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comments on AMT 60 Ford Starliner
Posted by zgator on Wednesday, September 05, 2007 5:46 PM
Is this a good kit?Are there any extras? Does it build up nice? I remember when the real ones came out and I thought they were the ugliest car ever, now I love the looks. It's got that T-bird thing going for it and it was Fords answer to GM's "bubble top"Mercury didn't get one did it?Now it's back to my valve covers on my 70 Boss 429Big Smile
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Posted by Jantrix on Wednesday, September 05, 2007 5:48 PM
I've seen some terrific build ups of that kit on this forum, and I've never heard of any problems. I'm needing to get that kit myself.

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Posted by helipilot16 on Wednesday, September 05, 2007 5:51 PM
I thought the 60 and 61 Starliners were beautiful when they first came out. I intend to buy a 61 Galaxy and put the roof off a 60 Starliner on it at some point.

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Posted by Icedearth on Wednesday, September 05, 2007 6:06 PM
AMT made this kit top notch. It has some areas where there needs to be some small dabs of putty, but its a excellent kit, for the FE engine and steel wheels, rear end also. But yes, its a excellent kit.
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Posted by jhfan22 on Wednesday, September 05, 2007 6:09 PM
Very nice kit. I've seen alot of AMT bashing, and some rightfully so, but not this one. There is a custom version also that has the 3 duece set up, but can not be built stock. I used one recently to build a '62 Galaxie using the MCW conversion kit.
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Posted by zgator on Wednesday, September 05, 2007 6:40 PM
Why not just buy a 61 starliner? Wait a minute you mean the modelBlushThat is a cool idea!!
QUOTE: Originally posted by helipilot16

I thought the 60 and 61 Starliners were beautiful when they first came out. I intend to buy a 61 Galaxy and put the roof off a 60 Starliner on it at some point.
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Posted by Pokey6733 on Wednesday, September 05, 2007 8:36 PM
Yes, this is one of the best kits out there. It was tooled up in the '90s, when AMT was on top of their game.
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Posted by FreightTrain on Wednesday, September 05, 2007 9:42 PM
I can't find enough good words to say about this kit only to say, if you have not built one yet, your missing a real treat! I got a whole case of them after putting one together and finding out the chassis & parts can used in the other early Fords like the Galaxies.
Two versions were available, stock & street machine. You better get some!
Outstanding kit! Thumbs Up
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Posted by carguybradd on Thursday, September 06, 2007 12:06 AM
Great kit! Here's one I built a while back:

Wouldn't mind having another one! Smile
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Posted by Gordon on Thursday, September 06, 2007 2:17 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by zgator

Why not just buy a 61 starliner? Wait a minute you mean the modelBlushThat is a cool idea!!
QUOTE: Originally posted by helipilot16

I thought the 60 and 61 Starliners were beautiful when they first came out. I intend to buy a 61 Galaxy and put the roof off a 60 Starliner on it at some point.


Check out this link: http://www.modelhaus.com/index.php?c=4106&p=63686

Modelhaus has done the work for you! Can also be ordered w/o parts to be used from the '60 Starliner.

Model King advertises a Resin Roundup '61 as well (item RK-113).

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Posted by bugace on Thursday, September 06, 2007 2:32 PM
There is one flaw with this kit,. If You look straight down on it, You'll see it is visual wider in the rear, then the front. This was not the case with the annual '60. Still it is the kit I got the most of, think I have 7 or 8. Just love it.
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Posted by KRIS MORGAN on Thursday, September 06, 2007 2:40 PM
Like the others have said, This is a GREAT kit. Very crisp details and, nice fit. One of AMT's best kits ever. The rear end and, FE motor are worth the price of the kit alone.

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Posted by j_ozolins on Thursday, September 06, 2007 2:50 PM
I remember when my local Wal Mart had a stack of like 20 '60 Ford kits, and about 25 '57 Plymouth kits! All in the checkerboard boxes, for $6.44 a piece!

I'd like to have that opportunity back. I only bought one Ford, and 4 Plymouths.

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Posted by bugace on Thursday, September 06, 2007 3:00 PM
It should have been 4 Fords and one Belvedere!!!
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Posted by tigeraid on Thursday, September 06, 2007 3:27 PM
Absolutely, this is one the best kits AMT ever produced--not only that, but it's a great place to get this particular engine, for any other project!
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Posted by najohns2 on Thursday, September 06, 2007 4:48 PM
Check out this build. It makes me want to buy one.

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Posted by zgator on Thursday, September 06, 2007 6:29 PM
That is stunning!!. Question on the chrome behind the rear wheel wells.Does that have to be foiled or is there something that a novice can do?
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Posted by glenncon on Friday, September 07, 2007 8:16 AM
this chassis is the best platform for any Ford Galaxie between '60 and '64. the body is Fugly and is good for testing spray paint...........





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Posted by zgator on Friday, September 07, 2007 4:02 PM
Fugly!!!! Now the Box Ford built that they called a Galixie, now that is Fugly.
QUOTE: Originally posted by glenncon

this chassis is the best platform for any Ford Galaxie between '60 and '64. the body is Fugly and is good for testing spray paint...........






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Posted by glenncon on Friday, September 07, 2007 10:34 PM
[quote]QUOTE: Originally posted by zgator

Fugly!!!! Now the Box Ford built that they called a Galixie, now that is Fugly.
[i]


I don't mean to be offensive, please accept my apology.

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Posted by carguybradd on Saturday, September 08, 2007 1:59 AM
QUOTE: Question on the chrome behind the rear wheel wells.Does that have to be foiled or is there something that a novice can do?


That trim is molded as part of the body so you'll need to foil it or paint it.
So much plastic, so little time...
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Posted by Force on Saturday, September 08, 2007 11:38 AM
I have a few of both 60 Starliner kits, I prefer the custom kit though, it's so good that I have lost count on how many I have bought.Wink
I agree that these kits are the best kits ever produced by AMT, not many kits come close.
In the custom kit you get lots of parts that you don't get in the stock kit, the 406 3X2 barrel carbs and intake, the 427 2X4 barrel carbs and intake, oval air cleaner for both setups, the long 427 cast iron headers, two sets of valve covers, good looking Astro Supreme wheels, lake pipes and some other great stuff.
The engine and rear end is by far the best FE and 9" I have ever seen in kit form, and the chassis is great, that goes for both kits.

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Posted by zgator on Saturday, September 08, 2007 6:37 PM
Nither do I. That #22 looks darn good. I forgot the semi-fast back roof. That frame you made is awesome[quote]QUOTE: Originally posted by glenncon

QUOTE: Originally posted by zgator

Fugly!!!! Now the Box Ford built that they called a Galixie, now that is Fugly.
[i]


I don't mean to be offensive, please accept my apology.
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Posted by zgator on Saturday, September 08, 2007 6:40 PM
Does the custom kit has to build slammed. I do like I idea of all the extra parts
QUOTE: Originally posted by Force

I have a few of both 60 Starliner kits, I prefer the custom kit though, it's so good that I have lost count on how many I have bought.Wink
I agree that these kits are the best kits ever produced by AMT, not many kits come close.
In the custom kit you get lots of parts that you don't get in the stock kit, the 406 3X2 barrel carbs and intake, the 427 2X4 barrel carbs and intake, oval air cleaner for both setups, the long 427 cast iron headers, two sets of valve covers, good looking Astro Supreme wheels, lake pipes and some other great stuff.
The engine and rear end is by far the best FE and 9" I have ever seen in kit form, and the chassis is great, that goes for both kits.
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Posted by zgator on Saturday, September 08, 2007 6:41 PM
What engine comes with the stock? 352?
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Posted by Force on Sunday, September 09, 2007 1:20 AM
The custom and the stock kits is basically the same but the custom kit has no stock wheels, valve covers, intake and air cleaner.
And the custom kit has the extra parts that I was mentioning in my earlier post that the stock kit doesn't have.

The engine is also the same except for the things I mentioned above, and yes it's supposed to be a 352, but as all FE engines looks basically the same except for the SOHC, so you can call it what you want.

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Posted by zgator on Sunday, September 09, 2007 2:08 PM
That sounds good. As long as it don't have to be built slammed to the weeds I'm in.Ebay here I go.
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Posted by raisin27 on Sunday, September 09, 2007 3:28 PM
Absolutely the best looking car ever made! The AMT kit is great, there are a few minor flaws, but far less than most kits.


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Posted by glenncon on Sunday, September 09, 2007 6:20 PM
[quote]QUOTE: Originally posted by zgator

Nither do I. That #22 looks darn good. I forgot the semi-fast back roof. That frame you made is awesome
QUOTE: Originally posted by glenncon

QUOTE: Originally posted by zgator

Fugly!!!! Now the Box Ford built that they called a Galixie, now that is Fugly.
[i]


I don't mean to be offensive, please accept my apology.



All Good, thanks for the kind words. Big Smile

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Posted by zgator on Monday, September 10, 2007 8:45 AM
Ok, I won the stock version on ebay last night. There wasn't one of the other ones. I know what the box art looks like so I won't miss it.Maybe a A/FX AWB car when I get done. A street version.
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