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Moebius Ford pickups....need a stepside bed

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Would like to take one of the Moebius Ford Pickups and put a stepside bed on it.  I know the pre-'67 Fords used the '56 Ford-type stepside bed.  Which kit, or is there a kit that has the correct post-'67 stepside bed?       Thank You

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Ford used the essentially the same bed with minor changes from 53 through the late 70's. IMHO the best kit to use for this conversion if the AMT 53 F100.

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One reason they have  yet to tool one themselves........not saying they never will......just not yet.

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Ford used the essentially the same bed with minor changes from 53 through the late 70's. IMHO the best kit to use for this conversion if the AMT 53 F100.

I was planning on using the Revell '56, it has taillights that are more like the '67-72.  The '53 has tiny round taillights.

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The only modification you'll need to make is that the 50's beds had the tops of the bed rails angled were on the later trucks they were flat but this is a super easy change to make.

This is an early bed

0810clt_08_z+1955_ford_f100+wood_truck_b

 

And this is a later bed

Edited by Fat Brian

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The flat top sides started with the '77 trucks. Ford used the same style and width flare top beds from 53-72. In 76, after a three year break, they reinstituted the short flareside box, but it was wider (just a shortened eight foot flareside box) to match the new rear axle width brought out in 73. The sides proved too tall with the flare so they flattened them for the 77 and later trucks.

You basically have your choice of four boxes: the 1/25 mpc and amt '53s, the 1/25 revell '56 or the 1/24 monogram '55.

 

mike

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