I got one! The AMT Ford LN-8000 Race Car Hauler!
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.
Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:20 AM
Another great reisssue 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
Great work Round2
Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:59 AM
Hope to see (one day) the reissues of 1972 Pinto FC combo & later Mustang II combo
Not sure we'll ever see those types of combo kits again from Round2, but AMT sure got their money's worth when the tooled up this (and least the base) kit:
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....
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
Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:52 PM
.Hope to see (one day) the reissues of 1972 Pinto FC combo
I see what Round2 did there...
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."
Posted 02 November 2013 - 07:27 PM
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...
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.
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.
Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:02 PM
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
Posted 16 December 2013 - 10:35 AM
Nice job on the patina, looks like it's on the way back from one of the local tracks. (lol)
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!!
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?