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1/25 Revell Ford FD-100 Pickup


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I'm so excited for this kit!  Great design, great kitbashing opportunities.

I just went through the instructions online.  Did anyone else notice the lack of a fuel tank? Kinda funny. 

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I'm so excited for this kit!  Great design, great kitbashing opportunities.

I just went through the instructions online.  Did anyone else notice the lack of a fuel tank? Kinda funny. 

Stock location, behind the seat.  There's a filler cap on the passenger side of the cab.  

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Stock location, behind the seat.  There's a filler cap on the passenger side of the cab.  

Well, sheesh!  I'm so used to seeing them relocated under the bed...

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The suspension bits are some of the thinnest castings I've seen in this scale, steering rack, A arms, sway bar. My sway bar was broken in two places, but it's repairable. Axle thru the block? I don't care, cures most toe problems. Love this kit so far. I thought it was Tim Allen's but it's not.

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Tonight's discovery. The rear license plate decal responded just right to Set and Sol. More importantly if you center the printed area left to right and place it as far up as possible, it drops perfectly onto the embossed detail. Awesome Black tag. Thank you to the computer artist who laid that out.They printed the frame as well but I like the contrast with the chrome bumper. The reason for the axle through the block is that the (hopefully) in scale a-arms would not support the weight otherwise. Mold seams are minimal and well routed, but there is a gap where the roof meets the back of the cab.

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I started assembly on mine last night. This kit is very nicely designed and engineered. The cab parts - roof, hood striker panel, and behind-grille panel - clicked together like Legos. And thanks to Chip Foose, "the look" is just right. I love this kit.

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I remember way back when, metal axles were a sign of quality! The AMT 3 in 1's all had metal axles, while many Revell kits and plastic axles that always seemed to snap off because I never had the tools to open up the wheel holes or thin the axle stubs. The AMTs could always be counted on to press on without breaking anything. The priorities of a 12 yr old model builder...

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I remember way back when, metal axles were a sign of quality! The AMT 3 in 1's all had metal axles, while many Revell kits and plastic axles that always seemed to snap off because I never had the tools to open up the wheel holes or thin the axle stubs. The AMTs could always be counted on to press on without breaking anything. The priorities of a 12 yr old model builder...

I remember those awful plastic axles..and MPC's darn plastic front pins that always broke...

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     Steel axle=little divot in oil pan? No large hole circa 1962. just as playable as those "three in one kits"of yore? Yup,roll away son, daughter, grand kids. sturdier than the midget kits? Yup. Unpainted? Yup. Roth kits, stock build possible,?Nope! Daniels kits, stock builds possible? Nope.  There is no way this truck could be built stock. The design was done over many years, and finally found by his dad. The original truck was bought by Chip from his dad, hot-rodded many times and finally stolen!  Our was it? In the hands of Chip's dad, and re-invented as designed by Chip,the truck was built nights and weekends by the Foose A-team from "Overhaulin" as a birthday surprise, while the shows episodes continued to be filmed.The birthday episode was  shown on TV. About the kit, New design chassis?  Yup, New styrene? Yup. 

     Dream Ford double kit? Foose pickup,new 56 Ford pickup just $60.00 ($59.95) in hobby shops for Christmas?? Keep new kits coming,? yup!!

Walt O'Brien Rutland VT

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The steel front axle is pretty well hidden when built and going to be much more sturdy than normal plastic pins holding wheels on

I am not sure about the wood bed liner , i always have had issues with clear coat over decals , but looks good in the few build photos I have seen so far

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I'm not a transmission expert, but looking online at photos of both the C6 and AODE transmission, it appears this kit's transmission is an AODE body, with a C6 pan?

The starter 'bulge' looks way too large and placed high up also?

Edited by J.G.

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Nice kit, well engineered, though the front suspension is a little light to support the weight without the wire axle. BUT...almost all the accommodation for the axle on the engine is a slot in the separate oil pan. Fill a very small indentation in the block, swap pans, and you're done.

I'm reasonably sure the front end WILL support the weight of the model without the wire initially, and I'm also reasonably sure it will sag over time. I have some very small real carbon-fiber strip I'll add to the control arms that will cure the problem without being visible.

The slot in the frame rails (for the wire axle) will have to be filled to satisfy me, but that's an easy task too.

The trans does appear more AOD than C6 (as J.G. noted above) but the starter is in the correct higher location for a C6 supplied for the FE bolt pattern. There are some online photos of the AOD incorrectly identified as C6, so that may be where that particular misstep crept in.

Fine kit though, well worth the $25 full retail price.

 

 

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That is an FE look at the head and intake joining line ( can you say heavy)?

I will just sand the FOOSE off the tailgate and make it as smooth as the rest of the truck

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