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Moebius 67-71 Ford F100s

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#421 Ben

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:47 PM

Anybody have any insight as to why amt went with the oddball super c/s over the regular wheelbase truck that most guys can relate to?

 

 

mike

I always wondered that as well! I always hated how that rear wheel opening was so far back.



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 04:23 AM

I always wondered that as well! I always hated how that rear wheel opening was so far back.

Right!!!



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 06:00 AM

Anybody have any insight as to why amt went with the oddball super c/s over the regular wheelbase truck that most guys can relate to?

 

 

Anyone's guess!  I'm surprised nobody has cast a correct bed for it.  I'd buy one for sure!  But you can always cut down the wheel base and add the step side bed from the AMT '53 Ford kit.  Ford used that bed all the way through the 1970s with minor modifications.

 

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:22 AM

The top-rail was flattened out in 76 or 77. I remember a friend of mine had the last year step-side with the angled sides.


I think the only change from the fifties style bed was that the top rail was flattened out at some point instead of having the angled rail from the fifties model. But this article in Hemmings seems to suggest that the angled rails were still used in 1971.

http://blog.hemmings...971-ford-f-250/


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:11 AM

Tom's picture shows the box used on the 77-79 trucks and on the 80-86 trucks with a fender change. The flared top ended on the first series of box in 72 and when they reissued the shortbox in 76 (basing it on the wider long flareside box) it still had the flared top but had the taller sides of the 8' flareside. These were flattened for 77. How I found this out was through my purchase of a short 76 f100 frame with the original box still attached. 

 

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:46 AM

maybe some kit maker may go out on a limb & make a 53-56 Studebaker Scotsman, a very basic platform that could be built as a

custom, gasser, stock, lowrider.....well you get the idea......



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:12 PM

Tom, I guess I should send pictures of my 78. It's original almost to the Wimbelton White . Currently, it only has 78,000 on the clock . I had to break down over the week end and buy another seat for it . The original seat was really bad when I bought it several years back. Between finding someone wanting to re cover it and buying a Mint seat out of a low milage 91 for 20.00, the new seat won out .............



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 03:19 AM

 

Anyone's guess!  I'm surprised nobody has cast a correct bed for it.  I'd buy one for sure!  But you can always cut down the wheel base and add the step side bed from the AMT '53 Ford kit.  Ford used that bed all the way through the 1970s with minor modifications.

 

e1_3-vi.jpg

 

 

 

http://smg.photobuck...d?sort=6&page=1

 

Here's how I handled it. I still have to make inner bed walls. Maybe somebody would want to cast these....



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 03:42 AM

 

 

 

http://smg.photobuck...d?sort=6&page=1

 

Here's how I handled it. I still have to make inner bed walls. Maybe somebody would want to cast these....

 

I believe someone like RMR would jump at casting this bed.  I don't know when AMT will be releasing it again, but your bed would also work on the original issue kits as well.  The only wrinkle is what may be coming in the Mobius kits. Would they be doing this bed?


Edited by Tom Geiger, 07 August 2013 - 03:43 AM.


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:21 PM

You get that bed cast and you can put me down for 3 copies! Of course we can also hope the Moebius offers a 73-79 Ford PU kit once the 69 & 71 kits are out.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 01:56 PM

 

 

 

http://smg.photobuck...d?sort=6&page=1

 

Here's how I handled it. I still have to make inner bed walls. Maybe somebody would want to cast these....

Any caster would be a fool to pass up casting anything you master, Tom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:44 AM

maybe some 4wd parts too



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:44 AM

The only halfway accurate 4WD parts available for this generation of F-series would be from the later AMT 78-79 Bronco or 79 F-350 kits, and even then the axle is just a carrier for a metal axle connecting the wheels. I suppose the front axle from the Bush Baby Courier kit might also work with some modification... I know the Courier's axle is leaf-spring and the Bronco's is coil-sprung; haven't seen the 4WD F-350 kit's suspension but it probably should be leaf sprung.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:07 AM

any word about release date?   B)



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:02 AM

any word about release date?   B)

 

Tower Hobbies website has a Mid-Sept. release date , but I would think once they have shipped them to the US , we will get an better idea of when they actually will be on the shelf. 

 

Already saving my lunch money for a couple of these!



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:00 PM

cool :wub:



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:57 AM

They'll be ready when they are ready.  Seriously, there is a lot that has to happen before steel tooling gets cut--IF you want a kit that's done well, done right.  Rest assured, these kits will be coming out though.

 

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:56 AM

They'll be ready when they are ready.  Seriously, there is a lot that has to happen before steel tooling gets cut--IF you want a kit that's done well, done right.

 

Glad to see they're finally catching onto that idea after all the past troubles.  Perhaps they can share that revelation with the people in Illinois too.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:01 PM

Update! This just in! Rumor has it, rumor has it.....maybe some time before the end of 2013, we'll see.... B) 



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:27 PM

 

 Perhaps they can share that revelation with the people in Illinois too.

Good one :lol:


Edited by martinfan5, 22 August 2013 - 02:27 PM.