Iím sure weíve all run into those kits that we thought were going to be fairly simple, only to realize that theyíre a lot more involved than they first seemed to be. Thatís been the case for the last couple of cars Iíve built, as Iíve tried to overcome dodgy instructions and a lack of reference material regarding stock versions of the vehicles.
I guess I shouldnít have been surprised that MPCís Pinto wagon, rereleased in its late-run ďPony ExpressĒ form by Round 2 is any different. However, itís not just the engine thatís wrong on this one, itís the whole Cruising Wagon rear end! (You know, the whole reason most of us likely bought the kit?). Itís not Round 2ís fault, though. Itís all MPC laziness, but with some dedication, it can be made to work out in the end.
Check out all the blood, sweat and tears that Iím having to put into this thing at the link below. Just a word of warning: if you want to build an authentic Pinto wagon from this thing without a lot of work, stick to the windowed version!