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Vegas!
Posted by jhaught on Friday, November 7, 2003 2:00 PM
I'm looking for Chevy Vega kits; especially the old AMT T424-225 and T112 Kammback versions, since it's the Kammback I want to build. I'd "settle" for one of those funky Funny Car versions , but it would take some work to make it "street legal" like my beloved '76. Smile

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 9, 2003 5:53 AM
Check out E-Bay Jim!! Usually there is at least 1 or two of those kits on there every now and again!! KT
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Posted by jhaught on Sunday, November 9, 2003 9:32 AM
KT,

I do occasional eBay searches for Vega kits, and have seen a few, but they're almost always the Funny Car variants or hatchback promos. Haven't seen a Kammback kit on there, and that's the car I owned. Being the lazy sort, I'd rather get as close to it as possible at the start, rather than hack up two or three kits to get close to my old ride.

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Posted by Zoom Zoom on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 8:07 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by jhaught

KT,

I do occasional eBay searches for Vega kits, and have seen a few, but they're almost always the Funny Car variants or hatchback promos. Haven't seen a Kammback kit on there, and that's the car I owned. Being the lazy sort, I'd rather get as close to it as possible at the start, rather than hack up two or three kits to get close to my old ride.


Jim, you'll have to settle for the funny car as a stock Kammback was never kitted. Dean Milano did a neat conversion of one that's on his display in his museum near Chicago. Two kits required for this one. Big Smile
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Posted by jhaught on Sunday, November 16, 2003 11:34 AM
Bob,

For some time I've figured that I would have to combine two or three kits to get a "real" Kammback instead of the not-so-funny car mutations, but on another site I recently saw a thumbnail image of an old AMT (I think) Kammback kit. Hard to tell whether it's stock or not, and I don't remember it; I wasn't plastic modeling during most of the time I had the Vega (think college, women, and playing ball) and didn't think to see if there was a kit at the time.

I do agree that kits are meant to be built, but confess I do have some for sentimental value, or great box art, that I probably won't build. The tough part is trying to keep that number from getting out of hand!

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 26, 2004 7:18 PM
hey jnaught.......... whats a kammback?
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Posted by roadhawg on Monday, January 26, 2004 8:01 PM
think ive got a couple of vegas in one of my junk boxes but it will be the weekend before i can check. got an old monza too.
or do you want complete unbuilt kits???

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 9:09 AM
I know of the Kammback kit that you mentioned. I built one back in the 70's, and I saw one on evilbay a couple of months ago. It was an AMT funny car kit, but not the ugly Vega/Astre funny car that was so common. This kit has an accurate stock Kammback body. The windshield has a cut out for the blower, and the rear wheel wells may have been modified. Otherwise the body is stock. This kit has the old style funny car chassis that was common in the late 60's. I forget the name of the kit, but it may have been called the "Vegabond", but I'm noy sure about that.

If you can find a stock chassis, this kit would make a great stock Vega Kammback. If I find any more information I will post it.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 8:40 AM
you must excuse me ....i called you jnaught ..now i see its jHaught ..plase forgive the oversight ..these old eyes..Blush.....
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 11:11 AM
I would recommend you call Freds Model Car World. He has an extensive list of oop kits. His prices are reasonable and he is a great guy to deal with.
You can contact him @ http://members.aol.com/jftully/fjs/index.htm.
He puts out an updated list every month or so. You can get on his mailing list.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 9:58 PM
Vegas? I thought this topic was on Vegas. Las Vegas!


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