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Revell 1940 Custom Pick Up--Coming Soon

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#61 Duntov

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:47 AM

Very good review... thanks for doing this. I have this kit (picked it up on a whim many years ago). The version I got has Monogram box art and is cast in white. The rear tires actually have Goodyear logos on them so the version I have is after the switch to white plastic but before the removal of the logos. Interesting kit with some really neat possibilities. I wonder how many of the Revell 40 Ford parts could be swapped in? (Scale difference noted)... Also considering the flat headlights from the old AMT kits as well... some real possibilities here for sure...

Thanks Again for the Review!!
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:34 AM

Bill; many years ago i did the same with AMT '40 parts to backdate the suspension; with a little fudge work and some styrene, the axles will restore the truck's ride height, but the wheels are still terribly small for a truck. the Revell stuff may work better and, to get the right size wheels, i'd go for the ones from the '50 Ford f1 pickup. putty and sanding will remove the pleated interior detail.
i also sanded off the louvers from the hood on mine. while it would be sooo nice if Revell provided stock parts for this kit, it never had them; and it's not too terribly hard to scratch up what's needed. i have a set of chrome reverse wheels and tires from the Revell '49 Merc that i'm saving to use on this kit.....

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:00 PM

I agree... I also wondered about using the Revell 40 Ford rear end as well.... and the flat motor too!!!

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:13 PM

well im going to use my new revell 32 ford highboy kit to kit bash with this. take the steelies with the big and littles. as well as the fuel injected 5.0!!

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:19 PM

Guys, FYI just be careful when you're swapping those kit parts. The '40 Pickup is 1/24th scale and the Merc & the '32's are 1/25th scale. You "could" run into fit issues...

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:27 AM

Fellas,

I seem to recall that many moons ago the truck kit did include stock wheels and hubcaps as well as the diamond tuft bed cover, possibly even a choice of TWO DASHBOARDS...

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:34 AM

thanks for the heads up rich!! but the wheels and motor shouldnt run into many issues i don think

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:24 AM

One of my all time favorite model kits! I think that is because it was one of the first models I put togther as a kid ALL BY MYSELF!
No help from mt dad or uncle. All me! So it holds a fond place in my heart.
I picked up a old red tooling a few years ago off ebay. I have it stashed away for now, butI kitbashed a 32 Ford for the wheels, hubcaps, and tires, and kitbashed a derilict AMT 40 Ford coupe for the taillights and a few other pieces. Hope to get it built soon! Mild Rat Rod truck!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:48 AM

Fellas,

A pic of an early issue, the black version on the bottom built stock on ebay now !

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:31 PM

For the benifit of those wanting to do so , a Stock 40 is doable using suspension pieces from a A M T 40 Ford sedan . I did this one several years ago and then included it into a diorama I did .
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:37 PM

How about a drag truck ? Old Bridge '66 or '67 !!!

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:19 PM

Fellas,

A pic of an early issue, the black version on the bottom built stock on ebay now !


I have that version and the it is molded in the turquois that is on the box top. I also had the box autographed by Darryl Starbird when
he was at the Detroit Autorama a couple yrs back.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:00 AM

The Monogram kits from that era were truly works of art ! The colors used in molding the kits ie: '40 Pick up turquois, Blue Beetle blue, Lil' Coffin purple especially come to mind. To say nothing of the mutiple colored parts in the box, white walls etc...

I

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

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Still working on mine

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:24 PM

I remember mine from the '70s was molded in orange with 5-slot wheels & exhaust stacks thru the running boards. It DID have a diamond tufted bed cover to match the seat & working windows. Wow, I might have to get one for nostalgia's sake!

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:34 PM

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Still working on mine


Greg,

That is cool...can't wait to see it finished !

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

Fellas,

Check this out, it's the same orange truck racing the '55 Chevy above pictured at Englishtown years later ! Chopped top, one piece 'glass nose w/Hilborn injected smb Chevy.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:16 AM

I remember mine from the '70s was molded in orange with 5-slot wheels & exhaust stacks thru the running boards. It DID have a diamond tufted bed cover to match the seat & working windows. Wow, I might have to get one for nostalgia's sake!


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:30 PM

Can't remember what box art this had but was moulded in red with 80's style rims.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

Can't remember what box art this had but was moulded in red with 80's style rims.
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WOW! (American for really cool) That's a great build Fred. I really like what you've done.This kit has so many possibilities.