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Which Cord Kit?

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I had one as a kid and it was above my pay grade at the time. (1960's)

I don't remember who made it but do know it was 1/24 or 1/25 scale.

So now I need to know which one is a good one to build

I'm sure they all have their faults but just want one that is build able and is a decent representation!

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The Monogram 1/24 kit builds up beautifully.

The Pyro / Lindberg 1/25 kit is only suitable for hacking up as a custom.

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15 minutes ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

The Monogram 1/24 kit builds up beautifully.

The Pyro / Lindberg 1/25 kit is only suitable for hacking up as a custom.

Thanks Bill.

I believe it was a Pyro seeing it was early 60's.

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Another vote for the Monogram.  No contest when compared to the multi-piece body, misproportions and other aggravations of the Pyro. The Pyro kit is also available in a Lindberg box, with great box art. Don't be fooled.  The kit inside is not great and is the same old Pyro Cord dating back to the 1950s.

Being originally designed for kid modelers, the Monogram kit is easy to build but still looks good right out of the box.  I've even seen some with the bodies not painted, only polished out, and they still looked good. 

If you want to go bigger, AMT did a 1/12 scale Cord.  It has not been in production for many years, so it might get expensive.

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For 1/24-25th, the Monogram kit is the only real choice.

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Here is the Monogram 1-24th scale Cord 812 convertible

Zep Diner # 3.jpg

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Here's my Monogram. It is scheduled for a redo. Like everyone else says, the Monogram is the right choice for authenticity.

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Edited by landman

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I have the lindberg-a complete joke for sure !!!

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10 hours ago, Eshaver said:

Here is the Monogram 1-24th scale Cord 812 convertible

Zep Diner # 3.jpg

I love that diner! Kit or scratchbuilt?

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Did anyone ever make a hard top version of the Cord? I think they're much better looking.

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Not in kit form but it is available in a resin body.

1 hour ago, El Roberto said:

Did anyone ever make a hard top version of the Cord? I think they're much better looking.

 

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1 hour ago, peter31a said:

Not in kit form but it is available in a resin body.

Bob Shelton's resin hard top is luscious and was a point of passion for him. Built model and photos compliments of forum member Dr Plastic (Scott A. Bregi). Shown on the Monogram chassis.

 

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I've built both the Pyro/Lindberg and the Monogram Cord 812s. As others have noted, the Monogram version is the one to go with. Hands down. 

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5 hours ago, Lunajammer said:

Bob Shelton's resin hard top is luscious and was a point of passion for him. Built model and photos compliments of forum member Dr Plastic (Scott A. Bregi). Shown on the Monogram chassis.

 

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Does look nice, color choice looks accurate for the time period. Beautiful car. 

I never considered anything else but the roadster, but this build makes me appreciate it's formal lines.

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Here is an original All American Models '37 Cord Sedan (this one is the flat-back, non-supercharged version).  Bob Shelton, with my express permission, began recasting the two AAM Cord Sedans several years ago.

Art Anderson

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1 hour ago, Art Anderson said:

Here is an original All American Models '37 Cord Sedan (this one is the flat-back, non-supercharged version).  Bob Shelton, with my express permission, began recasting the two AAM Cord Sedans several years ago.

Art Anderson

Thanks for setting that straight Art. That hardtop just looks so clean and graceful.

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1 hour ago, Lunajammer said:

Thanks for setting that straight Art. That hardtop just looks so clean and graceful.

Actually, it was never, ever termed a "hardtop"--in fact, "hardtop" as a generic term  (for a 2dr or 4dr pillarless steel topped car) didn't even come about until the first postwar GM "hardtops in 1950-51).  Cord called this body style the "Westchester Sedan".

ARt

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On 5/24/2018 at 11:52 AM, heyjohnxx said:

I love that diner! Kit or scratchbuilt?

Ditto on that! Excellent diorama, Ellen.

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2 hours ago, mr moto said:

Ditto on that! Excellent diorama, Ellen.

Thank you for the kind words Manuel. I am still getting requests to show this diorama as it was first constructed back in 2013 for the Southern California auto club . They decided not to keep it and it was sent back to me on the East coast

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