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New Moebius Ford Pick-ups 1971 Ranger XLT AND 1969 Custom SWB

Moebius 67-71 Ford F100s

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#221 jeffs396

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:21 PM

Thanks for posting pics Dave!

 

They look great, can't wait! These are going to be great sellers B) 



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:18 PM

VERY nice !!!

If the tooling 'proofs' look this nice , I can only imagine that the finalised products will be stunning !!

 

Is the engine in that final pic supposed to represent the "385 Series" ( 429 / 460 ) or the "FE Series" ( 352 / 360 / 390 ) ; or is it perhaps a "335 Series" (351C / 351M / 400) ?

Looks great no matter what :) .

 

Thanks for sharing !



#223 Dave Metzner

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

Big Blocks in these trucks are FE series - 360/390 -



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:18 PM

Very nice!!!!!!! Well worth the wait! Thanks for posting those, Dave!!!!!!!



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:44 PM

Oh man, I'm getting goosebumps looking at these pictures! Can't wait for this kit!



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:24 PM

Im not a big fan of this series of ford trucks. But after seeing these i have to have these as well to add to my collection. These are going to be nice.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:46 PM

2 separate trucks. Long box is 71 XLT, short box is 69 Custom.

First 4 pic's are Shortbox. Notice too Dog-dish caps on thos 4 pics.

 

Longbox first pic is #5, notice Full hubcaps!!(Simulate 5 spokes)



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:57 PM

Life is good, wish it was post summer already, uh wait a sec, no not after this winter, still...I have 'm pre-ordered already with my favorite online plastic pusher.

Thanks for the photo's Dave!



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:36 AM

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http://dmetzner.smug...28443&k=mC79F8D



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:59 AM

Thanks Dave, getting ready for some room on the bench for these babies! 

 

Sure hope someone is willing to make 4wd conversions for these kits as I have many ideas for 2wd & 4wd versions.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:26 AM

how hard would it be to mod it into a 78? maybe a resin 78 front end?



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:33 AM

how hard would it be to mod it into a 78? maybe a resin 78 front end?

Completely different body and interior.   These are the '67-72 generation.  For a '78, I'd use the AMT '78-79 which was last out as a Model King issue maybe 5-7 years ago.


Edited by Rob Hall, 24 March 2013 - 04:34 AM.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:41 AM

yeah i took a lot closer look the trim is lower on the body and the front clip a little more different than the 78 so ill hafta wait til a cheep model king appears on ebay or amazon



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:45 AM

These look good from the early pics.   Looking forward to seeing the final product later this year.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:00 AM

Great jukka Mukka , ya mean we're finally gona see a REAL 1-25th scale Ford 240-300 inliner ???????? Wowza , I have owned several Econolines with this motor in it . I now drive a 78 with a 300 in it .I hope Mobius will also not leave the 75-79 guys out in the cold as the cabs actually shared a few tools . I can assure Mobius that BOTH trucks will be good sellers.............  



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:08 AM

Wow!



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:22 AM

I'm not a fan of Fords much at all, but this kit look like it will be way too nice not to own.

That's how you know it's good stuff. When even the non-Ford fans want it. :)

Any truck love for the Chevy and Dodge pickup fans coming down the pipe?



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:44 AM

Wow! These are going to be just too cool.  Especially that six banger! The body looks great, and they got the windshield height right at the top. The old AMT truck was way off!

 

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That windshield glass should be up there parallel to the side glass!



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:19 AM

That's true Tom but you're comparing apples to potatos.

 

Different generation trucks, different cabs.

 

Seems a lot of people posting in this thread are under the impression that the AMT trucks are the same generation as the ones coming from Moebius ,, that are not the same generation. No body panels are the same.

 

I understand that Steve.  I was just pointing out that Moebius has their details right, better than old school kits.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:20 AM

That's true Tom but you're comparing apples to potatos.

 

Different generation trucks, different cabs.

 

Seems a lot of people posting in this thread are under the impression that the AMT trucks are the same generation as the ones coming from Moebius ,, that are not the same generation. No body panels are the same.

Yep, '67-72 is the fifth gen (which some call a 'bumpside'), '73-79 is the sixth gen, which some call a ( 'dentside' or 'grooveside').   The two generations have some dirty bits in common, but the body and interior are different.

 

http://en.wikipedia....ifth_generation

 

http://en.wikipedia....ixth_generation