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My one of a kind AMT 1968 Roadrunner
Posted by familyman on Monday, October 29, 2018 9:07 AM

I have what I believe is a truely one of a kind AMT 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner.Confused I had recently bought this kit off of E-Bay and it was still factory sealed.

 

What makes this kit one of a kind you may ask? Huh? It came with a body of a 1969 Plymouth GTX.Surprise I didn't notice this until I had it pretty much all done and was about to install the taillights. I looked at the provided tailights and thought, there is no way these are going to fit the body. I then checked out the box top and noticed the car pictured had round side marker lights on the body, but the body I had came with rectangular side marker lights. I jumped online to look at images of 1968 and 1969 Plymouth Roadrunners and saw the same differences.Surprise I then checked our Round2, AMT's new parent company and they had instructions for a 1969 Plymouth GTX and sure enough, it has taillight bezels and red clear taillights. Mine didn't have bezels and they taillights were chromed and had to be painted red.

 

Sorry for the long rant, but all in all it turned out good, except it's lacking taillights.

 

Btw, my claim is a shot at AMT, who can't get the right body of a model into a box.Bang Head

 

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Mike

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, October 29, 2018 2:05 PM

Interesting story.  Model turned out great.  Maybe you can find another kit or write to amt/mpc/polar lights to get those tail lites.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by familyman on Monday, October 29, 2018 3:27 PM

keavdog

Interesting story.  Model turned out great.  Maybe you can find another kit or write to amt/mpc/polar lights to get those tail lites.

 

 

Thanks John. I checked out Round2's website and found this, my kit had a date of 2007.

Note that we cannot support AMT, MPC, Hawk, Lindberg and most Polar Lights kits manufactured prior to the fall of 2008. We do not maintain back-stock of kits that have been out of production or were manufactured by the prior companies, either RC2 or Playing Mantis/Polar Lights.

 

 

Mike

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:41 AM

Great looking build of an old classic.

Love the Roadrunner.........beep beep!

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Posted by Mr Mike on Saturday, November 03, 2018 6:13 AM

Looks good!  I recently rebuilt a '68 Road Runner and used the '69 GTX body and taillights from a '69 GTX kit and removed all the scripts and side moldings to create a '69 Road Runner.  I bought a resin grille from Hart's Resin and painted it to match a '69 Road Runner.

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Posted by familyman on Sunday, November 04, 2018 4:30 AM

Mr Mike

Looks good!  I recently rebuilt a '68 Road Runner and used the '69 GTX body and taillights from a '69 GTX kit and removed all the scripts and side moldings to create a '69 Road Runner.  I bought a resin grille from Hart's Resin and painted it to match a '69 Road Runner.

 

 

That green looks good, nice touch with the antenna.

Mike

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