Lightning Expedition

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Used both Revell Lightning and the snap Expedition. Front interior is from the L spliced with the rear E.

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Thanks for looking:) Yes, the wheels look small I know lol.

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And the chassis:

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Based on this:

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Cool idea! I never knew that they actually made one in 1:1. I have always been disappointed with the wheels and tires they put in the L kit. They just dont look right. I'm not sure if they are too small or they dont tuck far enough into the wells but I think Revell dropped the ball there. Yours looks sharp. What color is it?

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Thanks! Yea...the wheels are a tad undersized, and the tires made it even worse, so I used the Fujimi ones. Helped a little...Even on the 1:1, the wheels look a little weird sometimes.

Color is Gunze Mr. Color Steel.

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Hey Frank,,,Nice work on this one my friend,,,Very Cool !!!

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That looks awesome! And yeah, I also thought the wheels looked a bit small, though they do measure out to around 18-19" scale.

Edit: Actually it's the tires that are short. Stock 295/45R18 tires are approximately 28" tall, whereas the kit tires only scale out to around 24-25" tall.

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Thanks thanks!:)

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I like. You did a nice job on it. It's amazing how much smaller the Thunder looks than the Expedition. I have one in progress that is sitting in some boxes upstairs, probably never to be finished. I didn't know about this one before I started.

Another one I've had in mind for a while is a Supercab version. There was a now-defunct company in CA called Full Effect that produced around 15 of the first generation Lightning Supercabs. Now all I need to do is dig out my Harley Davidson F-150 and my 2nd gen Lightning, and get busy.

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Thanks!

@Jordan White, I was looking at the Aoshima SUV tires I have, but their sidewalls were TOO tall lol. There doesn't seem to be that just right bowl of porridge in my tire bin:/

@SSNJim, first gen like early 90s? I always wanted to make a 1:1 build, 4 door short bed F250 lightning. And yea, this gen body style, we need a 4 door cab!

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Looks cool . The tires are a tad small but you did a good job with what you had to work with.

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I like it! I'd drive one!

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Thanks!

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Really Cool!, great idea to compare it with a stock expedition.

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Thanks!

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awesome suv

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Very cool and sharp build. Great ldea...

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Thanks!

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Neat!

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I always thought it was kind of weird that Ford never did an SVT version of the Expedition- judging by your model, maybe they should have.

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Preet cool build...I wished Ford had released that into production....

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That really does look good! When I opened this thread, I didn't see the side of the cement block it rests on, and I was trying to wonder if it was a pic of a 1:1 truck!

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Thanks again! Hahahah!! My buddies 1:1 lightning is on its way out:/ And my parents used to have 3 Expeditions at different times. I hated seeing this bodystyle anymore. So what do I do, make my own in scale!

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nice

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Hmm...the Lightning has just been reissued..the Expedition is being reissued next year. Seems like a fun kitbash.

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