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Revell 1940 Custom Pick Up--Coming Soon

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#21 Eshaver

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:37 AM

I built the Re- issue that was a Red plastic several years ago. Course I once had the Original Teal Stock/ Rod of years ago too. The hood never was a strong point on that kit nor were the operating windows either . I was able to raid parts of A M T kits to replace the long gone stock truck I had from years ago. Careful sanding can remove the lovers on the tailgate. The hood lovers came off easily and The side pipe ends molded with in the running boards wern't too much of a bother . Making a stock seat was a breeze . Simply fill the Pleated pattern smooth .

This truck lends itself well to raiding of parts from other kits . A 59 A B Flathead can be made from any A M T kit and still "Look " right . Use yer imagination a little !

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Look at the lower Left corner , the 40 Ford waits patiently against the building .

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:11 AM

That's a beautiful scene, Ed. I think this kit has potential, if they do it right.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:32 PM

Beautiful job on that truck. Very classy!

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:41 PM

The hood never was a strong point on that kit nor were the operating windows either.


I noticed the side windows on the Revell link picture. Are they truly operational or are they posable?

I forgot this kit was released as part of the Monogram Classics line a few years ago, too:

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:44 PM

I noticed the side windows on the Revell link picture. Are they truly operational or are they posable?


Posable.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:27 PM

I too hope the plastic is a bit better on this reissue. I got the 1950 ford f150 pickup (the yellow truck one) and the parts had more flash, and much thinner plastic compared to the blue box and the traditional custom versions

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 06:59 AM

Dr. Cranky may find this inspirational:

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 01:43 PM

It's an OLD tool, goes back to what, about 1963-64? Frankly, it would be far less expensive to do an all new tool for this subject, than to try and correct all the issues typically found in tooling that's nearly 50-yrs old.

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 01:46 PM

Dr. Cranky may find this inspirational:

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You betcha! It will be part of the new Lab-RAT-ory schedule as soon as it comes out . . .

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 07:43 PM

I'm thinking about it, last one I bought was in red.....and I also found out Krylon primer sucks as a barrier when painting something white....

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:32 PM

cant wait to get one of these and jame it togetherer with parts from the new '48....

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 02:56 PM

It's finally at the LHS, so I will be picking up a couple, and MODELROUNDUP should also have it by now . . .

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:18 PM

It should be in the shops today, we got two of them in today along with the Jungle Jim Vega and a '56 Nomad.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:59 PM

The dash isn't stock either. The kit has a passenger car dash. Pickups had their own dash. The rolling stock from the Revell 40 Ford Standard kit would be a shoe in if you wanted to build it stock, and would definitely be an improvement over what's in there, even if you wanted a rod version. For a stock front axle, I bet the 36 Ford axle would be a direct interchange. This whole thread is kinda making me want to dig one out...

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 04:03 PM

And tell me if this doesn't give you some ideas....

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http://www.fastlaner....com/40ford.htm

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 04:25 PM

Thanks Dave, I nearly drooled on my smart phone...........






LOL!

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 04:47 PM

I'm raiding the cab from at least one of them to build a '47. This is one of the few old Monogram Fords I've never built.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 01:54 AM

That's why I want them, I want to raid them and build a couple of rat rods, of course.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:07 AM


you may have better luck with the Revell '40 Ford kits as donors for higher detailed chassis and running gear. the only thing there is the difference in scale if that's an issue, i've never tried it so i don't know.

i think the MCG flathead parts were done for the larger 1/24 flatheads in the old Monogram kits

i wasnt thinking chassis wise i was thinking wheels and tires wise. make a traditional rod out of it.

There a Gene winfield built 41 id like to make a clone of. Need rear fenders from the AMT 50 chevy pick up and a bed from a 56 ford to do it though.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:08 AM

in fact, here it is!

http://www.kustomram...ori's_1941_Ford