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Ford C800 Gar-Wood Load Packer. It's Happening!


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On 12/11/2021 at 6:50 AM, tim boyd said:

Interesting image....note that for the first time there is apparently a decal to represent the 1/1 scale vent/screen directly behind the door handle.... 

Look closer, that is painted,not that they won't do it,but those are paint. 

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ANY new working truck kit seems like a good thing to me.  B)

And Gar Wood the man was a pretty cool guy. Besides his mechanical inventions and commercial / industrial / military truck body business, he built high-end and racing boats (featuring Miller / Offy engines, among others), sponsored racing cars occasionally, and got involved with electric vehicles late in life.

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On 12/3/2021 at 6:47 AM, Mr. Metallic said:

Surprised it hasn't made it's way over here yet, but Tim Ahlborn has shared test shots samples over on Spotlight

https://board.spotlighthobbies.com/?page=1;md=read;id=340256

 

Looking at all the parts and details makes me think that the 40 odd year wait brought us a BETTER kit than would've been done back when AMT was in it's final bankruptcy days!

On 12/3/2021 at 8:04 AM, Casey said:

I wonder why new frame rails were created. Maybe specific mounting points for the refuse body?

They went through a lot of work to include the ejector blade assembly, which will be almost totally hidden inside the body once everything is completed. Perhaps a lift-off style roof panel is part of the plan?

 

Aren't the frame rails longer and possibly shaped differently here than in the other releases of this truck?

On 12/23/2021 at 4:45 PM, Oldmopars said:

Just please tell them, Don’t chrome the wheels!!!!!

I don't think anything should be chromed on this kit. This is a workhorse, not a showtruck.

Round 2 would be wise to include weathering tips on the instruction sheet and maybe grime placement on the decals!

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11 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

Aren't the frame rails longer and possibly shaped differently here than in the other releases of this truck?

I don't know, and I have not heard nor read that specifically stated anywhere.

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On 12/3/2021 at 11:04 AM, Casey said:

I wonder why new frame rails were created. Maybe specific mounting points for the refuse body?

They went through a lot of work to include the ejector blade assembly, which will be almost totally hidden inside the body once everything is completed. Perhaps a lift-off style roof panel is part of the plan?

 

I built one of the first rolling chassis for use with new the Garwood Body using some 3D printed mockup parts that included new frame rail using a C600 delivery truck kit as the doner for the rest.   The frames were definitely different lengths and just about everything behind the cab mounted in a different location.  I didn't take any photos, as this was last year sometime before it was officially announced.  Maybe Tim can explain the specifics since he built the test shots.   

-Steve

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Great to see built up test shots of this kit. I'm really looking forward to it. Since I already have the C600 stake bed, the C600 delivery and the C900 tractor I think maybe I have to do some kind of kitbashing project with parts from these kits. That 534 SD V8 sure would be fun to put in something else.

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3 hours ago, 37 caddy said:

Any idea as to when this will be available? would like one as well. harvey

AMT PLASTIC MODEL KITS              AMT-1247             1/25 Ford C900 Refuse (Garbage) Truck w/Load Packer   $91.95     TBA

This is right from the Stevens International page. Likely going to be later this summer, depending on the shipping situation from China.

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