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1969 RS SS 1/12 grille. any out there?

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the old Revell 1/12 69 Camaro.

did or does anyone do a RS/SS conversion for it?

Glen

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We need to keep this thread in the sight of the aftermarket guys. I think such a yranskit would be hugely successful.

Joe.

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Hmm... ill do some looking around and see if I can come up with something. I got a couple cases of these and plan to do a bunch of variants..... would really like to do a hideaway grille.

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contacted TDR about doing this grill and he thought it was a great idea. He is on the board , if he see's this i'm sure he will chime in. I don't have the kit yet, but he does need some measurements.

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contacted TDR about doing this grill and he thought it was a great idea. He is on the board , if he see's this i'm sure he will chime in. I don't have the kit yet, but he does need some measurements.

I am pretty sure I have a rough,broken body lying around somewhere that I no longer need. I can ship it to anyone who is seriously going to take on this task.

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If any companies are thinking of making conversions for this kit, I would be interested in buying:

Penske Trans-Am Racing version #6 & #9

Indy 500 Convertible Pace Car version + RS Grille + SS parts

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If any companies are thinking of making conversions for this kit, I would be interested in buying:

Penske Trans-Am Racing version #6 & #9

Indy 500 Convertible Pace Car version + RS Grille + SS parts

That would be awesome if someone made 1/12 scale 15" Minilite wheels. I recall Randy Derr(?) built a very nice 1/12 '69 Penske Camaro close to twenty years ago, and I think some of the parts he made for the car were featured in various SAE articles on detailing, but I don't think any of the parts he created were offered to the public.

Forum member Stump/Greg Armour made some 1/12 Minilites (or maybe another brand) for his Tamiya 240Z project, but I think they were four-lug wheels, and I'm not sure if he offered them for sale: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=18121&hl=%2B112+%2Bdatsun

I honestly don't think the RS/SS grille will ever be made, due to the complexity of its design. The headlight door grilles would need to be done a photoetched pieces, so that alone would add a lot of cost:

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I thought all the hidden headlite parts were in the 1/12th PE set by MCG. I'd post a pic, but it's a PIA to do here.

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I thought all the hidden headlite parts were in the 1/12th PE set by MCG. I'd post a pic, but it's a PIA to do here.

No, nothing like that on the MCG p/e fret.

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I honestly don't think the RS/SS grille will ever be made, due to the complexity of its design.

Never say 'never,' etc.

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If i could get some real dimensions to work with, i could probably play around and see if it's possible with my PE capabilities..

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If i could get some real dimensions to work with, i could probably play around and see if it's possible with my PE capabilities..

What is the thinnest, width-wise, any one section can be? According to my quick calculations based on a 7" headlight diameter, the horizontal bars in each headlight door insert would be .1", so .00833" in 1/12 scale.

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The mcg photo etch set for the smaller camaro has the RS grille doors. They are not hollow though

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I thought all the hidden headlite parts were in the 1/12th PE set by MCG. I'd post a pic, but it's a PIA to do here.

They are on the 1/25 fret.

Joe.

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What is the thinnest, width-wise, any one section can be? According to my quick calculations based on a 7" headlight diameter, the horizontal bars in each headlight door insert would be .1", so .00833" in 1/12 scale.

It depends on the material used. It's usually 1.2 times the thickness of the plate. I use mostly .012" thick brass for my etch, so the minimum would be .015" .

You could get down to a .008 wide part, you'd just have to reduce the plate thickness down to .006"

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me too..there is so much potential for this kit..one could even create a Yenko package for it..(wheels ,big block ,decals)and get away with it...

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I am not a gm person . Would someone please PM me about the differences of SS-RS please . I do know what a Z-Car is (28 that is) . I do know these are Option Packages . Anyone else remember the 4 Chevy Dealers selling / making their own Performance machines ? Yenko , Nickey (?) , Baldwin Motion , and ?? . Thanx ..

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Anyone else remember the 4 Chevy Dealers selling / making their own Performance machines ? Yenko , Nickey (?) , Baldwin Motion , and ?? . Thanx ..

Yenko, Nickey, Baldwin Motion and Dana.

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Bringing this back up. I would love to see one of these made available.

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