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#101 oldcars

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

A few years ago AMT came out with the 71 and 73 Mustang kits at the same time. I wanted the one with the rear window louvers. The box for 73 showed them while the 71 box didn't. I bought the 73. Yep! you guessed it. The kit that showed them didn't and the other kit did. I was just a little P.Oed. No, I didn't buy the other kit. Richard

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

Thanks for the info on this one. i already have a couple of victorias but was willing to grab this one for the wheels. Been wanting to build the stock car pictured on Marty Robbins 'devil woman' album for years. Just about bid on one the other day.

 

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Here's a good one

 

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What is on the Box is not in the Box..



#103 Duntov

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

SERIOUSLY?????  I never noticed....    :o)


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#104 Greg Myers

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:49 AM

Thanks for the info on this one. i already have a couple of victorias but was willing to grab this one for the wheels. Been wanting to build the stock car pictured on Marty Robbins 'devil woman' album for years. Just about bid on one the other day.

 

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Looks like a coupe

 

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

Thanks for the illustration. The old album's around here somewhere. I knew it was a coupe but would have bought the vic if it had the wheels. Got a few coupes in the stash. Marty also ran a Charger in the early 70's, found some decals for that one...

 

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Edited by mk11, 23 February 2013 - 08:57 PM.


#106 Greg Myers

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:38 AM

Yes he did.marty-robbins-nascar-star-country-music-martyrobbins2.jpghttp://www.dodgechar...p?topic=62589.0

 

and more  http://www.randyayer...bef6f6cabbf54cd


Edited by Greg Myers, 24 February 2013 - 05:42 AM.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:48 AM

. . . and the Bigiron in action    

 

 

"cheatin's not the way ta do it. "


Edited by Greg Myers, 24 February 2013 - 05:57 AM.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:26 PM

Cool, a Hurst Hemi Under Glass 'Cuda of the '67-'69 bodystyle!  :) :

 

 

 

Open it up and it's the '64-'66 bodystyle  :( :

 

 

 



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:29 AM

Here are a couple more misleading offerings from DTR.  Note the disclaimer in small print on the side of the boxes.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:33 AM

Here's a neat one from Premier or Palmer.  Ford Falcon? 

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:56 AM

Here are a couple more misleading offerings from DTR.  Note the disclaimer in small print on the side of the boxes.

 

"Paint and cement not included" ? :lol:



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:03 AM

Attached File  542403845_o-3 copy.jpg   15.32KB   28 downloads Now I see why everyone was complaining about disclaimers! 


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:11 AM

The Revell Gary Ormsby Dragster comes to  mind. They printed 1991 NHRA Top Fuel Champion when he was the 1989 World Champion. Gary passed in 91 from cancer. 

I still have 4 unopend ones. :wub:  



#114 Darren B

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:03 AM

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The shaker trike, says 1/25th but actually scales out to 1/12th scale.



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:05 AM

Here's a neat one from Premier or Palmer.  Ford Falcon? 

 

It's REALLY customized.



#116 Rob Hall

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:10 AM

One that I haven't seen in this thread that has been reissued at least twice w/ the same error is the MPC Dodge Dart Sport.   MPC reissued it in the '80s labeled as a Plymouth Duster, and AMT did the same about 10 years ago in the RC2 era.

 

Similarly for the MPC '74 Road Runner which MPC issued as a GTX in the '80s and AMT more recently (presumably for the same reason Monogram called their Road Runner a Satellite--to avoid paying for the naming rights).



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:31 AM

I think this was brought up in the recent Dodge pickup thread but it fits here too ! No 2 wheel drive suspension, tires or wheels, no mention of 2 wheel drive stock version in instructions either. Its also a "100" with 8 bolt wheels ???

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:56 AM

Something always seemed off about the 4wd wheels & tires on those kits...I read somewhere that they may have been 1/20th scale parts.



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:09 AM

I think this was brought up in the recent Dodge pickup thread but it fits here too ! No 2 wheel drive suspension, tires or wheels, no mention of 2 wheel drive stock version in instructions either. Its also a "100" with 8 bolt wheels ???

 

 

 

And to top it off, they put the wheels on the wrong axles on the box art!  :huh:



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:47 AM

Also what about the amt 70' chevelle kits?...on the box they show one built with stripes on the hood right?...but open it up NO DECALS WHAT SO EVER!!!..or is it just me?...(stole pic off mikesdecals.com)...have seen others the same way to???

 

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