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65' Olds F-85 stuff

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Probably a long shot but would anyone know of any 64' or 65' Olds F-85 kits, resin or styrene? I have a resin '65 Cutlass kit that I bought years ago but can't remember the name of the vendor I bought it from. I can try to modify the hardtop Cutlass into the post sedan F-85, but thought I'd ask what other options I'd have. My first 1:1 car was a blue 65' F-85 that I bought in 69'. I've always wanted to model it, but the resin kit I have is pretty rough and will require lots of work, which I'll do if needed. I'm thinking I'll use the AMT 66' 442 for donor parts unless I can find a 64' kit maybe.

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Ray Parsons used to offer both a 64 and a 65 cutlass, and Bandit resin offers a 65, I believe. Ray's was rough, especially the bumpers ; Bandit is nice, but last time I talked to Kenny Shores, he said the mold was shot..........'Z'

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I know they made promos of the 64 Cutlass in a convertible and a HT...maybe you might try to find one of those?

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When you mentioned R and R resins having a 65' resin Cutlass it rang the bell. That's the kit I bought years ago and when I went to the R and R website just now and looked at the pic of the kit I see that I either lost a couple of parts from the kit or they were never included. I suspect the latter because I've only opened the box a couple of times since I bought it and find it unlikely I'd have lost anything. It looks like the kit came with a steering wheel and tail light bezels, which I don't have. You're right about the bumpers too. The Bandit 64' Cutlass looks like it has the exact same interior tub and seats as my 65' R and R, but the kit looks much more complete and detailed.

Thanks also for the promo tip. I can keep and eye out for the 64', but guessing they didn't make a 65' then?

Rich

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You might try hunting down a Monogram '64 GTO body shell for the door/window frames.

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I actually have the Monogram kit at home. I'll have to take a look after work. I think my resin 65' Cutlass kit is 1/25 and the Goat is 1/24, but who knows maybe something might work. Thanks for the tip.

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:lol: Hi I have both the 65 and the 64 Cutlass kit's from R&R. I used the AMT 65 GTO as the doner for both the guts are the same GM used that platform for a lot of the mid 60's mid size cars and the glass all fits to. I got the better looking chrome from modelhause and they also have the glass if you can't get a doner. I also have one of the bandit kits it is a great looking cast he also listed the AMT GTO as the doner. good luck. Rick.

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Great to hear about the glass from the GTO working on the Cutlass-soon-to-be-F85. The glass included in the resin kit I have is a piece of vacuform (that is WAY beyond using) for the windshield and a big flat piece of clear for the rear. I may end up using the 400 inch engine from the 66' AMT 442 (pretty much visually the same as the 330 I had in my 1:1).

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It sure would be nice if Kenny at Bandit Resins did a new mold and also did a 1965 442. I think it might sell better than the old one.

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