Would like to find a decent 65 Grand Prix grill as well as an original amt 69 fb body(not the underscale mpc/amt version) or the missing link resin copy. And maybe a 64/65 Comet hood with the air intakes at the front... and perchance a decent flat hood for the mpc 71 roadrunner...
Have any of you guys picked one up yet? I'm wondering if mine is an exception or part of a bad batch. Badly warped body and chrome tree very rough on one side making the front wheels unusable without stripping/replating/acladding. Ejector pin marks on the outer rim don't help either and judging by the box art, that may be endemic to this as the box art model has the rim painted black.
Thought a comparison of the majority of Ford Flareside kits was timely with two majorly looked forward to Ford pickup models coming on-stream in the near future. Didn't realize I had them all until recent forays into the stash.
Most of the gang showed up: '80 monogram krusher sans square fenders, '80 revell night rider, '53 mpc flip-nose, '53 amt and the '56 revell pickup box. Have to look again for the monogram '55 box.
Fenders are (l-r): mpc '53, amt '53, monogram '55 and revell '56. MPC and AMT fenders are within a hair of being identical.
The '53 mpc and amt boxes are identical in size to each other and to the revell '56 box aside from from minor engraving differences and the clearance bumps for the mpc slicks. Any of these 1/25 boxes will be perfect for the new moebius bumpside. This series and size of box ended with '72 production. No 1:1 short flareside was offered from '73 to '75.
The revell and monogram '80-'86 1/24 boxes are identical in size. Note that these are exactly the same box used on the '77-'79 pickups except they had the old B7A rounded fenders instead of the square fenders introduced in '80. The '76 box was a one year wonder with taller flared sides but the same measurements otherwise; created from cutting down lengthwise an 8' flareside box. This was a wider design with both sides moved out two inches with the wheelhouse arch sticking out on the inside. This change was necessary because of the wider axle used in the '73-up trucks. The flared top on the '76 box was flattened for the '77-up trucks.