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#21 Casey429

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 05:03 PM

I'll definitley have to get myself one of these. I've been trying to hunt one of these down for a while, and almost bought an orginal issue from my LHS before it closed down. I'm envisioning a 4x4 single cab conversion, and maybe even a fuel injected 351, and add the "West Coast" mirrors from an AMT '92 F-150 to complete the look. The nice thing about having it in plastic is not having to worry about rusted out rear wheel arches that plague nearly every 80-96 Ford truck and Bronco that resides in the rust belt, that is unless I decide to do some weathering B) . Or I could replicate my Dad's old '89 F-150 by performing the modifications stated above, but substituting a 302 for the 351. Maybe I'll have to grab two!

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 05:12 PM

I'll definitley have to get myself one of these. I've been trying to hunt one of these down for a while, and almost bought an orginal issue from my LHS before it closed down. I'm envisioning a 4x4 single cab conversion, and maybe even a fuel injected 351, and add the "West Coast" mirrors from an AMT '92 F-150 to complete the look. The nice thing about having it in plastic is not having to worry about rusted out rear wheel arches that plague nearly every 80-96 Ford truck and Bronco that resides in the rust belt, that is unless I decide to do some weathering B) . Or I could replicate my Dad's old '89 F-150 by performing the modifications stated above, but substituting a 302 for the 351. Maybe I'll have to grab two!


The 4WD Single Cab conversion is exactly what I'm doing! I have a thread going on the "on the workbench" section, but since I'm finishing up this semester I haven't had time to work on it. I'll be able to start again in about a week though. For the 4WD conversion, I'm using the front end from the '81 AMT Bronco, with some spare leaf springs (since it's going to be an F-250). You can use the AMT, or Revell/Monogram made a version as well, but with one piece for the front suspension where the AMT version has it in separate pieces. :lol:

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 05:26 PM

I'm envisioning a 4x4 single cab conversion, and maybe even a fuel injected 351, and add the "West Coast" mirrors from an AMT '92 F-150 to complete the look. The nice thing about having it in plastic is not having to worry about rusted out rear wheel arches that plague nearly every 80-96 Ford truck and Bronco that resides in the rust belt, that is unless I decide to do some weathering B) . Or I could replicate my Dad's old '89 F-150 by performing the modifications stated above, but substituting a 302 for the 351. Maybe I'll have to grab two!

You mean like this:

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Mine doesn't have the rear wheel arch rust, because they're fiberglass :lol: , but the driver's side front has it!! I have a thread in "1:1 Truck Reference" with pics of the front and rear axles and transfer case. Here's a link to it:

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=30068

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 05:33 PM

I thought when I read one of the posts in my email notification, someone mentioned the "Custom" interior option, but now I can't find it! Anyway, if anyone would need pics of the "Custom" interior, let me know, my dually is a "Custom" trim truck, and I would be glad to give you some reference pics, I may add them to my reference thread as well as the diesel engine.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 06:52 PM

I had a '91 in the early 2000's. What a great truck, 460, HD towing, captains chairs, LOADED.

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In Wyoming, 2003

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 05:00 AM

I thought when I read one of the posts in my email notification, someone mentioned the "Custom" interior option, but now I can't find it! Anyway, if anyone would need pics of the "Custom" interior, let me know, my dually is a "Custom" trim truck, and I would be glad to give you some reference pics, I may add them to my reference thread as well as the diesel engine.


I have the brochure from '88 which has all three interiors in it. :lol:

Here it is for anyone who wants it: http://www.lov2xlr8....k/88ftruck.html

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:51 PM

Another build option is do it up a single cab 4x2, Custom trim and a 300 I-6 backed by a 5 speed manual. A friend of my dad's had one just like this, but his was 4x4. Yep, you heard right, an F-250 4x4 with a SIX!

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:58 PM

I have the brochure from '88 which has all three interiors in it. :D

Here it is for anyone who wants it: http://www.lov2xlr8....k/88ftruck.html

I just checked the link you posted, NICE! If it wasn't for the fact it was an 88 brochure and my truck is a 90, the red tow truck in the chaasis cab pic could have been mine! That's what my truck started life as before the standard dually bed was put on by the previous onwer.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:56 AM

Another build option is do it up a single cab 4x2, Custom trim and a 300 I-6 backed by a 5 speed manual. A friend of my dad's had one just like this, but his was 4x4. Yep, you heard right, an F-250 4x4 with a SIX!



I think Ken Kitchen does a 300 I-6 in resin.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 05:46 PM

I think Ken Kitchen does a 300 I-6 in resin.



You are correct. I'm planning on getting one or two. I definitley want to do an AMT '92 F-150 with one, and my get the second for an F-250. It's 1/25 scale, but I'm not all that picky.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 01:31 AM

So how hard would it be to convert this back to an F-150? Body is the same right?

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 04:19 AM

Yep, body is the same. The 2WD front suspension is also close enough to work. For the rear, swap out the Dana 60 for a modified Ford 8.8 (Revell foxbody?) and instant F-150.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 07:24 AM

Yep, body is the same. The 2WD front suspension is also close enough to work. For the rear, swap out the Dana 60 for a modified Ford 8.8 (Revell foxbody?) and instant F-150.

Casey, you are right and wrong. The body is the same for all trucks, no matter if it is 150, 250, 350, or Superduty (which would be the F450 in todays models), the only difference between them all is the front fender emblems. The 2WD front suspension, though maybe a little stouter on the F250, visually will work for the F150. The Ford 8.8 or Ford 9 inch would both work for the F150, also. The area where you are wrong is the rear axle supplied in the kit, it is not a Dana 60, but a Ford 10.25 unit. That is what is in my 1:1 F350, and I have compared this picture to the kit axle, the kit piece is an exact match.

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Don't feel bad though, I thought it was a Dana 60 both in the kit and real truck until I researched it more!

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:13 AM

That's what I was thinking guys...looks like it's time to go buy yet another kit I will never get finished! :lol:

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:20 AM

I figured I had a 50/50 chance on the rear axle. Here, I thought my 1:1 '85 F-250 had the 10.25, but lo and behold it's a Dana 70. I never really looked in depth to thie kit axle, just knew it was some type of HD unit. Either way, an 8.8 for a factory stock replica, 9in otherwise. I believe Ford went to the 8.8 in 84 or 85, but I'm not 100% sure.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:36 AM

I figured I had a 50/50 chance on the rear axle. Here, I thought my 1:1 '85 F-250 had the 10.25, but lo and behold it's a Dana 70. I never really looked in depth to thie kit axle, just knew it was some type of HD unit. Either way, an 8.8 for a factory stock replica, 9in otherwise. I believe Ford went to the 8.8 in 84 or 85, but I'm not 100% sure.

You were thinking the way I was on the 1:1 axles, Casey! When I was downloading the pics in the 1:1 Truck Reference, I just happened to have the kit open and checked it against the 1:1 in mine. I checked my Haynes repair manual, it didn't specify years, but it said the 8.8, 9 inch, Dana (didn't specify model, I assume 60 and 70) and the 10.25 were all used in the F series from 1980-1996, but didn't say what was in what models.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:42 AM

LMC Truck has the axle specs.

9" was '80-'86
8.8" was '83-'96, though they must have changed something in '87
10.25" was '86-'96

Oddly enough, it appears that the 8.8" and 10.25" have different diameter axle shafts for each side, with the left side larger than the right!

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:45 PM

B) I just wish they'd tossed in a new set of 8-bolt XLT full wheel covers for this, but I'll probably still be buying a few of these. As far as I can tell- the seat isn't the right one for the Super Cab- the seat looks more like a regular cab piece to me. Then again, I'm no expert on the '87-'91 generation of this body style, so maybe I have no room to comment on that! This is one of Monogram's best efforts, IMO!

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:59 PM

B) I just wish they'd tossed in a new set of 8-bolt XLT full wheel covers for this, but I'll probably still be buying a few of these. As far as I can tell- the seat isn't the right one for the Super Cab- the seat looks more like a regular cab piece to me. Then again, I'm no expert on the '87-'91 generation of this body style, so maybe I have no room to comment on that! This is one of Monogram's best efforts, IMO!


Yeah, I think the Supercab and Crew cabs came with the flat topped bench seats. Funny thing though is that I just figured out that the rear seat in the kit is supposed to be folded down! I was wondering why it didn't look like any seat that I've ever seen. ;)

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 02:03 PM

As far as I can tell- the seat isn't the right one for the Super Cab- the seat looks more like a regular cab piece to me.

Yeah, I think the Supercab and Crew cabs came with the flat topped bench seats. Funny thing though is that I just figured out that the rear seat in the kit is supposed to be folded down! I was wondering why it didn't look like any seat that I've ever seen. :D


I think it's more a trim level option rather than super or regular cab option, Chuck. I my 1:1 regular cab Custom trim truck has a bench with no headrests.

Edited by highway, 26 April 2010 - 02:04 PM.