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  1. I really like the '73 4x4, it has a no nonsense look to it, a honest hardworking earner, not a show boat to impress the kids.
  2. I agree, and IMO, a larger oil pan also to get that car engine to look the part.
  3. Looks great! Really wished it came out in kit form back when the movie came out!
  4. The big news is that it is a completely new body, something we have not seen in a very long time. Some of the less skilled builders, including myself, could never recreate a super realistic truck body. Prices are inline for what it would cost to purchase a donor kit and resin body if it existed. Hopefully it sells well, so new, never done before bodies may come along in the future. We could use a new wrecker body, grain body, tanker body or beverage bottlers body on the C 900 or Louisville cab too!
  5. Or kit bashing to a D 700, when Repstock makes his available to us.
  6. IMO, I wouldn't hesitate kit bashing the Dodge on the Ford Garwood Chassis. The same axles used on Fords were available on Dodges as well. A 413 ugrade would be nice also. Catalog also shows a 6 cyl. Perkins Diesel was available too.
  7. Outstanding work! IMO, can't get any better! I like the subtle changes to the chassis with manual trans and single exhaust too!
  8. Lets face it, were in an inflationary period, prices are on the rise everywhere. 70 bucks with free shipping will probably be a deal come December '21, may be more price increases coming in '22 and beyond.
  9. The long 1 ton ladder frame will make the MPC racers wedge frame look ridiculous. As for kit bashing with other cabs, need to swap in the appropriate front suspension as well, pre '67 Ford and pre '72 Dodge 1 tons used straight I beam front axles
  10. It may be $15 bucks more considering the cost of this kit. The Budds will be worth it if they look like the correct offset wheels in 1st photo, the second photo shows the flat Budds we got with the ALF pumper. The guys who were waiting for this refuse kit back in July of 1978, will definately purchase it. If its a slow seller for others ( due to price ), it will become a rare and collectable kit in the future.
  11. I completely forgot about that, was focusing on the front view and side view, and not the 3/4 view. I'll consider that change also, but may be beyond my skill level.
  12. Modifying the AMT kit to resemble a older version. Will have the lower cab, older foot strap instead of foot box, re arched fenders and older WF grill emblem as in photo. Going for a fleet truck, probably CME, California Motor Express
  13. You got this one sitting pretty! Like the way the front wheels sit correctly inside the fenders, not outside the fenders.
  14. Like the paint choices on this one, yellow shocks, black air bags and white Detroit. IMO, the custom single stack looks much better than the kits cluttered dual stacks.
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