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#21 pharoah

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:21 AM

I've got an older version that came with the 3 car set. 57,58,and 64 Chevys.

It's molded in light brown,and has some of the custom parts. Front and rear roll pans,bucket seats,and the trophy top!

Always been one of my favorite kits



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

57peppershaker, I have 2 from the 57 Chevy. and yes I know they are showing their age.

I had to fill a deep sink in the trunk of the one in my  Ertl/Matchbox issue. (Molded Tan)

I also have the 3 car Chevy kit.

 

I am looking for the 57 Ford Trophy top though

 

Thanks for the offer.

 

Wonder how long before Round2 restores the old lost parts in this kit??



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

got to have that smoothie where did you get it?



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:42 PM

I think this may be the original box?

 

AMT57Chevy-1.jpg

 

 

...but this one...  :wub:

 

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

That original box art is amazing. Thanks for sharing Casey.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

Don't forget the wonderful Boyd Coddington issue (Sarcasm intended). It still has a lot of the fun goodies, like the engine stand and alligator.

Edited by Nate, 07 February 2013 - 05:37 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

^ what's wrong with the Boyd's version? I never heard of it until just now and after googling it, it looks like a regular version with big rims.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

Because the only wheels included were the ridonkulous wheels. That being said, I did buy 2 of em, so I guess the joke's on me, LOL

By the way, that "Pepper Shaker" box art is killer! I would have bought it just for the art!

Edited by Nate, 07 February 2013 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

I think this may be the original box?
 
:wub:
 
AMT57Chevy2.jpg


Yup, thats the original from 1963. As for the Pepper Shaker version, it has a lot to answer for  . . . it was the 1st 57 Chevy kit I got. Lead to a long obsession !!
 


Edited by 57peppershaker, 10 February 2013 - 12:25 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

Because the only wheels included were the ridonkulous wheels. That being said, I did buy 2 of em, so I guess the joke's on me, LOL

 

Is Boyd's version an old tool or a new tool model? If old, did it include the Buick grill and some other goodies from the old tool kit?



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:51 AM

It's the same tooling. I can't remember if it had the customizing parts, though. It does have the engine stand and S.C.o.T. Blower and side draft carbs which is a pretty unique looking set-up. I think it came with a small flat screen tv and play station like video game controllers. There was a tiny alligator in that kit too, and some other goodies that I can't remember.

Edited by Nate, 08 February 2013 - 09:51 AM.


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

Thanks Nate. I'll look into getting one, but first I need to find out if they come with a Buick grill.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:52 AM

Yes the Boyd issue does have the Buick grill. It also has lowered (dif A arms) front suspension, the rear axle is also different to sit lower. & a couple of Boyd licence plate decals.

 

The rest is the same as the yellow car box art contents.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:42 AM

Thanks Steve.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:58 AM

Yes the Boyd issue does have the Buick grill. It also has lowered (dif A arms) front suspension, the rear axle is also different to sit lower. 

 

I think I read somewhere the front and rear suspension pieces are fully chrome plated, too.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

Have to get back tomorrow about that Casey (kits are in the attic) but hazzard a guess they are as I think they are part of the normal chromed tree.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:35 PM

How is the mold quality on the Boyd's version compared to the yellow box art version? I read somewhere that the molds were beaten to death by the time this kit came out and most parts are molded poorly. Is that true?



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

yes the suspension is chrome and the old custom parts are gone ..i have 10 of these all are the old style..