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You have got to be kidding me? Are you scaling down the pistons?

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Those are awesome, Dave, thank you so much for sharing them. Please tell me that the air deflector will stay as it is as a separate piece. The mid roof pic looks just as great as the pic with the deflector in place. I also hope the extra running lights along the cab and side steps stay a feature of the kit as well.

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Dave,

Thanks for the update on this. The detail in this kit looks superb. Its just been added to my wish list.

Best Wishes

Dave

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Dave,

Spectacular effort! Cannot wait to get my hands on these kits! Thanks for posting.

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Thanks you Dave for this update!

Thanks you Moebius for this kit!

Dave I hope that you will disclose the rims/tyres in the next update...

Kostas.

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That's an incredible amount of detail! It looks awesome.

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Wheels will be Alcoa 10 holes and truck will have duals on the rear. I do have a pic of the wheel mock-up, I'll go back and add it to the gallery...

Dave

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Awesome job so far!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll be buying at LEAST four of them!!!!!!!!

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:) man that is nice cant wait for one.what price range are these gonna bee in? id like to get a couple myself if not too much.

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Do like I do, don't eat for days at a time, shower after using the bathroom to save on toilet paper wash you body and teeth with bar soap, but only once a week to save water. Just use lots of cologne the rest of the week!

See, thrifty! :P

I was gonna post some additional ideas to your post but I'd probably get sent to stand in the corner by the mods. :P Let me give you a hint - in involved... no - I can't say it... :lol::P;):lol: D

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Hey Dave, is that a standard or automatic transmission? Looking at the bottom side it kind of looks like a large square pan so it's hard to tell?

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Transmission is one of the items on the mock-up that still needs to be fixed - the one on the mock-up is about 50% too short... reference material for an Eaton Road Ranger with the autoshift set up along with CAD from Navistar showing location and length for the tranny has been sent for revisions to the mock-up.

If you could see the small interior detail the push button selector for the automatic is there..

No big shift lever sticking out of the floor in this truck...

The real truck that we photographed - about a year ago happened to be one of their test trucks - and it was an automatic...

The aero deflector on the roof should be a separate part in the kit... the way it's done on the mock-up so I'm sure of that..

Tires will be generic we don't have a license to use any brand names.. you can see the tire mock-up now in the gallery...tire and wheel mock-ups are 2 or 2.5 to 1

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Wheels will be Alcoa 10 holes and truck will have duals on the rear. I do have a pic of the wheel mock-up, I'll go back and add it to the gallery...

Dave

Hello Dave,

those Alcoas are sweet!!!

Kostas.

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Wow! Not that excited about the subject matter, but the execution is superb! I will be buying one for sure, even though I am more into vintage trucks. So if this thing sells well, how about a Mack B-61??

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Everything is looking good so far. I think this kit will do great. If it does do good, you know Moebius will build another truck model and another and so one. So this could be the start to great things. I cant wait. I would love to get my hands on a mack made with new tooling!

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Wow! Not that excited about the subject matter, but the execution is superb! I will be buying one for sure, even though I am more into vintage trucks. So if this thing sells well, how about a Mack B-61??

how about a Mack B-61

AITM

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Transmission is one of the items on the mock-up that still needs to be fixed - the one on the mock-up is about 50% too short... reference material for an Eaton Road Ranger with the autoshift set up along with CAD from Navistar showing location and length for the tranny has been sent for revisions to the mock-up.

If you could see the small interior detail the push button selector for the automatic is there..

No big shift lever sticking out of the floor in this truck...

The real truck that we photographed - about a year ago happened to be one of their test trucks - and it was an automatic...

The aero deflector on the roof should be a separate part in the kit... the way it's done on the mock-up so I'm sure of that..

Tires will be generic we don't have a license to use any brand names.. you can see the tire mock-up now in the gallery...tire and wheel mock-ups are 2 or 2.5 to 1

Tires will be generic we don't have a license to use any brand names

This what many modelers don't understand.

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What an Awesome kit this will be.By far the most detailed hiway rig. Dave will the doors open on this kit?

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Well aware of Dave Natales stuff, been buying it before he was selling it (think MTFA and AIM here), I am thinking more of a modern, complete, injection molded kit.

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Well aware of Dave Natales stuff, been buying it before he was selling it (think MTFA and AIM here), I am thinking more of a modern, complete, injection molded kit.

Yes, same here. I'm not knocking any of the resin casters, but with the way things are today, I would much rather pay $70-$80 for a complete kit rather than the nearly $150-$200 for the resin and the donor kit needed to finish it. Of course, it depends on how badly I want to build a certain truck, too! :lol:

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When you think about how long the B series Macks were in production and how prolific they were, IF theres ANY vintage american truck that would stand a chance of selling well as a kit, its the B series Mack. Its honestly not on my personal top ten list of vintage trucks ( I would buy a bunch, regardless), but I am not gonna waste my time suggesting someone kit a U series Autocar, or a A Series GMC, that would be foolhardy. But the Mack is a marketable kit IMO, or a GMC Cannonball.

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Looks fantastic, but I was pretty surprised that Moebius was doing a new & modern truck; I would have pegged Moebius as the perfect company to do one of the coolest trucks of all time...the Pete & tanker from "Duel" :rolleyes:

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This what many modelers don't understand.

chuckyr,

The issues surrounding tire logo's or the lack thereof have been discussed to death, I won't delve into them any further. Can we just chalk it up to the list of those things that aren't gonna change, can't be changed, and move forward?

Art

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