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


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#41 Edsel-Dan

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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)



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:39 PM

Im thinkin of gettin one to turn into a tandem axle tractor

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:59 AM

I got one of these today, looks like a cool subject. After some eyeball engineering I'm thinking of running a S2 Kenworth cab and bonnet instead of the Ford if I can get it to fit. :rolleyes:



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:36 PM

I got one of these today, looks like a cool subject. After some eyeball engineering I'm thinking of running a S2 Kenworth cab and bonnet instead of the Ford if I can get it to fit. :rolleyes:


That's a cool idea.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:29 PM

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

I've already done it with a L700 I have 3 of these Transporter kits

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:08 PM

Bought two of these, this week.....Hobby Lobby has started carrying them.....I'm hoping to have quite a few of these, pretty soon.....Never built one of these.....Gonna have to build at least one.....Can''t wait....



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 05:56 AM

Jt they're really straight forward pieces just the frame is jacked up The first one wasn't real bad but the second on I had to put heat to it was really screwed The third I haven't opened yet it will get a resin Dodge LS1000 cab

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 04:44 PM

Have wanted one of these for years. Always like first release best. The version they finely now have reissued. I never care for the different combination kits, were you got some type of car, and different graphics. So the present release makes me one happy camper.

My plan is to build it just like it's shown on the box. White with blue stripes. And the Ford logos. The plans are then to display it with AMT's Allison Thunderland funny car. Painted in a nice pearl white. I'm not the biggest Ford fan in the world, nor a big funny car fan. But, I love Thunderbirds. So combination seems right to me. No Pintos, Mustangs or Darts for me. Though all are cool in their own right. In fact I've built several "stock" Mustangs and one or two "stock" Pintos and Darts over the years. But I need a race car for this truck. And I wanted something different. Not a car that AMT or anybody else wants to combine with this truck. I especially did not want the last release, the "Tennessee Thunder" combination.

By the way, so far I'm not finding any problem with my kit. No warpage to the frame or any other parts so far. The frame went together with no problems what so ever. I hope the rest of the kit goes together as well.

Thanks to Round 2 for reissuing a another great old kit. I could not afford this kit the first time around. Nor several other cool kits at the time. So I like that Round 2 is giving me second chance at getting many of these great old kits.

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