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Green Hornet "T Bucket" Kit

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Looking for an unbuilt kit of the Monogram #PC-61 "Green Hornet" T-Bucket roadster.

The reissued version would be fine. Must be unbuilt and complete. I have stuff to trade.

Thanks for looking....

 

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An excellent choice as I had finished mine several years ago and built it like the real car that inspired the making of the kit.

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Looks good, Nick.

I recently purchased a small batch of built-up models on evilBay, and it included a Green Hornet. This got me interested in building one for myself. The built-up was too rough to salvage.....

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MVC-007F

One of my favorite kits. It's a bit basic due to it's early 1960s heritage, but there is a lot you can do with that chassis!

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MVC-007F

One of my favorite kits. It's a bit basic due to it's early 1960s heritage, but there is a lot you can do with that chassis!

Agreed. The real car dates to, what, 1958, '59, and ran through the early '60s at least. When I do mine, I'm gonna update a few things for more of a 1964-ish look and say that the car was updated to stay competitive (or maybe just that it's Green Hornet II).

Very cool old kit and thanks to a couple of reissues, not particularly rare anymore. If all else fails, eBay should turn one up at a reasonable price.

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73-vi

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Thanks for all of the pix, guys. The info is useful - and inspirational! Keep 'me coming....

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Since ya asked...

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The real car was just restored--or a VERY accurate clone built, I don't remember which--just a couple years ago. Several of the 1:1 rod mags had feature stories on it with lots of great detail pics.

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Here's what's left of my poor little Hornet. 

I actually bid on this lot of three (3) kits on evilBay just to get the Mako Shark. The Shark turned out to be in really good shape. Not bad for $17 bucks....

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Tom - I really appreciate it! Saves me a lot of leg work (or maybe saves me from carpel tunnel?😜)

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No problem Mike, I had it all in one place!  Here's some ideas:

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Monogram had copied Jon Geraghty's Gashopper, but made some changes to the kit probably to avoid licensing fees back then.

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Monogram had copied Jon Geraghty's Gashopper, but made some changes to the kit probably to avoid licensing fees back then.

Too bad Roger Harney died a few years ago. He probably knew why.  I don't think that they were worried about the car's owners since they copied the the Hot Rod Magazine cover. Grasshopper may have been a trade mark that they couldn't use.  Are Art Anderson or Jim Keeler in the building?  They were around the industry back then.

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and because I can't leave this thread alone...

Here's a version of the Green Hornet that I bought a few years ago.  It was picked up in an estate by Dave Burket who saved it for me since he knew my affection for the car...

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Too bad Roger Harney died a few years ago. He probably knew why.  I don't think that they were worried about the car's owners since they copied the the Hot Rod Magazine cover. Grasshopper may have been a trade mark that they couldn't use.  Are Art Anderson or Jim Keeler in the building?  They were around the industry back then.

Magazine cover or not, they copied the car and kitted it without the owners permission. They got around getting the owners permission by making a few changes to the kit. It's really simple to understand.

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Bump

 

STILL LOOKING

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I have the reissue kit to trade, let me know what you have.

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