Thanks for the heads up. Resin parts are still soaking but I want to try and use a combination of resin and kit parts. If I use the resin interior I will have to at least swap part of the rear seat because my buddy's car has that chrome piece at the top. I think that is a speaker ?????
MCW 1966 Chevy Biscayne kit.
Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:02 PM
I have a MCW '66 too, and everything mentioned in this post is true. I am going to combine mine with either a Revell '65, or '66 Impala SS, as a Maryland State Police '66 Biscayne.
I did this MCW '65 a few years back.
I recontoured the rear window, and re-did the tulip panel to a more correct shape.
I used the Monogram (Revell) 1965 Impala for the chassis and other parts, as well as the Model Car Garage Photoetch Set for the 1965 Impala, which includes "Biscayne" scripts.
Posted 02 May 2014 - 03:51 AM
That is one cool police car. Parts come out of the soak today !
Posted 02 May 2014 - 02:22 PM
Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:00 AM
If you are using the interior from MCW, make sure you spend a lot of time test fitting it. The interior bucket will be too wide for the dash. You will need to sand the floor so that once the side panels are glued on the dash will reach both sides. I'm still messing with mine.
Won't that make the interior too narrow for the body ? Thinking of just going with the revell interior and just using the resin bench seat and perhaps the dash. This replica doesn't have to be exact just pretty close.
Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:12 PM
Thats a neat looking project you got,i built a 65 biscayne using all of the monogram chassis an interior,It took a bit of work but it came out sweet,
Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:24 AM
I would get the Revell kit and swap the roofs.
Do not do it.
The C- pillars of the MCW roof are not symmetric.
Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:52 PM
I have the MCW 1966 Biscayne for a Police Car project in the future. I may just cut up a Revell Impala, and turn it into a Biscayne, since the MCW body needs so much work. I did a Caprice a few years ago, and the work concept is similar.
I did this one from the Revell Kit. Roger Hayes mad me correct it during construction. Thanks Roger. I
may will do a '65 Caprice 4-Door Hardtop too, as I have done my research. Maybe this year.
Edited by Ron Hamilton, 06 May 2014 - 06:55 PM.
Posted 10 May 2014 - 05:47 PM
Irony! I've been following this thread since I've meant to buy some of the Model Car World plain Janes. I was at the Mid-Atlantic NNL in Maryland today and what do you know... one of the dealers was selling a MCW 1965 Biscayne kit. So I grabbed it for $25.
Posted 10 May 2014 - 07:12 PM
I'm building the same kit as we speak. Mine will be a sleeper with the R/M 396 from the 66 Impala. I don't think the rear bumper will work from the 66 Impala kit. It has 3 taillights where the biscayne only has 2. I have already shot both bumpers with alclad and they look ok. The R/M chassis fits fine.
The other difference between an Impala/Caprice in 66 and a Bel Air/Biscayne involves the rear back up lights. On the Impala and Caprice, they are in cutouts in the rear bumper. The Bel Air and Biscayne have them mounted next to the taillights, so no holes in the rear bumper
Posted 19 May 2014 - 04:49 AM
I finally got my interior, body and chassis to come together. I needed to trim the rear package tray so that the interior assembly would snug up to the body, (I'm using the resin interior) as well as the trimming I have mentioned before. Its been a chore so far but fun. I'm not a rivet counter so if its not 100% correct, big deal, I build for me. If I could figure out how to post I would. I'm also not computer literate so the instructions from the host make no sense to me. Keep us updated on your progress.