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#1 jw78z28

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

I was looking to order one of there Ford trans kits, body, frame, inter tub, bumpers and tail lights. how good of a casting are they? do you need to spend weeks thining the body and inter tub to get them to look good? Ive ordered other parts from them but its been over a year and have never ordered a body from them.



#2 TooOld

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

They are excellent kits and the bodies don't need any thinning at all ,  they look almost like a polystyrene body !  They are also more flexible than most resin bodies which means no broken parts .  I bought their  '72 Ranchero and the only part that need some work to fit properly was the front grille / bumper but it looked great when I was done .  Also the windshield / windows are typical of vacuum formed windows and need some careful trimming to fit in the body .

 

I'd say go ahead and buy one ,  they are worth the extra money .



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:27 PM

You will be very happy with Motor City Resin products. Great casting and service.

 

John



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:41 AM

i like em..



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:47 AM

I've bought maybe a half dozen items from Motor City, from a simple grille to whole bodies . not one complaint with any of them



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:09 AM

You CAN'T go WRONG with an MCRC kit. And YES, IF you kitbash, MARK the resin peices so you DON'T confuse them with the original styrene kit parts!!!(regular glue WON'T work!)  They're THAT nice!!!!!



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:15 AM

Highly recommend their work.  I have the Hornet SC on the work bench right now, pictures under the on work bench section.  THe only clean up I had to do was the front valance fit.  Body was just about perfect, very little clean up.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:59 AM

thanks for the kind words guys. the hornet is from missing link, but i did do that master  for it


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:45 AM

You can not go wrong. I have built the 72 tornio wagon and the casting was beautiful. I am partway through the 70 1/2 falcon which you would think was styrene except for the fact it is slightly heavier. 

 

Excellent customer service as well. 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:30 AM

His castings look like plastic.  Beautiful.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:35 AM

I have several MCRC kits, very nice...'67 and '71 Mustang coupes, '70 1/2 Falcon, '70 XL...   white resin that looks like styrene.  I hope they reissue their '70 Fairlane coupe, I missed that one when it was first out.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

the coupe will be back soon
 



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:41 AM

i like em..

 

 

Me too! Great product and like others have said, looks like a kit and not resin. 



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

Thanks for the info guys. I figured they where good but just wanted to double check before I placed an order with them.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

Buy from him you will not be sorry



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:42 PM

Ok everybody was twisting my arm so I went ahead and ordered there 72 ford wagon looks like a real nice kit.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:07 PM

I got the wagon, it's cool! got the 71 Mustang coupe, the 70 Falcon, and one two more, and I've NEVER been sorry!



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

I own every version of the 70' Torino variations ,And all the 72's.Coupe,Ranchero And wagon kit Some of the best kits on the market...Missing Link and Motor City resins are top notch , And the service is outstanding.....You get quality products....No junk.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

Speaking of '70 Torinos, IIRC Missing Link Resin used to make a '70 Torino GT convertible...wish they would reissue that one, I missed out it the first time..



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

it was not a great seller