1st gen AMX vs Javelin do share parts but 2 seater vs 4 seater, different wheelbase. That era AMX was a shortened hot rodded Javelin. 71-74 AMX and Javelin shared bodies and difference was hood and trim.
When I saw the box art a while back I thought of 'Cool Hand' right off!!!!! That was the first movie that wasn't a kids movie I ever saw. My buddy's mom dropped us off to see something else, kid type, and we decided to see Luke. We were 9.....I remember the car wash for sure!
She was there from 1958 until 1963 IIRC...... Her Dad was military from WWII and just continued on in Paris. She has duel citizenship as if you are born in France you are French....but her folks being US citizens....USA claims too!!! They had a 54 full size Mercury. Her Dad bought it from a fellow service man returning to the USA. My father-in-law loves to tell stories about terrorizing the other French drivers with 'le monster'!!
Your craftsmanship is great!! I love this kit warts and all. I have more PLANS to build it than actual completions. I had to build this one first...... Lots of box stock with just a few parts swapped. Fun simple build. Can't wait to see yours finished.....
LOVE those Sq Birds!!!! All based on the Ford Fox platform....the Model T of the Era........I owned 2 Fairmonts, a LTDII wagon and a Mercury wagon like the LTDII......all rugged simple cars. Electronics the only sore spot......it killed my LTDII when it went down and took EFI and IGN with it. But I had paid $900 for it and we used it for 5 years trouble free......she did her job!!!
That's a case of having your cake AND eat it too. All Javelins share many parts, Door skins are the same for all years...same for A pillars and windshields. Shared rear bumpers and spoilers. So if you were to tool a early Javelin converting it later would be easy and really extend the tool life and lower cost.
The new Challengers were new tooling....as is the 69 Dodge Charger snap kit. Yes....I'd like to see more.....some....new tooling. But they have such an extensive library of tooling....not sure I could justify new tooling if I was in charge. There is still a lot of gold in that mine. Let Moebius know what you want in scale.