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Ed Roth's '56 Ford Pick-up by Revell


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#21 Casey

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:27 AM

did you notice the tooling similarities between the Mickey Thompson kit engines and the Optional Pontiac engine in that issue ? I think they may be the same tooling .

 

They do look similar, especially the semi-circular ends/bottom of the intake manifold. I just now noticed the surfboard which was included with the original issue kit, but it looks like it disappeared after that?

 

Wasn't there something about the rear fenders which was "off", too?



#22 Eshaver

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:18 AM

Casey, truthfully, I  would have to look at the 56 Ford truck I built years ago and then walk out to the drive and look at a real fender . Since the Model I have is safely stored currently , I can't comment on the rear fender .



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:47 PM

At some point in the cycle the rear window was changed. The blue truck with the BBS wheels has a small back window while the 1995 issue with the red truck has a big back window. I think that issue also has both the stock and drop front axles in it, but only stock wheels.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:14 PM

I read somewhere,(Maybe an email group) that the rear fenders were widened

after the original issue and in the recent Stock re-issues are too wide for the

Stock tires, or an authentic stock build



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:23 PM

This is one truck that should be re-done. This tool is very tired and the last version I saw, the Roth Shot Truck, looked like chewed bubble gum!

 

I have the Original, the Classics from the mids 70's, the BIg Ten Ford, Roth Shop and one of the stock style red re-issues. All of them a pain! 



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:35 AM

I once had that metallic blue version. Although knowing the age of the molds I was so disappointed of both the parts quality and the cab proportions (windshield, as Ed wrote) that I finally sold it and never again bought one.

But I love this year's cabin because of the wraparound windshield. It is the most appealing year for me of all those "early" Ford Trucks.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:12 AM

Made the "Big Ten... Ford" version back in the 70's...

 

Tough kit to build back then...not the best fitting parts!!!



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:16 PM

After reading through this post I am inclined to get rid of this model from my stash. I would rather wait until a new tool is offered than to struggle with this kit.

 

I appreciate the information these posts provide, keep them coming!



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:52 AM

Well, you can do a Volare front end swap, a big rear window conversion and some serious body work! That should make it better!



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:18 PM

I recently built the Roth 2002 version…..

 

It looks nice now…..but was not one of my more pleasurable builds….   the doors were a pain in the butt……that is being kind…..

 

I know I have several more buried in my inventory…..they need to go away…...



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:36 PM

So I have been working on this again the past couple days... So many ejector marks , and sink holes...

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:32 AM

I wish Revell or or someone(Moebius) would re-tool this truck, the 56 F-100 was truely a classic, as well as being ahead of it's time.



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 03:22 PM

the 53 f100 by amt is a way better kit tilnose one is better then the poor 56'