what can anyone tell me about this kit Thanks
AMT 65 Lincoln
Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:00 AM
You get the tree build options on the box art. The "wagon" roof has a clear plastic sun roof as I recall. Remember this is a 60's - 70's kit with the screws holding the chassis and metal axles thru the engine and all. But it was a very good kit at the time and the body proportions are good as is the interior. You can build a very nice model out of it, but know what you are starting with.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:02 AM
Dave , is there another chassis I can use that you know of , with a separate frame
Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:34 AM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:42 AM
Dave would you know if the 68 Lincoln is more updated as far as the chassis and all ??
Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:09 AM
I don't recall ever seeing one. This isn't a bad kit, you might be surprised by how good it would look with a little extra effort.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:10 AM
Thanks Derick ,,, I see I will need to find a donor chassis , the rear end axel tubes are like from a Mack Truck
Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:51 AM
Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:59 AM
Closest similar detailed chassis would be the AMT 62 Thunderbird. It would probably need to be stretched a bit. These cars were both unit bodies, developed together, using shared components. These days you would say they share the same "platform".
Edited by sfhess, 19 April 2013 - 11:01 AM.
Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:13 AM
I needed the hardtop body for a future project so I picked one up fro Missing Link a few years ago and it's still sittin' on the pile with a lot of other future builds. LOL! I also have the above mentioned kit to use as a donor.
Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:46 PM
I agree - the '65 is a fine kit when you consider the era it came from.
The '68 which I have also has the old style chassis. It has a funky option - can be built as a "Town Car", a *real* town car with the roof removed over the driver's area, as in the case of the classic town car limousines of the 30s.
Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:53 PM
oh the 62 Bird chassis huh , I have that kit and when the Lincoln gets here i'll check it out and if it looks like I can do it i'll egt another t-bird , Thanks !
Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:15 AM
Anne Im building a 65 at the moment so far its been problem free ! There are a few sink spots on the body there are two on the trunk and some around the hood and front fenders . If your trying to be more accurate then you will have to move the hood orniment to the hood and not on the body and the hood hinge is wrong to here is some pics
Edited by Doobie, 20 April 2013 - 01:25 AM.
Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:50 AM
Molded in chassis details can be painted to look nice. In fact, a simple build like that on occasion is a nice respit from the mega detailed stuff we usually do.
Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:16 AM
I have the Prestige issue from the 80s of this kit, its very nice and i like the way older kits are packaged.
Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:52 AM
BTW, I'm in need of a chassis for this if anyone has one for trade.
Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:44 AM
I would concentrate more on a stellar paint job and clean construction than worrying about a detailed chassis for the Lincoln kit.
There was a WIP with the wagon conversion on the forum a while back...
Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:01 AM
The Thunderbird may be to small, I would try the 66 Ford Galaxy it is a full size car. Lots of great parts in the kit.
Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:46 AM
I believe the '66 Ford was a full body on frame car, while the '65 Lincolns and T-Birds were unit construction. The floorpan out of the '62 T-Bird would be the better way to go as they did not change much from '61-'66. Of course you'd need to lengthen the floorpan as someone mentioned, but you'd have all the detail you'd want.
Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:58 AM
Gotta agree with Bill on this one! The T-Bird's chassis is EXACTLY what you'll need if your looking for accuracy. It has a totally seperate front and rear suspension set up, and just flat out looks better.