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  1. They were slanted so they would fit under the hood,when they were laid over like that,they werent as high?.it was popular in some of the medium duty trucks,that normally didnt have the bigger motors. Harvey
  2. i used the rear wheels of the tyrone malone hauler on one,they look pretty good,the kit tires are hideous,i even used the front tires on the kit rims,looks good too. harvey
  3. As a rule the 5th wheel was set between the two rear wheels,or on a single axle it was directly over the wheels..That was how it was done back in the day. Harvey
  4. its unreal the kits Round 2 keeps releasing,i remember fighting for these on ebay a few years back,its really nice to have the selection without the crazy prices. Harvey
  5. Anyone know what truck it is,the later one or the early one with the small back window? I have a reissue,the red one on the box,its the later version,it even come with a sleeper. Harvey
  6. When you put the kit together,watch this area as it is tricky to get right,has to be the right height or the box wont come down or there will be a gap between the heat tube. Harvey
  7. Not sure but ithink it started out life a s a ford cabover,about a 69 vintage. harvey
  8. The bottom dump trailer looks like the trailer that is behind the IH transtar 2 on the box art?,but that was a ERTL kit so i dont think it was a possibility at that time?,would be neat to get the garbage truck body,have been hearing about it for years. Harvey
  9. If you put the part in where it is supposed to go,it doesnt look that bad?,AMT instructions were notorius for poor pictures.You need to be a mechanic to assemble them,just so you will have an idea as to what it is and where it goes.. Harvey
  10. another way to tell will be by the light blue plastic the 4270 kit was cast from,it is a very light blue,the engine assy is all blue,the tranny was black.I had this kit when they first came out in 73,it was the first ERTL kit i had. Harvey
  11. WOW,thought it was a real truck at first,simply amazing.Harvey
  12. chrysler was experimenting with turbines back then,around 64-65 they had a fleet of cars they gave to the public to test for them,didnt work too well,they didnt make it to production..it is a strange picture,looks to be in a warehouse or loading dock of some sort.Harveyb
  13. anyone know anything about this one,it is advertised on a local hobby shop website,says ford C-600 with the hostess dcals, truck is all wrong for a C-600 has tandem rear wheels and looks like a newer conventional truck.. http://www.greathobbies.com/productinfo/?prod_id=AMT1139
  14. I think the warlock kit had those spoke wheels,i had one about 40 years ago,it was black on the box,the wheels were a gold colored plastic? There used to be a lot of different dodge truck kits back then,all seemed to have the stepside box too?
  15. To me it seems like all the parts that are chrome on the AMT kits are parts that would have been made from aluminum?,I do agree there is way too much chrome,but i always hated to paint over it,anyone else feel the same. Harvey
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