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MPC Round2 Reissue

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#1 Austin T

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:41 AM

I was browsing Round2's website and stumbled across this http://round2models..../mpc/dodge-dart. I'm pretty excited about it, maybe they will reissue more 70's cars since there doing this one and the Pacer X (I also I'm really excited about this one). 

 



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:26 AM

This announced reissue caught me by surprise!  I can't remember if this kit had separate pieces for it's front and rear suspensions or not; anybody remember? 

 

(Or did it have no real front suspension pieces other than the wheels-mounting-pins, and a 1-piece/separate rear suspension/axle/springs piece with the driveshaft molded-directly into the main chassis piece)? 



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:28 AM

This announced reissue caught me by surprise!  I can't remember if this kit had separate pieces for it's front and rear suspensions or not; anybody remember? 

 

(Or did it have no real front suspension pieces other than the wheels-mounting-pins, and a 1-piece/separate rear suspension/axle/springs piece with the driveshaft molded-directly into the main chassis piece)? 

Typical '70s MPC chassis w/ wheel mounting pins and 1-piece rear suspension, molded in driveshaft, etc IIRC.   This kit was last out about 10 years ago w/ a purple car on the box art and labeled as a Duster.


Edited by Rob Hall, 13 June 2013 - 06:29 AM.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:34 AM

Doesn't it have a Catalytic Convertor molded into the chassis' exhaust system too?



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:44 AM

Doesn't matter.

 

Care less.

 

STILL WANT.



#6 Rob Hall

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:46 AM

Doesn't it have a Catalytic Convertor molded into the chassis' exhaust system too?

Probably...I have a few of the previous issues in my stash but they are all in storage.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:28 AM

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:23 PM

Was this also the Smokey Convoy Chaser?

I have used that kit and the mislabeled Plymouth Duster for other builds.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:24 PM

Was this also the Smokey Convoy Chaser?

I have used that kit and the mislabeled Plymouth Duster for other builds.

Yes..that one had some different wheels and the police parts, but basically the same kit.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:07 PM

I hope the Figure with the Trophy is included like the Original issue!!



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:36 PM

I hope the Figure with the Trophy is included like the Original issue!!

It is, It says that and more in the link I provided.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:44 PM

Probably...I have a few of the previous issues in my stash but they are all in storage.

 

Pretty sure all the reissues of this basic kit since the Convoy Chaser first came out haven't had the stock exhaust at all. Would be surprised if it isn't in this issue though. 



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:29 PM

So, this combined with the AMT 71 Duster kit= Nice 75 Dart!



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:44 AM

Doesn't it have a Catalytic Convertor molded into the chassis' exhaust system too ?

The chassis from this ---and every MPC (et al.) 'A'-Body annual kit--- is completely unchanged from its 1970 origins (e.g. , the 1971 Duster and the mid-1971-intro 1971 Demon 340) , which is to say :

- True dual exhaust ;

- 8 3/4 differential (which was dropped after from the Dart / Duster after the 1972 model year ) .

 

Believe it or not , the majority of 360-powered 1975 Dart Sports and Dusters were built without catalytic converters ! The 1976 models were absolutely built without cat cons ! Naturally , we out here in JerryBrown-a-fornia got nailed with a single exhaust , single cat con , and a milder cam ( :angry:  ) .

So , *technically* the chassis is correct for this application !

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I'm am very much looking forward to seeing this kit's restoration and re-release ! Its first modified-reissue was the aforementioned smokey convoy chaser from circa 1977 (yes , the Dart Sport annual continued for the 1976 model year ; ostensibly , the 1976 Duster didn't make the cut ) .

In 1984 , the Dart Sport's tooling was again modified , being released as the mislabelled "Dodge Duster" . Changes were limited to the tyres / wheels , hood (NASCAR-style hoodpins were moulded-in) , and the side pipes . This issue and its 1977 'convoy' relative were sans stock building options .

 

My chief *complaint* about this series of Darts , etc. , has always been centred around the manual transmission . Why ? One look at the interior tub will show why : console (a TorqueFlite-only option after 1969) , with its automatic shifter , and the auto trans brake pedal . Then there's that off-scale 340 / 360 engine (it looks more like a 3.9 litre V6 !) , but that's truly small apples given the AMT Duster doner .

 

A big Thank You to Round2 for not only dusting-off these moulds , but also for restoring the original parts :) :) :) :) .

Now , if Round2 were to include the wheels / tyres from the Convoy Chaser in this reissue , then it would be perfect !



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:57 PM

Cool I'll have this on my list in Oct.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:43 AM


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:54 AM

really looking forward to this one...



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:56 AM

Guess this kills any value my original non mint kit had..... :(

 

Time to swap in a pro stock chassis. :)



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:07 AM

O K , who's gonna be first on the board to do a gas station with a line of 70's re- issues lined up going around a card table and looking like it was late 1973 all over again ??? :rolleyes:  :blink: 


Edited by Eshaver, 18 June 2013 - 08:07 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:34 AM

Another kit to add to the wish list!

Edited by johnbuzzed, 18 June 2013 - 09:35 AM.