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  1. I remember back in the 80s, AMT/Ertl would have someone build a resin or vintage kit to display at their show tables to test the waters for potential interest in an upcoming future kit. They did this with a 50s Cameo p/u promo and a 62 Bel Air resin kit. They also did it with the Petty Road Runner, but I guess that one didn't gather enough interest to continue. They didn't tool up anything, they just displayed something that was somewhat available to see if buyers wanted that kit to be done.
  2. I don't know, I find the AMT 25 T double kit a very fun project, and it dates back to the early 60s!
  3. I think someone said that Model Ts back then were everywhere and were dirt cheap, whereas 32 Fords were made for 1 year and were already enormously popular. IE: supply and demand. Nowadays, you can buy either as a mass produced kit car. So if people have a choice.... Add to that the fact that Model Ts have limited legroom and cabin space and that we tend to be larger than we used to be - well, you get the idea.
  4. Love the wheels! 66 Malibu street machine? I have a long term project (they all are!!!) of one of these Kammbacks. Yours makes me want to get back and finish mine. Mine doesn't have a rear bumper so I'll probably have to make one. Mine's gonna look like this - someday.
  5. Nice. Reminds me of a T/A I looked at with my dad when I was a kid. Same blue with blue velour interior. He was going to buy one of these or a Z28 in a similar color - until he found out about the insurance! He bought a Ranger instead. Thanks for the memories.
  6. Try posting your wants, explain your parts box situation and always be willing to offer to pay shipping at the bare minimum. Or offer other resources instead (tools, magazines, decals, etc.). Folks here are very kind and supportive for fellow builders. Usually, it's not about the money. Someday, you might have something that another builder needs and you can help them out.
  7. Or bass wood. A little firmer wood, less likely to swell or warp.
  8. I can only hope it's this one. The first kit I ever built. I absolutely love this box art! It'd be cool if it had the lightly tinted blue windows like the original did.
  9. I'm interested in it, even if it is a snap. I like the subject. I wanted to buy the Greenlight "Lost" diecast as a stand-in for a kit, but now if I can get one of these, I won't have to.
  10. Makes sense, but why are there many mounds of gravel behind it, and yet the wagon still remains unmoved? Personally, if I was working there, I'd have gone and picked it up just to see what it was or what condition it was in. It doesn't look like it's been disturbed in decades.
  11. Why not try carving and sanding one out of a lightweight wood. Looks like a simple enough shape to start.
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