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#1 '70 Grande

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:46 AM

Has anyone got the reissue of the AMT/Round-2 1967 Shelby Mustang GT-350 on their workbench yet?  (The retro box artwork looks fantastic)!

 

I'm wondering if this kit is a straight-reissue of the AMT/Ertl 1967 Shelby Mustang GT-350 of a few years ago.  I know it will be issued in both White and Black styrene, but am wondering if everything else, including the decal sheet, is exactly the same as the original release.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:36 AM

Sorry, but all I have is a grainy cell-phone snap of the little illustration off the bottom of the box.  But it might be enough to tell if it's just a straight reprint of decals from earlier releases.  I doubt it is, most of the Round 2 repops have had expanded decal sheets... 

 

I'll try to see if I can get a better version of the decal art sometime today.

 

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:40 AM

It appears to be a straight reissue. You can view the instruction sheet here: http://www.round2mod...ions/amt800.pdf

 

Are the newly tooled Goodyear Polyglas GT tires included in this version, Brett?



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:02 AM

It'd be fantastic if the newly-tooled Goodyears were inside this reissue, but every description that I have read regarding the reissue for this kit still mentions the Firestones as the tires included... :mellow:



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:33 AM

I'm pretty sure they're the infamous "upside-down" Firestones from the 90's era of new tooling. I think they're what's always been in this kit. Good tire for red-lines or thin white walls. Not sure what the Shelby would have had from the factory. I know Shelby had a close relationship to Goodyear, but by 67 Shelbys were pretty much a Ford factory production, and Ford had long ties with Firestone... 

Edit - the Shelbys used Goodyear Speedway 350 E70/15's. Only the "Goodyear " would have been RWL. 

So they could have changed the printing on the new Goodyears and used those (if they fit the wheels) 


Edited by Brett Barrow, 06 February 2013 - 08:15 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:58 AM

I'm pretty sure they're the infamous "upside down" Firestones from the 90's era of new tooling. I think they're what's always been in this kit.

That's what the 1994 copyrighted kit I have and the RC2-era 'AMT Muscle' issue both had, the latter actually came with two sets, for whatever reason!

Back to the upside down lettering- is that actually correct? I've heard guys say Firestone actuallly did make tires with upside down lettering like that, but I've never seen a 1:1 Firestone from that period lettered that way.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:18 AM

That's what the 1994 copyrighted kit I have and the RC2-era 'AMT Muscle' issue both had, the latter actually came with two sets, for whatever reason!

Back to the upside down lettering- is that actually correct? I've heard guys say Firestone actuallly did make tires with upside down lettering like that, but I've never seen a 1:1 Firestone from that period lettered that way.

I've heard that the red-lines were lettered that way.  The tread's a little overdone, but proportionally I think they make a decent muscle-era tire.  



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:48 AM

I've heard that the red-lines were lettered that way.  

Looks like that is at least correct. (After reading this thread and seeing the upside down lettering come up, I got curious and did a little digging...)

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I agree- I think they look great on a variety of muscle car subjects.