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leafsprings

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    tommy iknow
  1. 1/25 AMT Peterbilt Wrecker

    I prefer the look of the Goodyear tread over the Firestone tread, but the 10-20 tire is just too small. The 11-22 fills up the large Pete fender nicer.
  2. Rookie Resin

    Thanks Bill! Your already on the early style V6 emblems! Very impressive. By the way, your coming soon 55 Chevy pickup hubcaps will work on the 60-61 GMC pickup. Only difference is the Chevy bowtie is replaced with the GMC logo letters.
  3. Rookie Resin

    The 305 V6 was designed for high torque at low rpm. Block was very heavy duty. The exhaust pulses definitely had a unique sound. I believe you still need the 60-61 GMC hood and 60-61 GMC V6 emblems. One of my pet peeves is when detail is destroyed after a re paint. Original photo shows what the hubcaps ( white with dark blue trim) and v6 emblems ( white with red and dark blue trim ) looked like originally, these parts were repainted all white on the Steinbeck restoration.
  4. Rookie Resin

    Great products Bill! Thanks for your help in filling the void in this hobby!!
  5. 65 F100 4wd Conversion

    I believe you must be referring to the '66 F 100 4x4. Yes, the 70 F 100 4x4 would be and excellent choice. The Flareside box would be the only box available at this time. The '66 is practically the same truck as a '67-'72, but with different sheet metal. However, the '65 F 100 4x4 has practically nothing in common with the 70 F 100 4x4 and little in common with the '66 F 100 4x4. '66 top photo, '65 bottom photo.
  6. Has anyone ever back dated the C0 4070 to the original C0 4000 ?
  7. Your F 350 looks great Bill. I was thinking of the same conversion for quite some time. Your inlarged front fender openings look perfect. Will definitely purchase your wheels when they become available! The 1 ton frame would also be a great item if it also becomes available.
  8. Very realistic looking utility truck. Seen hundreds just like it. Many were indeed 3/4 tons and base models with white grills and bumpers! Later model wheel and tire swaps are common on this vintage of truck because many originally came with 2 piece rims which require tubes.
  9. Great job on removing the side moldings! What a difference! Was waiting for the longbed styleside, but may go for the Flareside, after seeing yours.
  10. IMO, your friend probably is referring to the styling. I think Ford, Dodge and GM hit the mark with their retro Mustang, Challenger and Camaro. We want retro styling with modern technology under the cab.
  11. If the body work needed on one of these H series is too much, there is the sibling of the H series , the N series, which is available and is super high quality . The N series also used the straight six Cummins and several other diesel engine offerings. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-N-950-1965-1-25-scale-resin-truck-cab-kit/223563303139?hash=item340d6948e3:g:apgAAOSwlmhbNmW~&frcectupt=true
  12. White Western Star

    Old thread, but, this one puts the "western" in white western star. Longer frames and disc rear wheels are always an improvement to box stock AMT kit.
  13. Assuming it is a '61 or '62, Ford installed the 180, 195 or 220. In '63 the new 855 cu. in. 250 was offered, the same engine used in the White Freightliner cabovers. Here is a shot of how the straight 6 was installed, at a slight angle for clearance.
  14. Moebius 66 Ford F100 Pickup preview

    I realize it was a cost cutting move to use one mold for everything, but I would be willing to pay more for the flareside or utility box versions without moldings.
  15. The suspense is killing me, lets see what that exhaust pipe is attached to!