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Manx Street Fighters....

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Got these finished up! I remember when these kits hit the shelves back in the day, molded in bright yellow, it's great to see them back. I built these a little differently than most, I built them the way I thought a couple friends would have built real ones back in the mid sixties. The first one is VW powered, and pretty flashy, the other is kind of a mild sleeper as it runs a turbo'd Corvair engine (from the AMT parts pak) This is a great kit, needs a little tweaking here and there, but still a fun kit, and yeah, AMT got the front seats a little small, and the headlights a little big, but still nice to have back.

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both look great! good job!

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I have to get that. Love the colors. Great job.

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Very nice paint work on both!

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Plesae tell me the wheels are stock, those are absolutely awesome. I have passed over that kit too many times, now I am kick'n myself

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Plesae tell me the wheels are stock, those are absolutely awesome. I have passed over that kit too many times, now I am kick'n myself

Sorry Chris, the wheels I used are not in the kit. I used the Cragars from an AMT '64 El Camino/wagon (same kits basically) on the purple buggy, and the Americans are modified parts box finds.

Thanks for the compliments guys!!!

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Can't remember where I saw these before but I'm glad you posted them here , they are great looking Manxes !

Maybe more people will post theirs .

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Like them both - but that purple, beautiful color! Nice models!

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Great builds.

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They are both very, very nice.

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John everyone says it all the time but the color choice on both is outstanding. Both are Fabulous...

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Great models!

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That purple one looks good enough to eat!

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I like the SHINY :) :) :) purple one.

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Those are very cool.

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Those came out beautiful. The grey car looks like it was photographed in black and white, then the red photoshopped.

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Nicest ones I've seen yet! Gotta dig the purple! Great choice of tires and wheels on both.

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They look great! I am a VW freak myself and have one of these under construction at the moment. It has been set aside while I finish a couple of other model projects, but will be going back to it shortly. :)

Kevin

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Very nice looking buggy's I am glad to see the kit back.

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Sweet buggies.

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