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  1. I Dug this out of the collection of builts that never got put into a display cabinet, intending to clean the dust off and put it on a shelf.

    Built some 25+ years ago, I felt it deserved a little more love than the silver-painted trim allowed for.

    Foiled it, polished of a dust nib or two, swapped in some whitewalls, and gave it a good scrubbing.

    Comments always welcome. :)

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  2. 19 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

    Just remember that this interior was designed around the Revell Charger floor pan, so it will fit perfectly on the Charger chassis.

    I have no idea if it will fit well with any other chassis or not.

    Also be aware that some modification of the chassis and drive train will be required even if you do use the Charger chassis.

    Wheel base between the Charger kit and the Coronet are not exact matches, and I elected to widen the rear axle to fit better in the Coronet as well.

     

     

     

    Steve

    Ahhh yes. Forgot about the Charger floor.

    Thanks! :)

     

  3. On 9/16/2021 at 12:33 PM, StevenGuthmiller said:

    Well heck, you're most of the way there now!

    Add some parts from the '68 Charger and you've got a model!

     

    If you need a grille, I have a bunch of laser printed ones that a fellow forum member was so good as to send me.

    They're actually pretty nice, with tubs for the addition of clear head light lenses.

    No R/T emblem in the grille, but there are R/T PE emblems available.

     

     

     

     

    Steve

    I plan on using one of the many '70 Coronet kits I have for most everything. I've one or two Revell Chargers for donors if need be.

    I may take you up on that grill. If a PM lands in your in-box marked "grill", it'll be from moi. Thank you for the offer!

  4. Digging through the multiple boxes of parts that came with the AMX, I found the headers and 1 exhaust pipe. 

    The original Mini-lites are not to be found, but I did come across some Fireball Mini-lites that I forgot having... and those velocity stacks came off the grill without leaving a mark. :)

  5. 3 minutes ago, '70 Grande said:

    That is quite a find Restoman... that Chevelle kit in just about any condition would go for $100+ out on the "Bay", and as you describe it, probably $200+!

    I know! When I first looked at what the seller had, they were all just tossed into boxes. He asked which ones I was interested in and I said "I've got $80, how far will that get me?"

    He said "Take all of them!"

    There were a bunch of transports and trailers in with them. I sold those to a friend for $40.

    A lot of the GBs are parts-only, but there are a few that are worthwhile, like a '72 Javelin AMX Trans-Am racer, the L A Dart, a 70's Ventura, BRE Datsun...

    I feel pretty lucky. :)

  6. I picked this Chevelle up a couple weeks ago. Lucked into it, as I got the pictured L A Dart, quite a few built gluebombs, a few decent built-ups, and a pile of parts and tires, all for $40 CDN.

    The body has a warp to it, but the kit is opened, un-built and complete.

    I'm happy for this thread. I was sort of wondering if I wanted to build it or not. I do now! :)

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  7. 33 minutes ago, Bainford said:

    The two circular pieces glued to the grill are actually the velocity stacks for the carburetors of the race version engine. 

    That figures... this one was with a bunch of other GBs, and the builder was... uhh... creative, to say the least. He also really, really liked lots of cement. :)

  8. 1 hour ago, Mark said:

    Not a '74, it's a '72.  Jo-Han kit, looks like an early production George Follmer/Roy Woods Racing Trans-Am racer, with wheels from a stock kit.

    AMT sold the Jo-Han kit in its packaging twice.  The first was the '71 Mark Donohue/Roger Penske Trans-Am racer, the other was a stock '74.  Both were made by Jo-Han, and packed in AMT boxes with AMT instruction sheets and decal sheets.  

    Good info. Thanks!

  9. I picked up this built gluebomb for a couple bucks a few weeks back.

    Complete except for manifolds/headers and exhaust.

    I'm not sure what I have. Is it a Jo-Han kit? AMT?

    I haven't measured it, but it looks to be 1/24 scale. ?

    Any help would be appreciated. :)

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  10. I owned a '75 Dart Sport in 1980. Second owner, first was a priest at our parish.

    He passed along all the paperwork when I bought it from him, for the princely sum of $725.

    His cash price was $3800, PDI and tax in. He got a discount for military service.

    318, 3 speed floor shift, 2.94 rear, up & over stripe, AM-FM, deluxe wheel covers, 3 speed wipers, PS, PB, HD cooling,, HD suspension.

    Wish I still owned it. Had a lot of fun with that car. :) 

  11. Finished up the Revell '29 Roadster pick-up... can't say I'm overly pleased with the fit on final assembly. A slight twist in the fender plate throws the grill off, which throws the hood off, and also wouldn't let me keep the opening door feature.
    I couldn't get rid of the twist, noticed only after it was all painted.
    But... it looks good in it's case!
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