Revell's '97 F-150 kits...can they be crossed?
Posted 21 September 2010 - 09:43 AM
I know there are AMT Snap-Fast Extended cab kits, but I need a 2wd not 4wd, and I'd rather have something with an engine and detail if possible.
Figured I can combine the remaining parts into a non-Lightning standard cab flareside box. But before I got sinking in for a kit, I'd like to know if my idea works.
Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:10 AM
Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:20 AM
i think i understand where your getting at, basically wanting a ext cab flareside..right? Yes the bodys are interchangable and doing an ext cab out of 2 standards is very easyily done. I havent posted it yet, but i have a 99 F-150 flareside..built from 2 lightning kits.
No there already is a Revell kit of a Extended Cab Flareside. What I want to do is match up a non-flareside box with the extended cab kit. But the Flareside box seems shorter than a "smooth-side" box and with the extra cab length I'm not sure it would fit on the chassis.
Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:27 AM
or build a custom frame.
Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:28 AM
and I need the cab out of this kit...
To make something like this...
Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:33 AM
Posted 25 September 2010 - 05:01 PM
Posted 26 September 2010 - 09:58 AM
Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:38 PM
According to F150.net, the wheelbase on the reg cab longbed is 138.5 and the super cab flareside is 138.5.
Providing the same measurements were used for both kits, it should work. Of course, one kit being Revell/Monogram and the other just Revell might throw a wrench in the works but I would bet on it working.
Wait, got my things mixed up there. You'll have to shorten the bed on the reg cab kit ahead of the wheelwells for it to work. Then just install it in place of the flareside bed.
Edited by mountaindewd, 02 October 2010 - 02:41 PM.
Posted 02 October 2010 - 04:54 PM
Posted 05 October 2010 - 08:24 AM
AMT snapper with box, grille and bumper from the Lindberg kit, running boards fro HD/ F- 150
Revell extended cab and long box, frame extended 13/16"
Hope this helps...
Edited by Harold, 06 October 2010 - 06:19 AM.
Posted 05 October 2010 - 02:12 PM
Posted 06 October 2010 - 06:29 AM
The AMT glue kit has the standard short box, as does the snapper. However, both 4WD kits (AMT snapper and Lindberg's) have a boxes and cabs have the fender flares that were used on the real four- wheelers. For your application, you'll want the box from the AMT glue kit. (while that has a great frame and the smooth short box, the cab doesn't come off as well as the one in the Revell kit). Good luck.
Thanks guys for all the help...doesn't seem like too hard a conversion.
Edited by Harold, 06 October 2010 - 06:29 AM.