Parts box fillers............which kits?

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So I was just curious to what kits have great extra parts that make good parts for other builds or what kits come with a lot of spare stuff.

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revell limited edition kits

my favorite is the 69 charger (two engines and race options) or the 32 (or 34) ford that has a 5.0 mudstank engine as well as a 396 hemi

the modified stockers car hauler 57 F100 has a flattie and a firedome hemi with two different intake aswell as a bumcha custom parts and tools

and lets not forget the 70 superbee pro street with 426 hemi AND DOHC hemi

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revell limited edition kits

my favorite is the 69 charger (two engines and race options) or the 32 (or 34) ford that has a 5.0 mudstank engine as well as a 396 hemi

the modified stockers car hauler 57 F100 has a flattie and a firedome hemi with two different intake aswell as a bumcha custom parts and tools

and lets not forget the 70 superbee pro street with 426 hemi AND DOHC hemi

Hey Eelco, I have a 68 Charger that has all the extras. Is there a 69 that has all that stuff also? Don't forget the 67 Chevelle ProStreet.

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your absolutly right, it is a 68 charger

(though the 69 is very similar and uses the same underpinnings)

and if you want to go with the vinyl top the bodies swap no problem aswell :o

(though im not even sure which one is which right now)

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AMT Double Dragster

AMT 1925 Model T - trophy series

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Looking the instructions online those do seem to have quite a few extra's and having the '68 Charger I know it does have lots of goodies.

So my question is are there others?

nick

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What kits make great parts box fillers? All of them!!! :unsure:;):)

Every kit I own...new or old, current or vintage, built or unbuilt, cheap or expensive, is potential parts box filler.

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Start with any kit that has parts you need for a specific project. If you want a Ford 4-cam 4.6 and some cool wheels for a street rod, it's hard to go wrong with AMT '32 Ford Vicky. It has lots of cool parts for street rods. Monogram's '69 Torino Talladega has a great big block. The Testors Vantastic family of cars have really cool seats for a street rod or street machine. IMHO, it's better to hunt for parts you want. If you're looking a special part, just ask on here what kit has what you're after. Use those parts and the rest goes into the spares stash.

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What kits make great parts box fillers? All of them!!! :unsure:;):)

Every kit I own...new or old, current or vintage, built or unbuilt, cheap or expensive, is potential parts box filler.

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Start with any kit that has parts you need for a specific project. If you want a Ford 4-cam 4.6 and some cool wheels for a street rod, it's hard to go wrong with AMT '32 Ford Vicky. It has lots of cool parts for street rods. Monogram's '69 Torino Talladega has a great big block. The Testors Vantastic family of cars have really cool seats for a street rod or street machine. IMHO, it's better to hunt for parts you want. If you're looking a special part, just ask on here what kit has what you're after. Use those parts and the rest goes into the spares stash.

Lee I was mostly wondering what kits had a lot of extra parts that you could the car and still have a bunch of parts left over, but the Vicky huh, might have to get one.

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The Round2 re-issue of the AMT '60 Ford has 2 complete FE engines and 3 intake options. There are other duplicate parts as well, a great kit. The Round2 '62 Pontiac is another good parts kit. Stock and custom exterior parts and 2 complete interiors. The Revell Black Widow '57 Chevy has 2 engines. Most of the old AMT Trophy Series kits have 2 complete engines. There are lots of others out there.

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So I was just curious to what kits have great extra parts that make good parts for other builds or what kits come with a lot of spare stuff.

Nick

I guess it would depend on what you build. The new midget racers from Revell look good for hot rod parts.

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I guess it would depend on what you build. The new midget racers from Revell look good for hot rod parts.

I pretty well build a little of everything.

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41 willys street rod.....great kit for blown hemi, BIG n little wheel/tire combo, great frame and suspension for many builds. easy to get at Michaels.(.under $10. with coupon)

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Great guys, so far all the kits you have listed I can find around here.

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I know this is probably not your thing but the revell tuner series has extra wheels and seats? Hope that helps :)

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You never know what you might end up using.

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I know this is probably not your thing but the revell tuner series has extra wheels and seats? Hope that helps :D

never quite got the math on those kits

3 sets of rims for 1 set of tires :o

but they do have different spoilers front airdams and rear difusers

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I like Lindberg's Color Me Gone Dodge 330 for the roll bar, Max Wedge engine, wheels & slicks, hood scoop,et..

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is that the one with the V8 and the straight 6 ?

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A lot of the recently re-issued AMT kits have extra parts (1962 Buick comes to mind, horrible kit but has extra parts), and the 56 Ford Pick-up (blue truck on the box top). As mentioned, the Revell Tuner series Hondas and Acuras along with their Subaru WRX STi, some of the newer Revell 'special edition' kits, and if you are into that sort of thing the AMT Double Dragster re-issue.

Also, don't be afraid to part out some Die-Casts as some have really cool stuff in them.

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I like the AMT '71 Dusters for the engines for various swaps...and the chassis to update old MPC kits.

The Revell '32 Ford kits for the 5.0 engine to swap into various Mustangs, etc.

The AMT '68-69 Plymouths for the Hemis, 440s, and chassis for swaps w/ older MPC kits, etc..

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Diecast huh wouldn't ever thought of that, great idea ! B)

Great stuff guys very great stuff B)

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Diecast huh wouldn't ever thought of that, great idea ! B)

Great stuff guys very great stuff B)

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AMT '67 Impala. Floorpan, chassis and engine compartment will work under a lot of mid- sixties GM full sizers (Grand Prix, Wildcat, Bonneville, 88)

AMT '60 Ford. Floorpan, chassis and engine compartment can be used under virtually any 1960- '64 full- sized Ford, Mercury or Edsel.

AMT '65 Ford. Chassis can be modified for use under any '65- '70 full- size Ford, Mercury or, with some work, the Thunderbird from '67- '71.

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Just about any '60's tooled AMT kit- you can build a complete model from one kit, and often have enough spares left over for dozens of other projects. The Mopar pro street kits are similar- you get a stock Dana 60 axle and a set of Magnum 500 wheels left over from other issues of the kits. I've bought at least two Super Bee pro street kits JUST for that Dana 60!

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