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#1 Casey

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:11 PM

I stumbled across this article about IMC's Dodge L700, LRW, and their never-produced LVT-1000, written by Steve Magnante:

http://www.moparmax....nte/vi_2-1.html


Maybe Tim Boyd can shed some more light on the LVT-1000 which was to be produced?



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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:20 PM

They said the LVT-1000 was too old to be commercially viable but, I sure would love to have one or 2...

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:43 AM

Interesting read. Sure is nice to read the inside scoop on some of this stuff. Thanks, Casey!

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:59 AM

I think somebody is doing an LTV 1000 resin transkit now.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:08 AM

Well, AITM sells something close- http://www.aitruckmo...odgels1000.html

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 02:36 PM

Great 1970s aerodynamics!

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:37 PM

I didn't even know that Dodge ever built the big guys! :o Cool!

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:26 PM

I didn't even know that Dodge ever built the big guys! :o Cool!

They didn't for very long, as far as Class 8 trucks go. I think they were in that business for less than a decade.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:02 PM

This subject has been covered many times on the Big Rigs board in the past. And at least one very good LTV 1000 has been displayed on this board. One of the best is by modeler Bitner.

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I've posted this particular tractor before, but I finally got around to adding the trailer to it.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:13 PM

They said the LVT-1000 was too old to be commercially viable but, I sure would love to have one or 2...



IMHO, Testors has made several decision that were bad for Big Rig modelers. They displayed a Peterbilt 362 cabover, yet never went ahead to produce it. It seems their bias towards cars has cost truck modelers at least to interesting kits.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:17 PM


Well, AITM sells something close- http://www.aitruckmo...odgels1000.html


A daycab is offered too.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:43 PM

I've questioned Testors judgement on the 'this subject is to old for us to produce in kit form' call. I don't really see how a tractor that was not even a decade old (at the time the kit was being planned) could be considered 'old'. Especially when you consider it came out roughly the same time as the smaller L series, and the fact that the L-700 itself was a few years old by the time IMC kitted it.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:23 PM

Great info, thanks Casey.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:42 PM

Thanks Casey for the info I have one of AITM kits that I'm going to build it for my 2nd Mopar transporter with a load of new 67 Plymouths and Dodges. I remember as a kid IMC showing the kit but never built it. Waited for it but as we know it never came.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:10 PM


A daycab is offered too.

 

Dave offers the daycab version as well. The one pictured here looks like the one from Aussie Resin. Dave's kit also includes his usual goodie package--mirrors,exhaust, air intake, wipers, steering wheel & column, etc.



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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:47 PM

Dodge made heavy trucks (class 7-8) for about 5 decades starting as Grahm Bros in the 20s till they quit in 1975. The L series coe was built from about 1964 to 1975. It used the same cab as the W series Ford coe. The first Dodge truck bulit with a Detroit diesel 8v71 engine was a 1964 L series built for D C trucking . It's a shame IMC didn't produce this kit. Dodge trucks were fairly popular, there should have been more models produced of them as well as White, GMC and Ford trucks.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:09 PM

The cab is a dodge cab,ford a ford cab.Dodge stoped the cabover in '74 and all class 8 in '75

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:36 PM

Dodge and Ford used the same cab with their own details just like Ford c series shared a cab with the Mack n series. Cab sharing between competing brands was common.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:04 PM

Dodge and Ford used the same cab with their own details just like Ford c series shared a cab with the Mack n series. Cab sharing between competing brands was common.


These both look very similar to me, but I don't know if I'd call them the same cab as the Dodge above? Interesting, either way:

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:57 AM

The White 7000 was a totally different truck. It was the first truck to use composite materials. The cab had quite a few fiberglass components. In fact to the serious big rig enthusiast, the White 7000 looks nothing like the Dodge or Ford.