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I'm told this is a ‘58 Ford/Gerstenschlager truck...any kits/aftermarket that will get me close?

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Nowhere close to '58, probably meant '68. Nobody does the 67-72 Ford Medium in 1/25 scale. Lindberg did the HO scale over 45 years ago, but big 1/25 plastic ignored  this vehicle. Hopefully now that the Moebius 69-72 cab is out there, there will be a medium duty conversion in the near future. The best you can do now is find the Missing Link Ford F 700 cab ( 73-79 ) very similar in styling. The F 700 has been listed on their site as "out of stock"  "coming soon" for last 8 months. The Gerstenschalger body would have to be a custom fab job. Only thing that might come close is the Isuzu school bus "bonnet bus" that was done in 1/32 from Japan. First photo '67-'72 , 2nd '73-79

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This cab/hood/fenders is available, I have one. It was mastered by Tom Ellifrit. Trying to remember who sells it?

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Missing Link Resin Casters is who sells it. I think it’s a 69.

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10 hours ago, Ben said:

Missing Link Resin Casters is who sells it. I think it’s a 69.

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If you look at the door you will see that this is what is called a "Dent Side", made from 73-80ish. The 67-72 is referred to as a "Bump Side" due to the molding lines being a bump out on the side, not dented in like on the 73+.

As for the 1:32 Bonnet Bus, it would be OK, but it is a bit too narrow. You would need to buy 2, and section them in the middle. This is what it looks like on a 65 Chevy truck, I did shorten it a lot:

 

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