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Moebius 67-71 Ford F100s

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:30 PM

Never thought I'd see the day. I shall own many!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:53 PM

Way cool! Is Mobius still going to do 50's land barges?

#43 Chuck Most

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:11 AM

Now we know what the second is...sure hope a first generation Bronco is under consideration also B)

I'm not into counting my eggs before they're chickens... but if anybody finally does produce a first-gen Bronc in kit form, my money's on Moebius.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:03 AM

I'm not into counting my eggs before they're chickens... but if anybody finally does produce a first-gen Bronc in kit form, my money's on Moebius.

Iwould be all for sevreal of those.Resin ones are reacing sky high prices.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:09 AM

We need some trucks,this is good news...

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:29 AM

Dave those will be must have items here....oh yeah!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:03 AM

The 69 I once had. I will also need 2 for the 6cyl 67 with a 71 grill I had.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:26 AM

I've already built six each of these kits ('69 and '71) in my head. Is that good or bad? :rolleyes: :lol:

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:50 AM

Woooooooohooooooooo!


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:58 AM

I've already built six each of these kits ('69 and '71) in my head. Is that good or bad? :rolleyes: :lol:


Weird, maybe...but we have to consider the source. :P :D ;)

I think a 4x4 version (from a different year) may be possible down the road from Moebius.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:59 AM

This new Moebius series is great news! A huge hole now plugged.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:21 AM

Great, THANKS Moebius Models, AGAIN!

I'm owner of Two Hudsons (Stock & Fabulous Hudson Hornet)... More to come, I have plans of Gasser and Custom Hornets, too in my head, and one Convertible of course. I have alsso Tim Flock's Chrysler, haven't bought the Stock version yet, just because of budget things. They all are truly amazing kits, and that is one reason why I'm really looking forward to these.

As said in other thread, I'm already planning to make one Hillbilly Pickup of the '71 Ranger Pickup. Little rusty and dusty, equipped with a shotgun, of course. :lol:

I have to get at least one of both versions of this kit, glad to hear that the other one is with Straight Six engine. Someone said about the Ford Bronco, yep, I would be in line for one, too. One Factory Stock and one Rock Crawler would be my inspirations, both would be the stock "Baby Blue" color. B)

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:05 AM

These will be on my must have list, way to go Moebius.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:19 AM

This is great news for us pickup builders for sure! I just really hope Dave Burket doesn't gouge us on the price for the '69 short bed. I want that more than the '71! Why doesn't Moebius release the '69 under their own name? :blink: It will be a better seller than the '71 just because of the short bed and six cylinder.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:45 AM

I TALKED TO DAVE MEZGER AT TOLEDO AND WE ONLY TALKED ABOUT MOEBIUS 71 FORD. HE DID NOT MENTION MODEL KINGS'S VERSION TO ME. AS THEY SAY DAVE, ALLWAYS LEAVE THEM GUESSING??? THIS IS A PLEASENT SUPRISE!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAY TO GO MOEBIUS!!!!!!!!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:11 AM

This is something that I am very happy to hear about. I will be getting a bunch of these kits.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:53 AM

Okay... did I actually just read what I thought I read?

Not one, but TWO Bumpside Fords? One with an 8-foot bed? And one with a STRAIGHT SIX????

I don't think I need to say I'm good for at least two cases of each. :wub:


I'm in complete agreeance with you, Chuck... Two cases of each, please!!!

I am absolutely in love with these trucks. They are my favorite style Ford Truck! A 1967 390/auto, F-250 Camper Special, Custom Cab was my very first vehicle. I would recommend these trucks to anybody, They are very mechanically sound, easy to work on and darn near indestructable! Mine was Sea Foam Green with a red oxide primer doghouse... U G L Y... but bulletproof. I drove it six months with a ticking wrist pin... Sold it, the new owner put a 360 in it and it's still driving around, today... Before Dad retired, he bought a '72 F-250 Custom Cab, Camper Special, 390/auto. Rebuilt and repainted, he owned it for 10 years before selling it to my brother who still has it. I'll try to get pics of it. It ended up painted black and Dad managed to find some very cool aluminum 16.5x9.5 wheels for it...

This was Dad's 36,000 original mile F-100, 360, 3 on the tree. He bought it in 2011, about a month before Mom died. She, as a first for her, encouraged him to buy it, died very unexpectedly and Dad had to sell it less than a year later because of financial reasons....

FYI, Back when these trucks first came out, Dad was a Ford Dealership Mechanic and has forgotten more about these trucks than most of us will ever know... B) Just in case you need tech info from somebody who was there...
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My nephew bought this one a few months after Dad bought the blue one... 72,000 original, 360 auto F-250.
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So many variants will be posssible by kitbashing just these two kits... You could get a six or a big block in either a 100 or 250 series... behind either auto or stick. For Automatics, I believe the cast iron, 2-piece body FMX AND the aluminum body C6 were available options. Also, the 360, 390 and 428 were externally identical... except for a few 428's which had cross bolt mains... If you had a 428 x-bolt, the factory was short on 428 castings and were using 427 blocks... (I'm dictating as Dad's talking... :D )

Now, Dave, will the shortbed be an F-100 and the long bed an F-250? The main differences were the springs and tire/wheel size. Externally, F-250's were equipped with 8-lug 16.5 x 9.5 wheels and the F-100's with 5-lug 15" x 7" rims...

However they're offered, I want a lot of them!!! Moebius is quickly becoming my favorite model manufacturer!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:37 AM

This is great news for us pickup builders for sure! I just really hope Dave Burket doesn't gouge us on the price for the '69 short bed. I want that more than the '71! Why doesn't Moebius release the '69 under their own name? :blink: It will be a better seller than the '71 just because of the short bed and six cylinder.



That's really an undeserved and unfair shot at Dave Burket.

He subsidizes the expense of the kits issued as ModelKing exclusives because the kits would not be cost effective for the manufacturer to produce without ModelKing's subsidy. So, he either charges a fair price or you don't get the kit at all.

If you do not want to pay the ModelKing price, don't buy the kit.

But he does not gouge. That's a whole 'nother kind of situation. It does not apply to a businessman trying to recoup his investment.

And, in the case of ModelKing kits, it's an investment the manufacturer was not willing to make on its own.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:22 AM

I'm not too worried about the prices on the Model King version- judging from the standard Moebius vs. the MK versions of the Hudson and Chrysler, in the real world it seems like the MK versions only command a premium of about five bucks. No matter what, it'll be a bargain compared to the mediocre R&R '72, which sells for just north of fifty bucks.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:27 AM

I'm not too worried about the prices on the Model King version- judging from the standard Moebius vs. the MK versions of the Hudson and Chrysler, in the real world it seems like the MK versions only command a premium of about five bucks. No matter what, it'll be a bargain compared to the mediocre R&R '72, which sells for just north of fifty bucks.


Amen that!


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