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  1. Looks like a '59 was offered in resin a while back...
  2. The amt '78 bronco has a 351M, which is very similar in appearance; same valve covers etc.
  3. The amt '40 Fords used to have a wide low profile front tire. Not sure if it's in recent releases.
  4. Those things are hilarious... the small window mags looked okay on the drag coupes and gassers but I wonder who thought those large ones were a good idea. They come in the GMC stepside and the AMT F350 tuff truk dually and maybe others too IIRC. ... and a google image search for '4 slot mag' showed mostly 5 slot mags unless you were dealing with off-shore 4 bolt subject matter.
  5. Seldom seen variants are the Ford salesman award trucks. This came plated in 'gold' and 'silver', mounted in kind of a shadow box and seem to have been awarded from '61 - '66 with mainly the date on the bumpers changing from '63 to about '66. As Tom noted, AMT abandoned the Ford light truck market after '63 so they kept using the unibody for these. They tend to draw fair coin as well.
  6. Glad you brought this out again. I've saving parts for a similar project and just scored a '55 diecast to glean from. Love the color scheme; reminds me of an old '56 Meteor 4dr seen lurking behind a gas station many years ago in the same livery
  7. Great to see one of those built so cleanly with attention to subtle details. Nice work, Roger.
  8. mk11

    Rare promos

    Comments in the thread that Chris started about the Valiants reminded me of a long-ago magazine article about a '66 Mustang promo. Seems Ford was considering a tail light design change for the '66 but changed it's mind just before production. This subject dovetails nicely with some of Tim Boyds' observations about mpc and amt late sixties/early seventies Ford and Chryco models being supplied with drivetrains and other details cancelled prior to 1:1 introduction. Wonder if any more of these actually turned up....
  9. Just sold for $380 US on the big auction site... https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-Promo-1963-AMT-Ford-F100-Custom-Cab-Truck-Dealer-Promo-Model-Truck-/223584753801?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true
  10. There are still a few stockish looking ones lurking here and this old street freak surfaced a couple of years ago
  11. Aside from some slight differences, Mark, the basic amt proportions are fairly equal... I believe it's plain that AMT captured the lower fender width and the rear down-slope of the fender accent more accurately; the curve seems to flatten a bit. As well, the lower line at the front of the fender on the new kit is placed about two inches low; which along with the accent's curve, contributes to a heavy, pudgy looking front clip. The upper fender length at the top of the grill appears correct on the new one, a little longer than the amt. I will amend my comments on the grill being too tall as it is closer than I thought at first look. I'll admit to feeling that old maxim 'once bitten, twice shy' when it came to my first look at this kit. From the nadir of scale fidelity and proportion accomplished in aspects of the former series, there has been a remarkable improvement that shows well in this model. One other note about the rear window; measurement shows a 1:1 width of 50" outside the rubber and the kit window is scaled at 53". The line on the door of the new cab indicates a flirtation with the thought of transplanting the front clip/windshield frame from an old amt cab as I just like the shape a little better... haven't made up my mind yet which way I'll commence work on this
  12. IIRC, the lower boxside measurements I took were approx 21" front and rear. Kind of an unfortunate faux-pas on the modelhaus shortbox... someone forgot to section the rear half
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