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remember the AMT "Iron Horse" Mustang?

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30 minutes ago, pack rat said:

The '71 and '72 Monte Carlo annuals had them. (Probably the '70 as well) 

Pretty sure they were the custom wheel in the original annual AMT '67 Camaro, too. 

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5 hours ago, Snake45 said:

Pretty sure they were the custom wheel in the original annual AMT '67 Camaro, too. 

Yup, I just checked...I didn't realize they were in that kit too.

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Here is 1 I built some 25 years ago and pics of another I started using the AMT 67 GT 500 the new kit with opening trunk. Also used the MPC 68 GT custom rear panel. Hope you enjoy 

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Somebody NEEDS to reproduce this kit in resin. The more I look at these, the more I want one. 

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1 hour ago, Snake45 said:

Somebody NEEDS to reproduce this kit in resin. The more I look at these, the more I want one. 

Amen.

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I still have one but with four coats of paint on it.

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1 hour ago, vamach1 said:

I still have one but with four coats of paint on it.

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I can fix that right up. Box it up and send it over! :lol:

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I'm lucky I have found a Mach 1 in pretty much mint shape in it's box and a glue bomb Iron Horse that is not that much of a glue bomb. 

Keep your eyes open at the kits shows or comic cons! You just never know what will turn up. 

Edited by Daddyfink

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These parts pics found on eBay are from AMT kit T267 with the later style cross lace wheels:

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And that one-off piece of 'glass':

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On 12/25/2017 at 3:03 PM, pack rat said:

The '71 and '72 Monte Carlo annuals had them. (Probably the '70 as well) 

A set of both Appliance Apache and Kelsey-Hayes Stripper wheels are included in the AMT '70 Monte Carlo:

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Edited by Casey

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It would be nice to see that kit return with all the different parts it had through several reissues.

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On 9/5/2018 at 9:35 PM, Greg Myers said:

It would be nice to see that kit return with all the different parts it had through several reissues.

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I believe the guys at Round 2 have been looking into this; I do not know the outcome.....TIM \\\\\\\\\\\\\\

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Looking at the instructions, it would seem that much of the Iron Horse, originated in the still existing, and recently released '66 Mustang Hardtop/Notchback kit. It looks like the Chassis, engine, seats, spare tire and many trim parts are the same. I'd say the main differences are in the two most expensive parts of the tooling. Body & Interior Tub. I'd very much like to see the kit return. If the Body tools is still extant, then maybe we'll see something good someday, in regards to this kit.

http://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/mkiba-build-under-c/amt-instructions/1-sort/amt-iron-horse-must/?view=roll#1

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44 minutes ago, alexis said:

Looking at the instructions, it would seem that much of the Iron Horse, originated in the still existing, and recently released '66 Mustang Hardtop/Notchback kit. It looks like the Chassis, engine, seats, spare tire and many trim parts are the same. I'd say the main differences are in the two most expensive parts of the tooling. Body & Interior Tub. I'd very much like to see the kit return. If the Body tools is still extant, then maybe we'll see something good someday, in regards to this kit.

http://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/mkiba-build-under-c/amt-instructions/1-sort/amt-iron-horse-must/?view=roll#1

Actually it's the other way around. According to Mark B: The chassis/engine and half of the plated tree from the Iron Horse were later united with the '66 Mustang coupe promotional model tool (issued once in kit form, in 1969) to create the oft-reissued '66 Mustang coupe kit that we know today. Remember, the '66 annual was not a coupe but a convertible with separate hardtop roof.

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The chassis in these kits is from the original '65/'66 annual kits, though those all had single exhaust.  The duals were added for the Mach I concept.  All of this stuff has been shifted around between the annual kits and these custom fastbacks over the years.  I'm sure that if enough of the fastback still exists, Round 2 will get it back out at some point.

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Thanks, for setting me straight, Dave, & Mark. Good to keep learning things I did not know.

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Thanks for the link, certainly sheds light on the designer's intent on some of the features for this concept. The 2018 NNL Milwaukee featured showcars and a beautiful build of this kit won people's choice for best theme. Hopefully enough of the tooling for this kit exists for a possible reissue at some point as this is one of my favourite concept cars kitted from the 60's along with the Chevy Astro 1 (that has unfortunately been modified for the Scorpion drag car)

I have a MiB original and a couple of nice rebuilders but more is better...

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The sketches are great Casey - thanks for sharing them.

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