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Remeber these? "Destroyer" and "Thunderbolt One"


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#1 MsDano85gt

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:59 PM

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Remember these guys?

 

need to glue pcs back on, and continue my search for one of those "single" sole tractor style monster truck tires the thunderbolt only had 3 tires :(

  I digress though I built it anyways and  nicknamed the chevy monster "tripod"   I did a cool twist of my own and  noched the radiator support and inverted the exhaust headers upsidedown and  frontwards to come out the  front of the  hood  like  nostrils similar to some demo derby cars I've seen! cool effect

  wish they would re-issue cool stuff like this!



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:31 PM

Yes, I remember these trucks . When they first came out , I was still in the wrecker business. I bought the 1980 Revell kit to do a wrecker , sold most of the kit off to another model builder who needed parts . The Destroyer model, I gave the tires away to a guy who needed them. I kept the body to duplicate a Wrecker I had . I never did finish it . I sold the real wrecker , I retired and I'm too busy doing exhibit work to deal with another wrecker now , model or otherwise ................



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:38 PM

man I could have used those  tires ed lol

  its neat how they left the original parts in the kit as well so if you had spare rims and tires stock size you can build the trucks stock form



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:38 PM

The Destroyer looks like it has seen some action, the body actually looks twisted, more or less what the 1:1 might have looked like after several jumps!! :D 



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:28 AM

Ed, do you have any pictures? I'm doing a wrecker right now for my Dad using the "Destroyer" cab and chassis and looking for some ideas.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:13 AM

I remember those have the Ford one myself but it will be factory stock 2wd



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:00 PM

i have the tire you need daniel...pm me if interested in a trade.