Very nice. Don't understand what you mean by the kit felt cheap. This kit started AMT's comeback in 1988.
Amen !! There were a lot of delays after the kit was announced for release in Spring / Summer 1987 ; a year later , it was finally out ! The only black eye for an at-the-time-state-of-the-art kit :that stupid moulded-on-to-the-windshield interior rear view mirror ! Successive issues of this great kit were retooled sans mirror .
Heck , the best thing about this kit --other than its subject matter-- was that extra small block engine (in short block form) and its engine stand !