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Worst instructions ever!! Revell 37 Ford Street Rod

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  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Inverness, IL
Worst instructions ever!! Revell 37 Ford Street Rod
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, February 17, 2017 4:01 PM

I have built a number of Revell products, but the instructions for the 37 Ford Street Rod are the worst that I have ever seen. And I mean EVER!!

In Step 3, part 122 has a peg with a single hole on one side and a peg with two holes on the other side. Notice that part 122 is installed with the single hole facing the front of the car. I installed part 122 as shown.

On the next page in Step 4, part 122 is now shown with the peg with two holes facing the front of the car??? Since I installed Part 122 with a single hole facing the front of the car it is now impossible to install part 134 and parts 122. Also, Step 4 indicates that a drop axle, part 38 is to be attached to something; however, there is nothing to attach it to. Shouldn't it be attached to the springs? However, there is no way to attach the axle to the springs.

Notice that STEP 5 indicates that 'A' arms are attached to the springs and that there is also a dropped axle attached to the frame. Why would there be 'A' arms and a dropped axle? Really! Shouldn't someone be in charge of proof reading the instructions?

  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Alamogordo, New Mexico
Posted by Tiburon on Friday, February 17, 2017 7:24 PM

Johnnyk,

I believe that you'll find that part #38 is for the stock front end. As #121, 122,127 and 134 are for the street rod front end.

And you are right, those instructions are gabage.

Which front end did you want? And by the way the rear end shown is also for the street rod, in case you didn't know. Bet you did!

Tiburon

'50 Olds, '53 F-100, '55 Nomad and a '66 Galaxy.  My Pic's

  • Member since
    August, 2014
Posted by trainwreck on Friday, February 17, 2017 10:16 PM

That's just dumb on soooo many levels, quality control must have been out to lunch when they printed this.

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, February 17, 2017 10:58 PM

That wouldn't be the first time I've seen anything like that from Revell.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Inverness, IL
Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:20 AM

Tiburon

Johnnyk,

I believe that you'll find that part #38 is for the stock front end. As #121, 122,127 and 134 are for the street rod front end.

And you are right, those instructions are gabage.

Which front end did you want? And by the way the rear end shown is also for the street rod, in case you didn't know. Bet you did!

Tiburon

 

You are correct, the instructions show that there are two different rear ends. However, it does not indicate why a person would choose one over the other.

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:50 PM

Instructions??

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:48 PM
I couldn't help but notice that the chassis is flipped over in the next set of instructions, which would explain why the 2 holes are on top.

I like to work just as much as I don't.

  • Member since
    June, 2013
  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:10 PM

Is this the kit?

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Inverness, IL
Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:18 PM

Following is a photo of the finished model. My model is not a convertable and has no trailer. However, my model is lowered like your model.

  • Member since
    June, 2013
  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:08 AM

Thanks. That turned out really nice though. Great color combo.

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