'm talking about!!!!! That region is the one that gives me problems!!!

Sideways the model looks sharp, the front end is the issue.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:24 PM

Can someone who has one of these kits in hand help me? I need the measurements of the door glass size, and the length of the door? I need them is a project to correct an old Revell 57 Ranchero kit to stock. Thanks in advance.

Ranchero was a version of the two-door station wagon body, which used the same doors as the Tudor sedans.  That was pretty much the standard across the US auto industry back then.

 

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