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iamsuperdan

Dodge Monaco to Plymouth Fury parts?

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A few months ago on eBay, somebody sold a lot of 6 different YODEL police kits:  CHP/LAPD/NYPD/NY Port Authority/San Diego Sheriff/New Jersey State Police.  IIRC, the lot went for a little over $100.  I've been kicking myself ever since that I didn't bid (as I often do on eBay).  I just checked eBay Completed Items for the auction but couldn't find it.

The lot went for $100?! On Ebay right now, there's a handful of these kits, each one going for $130+!

 

 

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I ordered a set today as well; grille and headlights. And he's already reached out to me, the package has already been shipped! :)

 

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The lot went for $100?! On Ebay right now, there's a handful of these kits, each one going for $130+!

I found it.  The lot only got 3 bids and sold for $122.50. It ended on Sept. 25.  It was 6 kits, but it had 2 of the San Diego Sheriff cars and none of the Port Authority Police.  A couple of kits were incomplete and 1 was started.  Link below to the completed auction.

You're right, these YODEL kits are often listed on eBay for over $100.  But looking at Completed Items, most don't sell for that.  They seem to sell more often in the $20-$40 range, which doesn't seem too unreasonable considering their age (and the current price of kits).  The highest recent price I could find, actually paid, was $49.95 with only 1 bidder.  Those sky-high "asking" prices look like the usual eBay nonsense.

For anyone interested in the kits, that listing had big photos of them, showing some of the contents.  Here it is:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-6-American-Yodel-Police-Model-Kit-039-s-Numbers-1-5-/162678862051?hash=item25e06a70e3%3Ag%3AUxoAAOSw7NpZwGmI&nma=true&si=ul8ewQrQET4YzDKcpeVN%252BstIdac%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
 

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Those are the same ones that were posted on page 1. I bought the grill from him. The seller is out of Portugal and so far has been very professional. He sends you a direct email thanking you for your purchase. I asked him if he was going to be making any other parts in the future and he said he had more conversions in mind for the 1975-1976 models, including grills and tail lights. I hope people keep buying his products so he can expand. 

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Update for you guys.

My order from Shapeways arrived just now. Only took a week to get to Canada, so that's pretty good.

Initial thoughts..holy packaging. Kit sized box, with multiple layers of large shipping air packs, then each piece in it's own bubble wrapped envelope. Absolutely no chance of shipping damage.

As for the parts, they look okay. Molded in a sort of semi-transparent resin. They seem brittle, will see what happens when I start sanding and shaping them.

The lettering on the grille looks correct, maybe a little oversized. I'm going to hit them with some primer, as I think that will better show the details. Will post those pics later. 

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The Ebay set of grille and headlight upgrades arrived today.

 

Pretty good. Only took a couple of weeks to get to Canada from Portugal!

Quality looks pretty good. I like that the grille has a big tab to hang on to. Should make it easier to hold while trying to paint and detail.

I guess I should start trying to build this thing!

 

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I just got my set too. Very happy with the quality and when I test fitted on the Monaco body, I saw that the dimensions were just right. Very pleased.

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22 hours ago, iamsuperdan said:

The Ebay set of grille and headlight upgrades arrived today.

 

Pretty good. Only took a couple of weeks to get to Canada from Portugal!

Quality looks pretty good. I like that the grille has a big tab to hang on to. Should make it easier to hold while trying to paint and detail.

I guess I should start trying to build this thing!

 

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Thanks for the heads up guys, just ordered these parts through his website, can't wait, cuz back in the '70s the NYPD used these.....

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