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


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#21 tim boyd

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:15 AM

While I don't have the 1972 first issue kit to compare it to, I got the new kit last week from one of on-line vendors, and it appears to be a straight reissue of that initial kit version, including the decals.  As with the original issue, there is no car on the transporter.    

 

Looks really good - I recently completed a kitbash of another truck using this transporter body. 

 

Another Model Cars Forum member posted a similar conversion in the Truck section of this forum a few months back and did a great job with it. 

 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:20 AM

Another great reisssue :rolleyes: long time no see for this one (1986)...

 

As mention, Original AMT's 1970, very 1st edition; boxart/decals/ truck kit (truck only: no '70 Mustang FC included just like the 1st edition). Hope to see (one day) the reissues of 1972 Pinto FC combo & later Mustang II combo :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  

 

Great work Round2 :D



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:17 AM

l hope we keep seeing trucks released by Round2. They have suprised me with what they have done in the last couple years....



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:52 AM

Now, If we can just get a Dodge cab / body to fit the chassis  and bed I would be in heaven



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:23 PM

I'd really like to get one of those kits, but I'm afraid that if I did it would just go on the "pile" with ALL the other kits I have that I hope to build "someday."



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:25 AM

How hard whould it be to put this on the frame and mash them together?http://www.motorcity....com/63N600.htm



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 07:27 PM

Anyone know what model year this Ford truck is?

I must admit that I'm not into trucks, so I have no idea.

I still have this model that I built as a kid back in the 70s. It's in rough shape (but then again, so am I after all these years!). Really glad to see it reissued. I'm going to have to try to scrape up enough cash to buy one...

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:05 AM

The basic model is an early 1970s (like a 1973 or so), but with a different engine & a few cosmetic changes (square headlights, different grill) it can be made into just about any LN8000 through the 1990s.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:43 AM

they had the pulling funnycar set too



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:17 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?

 

 

A few years ago I walked into the local CAT dealer and asked them for some paint, you can buy it in various quantities and I bought a single pressure pack for around $13.



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:41 AM



How hard whould it be to put this on the frame and mash them together?http://www.motorcity....com/63N600.htm

 

 

Or another good choice would be :

Resin-Ford-cab_zpse6147b00.jpg

 

 

Also from Missing link



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:02 PM

I am not a truck guy but this is calling to me that it needs to be in my collection

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:01 PM

I am sure glad they re-released the Ford Hauler again.  I am currently building a rendition of the Sox And Martin hauler with both 65  altered wheelbase Plymouths. Several years ago, I built the Hauler with a C600 cab with a sleeper and 2- 69 Ford Mustangs.  The new release looks to be the same as the original.  Steve Prideaux

 

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:42 PM

I want one

I built the Petty set Way back when !!!

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 10:35 AM

I want one

I built the Petty set Way back when !!!

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Nice job on the patina, looks like it's on the way back from one of the local tracks.  (lol)



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:27 PM

That is actually 20+ years of dust build up in it from sitting on the shelf Untouched all those years

 

Meant to give her a Good cleaning & polishing Before taking pic's!!!

 

Take a look at the Dart behind the truck

Dust is Very visable in that!!



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:02 AM

Nice builds, Daniel! Interesting subject, thinking of buying one from my LHS. How´s the quality of this kit?



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 03:22 PM

been so long since I built it!!!

I don't remember having any problems.

I did cut all the doors out and hinged them

Plus added the steering.

 

I do want to get the re-issue.

I have a couple ideas for one!!



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:38 AM

Any one have bad warped frame and ramp deck my fram was pretty bad

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 11:07 AM

My frame was a slight bit warped, but nothing some careful assembly wouldn't pull back straight.  The bed seemed pretty close to flat.  I think it was more of a packaging issue than a molding issue with my kit.

 

I see I am not the first person to think of matching up the ramp body with the C-series cab.  I found a couple of old photos of C-Series ramp trucks in real scale, so I know the idea is not too far out.  I bet it would be able to be adapted to Lindberg's Dodge Tilt cab too.  I was also thinking about the possibility of mating it up with the Modelhaus Chevy medium duty truck.  ('64 or '65?)  Lots of ways to build this one.  I may have to buy an extra one for the stash!  (And I can always find a use for a leftover Louisville cab and chassis too)