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  1. It looks almost real, great work.
  2. Yes it's the same kit as the Italeri and Revell reboxed several Italeri kits. Italeri tooled up two basic chassis and drive trains for the US kits and they were in all US truck kits they did, the one originally in the Peterbilts and the other originally in the Freightliner FLC, all their Peterbilts has the same stuff and most of the other US kits they did has the Freightliner stuff together with some retooled parts in some of them, so they can be slightly different but the base is the same. The exception is the Volvo VN wich is totally different and has no engine as Philippe said.
  3. The new oil pan looks really good.
  4. Nice job. It looks like you and Codi have a little milling competition here.
  5. It looks like it's quite common to change to the Peterbilt Air Leaf. Regarding the Movin' On truck, Paul sold it some time ago and the new owner (user name Sundance on the ATHS forum) is restoring the truck with a Cummins VT903 and a torsion bar setup the truck originally had. http://forums.aths.org/140735/The-REAL-Movin-On-Kenworth-W-900s
  6. Yes it's an Italeri kit so it's not accurate in all aspects, Italeri is known to take shortcuts when they do model their truck kits and use the same old stuff for kits that shouldn't have it. The engine is an old Cummins NTC but it's made up to look more like a N14 as they tooled up a air to air intercooler setup instead of the water to air aftercooler it originally had and thought that would do...but nooo that's not right, the head and valve cover area on a N14 definately don't look like it does on the NTC. Italeri did tool up a new correct rear suspension for the FLD tho' as it has the later FAS II Airliner suspension instead of the older FAS Airliner used on the FLC kit the FLD is based on, the old Airliner is the same suspension as the Western Unit Stabilaire that Peterbilt used in the late 60's and that suspension is in the AMT Peterbilt 359 California Hauler and 352 COE and Freightliner took over it after Peterbilt stopped using it...but the FLD has the later FAS II Airliner.
  7. Of course, you can do whatever you like, it doesn't bother me. Ford did name one of the Fairlane models Sports Coupe, not all of them and it's equally wrong to call all 1964 Fairlanes Thunderbolt just because one of them was called that. I just wanted to give out the correct information so people who don't know this will in the future.
  8. You're absoultely right, the Sports Coupe was just a more expensive 500 Hard Top with a bit more "bling". The 65 Modified Stocker is a lot easier to find and a lot cheaper than the old 63-64 annual kits and It's for sure possible to change out the roof on the Revell kit and replace it with the AMT 65 Modified Stocker roof to do a B-pillar less Hard Top, the chrome trim on the C-pillar is different on the 65 but the roof line is right. Then you have the interior to fix if you want to do a correct 500 Sports Coupe as it had bucket seats, center console (same console as the 62-64 500XL Galaxies) and de luxe crushed vinyl upholstery, the regular 500 had a front bench seat or bucket seats (no center console in the 500 Hard Top) with less luxurious vinyl upholstery and the cheaper models had bench seats with vinyl and fabric upholstery.
  9. Well you do as you like, it's your model. I used to own a 500 Sports Coupe myself for 12 years as I said so I know all the differences and they are quite visible if you see a 2d Post Sedan and a Hard Top/Sports Coupe side by side. The Hard Top/Sports Coupe roof is both lower and shorter than the 2d Post Sedan roof, the wind shield is slightly more slanted backwards and has more chrome around it than the Sedan, the Sports Coupe also has more chrome overall as it was the "top of the line" model of the Fairlane. Here are a few pictures, the blue car is a 2d Post Sedan and the white car is a 2d Hard Top Sports Coupe. The rear window on the 2d Sedan Rear window on Hard Top and Sports Coupe 2d Sedan side view Side view of the Sports Coupe, notice the wider trim after the side intake behind the door and the more slanted A-pillar and wind shield with more chrome trim and the side windows are also different. The rear part of the roof on the 2d Sedan, look at the panel between the rear window and the trunk lid...it's quite short and the the rear window/C-pillar is straight. The panel between the trunk lid and rear window is much wider on the Hard Top/Sports Coupe and the upper part of the C-pillar is curved at the top, the trim on the bottom of the C-pillar is also much wider. The regular hood for all models except Sports Coupe Hood with a fake chrome intake...Sports Coupe only.
  10. Interesting. But you can't do a Sports Coupe with the Revell kit wich originally was a Thunderbolt (thus the 427 Hi-Riser, Bostrom front seats and slicks). The Sports Coupe is a Hard Top and this kit is a Post Sedan, the roof line and rear window are completely different between the two and the Sports Coupe has bucket seats and a center console wich the Sedan didn't have, the Sports Coupe also has more chrome trim as it was "top of the line". AMT did a 1964 Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe as an "annual" back in 1964 and it's the only kit out there. I used to own a 1964 Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe wich I bought back in 2004, I sold it about 4 years ago when I got the 1963½ Galaxie 500XL Fastback I have now.
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