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1/24 Revell '66 Malibu SS 2 'n 1


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5 hours ago, Bills72sj said:

Just a thought. For those of you who have robbed the rear chassis from a 67 Chevelle Pro Street, Would the remaining 67's front suspension/front clip be suitable to kit bash into the 66?

You could just use the whole chassis from a Monogram '70 Chevelle. 

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6 hours ago, Bills72sj said:

Just a thought. For those of you who have robbed the rear chassis from a 67 Chevelle Pro Street, Would the remaining 67's front suspension/front clip be suitable to kit bash into the 66?

The Monogram 64 GTO is another chassis option.

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14 hours ago, Bills72sj said:

Just a thought. For those of you who have robbed the rear chassis from a 67 Chevelle Pro Street, Would the remaining 67's front suspension/front clip be suitable to kit bash into the 66?

Probably not a good fit. The '67 is 1/25 scale and the '66 is 1/24. Matchup of the frame rail width would be the biggest problem. 

8 hours ago, Plowboy said:

You could just use the whole chassis from a Monogram '70 Chevelle. 

You'd have to stretch it three scale inches. 

7 hours ago, Fat Brian said:

The Monogram 64 GTO is another chassis option.

Probably the best option. That's what I used when I did mine. And IIRC, it wasn't a straight drop-in--I had to do some little mods here and there. 

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Another thought on wheels for this kit:

With the reissue of the Revell '55 Bel Air gasser do those wheels and tires fit this kit, does anybody know?  It has two sets: 5-slots with tires that look awfully close to these, and a set havng skinny 5-spokes and tires up front, and Torque Thrust / Crager 5-spokes with slicks in the rear.  Photos below from the Finescale online review.

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Thanks!  Awesome!  I also test fit AMT Firestone Drag 500 tires (from their tire pack) and they fit the 55's 5-slot wheels in diameter.  They are much wider than the BFG kit rears, but I think a styrene tube spacer between the outer and wheel back will work nicely.  In this way, one can re-create the older-release-kit wheel/tire package look on the Malibu, or just big slicks in the Centerlines, if you prefer those.  I'm still deciding, but glad to know there's a way to make the taller rear tire look with parts available on the market today.

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Yes, the 55 Bel Air reissue has the Badman wheel/tire package, as well as some very nice 5-slot wheels with BFG tires yhe same size as the 66 Malibu USED to have.  Do I'm using the Badman pavkage on the 55 and the 5-slots on the 66.  However, I want slicks on the 66, and found the AMT aftermarket tires have the right wheel diameter.

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On 12/2/2022 at 7:10 PM, BadJuju said:

does anybody know?

The wheels in the 55 Chevy kit were used from the Early Iron series kits of the mid 70's. So they're not exactly the same as the original wheels from the Street Rat (Red kit). However, they are 1/24th and will fit the Chevelle. I have multiple sets of the Slots from the old Red Malibu, they make good 4x4 Wheels because they're slightly bigger than normal IMO. 

I'm working on the Malibu and I've used the slots from the Street Rat on the back with the Firestone 500 slicks from the Round II Vega.

Also I'd like to point out that (from my point of veiw) the Early Iron slots are supposed to be chromed steel wheels... while the missing Malibu slots are designed to be aluminum.  

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3 hours ago, BadJuju said:

What is the paint?  Is that black metallic? 

You're right... I used Black Metallic Pearl. Thanks, I wish I would've used Blazing Black from the One Coat line, it has more course metallic and it's less gray than the Black Pearl... I recommend Blazing black on the 55 Belair.

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1 hour ago, stavanzer said:

Anthony, that is one of the sharpest builds of the Monogram Malibu, I've ever seen.

Sharp, Build.

Thanks, it's gettin there... I'm using the 383 SBC from the 37 ford. I figured the original Old Pro I built had a small block, so why not the Chevelle. I need to finish it up soon. 

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Well, I finally got the Malibu. Now I have both the Recent '55 Badman in the Stars'n'Stripes markings and the New Issue of the Malibu. I'll be swapping wheels and possibly scrounging a Monogram 1/24 Blower assembly for the 'Bu.

I'm happy with both kits now that I have them in hand.

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On 7/8/2023 at 10:56 PM, stavanzer said:

Well, I finally got the Malibu. Now I have both the Recent '55 Badman in the Stars'n'Stripes markings and the New Issue of the Malibu. I'll be swapping wheels and possibly scrounging a Monogram 1/24 Blower assembly for the 'Bu.

I'm happy with both kits now that I have them in hand.

The upcoming 39 Chevy might have the blower parts you want, the engine in it is close to the Malibu engine.

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6 hours ago, Fat Brian said:

The upcoming 39 Chevy might have the blower parts you want, the engine in it is close to the Malibu engine.

It is very close. In fact IIRC, the Valve Covers look to have been cut from the same master.

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