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UPDATE: Chassis will be flat with no detail. The kit will not come with wheels. As I mentioned earlier, the Revell Caprice should provide the correct wheels and wheel covers for the kit. The Lindberg CV kit will likewise provide the correct wheel covers. Modelhaus has the correct dog dish covers of the era for both the Caprice and the LTD.

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I would be interested in the 90-91 Crown Vic. Will it have the correct 90-91 interior and dash guages?

Would want to see a casting/test shot first.

There was a resin company a few years ago that cast a 90-91 Crown Vic. The roof line was off and roof

height was incorrect.

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The 92-97 Corwn Vic chassis is identical to the 79-91 Crown Vic chassis. Using the Lindberg 92-97 kit will work.

Not sure if the 98-current Crown Vic chassis is the same. Anyone here know?

If you go on the website Crownvic.net. That message board has members that know these cars well.

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It's not being designed around any kit from my understanding. I'm sure the chassis from the kits might end up fitting but I only mentioned the Lindberg and Revell kits as possibilities for a more detailed chassis and because they would provide the correct wheels.

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I just spoke to Robert Burns and he's moving forward at this point. Per his request, I'm going to send him a list of all of the people who commented on this thread and who PM'd me and the # of items they were interested in. If you want to change that number, or pull out of that list, please let me know now in this thread. This is the list he will be going off of to determine how many he makes.

Just being honest, I am not going to commit to buying these sight unseen, I am still very interested though, but want to see them first before I hand over money.

Any idea of what the price is going to be?

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Just being honest, I am not going to commit to buying these sight unseen, I am still very interested though, but want to see them first before I hand over money.

Any idea of what the price is going to be?

I understand, and I actually feel the same way. I did have to take a bit of a leap of faith in initiating this but I figured it was better than sitting back and endlessly wishing. I've sent you a PM.

Hood will be sealed and windows will be supplied according to the possible caster.

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I understand, and I actually feel the same way. I did have to take a bit of a leap of faith in initiating this but I figured it was better than sitting back and endlessly wishing. I've sent you a PM.

Note that this isn't any criticism towards you or your friend. People are just cautious on resin since there have been tons of poor conversions and/or awful castings offered over the years! I once ordered a '67 Mustang coupe resin body. Not only was it slush cast and awful, but the guy who did the conversion didn't even get the trunk lid on straight... and he had this one job!

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With my current Sci Fi projects winding down, I am finally able to start with the Crown Vic model kit and promo. I attached some progress photos. (Not the final version). 

I hope to have the first stage ready to go by the end of this year.

Stage 1, which would be a ready to order 3D printed model.

Stage 2 would be a standard resin model (very limited due to my time restrictions).

Stage 3 by this time next year as an injection molded kit. Im getting older and growing tired of manual labor. Resin casting is very labor intensive, so I think an injection molded kit might be the answer. I have access to the CNC department at work, so I'll be trying to make a mold, with the help of a local injection mold company nearby. 

The plastic model will be mostly sold as promo police cars, but will be available as limited edition kits. When the mold is ready to be machined, I'll be starting a Kick Starter to help with costs. 

I'll be adding photos as progress is made.

cheers-Rob

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