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gbdolfans

Excited about reissued '84 Pro Stock Camaro !!

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Hi everyone, I am looking forward to seeing this on the shelves.

Model Roundup has it in their Coming Soon section.

Many variations can be built,and,loads of parts.

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5 minutes ago, gbdolfans said:

Many variations can be built,and,loads of parts.

Many? I guess it depends upon how different each variant is, but there really are no optional parts included, just to be clear for those who may never have built one of these kits. It's basically the same kit as the Reher-Morrison Pro Stock Camaro Revell reissued two(?) year ago, with different decals.

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Given the current situation w/ Revell, I wonder if this will be delayed. 

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1 hour ago, Casey said:

Many? I guess it depends upon how different each variant is, but there really are no optional parts included, just to be clear for those who may never have built one of these kits. It's basically the same kit as the Reher-Morrison Pro Stock Camaro Revell reissued two(?) year ago, with different decals.

Maybe he means that with different decals, one could build many different race cars. Not familiar with this car, maybe the chassis can be used with other bodies?

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This has been a grail of mine since I was a kid, I saw it and the Reher Morrison kit and bought the R&M and when I got my allowance went into the store only to see someone buying the Iaconio Camaro and never saw another. I also have not seen it at shows, I know it comes up on Ebay but never wanted to pay the price. I would love to see it issued just to fulfill that need from childhood.

Also, wasn't there some issue with the reissue, something about the body was modified or something like that? Seems to me that it had something to do with the LAPD Camaro Pro Mod.

Robyn

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It's most likely exactly the same as the Reher Morrison re-issue from 2014 with different decals, so it's not the same as the first issue from 1984.
The tooling was modified slightly first to do the Tony Foti LAPD Camaro in 1991, then a bit more to do the Jerry Eckman Pennzoil and Rickie Smith STP Pontiac Firebird Pro Stock kits also in 1991, and later even more to do the Warren Johnson GM Goodwrench/Superman and Mark Pawuk Summit Pontiac Firebird Pro Stock kits in 1999.
The floorboard is changed to fit the newer swoopy Pontiac body, the rollcage is changed to do the "funny car cage" around the driver wich were in the later issues but the whole cage is not in the kit now as it was not used in 1982-83, and some of the engine parts are different from the 1984 issue.

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It may not be identical to the original, but it gets you fairly close. If you can find one of the old Monogram "Pro Street" editions (Camaro or Firebird) cheap, you have all the bits you need to backdate the kit.

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I was lucky enough to buy them and still have them mint in box. It used to be so much fun buying models in the 80's!

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I should have sold the four original Camaro's I have that are still sealed (2 of each) so I could have gotten a few other kits I would like to get. I have enough of them to do most of the R&M cars I have decals for, plus a few more for other decal versions. Oh well, that's what you get for waiting until your broken bones heal! LOL

If I had been able to dig put the box those kits were stored in I might have been able to do some trading for some of the Moebius kits I need. But since this is the second of the two early Camaros to be reissued, the trade value is now much less than the Moebius kits. Now I guess I am really out of luck!

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8 hours ago, socal76 said:

But since this is the second of the two early Camaros to be reissued, the trade value is now much less than the Moebius kits. Now I guess I am really out of luck!

I doubt it. The box alone will be much cleaner looking with out "Level 4..." wording, and it sound like there may have been some changes to the kit over the years, according to Hakan's post above. Plus, those 1984 tires will be firmer and hold their shape better than the recently molded Revell tires. Nostalgia is a powerful sales tool.

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And the old tires has the Good Year name...but not Eagle, the rear slicks is just Good Year and the fronts says Good Year Frontrunner.

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On 23/04/2018 at 6:50 PM, gbdolfans said:

 

Many variations can be built

 

Like going back to the 1992 Street-Machine Nats.

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