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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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#581 Brett Barrow

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:48 AM

I wonder if the trim will be separate? Ranger/XLT, Explorer, and Custom side trim and tailgate panels are all different. Apologies if this has already been addressed in the previous 29 pages, but I read the post religiously and don't remember seeing any answer.beltline molding, but no

 

EDIT** I see the test sprues have what appear to be the Ranger/XLT beltline molding. Based on this, I would assume the appropriate tailgate panels will be included for at least the Ranger/XLT

It's likely that they've only finished the complete tooling for the first kit (1971 XLT), and will go back and do new slide-mold inserts for the other trim levels later.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:39 PM

It's likely that they've only finished the complete tooling for the first kit (1971 XLT), and will go back and do new slide-mold inserts for the other trim levels later.

Yer more or less correct . No , I'm NOT at liberty to say who I have inside knowledge with either ...................



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:56 AM

Any more news on this one? Can't wait

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:10 AM

Art, 

 

That makes perfect sense.  The way the grilles were arranged on the sprue tree in the picture, didn't look like they could be easily separated out for individual issues. But that just goes to prove I'm the amateur and you're the pro! 

 

I'm all for as many versions as Moebius wants to issues.  

 

It happens- the first Moebius Hornet I built was from a test shot- it was in the '53 box, but had the '52 grille and hood ornament (in addition to the '53 parts, obviously) as well as both the full covered wheels and the plated open steel wheels, the latter of which were not in the '53 coupe kit (but did make it into the '52 Convertible as an option).  It also had two pairs of wing vents on the clear sprue for some reason. Shortly after I got the kit Dave Metzner mentioned that the '53 coupe kit would not include the aformentioned parts.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:48 AM

I've been through the test shots for the first two kits - all the notes, and photos of parts that need revision went off to the factory last Friday afternoon.

Most of the revisions are details, just lots of details to look at on two trucks.

I hope to hear sometheing from the factory before too long. Keep in mind that they go on about a two week break for Chinese New Year next week.

Actually the 4 inch wide chrome trim for the Ranger XLT will be separate parts designed to fit over the bump - pretty much like the real truck.

 

Dave


Edited by Dave Metzner, 21 January 2014 - 10:50 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:13 AM

Thanks for the Update :D  :)  ^_^



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:31 PM

Kool kool kool



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:37 PM

waiting for the SWB Ford p/u



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:10 PM

 

Actually the 4 inch wide chrome trim for the Ranger XLT will be separate parts designed to fit over the bump - pretty much like the real truck.

 

Dave

Glad to hear I won't have to sand it off ...    :lol:

 

 

mike



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:03 PM

Thanks for the update Dave, can't stand the wait but I think it will be well worth it!



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:14 AM

It will be worth the wait.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:06 AM

Well....well....worth the wait......... :rolleyes:



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:23 AM

Great news, Dave!  Thanks for dropping by to let us know.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:52 AM

I can't wait. We already decided that this kit will be our next club build project! 



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:05 PM

I need one but live in the Uk and it is so expensive for shipping please help

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 02:05 AM

I need one but live in the Uk and it is so expensive for shipping please help

 

Define expensive? I live in Norway and pay between $15 and $21 shipping. I would assume it to be much less to the UK?.



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 07:28 PM

I need one but live in the Uk and it is so expensive for shipping please help

 

I've done a couple of trades with people in the UK and I was really surprised at how cheap the shipping rates were. Neither one were much more than the cost of shipping inside the US. Maybe someone could buy a kit for you and then ship it to you.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:32 PM

Has anyone started checking for prices on this kit? 



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:38 PM

Has anyone started checking for prices on this kit? 

Should be around 30-35. expect some internet retailers to have it in the 25-30 zone plus shipping.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:49 PM

Has anyone started checking for prices on this kit? 

 

A couple of sites (Tower Hobbies and Mega Hobby) show a MSRP of $35 and discounted prices of about $27-28. 

 

It will be interesting to see if they show up at Hobby Lobby...........a 40% off coupon would put their price at $28, assuming they use the MSRP of $35.