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AMT' 67 Impala question

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Can either of these two kits be built factory stock?

AMT 8208 '67 Impala Street Machine

AMT 38260 Rides '67 Impala Custom Collection.

I'm betting they can't and that'll put a hold on a possible project until I find one that can.

TIA,

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John:

Only the issue with the metallic blue Impala on the box is 100% stock. The current "Rides" issue looks like it is based on the stock version, but it will not have stock wheels. If you can scrounge stock Rally wheels (or resin wheel covers from the annual kits) a stock SS looks do-able.

--Mark

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I think I have a extra set of rally wheels from the 68 El Camino kit. PM me if ya want em.

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The Impala 3 pack with the 63 and 64 from, say, 98 or so can be built stock too...That's how I built this Gold one in 2000...It was my 7th model only, so it's not so good. It's one of my best early ones though. This was before I discovered the internet modeling community.

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Time Machine Resin has a flat hood for it as well, which I got in Toledo last year but have yet to use...The only other copy of the kit I have is the HobbyTown USA exclusive which is a pure customized version, not what I want to use the flat hood for!

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John:

Only the issue with the metallic blue Impala on the box is 100% stock. The current "Rides" issue looks like it is based on the stock version, but it will not have stock wheels. If you can scrounge stock Rally wheels (or resin wheel covers from the annual kits) a stock SS looks do-able.

--Mark

Mark,

Thank's for the reply. That's pretty much as I thought.

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I think I have a extra set of rally wheels from the 68 El Camino kit. PM me if ya want em.

I might take you up on that.

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John, sorry to chime in here so late. The RIDES '67 Impala has an altered suspension that's "bent" to accommodate the oversize wheels and tires. You might be able to swap out a Revell '65 Impala suspension with some creative cutting.

Note that all recent RIDES kits have not been so drastically altered.

If you're going to use Rally wheels, don't use anything from a '68 or up Chevy - they were decidedly different in the center cap. Use the stock wheels from Revell's '67 Chevelle or resin ones from Modelhaus. And if you prefer stock Impala wheel covers to rally's, Modelhaus has those too.

Cheers,

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John, sorry to chime in here so late. The RIDES '67 Impala has an altered suspension that's "bent" to accommodate the oversize wheels and tires. You might be able to swap out a Revell '65 Impala suspension with some creative cutting.

Note that all recent RIDES kits have not been so drastically altered.

If you're going to use Rally wheels, don't use anything from a '68 or up Chevy - they were decidedly different in the center cap. Use the stock wheels from Revell's '67 Chevelle or resin ones from Modelhaus. And if you prefer stock Impala wheel covers to rally's, Modelhaus has those too.

Cheers,

Thanks for the input Larry.

Guess that means I have one option - Find a stock version of the kit which I've already done.

Haven't bid on it yet but I have found one. :D

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