The "Rat Rod" tires are not exactly new to the kit. If you recall the Amigo Pack Rat Rod T Bucket. It was nothing more than the Tweedy Pie 2 with the same painted steelies, trim rings, caps and white wall tires that are found in the pickup and sedan kits. The use of the new tires was visible on the built up photos that all of the vendors had posted for preorders as well as on the Revell website a while back and eventually became the box art photo...
I'm happy to have it back, but still disappointed about the tires. If they went through the trouble of retooling all of those "lost" parts, why not take it a step further and fix the tires as well.
I know that the wheels are the obvious "sore thumb" in this kit, but has anyone else noticed that horrible bandaid of a rear crossmember, the fact that the motor mounts sit on the fenders and don't even touch the frame, there are no lower radiator hoses, and that its running an unsplit front wishbone attached to a stock model a trans? It really is a shame that they put so much work into tooling up some really nice new parts and did such a horrible job adapting them to the kits.
Does anyone remember the horrible radiator hoses from the early issues of the pickup & roadster?
These reissues with just a change in plastic color and decals remind me of the old Lindberg 1/8 Bobtail T... Mold it in adiferent color and throw some decals at it and instant "new kit"