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Moebius 67-71 Ford F100s

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#121 Chuck Most

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:12 AM

Bout time one of the most popular vehicles was modeled. Hard to believe so few F series pu's were put out in model form. For that matter pick ups in general and where are all the diesel pu's to haul car trailers. Another homerun for Moebius!

I was just thinking about it- once these kits come out, every generation of F-series truck will have been available as a plastic kit at some point, with the exception of the most recent two generations of the F-150 (2004-2008 and 2009-Present). You'll still need to go with resin for certain model years, but the Bumpsides are the last ones from the early years to be kitted.

I'm hoping for a repeat of the '90's- an upswing in popularity of light truck subjects. Maybe then we'll finally get a Super Duty Diesel, Dodge 2500 Power Wagon, and maybe even a GM HD Duramax or two. Fingers crossed!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:03 AM

I bought an '83 F100 used a year after I graduated high school. It only had a tick over 4000 miles on it. In the 278,000 miles that I drove it, it only needed one front end alignment and it was done with only 10,000 on it. Toughest old pickup I ever owned. I would still have it had it not been for a moron hitting me head on to avoid rear ending another car. :angry: Only salvageable pieces left were the bed and drivetrain. I bought a '95 150 new and never had the front end aligned in the 170,000 miles that I drove it before I sold it.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

can't wait,I had a 72 Camper special was givin to me by my father in law that sat in the back yard for 12 years and all I had to do to get it running was a full tune up and new battery and she fired right up.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:55 AM

71 ford f100 what big block did they have in them my buddy has a 79 bronco with the 400mod im thinking that is a 390 or 428 its still cool to have.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:49 AM

I've had or driven 2 different '71 F100s in my time and they both had 6 cylinder 240ci - but a friend of mine had one with a 351 (Windsor I think...) not sure if that was stock or not as he was prone to swap engines. ;)

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

Don't know how many of you guys have seen this, but about fifteen years ago the boys at sae put together a Ford truck model history.
http://www.fordifica...php?f=2&t=37394
Great reference.
As far as the short flareside boxes go, the design used on the sixties trucks ran from 53-72. Ford actually dropped the short flareside from 73-75 as they had widened the rear axle and frame in 73 and it no longer fit. They continued to use the eight foot flareside, though, which was wider and taller. For '76, they decided to issue a shortened version of this box. This turned out to be for one year only as the tall sides with the flared top were kind of out of proportion to the length so for 77 the box side tops were flattened out. This is the design that ran through the eighties, with only a change to the squared off fenders from the rounded ones in 80. Therefore, to build a short pre-73 flareside, the boxes from revells 56, monograms 55 and amts 53 can be used. The boxes from monograms 80-up shortbox and the revell night rider truck could be used to build an accurate 77-79 flareside with just a change of fenders.
The big block engines used from 68-72 were either the 360 or the 390. They never came with 428s stock unfortunately.

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Edited by mk11, 03 November 2012 - 03:42 PM.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

Wow,I DID miss some killer stuff while I'd fell off the model building earth these last couple months! Dave/Moebius,count me in for a few of both as funds allow,definately looking forward to these!!! :D :D :D

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

71 ford f100 what big block did they have in them my buddy has a 79 bronco with the 400mod im thinking that is a 390 or 428 its still cool to have.

I saw a few with 429 engines not stock. The biggest stock engine for F100 at that time was a 390 I believe. My Pop had a F100 LWB it had a 302 with a 3 speed MT column shift.

Edited by my80malibu, 24 November 2012 - 08:27 PM.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

Does anyone remember Majestic brand Melons.? :D :D :D

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

may have missed it in the 7 pages of posts, but is there a release date for the ford truck yet?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

No release date yet, there doesn't seem to be even any test shots yet but it is in the works. Knowing Moebius it will be out when it's ready and it will be worth whatever time it takes.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:01 PM

Thanks Brian. I can't wait to these kits out on the store shelfs & A big thanks to Moebius for some kick butt model kits here lately. Keep them comin and I'll keep buying them.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

I can't wait to these kits out on the store shelfs & A big thanks to Moebius for some kick butt model kits here lately. Keep them comin and I'll keep buying them.


+2! :D A HUGE thank you to Moebius for the awesome kits we've been getting lately and enjoying,you've earned a loyal and happy customer here :D

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

Is it just me or is mobius looking to become a big time player in the model car/truck world? They certianly have done their homework with regards to subjects and seem to care about the products that they release. Every time i hear mobius I wonder if its another one of my favorite subjects they have decided to kit.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

Which means they're doing an awesome job ;)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

I cant wait until these come out, but i have a question, ive heard alot of good about mobious, it might be a stupid question but ive never built any of there kits or seen any in person but, are they resin kits or plastic like a regular model kit.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:20 AM

Moebius kits are standard plastic, released in regular kit boxes. The Hudson Hornet and Chrysler 300 boxes are about the same size as the current Revell boxes while the Lonestar is about the size of two boxes. Instructions on the 300 are spectacular but the Lonestar's leave a lot to the imagination (the RoG reissue has excellent instructions, however).

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

To me the 300 looks and feels like an AMT kit from when they were doing all their great late ninties and early 2000s kits.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

About the same color raw plastic too :P

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:05 AM

I definitely want some of these when out!!!!

Now just do a Modern 67-72 era Chevy to replace the lost worn out AMT/MPC kits!!!

Yes I want the 67-71 Dodge too!!!! (Squad 10 was one of these!!)
Some shots show 51 as one too!!!!