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New Moebius Ford Pick-ups 1971 Ranger XLT AND 1969 Custom SWB

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Dad had an 85 300 with 430,000 miles before the head gasket went south in 4 degree weather . That old truck hauled tons of wood and boats all over . Not just a truck driven like a car.

But with the new tool coming out I will be able to do a 67 like the first truck he had. Baby blue F100 with a big block.

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Not yet but I'd assume some wheres within the lines of 20-25 bucks,Moebius prices their models very fairly.

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I was not all that thrilled with the years of the trucks, but after seeing the mock up builds, I will be buying one of each, the mock ups look great

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I , too , would love to see a stock 1980-1986 F-100 ! Y'know , one of those years with steel wheels / hubcaps , 2-wheel-drive , fleetside with a flareside option , etc. , etc.

And the option of an inline six (300 I-6) or a small V8 (Windsor ) ; Cruise-O-Matic or "creeper" 4 speed .

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Tom,

Did you make those wheel covers yourself? I have a long standing project of a Camden, N.J. Fire Dept. Battalion Chief's Bronco that needs a set of those. I had bought the old Pinecrest wheels, but they lacked the correct profile. I was going to order a set of the Scale Squad's/Models by Tony wheels, but they went out of business just as I was about to place my order... Any insight would be appreciated.

Thanks!

David

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Fantastic!

And by the time they're out, I might be working again, so I can buy one or two of each! I have a feeling that 300 will be showing up in a resin-casting.

Personally, I'd love to see a Dodge pickup of this vintage, or maybe an International, especially seeing Moebius already has the working relationship with them.

You guys really impress me.

Charlie Larkin

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Whatever I may be working on gets shoved aside when this model comes out. Simple as that.

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If the kits look anything at all like the tooling mockups, we're in for a real treat! With some switching around of trim, beds, and drivetrains, there's a number of trucks to be built. Add some beefed up rear spings, different rear axle and some 8-lug wheels, a 2wd F-250 would be an easy conversion on the longbed kit. Any chance of parts to do a Contactor, Farm & Ranch, Camper, or Trailer Special? Even so, those would be fairly easy to build on your own.

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Fantastic!

And by the time they're out, I might be working again, so I can buy one or two of each! I have a feeling that 300 will be showing up in a resin-casting.

Personally, I'd love to see a Dodge pickup of this vintage, or maybe an International, especially seeing Moebius already has the working relationship with them.

You guys really impress me.

Charlie Larkin

Charlie,

I provided one of my 300's to Moebius to use as a model for the guys working the tooling. I plan on doing a FI conversion to allow a 5.8L build for trucks. I'm not sure why anyone would buy a copy of the kit engine when you can get the whole kit for about the same price.

Ken (Kitchen Table Resins) Kitchen

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Gotta say, these mock-ups are striking me initially as a huge improvement in general proportions over the Chrysler and Hudson. Very, very nice!

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I see a few things that are wrong on these mockups.

1 the brow above the windshield is much too prominent. It should only extend past the windshield the thickness of the drip rail.

2 there's a separation line missing between the roof skin and B pillar that wraps around and goes above the rear window.

3 there's a horizontal separation line missing on the bedside that should be just above the "bumpout". This generation Ford truck's bedsides were three pieces: top, bottom and the cap on the end that encases the tail lights.

4 the rear fenderwell openings on the '69 are way off. Too small and shaped wrong. They look closer on the '71, but still a touch off.

5 the bedside behind the rear fenderwells extends down too far. It should be shorter than the bedside in front of the fenderwells

6 the trim on the '71 is way too wide.

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7 the grille on the '69 is wrong. The vertical bars should be evenly spaced.

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8 the front bumper is too flat and square at the top. It should have a small bump out at the top.

9 the '69s side marker light is in the wrong position. It is not located in the bumpout. It should be a small rectangular light towards the bottom just in front of the vertical body line.

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10The rear bumper?? Ugh! This is what it should look like.

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two nice old fords i like the 71 better but i want the swbs trucks more ........... B)

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I never noticed how odd the door shape was. Still a beautiful truck, but the next generation had a nicer cab door outline. I can't wait to build some of these...

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Who'd a thunk it? From a post activated one fine evening last october to 15 pages and over 27,000 views.... guess there isn't much interest at all in these 67-72 Fords :)

mike

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This is a superb rendering of the F250 hubcap, hope the F100 cap is also being created for this F100 shorty

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Interesting that both mockups show the dana rear end and not the regular 9 inch Ford diff. The dana was definitely available in the F100s but was fairly rare. They bring good money from the musclecar guys when these trucks are parted out

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...and as far as rear bumpers go, I'm sure over 80% of these came with some form of step bumper vs the relative few that had the deluxe chrome rear bumper in the previous poster's picture. Also, the '68/'69 trucks did not have a bedside marker light; it was actually just a reflector mounted low on the rear.

mike

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That's correct , having a light would have made that bed a 70 model ....................

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By the looks of it, there's an F-250 in hiding here. It has the proper hubcaps and rear axle for it. A nice set of the mag-style wheel covers would suit the F-100 nicely, along with a more proper 9 inch pumpkin.

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Had a 71 short bed with a 429cj . It was a beast.

Wonder how hard it will be to cut that bed down to size?

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Tim, from the looks of the test shot , probably not hard at all.

Casey, I too would love to have a few sets of the "Mag style " covers in scale . I run a set of the same wheel covers on my 1978 F-100 stepside .

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In the '70 dealer brochure there's a set of the diecast mag style hubcaps shown, similar to the shelby mustang or Z16 chevelle cars. I bought a couple of sets from missing link a while ago and may just use them yet...

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mike

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I'd better start saving NOW!!! I am going to try for a case of each!!! If not, then a half-case of each. Depends on how much I save... I'm glad to see the mockups, thank you Dave for sharing these with us. this is one of the MANY things I love about Moebuis Models! As I have stated before, these are my all-time favorite vehicle, Car, Truck, Chevy, Ford... regardless, my favorite. There have been over a dozen owned by various family members of my family through the years....

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Hope to have tooling underway by early July- expecting final mock-up before end of June. Hope to have kits on shelves end of 3rd quarter - early 4th quarter.. Sorry it's taking so long - just lots of details to make right.

Dave

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