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#1 chadrob30

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:12 PM

The Jeep looks like it's 1:26 or 1:27 scale and is basically a curbside...haven't opened up the Mustang yet.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

I want to build both!! Is the Jeep a new release?



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:30 PM

It's a new release of an old kit. I believe it was a diecast kit originally. It's basically a curbside.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:32 PM

Still could do some cool roll cages and suspension work on one!



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:34 PM

Yea, this has coil springs and "working" suspension.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:36 PM

Here are the parts trees.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:41 PM

Looks like that "engine" could be cut out pretty easy.......maybe a Hemi swap is in order?



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:47 PM

Heck yea!



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:57 PM

Oh man you could go crazy on the suspension.

Maybe even go old school with a 304 or a 360.

Don't quoit me on the 360. I can't remember if

that is right,might been a 406.Must be my all timers

actin up.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:45 PM

I saw both of these at the hobby shop tonight and wanted to get both, but didn't. I was a little disappointed about the "curbside" aspect of it. Nice tires though.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:58 PM

Yea, the thing is so small I don't know why I bought it. Excited about the Mustang though. Going to try and make a bracket racer out of it.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:54 AM

For all of the Jeep modelers out there this kit is very exciting. It is a nice representation of the TJ series and will be the start of many different Jeep builds. I think the tires will end up on a lot of other builds. I have done the TR kit with the metal body and the all plastic kit will e much easier to modify. I foresee a lot of Hemi swaps which is happening in the 1:1 world as well. Here is one I did of the metal kit.
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:27 AM

What does the front axle look like in the jeep kit? I need a decent replica of a dana 20 for a conversion that's been in the works WAAYYYY too long............ :P

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:41 AM

Wow Dan!  Your MP Jeep is really cool.   You could even take it to IPMS shows!



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:37 PM

The front axle is shown at the bottom of the picture that Chad posted. It is a decent representation, has the steering and lower control arms molded on.
The MP Jeep is just a quick respray, change of tires and some small added details.
The TR TJ family:
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Edited by heepey, 24 May 2013 - 02:40 PM.