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  1. 1950 Ford F-8 Big Job

    Beautiful job on the interior! Old school tacho graph. love it.
  2. Ford dump truck

    Looks super realistic, excellent choices on tires, dually wheels, wheelbase length and using the BCS trading contractor dump bed ( something we expected AMT to offer us), ha!
  3. Hubcap reference photos! 1965 F 100 used carryover 1961 thru 1964 "bottle cap" style hubcaps. Came painted argent silver or white with red letters. or shiny stainless steel with black letters. 1966 F 100 used the new outer bump style wheels with "Galaxie" style hubcaps. Came argent silver with red trim or stainless with black trim.
  4. Model Truck Contest Leaflet - 1977

    We must be in the same age bracket! Interest in trucking really hit mainstream American culture in the mid 70's, and AMT was right in the middle of it introducing great kit after great kit. Then the 70's were over, new AMT large truck kits died off, graduated from high school and I left modeling for about 30 years, til the internet and more free time re invigorated my interest in the hobby.
  5. Kenworth conventional experts

    Thanks for all the knowledgeable replies. And from the photo, impossible to distinguish if its a narrow or wide nose. Something to consider with the old, but now re issued, Watkins Kenworth.
  6. Kenworth conventional experts

    Looked at an older Kenworth brochure ( printed 7-70 ) and noticed the long hood version. It is different, straight cut down compared to newer hoods with the cut out air intake tube. Is it simply called a long hood for that year or is it a different model number. Anyone ever try to build this type of hood?
  7. 37 Chevrolet Road Tractor

    Another incredible build. Looks like were looking at a real 1:1 survivor. I assume a period trailer is in the works?
  8. Great info mk11, we all probably already have one of these amt frankensteins.
  9. GMC's Tower of Power

    Wow! I would have loved to attend the New York World's Fair, just to check out this exhibit! I see special order white frames and chromed wheels. I'll take the blue 6500
  10. 1950 Ford F-8 Big Job

    Another very interesting build, I'm sure it was a common practice back then for owners to kit these trucks from various sources, IMO, old trucks are the future of modeling.. I like the weight range of the F 8 or later 1950's F 800's, make great dumps, tows or tractors. I hope we see the '48-'50 heavy duty conversion back as an available item and hopefully we get a never done before '53-'56 F 800 conversion as well. I definitely write a check for good quality resin heavy duty conversions to these once popular vehicles.
  11. Kit is available. Here is another shot of what is involved on the F 250 conversion, the rear end requires a Dana 60 which is available in aftermarket.
  12. Nice build. I've always liked the heavy duty frame and rear wheels on these kits. IMO, the best rear Budds ever made by big plastic. The fronts have a nice offset, but the design of the hand hole is a bit odd, too triangular of a shape, it should have matched the design of the rear with smaller football shapes.
  13. Crew Cabs were special order trucks in the '67-'72 era, 6 1/2 ft beds were used on F 250, 8' beds were used on F 350, there were no F 100 crew cabs manufactured by Ford.
  14. Wish they would have kept the large camper special mirrors and rear step bumper ( only in star truk ? ) they would have come in handy for Moebius '69-'72's.
  15. 1/25 AMT NYPD Chevy Police Van

    Good point. I guess it depends on what year the build is. If it has a blue bowtie on grill and hubcaps it would be a '72 with old style round heavy duty Eaton differential, if the build is a '73+, the grill bowtie and hubcap bowtie is gold with the GM corporate style axle. Check out this rare open road version, much more details to pin point year to '71 or '72 model year van.(not mine).https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMT-Chevy-Van-Open-Road-Mini-Motor-Home-Stock-Chevrolet-Camper-or-Custom-Van/323413916267?hash=item4b4cf8ba6b:g:-zYAAOSwEDtbgXgZ