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In search of 67 Polara , new member :)

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    February, 2019
In search of 67 Polara , new member :)
Posted by stinmar1 on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:53 PM

I joined this group to brush up on my modeling skills . I built a ton when I was a teenager and now my kids are out of the house the bug has bit me again . My grandaddy was very special to me and the first car I ever remember riding in with him was his 1967 Polara 500 2 dr ht . It was cream with a black interior . I am desperatly trying to find a kit , a promo , or just a body with the bumpers , hood so I can use my 68 300 kit and build a model of his car . I need all the help I can get to find one .

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    June, 2015
Posted by massmodeler on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:42 PM

No plastic kit of the '67 Polara was ever made, but I did see a resin '67 Polara once for sale on Ebay. I can't recall the resin company though, sorry.

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  • From: Central U.K.
Posted by hayes on Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:18 AM

Yes, Massmodeller is correct, there was a resin model, I know because I have built one & it is in my display cabinet. It was by R&R Vacuum Craft which, unfortunately, is no more. I bought mine about five or six years (or more!) ago from Star Models. It is a 2 door hardtop & I used a Lindberg 1964 Dodge 330 kit - the showroom stock version - as a donor, which was a "drop in" & had the right wheelbase & engine.

Good luck with your search, I hope that you have some success. You could try contacting Steve Kohler at Star Models (http://www.resinrealm.net/Star/STARModels.html) to enquire about the possibility of a new casting of that model as he appears to be adding some of the old R&R subjects to his Star Models range.

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Posted by stinmar1 on Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:03 AM

Steve has informed me that this car isnt produced anymore . Im stuck trying to find an old build , an unbuilt old resin kit or figuring out how to take a 3 d printer to duplicate one . I really want to find one . Grandaddy was a very important person to me and I have very little left to remember him by .  If I could find a body , bumpers , tail lights , hood I think the 68 300 kit would finish it out .

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:40 AM

Sometimes you're just stuck.

There are tons of cars that were never produced in plastic or resin.

I owned a 1964 Dodge 880 Custom hard top many years ago that I woud love to have a model of.

Unfortunately, there never has been, and probably never will be a scale model of this car.

Consider yourself lucky that you at least have something that you can look for.

 

 

Steve

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    October, 2015
Posted by Tim Boyd on Saturday, March 02, 2019 3:14 PM

More on this....

The resin model above was originally mastered by Juha Airo of Finland.  The proportions, detail, and execution of the master was just flawless.

It was originally cast by Art Anderson of All American Models a company which stopped producing resin replicas nearly two decades ago now IIRC.  Ray Parsons at R&R VacuumCraft somehow acquired the original master, or perhaps duplicated it (don't know the details and as most of know, Ray passed away a number of years ago).   So  you should be looking for both the AAM and R&R kits.   I also have found Star Models to be totally straight shooters; I am sure what they are telling you now is on the money.  

If you want to learn more about the original kit, I believe it was covered twice in Scale Auto - once in an article I did, and another by Juha himself if my memory is correct.  Here's the back issue order form for my article... 

Hope that helps, at least a bit.  Good luck finding the kit....it will be worth the effort!   TIM

 

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    February, 2019
Posted by stinmar1 on Saturday, March 02, 2019 7:12 PM

I have found 2 67s in the last week . I missed one on ebay and the other guy had it for sale but when I offered to buy it , he backed out .    I am going tobe patient becuse I feel I can find one even if its built and I have to strip it down . I could get by with a shell , a hood , tail lights and bumpers witht he 68 300 kit I have but it would be nice to get the whole car .

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