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So I have wanted to build a 4wd version of the 69-72 Ford F series pickups from Moebius and was happy to hear they were releasing their long awaited kit. I didn't get one when they first came out but was able to get a couple of the F-250 4wd conversion kits from Fireball Modelworks to build the version I really wanted, a more HD 4wd truck. 

In looking over the detailed instructions supplied from Fireball, it dawned on me that maybe the frame in the 2wd version of this kit might be the same as the 4wd one, which would allow me to use one of the 1972 Ford Ranger long bed kits to build a 4wd truck. What I am unsure of is whether or not the frames are the same, which is important as Joseph has drawings to show where to modify the kit frame to incorporate his kit pieces.

Can anyone confirm the 2wd and 4wd kit frames are identical? It would help me greatly as I want to build up a kit over the coming holidays.

TIA for your help.

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I'm sure they'll be very close, Mike. I'll have a side by side pic for you tomorrow.

 

mike

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6 hours ago, mk11 said:

I'm sure they'll be very close, Mike. I'll have a side by side pic for you tomorrow.

 

mike

Thanks Mike!

With the release date of the next run of the F100 4x4 kit in limbo, I can get started on a build now if the frames are the same. I am sure I am not the only one wanting to do the same.

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I only had a short frame handy for the pic but you can see that the rails in the front half are near identical with slight differences in the crossmembers. The front suspension crossmember for the 4x4 has higher shock mounts.

 

 

 

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Thanks for posting those pictures Mike, I think the Fireball conversion kit will work on the 2wd frame no problem. 

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