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Here's an interesting artical on Revell's "Miss Deal" Funny Car

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#1 Greg Myers

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:26 AM

This caught my eye, thought a little model car history was in order. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=18742
 
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I don't see the "parts Pack chassis" always talked about, :huh:


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No "parts Pack" stuff here. More "Urban Legend" Model "Myth". :blink:


Then again, the author did say " I'd like to imagine " :o

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:37 AM

Interesting.  Coulda been.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:45 AM

Interesting, but the author misses that Revell at that time would have been in Venice, CA.  They didn't move to the midwest until the Monogram merger in the mid-80's and have only been located in Elk Grove Village, IL for a handful of years. 



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:52 AM

Interesting, but the author misses that Revell at that time would have been in Venice, CA.  They didn't move to the midwest until the Monogram merger in the mid-80's and have only been located in Elk Grove Village, IL for a handful of years. 

 

 

There's some logical rain on the old parade!   LOL.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:02 AM

The story I've always heard is that it's basically a Parts Pack chassis and engine mated to the body from the still-born stock 53 Stude they were working on when they got wind that AMT was doing one, too.  Rather than flood the market with 2 stock 53 Studes, they chose to modify it into the Miss Deal.  Throw it all into a classic Jack Leynnwood box and the rest is history...  



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

Front suspension is basically from the Dragster Speed Equipment parts pack, not exactly, but basically.    And similar wheels and tires were done in parts packs.  So maybe I should have said chassis from parts pack parts?   

 

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:03 PM

Read the comments on the HAMB link for posts by Tim Boyd (Funman) and me (Critical Mass)



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:36 PM

The Miss Deal frame is essentially the Parts Pack chrome custome frame, the steering wheel & linkage is from the dragster C1124 dragster parts pack, and the engine is a re-pop of the chrome Chrysler engine pack.  What's great about the Miss Deal kit is that you can clone some of the old Parts Pack - derived kits, without shelling out big buck$...



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:12 PM

" without shelling out big buck$" ? Have you priced any of these parts packs, much less found any of them ? :huh:



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:23 PM

The link is at the bottom of the original article where it says "33 replies on Jalopy Journal"



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:09 PM

The link is at the bottom of the original article where it says "33 replies on Jalopy Journal"

 

Thanks Vincent, there's a lot more information there. ^_^



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:48 PM

The photo of the copper-colored Stude can also be found in the book Drag Racing Gassers by Lou Hart, and I admit Miss Deal immediately sprang to mind when I first saw it.

The book was published in 2007 and is loaded with great reference photos, that particular photo being credited to the authors scrap book.



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 08:37 AM

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=18742   leader3.jpg



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 09:12 AM

Interesting and thanks. I have one of the Miss Deal kits that I'll be finishing up next month for the upcoming Milwaukee NNL.



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 09:32 AM

I don't see that as such a likely connection, but it did get him published.  <_<



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 09:38 AM

Agreed Dan, creative writing not based on actual fact.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 09:39 AM

I think it is just coincidence. The kit was put together using parts packs and a dead project Stude body. Given how late Revell was getting into the Funny Car Scene, 1967,  this was already a pretty outdated design.



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 10:13 AM

"Testor huffing audience" ...hmmmph, indeed. :angry:



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 10:57 AM

I found the article boring.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 11:42 AM

I think it is just coincidence. The kit was put together using parts packs and a dead project Stude body. Given how late Revell was getting into the Funny Car Scene, 1967,  this was already a pretty outdated design.

What was the dead project the Studebaker came from? Was Revell doing a stock one, or some Bonneville record car?