You are correct and the 69 model year was the first year for the trim rings. I used a set of Scale Equipment Limited Magnum 500's on my 75 Roadrunner I built a few years ago and they were very realistic but I just checked on their sight and they don't seem to offer them anymore. Sad because like the 1:1 wheels they were a two piece item, I think. I am at work now but I will have to go home and take a shot of my Roadrunner's wheels as they were most realistic Magnum's I have seen.
I would assume MPC/AMT are not going to do decals that would be correct for an 80 Roadrunner. It would be nice if Keith Marks might put them together. I checked on his sight and it doesn't look like he is planning on it.
The one question I had was how to make the gauges look correct since there are no decals for the speedo and tach. I did try to start using some of the tubing for the spark plug wires and they seemed less than easy to work with. I kind of quit at that point or should I say put off for another day.
This is my almost finished AMT 68 Roadrunner. I need to foil the door handles. I used MCW paint for the green and I used Keith Mark's decals for the rear panel. Nice build & it goes together pretty easily. I used the cell phone so the quality of the pictures not the best. Thanks
Well I bought it and I started on it but kind of lost interest in it. I kind of got overwhelmed with how much chrome had to be removed or dealt with and so I kind of thought I will build it on another day. It actually is a nice looking kit when done, I saw a picture on Google images. It is old technology but I think when done it can be a nice looking kit. I built part of the engine and assembled the wheels and then stopped. The wheels were kind of a struggle for me to get to go together correctly. It may have been my inexperience at building bike kits though. I must say I think it is well worth 35.00 to 40.00 dollars. I just think I wanted to get back to finishing my 68 Roadrunner and work on my too many car kits I have in my storage room. Anyhow I hope that helps. I don't think I got far enough on it to do a fair review.