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I got one! The AMT Ford LN-8000 Race Car Hauler!


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#1 schwack

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:17 AM

I wasn't sure if this was the right place.  I did know this was a highly sought after kit, and the recent re-release of it was pretty big news.

Mine came today!  I present to you the AMT Ford LN-8000 Race Car Hauler:

 

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I am so excited to build this one!  Just had to share.  Thanks MCM!!

 



#2 Nitro Neil

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:24 AM

Open it up and let us smell that new plastic smell!



#3 1930fordpickup

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:25 AM

Nice truck.



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:43 AM

Love that thing, im curious to the endresult

#5 slusher

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:08 PM

That is an awsome score.  l bet those fly off the shelves...



#6 redneckrodder

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:50 PM

so theyre officially out



#7 Rob Hall

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:52 PM

Cool...I want one of those..



#8 Edsel-Dan

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:15 PM

I want a couple more.

I built one Years ago. Petty Team set no less!!!!



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 04:53 PM

This might sound like blasphemy, I plan to get one to use it as a base for my Leader LF8. It's a good doner kit as the chassis is long enough, the crossmembers are similar and the the engine is right for it. Also using parts from the Chevy Titan for the project. Would like to do one out of the box though and australianise it with right hand drive dash and squat tanks. That would be cool.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:16 AM

I got mine last week too.  I started to glue things together but I have some questions.

 1) is there a specific color to match "Cat" yellow or do I have to get a can from an outside source?

 2) I assume that most of the chrome has to be stripped from the engine parts.

 3) I would like to run fuel lines to the injector, how would this be done?

any help in these areas would be much appreciated

  I'll probably have more questions later and I can't think of a better place to ask.



#11 Jim B

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:32 AM

For Cat Yellow, you can use Equipment Yellow sold at most hardware stores, although for the year of the truck & engine, Ford Dark Blue would be "more appropriate".  Yes, you'll need to strip the chrome from the engine parts.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:18 AM

thanks for the quick reply--------now back to the glueing



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:26 AM

I've gotta pick this one up.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:09 PM

SWEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



#15 Eshaver

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:35 PM

There is an Oil tank that for some odd reason that was omitted on that engine . Go look at a Ford repair manual , it's there ...............



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:46 PM

I like this kit, but not as much as that KW Papa truck.....That's the one I want to see.....Glad you got one, though....I just got through trading one off....I forget which one it was....Oh, well....Good score....And, yeah, Man....Open it up!!!!


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:55 PM

Nice, I will have to get one.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:57 PM

Pics of the box contents? I assume except for the race car hauler bed it's probably the same as other AMT Louisville truck kits?



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:53 AM

Just got the email this morning. And plan to put one on order tonight . I have to assume it's just a straight re-issue of the mosty recent incarnation of the kit. No car included . 



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:40 AM

We got one in on the shelf yesterday, tempted to snag one.