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History of Monogram's Ford Pickups 1980-1991


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#21 kataranga

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:09 AM

Well I'll be darned. Never know about the styleside version.

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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.

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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 14 March 2012 - 08:09 PM

just finished this 80.s monogram ford bronco great kit
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:21 AM

great looking bronc

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:22 PM

Chris....just wanted to say....really nice job on this, the Chevy pickup history, and the Ramcharger history. Best regards....TIM BOYD

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:34 PM

Thanks for all the kind words! B)

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 11:46 AM

Thanks Chris for the kit history articles.
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.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:12 PM

I had one of the Night Rider kits, it wasn't bad for a snap kit. The hood opened and it has some basic engine detail. I wish I hadn't messed it up but I was young and dumb. I have never seen the other two, I've been looking for a fleetside for a long time. Here is an 80-86 long bed I made from a Quadzilla kit, two Monogram Broncos, and the inside of the bed from the 91 F-250.

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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:

 

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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...  -_-



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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



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:39 AM

The High Roller Bronco wheels are a factory item? Whoa! Here is a picture of the seat in the F-150.

 

Stumbled across this gem on Kijiji today:

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It is a 1984, purchased in fall of 1983, being sold by the original owner with only 181919km on it.:o



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 05:45 AM

I built the f250 2010 release as a real 4x4(failed attempt just glued a dif to the front suspension) gave it stacks and put cobra and gt500 decals on it. By chopping at the front suspension the wheels have some issues. It used to sit on my model shelf now its in a box in the closet...389170_305629306133672_1155149612_n.jpg


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