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Which resin 4 door kit would you buy out of these choices. Polara, Cherokee, or LTD LX Fairmont

Which resin 4 door kit would you buy? Polara, Cherokee, or LTD LX Fairmont.   

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  1. 1. Which resin kit would you (actually pay money to right now) buy if it were available?

    • 1971 Dodge Polara
      62
    • 1984 Jeep Cherokee
      25
    • Ford LTD LX with parts to make a Ford Fairmount
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Which resin 4 door body would you buy (actually pay money to right now) out of these three, if it were available?

Not really like to have, or really like to see, but actually pay money to buy.

$25

1971 Dodge Polara

1984 Jeep Cherokee

Ford LTD LX and Fairmont 2 in 1 

1/25th scale full body with separate bumpers, grilles, lights. High quality castings. No interior or chassis like the Jimmy Flintstone cars. If sales are steady, interior and chassis parts will follow (like the Aluma Coupe and Chezoom kits). 

 

Thank you you for reading. 

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I would buy two Polara`s right now if they where avaliable. This after i see some pictures of the products.

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I'd be interested in all of them, but my first purchase of the bunch would be the Cherokee. 

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You'll have to take into account which donor kits are available to finish what you list.

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Here's the deal... they are all great subjects. I would be hard pressed to buy them just as a body, with no game plan to have the entire car.. whether it be a complete resin kit or a trans kit  to fit on a specific chassis.  If you said  we "may" offer the interior, glass and chassis at a later date, I'd just wait.  

 

 

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Here's the deal... they are all great subjects. I would be hard pressed to buy them just as a body, with no game plan to have the entire car.. whether it be a complete resin kit or a trans kit  to fit on a specific chassis.  If you said  we "may" offer the interior, glass and chassis at a later date, I'd just wait.  

 

 

I agree with Tom. Body only really limits what a majority of modelers would be willing/capable of doing. I have started a couple resin kits that are trans kits, and even with the glass and parts supplied from donor kits, plenty of work is required to get it all together and looking presentable. 

Subject wise, I think I agree, all three are interesting. Right now, which would I buy - the LTD/Fairmont, then the Polara, and Jeep last. I would not, however, at this point in my life, buy a "body only" of any them unless they had donor kits available or, at the least, formed glass and interior.

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Here's the deal... they are all great subjects. I would be hard pressed to buy them just as a body, with no game plan to have the entire car.. whether it be a complete resin kit or a trans kit  to fit on a specific chassis.  If you said  we "may" offer the interior, glass and chassis at a later date, I'd just wait.  

 

 

I definitely agree with Tom also. I would really like to see a full size Mopar made, but , the available mass produced Chargers, Challengers, etc. would be of only limited help in completing a body only model. So I would also wait until a full model became available.

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I would gladly buy almost any quality  70-76 C-body Plymouth or Dodge full kit. It would need a chassis, interior and glass for it to work for me. I just don't have the means to source the parts for a body-only kit.

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A body only wouldn't be very useful for any of these, as there are no available kits that would provide usable chassis or interiors...would need to include an interior and chassis to make sense to me.

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Here's the deal... they are all great subjects. I would be hard pressed to buy them just as a body, with no game plan to have the entire car.. whether it be a complete resin kit or a trans kit  to fit on a specific chassis.  If you said  we "may" offer the interior, glass and chassis at a later date, I'd just wait.  

 

 

What Tom said.

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Why not do 4 door's from regular kit's that are out. such as the 66-70 Impala's ,70 Pontiac Bonneville ( 4 door & wagons) even 61-66 ford galaxy 4-door & wagons This way you supply the body and it's based on actual kit's that would have all the parts to complete a car. How about 4 dr 57-59 Ford, 57-64 Mopars, 58-70 chevy's

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I'd definitely buy some Polara bodies. probably the XJ as well. however, my first choice would be the 89 LTD you have in the other thread. 

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Why not do 4 door's from regular kit's that are out. such as the 66-70 Impala's ,70 Pontiac Bonneville ( 4 door & wagons) even 61-66 ford galaxy 4-door & wagons This way you supply the body and it's based on actual kit's that would have all the parts to complete a car. How about 4 dr 57-59 Ford, 57-64 Mopars, 58-70 chevy's

Because I do the models in CAD and 3D print them. It's not cost effective to scan an existing body into a 3D model. I want to eventually do low volume injection molding and the CAD model is the only way to do it these days. I want to eventually retire from resin casting due to the labor involved. Low run injection molding is a lot more time efficient. Let the younger guys do the resin, I want to try something not many people have done  

 I'll still do a few limited run conversions here and there for myself. Right now I'm researching a 72 coronet and satellite 4dr for the 77 Monaco 

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I'd definitely buy some Polara bodies. probably the XJ as well. however, my first choice would be the 89 LTD you have in the other thread. 

that's already on its way. I have to overlap projects so there is no lag time. 

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I'm torn, because I love everything that you've posted, but I really love the 2dr Polara and LTD/Fairmonts more... the Jeep would be great as is for 4x4 projects... I can't decide!

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I'm torn, because I love everything that you've posted, but I really love the 2dr Polara and LTD/Fairmonts more... the Jeep would be great as is for 4x4 projects... I can't decide!

the Polara seems to be winning the vote, so your choice might already be made ;) 

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I would gladly buy almost any quality  70-76 C-body Plymouth or Dodge full kit. It would need a chassis, interior and glass for it to work for me. I just don't have the means to source the parts for a body-only kit.

1970 Ford LTD Galaxie should fit with a scale 1/2" move on the chassis axle. The interior probably fits too. I'll check when the body is done. 

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I'd love to see a phantom Fairmont Futura w/ an LTD nose... a couple guys have made those happen in the 1:1 world... they look great. 

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I'd love to see a phantom Fairmont Futura w/ an LTD nose... a couple guys have made those happen in the 1:1 world... they look great. 

isn't an LTD a Fairmont with an LTD nose and rear?

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They're both fox chassis cars. The fenders/hood/nose are different, along w/ the back of the quarters/trunk. At least on the 4 door cars. I have never seen the two cars together in person to compare.

The 2 door cars though, are a whole different story. There was a "box top" Fairmont, and a Fairmont Futura. There was no 2 door fox chassis LTD

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They're both fox chassis cars. The fenders/hood/nose are different, along w/ the back of the quarters/trunk. At least on the 4 door cars. I have never seen the two cars together in person to compare.

The 2 door cars though, are a whole different story. There was a "box top" Fairmont, and a Fairmont Futura. There was no 2 door fox chassis LTD

the kit would come with both fronts and rears to make either car

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I'd love to see a phantom Fairmont Futura w/ an LTD nose... a couple guys have made those happen in the 1:1 world... they look great. 

I think "I'd love to see" doesn't necessarily mean you'd buy one

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Fairmont with a Zephyr option.  Different grilles and taillights.

 

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I think "I'd love to see" doesn't necessarily mean you'd buy one

Totally would. Probably a couple of em. I could cram the Revell 90 LX chassis/suspension under it (with a little lengthining) and build in several configurations. 

Here's the LTD/Fairmont Futura Mashup I was referring to. 

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