Stock? None of them can be built truly "stock". The kit was originally based off of AMT's '40 Ford 2-door sedan. The problem comes in with the rear fenders and taillights. These fenders and taillights are right for the sedan. But not the sedan delivery. The sedan delivery's rear body is wider than the regular cars in the Ford line that year. The rear fenders are narrower and do not carry the taillights in or on them. The rear sedan delivery taillights are more like the taillights you'd find on a '36 Ford. They attach to the body on stems. There are other minor problems that won't let you build a truly stock sedan delivery. Things like the location of the gas tank on the chassis. But, other than the things in mentioned above, it can be built to pretty close to stock. To the uninitiated, the close to stock version will look stock.
I'd love to see an out of the box review of this. I've never owned or seen kit beyond the outside of the box. I own a stock AMT '75 Matador. One of those cars a lot of people thought were ugly, that I've always liked.
Thanks Casey. Again I love these type of reviews. I'm not sure what to think about this kit? I like the price. I hate the two piece tires. Beyond that? It would be a better kit if it could be built stock. The custom front end looks like a frog to me. I also think it would look better built as a wagon, rather than a sedan delivery. I like the Pacer wagon. I'm trying to remember if MPC offered one at the time or not? I'm pretty sure they made a promo. Looking at the parts you've posted, and thinking about the resent MPC Pacer I built last year. I would say that MPC kit is superior. The late 70's were not a good time for AMT designed kits. Now the big question. When are you going to build it and post photos?
GM and others for years would not offer air conditioning with engines with solid lifters. Solid lifter engines could spin higher RPMs than cars with hydraulic lifters. Enough to easily spin belts off of compressors. This is the same reason Chrysler would not offer air with their Hemi back in the 60's.