Robert W Martel
Now I remember why, when I as a kid why we avoided the Jo-Han kits like the plague! When the Revell & AMT kits were $3 the Johan's were $1.29. They were just CHEAP kits. Unless it was of a car I really wanted, they did cars that the others didn't.
To start with it is super simple with very few parts, detail is ok, but things just aren't as good as the others.
I spent some time polishing the glass and got it looking pretty good, but when I went to put it in it fit so poorly and was so thick that it split the vent cowling under the windshield, Bummer! I spent hours sanding and polishing it (again) thin enough to fit! And the gaps in the lower corners are atrocious!
They all come with the same steering column mounted combination tach, shifter & blinker switch (chromed). This car had a t-handle floor shifter, but it was not included, even though there was a hole in the console for it. So I cut the shifter off the column and put it in the console.
The engine has no carb, the air cleaner sits on the distributor cap and if installed as designed the snorkel would point to the rear!, no radiator hoses, no outside mirrors, no antenna, pretty crummy looking whitewalls.
The basic detail isn't bad, it's just lacking the finer points, chassis is all molded as one piece as is the interior tub.
It really doesn't look bad, just lacks the finer details. When it's the only thing available for a certain car, there's not much choice but to grin and bear it and do the best you can with it.
I'm happy with it. I knew what to expect from the start.
It's another car that I had back in the days, and I'm just happy there was any kit for it at all. Now, the one I'd Really Like would be a 64 Olds Dymanic 88, but have yet to see any 64 Oldsmobiles, period.
10. June 2018, 23:20