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#1 thatz4u


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:48 AM

will a Wagon rod or a Phantom Vicky frame fit under a Revell 50 Ford F-1 pickup body? thanks

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:32 AM

The Vickie frame's wheel base is much shorter than the '50 Ford's for starters. You'll need do get out your frame stretcher at the very least.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:51 PM

And.....the Wagon Rod frame represents an Art Morrison unit fabricated from 2X4 rectangular steel tubing. That's a little small for a pickup, where the body and bed are separate and contribute little to torsional rigidity (in 1:1). A 2X6 or larger would be much better (and the frame COULD be beefed up by adding styrene strip to it to represent taller-section rails).

Also, the Wagon Rod frame is about a 110.5 inch wheelbase, while the F1 is 114. You'd have to lengthen the frame the right amount, and it is still configured differently with more kickup over the rear axle, which would interfere with the bed.

Are you trying to get independent front suspension under an F1?