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#21 iBorg

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:28 PM

I think the original issue had spy parts. My Dad and I built it. While I've got a couple of other models we built that one seems to have vanished. I'd love to get the spy parts and recreate my memory.



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 02:51 PM

I think the MPC 66 Bonneville had the spy parts.

There's one on eBay for sale.



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 03:57 PM

I know of a few people who have taken the body/interior and trim from the MPC kit and stuck it on the chassis and running gear of the Revell kit. Looks pretty good.

 

Three words of caution:

 

1. It's my understanding that most of the recent reissues of the '67 actually has the 1970 seats in it, which are quite different. Several resin-casting operations, including The Modelhaus have the correct seats at reasonable prices- about $3.

 

2. The '66 Rally I wheels are wrong for a '67. You could use the Hurst mags in the '66, though, or possibly adapt the MPC wheels.

 

3. The Tri-Power was last used in '66. While I wouldn't be shocked if a few '67s had that installed at the dealer, you might want to adapt the single 4-BBL '67 intake/carb/air-cleaner onto the otherwise very nice Revell engine.

 

But yes, the MPC kit can be built with patience and care. Think of it this way- your skills aren't there- YET. As I always used to tell my students when I taught, just because you can't do something now doesn't mean you can't learn to to do it now. This hobby is about the learning experience as much as it is anything else. That said, if you want to tackle another kit of two until you're more comfortable with this, go for it.

 

Charlie Larkin

 Charlie was there much modifying to the 66 chassis to get it under the 67 AMT body.?? That sounds great and I have never seen or thought of this..



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:26 PM

On the Drastic Plastic Fotki instruction site you see instructions and box for many old kits. Including MPC's 60's Pontiac kits. I see no spy stuff with MPC's GTO kits. The MPC '66 Bonneville kit had extra spy equipment.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 12:47 PM

If you look at the chrome and other parts sprue, you will notice all the reissued 67 70 and 72 GTOs used common parts. It appears, from some of the parts I bought have mixed or last version parts.



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 01:34 PM

I'm about 90% done with this kit (molded in white). Although I haven't been back to modeling long this is the worst kit I've done out of the ten or so I've started. The flash and junk I can work around, but this kit lacks a lot of detail too. Anyway, my .02 worth. I wouldn't build another.

 

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 06:54 PM

I do have a Revell 66 GTO kit. Some day I may kit bash and build my dads car.



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:45 AM

 Charlie was there much modifying to the 66 chassis to get it under the 67 AMT body.?? That sounds great and I have never seen or thought of this..

From what I remember seeing, it was a matter of fitting and trial-and-error.

 

Alternately, you might want to consider the AMT 1966 Olds 4-4-2s, as well or one of the Lindberg 1966-67 A-bodes (4-4-2 or Chevelle.) Just remember to install the Pontiac engine/transmission and make sure the rear axles are the same, as each division also had its own rear axles, although sometimes, the carriers (differential) were shared on similar cars.

 

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