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G,day , was looking in the latest australian model magazine and they say that AMT is releasing the malone drag ramp truck ? Even showed the photo from an old catalouge  Any one else hear of this ???????

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Oh, yeah....That would be flat out Awesome......Just to have a chance to grab a few of those to put in the stash at a reasonable price would be just, too Awesome.....

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Being an AMT maybe we'd see this one at Hobby Lobby. Hmmm...how many 40%-off coupons can I use in one day? :lol:

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I have read some things between the lines pointing in this direction on Ken Harris "Tyrone Malone And The Bandag Diesel Racing Team" facebook site a while ago so it could for sure be true.
Even tho' I have the original releases of the Tyrone Malone trucks, two Super Boss race trucks (one Thermo King version from 1978-80 and one Bandag version from 1981-82) , two  Papa Truck transporters (from 1981-82), two Bandag Bandit race trucks (from 1981-82) and two Hideout Truck transporters (from 1981-82)...it would be great to have them back and I will probably get at least one more each when and if they come out.

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Wanna see pure heartbreak!? I just bought this Super Boss with painted body, off EBay. Seller packed it with no "cushion" space around it and this is the end result. Really a shame as it was painted and decaled very, very well! 

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Geez mate , theres more morons selling latley that have no idea on how to pack stuff they sending in the post .

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Ben: That's a shame, it looks to be a nice paint and decal job, well you might be able to find another rear body somewhere as I have seen some on ebay from time to time (it's the same for both the Super Boss and the Bandag Bandit except for the rear panel), but the decals are harder as no replacement decals has been done for the later Bandag version, the ones I have found are for the earlier Thermo King version (Modeltruckin' and Gooche has them).

Cary: Yes, if it's the ramp truck it's either the Papa Truck or the Hideout Truck K100 Aerodyne transporters, it seems a bit strange that they are going to do one of the transporters first and not the race trucks.

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WHICH MODEL KW WERE THE RACE TRUCKS? COULD THE 1/16 KW BE USED FOR ONE OF THEM?

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WHICH MODEL KW WERE THE RACE TRUCKS? COULD THE 1/16 KW BE USED FOR ONE OF THEM?

They were based on W9's but they were very customized. You would be in for a lot of work to try to turn stock a KW cab/hood into the race truck, but it certainly could be done.

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They were based on W9's but they were very customized. You would be in for a lot of work to try to turn stock a KW cab/hood into the race truck, but it certainly could be done.

IS THE GRILL DIFFERENT AS WELL?

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The grill is probably stock. 

OK, BUT COULD IT BE DIFFERENT BECAUSE OF THE YEAR? I'M NOT SURE WHAT YEAR THE 1/16 KIT IS 

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Ben: That's a shame, it looks to be a nice paint and decal job, well you might be able to find another rear body somewhere as I have seen some on ebay from time to time (it's the same for both the Super Boss and the Bandag Bandit except for the rear panel), but the decals are harder as no replacement decals has been done for the later Bandag version, the ones I have found are for the earlier Thermo King version (Modeltruckin' and Gooche has them).

Cary: Yes, if it's the ramp truck it's either the Papa Truck or the Hideout Truck K100 Aerodyne transporters, it seems a bit strange that they are going to do one of the transporters first and not the race trucks.

Wonderful. Hope it happens. Thanks.

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The Super Boss is currently on the operating table. All the body panels have been repaired, the first coat of putty and Tamiya scratch fill primer have been applied and sanded. Still needs a couple more coats of the Tamiya scratch fill primer before I can shoot some spray primer over the area and wet sand to check my bodywork. If that all looks good my only roadblock will be matching all four colors properly. I think I can save her though.

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Nice repair This is one rig I still want to find along with the K 100 ramp truck . Your doing a great job saving it

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Looks good so far Ben .......... Nice save! As far as these trucks coming out by round2 I think it will be a long shot ! But never say never

seen what is on Facebook looks like a teaser just to stir the pot with amt modellers .

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Yeah, those repairs are looking pretty good.....Very nice.....This is pert near a new thread......That is smooth....Good job....

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Nice save Ben.

Tom: Both race trucks were built from W 900 Glider Kits.
The Super Boss race truck is a 1974 KW W900, the hood and grille is mostly stock above the bumper but instead of a bumper it has an airfoil/spoiler, it has a wing on top and winglets on the sides above the fenders and a scoop on top.
The Bandag Bandit race truck is a 1978 KW 900, the grille is stock but it had square headlights that looks to be from a 1977 Buick Regal, the same type spoiler instead of a bumper as the Super Boss and scoops on top and on the sides.
It looks like the cab has been changed to a much earlier cab sometime on the Bandit because on the earlier pictures it has the low mounted paddle latch type door handles that came in 1972 and a white, blue and yellow interior and on later pictures it has the older high mounted door handles and a black interior
Both trucks had the same style rear body except for the rear panel/tail lights and a large rear wing.
The most challenging would be to replicate the small front wheels if you want to do a correct model in 1:16

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