History of Monogram's Ford Pickups 1980-1991
Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:09 AM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:56 PM
Sorry, I mis-read and missed the bed type. Here are the three Revell snap-tite kits from the SAE article of a few years ago:
Boy, was I off on the scale, manufacturer and color! The Styleside 4X4 is the one I have. As pointed out earlier, they're not great kits, but they're probably the only early 80's styleside trucks out there. I do remember that the front bumper went missing, and I did try one from the Monogram Bronco. The Bronco bumper was way too wide.
I have a stalled project that was converting the later F-250 kit into a Bronco using the Monogram Bronco and F-250 kits. It was going well and looked pretty do-able, but it got shoved to the back of the build list. It never got to the putty stage.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:15 AM
Thanks for the history.
A couple of of points to note with this kit - the axles are "open topped" which would be visible if you lift it significantly and it has no floor - there is a huge gap visible from below between the body sides and the interior tub.
Having said that when I built in the early 80's that didn't bother me and I remembered it fondly enough to hunt one down.
That's a common problem with all of these Monogram kits, actually. They weren't too concerned with detail and accuracy on the chassis those days, its seems.
^^^ Taken from the Monogram Ramcharger thread, but I found a pic of the underside, showing what zenrat mentioned, so...:
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:22 PM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 11:46 AM
I have been looking for the '80s styleside I think it is # 2257 (non step side short bed) for several years and still have not found a complete kit. Even at the NNL east with all the kits for sale I could not find one.
I found the cab and bed in a parts box at a model show and now have enough parts to build one. I plan on using the frame etc from the AMT '93 F-150s.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:12 PM
Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:22 AM
Kit #2262's decal sheet. Remember the "Better idea from Ford" ads featuring Bill Cosby? You can see the remnants of that ad campaign on the second license plate:
Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:52 PM
The decals certainly look better on the sheet than applied directly to the red plastic, which is the only way I've ever seen them...
Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:39 AM
Would love to find the snap long box, if anyone needs pictures, i have an 80 ford 4x4 longbox, sitting in my yard, its a straight 6, with stick, so if u need detail pics let me know of what