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Revell Bronco
Posted by Wild Bill 426 on Monday, November 07, 2016 9:22 AM

Just got mine Saturday; selling like hotcakes at my LHS.  The box art isn't very good but the photos on the box got me excited, and review  of the kits instructions and parts were very encouraging.  The scale fidelity is great.  The swinging spare tire on the rear (with cover) is very impressive.  As (pretty much) always, good job Revell!

Wild Bill "Plastic cars are better than real cars cuz' they're a lot cheaper to fix. You don't even need duct tape and wireties"
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  • From: Alamogordo, New Mexico
Posted by Tiburon on Monday, November 07, 2016 1:59 PM

Got two the same day, via the mail. I think it will take some research to create a box stock Bronco from it unless you want the Stroup(sp) version that the kit builds into. I love the tires though, cool tread pattern.

Been waiting years for this kit and I'm not complaining about it at all! I will be buying at least one more possibly two now that I've got my hands and eyes on it!

The projects it could become astound. Can't wait to see what every body builds and post.

Tiburon

'50 Olds, '53 F-100, '55 Nomad and a '66 Galaxy.  My Pic's

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  • From: N.Va
Posted by Scale Madness on Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:40 AM

I was glad to see this as well. Should be a great addition to my collection & the reviews certainly did look promising!

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, December 17, 2016 6:14 AM

I'm looking forward to getting this kit!  The possibilities are almost endless and there is plenty of aftermarket parts and pieces for conversions!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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  • From: 343 South St HALIFAX MA.
Posted by Daddio on Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:24 PM

mrmike , picked one up a couple of weeks ago and presently have it in paint . It just might be Revells best kit yet , I know thats saying a lot , this is coming from a guy thats not really a big Bronco fan . This kit is really that good . I'm building it out of box just like the box art . I'm also playing with a set of wheels and tires from the snap kit of the Jeep Rubicon . This is gonna take a little research..

 I recently finished builds of the Motown Missle and Plymouth Belvedere and must say my personal fears of a weak front suspension were unfounded . But be warned care is necessary when mounting the wheels and tires .

                  Take care and see you around the clubhouse ,

                                                                                   Steve D.

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all..........

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  • From: S F Bay Area
Posted by Chuck Kourouklis on Saturday, December 31, 2016 1:35 PM

For those of you wanting a more street stock appearance, some guys have been having good success swapping in tires and steel wheels from one of the Moebius F-series pickups. Open steelies really look good, a bit larger and more correct in diameter than Revell's.

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Posted by Plowboy on Sunday, January 01, 2017 4:52 PM

The Moebius F-100 wheels and tires would be OK if the Bronco's wheel covers will fit them. But, you definitely wouldn't want to leave them open. I've never seen a Ford steel wheel with a concaved center. Ick!

Do the Bronco kit wheels have the 4wd hubs molded in the front wheels? I haven't seen one built without the wheel covers yet.

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  • From: 343 South St HALIFAX MA.
Posted by Daddio on Tuesday, January 03, 2017 11:37 PM

Yes the front wheels have the four X four hubs and the wheel covers have a hole so the locking hub pokes through......really cool. There are a lot of really nice details in this kit . I havent finished my first one yet , but had to go back to my LHS and grab the other one last week .( I hope Santa wasn't watching..)

   Take care and see you around the clubhouse ,

                                                            Steve D.

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Posted by Chuck Kourouklis on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 4:26 PM

Huh!  Something new every day and all that.  Daddio beat me to the punch, but Revell's front hubs seem pretty nicely covered.  Wheel covers will look like poverty caps on Moebius steelies however.

Wonder what the feasibility of sending a cap off to a company like Shapeways for resizing might be...

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Posted by Plowboy on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 7:03 PM

Exactly how small is the kit wheel? Factory Broncos came with 15" x 5.5" wheels. There were optional 16" x 5" wheels. But, those are rarely seen.

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Posted by jhaught on Thursday, January 05, 2017 8:12 AM

Bob Downie built a Bronco for an expanded review, coming in the April 2017 issue. it includes a solution (using Moebius parts) to the wheel issue.

Jim Haught

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Posted by Plowboy on Sunday, January 22, 2017 10:36 AM

To get a decent looking set of open 15" steel wheels, take a set from an AMT '61 Starliner and swap in the Revell 4wd hubs to the front wheels.

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Posted by andrewwjohnson on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 10:00 PM

A Baja Bronco version will be out later this year.  No pictures yet so I don't know what kind of tires and other equipment will be in the kit.

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