Monogram Ford F-250

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I thought when I read one of the posts in my email notification, someone mentioned the "Custom" interior option, but now I can't find it! Anyway, if anyone would need pics of the "Custom" interior, let me know, my dually is a "Custom" trim truck, and I would be glad to give you some reference pics, I may add them to my reference thread as well as the diesel engine.

I have the brochure from '88 which has all three interiors in it. :lol:

Here it is for anyone who wants it: http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/ford/88ftruck/88ftruck.html

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Another build option is do it up a single cab 4x2, Custom trim and a 300 I-6 backed by a 5 speed manual. A friend of my dad's had one just like this, but his was 4x4. Yep, you heard right, an F-250 4x4 with a SIX!

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I have the brochure from '88 which has all three interiors in it. :D

Here it is for anyone who wants it: http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/ford/88ftruck/88ftruck.html

I just checked the link you posted, NICE! If it wasn't for the fact it was an 88 brochure and my truck is a 90, the red tow truck in the chaasis cab pic could have been mine! That's what my truck started life as before the standard dually bed was put on by the previous onwer.

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Another build option is do it up a single cab 4x2, Custom trim and a 300 I-6 backed by a 5 speed manual. A friend of my dad's had one just like this, but his was 4x4. Yep, you heard right, an F-250 4x4 with a SIX!

I think Ken Kitchen does a 300 I-6 in resin.

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I think Ken Kitchen does a 300 I-6 in resin.

You are correct. I'm planning on getting one or two. I definitley want to do an AMT '92 F-150 with one, and my get the second for an F-250. It's 1/25 scale, but I'm not all that picky.

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So how hard would it be to convert this back to an F-150? Body is the same right?

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Yep, body is the same. The 2WD front suspension is also close enough to work. For the rear, swap out the Dana 60 for a modified Ford 8.8 (Revell foxbody?) and instant F-150.

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Yep, body is the same. The 2WD front suspension is also close enough to work. For the rear, swap out the Dana 60 for a modified Ford 8.8 (Revell foxbody?) and instant F-150.

Casey, you are right and wrong. The body is the same for all trucks, no matter if it is 150, 250, 350, or Superduty (which would be the F450 in todays models), the only difference between them all is the front fender emblems. The 2WD front suspension, though maybe a little stouter on the F250, visually will work for the F150. The Ford 8.8 or Ford 9 inch would both work for the F150, also. The area where you are wrong is the rear axle supplied in the kit, it is not a Dana 60, but a Ford 10.25 unit. That is what is in my 1:1 F350, and I have compared this picture to the kit axle, the kit piece is an exact match.

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Don't feel bad though, I thought it was a Dana 60 both in the kit and real truck until I researched it more!

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That's what I was thinking guys...looks like it's time to go buy yet another kit I will never get finished! :lol:

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I figured I had a 50/50 chance on the rear axle. Here, I thought my 1:1 '85 F-250 had the 10.25, but lo and behold it's a Dana 70. I never really looked in depth to thie kit axle, just knew it was some type of HD unit. Either way, an 8.8 for a factory stock replica, 9in otherwise. I believe Ford went to the 8.8 in 84 or 85, but I'm not 100% sure.

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I figured I had a 50/50 chance on the rear axle. Here, I thought my 1:1 '85 F-250 had the 10.25, but lo and behold it's a Dana 70. I never really looked in depth to thie kit axle, just knew it was some type of HD unit. Either way, an 8.8 for a factory stock replica, 9in otherwise. I believe Ford went to the 8.8 in 84 or 85, but I'm not 100% sure.

You were thinking the way I was on the 1:1 axles, Casey! When I was downloading the pics in the 1:1 Truck Reference, I just happened to have the kit open and checked it against the 1:1 in mine. I checked my Haynes repair manual, it didn't specify years, but it said the 8.8, 9 inch, Dana (didn't specify model, I assume 60 and 70) and the 10.25 were all used in the F series from 1980-1996, but didn't say what was in what models.

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LMC Truck has the axle specs.

9" was '80-'86

8.8" was '83-'96, though they must have changed something in '87

10.25" was '86-'96

Oddly enough, it appears that the 8.8" and 10.25" have different diameter axle shafts for each side, with the left side larger than the right!

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B) I just wish they'd tossed in a new set of 8-bolt XLT full wheel covers for this, but I'll probably still be buying a few of these. As far as I can tell- the seat isn't the right one for the Super Cab- the seat looks more like a regular cab piece to me. Then again, I'm no expert on the '87-'91 generation of this body style, so maybe I have no room to comment on that! This is one of Monogram's best efforts, IMO!

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B) I just wish they'd tossed in a new set of 8-bolt XLT full wheel covers for this, but I'll probably still be buying a few of these. As far as I can tell- the seat isn't the right one for the Super Cab- the seat looks more like a regular cab piece to me. Then again, I'm no expert on the '87-'91 generation of this body style, so maybe I have no room to comment on that! This is one of Monogram's best efforts, IMO!

Yeah, I think the Supercab and Crew cabs came with the flat topped bench seats. Funny thing though is that I just figured out that the rear seat in the kit is supposed to be folded down! I was wondering why it didn't look like any seat that I've ever seen. ;)

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As far as I can tell- the seat isn't the right one for the Super Cab- the seat looks more like a regular cab piece to me.

Yeah, I think the Supercab and Crew cabs came with the flat topped bench seats. Funny thing though is that I just figured out that the rear seat in the kit is supposed to be folded down! I was wondering why it didn't look like any seat that I've ever seen. :D

I think it's more a trim level option rather than super or regular cab option, Chuck. I my 1:1 regular cab Custom trim truck has a bench with no headrests.

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Sorry to pull this old tread, but does anyone have the outer diameter in mm of the rims?

Thanks in advance

Luc

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Don't know the mms Luc,but they are the exact same size as any of the old Monogram kits that came with the Good Year Radial GT tires. In fact,that's what this kit's tires are. Revell is too cheap to put the lettering on tires anymore,so they all come as blanks now. :rolleyes:

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Outer wheel diameter is just under 17mm. The wheels are kind of a sloppy fit into the tires, but I've found filing down the wheelbacks (thus narrowing the wheel assembly) helps the outer wheel fit better into the tire.

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Are these the "bloated" ex-GT Radial tires? I received a few in a parts lot and noticed they were considerably, um, chubbier(?) than both the originals with lettering and later blank sidewall versions.

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That they are. If I'm not mistaken, they were also used as the street machine rear tires in some of the 2 in 1 Monogram muscle car kits. Not the greatest tire for either application (light truck or muscle car), really.

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They're also the same tire that comes on the rear of the '32 Ford roadster.

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Outer wheel diameter is just under 17mm. The wheels are kind of a sloppy fit into the tires, but I've found filing down the wheelbacks (thus narrowing the wheel assembly) helps the outer wheel fit better into the tire.

Perfect!

Thanks for the info Chuck!

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I see there are two batteries under the hood. Now maybe this was an option with some camper edition or something, I just know that I had this cab style in 87 and it had the 6.9 Liter diesel and the two batteries, so this would be a good cab to use as a start for a model with a diesel engine in it. I think it is time someone comes up with one

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I'd like to build this one of these days:

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It was a love hate relationship with the 7.3 IHI non turbo diesel. This is a 89 F450 for reference.

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You'd be better off finding one of the dually kits on e-bay to build that. The 7.3 gasser in the kit could probably be built into a version of the 7.3 diesel though.

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