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Postby mk on Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:09 am

Got looking through some old magazines tonight and found something that may interest some of you guys...

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Mercury truck ID thread:
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Re: Ford truck model history

Postby fordman on Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:13 am

i actually have the star truk.
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Re: Ford truck model history

Postby ezernut9mm on Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:37 am

i have the amt f150 lightning kit unopened. i don't plan to ever build it.
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Re: Ford truck model history

Postby mk on Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:52 am

That Star Truk was a nice kit with those chrome slot wheels. Too bad the geniuses at AMT engineered the 73-79 amt kits as the long super camper specials instead of a regular wheelbase truck that a guy can relate to. The recent '79 4x4 model king release is a repop of the super stones truck.
I've got an open '94 lightning kit, Chris, and I've noticed that they didn't include an airbag steering wheel, just the plain one. Swapped wheels with a '95 kit I had before I traded it away.


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Mercury truck ID thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=35331
Ford truck model history:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=37394
Using dentside fender liners:
http://fordification.com/forum/viewtopi ... =7&t=35675
Matchbox diecast bumps:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=45618
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Re: Ford truck model history

Postby FLATBEDFORD on Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:26 pm

I have the "boonie boss", a couple Firestones built and unbuilt, the remains of a Star Truck kit, and a few unbuilt AMT F150 XLTs and Flaresides. I also have at least one each of the Monogram ones. I had big plans, but didn't get to finish all my planned projects.
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Re: Ford truck model history

Postby fordman on Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:32 am

i wish i would have kept my box for the star truk now. i had it for so many years and then it got torn and thrown away. i was missing the hood. but thanks to flatbedford he sent me one for nothing.

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Re: Ford truck model history

Postby Brett6269 on Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:03 am

Ive seen some of those models for sale at car shows.. bring yer wallet for a orig unopened one!!! :evil:
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Re: Ford truck model history

Postby FLATBEDFORD on Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:30 am

fordman wrote:i wish i would have kept my box for the star truk now. i had it for so many years and then it got torn and thrown away. i was missing the hood. but thanks to flatbedford he sent me one for nothing.

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Re: Ford truck model history

Postby fordman on Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:22 pm

thats the old pics before you sent me the hood. i havent done anything with it yet.
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Re: Ford truck model history

Postby stangconv on Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:16 pm

I want a bumpside model to put together...
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Re: Ford truck model history

Postby FLATBEDFORD on Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:24 pm

stangconv wrote:I want a bumpside model to put together...


There isn't really one. Somebody was selling a resin cast body kit that I suppose you would combine with one of the early AMT kits, but I think its not that great and pretty hard to find. We've seen it here before. Maybe somebody can help me out here.
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Re: Ford truck model history

Postby fordman on Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:47 pm

it was on ebay. thats all the help i can give. it was listed last year some time. do a search of the forms for models and or diecast. it may even be listed as a rc truck body on the forums.
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Re: Ford truck model history

Postby FLATBEDFORD on Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:01 pm

Not the RC one. This was 1/25 resin.
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Re: Ford truck model history

Postby mk on Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:11 pm

Here's the one you're thinking of, Steve, done by R&R vacuumcraft.

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This contrasts an untouched AMT cab and box side with the resin '72' casting. A lot of work was done to get the box back to a regular wheelbase configuration and he molded the bump all the way along the body. Other than that, the cab and wheel openings are unmodified. The chassis plate is actually a lengthened copy of the one from the '61-'63 AMT unibody model kit.

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Here's what's included for grill (compared to stock AMT '76/'77 grill), tailgate and dash. I'm not trying to hammer the guy, but though a good start, the resin kit is basically unfinished and pretty inaccurate. If you like a major project, by all means find yourself one but I've been thinking of starting fresh on an extra cab I have to do a more accurate conversion. You can see the measurement notes I made on the sketch in the pic to help get the dimensions right. Might take a while but if any of you guys want to try whittling the various years of grills, dash or tailgate maybe we can get a master together for one of the resin casters to make.  I'll be using a scale of 1mm = 1"   -1/25.

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Mercury truck ID thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=35331
Ford truck model history:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=37394
Using dentside fender liners:
http://fordification.com/forum/viewtopi ... =7&t=35675
Matchbox diecast bumps:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=45618
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Re: Ford truck model history

Postby mk on Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:24 pm

Best thing to do otherwise is to keep sending those emails to AMT/Ertl or Revell asking them to produce one...


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Mercury truck ID thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=35331
Ford truck model history:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=37394
Using dentside fender liners:
http://fordification.com/forum/viewtopi ... =7&t=35675
Matchbox diecast bumps:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=45618
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