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amt/ertl 1/25 Dodge Viper GTS coupe

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    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:55 PM

Those plugs you see are not part of the wheels, they're casting plugs that need to be removed. There should be a set of wheels on the chrome tree or unpainted plastic that are what you need. If you don't have them, the parent company, Round 2, may can send you some.

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 9:11 PM

Ya Jake - remove all the inner rubber (non-tire stuff) and you'll find the inner wheel (regular plastic ) and outer wheel (Chrome) in with the kit.

Thanks,

John

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 12:09 AM

Jake! What are you doing?! You don’t build cars!

 

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 7:22 AM
That one's a nice exception!
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  • From: Long Beach, CA
Posted by pathvet9 on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 9:44 AM

Mississippivol - thanks for the help. I have looked and looked and they are not present. Guess I must have gotten this kit from an auction and someone scalped it. 

Now I know how I might get ahold of Round 2. I found them on a Google search and they have a replacement parts form. Thanks so much.    Bow Down

Cheers, Jake

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    August, 2008
  • From: Long Beach, CA
Posted by pathvet9 on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 9:47 AM

Carlos - I guess for the same reason that you are following the Auto forum?? Ha!  Whistling

Actually I have a lot of nice auto kiys and they look like fun. Guess I must have bought that Dodge at the OCIPMS distressed kit auction and someone pilfered the outer wheels.

 

Cheers, Jake

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  • Member since
    August, 2008
  • From: Long Beach, CA
Posted by pathvet9 on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 2:14 PM

[quote user="mississippivol"]That one's a nice exception!

 
Mississippivol - what I decided after looking at Round 2 Models was that they were unlikely to have the proper parts as the box art says 1994 and they say they only support back to 2008.
And now as i think about it, I think someone substituted both wheels and rubber in that kit.
So I started looking for my stash and !Ojala!, I have an extra set of wheels and rubber from a 1969 Camaro.

Cheers, Jake

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 4:12 PM

pathvet9

Carlos - I guess for the same reason that you are following the Auto forum?? Ha!  Whistling

Actually I have a lot of nice auto kiys and they look like fun. Guess I must have bought that Dodge at the OCIPMS distressed kit auction and someone pilfered the outer wheels.

 

 

I don’t follow the Auto side of the house here. I just hit recent posts and saw this one by you and had to jump in ;)

And getting this from the distressed kit auction makes perfect sense about the wheels. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 5:12 PM

I take it you got that kit in a trade. You got ripped off. Those are not the kit tires. The other tires will not work either. The kit tires are Michelin XGT Zs. I may have some Goodyear gator backs that may work. It'll take me a few days. I can't help with the wheels. Those Camaro ones are completely wrong.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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  • From: Long Beach, CA
Posted by pathvet9 on Thursday, June 07, 2018 1:13 AM

Lee - Yes, that kit must have come from a "Distressed Kit Auction" that our club does yearly. So someone did not fess up to the thievery.

I am using this car as a starter and learner for me so I am not too worried about wheel accuracy. But thanks so much for the offer to help. Bow Down

Cheers, Jake

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, June 07, 2018 3:38 AM

Well it goes beyind accuracy. I highly doubt the Camaro parts will fit.The axle stubs on the viper parts probabably wont fit the Camaro parts. The two kits are engineered diffrently. I know, I have both kits in my stash. I suggest you go over to Scale Auto Magazine's forum or Model Car Magazine's forum and put up a posting asking for the parts you need. If I had them I would be glad to send them, but both my Viper kits are ones in the to build pile.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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    August, 2008
  • From: Long Beach, CA
Posted by pathvet9 on Thursday, June 07, 2018 7:03 PM

Yes, Lee - I now see what you mean as I have dry-fit the axles. Thanks for the help. Looks like my wheels have 4.3mm inset which may not be enough. Think I will try taking off the disc brakes as they are going to be hidden in the rims anyway. Hope that is enough extra room, as I really don't want to belabor this kit.

Live and learn.     Thanks for the help.   Sad

Cheers, Jake

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:35 PM

Jake, there is plenty of AM stuff out there as far as wheels and tires for car kits. I think that it’s Pegasus Hobbies that makes a line of stuff locally. I’ll bet that they make someth8ng that can work for you.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August, 2008
  • From: Long Beach, CA
Posted by pathvet9 on Friday, June 08, 2018 8:37 AM

Carlos - yes, and I can buy a new kit for $18 on eBay but I am stubborn and unwilling to add to my mistake of bidding at those auctions. So I will try to make it work first. As is, I am having trouble making the struts work out, too ........ It may go in the bin   No

Cheers, Jake

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