Revell '57 Ford Custom 2'n1

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Looks like that might be a supercharger. This kit is definitely going to be a must-have. Revell's really outdoing themselves lately. May have to have all 3 of the new kits.

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This will make a really cool police car! As for the Ranchero with a stock look - or a wagon - why can't they simply make a separate body mold for each body style without destroying the current one and thus allow themselves more sales and more options down the road? And speaking of that - I wonder why the '57 Fairlane was never released as a convertible by AMT? As a matter of fact, there are not many older convertibles out there at all. How many good kits were forever lost in stock form when the company altered the body such as the '65 Fairlane and oh yes - that Chevy panel that became the "Barnabas (sp?) truck from Dark Shadows?

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This will make a really cool police car!

Yup. ;)

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I was told the first release of this kit will include optional parts for stock and drag only.

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Is that a Paxton supercharger I see to the left of the two license plate bases in the second last image above?

Definitely looks like a finned Paxton housing to me. What I DON'T see is the large-diameter hose from the very distinctive air-filter housing to the blower, the filter housing itself, the hose from the blower to the round carb-air-box, or the air-box. (a Paxton blower setup was a factory option on some models in '57, and there was a dealer-installed version).

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I have a bunch of kit-bash parts waiting for this one!!!!!

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I hope Gerry doesn't mind me posting these pics he took at iHobby 2011...:

Not all all. Anything I post for the benefit of the Hobby is sharable. BTW, I do not intend to go to Cleveland for this year's IHOBBY, so there won't be a report out as I've done the previous three years.

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Not all all. Anything I post for the benefit of the Hobby is sharable. BTW, I do not intend to go to Cleveland for this year's IHOBBY, so there won't be a report out as I've done the previous three years.

What if we all chip in and get you a bus ticket and some vouchers for meals, would you consider going then????? :P

Just kidding Gerry, you have contributed alot over the years here with your pictures, whether it is a 1:1 car show, a model car show or the iHobby show and I for one do appreciate it!

Hopefully there is another modeler from the Cleveland area that will go and give us a report on what is happening.

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I was told the first release of this kit will include optional parts for stock and drag only.

Your source appears to be correct. :D

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I've got a busy day going for me today but I'll post some more updates as time permits. For now here's the photos of the Box Art 57 Fords. This is another that's been on my want list ....

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The 62 Corvette will be up next and then I'll get in to the Cuda and Mustang parts trees .....

-Steve

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End of November, Just in time for Holiday 1/2 price sales !!!LOL :lol:

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Mine will bookend with a '57 Chevy Black Widow, as a street driven car Chevy vs Ford.

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Isn't it interesting that the parts trees pictured from the 2011 iHobby show have parts for a Paxton supercharger but the box art and built ups from the 2012 iHobby show don't include the Paxton in either build ???

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I'm a diehard Mopar guy,

But as an avid vintage drag car fan ,,,,I am so looking forward to this Ford AND the Ford F100

Maybe , just maybe somewhere in the near future we might get a late 50's Desoto or a late 60's Dodge pickup

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on second thought, I might get 2!!!, I just like them

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Looks like Revell couldn't wait 'til Thursday to announce its November releases:

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I haven't seen any online sellers stocking this kit yet...

Looking at the box art, I am looking forward to this kit more than the other recent releases. I see a nice set of steel wheels (are the drag steels deeper than the stock wheels? That would be a bonus), M&H slicks (Decal?), cool set of optional decals, and a lot of possibilities. I don't usually say "I'll buy a case", because I won't, but I will buy three to four of these.

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I'm assuming it will follow the standard Revell release pattern---at the preferred hobby shops about 10-14 days from now, and at online sellers the first week of December.

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One thing I never understood from a design standpoint- why does the bumper stand so far away from the body, necessitating that huge splash pan to cover the gap? :blink:

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Maybe with the tudor it could become a Sedan Delivery?

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One thing I never understood from a design standpoint- why does the bumper stand so far away from the body, necessitating that huge splash pan to cover the gap? :blink:

probably to make it more crash worthy

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One thing I never understood from a design standpoint- why does the bumper stand so far away from the body, necessitating that huge splash pan to cover the gap? :blink:

Probably to keep them bug eye headlights from getting hit first in a crash. :P I love 57 Fords, but the headlights always looked wrong to me.

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What do you suppose the "BENT EIGHT" drag decal with the lit bomb artwork refers to? (I think there's some lettering on the bomb artwork that I can't quite read that might explain this decal for me.) Anybody get what it means?

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It means it has a v8

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What do you suppose the "BENT EIGHT" drag decal with the lit bomb artwork refers to?

It means it has a v8

I , too , was wondering what the deuce "Bent Eight" meant ! In my mind , "bent" , in reference to engines , means "slanted-over" (i.e. , Chrysler's Slant Six , which is colloquially referred to as "bent six").

Well at least Revell's choice of description is unique :)

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