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this kit had soooo many extra parts that I refilled my pick up parts box....:D 

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On ‎12‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 9:01 PM, leafsprings said:

 Flaresides did not come with side moldings for obvious reasons.

I started on my build, and removing the mouldings was the first thing I did. It's not too difficult, but it is not for the faint of heart, as they are thick. It is going to be a "day two" truck, with a V8 engine. The 6 is going into a 70 4x4 Custom, as a lot of them were equipped that way.

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On 6/8/2019 at 9:23 PM, Ron Hamilton said:

I started on my build, and removing the mouldings was the first thing I did. It's not too difficult, but it is not for the faint of heart, as they are thick. 

I realize it was a cost cutting move to use one mold for everything, but I would be willing to pay more for the flareside or utility box versions without moldings.

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2 hours ago, leafsprings said:

I realize it was a cost cutting move to use one mold for everything, but I would be willing to pay more for the flareside or utility box versions without moldings.

I would rather have the mouldings be separate chrome parts.

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On 5/30/2019 at 10:29 PM, mk11 said:

After taking some time this week to double check a few measurements on a 1:1 '66 F100, I offer a 'well done' to the moebius crew for their efforts on the new kit. The upper cab checks out generally on  the money proportion-wise. The roof and doors look very good. There is still opportunity for some fairly easy finessing, however...     

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 The rear of the lower front fender measures 11.5" (.46) and the old amt nails it. The measurement at the front from the top of the fender to the lower crease is 17" (.68). The lower crease also marks the bottom line of the grill, making the moeb grill a little too tall but isn't really a big deal. It is in fact an almost exact copy (only better done) of the wix diecast '66 grill.  The only other  item worth possible modification would be the rear window width, 48" in 1:1 (1.92 in scale).                                           

I’m handy enough with a Dremel, knife, etc. but that variance in the front fender opening is a surprise and something I wold have to correct. I’m amazed an error like that squeaks through these days but am grateful for the kit...

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did moebius forget the front turn signal lens? It can be painted with a clear orange over BMF, but there is not even any engraving there, just flat, like there should have been a clear lens to go there

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On 5/31/2019 at 1:29 AM, mk11 said:

After taking some time this week to double check a few measurements on a 1:1 '66 F100, I offer a 'well done' to the moebius crew for their efforts on the new kit. The upper cab checks out generally on  the money proportion-wise. The roof and doors look very good. There is still opportunity for some fairly easy finessing, however...     

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 The rear of the lower front fender measures 11.5" (.46) and the old amt nails it. The measurement at the front from the top of the fender to the lower crease is 17" (.68). The lower crease also marks the bottom line of the grill, making the moeb grill a little too tall but isn't really a big deal. It is in fact an almost exact copy (only better done) of the wix diecast '66 grill.  The only other  item worth possible modification would be the rear window width, 48" in 1:1 (1.92 in scale).                                           

Did you check both sides?  The AMT pickup has a fair amount of assymetry from side to side, particularly in the shape of the front wheel openings.  

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Aside from some slight differences, Mark, the basic amt proportions are fairly equal...                                                                                                                                              

 

 

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I believe it's plain that AMT captured the lower fender width and the rear down-slope of the fender accent more accurately; the curve seems to flatten a bit. As well, the lower line at the front of the fender on the new kit is placed about two inches low; which along with the accent's curve, contributes to a heavy, pudgy looking front clip. The upper fender length at the top of the grill appears correct on the new one, a little longer than the amt. I will amend my comments on the grill being too tall as it is closer than I thought at first look. I'll admit to feeling that old maxim 'once bitten, twice shy' when it came to my first look at this kit. From the nadir of scale fidelity and proportion accomplished in aspects of the former series, there has been a remarkable improvement that shows well in this model. One other note about the rear window; measurement shows a 1:1 width of 50" outside the rubber and the kit window is scaled at 53". 

The line on the door of the new cab indicates a flirtation with the thought of transplanting the front clip/windshield frame from an old amt cab as I just like the shape a little better... haven't made up my mind yet which way I'll commence work on this  :)

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was  the   66  short bed issued as a  kit or is it  forth  coming  I  would like  to get one

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39 minutes ago, Madd Trucker said:

was  the   66  short bed issued as a  kit or is it  forth  coming  I  would like  to get one

it's out already, check you local hobby shop....

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55 minutes ago, Madd Trucker said:

was  the   66  short bed issued as a  kit or is it  forth  coming  I  would like  to get one

It's the stepside kit that is out, other versions will follow, much like the series of 68-72 Ford pickups did.

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Here's the fresh of the presses Box Art for the upcoming Styleside short bed version.  Details on the release date are still pending but it will be released through Model King.   I expect there will be at least two more versions to look forward to after this one, a long bed and a 4x4 based on the test shot parts already shown.  

-Steve

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On 9/14/2019 at 8:49 AM, SteveG said:

Here's the fresh of the presses Box Art for the upcoming Styleside short bed version.  Details on the release date are still pending but it will be released through Model King.   I expect there will be at least two more versions to look forward to after this one, a long bed and a 4x4 based on the test shot parts already shown.  

-Steve

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be still my overexcited heart!!!!! 

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