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1972coronet

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  1. I'm eight again ! I'd had each one of those at one time or another , between 1978-1983 .
  2. Chrysler's warrantee Rep , Jack Werst ( A/K/A "Mr. 5 & 50" ) campaigned a Superbird in SS/EA .
  3. You are certainly not alone in that , Mike . I "gave up" Testors paints for the most part a long time ago ( I use Tamiya paints -aerosol and bottle- almost exclusively ) . The last time that I'd used one of their 'automobile' colours --single-stage enamel-- was some 17 years ago ; it was FM3 Panther Pink / Moulin Rouge . I'd painted an AMT 1971 Super Bee ( converted to 340-power , via the 1971 Duster engine , mated-to the Charger's Torqueflite ) with that enamel FM3... and it took a solid month for it to cure ( !!! ) . The two-stage lacquer was much better . Two years ago I built the Monogram 1971 Hemi 'Cuda Hardtop for my then-girlfriend . Even in cold temperatures ( 30's ) , the colour coat flashed quickly . I was pleasantly surprised ! After a few days , I clear coated it with the vaunted Testors "One Shot" gloss lacquer clear . Even that dried rock hard in less than a day -- didn't even have to colour sand and polish , it was that perfect . But , I digress... The only air brush type applicator that I have is a Prevail which I'd bought at work some 14 years ago ( haha ) . Should I feel compelled to accomplish a factory colour , I'll go with one of the fledgling 'Scale Auto Finishes' et alia paints . All my best , Mike !
  4. I'm pleasantly surprised to see separate exhaust -- too bad that AMT didn't go all out and have a separate axle-differential-springs setup ( yes , I realise that this kits dates to c.1968 ) .
  5. That's closer to what it actually traded for. I bought me copy of it at Kay Bee in summer 1985 . I had a crisp $50 in me wallet ( plus another $50 at home ) after a weekend of landscaping the yard of a well-to-do lady's home . Big money in 1985 ! Me grandmum gave $50 for the '85 Corvette in December 1984 . She paid that then-inflated retail price at a department store which catered to the upper-middle-class ( Hinshaw's in Whittier , Ca. , if you're interested . Long defunct ) . That's likely where I got the "$40- $50" price range .
  6. Well , ROG could simply marque the '69 Camaro as " ß " instead 🤪
  7. I'm only aware of the AMT 1970 B-M Camaro -- is that the kit you're referring to ?
  8. It's worth a shot ! Haha ! Plantin' seeds and seeing what grows 😉
  9. IIRC , the same scale '85 Corvette and the '85 IROC-Z retailed for $40 - $50 when they were new ( my word... 37 years ago ! ) . I can only imagine that the T.A. will be around a buck-fifty , especially considering the monumental price hikes of recent .
  10. I like that ! Should you decide to keep these custom touches , may I suggest smaller tyres for the front ? Smaller diametre , thinner tread-width . The hood scoop is spot on as well . During the Malaise Era of American cars ( c.1971 - c.1990 +/- ) , many vehicles which were otherwise stock were often festooned with scoops , wheels & tyres , and stickers ( hence the idiom "Sticker Racer" ) .
  11. That AMC Hornet promo isn't worth any more than its shipping cost . I'll take it off your hands for the cost of shipping it to me 😁
  12. I'm working on the hardtop version of the AMT 1964 '4-4-2' -- building it 100% out-of-the-box --and I couldn't help but notice what's missing from the engine and engine-side cooling system : No radiator hoses ? No oil fill tube ? I can easily overlook the incorrect Rochester 2 bbl. (it'll be hidden under the air cleaner anyhow) and general has-its-roots-in-1963-technology "errors" and omissions , but the lack of these pieces combined with my directive to build strictly OOB has decided me to build it curbside . With that being stated ; I would like to see members' build-ups of that 330 V8 . I recognise that the majority of folks are swapping the '66 Olds or '67 Olds chassis , suspension , engine , etc. for the mediocre stock '64 components -- I'm primarily interested in OOB 330 engines . Thanks much .
  13. I've long wondered whatever happened to that one-eighth scale Trans Am -- I haven't seen it around since 1988 ! I hope that it sells well enough to "justify" releasing the 1985 IROC-Z and 1985 Corvette ! I'd like to see the 1/12 scale '69 Zed again , as well as the '67 'Vette and '57 Chevy .
  14. Max's Kansas City ? Mud Club ? CGBGs ? Other venues whose names I'm forgetting ? I was only 7 ... and living on the west coast ... so I missed all of the action .
  15. Watched last night , and thoroughly enjoyed it . Answered my internal question regarding the potential for the stock and customising parts are included . As usual , Chris knocked it out of the park ! I'll have to wait to get this one , as my financial advisor says no to anymore investing in kits for now .
  16. Looks great , Mike ! I can't wait to see how you work some magick on that Nailhead ( one of my favourite engines ) .
  17. Neither do I ( haha ) . I do remember your telling me that you don't speak Cymræg , but I couldn't resist . That language intrigues me much ; it's part of my lineage ( Welsh , Scots , and Irish ) .
  18. I'd figured that you'd like that . I love gold painted muscle cars !
  19. I haven't been able to track down a restored or original example with factory marques in the engine compartment . Oftentimes , there were plant-to-plant variations ( e.g. , Los Angeles Assembly -- which didn't build 426 Hemi cars , excepting the 1967 model year for some reason --marques may differ from Lynch Road ). I've seen grease pencil marques of an 'X' on the firewall , driver's-side , just below the cowl . I've seen 426 Hemi cars with the car's build date marqued on the right valve cover ( example : '505' ) . The only other marque that I can think of is a 'D' on the backside of the 8 3/4 axle housing which indicates 'Sure Grip' . Here's a gold 1968 Hemi Super Bee . Perhaps it'd be of some help ? This Rare, Gold Metallic '68 Dodge HEMI Coronet Super Bee Is Heading to Barrett Jackson Auction - gallery (topspeed.com)
  20. You positively nailed that hatch ! The weather stripping looks perfect ! Cymro hyderus, yn wir!
  21. The last calendar year of the 1956-1962 gold / black plates , too .
  22. Certainly I'm not alone in saying this : I hope that @tim boydwill link a review to this SS Hardtop when he gets his copy .
  23. That's the colour that many of them were , esp. the earlier models . That vinyl top is righteous , too ! "Gas Line Green" ( "Petrol Pea" ? ) for 1979-1980 history ( haha ) .
  24. Gorgeous ! Thanks for the pics ( and for the F-Series pics ) , Tim ! Now , does this kit come with a figure of that chick and a 20-piece kite ?
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