Post by hurtubise56 on Feb 20, 2022 15:13:23 GMT -5
I'm assuming you are doing this one:
Not this one:
The Super Stocker version was originally by MPC, completely different series from the AMT Modified Stocker series. The '65 GTO is the only one of the 9 kits that has never been re-issued. The MPC Super Stockers are a more modern (1980-90's vs. 1970's) style car. When the Super Stockers were re-issued, they got the AMT branding for some reason. I am currently just getting started on the '65 AMT GTO, I am fortunate to have two, one is a glue-bomb that I am trying to resurrect, and one is mint in the box. I'll build the mint one if the glue-bomb can't be saved (but I think it will be).
Post by kyledehart5 on Feb 20, 2022 15:56:11 GMT -5
Wow. That 65 gto is awesome. So I’m actually doing the MPC reissue of the Super stocker. Same kit and box art but now under the MPC banner again. I’m loving Round 2s recent retro re-releases because I enjoy building anything. Also going to be honest and never paid attention that there was a super stocker AND a modified stocker line. I almost picked up the 65 Chevy stocker at the local hobby shop the other day but since I was leaving for my work trip I thought I’d better just wait.
Post by hurtubise56 on Feb 20, 2022 16:15:24 GMT -5
Kyle, if you are looking at this kit:,
please be advised that it is the WORST one of the 9 kits in that series! Impossible to assemble and have it look decent without major mods. If you want a nice kit to build from the Mod. Stockers series, try this one:
A MUCH easier build, more detailed, and it comes with an accurate "Mystery Motor", the first true big-block.
Post by hurtubise56 on Feb 20, 2022 17:17:04 GMT -5
My three favorites from that model series, in order, are the '66 Chevy; '69 Torino and '64 Ford Galaxie.
I have a '68 Chevy fleetside long-box truck that had a 396, but that motor went away in a trade deal. I have since acquired a '68 327 with a Turbo 400 that will go in the truck eventually. Currently deciding on how far to go with suspension upgrades/modifications. It has the coil/truck-arm rear suspension and I hate that. I had a '70 Chevy P/U that had leaf springs in the back, much better. I have a '97 Chevy P/U that had been retired, due to rust and major motor issues, I may pull the rear end, leafs, and front spindles/disc brakes out of that for the '68, not sure yet.
Post by kyledehart5 on Feb 20, 2022 17:55:31 GMT -5
Sounds like a good project to tinker around with. I’ve had a plethora of 73-87 pickups. But never one of the 67-72. However a good friend of mine did a rear leaf spring swap on his 67 before he sadly got rid of it. But he was extremely happy with it after the swap.