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INTERNATIONAL TRANSTAR CO-4070A, 1203

1/25TH SCALE PLASTIC MODEL KIT.
NEW TOOLING OF A LONG OUT OF PRODUCTION KIT.
THIS WAS THE FIRST HEAVY TRUCK INTRODUCED BY ERTL KIT #8000 RELEASED IN 1974.
HAVING HAD THIS KIT FOR 2 DAYS, I HAD TO COMPARE IT TO ONE OF MY ORIGINAL ERTL 8000 KITS. WOW! ASIDE FROM SOME MINOR PIN AND KEY SIZES (.010" TO .020" AT MOST) ALL THE MAJOR PARTS INTERCHANGE AND THE MOLD LINES ARE MUCH BETTER. ALMOST NON EXISTENT!
THE ADDITION OF A SET OF 10 HOLE "ALUMINUM" FRONT WHEELS, BETTER TIRES, PARTS ARRANGEMENT ON THE TREES AND LESS CHROME (YAY), IT'S 1974 AGAIN! OH, THE DECAL SHEET IS FANTASTIC ! INTERNATIONAL SALES BROCHURE AND PAINT OPTION SHEET ARE INCLUDED ALONG WITH A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED INSTRUCTION SHEET.

I DON'T HAVE SOLID PROOF OF WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ORIGINAL TOOLING, BUT MY ASSUMPTION IS THE TOOLING WAS MODIFIED IN 1976 FOR THE TRANSTAR II, CO-4070B. I AM ALSO GUESSING THAT FURTHER CHANGES WERE MADE IN 1996 FOR THE SECOND RELEASE OF THE CO-4070B. LOOKING AT BOTH THE '76 AND '96 KITS, IT APPEARS THE ONLY CHANGES WERE IN THE REAR SUSPENSION (INTERNATIONAL AIR RIDE TO HENDRICKSON STEEL SPRING) OUR C0-4090A SUPER TURNPIKER CONVERSION AND DETROIT 12V71 WILL BE AVAILABLE BEFORE THE END OF 2021. I HAVE CHECKED THE FIT ON THIS KIT, AND IT FITS GREAT!

Price: $67.00

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