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Moebius 67-71 Ford F100s

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#241 1930fordpickup

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:17 AM

When these hit the market my wallet will take a hit! 



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:24 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.

Apples and oranges to me because of the 30 years of kit quality and mentality improvement in the industry ( these are not toys) .



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:31 AM

Very Exciting this could be a kit of the year Smash. I would like to see some west coast style mirrors for the long bed, and possibly the a start solenoid next to the battery.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:16 AM

test shots look very nice. I will be ordering alot of these can't wait


Edited by jw78z28, 24 March 2013 - 08:16 AM.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:35 AM

after seeing the pics its making me want this kit even more I cant wait for it to come out



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:01 AM

My absolute favourite aspect of the late '66 - '7? (and the Econoline , for that matter) is the hub caps' design !

I long ago dubbed them the "crown hubcaps" when I was young ; and I still love that design to this very day !

I share the same passion for the Dodge '69-'75 hub caps , and the c.1967-c.1974 Chevy / GMC deluxe wheel covers (think: the 'covers in the old MPC Cheyanne Pickup / AMT 1972 GMC High Sierra ).

 

Good call on that 6 popper for the F-100's ! I hope that *both* kits include *both* engines --and separate transmissions-- in them !



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:01 AM

MAN I,AM  I GOING TO HAVE FUN WITH THESE ! WEATHERED, SLAMMED ,AND HOT RODDED, OH,YAH  TOW TRUCK,CANT WAIT!



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:14 AM

test shots look very nice. I will be ordering alot of these can't wait

The pics that Dave Metzner has posted in this thread are of the tooling mockups, NOT test shots.  As he noted, there are corrections to be made yet, and those need to happen before any tooling is cut--but compared to some tooling mockups I have seen along the way, the Ford pickup mockups are just plain NICE!

 

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:43 AM

Wow ! The tooling mock ups are amazing as is, can't wait for the final product,....I'll take 'em as they are now !!!



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:02 PM

Can't wait!!!!!

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:37 PM

I'd still like to float the suggestion of making the '71's grille inserts separate- this would open the door for '70 and '72 variants later on. Even if that doesn't happen that won't stop me buying several of these- just saying! :D

 

I really like the detail in the cargo bed- it looks like you guys put in the effort to make it look authentic. That's an area that most kit manufacturers just sort of gloss over.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

Count me in..

Longbed/short bed.

4x4 down the road? 

(fingers crossed) 

 

Please do a Dodge Pick up..



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:19 PM

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.

These two 'generations' share a lot more than most people think, Steve. As the owner of several of both types of these trucks I've done a lot of measuring and comparing. The cowl/windshield areas and floor pans are very close to being identical with two inches added to the cab length behind the doors/seat on the 73-up cabs. Windshields, carpets, seats  and most mechanical parts (i-beams etc) interchange between these. The 67-72 dash was still used in the heavier 73-79 F600 and up series trucks and a popular swap into the older trucks is the rad support and galvanized inner fenders from the newer ones, mainly because of scarcity of the older parts.

 As far as what Tom says about the AMT cab, he's right about the windshield opening being too short and I might add, the tops of the doors seem too high as well.

Those mock-ups look great, Dave. Hope those rear side marker lights don't get left on the '69 box (not that they wouldn't be easy to fill in) and the roof looks a little soft but it could be the angle the pics were taken in. 

 

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:52 AM

73/ later frame is either 2 inches narrower of 2 inches wider -I can't remeber which -  not something you'd see very well @ 1/25 scale and the big difference is that the later model trucks have gas tanks bnder the rear of the box not behind seat as in 69-72.. mechanically the two generations are pretty much the same - Pretty sure that 73-later all have front disc brakes  while 69-72 F-100 had drums on the front while F-250 had discs...I know that some guys actualy have built bump sides on 73 / later chassis without major problems.


Edited by Dave Metzner, 25 March 2013 - 08:59 AM.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:52 AM

The frame behind the cab was two inches wider from 73-up and the wheelbase was also 2" longer, made up by adding to the cab length not the box like some guys think. They also added 2" to each side of the rear axle to finally get the rear track to match the front. That wider axle is also a popular swap, to get the wheels out further in the back. Ford actually did run that cab tank all the way to '77, but there's not many around. Steering columns are also an easy swap, especially the '78/'79 tilt columns.

 

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:44 AM

I would have to say that Mobieus has another couple of winners on their hands here with these kits- I know I am in for at least 4 of each!

 

Is it September yet? :lol:



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:29 PM

Is it September yet? :lol:

I wish I could afford to be put in some sort of cryogenic stasis. Then the wait wouldn't seem as long. :D



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:45 PM

I wish I could afford to be put in some sort of cryogenic stasis. Then the wait wouldn't seem as long. :D

 

 

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:28 AM

These are gonna be so awesome!!! I can't wait!!!

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:00 AM

I know this is all pre-production, but the 1969 grille should have all the openings the same width, not narrower outside than toward the center.

 

I will be purchasing many of these kits, I already have my Moebius fund started.