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WHAT YEAR IS LINDBERG (CHP) 1/20 FORD EXPLORER & WHAT'S THE ENGINE SIZE?

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WHAT YEAR IS LINDBERG (CHP) 1/20 FORD EXPLORER & WHAT'S THE ENGINE SIZE?
Posted by 6 on Saturday, October 07, 2017 5:11 PM

What year is the Ford Explorer tooled by Lindberg for their 1/20 California Highway Patrol kit?  Looks like the earlier Explorer Sport kit.  Sometime in the early 90's.   Anyone know which year?

Also, does anyone know what engine they included with that kit?

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, October 07, 2017 7:40 PM

I believe that Explorer is a 1993 and the engine size is a 4.0 Liter V-6.

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Posted by 6 on Sunday, October 08, 2017 7:30 AM

Thanks Mike!  It's not a bad kit - looks like it would be a nice clean build.  Crisp engine detail.  Some sloppy molding on the crossmembers, but very minor.  I was never really a 1/20 builder.  This would have been great for 1/24 or 1/25.  If R2 put it out with softer, hollow tires (including the chassis spare) and didi it in common scale, I belive it would do well.

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, October 09, 2017 8:18 AM

I built one many years ago and the scale was a bit off-setting to me.  I thought it came out pretty good though.  Why they tooled it in 1/20 scale is beyond me.  It seems that just about any kit in 1/20 scale doesn't sell well.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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