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My Moebius Pickup Kit Summary, all 11 of them!


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1 hour ago, hct728(Bob) said:

In my WIP utility build I mention some of the 1968 details that show up in the 1967 kit, weird

No doubt planned but maybe no longer coming with the change in ownership.  

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On 6/26/2021 at 9:55 AM, oldscool said:

I have always wondered why they skipped the 68s.

No reason to do one as the 68/69 trucks would be identical with only paint details on grill to distinguish year.

On the other hand, they could have covered all the bases by putting 8 lug wheels on the 4x4 along  with their vague rendition of the '68/'69 grill and called it a '68 F250 4x4.

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On 6/28/2021 at 5:10 PM, mk11 said:

No reason to do one as the 68/69 trucks would be identical with only paint details on grill to distinguish year.

On the other hand, they could have covered all the bases by putting 8 lug wheels on the 4x4 along  with their vague rendition of the '68/'69 grill and called it a '68 F250 4x4.

I didn't know there was so little difference between 68s and 69s. Makes sense. They should do more 3/4 ton versions.

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As we all know, 'good' can mean different things to different people. It's true that the box assembly can be difficult depending upon the degree of warpage found in the kit, and the choice of modeling the super camper special wheelbase version makes for a goofy looking truck. However, the amt pattern makers did an excellent job in bringing us a superbly scaled kit with as close to perfect perspective as you're likely to find in 1/25 or any scale, with easily correctible flaws. Unfortunately, the same can not be stated for the newer kits  :unsure:  

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I sure hope the '68 F 250 comes with 16.5 wheels and  16.5" tires or 16" 2 piece rims and 16" tires. Both with good  commercial bias ply highway treads.  3 arm long camper special mirrors in chrome would be a nice option in kit also.

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13 hours ago, mikemodeler said:

Found this picture on the Pegasus website today. Looks like they have some different wheels tooled up for this version.

 

 

http://pegasushobbies.net/catalog/p5200/%232564-1968-Ford-F-250-Custom-Cab-1/25th-scale/product_info.html

So there's the '68! I dont see different wheels in the picture, but I think I'll just wait for the ramp truck and buy two!

 

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If it's a true F-250, then the tires should be 7.50 x 16.5 IIRC. Looking at that picture, they do appear to be new caps and look like the ones on my Dad's 71 F-250 he had back in the 70's. 

The Ramp Truck looks enticing, might have to splurge and get one.

 

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4 hours ago, mk11 said:

Same caps they've been using for five years...

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And they use Ford advertising artwork  for the boxes. Not always indicative of what’s inside the box. 

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True, but there was only one design for the 16" wheel F250 hubcap in '68. Moebius replicated it beautifully in scale. Why would they not use it?

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9 hours ago, mk11 said:

True, but there was only one design for the 16" wheel F250 hubcap in '68. Moebius replicated it beautifully in scale. Why would they not use it?

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IMO, they did not. The hubcap looks accurate, same general design, but it is too small in diameter.  Moebius put a downsized f250 hubcap on a 15 wheel in their earlier F 100 kits.  The '68 should have 16" or 16.5 wheels 8 lug wheels and a larger diameter hubcaps to fit a larger rim. If not, they blew it again.

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3 hours ago, leafsprings said:

IMO, they did not. The hubcap looks accurate, same general design, but it is too small in diameter.  Moebius put a downsized f250 hubcap on a 15 wheel in their earlier F 100 kits.  The '68 should have 16" or 16.5 wheels 8 lug wheels and a larger diameter hubcaps to fit a larger rim. If not, they blew it again.

This photo appears to show some proper 8 lug 3/4 ton rims, in the lower left under the ramp. Kinda hard to tell, looks like maybe some 4x4 rims also 🤔 Some new tires would be great

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On 4/21/2021 at 10:37 AM, hct728(Bob) said:

My summary, based on the box art or some I have bought.  Please correct me if I made any mistakes!

Year

Model

Bed Length

Engine

Extras

1965

Custom Cab Styleside

8’

352 V8

 

1965

Ford Service Truck

8’ Service Bed

352 V8

 

1966

Short Bed Styleside

6-1/2’

352 V8

 

1966

F-100 Custom Cab 4x4

8’

352 V8

9 wheels/6 chrome

1966

F-100 Flareside

6-1/2’

Straight 6

5 wheels/4 chrome

1967

F-100 Service Bed

8’ Service Bed

352 V8

8 wheels

1969

F-100 Custom Cab

6-1/2’

Straight 6

5 wheels/4 hubcaps

1970

F-100 Custom

6-1/2’

Straight 6

 

1970

F-100 Custom Cab 4x4

8’

360 V8

 

1971

Ranger XLT

8’

390 V8

5 wheels/4 chrome/4 discs

1972

Sport Custom

6-1/2’

302 V8

 

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On 7/1/2021 at 6:20 PM, leafsprings said:

I sure hope the '68 F 250 comes with 16.5 wheels and  16.5" tires  3 arm long camper special mirrors in chrome would be a nice option in kit also.

A visual of what I'm looking for in this kit!

1968 Ford F250 Camper Special Ranger  2.jpg

1968 Ford F250 Camper Special Ranger  4.jpg

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12 hours ago, leafsprings said:

Fireball just might have to come up with a nice upgrade for this kit. 

He has discontinued the 4wd conversion kit, he had way more orders than he could fill. Not sure what else he could come up with. 

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3 hours ago, mikemodeler said:

 Not sure what else he could come up with. 

First, I'm glad Moebius is doing the '68 and will purchase anyway.  Assuming all were going to get is a new grill and leftover wheels, tires and hubcaps  from older kits.  This is what Fireball package would look like. From left to right. Spicer 60 rear axle, 3 arm camper special mirrors, camper special emblems, 390 emblem, F 250 hubcaps, and 8.75X 16.5 or 9.50x16.5 highway tread tires and  16.5 8 lug wheels.

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