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History of Monogram's Ford Pickups 1980-1991


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I had one of the Night Rider kits, it wasn't bad for a snap kit. The hood opened and it has some basic engine detail. I wish I hadn't messed it up but I was young and dumb. I have never seen the other two, I've been looking for a fleetside for a long time. Here is an 80-86 long bed I made from a Quadzilla kit, two Monogram Broncos, and the inside of the bed from the 91 F-250.

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Kit #2262's decal sheet. Remember the "Better idea from Ford" ads featuring Bill Cosby? You can see the remnants of that ad campaign on the second license plate:

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Would love to find the snap long box, if anyone needs pictures, i have an 80 ford 4x4 longbox, sitting in my yard, its a straight 6, with stick, so if u need detail pics let me know of what

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The High Roller Bronco wheels are a factory item? Whoa! Here is a picture of the seat in the F-150.

Stumbled across this gem on Kijiji today:

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It is a 1984, purchased in fall of 1983, being sold by the original owner with only 181919km on it.:o

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I built the f250 2010 release as a real 4x4(failed attempt just glued a dif to the front suspension) gave it stacks and put cobra and gt500 decals on it. By chopping at the front suspension the wheels have some issues. It used to sit on my model shelf now its in a box in the closet...389170_305629306133672_1155149612_n.jpg

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Bump back up to the top.

One interesting thing to note is the 4WD kits have what appears to be an NP205 transfer case, which is incorrect for the third-gen Broncos. They should have the NP208, which is what looks to be in AMT/MPC's version of the 1980 Bronco. From what I can tell, the NP205 is used across multiple kits because it was easy for Monogram, which is why it ended up incorrectly in the Bronco and F150 kits.

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On 12/4/2020 at 3:20 PM, Jordan White said:

Bump back up to the top.

One interesting thing to note is the 4WD kits have what appears to be an NP205 transfer case, which is incorrect for the third-gen Broncos. They should have the NP208, which is what looks to be in AMT/MPC's version of the 1980 Bronco. From what I can tell, the NP205 is used across multiple kits because it was easy for Monogram, which is why it ended up incorrectly in the Bronco and F150 kits.

One other interesting thing I found: for some reason they decided to use the 1979 engine bay for the 1980+ kits, despite them being different generations.

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I understand that Monogram didn't make a 1979 kit, but I am saying that they, for some reason, put a 1979 engine bay in the 1980+ kits. 

1979 Ford engine bay:

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Monogram 1980 Bronco engine bay:

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Notice the ribs coming down from the firewall, the similar heater core, and jack locations.

Now here's a 1:1 1980 Bronco engine bay:

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The Monogram Fords do have the wrong underhood detail. The '67-'79 Fords had the metal inner fenderwells. '80 and up had the rounded plastic inner fenderwells. I wonder what underhood detail the MPC Bronco has? I've never had one.

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Guess we have here another glaring example of what assumption does for credibility   :wacko:^_^

Guess I'd better build one of the ones I have to see what they actually contain...

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25 minutes ago, Plowboy said:

The Monogram Fords do have the wrong underhood detail. The '67-'79 Fords had the metal inner fenderwells. '80 and up had the rounded plastic inner fenderwells. I wonder what underhood detail the MPC Bronco has? I've never had one.

Doing a quick Google search shows that it does have the correct engine bay. The one I have is an old built kit, so I'm thinking I may try to swap it in despite the scale difference.

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I guess that's the one I was thinking of.

Funny, they did a better job on the support ribs for a wrong application than either amt or moeb did for the rightful design. Maybe I'll have to try using that as a replacement in a amt or moeb F100.

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46 minutes ago, Casey said:

I can't imagine the Revell Night Rider kit's engine bay would be any better than the Monogram kit's, but, maybe?

From what I can tell in this pic, it looks the correct full width, but otherwise looks very basic and sparse.

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