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Poll: who wants a resin 1/25 longbed 77-87 chevy bed (62 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you be interested in purchasing a resin cast 1/25 scale '77-'87 GM longbed?

  1. Yes (53 votes [86.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 86.89%

  2. No (8 votes [13.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.11%

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#1 lvnlwd

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:19 PM

found a guy who has some and is willing to make more but i need to get alot of feedback on here so he can see how much interest there is for a longbed.... i am sending him this link to monitor ... if he chooses to make them he will most likely get in touch with you..

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:21 PM

What is he going to charge?, how long has he been casting?, can we see a pic of the longbed he is making?

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:22 PM

Are we taliking replacement beds for something along the lines of "The Fall Guy" truck?

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:38 PM

yes fall guy amt 84 gmc

and price will be up to him but most likely under 20

he said he uses smooth on products to make

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:19 PM

Eric, I added a poll to your post, but it would be helpful if you provided more details and some pictures of what the finished product looks like so people know exactly what's being offered.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:32 PM

its late and aint heard anymore tonight but as soon as i get more info i will post it.....and awsome idea for votes

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:23 PM

Eric, you took my comment about your name as the joke it was meant to be right? I suppose it is a good idea. Might be nice to check with the OP BEFORE changing thier thread though. I guess being a mod means never having to say you're sorry. :angry:

Edited by MAGNUM4342, 09 July 2012 - 08:36 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:34 AM

I am with Casey in that before I say "yes" , I would like to see what is being offered. There was someone offering some resin beds a while back that were very crude and not completely cast and not worth the time or money.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:26 AM

I agree, I need one but if it's a malformed blob of goo I can live without it.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:10 AM

I know Scale Productions in Germany used to make the Fleetside longbed, but no longer does. It was based on the MPC 1/25 Fleetside "Fall Guy" bed, though.

There was some discussion in this thread: http://www.modelcars...opic=42061&st=0


...about RMR making a bed, too, but it wasn't clear to me if it's a dually style bed or not.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:39 AM

I had one of the "glob of resin" beds...I just threw it away. I don't know if this is the same caster the thread concerns, but I bought five beds off an individual (he can reveal himself if he chooses). The beds were inexpensive, perfectly servicable, mostly accurate (some liberties were taken with the inner bed floor and wheel wells, but not to an objectionable degree). You get a one piece bed with tailgate molded in (detail on both sides of tailgate), bed floor with wheel wells, and tailllights (regular resin, not red). I'm not at my own computer at the moment, so I can't post images yet.

I don't know if this caster wants to do just beds or not, so I won't reveal his name, but he might want to consider doing so, as I think this ( and well done standard wheelbase '73- '79 Ford bed sides) are a market begging for a product.

If anyone is interested, here's how I did mine : http://smg.photobuck... wheelbase bed/

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:54 AM

I had one of the "glob of resin" beds...I just threw it away.


Were these the beds from eBay? As I recall they were...rough.

Does anyone had an RMR bed? I know Chuck Naylor bought their 1/16 Chevy pickup bed and was pleased with it, but I don't recall seeing their 1/25 scale version.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:17 AM

I'd like to see a Suburban of that time period!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:52 AM

I'd like to see a Suburban of that time period!


The Modelhaus makes an early eighties Surburban and it comes highly recommended like just about everything else they do.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:06 AM

Aren't they like 5 million dollars for those kits though?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:27 AM

Aren't they like 5 million dollars for those kits though?


No, $92.00 for the '81 Suburban kit from The Modelhaus: http://www.modelhaus...?c=4064&p=70026


Back on topic, I hope whoever casts this gets rid of those access panel lines the Fall Guy bed had, and uses a Hardcastle & McCormick or earlier bed to base the conversion on.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:45 AM

A proper 1/25 '73-87 longbed would be nice, BUT with the Revell 70s GMC reissue (1/24) coming soon, I think that might be the way to go as the kits will be more readily available...

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:52 AM

Back on topic, I hope whoever casts this gets rid of those access panel lines the Fall Guy bed had, and uses a Hardcastle & McCormick or earlier bed to base the conversion on.

IIRC, the Hardcastle & McCormick kit had a step bed like all the earlier MPC issues..the Fall Guy version (and the reissue about 10 years ago) were the only fleetside MPC Chevy/GMC truck kits of that generation.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:57 AM

IIRC, the Hardcastle & McCormick kit had a step bed like all the earlier MPC issues..the Fall Guy version (and the reissue about 10 years ago) were the only fleetside MPC Chevy/GMC truck kits of that generation.


*egg on face* :D

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:22 PM

I would be interested in one if its better than the one i picked up off of ebay a couple years ago