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I built this one to while away the hours waiting on paint to dry on other projects, and on days when it was raining around here:

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This one has the pearl white paint. I didn't foil the trim, and some of it is kind of out of register, anyway. I don't remember having trouble with the engine fit. I have 6 more of these Dodges, in hardtop and droptop form. Plenty projects for rainy days!!

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Coming soon:

AMT-1176      1/25 1965 Dodge Coronet (Snap)

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11 hours ago, Casey said:

Coming soon:

AMT-1176      1/25 1965 Dodge Coronet (Snap)

Awesome I could a couple more. Hopefully it's the hardtop and not convertible 

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On 9/6/2019 at 7:15 PM, Casey said:

Coming soon:

AMT-1176      1/25 1965 Dodge Coronet (Snap)

It's just the Polar Lights kit relabeled as AMT.

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They have a nice engine and good chrome for anyone getting a 65 Coronet 2 dr post resin body..got one started, all parts fit and match.now all I have to do is paint..

 

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I could use a red (have a a white) hardtop maybe if isn't too far in the future I will just pick up a new one.  The Polar Lights unbuilt can be expensive.   Thanks for the info.   

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I started on a white metallic version of the  Coronet last night.  I am going to build this pretty much straight out of the box.  I am practicing so I can build a red replica of my 1:1 car but fully detail etc.  I actually like the lines and the car is a good looking car and compares in most areas pretty well with my 1:1 car.  I hate the grill I have to say.  I probably won't do much to this practice build but anyone have success in using the original AMT grill on the P/L car or drilling out the headlights and making the Polar Lights grill look more realistic?  Thanks everyone. 

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This is what I did with the only one I built. I cut the body and altered the wheelbase.

 

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34 minutes ago, jjsipes said:

This is what I did with the only one I built. I cut the body and altered the wheelbase.

 

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I so need to build one of those. Thanks for showing us it can be done! B)

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14 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

I so need to build one of those. Thanks for showing us it can be done! B)

It's some work but can be done. I need to try and get some better pictures of it.

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2 hours ago, jjsipes said:

It's some work but can be done. I need to try and get some better pictures of it.

That does seem like it would be a pretty big project.  Yours looks very accurate.   

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I was thinking Landy ran a Dodge van or truck I-beam front axle (and even tried to get it certified for A/FX use because it was a factory part) on his '65, but maybe he added that later in the year. I'll have to do some more research on that. :unsure:

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1 hour ago, Snake45 said:

I was thinking Landy ran a Dodge van or truck I-beam front axle (and even tried to get it certified for A/FX use because it was a factory part) on his '65, but maybe he added that later in the year. I'll have to do some more research on that. :unsure:

His '64 two-door sedan has an A-100 axle.  It was briefly legal for Modified Production class because it was a "station wagon" unit, from a passenger version of the van.

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5 hours ago, Mark said:

His '64 two-door sedan has an A-100 axle.  It was briefly legal for Modified Production class because it was a "station wagon" unit, from a passenger version of the van.

I checked the book and you're right--they moved the factory K-member forward 10 inches. I apologize for questioning it without checking first. 

I want to model the 1965 cars of Landy, Sox, Dyno Don, and Jenkins. This would be the last year these four would participate in the same class until the birth of Pro Stock in 1970. (Well, there was match racing in 1969.) 

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I have both the hardtop and convertible of this kit. Complainers compare it to the AMT. With the choice of no AMT or this kit,

the answer is work with this kit. The finished mode shown here is very nice.

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On 8/2/2019 at 10:27 PM, Bucky said:

I built this one to while away the hours waiting on paint to dry on other projects, and on days when it was raining around here:

DSC00981-vi.jpgDSC00982-vi.jpgDSC00991-vi.jpg

 

This one has the pearl white paint. I didn't foil the trim, and some of it is kind of out of register, anyway. I don't remember having trouble with the engine fit. I have 6 more of these Dodges, in hardtop and droptop form. Plenty projects for rainy days!!

I like that one. I want to build my dark red convertible, but the body and hood are two different colors, so back in the box it went. Since I have to strip it, I can work it over to my satisfaction.

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On 9/18/2019 at 11:53 AM, Snake45 said:

I was thinking Landy ran a Dodge van or truck I-beam front axle (and even tried to get it certified for A/FX use because it was a factory part) on his '65, but maybe he added that later in the year. I'll have to do some more research on that. :unsure:

That is correct, it was a factory part. A van axle. The entire frame firewall forward from the Red WAgon kit fits the Johan 64 Dodge perfectly, never tried it on the Coronet.

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Probably the same as the Polar Lights kit but I like the box.  I actually like a real box that you keep things in.   

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13 hours ago, Casey said:

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I wonder if it will be offered in new colors.  The baby blue actually looks good.

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27 minutes ago, drodg said:

I wonder if it will be offered in new colors.  The baby blue actually looks good.

I also wonder if the convertible will be offered.

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Love the box art. No pre-paints please. I can take molded plastic as long as it's not in the Red Family. Gonna have to get a few of these.

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