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  1. mk11 added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Accurate Ford parts
    Has anyone else ever wondered why it seems companies will 'reinvent the wheel', so to speak, with new kits coming to market with parts that could have been taken from previous similarly equipped offerings? What led to this question was a survey of the contents of Revell's new '29 model A. There was tooled for this kit another Ford 9" differential, actually one of the best ones done yet. They also, however, have five other toolings of this subject ...

    There were basically two styles of rib designs applied from this axle's genesis in '57 to it's end of use in the mid '80s. Got motivated to go dig through the pile to see what other variations existed in scale. Along the rail in the pic from L-R are examples from the new '29, the GTO Mustangs, the nascar T-bird, the new '57 Fords and the '64 T-bolt. The complete diff above these is from the '70 Torino. Diffs on the right hand side, from front to back, are the '67 AMT Mustang 8", Polar Lights Talladega 9" and the AMT Comet/Fairlane 9". The no-effort-wasted-on-style one up at the top from the AMT '78 Bronco is similar to what is found under various other Ford models. Wonder if I'm the only one finding it faintly ironic that the part tooled for the '57, where this design all began, is among the less accurate versions  
    Here's a couple of pics of the real McCoy...

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  2. mk11 added a post in a topic Period-correct Bias Ply Tires for the new Moebius Fords   

    Those 15s look great! Here's a pic of a 7.50-16 traction tire that would be perfect for vintage 4x4s...

    or even a rough radial equivalent like these...

    the basic 7.50-16 tire could be a similar sidewall and treadface as your 15s, Joseph. 
    found a handy tire size chart, too

  3. mk11 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    That's the only worthy shot I've seen so far
  4. mk11 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Here's a pic of this mean mudder kit from a current auction...

  5. mk11 added a post in a topic A '69 Blazer and a '70 Jimmy   

    Great work, Chris!
  6. mk11 added a post in a topic Looking for some 1/25 rims   

    They are on the way...
  7. mk11 added a topic in Wanted!   

    Perrys resin '64 comet or falcon wagon
    Anyone hoarding one of these wagons or perhaps a sedan delivery?... 
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  8. mk11 added a post in a topic Looking for some 1/25 rims   

    Well, for the sheer heck of it I dumped out a drawer I've been adding and taking away from for over thirty years now and danged if something didn't fall out

    If you need something closer, I don't think I can help you
    that's all I have and no, I have no clue of their provenance either...
  9. mk11 added a post in a topic Anyone bought the newest AMT Studie release?   

    Here's what came with the earlier re-issue mpc '69 mustangs...

    hard to beat 4 nice minilites on a fifty cent garage sale find 
  10. mk11 added a post in a topic Moebius 67-72 Ford Pick-up news   

    The parts already exist, so it won't cost them anything anyways. All the various permutations of this tooling were planned ahead of time. Anyways, I'm not in marketing
    Just very interested in the process...
  11. mk11 added a post in a topic Moebius 67-72 Ford Pick-up news   

    maybe I'm mounting on the off side here, but with '69, '71 and '70 2wds already on the market wouldn't it seem they might sell more with the 4wd chassis vs just another 2wd re-issue with a grill and decal update?    
  12. mk11 added a post in a topic Are NASCAR kits falling out of favor?   

    The new kits coming out may rekindle some interest. Too late for me; I lost interest with the advent of the cot and 'yotas...
    ..and I'll stick with '60s/70s era projects and a phantom Ford racetruck I've got in mind
  13. mk11 added a post in a topic 69 F-350 wrecker   

    Easiest source for the big dana would be any of amt's 70's F350 series, ie-super stones 4x4. If you don't have one, I can send you one...   
  14. mk11 added a post in a topic 1971 Ford Ranger XLT   

    that's a real gem; super paintwork!
  15. mk11 added a post in a topic will trade BRE 510 Datsun for revell '29 model A ...