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AMT Craftsman 63 Chevy II station wagon and Cal drag combo with 64 Galaxie, Falcon funny car and trailer to be released.

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The Falcon body also has the between-the-taillights area altered, with a recess for a drag 'chute.  The headlight areas in the grille have been re-engraved to resemble headlamp covers.

100% stock would take some doing, but Pro Street would be attainable.  Fill the 'chute recess, drill out the headlamp covers, rework the rear wheel openings, then fit it to a '66 Nova pro street chassis.

 

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What about the '64 Galaxie? Isn't that kit now a Mod Stock kit?

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And, Can I use the little '63 Chevy wagon to pull the Drag Car? 

The future is so bright, I've got to wear shades!

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6 minutes ago, alexis said:

What about the '64 Galaxie? Isn't that kit now a Mod Stock kit?

Probably the stock curbside kit. They're 2 different kits.

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54 minutes ago, alexis said:

And, Can I use the little '63 Chevy wagon to pull the Drag Car? 

Probably not in the Real World, but hey, we live in Plastic World. B):lol:

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2 hours ago, Mark said:

Fix that '63 hardtop!  The altered wheelbase '65 is based on the '62-'63 hardtop, same roof and windows.  Find a started or incomplete '65, then stub that roof into the '63 body.  Shouldn't be hard...

Looks like I already fixed it, and forgot I had before I posted that.  Duh.  I pulled it out of the box tonight and looked it over.  The top is straight and so are the window posts. That jogged my memory because I've had it for a long time.  As I remember the top was sunken in the middle, and I used the "steam trick" to carefully straighten it.

It is a nice kit, a very sharp resin casting, and I'd like to build it. All it needs is an engine.  It's molded in a brownish resin.

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12 hours ago, Mark said:

Now watch eBay for an avalanche of Nova wagon builtups and "projects" over the coming weeks, as the Great Unloading commences...

And watch the prices for original 6-cylinder engines take off!

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On 7/3/2020 at 11:08 AM, GMP440 said:

Saw this on Steven's  Intenational website.

AMT PLASTIC MODEL KITS AMT-1223 1/25 Cal Drag Combo: 1964 Ford Galaxie, Falcon Funny Car & Trailer $71.95 TBA
AMT PLASTIC MODEL KITS AMT-1202 1/25 1963 Chevy II Station Wagon Craftsman Series $30.95   TBA

 

 

Great way to blow 100 scheckles.... I'm in!.... ??

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Great news! I am in for both, multiples of the Nova wagon! 

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56 minutes ago, Classicgas said:

I wonder if the 66 nova chassis would work? 

It should, unless the station wagon wheelbase is longer. We'll have to research that. :unsure:

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5 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

It should, unless the station wagon wheelbase is longer. We'll have to research that. :unsure:

Wheelbase was the same.  110" for 1st and 2nd gen, all body styles.

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Rear overhang is a tad longer on wagons, nothing that can't be handled though.

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Spare tire well would need to be cut out of the wagon's chassis and dropped into the sedan's chassis, but shouldn't be tough to accomplish.

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2 hours ago, Classicgas said:

I wonder if the 66 nova chassis would work? 

I have checked as I am in process of building a 63 Nova Wagon.  The 66 chassis works but needs some sanding around and behind the rear wheel wells and maybe some clearancing to work with the wagon interior.

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A little Nova Wagon, now I just need to get a couple of Surf Boards and I'm heading to County Line. 

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Tower hobby's show the price for the drag combo at $58.99 .

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How many are secretly looking forward to the MPC Wacky Racers Compact Pussycat reissue? Hopefully it have the purple plated body like the original lol.

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24 minutes ago, Paul Hettick said:

How many are secretly looking forward to the MPC Wacky Racers Compact Pussycat reissue? Hopefully it have the purple plated body like the original lol.

Not Me, I don't have any firecrackers left!

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With the announcement of the 63 Chevy II wagon;  you think we will see the Indy Drag Combo come out later on?

Indy Drag combo kit.jpg

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I have a Compact Pussy Cat in my display case. Dad and I (more Dad than me I'd bet) built it when new. I'm missing the umbrella. I'll have to the Mean Machine to go with it.

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Wacky Races...now there is an emotional buy right there. Glad I am not the only one who had a crush on Penelope Pitstop! 

 

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