Thanks for the kind words. I don't build or post a whole lot, when the weather turns cold I'm back at the models.
the kit was actually pretty OK. it spent a good amount of time sanding and prepping the body. there were some sink marks, etc that I had to fill. and yes, there was a fair amount of flash on some of the parts, esp the bigger stuff like the doors. you can see the front bed panel didn't cooperate and the axles needed some mods to get it to sit relatively straight, but for a $10 ebay kit I can't complain too much. and the decals weren't great, even microset couldn't get them to sit down great.
that said I will be getting another to top with a Jimmy Flintstone body, but I'll leave the engine in the front.
its the newer kit I think, fit is really nice, but the rear suspension is a little finicky. also there is soooo much chrome in there! I think I stripped about 1/2 the parts that were supposed to be chrome... how many race cars had chrome headers?