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Lindberg 1967 Olds Cutlass Supreme

1967 Olds Cutlass Supreme
Lindberg No. HL127/12
Model Type: Injection-molded
Molded Colors: White, clear, translucent red, black
Scale: 1/25
MSRP: $27.95
Pros: Accurate appearance; Cartograf decals; good detail
Cons: Some fit issues; flash on chrome; two-piece wheel wells
Although it has been almost 10 years since its initial release, this is still an accurate, “state of the art” 442. It represents a 1967 Cutlass Supreme with the 442/W-30 option.      

Assembly starts with the engine. A four-speed transmission is molded to the block; the oil pan is separate. There is a single four-barrel carburetor.

The paint chart calls for the engine to be Olds Blue, but it should be bronze.

The belt assembly is supposed to be installed at this point, but that creates a clearance problem when mounting the body to the frame.

The chassis/underbody is a one-piece molding. Exhaust is separate. Front and rear suspensions include coil springs. Fully inserting the tailpipes’ rear mounting pins creates a clearance issue with the rear bumper.

The inner fenders are molded with the body, except for separate rear extensions that mate to mounting guides on the firewall. The power brake booster, heater box, and some wiring are part of the firewall molding.   

Tires are vinyl blackwalls with a groove that can be used as a guide for painting redline tires. The chrome outer wheels are the correct style, but will be more accurate if the recessed part of the spokes are painted black.

The inner and outer wheels are different depths. They need to be inserted in the correct sides of the tires.   

The interior floor in my kit was slightly warped. Make sure the sidewalls are fully inserted into their floor slots, or the sidewalls will not line up with the body sills. Front buckets, rear seat, console, and instrument panel are separate. Two gauge decals and a radio decal are included.

Fit of the windshield and rear glass is excellent. Sun visors are molded to the windshield. There is a separate chrome exterior trim piece for the rear glass. Careful sanding and trimming of this piece is required for a good fit and appearance.

The vent glass comes as a frame and clear insert. Fit is good, but the assembly would not fit the body opening. Sanding of the vent frame was required, mainly on the passenger’s side.

The body is crisply molded and well proportioned, with the usual amount of flash and mold lines. The softish plastic made cleanup easy.

The leading edge of the hood and the side chrome are individual chrome pieces. Lightly scraping the edges of the side chrome with a hobby knife will eliminate the ragged edge caused by the slight flash. Door handles, wipers, and the driver’s-side mirror are separate chrome parts.

The front bumper is designed to mount to the radiator core support, but it would not recess deeply enough into the fenders. Filing down the rear of the headlight buckets helped, but there is still a gap between the end of the bumper and the fender cutout.


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