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 No problem...my reply was a bit terse, was typed on my phone...love these kits, looking forward to what comes in the future..

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No worries,didn't take it as terse or rude or anything,was feeling embarrassed for not having read everything before I replied,LOL :)

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yes, I have that on preorder, mentioned in the first line of my post.  I was speculating on what they may do after that....

Me too, I always thought the '70 grill was one of the best. Chevy must have liked it too, they used a very similar egg crate on '71 pickups.  How about an F 350  with a correct period wrecker body?. This would be a winner for Moebuis!

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A wrecker would be neat..or another service body... or a step side.  I really want to see a crew cab, but I figure the aftermarket will do one eventually..

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I as well want a crewcab version and 4 wheel drive too.in both 250 and 350.I guess we wait and see...I can hope.......Chris 

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Me too, I always thought the '70 grill was one of the best. Chevy must have liked it too, they used a very similar egg crate on '71 pickups.  How about an F 350  with a correct period wrecker body?. This would be a winner for Moebuis!

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If you source the Midnite Cowboy kit, you can build the truck in the picture with the wrecker bed from that kit and the Moebius pickup.

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I see the 1970 that's coming is a short bed.

What other version do I , or will I need to do a 1970 long bed ?

 

I want to do the truck used in Funnycar summer , I think its  a 1970 Long bed F250 camper special with a low profile camper shell on it

 

Is there a source for the 8 lug 16.5 wheels and tires and  the small hubcaps

How about the camper cap

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I see the 1970 that's coming is a short bed.

What other version do I , or will I need to do a 1970 long bed ?

 

The '71 Ranger XLT kit has the long bed.

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I see the 1970 that's coming is a short bed.

What other version do I , or will I need to do a 1970 long bed ?

 

I want to do the truck used in Funnycar summer , I think its  a 1970 Long bed F250 camper special with a low profile camper shell on it

 

Is there a source for the 8 lug 16.5 wheels and tires and  the small hubcaps

How about the camper cap

If you can source an OOP 75 or 76 Ford pickup kit, I think it would have the camper top and larger wheels, IIRC.

Danny at Scenes Unlimited is casting 8 lug wheels, might have the hub caps too.

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After some more digging. I figured out the truck I want to replicate is actually a 1971,

So while I was out this afternoon. Hit my local hobby shop and snagged the only one he had on the shelf .

 

Now, I need to find the wheels / hubcaps and a camper shell to fit it

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If you source the Midnite Cowboy kit, you can build the truck in the picture with the wrecker bed from that kit and the Moebius pickup.

Good suggestion, thanks,  that is the straight body wrecker, not the curved one on the GMC. Is the midnight cowboy wrecker body the correct length for a 1 ton? It seems a little short or it may be my eyes.

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Good suggestion, thanks,  that is the straight body wrecker, not the curved one on the GMC. Is the midnight cowboy wrecker body the correct length for a 1 ton? It seems a little short or it may be my eyes.

Yes, it's the wrecker kit with the weird looking cab on it, sort of like a mini Peterbilt. The wrecker bed is close enough to the correct length, although if you wanted to create your own bed it wouldn't be hard to do.

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Dave,

there were picks of the kit parts that showed 4x4 gear,

these kits that are coming are all 2 wheel drive. How many 

more versions are coming after these if there are in fact 4x4 

versions of these excellent kits??

after the fords do they think they're going to do other makes

 of trucks like GM or Dodge ??

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I don't know the exact schedule for production of the different version.....and would get in trouble for sharing if I did!!!!

I can say there are many version down the road.....and some are ground breaking in scale kit world.

This new P/U is a limited run.....then the next version will be scheduled.   Thx

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I really Really love these kits and so happy to see different years,versions etc. I for one was very thrilled to see the 240 six cylinder/3sp being done,there is just unlimited things you can do to these kits , but hate to beat a dead horse,I just wish somebody could master and sell a better grille for the '69.

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I saw on the Stevens International page that they have a 72 F-100 listed as "TBA". I wonder if this will be the long awaited 4WD version or another 2WD?

I guess we will find out eventually!

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The cover photo is one someone else built, the guy that runs the group has been working on a resin crew cab for a while though.

 

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Some good news in regards to the '70 f-100 kits; the molds for the body parts have been

polished out so no more grainy sand blasted texture.  Thank you Moebius!

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Got the '70 yesterday...yes, polished, shiny molds.  Content appears much the same as the '69 at first glance, short bed, 6 cyl, steelies w/ dds, but w/ the 70 grille and the chrome rear bumper.

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...Got my '70 yesterday as well and as said by Brian and Rob nice polished molds and the '70 grille looks more correct/scale compared to the '69 ..

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I wonder if that means the yet to be released but obvious 1968 model will be the long awaited 4wd version? If so, which engine and bed configuration will it be?

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