1/25 AMT '25 Ford Model T Fruit Wagon

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I don't know much about this kit, but you can "Build it TWO of FOUR ways." :huh: It looks like the Lincoln V8 and Latham supercharger parts are the same as those found in the Double T kit released a few years ago, but I'm not sure if they all share tooling or not. Either way, this kit's due out on early summer 2014

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Casey looks like a lot of the parts are from the Double T kit I built as a kid

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I would have to assume the "two of four ways" would imply it's still a double kit, like its predecessors, having the stock chassis, fenders and hard plastic stock wheels/tires, as well as the zeed hot-rod chassis and bits, and an optional body. Enough stuff to build two complete models.

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Yep... there goes more of my hobby cash... :D

I can see myself building one of these as a stock-ish depot hack.

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Basically the Tall T double kit (since it has the Tera-Thrust wheels and button-tuft roadster interior) with a different body. I believe it has never been reissued (or maybe only reissued once?)

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I have just about all the original 25 t's but i am missing ths one. Nice to see this one come back and will most likely buy several. Will have to compare it to my original t'sand see what is shared. I'm sure most of it was the same with exception to the body and coresponding pieces or custom parts for a specific version. Guess I need to find an original one now!

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I will go after this kit fastest fruit delivery on wheels

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It's pretty much like the second version of the double T kit, with the C-cab and related parts replacing the "tall T" stock height coupe body. The fruit stand is a one piece deal that fits into the pickup bed. Hopefully Round 2 will include decals for the "fruit" areas of the insert. There was another variation of the C-cab: a paddy wagon. For that one, you got solid side panels and a rear door section (non-opening doors) instead of the fruit wagon details. I'm not sure which was released first, but both were only released once. As tough as the fruit wagon was to find prior to the reissue, the paddy wagon was always the rarer of the two. These were the last issues of the T prior to the Round 2 era that had enough parts to build two complete cars. The seventies Street Rods series coupe and AMT/Ertl reissue roadster included two chassis but only one body.

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So is this kit the kind whereyou build one stock and one custom or can you build two rods out of it?

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Never seen this kit...looking at the box art in the first post, I guess it was issued in the late 60s maybe early 70s?

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Thanks for the review. This was overdue for a reissue.

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So is this kit the kind whereyou build one stock and one custom or can you build two rods out of it?

Never seen this kit...looking at the box art in the first post, I guess it was issued in the late 60s maybe early 70s?

One stock T, one fenderless, Lincoln-powered rod. Pretty sure the Fruitwagon was first issued in 1969, probably still available in '70; I had one in that time frame...

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Was the paddy wagon the same as the Budweiser and Bell Telephone C cab delvery trucks?

No...those are based on the AMT '23 roadster, another kit that was only issued once, around 1976. The '23 could be built stock or as a full-fendered rod with a small-block Chevy engine. Some of the rod parts (engine, suspension, wheels) were shared with yet another one-issue AMT kit...the '34 Ford three-window coupe, quite possibly the worst kit ever made by AMT. The depot hack and delivery van shared a lot of parts with the '23 roadster. Neither of those ever included a rod version, but if I remember right the instructions in the (again!) lone issue of the Depot Hack suggested that the chassis bits from the '23 roadster could be used. I've questioned the logic of AMT doing that '23 roadster back then...built stock, it doesn't look all that different from the '25. They could have done a touring car instead, and had something really different...

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Here's the box art for the "T" Paddy wagon version, it's kinda like the chopped T/ Tall T shared most parts, this kit followed the Fruit Wagon with the already mentioned solid side panels, and rear door. The T Paddy wagon was AMT's answer to Monogram, and MPC Paddy Wagon kits of the time.

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One less kit I have to watch for on ebay, already have plans for it too.

Yep, it'll be green.

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The Depot Hack and C-Cab delivery were completely different tooling from the 70s. There are certainly similarities but even the wheels were different. The fenders had HUGE raised edges for the beading where the original Trophy double kit had very petite beading. The Trophy kit was much better in all respects.

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...if I remember right the instructions in the (again!) lone issue of the Depot Hack suggested that the chassis bits from the '23 roadster could be used."

Correctamundo, Mark....this was one of those examples of the guys at AMT who "got it" prevailing over a management team then that didn't always "get it"!. TIM

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I'd like to see that Depot Hack get re-issued.

In the meantime...I'll definitely take one of these. I always wanted to build a peddler's truck, just never trusted my scractchbuilding skills enough to do it.

Charlie Larkin

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Yeah, this one will be on my list.

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This is now in stock. Whoopee!

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Sweet! Looking forward to some of these.

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Hi Gang,

For those of you who have built this kit, I was looking at the instructions and mocking up sub-assemblies. In the cab instructions for the "Old Timer/Rod Fruit Wagon & Pickup Body" it shows a slight "bump out" of the side supports on each side of the cab roof. There are no corresponding slots for those projections to fit into. Are they perhaps from a different tooling? I plan to remove them, just wanted to be sure I wasn't making a mistake. Thanks!

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David

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I am building one now and left them in place. seems to help on the angle to the firewall. Hope this helps.

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I am building this kit as the pick-up, too. It seems to be your typical AMT kit: nothing quite fits right. Anyway, I've done a mock-up with all of the parts as well. I was wondering, is it just my kit or is the hood too short? There is a huge gap between the firewall & the top of the hood. Then if I line everything up, the hood doesn't sit on the fenders.

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