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camaromaniak

Member Since 31 May 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 17 2014 03:13 PM
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In Topic: 359 i have been working on

23 May 2014 - 07:20 AM

thank you all for the comments. it was a fun build.  still not done but are they ever? 


In Topic: 359 i have been working on

22 May 2014 - 10:20 AM

i made stacks out of aluminium stock from hobbie store   as for side of trailer i used chrome rocker panel tap from auto parts store


In Topic: Grave Digger - Monster Jam time!

09 December 2013 - 11:45 AM

sweet build . and such an awesome story. thanks for sharing.. 


In Topic: 1979 ford

03 December 2013 - 08:26 AM

 

Actually, that kit and all of the AMT '70s Ford pickup kits (regardless of year) are F-350 "Camper Specials". That's why the rear end is seven inches farther to the rear than a normal long wheel base. That's the major complaint everyone has regarding this kit. Myself especially. It does have the wrong springs for the front.

this is very true. i just associate with the f-150 because of the front coil springs. i have no idea why they picked the f-350  with its set back rear end to do a model of. i think this was the least desired truck in the f series back then. i could be wrong . but you don't see many of them around  and i have had several my self. 


In Topic: 1979 ford

01 December 2013 - 10:52 AM

I'm confused Kevin. The grille you probably have has the "Singular " Rectangle headlamps , standard on ALL 1979 Ford trucks regardless of the series . The same grille  was used on the Ford's in 1978 also . Now , the difference really comes into play where only the "Ford Custom " series was concerned in 1978. This series was a line devoid of chrome trim anywhere on the truck . These trucks used the Round singular lamps . I own a 78 Ford Custom and I have Shop manuals for most ford trucks going back to 1949 ......................

what would you be confussed about? 1978 had round head lamps . 79 had rectangle. now in late 76 on the f-250 they went from an divorce transfer case to a married one.the kit i am building originally came as a half ton with coil spring.now one thing i am uncertain about was i think all half tons were a married case. as for trim levels custom trim was a small single chrome strip down side of truck between marker lights, ranger trim was a bold chrome strip with a black rubber strip in the chrome. now xlt trim level had all the chrome trim upper ,lower and full tailgate. plus up graded interior trim