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71 Mercury Cyclone restoration

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On ‎4‎/‎29‎/‎2019 at 5:31 AM, disabled modeler said:

Al my friend.... I thought of that too...bad thing is I need some parts that are unique to the 70 and 71 Cyclones.

bumpers

taillights

glass

chassis

some interior parts

trunk spoilers

etc.

Might be able to get some parts for them from the MPC Nascar kit if I had any of them..???

Hi get a hold of Kevin at missinglink resin he makes the repop of both and has all of the parts your looking for and he has them chromed I have the two kits from him you cant tell them from the plastic kits.

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Looks good! Nice job on the interior!

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15 hours ago, rickcaps55 said:

Hi get a hold of Kevin at missinglink resin he makes the repop of both and has all of the parts your looking for and he has them chromed I have the two kits from him you cant tell them from the plastic kits.

Thanks...With my so called budget I hope I can do something about that.    

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Small Update

had to rebuild interior after dropping it & need to repair a casting flaw in driver's door..😒

 

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If Round2 did the NASCAR racer, the parts are probably still there to create a stock Cyclone

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10 minutes ago, Bob Ellis said:

If Round2 did the NASCAR racer, the parts are probably still there to create a stock Cyclone

I heard  that they ruined the stock molds to make the NASCAR version....of course that is a rumor...🤞

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This has been my #1 Holy Grail kit since the mid-1990's. Prices are just plain out of my budget. The story that I heard in the early-2000's was that AMT/Ertl was evaluating all of their model car kit tooling buried in a warehouse somewhere in the US, and knowing that there was consumer-interest in this kit being reissued in its stock form, they were pleasantly surprised to find tooling with "71 Cyclone Spoiler" lettering handwritten on the outer-surfaces of the tooling they found.

The tooling looked to be in good condition and ready-to-go, so they ran a test-shot and poured some liquid-styrene into that mold. Problem was, what came out of that mold was the MPC Hemi Dart! 

Well, that kit was also on the "consumer-wants" list, so that's what got reissued!  I don't know if that story is true or not; I just remember that it dashed my hopes!

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On 8/22/2019 at 8:16 PM, '70 Grande said:

This has been my #1 Holy Grail kit since the mid-1990's. Prices are just plain out of my budget. The story that I heard in the early-2000's was that AMT/Ertl was evaluating all of their model car kit tooling buried in a warehouse somewhere in the US, and knowing that there was consumer-interest in this kit being reissued in its stock form, they were pleasantly surprised to find tooling with "71 Cyclone Spoiler" lettering handwritten on the outer-surfaces of the tooling they found.

The tooling looked to be in good condition and ready-to-go, so they ran a test-shot and poured some liquid-styrene into that mold. Problem was, what came out of that mold was the MPC Hemi Dart! 

Well, that kit was also on the "consumer-wants" list, so that's what got reissued!  I don't know if that story is true or not; I just remember that it dashed my hopes!

try the swapmeets, I found the Cyclone & a Revell 70 Torino as a package deal....😃

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Basecoat & Clearcoat on, pictures after they dry....

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Looking good so far.

I had a decent original mpc 1970 ...but decided i would never build it. So i sold it a few months back

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here we go...color is a pastel light blue, the lighting isn't the best..

71cyclone7.jpg

71cyclone8.jpg

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