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Lindberg 34 ford pickup & 40 Ford kits enigma?

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Lindberg 34 ford pickup & 40 Ford kits enigma?
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 07, 2007 2:22 AM

Was wondering how come the Ex 1/25 AMT '34 ford pickup mold ended up at Lindberg?

Tough the 1/25 '40 Ford coupe was an ex Pyro or Renwal mold....
also from amt?........some fine SAM forum member could tell the storyConfused
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 07, 2007 5:05 AM
From what I heard ,, the '34 molds were out being repaired when AMT changed hands in the late '70's and was left at the shop doing the work and forgotten. It was later bought from the shop by Lindberg.

The '40 was an old Palmer kit that for some reason was never issued by them. A pretty close copy of the AMT tooling but of a lower detail and quality level.
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Posted by carrucha on Saturday, December 08, 2007 4:31 PM
The Lindberg 1934 Ford pickup had previously been discussed in the following topic:
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, December 09, 2007 1:51 AM

Pretty intresting, thanks to all.
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Posted by rickr442 on Sunday, December 09, 2007 2:22 AM
I was fortunate to be able to pick the brain of Budd 'the Kat from AMT' Anderson over time in the 80s, we talked about all things plastic... Here's how he explained it to me...

Palmer was a little tired of their last-place position in the hearts of baby boomer modellers in the 60s, so they did a bit of homework and made a passable '40, just in time for the market to gain MPC as a strong player in '64/65.

Palmer`,however, didn't have the distribution system that AMT and MPC had, so their '40 kit was largely igored.

It's not a bad kit, and I''ve heard that some areas are actually MORE accurate than AMTs.
Brig ample sandpaper, the ones I have are all flash! Beautiful hard plastic, though.

Just build it!

'Peggy, call the insurance agent... The cars got some bullet holes!'..... Joe Mannix

Yeah, but half an inch to the right, he woulda missed me altogether!'.....Jim Rockford

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 10, 2007 5:44 AM

Palmer kit?

Tough that the '40 ford was an Ex Pyro kit,...................Palmer was better knowned to make "TOY" like kits: simple & not too accurate, miles behind "Detroit BIG 3" car kit makers..........: AMT/MPC/Johan.

This Ex Palmer '40 Ford is not bad at all, the police version looks real good to me + like those nice Armstrong tires, hubs & rings surely one of the best car kit Palmer ever made!!!

Great history, Thanks to all again.
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Posted by Gluecipher on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:54 PM

Old threads forever.

So, if the Lindberg '34 Ford Pickup is there...and someone wrote that theres now also AMT '34 Ford PU, i guess its the same kit but now returning under AMT logo.


What i would like to see;

- Nicer box art, though thats just a box. Yet i would like to see it packed with as old art as possible.

- I can only hope that the kit now will will contain the few Jerry canisters for extra fuel/oil, as well as the tire rack and extinguisher, that i see in the old instruction sheets.  

- Some new set of tires, for both stock and rod version. 

-Orange tinted Round2 seems to like to add tinted glasses to several kits.


Sure i could continue the list with unrealistic wishes of kit containing stuff like separate, additional bag of flatheads less seen performance heads and some weird slingshot intake...but that wont happen,even when its not maybe technically challenging to do.


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