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1972coronet

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About 1972coronet

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  • Birthday 04/16/1970

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    1/25 & 1/24

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    Murrieta 92562 , Ca
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    John Shoe

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  1. My thoughts exactly ---- is the Buick Nailhead included ? Tyres and wheels are... ?
  2. AMT's original BRAT - Body work update!

    I built that original issue back in c.1980 ( while watching The Carol Burnette Show ! ) , and I don't remember its tooling / casting being as rough and flashy as your sample . Maybe it was because I was 10 years old and didn't pay that close attention ? Either way , the kit built-up nicely (an accomplishment for me back then !) --- let's hope that Round2 cleaned-up the tooling a bit... Keep those updates coming !
  3. What is your favorite year for American automobiles?

    1968 and 1970 ; to wit : 1968 : - Road Runner / Super Bee - Charger - Hurst / Hemi Dart - 340 Dart / Barracuda - G.M.'s A-bodies ( not a bad one in the bunch ! ) - Javelin - Mustang 428 Cobra Jet *Coupe* - Cougar 1970 : - Duster (340) - Swinger (340) - Barracuda / Challenger - Torino & Ranchero - LS-6 Chevelle - GSX Stage I - Yenko Nova Lt-1 - Camaro / Firebird - AMX - Gremlin - Mustang (any model)
  4. ...and me , the 1974 Duster !
  5. 68 Mustang question

    Likely a 390 ---- however , since the 390 and 428 ( ad seq. / sub seq. ) were both in the Ford Edsel engine family , those engines were , for most purposes , visually-identical . If I remember correctly , the kit is based upon the Bullitt '68 Sportroof ; the 'real' car was 390-equipped . Later iterations include(d) a Tasca Ford 428 Cobra Jet SS/E version .
  6. May 2019 Round 2

    At the very least , Round2 *SHOULD* include the tyres / wheels / hubcaps from the D-100 kit... PLEASE !
  7. Some kits you know will never be available again . . .

    I never knew about the show car ; I've only seen 'fake' "Super Bee" convertibles ( e.g. , based-upon a Coronet 440 or 500 ) . I wonder if : (A) This car still exists ; (B) What its V.I.N is , and ; (C) If it was a 'pilot' model --- the gold-line tyres seem to allude to it being a very early build .
  8. Some kits you know will never be available again . . .

    Both of those toolings were modified ad seq. into other years : 1969-1970 Coronet / Super Bee ; 1971-1974 Charger ; 1973-1976 Road Runner (including the 'phantom' 1976 Road Runner version) . The tooling for the 1972 Road Runner's customising parts *may* still exist ; however , the remainder of the 1971-1972 body was allegedly frigged up some years ago ( it was last issued in its 1971 livery --albeit , with contemporary "upgrades" ---in 1987 before going out-of-production in c.1990 ) . It , in es. , lives on in the various iterations of the 1973-1974 'GTX' , Road Runner , the $10,000 tin version , and the Daisy Duke's Road Runner . BTW : There was no such an animal as a Super Bee convertible , in any year . Maybe Dodge was planning to produce one , but cancelled it last minute . Road Runner convertible ? Absolutely ! 1969-1970 .
  9. Monogram '55 Chevy Street Machine - Box Art Build

    That clear "plexiglass" hood scoop appealed to me greatly when I was young (and this iteration of the Monogram '55 was new) . I still like it to this day --- it's a nice customising touch . I wonder if the person who built the box art kit is still around ?
  10. 2019 Round2 Truck Kit Releases

    Sure Wish I'd Finished Training !
  11. 64 Dodge 330 question.

    The "filler" has the Dodge "tri-star" insignia cast-into it . There was another , much better photo of the bezels and tail lamp assemblies floating around the 'net ; now I can't find them ! EDIT : I apologise if it seems that I'm pulling your thread in another direction ----- here's a link to Hamtramck Historical (thee best Chrysler site , period) , and the 1965 Coronet dealership info catalogue (similar to a brochure) . Apparently , the back-up lamps were included in the higher trim level models , whereas the base model marques the lamps as 'optional' ; this is an early piece of literature .
  12. 64 Dodge 330 question.

    On a related note : the 1965 calendar year harboured-in a new mandate : reverse ( "back-up" ) lamps . A number of early , built-in-1964 cars' tail lamps were sans these back-up lamps ---- the Landy Coronet had , in addition to the 1964 pushbutton shifter for the trans , one tail lamp with the back-up lamp , and one without the back-up lamp . It's alleged that he had to get a replacement for a cracked tail lamp , and the dealership's parts dept. only had the 31/12/1964 & earlier setup in-stock as a replacement ! Let me see if I can find an image of the interesting two-different-styles lens / bezel : Note that the left-side has the back-up lamps , whereas the right-side has a "filler" .
  13. 2019 Shizouka Hobby Show

    Here ! Here ! I would love to see an early Hi-Lux (or , even more-so , a Stout ! ) , early Celica , etc. , etc. !
  14. That's a fair assessment --- I guess that I'm used to 'Out-Of-Stock' meaning 'Out-Of-Production' . Seems like the cast-as-needed business model is a wiser approach . Thanks .
  15. 1/25 AMT '63 Chevrolet Impala SS Hardtop

    I don't remember what I gave for the Bonneville Prestige , but it couldn't have been more than $10 or $11 ; that was in c. July 1987 . The selling points were the display and the BMF-type 'chrome' sheet that were included . beyond that , I wouldn't have justified paying north of $9 or $10 for a single-content kit --- especially since the Diamond In The Rough kit ( 1953 F-100 , trailer , and '39/'40 Ford sedan and the multiple building options therein ) was in the $12 range .