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


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#41 checkmate

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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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Posted 20 December 2014 - 08:34 AM

I finally picked one up, and took some pics of the contents: http://modelkitrevie...000-race-hauler

 

There's a lot of plastic in the bed parts alone, and there's plenty of kit bashing material, especially the bed sides/compartment door pieces and the diamond plate ramp bed. Kudos to Round2 for reissuing this kit.  :)

 

FWIW, the frame rails in my kit were mostly straight. There was some very slight waviness in one rail, but very minor. Not much flash and nothing warped, either. The chrome plating is flawless, too, but those rear hub pieces are soooooo tight to the sprue runners, they're nearly impossible to remove without damaging the chrome plating.

 

My only other gripe? Excessive use of exclamation points on the side-of-box description.  Six sentences in a row ending in exclamation points?!?  :rolleyes:  I guess the folks at AMT were really excited about this kit back in the day.  :lol:

 

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 08:52 AM

I just bought one of these recently at HL. I still have an original (built) that came with the Budweiser Mustang F/C. The F/C is long gone of course. The hauler is in pieces. But, mostly complete. One thing I've never cared for concerning the bed is dip in the treads where the front wheels of a model is supposed to rest. I can't recall ever seeing that on a real car hauler. Right or wrong, I'm going to fill that area in level with the rest. I'm also thinking about making the doors on the bed functional and adding the boxes behind them.



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 08:36 PM

I just bought one of these recently at HL. I still have an original (built) that came with the Budweiser Mustang F/C. The F/C is long gone of course. The hauler is in pieces. But, mostly complete. One thing I've never cared for concerning the bed is dip in the treads where the front wheels of a model is supposed to rest. I can't recall ever seeing that on a real car hauler. Right or wrong, I'm going to fill that area in level with the rest. I'm also thinking about making the doors on the bed functional and adding the boxes behind them.


I didn't like those two front dips in the ramps either so I fixed it! I also made it to where the two loading ramps will slide up under the deck for storage. I still need to build the box to form the loading ramp storage " troft" and then I will be completing the back portion of all the storage boxes. Not sure if I'm going to make the storage doors open yet or not? I also rotated the last two cross members of the chassis to clear the loading ramp troft. Yea, it might not be totally accurate but hey, it works! LOLAttached File  image.jpg   112.66KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   120.03KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   114.16KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   104.09KB   0 downloads

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 02:51 AM

 

 

Or another good choice would be :

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Also from Missing link

Now that is....COOL...!



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 03:30 PM

Is the Cat engine in this kit a 3208?



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 03:42 PM

Actually, it's a Caterpillar 1160 or Ford V200.

Edited by Jim B, 11 February 2015 - 03:43 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 03:48 PM

Thanks Jim. I'll google it and get some photos to build by.

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 04:56 PM

This might help some: http://public.fotki....sept_1991_cate/

 

Here is a pic from a 1973 Ford L-Series brochure:

http://public.fotki....line-73-08.html

 

That's a 3208 under the hood of a LN8000.

 

What would be nice is if you could do the red & yellow labels for the valve covers (this is from a 1973 C-Series brochure):

http://public.fotki....2/page_07a.html



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 04:56 PM

I have an issue of Toy Trucker and Contractor from several years ago that has a review of one of the variations of this kit (the snowplow, IIRC). I'm pretty sure the article said the engine is a Ford V200.



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 04:58 PM

Doesn't surprise me.  The Ford V200 & V225 were built by Caterpillar for Ford.  They were essentially blue Caterpillar 3208.

 

If you want to be really correct, the 3208 was not offered by Ford from the factory in the LNT8000.  The 3208 was only offered in the LN8000.  The LNT8000 had the 3208T.


Edited by Jim B, 11 February 2015 - 05:01 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 02:47 AM

I reread the box, the instructions and all I can see is a reference ta it being Cat powered. However, the fine print a.k.a painting instructions says blue or yellow, so either is feasible.

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 03:39 AM

In the 1970s it would have been Ford Blue, by the 1980s Caterpillar Yellow.