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Johan AMX Pro Street

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This one... m9l3lMQLYi1E61J08D9n_ew.jpg Anybody know if there's a stock hood in the box, and in general if this can be built stock with not-massive re-work??

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Nope. It's the old Judy Lilly Pro Stock AMX. It can be built pret near CLOSE to stock, but you'll need to change the hood, (or fill the two holes in the hood)intake manifold and wheels, but it CAN be done. It'sa nice kit,still.

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Shirley Shahan (Judy Lilly stayed with Mopar well into the Seventies).

As for the AMX kit, it doesn't have stock engine parts (Jo-Han AMC engines weren't all that accurate anyway, with some later parts cobbed onto a '66 long block). The interior is a 1970 unit with high-back seats molded as a unit with the bucket. (The instrument panel is correct '68-'69.) The chassis has no molded-in exhaust detail. The Jo-Han USA Oldies issue is closer to stock, though it still has a '70 interior bucket and also has Hurst mags as the only wheel choice (the Oldies issue has no optional parts or decals). Like the Shahan reissue, it has thick plastic rods replacing the wire axles used in the annual kits and original Shahan drag car issue.

The annual issues were Jo-Han kits, sold by AMT. (The first two-seater AMX kit issued by Jo-Han in their own packaging was the original issue of the Shahan drag car, in '71.) Besides the '68 and '69 annual kits having more correct interiors, they also included stock "turbocast" wheel covers (promos had Magnum 500s) and a complete Logghe funny car chassis! The USA Oldies kits can be found far more reasonably than the annuals, though. Like many Jo-Han kits, the chassis have everything molded in, and the interior is so-so, but Jo-Han's excellent proportioning and fine detail work on the body save the day...

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The chassis has no molded-in exhaust detail.

Thank you sirs. Is the suspension molded into the chassis on this kit?

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Yes it is.

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Yes it is.

Bugger. :( But thanks.

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I build this one a couple times you can use a AMT 67 Mustang chassic under it for a better detail one. Not much mods have to be done to make it fit.

John Pol

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I had a Model Master release of this. It had some not very nice cast metal wheels with badly moulded tyres and cost far too much.

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I still cannot believe no manufacturer has jumped on the bandwagon with a new tool! I know there is demand for it.

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I always figured this kit was based on the Hurst S/S. Which would make sense that it ended up the Dragon lady kit. Everything mentioned above holds true. I started this kit several years ago hoping to build a S/S replica but lost steam and interest with the chassis.

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I think your best bet is to try eBay. I just found one with a stock hood and it only cost me about $30. Normally, though the cost is a lot more, even for an already built model. However, you can always find deals if you look hard enough and have enough patience. I think this may be your besy choice for aquiring any AMC model.

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There is a stock resin hood on ebay currently from missing link

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There you go!!

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Also there are un-built promo kits out there too.

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I think I saw a kit on ebay today with the stock hood. Try classic and vintage sections.

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I think I saw a kit on ebay today with the stock

hood. Try classic and vintage sections.

There are a few most of the time, the stock ones can be very pricey!

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Lee, there is a demand for a model kit of every car and truck ever made. How much of a demand is the question, and also if the demand warrants spending BIG buck$ for the tooling.

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