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MPC 1981 Chevy Stepside Pickup Sod Buster (1:25 SCALE)


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34 minutes ago, Plowboy said:

Like I stated, it's not necessary to get the interior to fit. The interior will literally fall in or out. 

So the body can be pulled off of the inner core of the tool.

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2 hours ago, Mark said:

So the body can be pulled off of the inner core of the tool.

That explanation makes sense! But, I don't see how a body that's 11 mms wider at the widest point than the bottom would come off of a single piece core. I don’t think the bottom of the body will spread that far. 

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On 10/21/2022 at 7:26 PM, 1972coronet said:

Steel wheels with base hubcaps, and a 2WD option, s'il vous plait.

Typical of this era, mags wheels come standard!  Hopefully Rookie Resin will once again offer his excellent period correct Chevy hubcaps. Top photo shows '76 thru around '87 ( aluminum finish ), vans used them into the 90's. Bottom photo shows '69 thru '75 ( painted and stainless), but used thru the '78 model year on base model ( painted only ).

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2 minutes ago, leafsprings said:

Typical of this era, mags wheels come standard!  Hopefully Rookie Resin will once again offer his excellent period correct Chevy hubcaps

I seem to recall that most of the C/K pickups of 1973-1987 were shod with hubcaps and low trim level models (Custom, Custom Deluxe, Scottsdale, et alia). Well, at least in the area where I grew up -- lots of fleet vehicles (batch-ordered) and "price leaders". The fancier models were showroom poodles.

I, too, hope that Rookie makes a return. Lots of cool stuff that he offered! Maybe Fireball will make some sets of the c.1980-c.1991 C/K hubcaps for Chevy and GMC (and the G-vans, too).

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On 11/30/2022 at 9:32 AM, Plowboy said:

One thing that needs to be addressed, especially on this kit, is the cab corners. 

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That sticks out like a sore thumb! It's not necessary to get the interior in either. So, I don't know why it's there. That notch is even visible on the GMC with the fleetside bed. It can be fixed pretty easily. But, it would be nice to not have to.

Pre molded rusted area to add to the realism.

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On 11/30/2022 at 7:16 PM, 1972coronet said:

Begs the question re: the (obvious) openings at the cab corners: Would it be possible for Round2 to include either a separate runner with a fitted filler piece and/or a template for advanced modellers to 'roll-their-own'? 

The easiest way to fix it is to cut it all away and replace it. Just like the full scale. 

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This model has the wrong badge on the fender. It has the Custom Deluxe 20 badge.

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On 12/2/2022 at 4:38 PM, Oldriginal86 said:

Pre molded rusted area to add to the realism.

I was thinking the same thing.😂 A little grinding on the inside and take the ol' standby # 11 blade to peel out some rough edges and it's on its way to a great farm or woods truck.

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