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25 minutes ago, heyjohnxx said:

I picked up one of these Jimmy Flintstone resin bodies. They recommend the AMT 57 Ford or the Revell Ranchero kit. Any experience plus or minus?

Depends on what Jimmy based his body shell on (odds are that a Revell '57 Country Squire was used, or else he recast someone else's resin body.  In real life, all '57 Ford wagons (Sedel included) were based on Ford's sedan series chassis, which is shorter overall than AMT's 57 hardtop, which was on a longer frame).  Go with the Ranchero for underpinnings.

Art

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On 3/20/2018 at 5:33 PM, heyjohnxx said:

Thank you Art. Did anybody every do a 223 six cylinder engine? This would have been "the little woman" car and would have been either the six or the base v8.

There is a caster offering a 223.. might be Kitchen resins.

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On ‎3‎/‎20‎/‎2018 at 4:57 PM, Art Anderson said:

Depends on what Jimmy based his body shell on (odds are that a Revell '57 Country Squire was used, or else he recast someone else's resin body.  In real life, all '57 Ford wagons (Sedel included) were based on Ford's sedan series chassis, which is shorter overall than AMT's 57 hardtop, which was on a longer frame).  Go with the Ranchero for underpinnings.

Art

All series of '57 Fords come in sedans.  The car you're suggesting is actually the Custom/Custom 300/wagons.  The longer wheelbase Fairlanes and Fairlane 500s will not work on the smaller series, including wagons/Rancheros.  Hope this clarifies.

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