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  • #16
    1962 Plymouth Belvedere
    1969 Chevy Impala
    1970-72 Oldsmobile 442 convertible, also could make a Cutlass Supreme with a few changes
    1971 Ford Pinto, roofline and wheel wells are off
    1960 Ford Country Squire
    1950s Nash Metropolitan
    1968 Ford Torino Convertible
    1960s Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
    1971 Pontiac Grand Prix
    1973 Chevy Caprice wagon
    1975 Chevy Camaro
    Signed,
    John Ackmann
    Adult from 1979 A.D. to present

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    • #17
      Originally posted by PintoMan View Post
      Is the 1967-68 Thunderbird big enough?
      It's closer to 1/69. Most JL castings from the PM onto the RC2 days range from 1/66-1/72 or smaller. Older RC castings integrated tend to be 1/57-1/66 give or take.

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      • #18
        Honestly at this point to me if the JL castings aren't 1/64 or over/under by one I'd say let them be put out to pasture or run them as Racing Champions. From here on out if the model doesn't scale out to true 1/64 then what's the point? There's too many other competitors in the American market which are marketed as legit 64 let alone all the boutique makers from SE Asia producing on the whole steller efforts in the range. I'd second virtually all the models already mentioned in this thread to be redone/recast. JL can still be a legit player but to me all their future releases need to stick to one consistent 1/64 scale with minor variances at best. Of the quarterly releases I've seen on pre-order from OLDs they seem to be sticking to that formula.

        Pre Greenlight JL didn't really have a true competitor in the market they effectively created post '95 for the adult collector. This helped them gain a tremendous market share during the late 90s to early 00s. At the same time it hindered the market need/desire to see models all molded to one consistent scale as they lacked a true direct competitor. So, while their casting selections often rocked, the end of the line execution often faltered. Take the '73 GTO, '73 Caprice Wagon, '76 Olds Cutlass, '60 Ford Country Squire for examples. Stellar model choices that looking back are let down by being scaled super small and/or wonky proportions.

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        • #19
          I'm not sure if anyone said it but the 59 cadillac hearse as they made now looks proportionless and goofy AF.

          edit: and there was this lincoln continental casting that also looks like a GTA Version copyright avoidance cars
          Last edited by Mr_Camhed; 07-30-2022, 02:39 AM.

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          • #20
            I have a list of castings I would like to see redone in the demolition derby series. None of which has been used yet in that series before but would also fit in that category of demolition derby. They are as follows...

            1981 malibu
            67-68 Ford thunderbird
            71 pontiac grand prix
            AMC pacer
            73 pontiac grand am
            84 ford ranger
            pontiac catalina
            green hornet imperial

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            • #21
              more tow trucks. bwf and blue w/flames... i love tow truck. just found all mine. all 40... not all are bwf or blue w/flames..just went to wyatts jl site to redo all info on the tow truck's to a point.it ends...ive lost alot of years of tow trucks. including m2...i will find them lol.

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              • #22
                “Take the '73 GTO, '73 Caprice Wagon, '76 Olds Cutlass, '60 Ford Country Squire for examples. Stellar model choices that looking back are let down by being scaled super small and/or wonky proportions.” Quote from craftymore

                I would add the Merc Woody AND the ‘53 Chevy Panel. I’ve even thought [in passing] about modifying one of the ones I have, but they’re too valuable to mess with.

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