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#21 Rob Hall

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

Are those headlight washers I see ? Or ?

Looks like it...that pic appears to be in Europe, so maybe it was a Euro-spec model.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:49 PM

R2 more than likely found the 75 inserts for the grille and nose piece. I don't see a 71 or 72 as the body would have to be re-tooled along with grille/nose etc. I love having them back in a normal box.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

R2 more than likely found the 75 inserts for the grille and nose piece. I don't see a 71 or 72 as the body would have to be re-tooled along with grille/nose etc. I love having them back in a normal box.

I thought '74 was the first year Gremlin that AMT did, but a search on eBay turned up a '72 funny car..didn't know about that one. Bandit Resins makes a '71 or '72 in resin, the build up of it in a recent SA looked pretty good.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:12 PM

Unfortunately most of them look like this now

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:37 AM

I thought '74 was the first year Gremlin that AMT did, but a search on eBay turned up a '72 funny car..didn't know about that one.


I have the F/C Gremlin kit. The front grille and bumper is a separate casting that was not on the chrome tree.....so if it was still in the kit it would be nice for R2 to throw it in. It would work well on a Pro Stock build! Posted Image

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:05 AM

Are those headlight washers I see ? Or ?


The pic is from Scandinavia. Headlight wipers are mandatory there on any car built after 1974. If they aren't available from the manufacturer, they have to be improvised using parts from another make. And no, they were not available on Gremlins from the factory.

Here are a few more examples of cars that had been made legal for use in Sweden:

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You get the picture (pun intended).

Edited by Junkman, 26 October 2012 - 11:08 AM.


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:20 PM

Thanks for the info Casey......wonder if it really will have a roof rack or someone used a Fresh Cherrys die cast for a stand in......

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:50 AM

Gremlins are cool cars, i had a 76 levi gremlin, straight 6 with a stick, i drove that car for along time, i love those cars.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:34 AM

I hope we get these this side of the pond, as I like to build models that are just a little bit different

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:16 AM

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I passed my driving test in one of those, same colour as well, Orange Red ....

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:10 PM

Is this the kit I need to build the AMC drag car man? The Wally Booth car man or will the '76 kit do?? I'm confused, but that's not hard to do man lol

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

I bought the '75 Gremlin at Model Empire earlier this week.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

I have the F/C Gremlin kit. The front grille and bumper is a separate casting that was not on the chrome tree.....so if it was still in the kit it would be nice for R2 to throw it in. It would work well on a Pro Stock build! Posted Image

The early Gremlin funny car (first released in '71) had two grille/bumper units. One is on the plated tree and is 100% stock (even has engraved headlamp detail). The unplated one has no engraved detail, it's supposed to make the body more closely resemble a one-piece fiberglass unit. I'm not sure which early Gremlin I want; Wally Booth's '72, or H.L. Shahan's '71 match race car (Gremlin wheelbase was too short to run legal Pro Stock prior to '72).

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

Hmmm, I wonder if Round2 is adding the other hockey stick Gremlin X decals to this kit?

 

Guess so:

 

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:09 AM

Looks like another cool kit to buy.....The 74 and the 75's are basically the same cars.....So I'll probably buy 2 of them and another '76 ...Thanks for sharing the kit with us.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:35 AM

I picked up one of these the other day, and these appear to be the parts which differ from the earlier '76 release:

 

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Round2 did included a 2"x6" Gremlin mini bumper sticker, the mini box, and the different decal sheet shown earlier in this topic, but yeah, it's 98% the same as the '76 version.