What do you mean, they didn't have the "technology?" The "technology" required to have a recessed panel line on the finished piece is a corresponding raised rib on the tooling. If they had the "technology" to correctly tool the fairly intricate detail on the grille, the hood, the seats, the spark plug detail on the head, etc... they obviously had the "technology" needed to correctly tool up recessed panel lines.
Somebody explain to me why the door panel lines on this kit stick out from the surface instead of being recessed. The only possible "reason" I can come up with is a massive brain freeze on the part of the people who cut the tooling. Even back in the Stone Age when this kit was tooled, door panel lines didn't stick up from the surface!
I don't have a problem with Geraldo. I probably agree with him about as often as I disagree with him. He's kind of hard to pin down. He's a liberal on some issues, a conservative on others. That tells me that he's more than a partisan hack. And I'm sure there were plenty of TV people besides him who were pushing for that whole "Capone's Vault" thing.