Round 2 Grumpy Jenkins' 66 Nova

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It's supposed to have a newly-tooled bench seat, along with a few other goodies. Not sure if it'll have decals for both of Grump's 66 Novas, the red and white one shown (destroyed in a towing accident) or the white one that replaced it. I'll add more info as I find out more. *edit* it will have both.

It was also most appropriate that I got my copy of Grumpy's Toys in the mail today...

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Edited by Brett Barrow

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Very good book have been reading it lately myself. but cool info on the Nova

Michael

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Figures,

I just picked up the decals to do this car maybe 3 weeks ago

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I'm digging the so-called "Faux-Retro" box art , and the new parts ( bench seat , steelies , etc.).

I just hope that it includes a truly retro piece from this kit's 1988 origins : the moulded-onto-the-windshield interior rear view mirror !

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I like the phantom retro box art...they've also done '67 and '69 kits this way, maybe they will do something '68 style (one of my favorite years of vintage AMT box art)...maybe the El Camino.

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Will this have the Stock parts??

If so, I might want one.

(Though I still have not finished the original issue stock of this kit!!)

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Will this have the Stock parts??

If so, I might want one.

(Though I still have not finished the original issue stock of this kit!!)

Says 'Build Drag, Stock or Custom' on the box art in the photo...

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Will this have the Stock parts??

If so, I might want one.

(Though I still have not finished the original issue stock of this kit!!)

Looks like the end panel of the box says "Stock, Custom or Drag", Looks Promising!

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Now all they have to do is bring out some of the old pro stocks and we will be all set.

John Pol

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I'd guess that it will at least restore the kit back to it's original 2 n' 1 version - and probably get rid of some of the Pro Street parts in the current issue. Round 2 has only done the Pro Street version since they took over.

To be accurate it'll need a little "de-SSing", mainly getting rid of the SS badge in the grille, but I'll live if they don't. It'd be cool if they did, though.

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Did i see a benchseat on the side of the box??? :D

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Did i see a benchseat on the side of the box??? :D

That's what it says...

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Wow!

Another one i must buy!!!! :-)

It looks that it will have steel wheels too...

Some interesting new stuff, more interesting than the last "RIDES" reissue!!!

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Another ataboy for Round2 in my book. They sure have their target buyers figured out.

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I hate the 66 Chevy Nova, but Round2 will get a sale out of me just by adding the decals. They're like drug pushers. :(

Edited by Nitro Neil

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SSDI in the October 1966 issue - has an article with lots of details on this car .

I can post it if wanted or allowed.

ps, can one just take the back seat and add a back side filler to make a bench seat?

I have a few of the pro street versions I can rob the back seat out of to do so,,,, but the seat bun part looks kind of short to me .

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One of my favorite kits of all time. I am sort of under the assumption that the P/S 66 Nova and the Stock SS are different tools. I have built both and I know that MCG has a really nice photo etch fret for this kit as well. I might have to pick this up.

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Has Round2 fixed the body? I have several originals that are awesome. I picked up one of the last releases before Round2 took over and it was garbage. The body was misaligned in many places, the worse was the front fender sides were recessed 1/16" at the mold line and severely warped.

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Fantastic...What a great release. Ronud 2 is really taking care of my spare lunch money. Oh well, I need to lose some weight anyhow.

Bring on the Pro-Stocks.

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Oh yeah. Stoked. Couldn't think of a better way for them to do this reissue - almost exactly 25 years from its debut, no less...

Edited by Chuck Kourouklis

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Interesting that the box doesn't call it an SS.

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Interesting that the box doesn't call it an SS.

I'm hoping it's not. Real car wasn't.

Pro Street kit is quite a bit different, but I think there are some shared parts. Both had the display SBC, right? Been a long time since I saw one of the originals.

I hope Pro Stocks, Super Stocks, and Junior Stocks are going to be hot subjects for a while...

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Yeah, why not. We got previous issues for the SS. They actually tool up a rearview mirror for this one, too, it's golden.

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Oh great! Now I have to go and buy another one!

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I gotta coupla them, but I like the bench and steelies, so I'll probably get a couple more! LoL!

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