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#21 Len Woodruff

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 03:25 AM

I just went to the Missing Link website and i could not find any products. What did I do wrong?
Joe.

 

I think ModelHaus did these with separate lens.



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:43 PM

I bought the Countdown '69 Chevelle convertible back in the '70s. Took me 20 years to finish it.

 

It had the '68 Chevelle windshield with the vent glass. Also seems like it had Firestone 500 tires, but they are gone now. The trim on the side is all wrong for a SS, so you have to remove it and add wheel opening trim using Evergreen styrene. It had bad tail lights and the wrong side marker lights.

 

Since then, I have gotten several '69 Chevelle hardtops from the '80s to' 90s or so. Same basic kit. Funny looking at the chrome tree, it seems parts disappear and something new appears. They must have revised the emblems or something as my three hardtops have slightly different looks. If you buy AMT '65 Elcaminos from annual release to the latest release, you will see what I mean; has 327 emblem, no emblem and then a different 327 emblem.

 

I have bought several Modelhaus '69 Chevelle rear bumpers and red tail lights. Not too expensive.

 

All in all, the Chevelle vert will be very welcome. I will by several, one may be a "68 Chevelle vert.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:49 AM

Here's a '69 I converted into a '68 using ModelHaus parts.

 

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:09 AM

Man that is a gorgeous car. I have the Modelhaus '68 conversion pieces which are the dash and the front and rear bumpers and rear lights/lenses. Did you use any other parts????

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:58 PM

I scratch built the vent windows which came on the 68s. They were eliminated in 69. The rally wheels came from Revell's 69 z-28 kit. If memory serves me right the corner marker lights are correct for 68 cars. Amt did not update the tooling when they made it into a 69.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:55 AM

Didn't the '68 front marker lights have 396 on them? The '69 didn't , I think.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:08 AM

Swen, I forgot to say that your Chevelle looks great. 



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:59 PM

Front marker lights are wrongly shaped and too far back on the fenders.  Otherwise, nice!



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:05 AM

Do we know which engine will be in this kit?
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Posted 29 August 2013 - 07:34 AM

It says it has a fuel injection intake manifold that is it.

#31 Casey

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:37 AM

Do we know which engine will be in this kit?

 

Big Block Chevy, with the option to build it stock or add custom parts.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:22 PM

I don't built or care for converts, so i won't be buyin one. Too bad, caz I WOULD have sprung for a 68 coupe. I HAVE already done one useing the Modelhaus conversion kit. It fits like a glove!!!!



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:04 PM

Surely Round2 will tool up a decent set of tail lights for this kit. Only seems logical......



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:12 PM

I just went to the Missing Link website and i could not find any products. What did I do wrong?
Joe.

Joe try this link:

 

http://www.missingli...m/kits_2012.htm


Edited by 69NovaYenko, 29 August 2013 - 06:20 PM.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:44 PM

Surely Round2 will tool up a decent set of tail lights for this kit. Only seems logical......

Not likely. 



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:48 PM

Fauxback box art update:

 

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:21 AM

Sooooooo! It is the end of November has anyone seen this kit in a LHS?
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Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:23 PM

Sooooooo! It is the end of November has anyone seen this kit in a LHS?
joe.

No, but we can probably continue reviewing a kit that isn't out yet . let's see if it can drag it out to 8 pages so when the kit does come out you have to spend two hours trying to find pics and actual info on the kit as released . good info here just not anything about the kit in question. 



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 05:28 PM

No, but we can probably continue reviewing a kit that isn't out yet . let's see if it can drag it out to 8 pages so when the kit does come out you have to spend two hours trying to find pics and actual info on the kit as released . good info here just not anything about the kit in question. 

 

Well considering it's a Round 2 kit, there's nothing NEW about (other than the probably inclusion of the new Goodyear tires), otherwise it's just a reissue of the old '69 Chevelle Convertible kit from decades ago.  Anyone who has one, or has had one knows what's in the kit and can speak with reasonable authority as to it's contents, and problems (like the need for aftermarket parts to replace/fix kit parts).  It's not  a new tool, like it's a surprise or something.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:42 AM

And hopefully they support the window frame with some removable plastic runner. I have two of the old kits, one with a broken frame, one with a bent frame.

I once compared the Chevelle Hardtop with the convertible and the El Camino annual (not the newer tool 68). It seems to me they all came out of the same mold. There are some funny parting lines on the El Caminos interior where they omitted the rear passenger compartment.