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66' FORD pickup
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 21, 2003 11:37 AM
Smile My first vehicle was a 66' FORD pickup. I was wondering if they ever made a model of that make and year ?
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 29, 2003 12:24 AM
Thekit was availabl from AMT in 66. You may find one trough tha want ads or a show. I think Modelouse makes a kit of one also. It ain't cheap. but it is quality . You can find his website in SAE. Happy Hunting, WOLF
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 30, 2003 7:56 PM
Hey Wolf, sorry it took so long for me to return your reply. I really appreciate the info. I sure hope I can find one !Smile
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Posted by Arthur Anderson on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 4:46 PM

Anonymous
Thekit was availabl from AMT in 66. You may find one trough tha want ads or a show. I think Modelouse makes a kit of one also. It ain't cheap. but it is quality . You can find his website in SAE. Happy Hunting, WOLF

 

Wolf, nope! AMT's series of 1960's Ford F-100 pickups was 1960-1963 only, with the '63 being offered in 1964 as the "New Ford Pickup" (with the model year engraving on the license plates being removed.

But, all is not lost!  Moebius Models is working up a series of kits of the 1965-66 Ford F-100's, which have the very same styling as the '61-'64, but the "Unibody" cab/pickup box was gone for 1965--conventional separate cab and bed.

As 1965 saw an all-new chassis, and "Twin I-beam" suspension (that was used by Ford through 1972), Moebius will base these on their very well-received '67-'72 kits--I've been involved in this project since Moebius did all the reference work just a year ago--keep watching!

Art

 

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Posted by Plowboy on Thursday, June 01, 2017 12:51 AM

Arthur Anderson
Wolf, nope! AMT's series of 1960's Ford F-100 pickups was 1960-1963 only, with the '63 being offered in 1964 as the "New Ford Pickup" (with the model year engraving on the license plates being removed.

But, all is not lost!  Moebius Models is working up a series of kits of the 1965-66 Ford F-100's, which have the very same styling as the '61-'64, but the "Unibody" cab/pickup box was gone for 1965--conventional separate cab and bed.

As 1965 saw an all-new chassis, and "Twin I-beam" suspension (that was used by Ford through 1972), Moebius will base these on their very well-received '67-'72 kits--I've been involved in this project since Moebius did all the reference work just a year ago--keep watching!

Art

 

Unibody F-100's were '61 to '63. '64 F-100s came with a seperate styleside bed. But, it was from the '57-'60 F-100s which didn't match up. It was Ford's quick fix for the unibody design.

I hope Moebius does a better job with the '65-'66 F-100s than they did with the '69-'72s. Those kits were killed with inaccuracies. I also hope they aren't using the chassis from the '69-'72s as they were based on the '73 and up Fords. If they are going to do the '65-'66 F-100, they need to start from scratch and not base it on "borrowed", ancient tooling like they did with the '69-'72s.

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Posted by Arthur Anderson on Friday, June 02, 2017 5:26 PM

"Borrowed ancient tooling"?  Please tell me more (I was involved in evaluating that project, from start to finish.

As for the '65-'66 Ford pickups, those introduced the chassis used on the '67-'72,  with only detail differences--most notably the center crossmember, which is in a difference postition as opposed to the '67-'72.  I spent an entire day at a "dealership" in a small town about 30 miles NE of St Louis (in Illinois) who had 6 or 7 1965-66 F-100's.  We shot nearly 1,000 pics of those trucks, perhaps 50% of those with me holding measuring tapes, even folding carpenters' rules (with every other inch blacked out--which makes it very easy to see the dimensions).

When doing a photoshoot such as that for referencing the real vehicle for the purpose of creating a scale model, not a single one is a "beauty shot" such as might appear in a magazine, but rather we got "up close and personal", shots at all angles,with perhaps 95% of the pics being closeups to show not only details, but body shapes and contours.  It can get down & dirty, even grubby along the way--not much fun sliding underneath a pickup truck on crushed limestone after a rain storm, I can assure you.

I spent this past Sunday morning, at Dave Metzner's home (a 120 mile drive) reviewing the first CAD files and 3D scans of the proposed model kit.  Several inaccuracies (mostly slight) were seen, and comments made to the factory of what needs to be corrected.

On the '67-'72, I had less input going in, but toward the end, I personally made some cab/body corrections to test shots (amazing how fast I can work with a razor saw, putty, sandpaper and a food dehydrator on test shots of a model!).  That series had a "gestation period" of perhaps 4 yrs, and was a test of the concept of laser scanning of a real truck (that DID NOT WORK, due to factors unknown at the time--so a lot of "eyeball engineering on the cab unit had to happen.

Perhaps you might go find one, slap a carpenter's rule, even make one into a "square" and enlighten us all?

Art (who's been peripherally involved with Moebius Models on model cars and pickups from the very beginnings--back in 2009)

 

 

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, June 02, 2017 6:26 PM

I'm sorry but I remember using sewing thread and sandpaper n. Screwplat chassis no opening hoods thick axles running through the then engine oil pan . then the incorrect dimension of parts n body measurements. That was fun learning to customise modify and correct according to taste or preference. Were getting quality base representative parts and bodies that haven't really been issued with this much detail. Mobius appears to me to be filling in some very nice blanks . I'm thankful for what ever is issued these days . I say keep up the great wrk mobius

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Posted by Plowboy on Saturday, June 03, 2017 9:59 PM

Arthur Anderson

"Borrowed ancient tooling"?  Please tell me more (I was involved in evaluating that project, from start to finish.

As for the '65-'66 Ford pickups, those introduced the chassis used on the '67-'72,  with only detail differences--most notably the center crossmember, which is in a difference postition as opposed to the '67-'72.  

Perhaps you might go find one, slap a carpenter's rule, even make one into a "square" and enlighten us all?

 

Yes, borrowed, reverse engineered, however one wants to phrase it. The Moebius '69-'72 F-100s chassis and engine is clearly from the AMT F-350s. All one has to do is compare the chassis and engine/ related parts between the two kits to see. The Moebius F-100s have the wrong chassis under them. The '67-72 F-100s had an entirely different chassis than the '73-'79 F-100s. The twin I beams on the '67-'72 F-100s were mounted to the opposing frame rail, i.e. the driver's I beam was mounted to the passenger frame rail and visa versa. '73 all the way to '96 F-100s/150s had the I beams mounted off center to a cross member (the chassis the Moebius F-100 has). It's flat out the wrong chassis for the '69 -'72. Then, there's all the body and interior issues.

I don't have to find a '67-'72 F-100 and slap a carpenter's rule on it as I'm very familiar with those trucks. I've restored one, driven several and I still own a F-600. That doesn't make me an expert by a long shot . But, I do know what they look like.

As far as enlightening all, this is all I can do. These are comparison photos between the Moebius F-100 and an original issue 'AMT '73 F-350. If it weren't for the difference in color, one would be hard pressed to determine which is which.

 

 

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Posted by Plowboy on Saturday, June 03, 2017 10:02 PM

The later '77 F-350s actually have the wing nut detail. This is from the '73.

 

 

 

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Posted by Plowboy on Saturday, June 03, 2017 10:06 PM
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Posted by Plowboy on Saturday, June 03, 2017 10:10 PM

The exhaust. Different to the muffler. Identical from the muffler back.

 

 

 

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