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#1 69NovaYenko

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:51 AM

Today I was on the AMT site and read that they intend to release a newly tooled `68 Plymouth Road Runner sometime in September 2013. The new Roadrunner will have a highly detailed chassis and the interior builds up platform style which will  make detailing and painting the interior a whole lot easier. There will be two build versions, one will be a stock version and the other will be a street machine version. I was wondering if anyone can shed additional light on new AMT  release i.e. the online picture shows the car with a vinyl roof, will that be molded in, what is the engine displacement (please let it be something other than a 426 Hemi), will it be bucket or bench seats ( please let them be bench) etc.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:55 AM

Sounds like the original one released many years ago. Sure hope the do though...



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:59 AM

I hope amt fixes the body on this one fury3 can tell you how much he had to fix the body to make it correct lets hope so.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:12 AM

Looks like their 90's vintage kit.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:28 AM

the online picture shows the car with a vinyl roof, will that be molded in, what is the engine displacement (please let it be something other than a 426 Hemi), will it be bucket or bench seats ( please let them be bench) etc.

 

It won't be molded in like the Revell '69 Charger's vinyl roof was/is, and the engine is an RB-series 440  Hemi.

 

Can't recall if the kit includes a bench seat or buckets, though.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:47 PM

I assume it will be just a straight reissue of the '68 kit...that picture w/ the vinyl top is a pic of someone's car parked in a driveway, (the original image turns up in a Google search on '68 Road Runners), probably not indicative of the kit, don't think they'd add a vinyl top. 



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:52 PM

"Produced from modern-engineered tooling" is not the same as "new tooling". This is a rerun.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:37 PM

Today I was on the AMT site and read that they intend to release a newly tooled `68 Plymouth Road Runner sometime in September 2013. The new Roadrunner will have a highly detailed chassis and the interior builds up platform style which will  make detailing and painting the interior a whole lot easier. There will be two build versions, one will be a stock version and the other will be a street machine version. I was wondering if anyone can shed additional light on new AMT  release i.e. the online picture shows the car with a vinyl roof, will that be molded in, what is the engine displacement (please let it be something other than a 426 Hemi), will it be bucket or bench seats ( please let them be bench) etc.

The engine should be a 383 as that was the stock engine for the '68 Road Runner with the Hemi being an option.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

 

It won't be molded in like the Revell '69 Charger's vinyl roof was/is, and the engine is an RB-series 440. 

 

Can't recall if the kit includes a bench seat or buckets, though.

68 Road Runners got 383's... So i'm guessing they are just taking the 440 out of the 69 GTX kit and including it into this kit then just call it a 383? Also are they going to give us the correct air cleaner and pie pan for the 68?



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:50 PM

If it's a straight reissue of the '89 kit (some 24-year-old "modern" tooling right there) - and the "street machine" notes about wheel and engine options indicate it will be - it'll have a bench and the hemi.


Edited by Chuck Kourouklis, 07 August 2013 - 02:51 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 03:48 PM

The Round 2 site doesn't specify an engine. Most likely, its a straight reissue of the Roadrunner kit, which has a Hemi/4 speed combo. The original kit did include custom wheels, I believe they were Centerlines, don't remember the exact style. They were somewhat of a dated design when the kit was new, very 1980s.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:55 AM

I wonder if they will also reissue the Pro Street version?



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:01 AM

At that scale there isn't much difference between a 383 and a 440. WHY WOULD AMT bring out a NEW kit, when they ALREADY have a state of the art kit? Just to have a vynil top???  Personally, I think this is just AMT's way of gettin a few more miles outta a popular mold.Oh an the 68 AMT RoadRunner already has a bench seat. They came standard.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:39 AM

Did the Pro Street version also have the bench seat included in addition to the race seats? 



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:03 AM

To avoid any confusion re the vinyl top, the picture on the website has just been changed 



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:41 AM

That, or to show off some new retro box art - 

 

which, dammit, more often than not results in me buying one.  :angry:



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:13 AM

Did the Pro Street version also have the bench seat included in addition to the race seats? 

I have an original issue of that one. It's not handy at the moment, but when I get a chance I'll check it.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:34 PM

Aside from the not-quite rear wheel openings, what else is wrong with the body?

 

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:14 PM

Aside from the not-quite rear wheel openings, what else is wrong with the body?

 

Charlie Larkin

I never liked the shape of the bottom edge of the quarters behind the rear wheelwells. To my eye they look angled upwards, more like the Coronet quarters. The RoadRunner bottoms should be more parallel to the ground.


Edited by doggie427, 08 August 2013 - 01:15 PM.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:34 PM

Cool box art now that they have posted the yellow Roadrunner