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Merc Man
Journeyman

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From: NJ
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 07-18-2004 12:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merc Man   Click Here to Email Merc Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I work for a major hobby distributor and was grumbling about how no one has made a 67-68 Cougar kit. Then one of our sales rep gave me some info about brand new kits under development.It's supposed to be hush-hush, but here's what I can tell. We exclusively distribute an overseas line that is creating new tooling for certain cars. The first one was a 61 Bonneville hardtop & convert. Why that car, I don't know, but the detail is very nice. The next kit soon to come out is a 63 Nova. Nice detail! Under development is the chassis for 64-65 Falcon/Comet kits. The kits are in a very early stage of development, so bodystyles are still being tossed around. No standard coupe, but he mentioned sedan delivery and Ranchero bodystyles. Maybe a convert? That would be cool! Also he said a 68 Cougar would also be made off the same chassis. I know the real cars chassis was not the same as the 64-65, but when was the last time you saw a 68 Cougar kit? The sales rep works directly with the manufacturer on details (and booting them in the rear for dragging thier feet at times) so engine/driveline combos are not set. OK folks, give me some input on what you think. Think rims, engines/trans and such. I'll pass it on. One more thing. The process from idea to kit is really cool! The first prototype is a resin kit for our rep to assemble and test how the parts fit and if details & proportions are correct. He gives them input and works with them to make it right. That's it for now, but tell me what combos you like(S code Cougar?). Help me help you. Thanks, and I'll keep you posted.

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MLariviere
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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
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posted 07-18-2004 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want a 70-71 Cyclone Spoiler in the worst way! Thanks for the question.

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QWIKSILVER
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Posts: 13
From: Eagle River, AK
Registered: May 2004

posted 07-29-2004 06:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for QWIKSILVER   Click Here to Email QWIKSILVER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any 1967, 1968 Cougar kit would be great! I'd like to build a replica of my car.

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67 COUGAR
289 bored 30 over Edelbrock heads & intake, 600 Holley, Comp cam, MSD, headers, bald tires.

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phils68cougar
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From: San Jose, california ,US
Registered: Jul 2004

posted 08-05-2004 03:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for phils68cougar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
me 2!!! i want to build how i want my car to be. it would be convincing. i would buy one or three

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bibbs68
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From: Medina, TN
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posted 08-06-2004 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd say any '68 as it may alow me to finish my kit bash '68 Mustang coupe. Or better yet, talk them into doing a '68 Mustang Coupe kit as there are and never have been any. It was the most made '68. Of course after the plane jane 289/302, you could add to it and make the GT, GT/CS, and a host of other engine and option combos. MAKE A '68 COUPE PLEASE!!!!!!

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Jeremy
'68 Coupe
M&M Member #685
Servin' the Lord in My Ford!!!
http://www.geocities.com/bibbs76/MyMustang.html

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68 S-code GT
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From: Sayreville, NJ, US
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posted 08-06-2004 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I second the 68 Mustang coupe with also a nomination for a 61 Starliner!

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Ed S.

68 S-code FB GT 4spd(now C6)/3.25 PS PDB
68 J-code(now 289) Cp Sprint"B" C4/3L00-9" PDB PS AC
99 F150 XLT Ext/cab, 4X4, 5.4L, 3L55

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Merc Man
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From: NJ
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 09-02-2004 01:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merc Man   Click Here to Email Merc Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry folks, was in hospital and was away from computer.I have no say as to what kits will be made, but what the manufacturer is doing is not mainstream type cars. I think a coupe would be great, but Mustangs have been done. What I could use is some option ideas for the kits in progress. From what I know the Cougar will be a big block. Comet/Falcon probably a HiPo. Please give me some input. As for a Starliner, ERTL has a 60 or 61 kit. Thanks!

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cobrajeff
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From: White Lake, MI, USA
Registered: Sep 2004

posted 10-03-2004 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobrajeff   Click Here to Email cobrajeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For the '65 Comet kit - I woould like to see a Cyclone version with bucket seats. Also would like to have the factory twin-scoop fiberglass hood option, too. There are actually two different hoods, one with a low-profile scoop like a '66, and then the "A/FX" drag-racing style with the high scoops that come all the way forward. Both hoods (or maybe all three) in the kit would be nice.

I've bought two resin '65 Comets already, but have not been able to make that scooped hood (the '66 hood contours are more rounded).

An engine compartment insert of some kind, with and without "shock towers" would make a flexible kit that could be used to build a stocker, or a B/FX (small-block) of AF/X (big-block) version.

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STEVEB
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From: ottawa on. canada
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posted 10-14-2004 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for STEVEB   Click Here to Email STEVEB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1964 Comet would be awesome!! make mine a cyclone or caliente

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QWIKSILVER
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From: Eagle River, AK
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posted 10-15-2004 01:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for QWIKSILVER   Click Here to Email QWIKSILVER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the 1967/68 Cougar kit I would like to see a three in one type kit. Perhapsa standard coupe, a GTE and a Trans Am version. May be a Dan Gurney Special option as well.

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67 COUGAR
289 bored 30 over Edelbrock heads & intake, 600 Holley, Comp cam, MSD, headers, bald tires.

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bigred65
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From: hanover, md
Registered: Mar 2005

posted 03-28-2005 02:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bigred65   Click Here to Email bigred65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can you tell me how to locate a 64 Comet (Cyclone) kit ?

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DidgeyTrucker
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From: Greenbrier, TN USA
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posted 03-29-2005 12:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I vote for:
1964 Comet Cyclone
1965 Comet Cyclone
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1965 Comet Cyclone

If Trumpeter comes through with the '64/'65 Comet, put me down for about six of each.

AMT made a 1964 Comet Craftsman Series kit in 1964 and it has been reissuedby The Model King. It's available through Hobby Heaven among other sources. BUT it was/is a Craftsman Series kit which means a simple chassis and no opening hood.

Tracy

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68 Coop
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From: Mesquite, NV. 89027 M&M# 4256
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 04-01-2005 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop   Click Here to Email 68 Coop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad I read this now, because I was gonna ask where I could get a 68 Coupe also??? If you guys find/know of ANY, I would pick up 3 or 4 too. Thanks

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William
68 Coupe
"Restomod in Progress"

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