Here's an interesting artical on Revell's "Miss Deal" Funny Car


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This caught my eye, thought a little model car history was in order. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=18742

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I don't see the "parts Pack chassis" always talked about, :huh:

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No "parts Pack" stuff here. More "Urban Legend" Model "Myth". :blink:

Then again, the author did say " I'd like to imagine " :o

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Interesting. Coulda been.

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Interesting, but the author misses that Revell at that time would have been in Venice, CA. They didn't move to the midwest until the Monogram merger in the mid-80's and have only been located in Elk Grove Village, IL for a handful of years.

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Interesting, but the author misses that Revell at that time would have been in Venice, CA. They didn't move to the midwest until the Monogram merger in the mid-80's and have only been located in Elk Grove Village, IL for a handful of years.

There's some logical rain on the old parade! LOL.

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The story I've always heard is that it's basically a Parts Pack chassis and engine mated to the body from the still-born stock 53 Stude they were working on when they got wind that AMT was doing one, too. Rather than flood the market with 2 stock 53 Studes, they chose to modify it into the Miss Deal. Throw it all into a classic Jack Leynnwood box and the rest is history...

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Front suspension is basically from the Dragster Speed Equipment parts pack, not exactly, but basically. And similar wheels and tires were done in parts packs. So maybe I should have said chassis from parts pack parts?

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Read the comments on the HAMB link for posts by Tim Boyd (Funman) and me (Critical Mass)

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The Miss Deal frame is essentially the Parts Pack chrome custome frame, the steering wheel & linkage is from the dragster C1124 dragster parts pack, and the engine is a re-pop of the chrome Chrysler engine pack. What's great about the Miss Deal kit is that you can clone some of the old Parts Pack - derived kits, without shelling out big buck$...

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" without shelling out big buck$" ? Have you priced any of these parts packs, much less found any of them ? :huh:

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The link is at the bottom of the original article where it says "33 replies on Jalopy Journal"

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The link is at the bottom of the original article where it says "33 replies on Jalopy Journal"

Thanks Vincent, there's a lot more information there. ^_^

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The photo of the copper-colored Stude can also be found in the book Drag Racing Gassers by Lou Hart, and I admit Miss Deal immediately sprang to mind when I first saw it.

The book was published in 2007 and is loaded with great reference photos, that particular photo being credited to the authors scrap book.

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Interesting and thanks. I have one of the Miss Deal kits that I'll be finishing up next month for the upcoming Milwaukee NNL.

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I don't see that as such a likely connection, but it did get him published. <_<

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Agreed Dan, creative writing not based on actual fact.

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I think it is just coincidence. The kit was put together using parts packs and a dead project Stude body. Given how late Revell was getting into the Funny Car Scene, 1967, this was already a pretty outdated design.

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"Testor huffing audience" ...hmmmph, indeed. :angry:

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I found the article boring.

Scott

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I think it is just coincidence. The kit was put together using parts packs and a dead project Stude body. Given how late Revell was getting into the Funny Car Scene, 1967, this was already a pretty outdated design.

What was the dead project the Studebaker came from? Was Revell doing a stock one, or some Bonneville record car?

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What was the dead project the Studebaker came from? Was Revell doing a stock one, or some Bonneville record car?

Both Revell and AMT were working on a 1953 Studebaker. When Revell found out, they abandoned the project.

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