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History of MPC's Fifth Generation El Camino Kits

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I just looked at my collection of promos.  The '79 is Camel with buckets and rally wheels.  The '80 is Cinnabar with buckets and rally wheels.  The '81 came in Brown and Silver, with buckets and wheel covers.  The '82 is Dark Redwood with bench seat and wheel covers.  They are quite affordable and a lot easier to find than the earlier kits.  It took me about 10 years to find the '82 kit at Toledo before the Internet was popular.  I almost bought the kit new, but I didn't buy a real El Camino until I ordered my '87, which I still have.  I will use the '82 and '86 SS kits to build a replica of '87.

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I picked up a complete Monogram El Camino model yesterday at a swap meet. I haven't compared it to my other Elky kits but it is the odd version with the custom hood and turbo charged motor along with a camper top. It is molded in red and cannot be built stock, but I am sure if I was to try I could find a stock hood and interior.

My first new vehicle almost was an 81 El Camino, until the dealer realized I had beaten him down on the price so far he wasn't going to make any money! 

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28 minutes ago, mikemodeler said:

I picked up a complete Monogram El Camino model yesterday at a swap meet. I haven't compared it to my other Elky kits but it is the odd version with the custom hood and turbo charged motor along with a camper top. It is molded in red and cannot be built stock, but I am sure if I was to try I could find a stock hood and interior.

My first new vehicle almost was an 81 El Camino, until the dealer realized I had beaten him down on the price so far he wasn't going to make any money! 

 

This is the one you needed if you wanted to build a stock one, I'm sure there are plenty of them on the secondary market, IIRC Revell also re-issued this one in a combo box, with trailer and speed boat.

Think this kit is far superior to the Mpc offering, only for some the scale is a no no

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Monogram el camino black

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Thanks Luc, I do have the El Camino from the Bass Busters kit. 

I might be willing to trade the El Camino I picked up yesterday, not sure yet.

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10 hours ago, Luc Janssens said:

 

 

Think this kit is far superior to the Mpc offering, only for some the scale is a no no

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Monogram el camino black

This kit is an ok kit except for the rear bumper don't seem to fit flush as there seems to be a gap between the top of bumper and the body compared to the MPC El Camino where the rear bumper sits flush with the body.  I also don't care for Monogram's offering of the engine as it don't have a lot of detail and seems like it has V6 to where the MPC El Camino has a better detailed engine and looks to be like a 305 V8. I have a MPC Nightmoves 80 El Camino unbuilt and I like the detailing better than the Monogram.  That's just my opinion..

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