The Hurst Olds pleased some. Its only real use to me is as a WJ pro stocker (and Slixx is working on the decals.....THANKS!). Its been a good seller. A boat tail Riviera is so iconic. A stock Detroit car that's a beautiful car straight from the factory. Truly this is one of a few kits announced in the past ten years that I'd pre-order. Oh it hasn't been announced. Fall new releases should be announced in a few weeks. PLEASE!
A question and a suggestion. How are you cutting the metal? Are you using something like snips or heavy scissors and hen filing to shape? The seat and riser are quite impressive. Now for the suggestion....Scoring the lines in the door panels and adding a door pull or handle will add a lot to the interior. Overall, a wonderful job.
Kit is not as good as the box art.....I used the body for this project.
Unfortunately, I'm not sure if I still have the body I was working on. If I do, I'd love to restart it. The body tin and the chassis is junk although the rear end is useable. The engine block has potential but the blower is rubbish. I'd suggest merging the kit with either a Revell or Monogram FC. Actually the Monogram is closer to accurate. The Revell kit chassis was pretty well dated by 1973.
Which is why racing is so boring today. It used to be you wandered the pits or read the magazines (remember those) to see the different approaches to the same problem. My son sums it up well, now its just cars going in circles. The human element of creativity has been removed for the equality of competition and the cost containment.
MPC made a Cavalier hatchback from the 1982-84 body style. Beyond that, I'm unaware of any Cavaliers being produced. During that time kit manufacturers were going through a dark time. I think both MPC and AMT were sold during that time frame. New kit offerings were pretty slim except for Nascar.
Nice build of a car that I was happy to own. While an Escort was my first new car, a Daytona was the first car I bought for myself. LOVED that car. I'd love to drive one again and see if it is as nice as I remember. I noticed the interior. That checkerboard pattern was a signature of the first couple of model years. Are the decals in the kit?
Walter's right. The radiators that many of these cars ran was no more than a holding tank. Remember also that these cars often ran not completely within the rules. Radiators were required by NHRA up to 1968,,,,,see rulebook linked here: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/87579-link-to-nhra-rule-books-1958-to-1960s/
BUT also, remember this was the era of the AHRA as well as several competitive circuits. If you don't use a radiator and someone tells you its wrong, its simply set up for match racing.