Revell '62 Corvette Roadster 2'n1

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Just like with the Olds kit, if it doesn't come with a hard or uptop ,I won't be buying it. Even though they later released it with an uptop, by that time, I had completely lost interest and still haven't bought one. I hope they don't pull the same stunt with this kit.

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These early 'Vettes look best with the top down, but if you want to build a race car the hardtop is needed.

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Wouldn't a roll cage work in the convertible version?

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Is it just me or do the five spoke wheels look like they may be M/Ts.

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Just an observation:

If the glass for the hardtop pictured there is indeed lifted from the '59----- it won't be correct. In the 1:1 world, the "glass" (actually Plexiglas) was interchangeable for the '56-'60 hardtops, but due to the flatter convertible top lid of the '61-'62, the rear quarter glass and backlite had to be changed as well. Plans are still being finalized so I hope there's a hardtop or soft top. If not, that won't stop me from buying one-----I'll just find a junker hardtop out of the old AMT kit. :P

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My thoughts exactly, Bill. Heck, I didn't even know there WAS a difference in the hardtops for those years! Thanks for mentioning it, now I'll watch for them! I was just gonna throw a older roof on that rascal! Thanks! :D;)

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I'm going to assume from the word "Roadster" and not "Convertible", that there are no plans a hard nor soft top for this kit. To me, roadster implies no top at all.

I am looking forward to seeing the custom wheels, though.

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Know why I'm looking forward to this kit? And the ONLY reason?

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Why all the hate guys? You don't like this style Vette? It just seems to be a natural progression of the kit. Unless it IS all NEW tooling, as was mentioned. But It'sa nice lookin car so, how come so many folks think it's not a good or interesting kit? I'll buy one or two. I have the die-cast version and it's a nice kit. The roof THAT important? Just askin...... :)

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to some, yes.

even to build the Paris Fish street machine posted above will require that hardtop.

There are some images of it with the hardtop off, so if the kit ultimately ends up lacking it, no sweat off my back. And if it does end up having a hardtop (or convertible uptop), it'll probably end up in the spares pile as trade fodder.

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The roof THAT important? Just askin...... :)

Yeah George, the roof is THAT important. In this day and age,there is no excuse for any convertible or roadster kit to come without a top. The '59 came with a top,so why should this kit NOT come with a top?? :wacko: I really like this year Corvette and will buy at least three of them. BUT, only if it has a top. No top, NO sale!

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I'm going to assume from the word "Roadster" and not "Convertible", that there are no plans a hard nor soft top for this kit. To me, roadster implies no top at all.

Corvette convertibles are generally referred to as roadsters although only the 53 to 55 models were true roadsters. True roadsters can have a top, but no roll up side windows, and use side curtains,

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Corvette convertibles are generally referred to as roadsters although only the 53 to 55 models were true roadsters. True roadsters can have a top, but no roll up side windows, and use side curtains,

Yes, and IIRC, the first Vipers ('93-'95?) were considered roadsters due to them having side curtains and not roll up windows until the later ones.

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I can't recall if the Revell '58 and '59 (new tool) kits had uptops or hardtops or both.

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I have to agree with Chuck and in all probability I will end up building the convertible just because I would like to feature the interior details.

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Personally, I think all convert. body styles should include the uptop. That way the company can ensure they make a few more sales for what is probably not much money out of their pocket for the extra plastic. Some uptops add an extra bit of character.

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Who knows, maybe they'll pop a 61 vette with a roof if they don't do it with this one. I know I bought both the 58 and 59, and they are basically the same car/kit. I'll get this one, the roof doesn't make any difference to me. It's a NICE lookin car with or without a roof to me. :);)

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Ditto on that, George.

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Not a big deal to me if a roof is included or not...I have the hardtop from the AMT '62 anyway (have several of those kits). Would the convertible uptop for a '58-60 be similar?

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The roof is the same, it's the rear glass and the molding below it that are different.

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The rear clip character ridge is there on the new '62 body.

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So, if the roof is the same, then all we need to do is put in the small little 1/4 glass panels that are behind the door line? Maybe? :huh:

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Based on Garry's profile shot above, this is another diecast-to-styrene kit from Revell. It's the "Route 66" Vette from a few years back.

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I just picked up 'The Corvette Black Book' , no mention of color listed for Hardtop colors are listed . The soft tops wewe either black ; 4,727 & white ; 6,625 . Thanx ..

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I just picked up 'The Corvette Black Book' , no mention of color listed for Hardtop colors are listed . The soft tops wewe either black ; 4,727 & white ; 6,625 . Thanx ..

Every '62 Corvette I've ever seen (as a kid in the '60's and currently) had body colored hardtops. As I mentioned in a previous post, Chevrolet was getting away from two-toning come '62, as you could no longer get the two toning in the cove area. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen a stock '56-'60 'Vette's hardtop any other color but body color. ;)

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