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1/25 AMT 1970 Chevy Impala Fire Chief

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Coming this autumn, AMT 1162, the 1070 Chevy Impala Fire Chief reissue:

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1 hour ago, paul alflen said:

What no Coca-Cola issue????

Maybe they could reissue it as a Police Chief car with a Dunkin Donuts tie-in? :lol:

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If it has not been robbed of parts this one is a gold mine.  The two I have (not fire chief) has two different sets of mag wheels besides the stock covers, and a pretty nice set of long-tube injectors for the big block.

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Great to see this back. Basically the recent Heavy Chevy, with cop gear and new decals. (Dekkles, as a Guy I Know calls them). I want one.

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31 minutes ago, alexis said:

Basically the recent Heavy Chevy, with cop gear and new decals.

Same basic kit, but none of the optional performance parts ("mag" wheels, intake manifolds, front and rear custom bumpers and roll pans, etc.) are included in the Fire Chief version. 

Here's a good look at the original box and instruction sheet: https://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/mkiba-build-under-c/amt-instructions/automotive-cars--pi/chevrolet/1961-1970/amt-1970-chevrolet-1/?view=roll#10

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2 hours ago, TarheelRick said:

If it has not been robbed of parts this one is a gold mine.  The two I have (not fire chief) has two different sets of mag wheels besides the stock covers, and a pretty nice set of long-tube injectors for the big block.

The dog dish hubcaps are important

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3 hours ago, TarheelRick said:

If it has not been robbed of parts this one is a gold mine.  The two I have (not fire chief) has two different sets of mag wheels besides the stock covers, and a pretty nice set of long-tube injectors for the big block.

true, maybe someone with connections could contact the powers at Round-2 advising them to leave the extra parts in there.

 

Edited by Luc Janssens

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Man, I hope Round2 includes all the extra goodies.  No Need to delete anything from the new version.

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Very good thinking Snake45, that would be a cool box art, 1970 Chevy Police Chief Impala in front of a on -fire Dunkin Donuts? Round 2 could put out limited edition boxes with this box art maybe (1 to a case of 12 )with a cardboard cut out of a Duncan donuts shop???

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the "deluxe dress up wheels" look like the PO2 wheel covers for '68-72 Corvettes and Camaros.

 

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8 hours ago, Casey said:

Same basic kit, but none of the optional performance parts ("mag" wheels, intake manifolds, front and rear custom bumpers and roll pans, etc.) are included in the Fire Chief version. 

Here's a good look at the original box and instruction sheet: https://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/mkiba-build-under-c/amt-instructions/automotive-cars--pi/chevrolet/1961-1970/amt-1970-chevrolet-1/?view=roll#10

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If that is all that is included in the reissue and they have it at the same price point as a regular kit, then  can you say "ripped off".

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All the optional parts (performance and custom) were in the 2015 'Heavy Chevy' reissue, this brings some unique parts--the dog dish hubcaps and fire dept lighting, etc.   Though a 2dr ht Fire Chief car seems improbable, given the context of when it was originally issued, it would be a good piece to go w/ the Ford police car and Chevy police and fire vans.

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I'll try to post just my first paragraph:

Really hope the original-style "bowtie" poverty caps are provided!  If the original tooling for those didn't survive, let's hope that Round 2 accurately recreates them, instead of throwing in some generic baby moons instead.

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OK, so that woked...next paragraph:

Those bowtie versions would be correct as the base hubcaps for converting the 1970 Z-28 kit to an SS - or a base Camaro.  Pretty sure they were also the base hubcaps for Novas from about 1971? to 1974.

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Huh, got my final paragraph to post after I removed a set of parentheses.  Maybe that's my 404 solution?

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12 hours ago, Rob Hall said:

All the optional parts (performance and custom) were in the 2015 'Heavy Chevy' reissue, this brings some unique parts--the dog dish hubcaps and fire dept lighting, etc.   Though a 2dr ht Fire Chief car seems improbable, given the context of when it was originally issued, it would be a good piece to go w/ the Ford police car and Chevy police and fire vans.

When AMT started the Fire/Police series of kits back in the '70s, it re-issued several old kits with unique fire/police parts.  One that got a similar treatment was the '32 Ford Victoria "Vintage Fire Chief."  All the hot rod parts were removed and the kit only built a stock Vicky. Just like with the '70 Impala, AMT tooled up some new and interesting fire accessories: helmet and gas mask, boots, fire extinguisher, first-aid kit, bullhorn, siren/lights etc. And the kit is molded in flaming red plastic. 

The '27 Ford T was released as a vintage police car. Though one just as fishy as a 2-door fire chief's car. That cop car had a lot of extra-cost options, like bumpers and wire wheels, not likely to be found on police cars.  But AMT did leave the vintage speed  equipment in the kit.  And added an up-top with side curtains and windows, which have never been seen again.

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Hate to buy it, just to find out if the high beam lens are molded in red. Anyone?

 

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I see four red headlight lenses...

 

And stubs that might hold clear ones.

 

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I downloaded the pic and zoomed on it.  It looks like 4 clear headlight lenses are on the glass.  On the clear "runners," between the windshield and back glass.  At least I think those are headlight lenses.

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The prior "HEAVY CHEVY" reissue in the Original Art series a few years includes the custom Cibie Euro-style rectangular headlight lenses between the 'bridges' which connect the windshield and rear window, as seen on the box bottom:

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*edit* Separate headlight lenses are not included (see post below). The red lenses are to be used in the roof bar mounted flashers.

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The AMT '70 Impala never had separate headlight lenses.

One thing I wish they'd fix on that kit is the lower front suspension piece.  

The chassis under that kit originated with the '67 Impala kit and it originally had the heavy frame crossmember under the engine molded to it so it actually glued to the frame rails. 

Somewhere along the way it lost that for some reason and now only glues to the front springs and king pins. Makes it a weak assembly.

Here's a pic of the '67 instructions showing what I mean. You can see the triangular parts sticking down under the front suspension that are no longer on the part.

This part is now just flat and does not attach to the frame.

AMT Annual 67 Chev 2

[ PS, look at that ,, 4 wheel options !! you don't get that now !]

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