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#21 plowboy

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:18 AM

I think the easiest thing to do for the 4WD system is use the parts from the rereleased Monogram '81 Bronco, since it's the same scale. However you'd have to mock up the parts on the chassis first to make sure that they will work with the AMT kit.


They're not the same scale. The Monogram kit is 1/24 scale. The AMT F-150 (the kit this is based on) is 1/25. The Monogram Bronco TTB is pretty lousy anyway. The AMT/MPC Bronco has a much better detailed TTB under it judging from the photos I've seen of it. I'm going to try to score the AMT Bronco soon and do one of these conversions for myself.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:50 AM

Touche, I forgot that it was larger. I thought both Bronco kits were the same scale. In any case, yes the AMT's front suspension is indeed better, since it comes in pieces which makes making a lifted suspension much easier. However adding it to another kit would require scratchbuilding frame mounts, whereas the Monogram front end could be attached easily since it's all one piece (plus you can see the axleshaft to the non-diff beam, whereas the AMT kit doesn't have that.)

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

I used the Monogram TTB in a F-150 4x4 conversion I did. You need to shorten the TTB to fit the AMT frame...


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:44 AM

The AMT Bronco is still readily available from multiple sources. Late last year I was able to find them on sale at RPP Hobby for $10-12 each, IIRC. I picked up several with the F150 conversion in mind.

Let us know when this kit might be ready, I would love to build a diorama with a white Bronco being chased by several LAPD squads.

I just checked the RPP site, they have the Bronco for $13.50, a pretty good deal!

Edited by mikemodeler, 25 April 2012 - 01:47 AM.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:04 AM

Yeah, the AMT Bronco is still available at a good price just about anywhere you look. I'm going to get one and use an old buildup I have around here to bash with it. Anyone know if it actually comes with the Desert Dogs in the photo on the box?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:39 PM

I haven't forgotten about this project, I've just had alot going on. I'm still trying to get the tailgate right and find a transfercase. After that I'm going to take it to the caster...


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