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4 minutes ago, 1972coronet said:

What's with that line of twenties and that sole c-note ? Was there a backroom bird fight or something ?

Probably to give perspective on the size of the model......and to show off how much cash they are carrying around. That picture was probably snapped in Vegas at the IPMS Nats.

 

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As far as putting different Cabs on the truck, there are several choices to be had right now.

'78 Dodge, the '91 Ford F-250/350, the '64 & '72 Chevies, Even the IMC/Lindberg Dodge L700, and others.

Anybody who is really motivated will be able to kitbash something nifty, PDQ. Since it looks like it will be slightly bigger  & heavier Duty Looking, than the one from MPC that was just released, it should fit well with larger truck chassis. 

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On 8/20/2021 at 1:26 PM, 1972coronet said:

What's with that line of twenties and that sole c-note ? Was there a backroom bird fight or something ?

it's the price of the new Ramp Truck, caused by the styrene "shortage"......LOL

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On 10/6/2021 at 4:58 PM, alexis said:

As far as putting different Cabs on the truck, there are several choices to be had right now.

'78 Dodge, the '91 Ford F-250/350, the '64 & '72 Chevies, Even the IMC/Lindberg Dodge L700, and others.

Anybody who is really motivated will be able to kitbash something nifty, PDQ. Since it looks like it will be slightly bigger  & heavier Duty Looking, than the one from MPC that was just released, it should fit well with larger truck chassis. 

 The long 1 ton ladder frame will make the MPC racers wedge frame look ridiculous. As for kit bashing with other cabs, need to swap in the appropriate front suspension as well, pre '67 Ford and pre '72 Dodge 1 tons used straight I beam front axles

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13 hours ago, bisc63 said:

I'm curious, roughly when did this type of ramp become available?

I would say late '60s, when the F/C class debuted ('69 for NHRA) when the more experimental cars/classes started to coalesce. I've seen many well funded professional teams/race outfits using them in '70-'71, as seen here: https://www.nhra.com/news/2010/ramp-trucks-yeah-we-ve-got-ramp-trucks

1969 season:

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1971 season:

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On 8/20/2021 at 1:26 PM, 1972coronet said:

What's with that line of twenties and that sole c-note ? Was there a backroom bird fight or something ?

The money is to let anyone who remembers that all American paper money bills are each six inches long just how long that airplane model is. 

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4 minutes ago, misterNNL said:

The money is to let anyone who remembers that all American paper money bills are each six inches long just how long that airplane model is. 

Fascinating...never thought about the length of a paper money bill. 

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