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#21 SSNJim

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:40 PM

I have one too. It is the Illinois Police version with a few of the Stock/Original Red parts.

 

I Do Not remember a fire department issue of the kit.

I would have had a few if they Had done that!!

 

They Did offer the 97 Crown Vic with orange County Fire Authority decals.

That is the first re-issue of it. It came withthe same MX lightbar as the Caravan and

since then, ALL issues of the C-V have the MX instead of the better

Vision/Vector/"V" lightbar

I have the original issue and ISP issue of the Caravan, but could have sworn there was a third version. I do remember the CV with the OC Fire decals - maybe I got them confused. I'm not much into the emergency equipment; I usually just build them as normal vehicles. Thanks for the info!



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:55 PM

 

Sorry Jim: I just use the shortened links to make life easy. I don't know why you don't like them, but that's cool. Here's the full link:

 

http://adamrehorn.wo...96-caravan-oob/

Thanks again, Adam. Very fair and interesting review - I enjoyed reading it.



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:48 PM

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Maybe Round 2 can do the taxi version?   I have this on my to do list.



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 02:53 AM

That taxi is awesome! I wouldn't mind seeing a repop of this kit, that's for sure. There are a lot of possibilities for it, it seems!



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:53 AM

This was the Voyager over this side of the pond. It did so badly in the 1996 NCAP safety ratings, that they gave it a 0 out of 5 ! Tony Blair, the prime minister at the time, had one for his family but it was sold immediately after the safety story hit the press.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:08 AM

Yeah, it was the Voyager here, too, at some point. We had so many names and variants for these things. Caravan, Magic Wagon, Voyager, Town and Country... all boiled down to the same thing; a box with wheels. It reminds me of a UH-1 Huey but with the rotors replaced with wheels. Simply a tinplate box for going place to place. 

 

That's a bizarre story, though Ridgeback; I would have thought the PM would have had a British marque for his car. Also, a 0/5 is AWESOME! Great family hauler! OMG...  :o


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:50 AM

Kinda neat for dioramas

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:36 PM

I used to have one of these.....I had started it for a friend, but totally lost it....I have no clue where it went....



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:47 AM

That's too bad... I take it your friend drove one?

That's one reason I'm looking forward to this one. I've ridden in and test driven these things, so it'll be a rush to build one.  

 

If only they did a kit of the earlier, squarer ones. Did anyone ever do that?



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:09 PM

That's too bad... I take it your friend drove one?

That's one reason I'm looking forward to this one. I've ridden in and test driven these things, so it'll be a rush to build one.  

 

If only they did a kit of the earlier, squarer ones. Did anyone ever do that?

Brookfield made a diecast bank around 1/25th of one from around 1992 or so.  Don't think there was ever one in styrene.

 

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 03:52 PM

Love the Lindberg Caravan. Built a real nice one. Used real window tinting film to tint the rear windows. Looked at the kit again recently. Somehow lost the outside mirrors. Anybody out there have a spare set they are not going to use?

Scott

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 04:20 PM

I really like this kit, but so far it's all been "outside-looking-in"... I've never built one but I've seen them out of the box and I just fell in love with the detail in the interior molding. This one needs some opening doors but I have no Idea how one would make a slider

 

I've had friends who have worked out of these vehicles and I'd love to try some of them: A catering business, with an appropriate lettering job and a huge wedding cake in back, a heating and air-conditioning business, with an appropriate lettering job and tools, hoses and some flexi-vent ducting (made from bendable drinking straws, maybe?)

 

I really have a hard time understanding how this kit didn't fly off the shelf, back in the day... I'm on ebay as we speak to find myself one or six :D

 

Thanks for the review, Adam

 

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 02:54 AM

I don't know myself how you'd build a slider for the doors on this one. Doing a cargo version would be tough, too, because the interior bucket is all one piece. Of course, with a bit of imagination, some measuring and some cutting, I'm sure it's doable! 

 

I'm tempted to get another one because these were used as "Blue and White" (AboutTown, at the time) brand taxis around London, Ontario (where Iive) for quite some time. Of course, they were also used for Black and Yellow taxis, too. 

 

This is one of those kits that should be reissued, I think, to celebrate the anniversary of the Caravan. I'm not surprised that they didn't fly off the shelves the first time, either. I mean, most people seem to want to build muscle cars and customs; a plain-jane grocery getter isn't really going to turn them on. However, it's a neat kif of a real trendsetter, and I think that's why a lot of people here, who appreciate cars and modelling more deeply, think its so cool.