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  1. The ertl peterbilt 359 with the metal frame has this suspension.
  2. Certainly not the original AMT artist LOL. I built the original issue of that kit and many since it's a pretty well done kit. It has an unusual early (alpine green not silver) non turbo 8v92 and the rare Astro air suspension.
  3. The chrome strips on the top edges of the hood are missing too. And where's that right horn going?
  4. Actually those handles on the real truck are square as all GMC's of that time. Warping was mostly the hood on reissues from the Ertl/AMT years not the original AMT releases.
  5. All these things would be great but like I say there is just not enough of us for it to be financially feasable for a mass produced kit. As far as the Moebius Ford f series being successful they appeal to a much broader market than large commercial trucks do. So are best bet is still resin and 3d from the small cottage companies.
  6. Sadly model building in general is not a popular hobby with the younger generations like it was when AMT and Ertl were cranking new kits like clockwork. Unfortunately there just isn't enough interest in it anymore for a return on investment that model companies would have to make. So the odds of new kits aren't very good. All the traditional hobbies like model building, model trains,rc aircraft slot cars etc are now playing to a limited audience these days. Brick and mortar LHS'S are dropping like flies everywhere not just because of internet competition but because of lack of interest in traditional hobbies. My LHS is closing tomorrow forever after 58 years and 2 generations so we have to be thankful for Round 2 and cottage business like resin and 3 d printing because in these changing times that's all we got. All the suggestions for new kits are great but not likely to happen. Thanks to Moebius for an effort to produce new kits but that was a limited success.
  7. Good pics but most of them were not nh 250's. Most were big cams etc.
  8. lapazleo


    I don't get the fascination with this thing. I appreciate the work involved but it's just flat ugly.
  9. No problem luberfiners were pretty much the norm till the mid 80s or so in the US.
  10. Actually the general and bison didn't come out till 1977 and AMT's kits were released in 1978. Outside of the original release they tend to have warpage issues. Round 2 most likely addressed this. The kit is nice overall and has a nice non turbo early 8v92 (365 hp). Now if we can just get the Coke edition of the starship Enterprise.
  11. As I recall the k 123 kit has a luberfiner under the battery box that would be the oil filter. The nta came in 370,400 and 420 versions maybe searching for the other versions would yield some results.
  12. Correct it was also the air ride option on the Dodge big horn although the only one built with it was the prototype big horn. Witch by the way is being restored from the ground up by a big horn collector in Georgia. It's the one seen Overdrive magazine ads.
  13. Similar yes but if I remember right the GMC general's quarters was built by McLauflin mfg but I can't remember for sure. Notice no air ride back then.
  14. 48" to 63" day cab 84" to 90" single 104" to 112" double there were also some 72" to 78" 3/4 sleepers used by big carriers to maximize cargo area within length limits. Length varied by brand and year.
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