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mk11

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  • Birthday 11/12/1963

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  • Location alberta
  • Full Name mike mackie

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  1. mk11 added a post in a topic New kit tool to break cover at this Sunday's NNL Motor City?   

    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
     
    mike
  2. mk11 added a post in a topic Anyone have the motor for this?   

    I've got a spare if you haven't found one yet...
     
    mike
  3. mk11 added a post in a topic Moebius F-100 issues   

    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...
     
    mike
  4. mk11 added a post in a topic New kit tool to break cover at this Sunday's NNL Motor City?   

    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.
     
    mike
     
  5. mk11 added a post in a topic New kit tool to break cover at this Sunday's NNL Motor City?   

    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.

  6. mk11 added a post in a topic Ford Flareside comparo...   

    Looks like moebius is joining the party with their own shortbox. The early mockup, however, shows a middle stake pocket that never existed on the 6' box.
    mike

  7. mk11 added a post in a topic New kit tool to break cover at this Sunday's NNL Motor City?   

    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. 
     
    mike
     


  8. mk11 added a post in a topic New kit tool to break cover at this Sunday's NNL Motor City?   

    Good start but I'll second that...
    ... maybe using the chevy ll wipers on the truck would be a start ...

     

  9. mk11 added a post in a topic Round 2's MPC 1974 Plymouth Road Runner   

    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...  

    mike
     
  10. mk11 added a post in a topic Revell's "new" Jeep & Snowmachine kit   

    ...and possibly make some money for the enterprising resin caster that can come up with a passable gladiator grill

    mike
  11. mk11 added a post in a topic Photobucket and grandfathered in PAID accounts...   

    It is too bad they didn't scale charges by usage instead of making the big money grab
     
    mike
     
  12. mk11 added a post in a topic Mustang GT - Stellar Blue   

    Nicest one I've seen yet !
     
    mike
  13. mk11 added a post in a topic 1992 Ford Flareside Gulf tribute   

    Great stance, Anthony
    'bout time somebody did something with one of these trucks
     
    mike
  14. mk11 added a post in a topic Revell's "new" Jeep & Snowmachine kit   

    pic of original sled...

    https://www.revell.com/model-kits/trucks/85-7224.html#.WfvkOeRe7IU
     
    mike
  15. mk11 added a post in a topic '68 GTO dash   

    Thanks Casey...
    If one surfaces, I don't even mind trading an unbuilt kit for it
     
    mike