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vikecad



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:10 pm    Post subject: MPC PEPSI CHEVELLE Reply with quote

Looking for tips on this kit.
Specifically wheelbase.
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DaveVan



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://public.fotki.com/DaveVan51/model-king-stocker-/
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scooter64



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

used the tutorial DaveVan posted to build this unit:


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Firefly



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you prefer working with the kit chassis, there are adjustments that others may have tips on. Many here have used donor chassis of later model kits, with correct trailing arm rear suspension. I might at least recommend upgrading the kit tires and wheels, to better fill the MPC's generous wheel openings. I used PPP wheels and Monogram tires on this one.


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vikecad



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveVan wrote:
http://public.fotki.com/DaveVan51/model-king-stocker-/


Exactly what I was looking for.
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john843



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firefly made an excellent point on the need to upgrade the tire/wheel combo to better fill, as he states "the generous wheel openings" on the Chevelle. Every iteration of the Chevelle I've ever had going back to the first Gordon Johncock Plylon kit in the '70s seems to have wheel-wells that are too long from front to rear and a little less spherical than they should be. Paying extra attention to stance and swapping for the somewhat larger tires are two quick fixes that seem to pay off more on these particular kits than a lot of others.

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