Even then, it wasn't designed strongly enough to make for a structure that would last for years under moderate to heavy use. That led to the adoption of the '57-'60 style bed as a stop-gap until they came up with the properly matching styleside bed for '64. Interesting article on that here...http://www.fordification.info/tech/wrongbed.htm
This afternoon I took a few rough measurements from my 1:1 truck and attempted to attach them to a picture I found. I'm hoping this will be a help to those interested in attempting to correct some of the roof/window shape issues on these scale truck cabs.
Correcting the window opening will involve removing the rain gutter and adding material to the back of the opening, rescribing the door opening line and adding new rain gutter. The horizontal line at the top of the C pillar measures 9" from rear to door opening. More improvement suggestions will follow...
You are correct, sir. For some reason I was reading twin I beam into your note; time for an eye check bingo Even though the box fit all '64-'66 trucks, the wheelbase in '64 was 128" with the front single beam axle and for '65-'66 the w/b was 129" with the new twin I beams.
The I-beam was, in fact, not introduced til '65 That is understood, Dave, but the 'end users' that will be contemplating the purchase of one or more of these items when they hit the market want to be reassured that concerns they have regarding shape and proportion issues seen in the mock-ups will be addressed. You've mentioned the cab and the stake pocket now, which is good, but we won't know unless the questions get asked and answered. As in, for instance, this pic showing what appears to be a slight imbalance of proportion in the box side; is it being reviewed as well?... perhaps a dumb question ... Issues setting an unfortunate precedent in a previous subject release had me wound up. some actual measuring on my own truck and comparing proportions shows it to be fairly close.
Regarding the flareside box; a little closer research will reveal that no '53-'72 short flareside box ever had the middle stake pocket that shows up on that prototype in the picture. Fwiw, '64 was actually the year that the styleside box in the newer configuration was introduced to replace the '57-'60 boxes used on non-unibody '61-'63 trucks.
You were only out by ten numbers on your plate, Tim When I decided to restore a couple of threads I had a lot of time into, I just downloaded relevant pics individually from peebucket and reused them. Took a while but better than nothing A quick trip to the stash; what I could still get through chryco parts in '86...