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MPC '53 Ford Pickup

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Were these the only four variations/issue of the 1/25 MPC "flip nose" '53 Ford Pickup? IIRC this kit shares the frame, suspension and engine with the flip-nose MPC '57 Chevy kit, too:

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I'm guessing we'll see this kit reissued in the not-too-distant future, since the '57 should be out very soon. -_-

 

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There's at least one other AMT/Ertl issue, probably early Nineties, with a red truck on the box.  There's also a repop of the Double Flip issue from around 2005.

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1 hour ago, Mark said:

There's at least one other AMT/Ertl issue, probably early Nineties, with a red truck on the box.  There's also a repop of the Double Flip issue from around 2005.

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And a ProShop version, too...ugh:

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9 hours ago, Casey said:

 

 

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I only recently heard about the shared dirty bits between this kit and the '57 Chevy.  I always thought the engine in the Chevy was a BBC (probably because of the evenly spaced exhaust ports), but never looked that close.

The above box claims "Blown Ford V8", but does it actually resemble any specific Ford engine?  (I'm no expert on spotting the various ford OHV V8's)  The valve covers actually look SBC to me.

From pics on Drastic Plastics, looks like there's no difference in the engine components between the Ford Flipnose and the '57 Chevy (even wheels are also shared):

https://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/mkiba-build-under-c/mpc-instructions/straightline-competition/mpc-57-chevy-flip-n1/?view=roll#1

Sure looks like just a generic mish-mash to me.

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