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is the chrome bad in all the kits or just a select bunch?? ordered 2 kits sat. nite from hong kong...oldr-n-drt

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I did some touch up on the photo from the box art on the kit.

This should help with the painting/detailing of the motor.

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Dos anyone know where i can get roof marker lights for the cab?[/quote

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Hey I thought we were gonna slam it down to the ground with hydraulics and rubber band tires on 36" wheels? Paid the cost to be the boss!

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Got mine today! Have to say that this kit is TOP quality. You can almost just cut the parts from the tree and paint it without any cleanup. I did a quick mockup to show that the kit wheels will fit into the ground hawg tires(from the mad mudder?) and look pretty good. Of course there will need to be a slight lift involved. 5895652E-9DA9-4282-B6DB-CF6BFFDBF987_zps

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That looks nice Andy, I am thinking a set of those new BFG Krawler tires from Chief Joseph might be nice on there too!

I have been going through the parts boxes looking for some tires for mine.

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That looks nice Andy, I am thinking a set of those new BFG Krawler tires from Chief Joseph might be nice on there too!

I have been going through the parts boxes looking for some tires for mine.

I was thinkin the same thing. I'm going to order up a couple sets of them maybe for this truck or the upcoming moebius 4x4 ford.

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is the chrome bad in all the kits or just a select bunch?? ordered 2 kits sat. nite from hong kong...oldr-n-drt

That's a good question, and it was helpful to see - however briefly - that another builder had the same problem.

I've found Gunze Mr Color gloss benign enough to go on chrome and preserve the shine without attacking it. Maybe Krylon Low-Odor (water-based) clear?

S'pose you can clip off sections of sprue to see how your favorite clear helps to seal it...

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I am not a ford truck guy but the quality looks amazing so I may pick (scratch that will pick one up). I am just surprised no one has kitted a ford raptor just mho.

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Yes, and definitely no carburators--those went away decades ago.

No carbs? Isn't that a diet? ;)

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Couple of notes on the kit:

There is no steering box/linkage, at all.

There is a tie rod that allows the front wheels to turn.

There is no front panhard or whatever it would be called on the front of a truck, that keeps the front end from moving or shifting from side to side.

The AMT/MPC Desert Dog tires fit the stock MENG rims perfectly.

The Aoshima HiLift SuperSwampers fit, but they balloon the sidewalls a bit.

MENG has said they will send out replacement chrome, but check your chrome first, see if it does peel

I would like to follow this, and so would MENG

Gilbert saw some of my bigger Aoshima Mega Rims, and they look amazing!!!!
I know a lot of guys will be doing this set up.
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This a set of resin Hobby Design rims that were sent out for chroming.
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I just got mine in the mail yesterday. Paid on the 12th, shipped on the 15th, arrived yesterday the 19th. Coming from Hong Kong, that's pretty good. The only thing I don't like is the tires that came with the kit. They look horrible, so I swapped them out for the tires that came with the jeep rubicon kit. They look a lot better. I have a set of So Real Concepts tires that I'm going to see if they fit. There is almost no mold lines on the kit its self.

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Now all we need is a Chevy Duramax!

Dittos!

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Those of us who were waiting on our pre-orders at HLJ they came in today. HUZZAH!

Now I'm wondering if I should have kept my HLJ preorder..I cancelled it last week and ordered from the place in China that was 50% less...

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I ordered from HobbyEasy in Hong Kong. $43 kit + $21 S/H and I had it in 8 days - HK to NY. Recommended!

That said, they'll be all over the place domestically by mid-June, probably for $60 - $70, shipped.

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Wow! Not sure how I missed this one. My last Super Duty was a 2006 4wd dually and it's not a whole lot different than this one. It's closer than anything to date. The way the bed is made I wonder if they plan on Dually sides in the future.

Does the grill angle back at the top as shown in the photos?

I know it was mentioned that the built kit is just dry fit together but the grill is my concern as I have a diecast model that has the same possible issue. I plan on getting a few and modifying then to match my old 2004 extended cab single wheel and 2006 crew cab dually trucks. Speccast made a diecast dually extended cab I can rob a bed from.

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Wow! Not sure how I missed this one. My last Super Duty was a 2006 4wd dually and it's not a whole lot different than this one. It's closer than anything to date. The way the bed is made I wonder if they plan on Dually sides in the future.

Does the grill angle back at the top as shown in the photos?

I know it was mentioned that the built kit is just dry fit together but the grill is my concern as I have a diecast model that has the same possible issue. I plan on getting a few and modifying then to match my old 2004 extended cab single wheel and 2006 crew cab dually trucks. Speccast made a diecast dually extended cab I can rob a bed from.

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speccast is 1/25 this kit is 1/24 the bed will look small on the truck. I do love me a speccast though, i converted one to a dually and lifted another.IMG_20140325_211831_zpsf1834a23.jpg

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