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How many other kits gave you a "Station Wagon" option ?

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That looks horrible. As a kit, I've never seen another one that wasn't a dedicated wagon body.

I remember the Mustang and Firebird concept cars...

Real cars though, I've seen the 80's Firebird (I think they are all custom one-offs)

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the Nissan Pulsar:

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Geo Storm/ Isuzu Impulse:

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I think this whole idea only really works with hatchbacks. It'd be a goatload of fab work to make regular sedan into a useable wagon.

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it's more of a van than a wagon,but it's close enough.

AMT 67 Corvette convertible.

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No picture , but the AMT 1961 Ranchero was a cross breed option as it had the top which could have been used with the "Upholstered roof/ roof scoop option or cut down to have allowed a sedan delivery . Remember too, Ford did manufacture a 2dr Falcon wagon and if one wanted , could have made the rest of the interior bucket and a wagon .

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AMT-6917-6.jpg " it's more of a van than a wagon,but it's close enough.

AMT 67 Corvette convertible." Same group. :P2-vi.jpg

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No picture , but the AMT 1961 Ranchero was a cross breed option as it had the top which could have been used with the "Upholstered roof/ roof scoop option or cut down to have allowed a sedan delivery . Remember too, Ford did manufacture a 2dr Falcon wagon and if one wanted , could have made the rest of the interior bucket and a wagon .

This ? :huh:AMT-K-1031-4.jpg

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I have one of those glue bombs on the bench even as we speak.

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Not exactly answers to the question asked, but:

1. The AMT '65 El Camino and '69 Chev Fleetside had camper options.

2. The AMT '55 Nomad wagon has an option to convert it to a pickup.

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The AMT '55 Nomad wagon has an option to convert it to a pickup.

I was thinking about putting this one up , kinda like a backwards shot at the same idea. Same group. :PFile5-vi.jpgfhf-vi.jpg

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FYI, the roof on the K-Type Firebird/Trans-Am is not a separate piece (more than likely the Camaro version is the same) and being a snap kit most kit details are molded in.

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FYI, the roof on the K-Type Firebird/Trans-Am is not a separate piece (more than likely the Camaro version is the same) and being a snap kit most kit details are molded in.

Yeah, the wagon's not really an "option" on those kits.

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Some interesting notes on those kammback kits. The chassis on each kit actually match up with the 1:24 '78 Firebird 3-in-1 and the '79 Camaro 3-in-1 kits perfectly. The bumper noses for each one can also be mated up to the body and chassis with some modifying.

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Gut out the fake, junky bay in the Kammback and you can build it with the proper engine! And since the chassis fits correctly...

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The hoods may have to be messed around with, but I'm sure with a little tweaking you can use the proper hoods from the Revell kits instead of the Kammback ones...

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But, without modding anything, the Kammbacks can still be built decently...

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The Airfix/Lindberg Kammback body/Monogram chassis was done as an article years ago, in the "other" magazine. Probably long out of print.

If you throw pickups into this, there's the AMT '65-'66 Imperial convertible, and the MPC '69-'70 Bonneville convertible.

Look closely at that '55 Nomad instruction sheet...it's a first issue. At some point the pickup roof was reworked. The first issue roof was smooth and replaced the entire wagon roof except for the vent frames. Later issues have a roof that splices into the wagon roof midway over the doors.

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FYI, the roof on the K-Type Firebird/Trans-Am is not a separate piece (more than likely the Camaro version is the same) and being a snap kit most kit details are molded in.

Same group :rolleyes:

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Both of those Type K wagon kit use the same body, with rounded wheel openings and Firebird fenders and doors.

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Look closely at that '55 Nomad instruction sheet...it's a first issue. At some point the pickup roof was reworked. The first issue roof was smooth and replaced the entire wagon roof except for the vent frames. Later issues have a roof that splices into the wagon roof midway over the doors.

I noticed that, and thought that every one I've ever owned was the latter way you describe. B)

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I've got a first-issue roof, it's a bit warped but easily fixed. It looks like, if it is used, the windshield area won't look good unless you are really careful.

Another thing about that Nomad kit: none of them I have seen have vent window panes. Just yesterday, I lucked into a huge box of stuff at an automotive swap meet...in there are parts from what I believe to be a first-issue Nomad, judging by the time frame of everything else in there. No pickup roof, but there is a windshield...no vent panes. The parts kit I got the early pickup roof from hasn't got vent panes either.

If I ever get to doing one of those as a pickup, I'd do it the way I think AMT should have done it...I'd cut the roof even with the back of the "B" pillar, then rework the opening to fit a rear glass from something like an early Mercury Comet.

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Does anybody make that Bel Air roof in resin? Seems like a few people might want it.

??? :huh:

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