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And away we go:

Note the Ridge Runner has no mention of "Ford" or "Pinto", like the House on the Hill has no mention of "Psycho". (Mother's not gonna like that... :o)

Edited by ChrisBcritter

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Didn't know that wheel set was coming. Cool!

So, looks to me like its a sampling of wheel sets they've tooled up for various kits. 

1) chrome reverse from the 36 Ford

2) chrome wheels with cone center caps from the 29 Ford roadster/34 Ford pickup

3) custom wheelcovers from the 53 Ford pickup

4) 5 spoke Halibrand wheels (possibly from 63 Avanti)

Edited by Mr. Metallic
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2 minutes ago, Mr. Metallic said:

3) custom wheelcovers from the 53 Ford pickup (I think)

4) 5 spokes (can't think of what they're from)

3) You are correct sir!

4)They look like Hurst mags; retooled for the '66 Merc?

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1 minute ago, ChrisBcritter said:

3) You are correct sir!

4)They look like Hurst mags; retooled for the '66 Merc?

Thanks Chris. I'll update my post as info comes in

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I couldn't tell what the mags were supposed to be, even rewinding and freeze-framing several times. He just wouldn't hold them still! And the volume was so low I couldn't hear a word he said. My best guess was Keystones, but who knows?:wacko:

The lower left wheels looked like '63 Corvette wheel covers, but again, who knows? :unsure:

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4 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

The lower left wheels looked like '63 Corvette wheel covers, but again, who knows? :unsure:

I was thinking the same thing.

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Now they just need to do a tree of 50s era hubcaps.

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Lower left wheels are the six-blade caps from the '53 Ford pickup.  I've heard them called '61 Buick wheel covers, among other things I can't remember.  Not sure what the five-spokes are; they don't look like anything in any of the reissues to date that I can think of...

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I am surprised by how bare bones the Ridgerunner kit is. The decals are a sad, re-pop of the original sheet, and give no options, and the kit itself has few parts. I had mild interest in it, but not after seeing the video. The same for the Trucks. COE's do nothing for me, and the Astro Turbine did make it in, so that is not a kit I want.

I want to support Round2, but it won't be anything from the Feb release list that does it. I'll wait for March.

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The 5 spoke mags on the top right look like those from the Studebaker Avanti reissue from a few years ago.  

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Just now, Rob Hall said:

The 5 spoke mags on the top right look like those from the Studebaker Avanti reissue from a few years ago.  

I'll agree with that - seems like an odd choice for a parts pack, but I need a couple of sets.  wish they had been easier to see in the video.

Hopefully this means more wheel parts packs are coming - like to see some good newly tooled Cragar five spokes 

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I'd like to see the stock '49 Merc hubcaps available in a parts pack.  Those look good on an old school rod or custom.

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I'd prefer '50 Merc caps--the smooth ones.  A set of deep '50 merc wheels is included in the AMT '34 Ford 2 in 1 kit...hmm, I guess I need to buy another of those!

I love that Round 2 is offering a wheel parts pack. The chrome-reverse wheels are the gold here IMHO. The mags and trash-can lids, meh! I'm sure I'd eventually find a use for them though:)

 

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2 hours ago, alexis said:

I am surprised by how bare bones the Ridgerunner kit is. The decals are a sad, re-pop of the original sheet, and give no options, and the kit itself has few parts. I had mild interest in it, but not after seeing the video. The same for the Trucks. COE's do nothing for me, and the Astro Turbine did make it in, so that is not a kit I want.

I want to support Round2, but it won't be anything from the Feb release list that does it. I'll wait for March.

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3 hours ago, Rob Hall said:

The 5 spoke mags on the top right look like those from the Studebaker Avanti reissue from a few years ago.  

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Yah, those look like what I saw on the video. I THINK. Anyone know what these are supposed to represent? (They'd probably look good on period '60s customs.) 

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They do indeed look like the wheels from the Avanti kit. If that's the case they're Halibrand magnesium wheels that were offered as a dealer installed option. I believe they are model number 7011 according to the information I have. Haven't seen them go by any specific name.  

I'm happy to see the wheels offered as a set. Have plenty of projects that can use all those.

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48 minutes ago, Phirewriter said:

They do indeed look like the wheels from the Avanti kit. If that's the case they're Halibrand magnesium wheels that were offered as a dealer installed option. I believe they are model number 7011 according to the information I have.

I google-imaged that and that's exactly what they seems to be. Thanks! B)

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I seem to recall reading that these wheels were newly tooled for the Avanti reissue.  They are on a separate chrome tree that was wrapped in paper within the bag w the main chrome tree. 4 sets of wheels/wheel covers in that kit. 

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Didn't watch the video, they are too long. I prefer a written press release.

The wheel set is a good idea, they are thinking "outside" the box, maybe bodes well for future releases in parts packs.

Maybe some engine or chassis stuff?

Anything else look interesting?

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5 hours ago, Rob Hall said:

The 5 spoke mags on the top right look like those from the Studebaker Avanti reissue from a few years ago.  

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That's what I was going to say.

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2 hours ago, Phirewriter said:

They do indeed look like the wheels from the Avanti kit. If that's the case they're Halibrand magnesium wheels that were offered as a dealer installed option. I believe they are model number 7011 according to the information I have. Haven't seen them go by any specific name.  

I'm happy to see the wheels offered as a set. Have plenty of projects that can use all those.

You win a Pony! 

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The only thing I really do wish for is that Chad would have a better working knowledge of the kits he is showing.

Some background on the kits, options and a little history would be nice. 

 

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For what it's worth the Revell '31 for Sedan/Woody original and some some subsequent issues including the last have similar wheels. They are big and littles however but look great on period rods.

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The great irony of this month's video is, unlike normal ones where maybe a few things might not actually be slated to arrive in a given month...as the distribution list sits now - NONE of the 9 models or the parts pack are actually scheduled for February. 

The '69 GTX "Cabriolet" is still carrying over from not being released last month, and the two kits actually slated are the Imperial & '69 Chevelle.

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6 hours ago, Spex84 said:

I'd prefer '50 Merc caps--the smooth ones.  A set of deep '50 merc wheels is included in the AMT '34 Ford 2 in 1 kit...hmm, I guess I need to buy another of those!

I love that Round 2 is offering a wheel parts pack. The chrome-reverse wheels are the gold here IMHO. The mags and trash-can lids, meh! I'm sure I'd eventually find a use for them though:)

 

Yes, those would be even better.

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