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#1 kalbert

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:07 AM

I imagine this gets asked about all the time, I searched but couldn't find the answer. Are there any sources for a non-SS front for the MPC SS El Camino?



#2 Draggon

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

I think you might want to go here. They should know.  

 

http://www.layitlow..../30-model-cars/

 

Or ask this guy.

 

http://www.jevries.com/



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

I bought a 1982 El Camino promo on ebay for about $21 including shipping .  A bit high but it was the only thing I could find .



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:24 PM

Yes, look on evil bay for one of the many issued non SS El Camino kits



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:36 AM

I imagine this gets asked about all the time, I searched but couldn't find the answer. Are there any sources for a non-SS front for the MPC SS El Camino?

 

What year are you trying to recreate? 78-82 front ends are similar, headlight treatment being different for the 82. 



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:06 AM

Anything not SS really, earlier the better but I'm not picky... Through some searching for a completely unrelated project I found this:

 

http://vcgresin.atspace.com/body.html

 

Looks like they have just what I was looking for! Going to ask first them first but I'm imagining one or the other of them can be adapted to the MPC SS kit.



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:49 AM

1978 thru '81 had single headlamps and the MPC kits are readily available .

1982 - Up had the dual headlamps and the only kit available is the SS version .



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:06 AM

1978 thru '81 had single headlamps and the MPC kits are readily available .

1982 - Up had the dual headlamps and the only kit available is the SS version .

MPC did do the '82 dual headlamp chrome bumper front end style....in kit and promo form..they pop up occasionally on eBay.


Edited by Rob Hall, 21 February 2013 - 07:08 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

If you are looking for an 81 El Camino, it would be easier to locate an existing kit than to try an convert that SS front end to a stock 81.



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

79 to 82 were done by MPC as promo and kit. Even a GMC Diablo was available. The promos go for around $20 each on the bay, kits similar.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:51 AM

MPC did do the '82 dual headlamp chrome bumper front end style....in kit and promo form..they pop up occasionally on eBay.

 

I didn't know that .  Thanks ,  I'll keep an eye out for one .