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Didja Know? Windows for Old Revell kits.

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Didja Know? Windows for Old Revell kits.
Posted by oldcarguy on Thursday, May 30, 2019 8:59 AM

Hi Ya'll;

     i was looking at one of the old Revell offerings the other day. You would recognize it.The Chrysler New Yorker that Can't be built stock. But I noticed something else as I examined it under my Magnifier. A groove, ever so fine around the windshield and rear window openings.

 I made some rough paper patterns and then refined them till them stayed in the deepened grooves. Guess what, if you are careful you can provide windows for all of these offerings from Revell.  OCG

gjgeracci
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Posted by Tim Boyd on Thursday, May 30, 2019 2:56 PM

Are you thinking of the '62 Dodge Dart four door hardtop body that was modified and used in the "Revellution" pseudo funny car kit (along with the Tommy Ivo kit chassis) that was released in 1967?   

Revell did not produce a 1/25th scale Chrysler New Yorker kit (they did produce a 1962 Chrysler Newport Convertible....but only in two releases....the original 1962 annual kit and a "Metalflake" body version released late in the same  year).

Nonetheless, very interesting observation about the windows....TIM 

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  • From: East Templeton Ma
Posted by streetrod on Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:21 PM

Hi Tim,

I think he's referring to those old Revell kits that had multi-piece bodies, came in flat boxes and could only be built as customs. They were if I remember correctly called 'Customizing Kits'.

Barry Fadden

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:20 PM

streetrod

Hi Tim,

I think he's referring to those old Revell kits that had multi-piece bodies, came in flat boxes and could only be built as customs. They were if I remember correctly called 'Customizing Kits'.

Barry Fadden

 

Yes, and they weren't 1/25th scale.

I believe that they were around 1/32nd scale.

He is correct about the grooves between the dash and cowl.

It shouldn't be terribly difficult to deepen those grooves to allow for a thin clear acetate windshield.

Same with the rear glass.

 

 

Steve

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    July, 2011
Posted by Racer H on Thursday, May 30, 2019 11:07 PM

 

Revell did indeed release a trio of 1/32nd scale Chrysler New Yorker kits. First was a 1955 Chrysler New Yorker “S” (Kit H-1201), secondly, a 1956 Chrysler New Yorker “S” (Kit H-1201-6). Finally, as stated above, the 1956 was reissued (in 1959) as the Chrysler Customizing Kit (H-1231). What’s interesting is that AMT owned the tooling for 1955 New Yorker kit. What’s more, the various Chrysler New Yorker kits were included in three Revell Autorama Gift Sets (G-1206, H-1211-6, and G-1211) … which apparently was a co-op program between Revell and AMT. Ardent kit collectors may like to know the kits originally sported a “Revell-AMT” trademark.

 

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Posted by oldcarguy on Friday, June 28, 2019 3:45 PM

Thank You Racer " H " .

       Recently I perused All of my Revell Multi-pieced cars and found the groove more or less in all of them .That is indeed the kit I was talking about .My favorites in the smaller scale were always the Lincoln Continental,the 56 Ford Sunliner Convertible and the 56 Mercury TurnPike Cruiser. Now that I do have all of them ( some purchased Glue Bombs ) I am going to build them all correctly.

gjgeracci

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