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#61 Len Woodruff

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:38 AM

Has anyone got this kit yet? I am especially interested in the seats. Based on the instructions they have a new plain bench seat and new plain back seat.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 04:12 AM

Has anyone got this kit yet? I am especially interested in the seats. Based on the instructions they have a new plain bench seat and new plain back seat.

Yes, it has a new front Bench seat assorted with a new rear seat too.. very nice!!

And of course some new tool steelies to complete the base model look for the drag racer.

The only glitch, is the SS body trim(grille and tail panel) not a big deal to correct!!! 

 

One of the most interesting kit i bought in 2013..



#63 rasafyff

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:36 AM

Hmm...will have to check mine..I noticed there were two slicks, round and black...

 

Edit: Checked mine..indeed...the slicks are identical except for the names stamped on them--one has Goodyear on both sides and the other says Racemaster on both sides.

My kit has two Racemaster slicks.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:07 PM

My kit has one Goodyear, & one Racemaster, & I waited & order after the first shipment thinking I might get lucky & they would have this problem corrected,,,wrong!!



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:10 PM

My kit has one Goodyear, & one Racemaster, & I waited & order after the first shipment thinking I might get lucky & they would have this problem corrected,,,wrong!!

Mine is like that also.  



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:54 PM

You might remember that AMT's recently reissued "Sock-It-To-Me" '62 Corvette was shipped *without* two (2) of its tires.

I bought two (2) of the kits; same problem on both.

Anyway, once AMT was informed of their goof-up, they offered to ship tires to their kit dealers for free, at the dealer's request. I made my LHS aware of this, and they got the tires for me ASAP.

Just make AMT aware of the problem; they'll fix it....

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:53 PM

 

I think they'll be the same Cragar S/S wheels as in the previous non-Pro Street kits, but it looks like the stock, three-"spoke" wheel covers are now included, too: http://www.round2mod...ions/amt772.pdf

Weird piece of trivia about the stock wheel covers - they're way too flat to represent the Nova items, but that error makes them a near-perfect match for, of all things, the optional wheel covers for the '63 Olds Starfire!



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:40 AM

silly question but this kit has the STOCK firewall and inner fenders I hope? not the ones from the pro street kit?

 

thanks in advance.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:38 AM

silly question but this kit has the STOCK firewall and inner fenders I hope? not the ones from the pro street kit?

 

thanks in advance.

Yep,  stock. 

No pro street parts. 



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:36 AM

Has anyone got this kit yet? I am especially interested in the seats. Based on the instructions they have a new plain bench seat and new plain back seat.

 

Some pics here: http://quartermilers...ead=3927&page=1



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:31 PM

It's got the same Cragar SS the stock versions have always had...very nice, w/ the S/S cap detailing.  Stock hubcaps also.   One thing I noticed is it seems to have old tires...I don't recall what tires the original issue has, but this issue has the old AMT super skinny Firestones and some soft, hollow drag slicks.

Actually, the "Restomod" version had something similar to Cragar 398 Chrome Soft 8.  Being a "restomod" you would think that it would have provisions for lowering (at least the front) a bit more.  That version also had a set of racing seats but,  I can't remember if they were Recarro, Sparco, no name or what.  Nevertheless, plan on picking up a couple of the Grumpy's Toy issue and a couple cowl hoods from ebay.


Edited by Skydime, 12 November 2013 - 06:37 PM.


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 10:37 PM

Santa brought me this kit Yesterday. :D 

 

Since I haven't seen more pictures about this kit's parts, I decided to take some pics and post them here. Not the best quality, but I guess you'll see what this kit includes.

Just a couple of notes that I made with a fast look... First the tire problem, yes, I got one Good Year and one Racemaster as well. But I will be sanding the textes away and putting Racemaster decals on the tires so that won't be a big problem. The Newly Tooled seats and wheels are really nice. They will look good once painted and detailed. There is quite a lot of mold flash, but it just needs to be removed. Only really bad thing was that at least in my copy, the window trim is very light and there is a danger that it will disappear under the paint. Just needs to spray thin paint coats and BMF before clear coat I guess. I think that the decal sheet is super nice. This will be an interesting build for sure, and I might start a WIP thread on the Drag Racing Models section at some point...

 

Anyway if anyone wants better pics of some parts, just let me know and I can do that. But in the meanwhile, here you go: http://public.fotki....umpys-toy-nova/



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:24 PM

Got my first kit for Christmas too.  I'd been looking for it in Hobby Lobby to pick one up myself, then I realized they must not carry it because of the number on the quarter panels.  Anyway, mine had two Racemaster tires.  However, it looked like a two year old picked them off the tire tree.  :(   Oh well, not gonna use em anyway.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:56 AM

Somebody at the factory screwed up the mold halves for the slicks, they're supposed to have Goodyear on one side and Racemaster on the other and the builder chooses which side faces out.  But they put the mold haves together so each tire has the same brand on both sides.  Looks like now they're just running double the amount of tires and throwing the Goodyears out. 



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 09:07 AM

I'm haing a time finding underhood shots of just what the Grump had going on. The instructions don't give that info. How stock was A/S? I know there weren't hood scoops and tunnel rams, so would it have been the single 4bbl on an alu intake with a velocity stack? Or were they required to have the air cleaner iin place?



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 09:21 PM

I'm haing a time finding underhood shots of just what the Grump had going on. The instructions don't give that info. How stock was A/S? I know there weren't hood scoops and tunnel rams, so would it have been the single 4bbl on an alu intake with a velocity stack? Or were they required to have the air cleaner iin place?

 

This thread has lots of good information about the engine: http://www.modelcars...showtopic=83254 . You'll need some scratchbuilding to make it accurate, but I guess it's nothing impossible...



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:46 AM

If anyone has this kit, would you please be so kind as to post a pic of the bench seats.

 

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 10:31 PM

Thanks Casey you're a champ, It looks like the type that I require for a build that I am planning. It's time to go shopping.

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