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#1 CEKPETHO BCE

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

I recently ordered this kit and was wondering if anyone has experience building it.

 

Any relevant information is welcome. I see it's a 3 in 1 kit. Would anyone happen to have pictures of these built with different options. What custom options does it come with?

 

Thanks.

 

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#2 Chuck Most

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

That's the 'classic' AMT kit from 1962 or therabouts, not the newer version that came out in the '90's and got reissued in the tin box last year. I'll see if I can come up with some pics, but I know it comes with an optional SCoT-blown W-motor and a '57 Buick grille.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

It's not bad, it's easy to build and has a some good extras.

The the only thing bad about it is the trim on the side is a little off.

 

Here's my favorite part of the kit,

 

 

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

Well I was looking for that kit but I can't find it.

I think that one still has most of the original options but I'm not sure.

 

It should have custom front and rear bumpers, 57 Buick grille, chrome reverse wheels, slicks, 409 and 283 engines, blower with two side draft carbs, custom bucket seats,and roll bar.

 

I'll look some more, If I find it I'll post some pics.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

Someone posted way back the one that's out now that's blue on the box is that kit with all the goodies gone,get the old one. 



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

Nicks right, the latest blue car is stock only.

Still a good kit tho, with a lot of options. Great for building a 210 version. Also comes with Cragar wheels.

Here's a couple of built pics. Stocker is mine, Pepper Shaker was found on net. Sadly my original Pepper Shaker was smashed in a house move years ago, although Im planning a new version.
 

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:25 AM

 

Nicks right, the latest blue car is stock only.

Still a good kit tho, with a lot of options. Great for building a 210 version. Also comes with Cragar wheels.

Here's a couple of built pics. Stocker is mine, Pepper Shaker was found on net. Sadly my original Pepper Shaker was smashed in a house move years ago, although Im planning a new version.
 

looks like some nice work there on that stocker there Steve..
 

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

I built the kit back in the early 90's.  I shave the trim, so no problem there.  It has the old style chassis with everything pretty much molded in.  I think I still have one unbuilt, but will have to check when I get home.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

Thanks guys. Appreciate your insight.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

I had one of the original kits from 62? And they had a lot more goodies back then. There was a clear window unit (front,back,side windows),and with this you could chop the top. There were styline pieces and some ugly ( I thought) 4 hole wheels. And don't forget the peel and stick inserts for the seats. Great kit,but it's long gone.

That one's not bad,I have one in my stash.

Here's some pics from the orignal instructions.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

Whoa, the extended front end and the chop look very interesting. It's a shame the new kits don't have those options. Thanks for those instruction pictures.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

Not a problem. I found them here. A lot of good stuff.

 

http://thedpmcc.com/...tionsintro.html



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

 

 looks like some nice work there on that stocker there Steve..
 

 
Thanks John, this is the only stocker I've ever built !

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

The AMT "old mould" '57 is a classic kit that everyone should build at least once (even if it's just to see how good we have it now).

Just be prepared for exhausts moulded into the chassis, low suspension detail and an axle through the engine.

It's almost worth the price of admission just for the S.C.o.T. blower parts, kustom grille and sixties bucket seats.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

I could live with the chassis being low in detail.

 

Does this kit come with the same custom parts as well?

 

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

Most of the Styline parts were lost many years ago.

Maybe Round2 will work their magic on this kit and return those parts to it



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

I built this kit twice. One was a '60s edition, and had all the styline parts, plus the chop top glass. All suspension parts were chrome plated. After that, I built a early 90s edition, and the styline parts had vanished. The chrome suspension was still there though.

I like this kit a lot, and it goes togheter very well. both times I built a factory stock Bel Air. A thing I like about the kit, and many people dislike are the decals for the side trim. Even being an old tooling, and maybe BECAUSE it's an old tooling, I love this kit!!



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

I could live with the chassis being low in detail.

 

Does this kit come with the same custom parts as well?

 

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Yup, same kit with all same parts as the yellow car edition. Cant remember if you get Pepper Shaker :)  decals in yellow one, but there is a slightly different sheet in the brown one.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:53 PM

Wonder if the Trophy top is still in the kit.

I though from looks at some it wasn't anymore.

If it is, I may get another just for it!!

Wish the matching part was still in the 57 Fairlane 500.

I only have one of those!!



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:35 AM

It was still in there Dan, tho not sure about the latest blue stock only issue ?

 

PM me if you want a top, though they are showing their age now, if you de-chrome them & remove the mould line they can look ok.