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#1 62rebel

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 02:59 PM

IIRC, "back in the day" AMT jumped onto the monster truck bandwagon sort of sideways, releasing a "bigfoot" clone based on the venerable '70's F100 longbed, adding a slew of monster truck chassis parts and giant wheels and tires and big truck axles.... leaving about 90% of the stock F100 parts in the kit as well. i can't tell exactly what year the F100 was, but it was clearly a high level of trim possibly the Explorer version, and because it had the bedside tool box, it should have been a Camper Special IIRC also....

so, what was the kit number for this in-betweener kit, as i am searching for one to build a STOCK F100 from, no interest at all in the monster truck parts.

i think the LAST stock version of this kit was called the Boonie Boss... any kit number for that as well?

hmmmm.... i wonder if Round2 has the molds for this kit or the Econolines?

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:08 PM

I would love to see a really F 100 Longbed also. Especially with the side box bed, would really make for a nice looking work truck or something for my MK camper...

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:13 PM

I don't think it was an F-100, IIRC it was an F-350 Camper Special, 1979 vintage. Model King reissued that kit as the stock version about six years ago, but I think its out of produciton now.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:29 PM

it's been a lot 'o years since i seen one, so it may well have been a 350.... i wonder if the Boonie Boss version was 4x4? i just can't recall much about that one, just that it was a stock Ford pickup. they came with what appeared to be 460/C6 powerplants and had pretty detailed chassis. the bed was always a challenge to get glued together square, as it came in eight main pieces plus floor braces!
those Econolines had great chassis detail as well, just no interior to speak of. we'd burn AMT to the ground for that today!

just kidding, of course; i'd buy a dozen Econolines and F-100/350's!

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 04:22 PM

So would I!

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 04:30 PM

This is the one I remember other than the monster truck, it is an F-250 IIRC

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 04:38 PM

The Boonie Boss was an 4x4 as well but like the Super Stones version came with parts to make a 2 wheel drive also
the engine was stated as a 460 but was really a Ford FE 390 etc.....

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 04:46 PM

The Boonie Boss was an 4x4 as well but like the Super Stones version came with parts to make a 2 wheel drive also
the engine was stated as a 460 but was really a Ford FE 390 etc.....

What he said. B) The Model King reissue is based on the Super Stones issue (the instructions still have the logo), and the 2wd parts are there, but not called out on the instructions.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 04:46 PM

All of the Ford pickups from AMT from '73 on were F350 Camper Specials. There were no 100s or 250s.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 01:37 PM

The kit number is 6608. It has no frame,tires,hubs,and block to make a standard pickup. A person would have to do a bunch of kit bashing to make a pickup. I don't know which year had the parking lights inside the grille. As the kit stands all you can make is a monster truck. Larry Shoemaker

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 01:56 PM

the last issue was heavily retooled to represent a newer truck and to slim down the extra parts, it's darn near unusable for even starting to reverse engineer it into a stock truck. hence, it's available almost everywhere!
i found a Boonie Boss online for $124.99..... hey, the last F100 i bought was only $150.00 and it was driveable....
somebody must be holding some Moel King F350 repops....

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 02:05 PM

Curt- found a guy who might be holding a few- you have a PM.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:41 PM

Oh, and I guess I could add- even though the kit is supposed to be a 1-ton, the 4x4 front axle has coil springs, when a '79 F-350 would have had parallel leaves. It would be correct for an F-100 or F-150 though.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:45 PM

IIRC, "back in the day" AMT jumped onto the monster truck bandwagon sort of sideways, releasing a "bigfoot" clone based on the venerable '70's F100 longbed, adding a slew of monster truck chassis parts and giant wheels and tires and big truck axles.... leaving about 90% of the stock F100 parts in the kit as well. i can't tell exactly what year the F100 was, but it was clearly a high level of trim possibly the Explorer version, and because it had the bedside tool box, it should have been a Camper Special IIRC also....

so, what was the kit number for this in-betweener kit, as i am searching for one to build a STOCK F100 from, no interest at all in the monster truck parts.

i think the LAST stock version of this kit was called the Boonie Boss... any kit number for that as well?

hmmmm.... i wonder if Round2 has the molds for this kit or the Econolines?

If you can wait I can give you any info you need on the Boonie Boss, bought a sealed one on the other end of the province, waiting for it to come.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:48 PM

I picked up a Destroyer at a flea market years ago and kitbashed it with a Monogram Bronco to build a 4x4. Never finished it....I like the '70s AMT Ford trucks, too bad they only made them with the wierd Camper Special wheelbase.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:49 AM

Also the first incarnation of Bigfoot had most all the stock pieces as well.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:43 PM

Boonie Boss is a 2WD F350 Ranger XLT, No parts are included to build a 4WD.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 02:48 PM

i saw one Boonie Boss on the interwebs for sale at around 125 bucks....

i bought a running '74 f100 for 150 bucks once.

i think i'll PASS on the BB kit!

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 02:50 PM

i saw one Boonie Boss on the interwebs for sale at around 125 bucks....

i bought a running '74 f100 for 150 bucks once.

i think i'll PASS on the BB kit!

Got mine sealed inside for $40, got it from a modellers Estate, would have bought some others but bought a 1:1 truck for myself instead.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:01 PM

I have an AMT Bigfoot built as a promo-style 2wd truck. I got it from a guy who used all the 2wd stuff in the kit, parts box wheel backs, hubcaps from the Econoline van kit, and old MPC whitewalls to give it more of an F-150 look. It's still unpainted, molded in Big Foot blue. The builder waxed the plastic out to make it shiny like a promo. Still looks pretty good cleaned up.

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