MPC 1/20 '69-'74 Ford Vans

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Nice work documenting all the 1/20 scale MPC vans. Here's another version. Brad

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MPC got a LOT of mileage out of those Desert Dogs! I always wondered why they seemed closer to 1:20 scale... now I think I have my answer. :D

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I think we need a topic for all the vans brought out, all sizes, Hint, i would love to see them, there might be a few i dont have in my collection.

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Thanks for adding the Shock Treatment version, Brad. Does that make nine versions, now? :huh:

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Even odder, but still related to the 1/20 scale tires and wheels in 1/25 scale kits is the MPC '76 Dodge pickup, which includes 1/20 scale Goodyear tires. :blink: I think the wheels are suppose to be 16.5" in 1/25 scale, but I will have to measure them to be sure. I guess MPC didn't want to tool up a new set of truck tires just for this kit. Notice how MPC was careful to refer to the tires as "giant vinyl tires" and not "off-road tires", as they are clearly a wide, street (maybe even a race rain tire, as used on the front of the MPC 1/20 McLaren kit?)...on a 4-wheel drive pickup.

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They do look almost like an Indy or F1 tire- I know some of the MPC 1:20 scale show rod kits used those same tires. Popcorn Wagon is the first one to come to mind (rear tires only) but I know of a few others I can't name at the moment.

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Shock Treatment with English and French on the box.

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I like Shock Treatment there, I drove a 70 and a 74. 2wd though, a quadravan would have been killer.

Someone should repop one of these. Any scale, so long as the body is stock.

BTW shouldn't it be '69-'74 fords? '68 Econoline is like a '83 corvette.

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I've been collecting these kits for a while now, I'm trying to collect all the van kits as we have full size (1:1 scale ;) ) vans also. I've got 11 different 1/20 MPC van kits.

The kits I have and there kit numbers are as follows:

1-3061 Supervan

1-3062 Visible Van

1-3063 Highjacker

1-3064 Slammer van

1-3065 Shock Treatment

1-3066 Wizard

1-3012 Ironside van

3370 '70 Chateau club wagon

1-3371 '71 Econoline

1-7331 Ford Van

1-7431 '74 Ford van

There's also two box art's I've seen for the Visible van but I only have one so far in my stash, all up I've got over 60 different van/sedan delivery kits (excluding resin bodies, add about another 12 or so).

Some of the hardest things I've encounted collecting van kits is no one has ever done a complete list of all the van kits built (a checklist would be handy!) and the major hurdle is so many ebay sellers will only post to the United States, most of the ones I've contacted usually agree to post to me but there's still a few that simply refuse. There's plenty of money to be made posting to Australia!

Cheers Rob

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Thanks for posting that info, Rob. :)

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Somemebody please do a complete list of van kits, with pics would be cool, Hint Casey lol

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Between everyone on here we could give it a good shot based off what we've got between us. I could get pics of all mine or list them up, I'd love a list I could cross them off as I got them. :rolleyes:

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As I mentioned earlier I've got 11 different 1/20 MPC ones, 3 different Revell 1/16 plus a heap of older 1/25 kits, I include sedan deliverys in my collection because I consider them as vans too.

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Just a teaser

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Hey guys thought I'd edit my original post a bit for you and add the box art's it maybe useful to someone and it's a start of compiling a complete van kit list, if you guys want to help. B)

The kits I have and there kit numbers are as follows:

1-3061 Supervan

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1-3062 Visible Van (As mentioned before this had two box art's this is the latter? artwork).

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1-3063 Highjacker

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And some more

1-3064 Slammer van

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1-3065 Shock Treatment

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A few others.

1-3066 Wizard

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1-3012 Ironside van

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3370 '70 Chateau club wagon

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And some more again. B)

Hope this helps or is useful to someone.

1-3371 '71 Econoline

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1-7331 Ford Van

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1-7431 '74 Ford van

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Just a teaser

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Here's another teaser.......... :P

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Love all your vans, guess i need to dig mine out now

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Love all your vans, guess i need to dig mine out now

Yes please!! Drag out any sedan deliveries you've got too! That's only a few of mine, just some of the 1/20, 1/16 stuff.

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Here's another teaser.......... :P

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WOW, that's a nice 'BIG' stash of van kits!

I had the Slammer Van years ago and I think I still have it in storage built.

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The Super Van is fun to customize...

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:rolleyes::lol:

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Now that's cool as! :)

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