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  1. The bare rally wheels were a standard item in early 70's MPC Corvette annuals through around 1975- I've also seen them available in resin
  2. New approach- took all the Revell '69 Camaros I had accumulated off the shelf and pretty much started them all at once - Black RS/SS convert, Yellow SS convert, Hugger Orange RS Z/28, Pace Car convert, Blue Yenko SC, Red Baldwin Motion, Silver Z/28, Maroon RS/SS396, Green ZL-1
  3. Mock ups of a couple in progress MPC '72 Road Runners..... Using AMT Charger chassis for each, planning on gold strobe stripe, 440 4 speed and Dana from Revell 69 Charger for dark green- 340 4 speed and magnum road wheels on light green. Looks like I made top trim a bit wide
  4. The Chrysler 350 was a B engine- externally identical to the "normal" 383 (although valve covers on big block engines went from 4-bolt to 6 bolt for '65 and an RB series 383 available in lower line '59-'60 Chryslers) The kit engine is a mess with a strange intake but overall depicts a big block with a cast iron Torqueflite
  5. The original releases from the 90's were molded in red plastic and included parts to build an L88 convertible. The later "2 in 1" releases should be in white plastic and include a small block hood with cutout line on the underside and custom parts including wheels, chrome sidepipes, blower with scoop, and Moroso valve covers which were labeled both "Revell" and "Revell-Monogram" but should be identical. Seems that there was also a more recent "Revell" release Also are "Stars and Stripes" and "Rebel" racing versions based on this kit
  6. I think the Revell "429" Vette coupe was actually more common than the "427" version
  7. Another neat feature of the early 70s through '75 MPC are a set of "bare" rally wheels- these are also included in the "50th Anniversary" reissue version of the '75- nicer than the ones included in the 90s AMT version
  8. Molded in red with a big block and both hard and soft tops sounds more like a Revell '68 The new tool AMT came with an LT-1 small block and I've only seen it in light blue/gray or tan plastic
  9. The Sport Satellite was the equivalent trim-wise to the GTX and used the same interior and similar exterior trim- biggest difference would be the hood. The Satellite used the same style grille as the Road Runner but had some extra moldings and brightwork. The Satellite would have a bench seat interior with nicer trim than the base Road Runner but not the woodgrain like the Sport Satellite/GTX Externally you'd just need a Road Runner style grille and the non-bulged hood- I believe these items are available from Harts Parts Resin to convert an AMT GTX to a Satellite or just the hood for a
  10. I've been meaning to pick one of these up to do a replica of my current '99 Yukon- is anyone currently making a GMC grille or do I need a "custom" pickup snap kit as well?
  11. Here's a quick picture of the front end parts included in the early 80s MPC Bronco
  12. From the internet: Second pic is an aftermarket suspension with longer coils and radius arms- stock radius arms are like the ones in the 2WD kit T
  13. I love the Volare kits- have all the variants and multiples of the 77 "new Volare" , 77 Super Pak, and the yellow '79 Stock version is pretty nice but the "custom" parts are a joke. Nice factory stripes through '78 (and the promo contract?) Wish they would have included the later "horizontal" quarter window louvers for '78 and up or made the spoilers and flares for the "Fuzz Duster" more like something usable for a Street Kit Car or Super Coupe project
  14. Those parts are for the earlier late 60s- 70s style solid front axle with coil suspension and radius arms- the OP seemed to be asking about the 80-96 "Twin Traction Beam" setup
  15. Yeah, semi trucks are handy little buggers when you've got a small load you can move with a small diesel powerplant
  16. The auction seems to have gotten a lot of additional attention- Maybe that was the plan?
  17. Looks like FF4 Light Green Metallic originally with the brighter green being a later repaint and almost completely peeled off An original door sticker is the most accurate way to tell the actual build date- the label was printed and attached as the car was being completed in the factory- the scheduled build date as found on the fender tag can often be off quite a bit depending on vehicle and the VIN/ sequence number was assigned before the car was actually started to be built- the cars coming off the line wouldn't necessarily be built in the same order as the numbers assigned
  18. Was saying that it may have been used as a parts car then abandoned and the VIN switched to a cleaner but more common base model Challenger Some of the Mopar boards keep track of VINs from known wrecks beyond repair and the occasional VIN plate/fender tag/and title that shows up for sale- on more than one occasion a nicely "restored" car later comes up for sale with that VIN The VIN in the photo is for a Challenger R/T originally equipped with a high performance 383- the standard engine for the R/T model "JS" designates R/T, "JH" would be a base model, "23" a hardtop ("29" would be
  19. The VIN is for a 1970 R/T with the base 383 Magnum If the dash VIN and fender tag are missing the car probably "lives on" on a previous 318 equipped base model
  20. A couple years back there was a "corrected width" bumper available aftermarket- may have been Reliable
  21. I suppose Jacklyn Smith's Ghia was "girlier" than Farrah's Cobra II but I think they were going for "classier" Poor Kate Jackson seemed to get the least attention and was stuck with the orange Pinto (although loaded for a Pinto)
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