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1973 Ford F-350 Pickup

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    April, 2013
1973 Ford F-350 Pickup
Posted by Retro Joe on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:39 PM
I was delighted to see that AMT re-released this great old truck. The kit still had issues with a lot of flash, and some fit problems, but they did re-engrave a few of the body details, according to their website. My first intention was to finally build a version of my Dukes of Hazzard "Uncle Jesse" pickup from new plastic (my previous attempts were all from vintage kits from eBay). I ended up turning the 1978 into a 1973 as planned, and used the vintage tires & hubcaps. However, I built this truck as a "clean" version, as if it had yet to begin its life on "the farm".  Resin replacement grille:   Chrome application. I had also removed the '76-'79 version fender emblems before painting:  Windshield frame/wiper chrome:  Grille detail. Vintage AMT hubcaps & tires:    Side marker detail, nicely engraved:
Tags: 1973 , f-350 , ford , pickup , truck
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    September, 2011
  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:05 PM

looks great!!!!! love that pickup just picked up a 97 sealed kit

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    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:17 PM

it came out fabulous. where did you source the resin front?

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    April, 2013
Posted by Retro Joe on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:49 PM

Was referred by this forum to Jeral Tierney, who cast the '73 grille for me.

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    June, 2013
Posted by bondo bill on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:48 PM

very retro -sharp build

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    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:47 PM

Excellent rendition of a not available past time car . You do nice work . "Where's the keys ?   Thanx ..

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    April, 2009
  • From: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posted by oldscalemodeler on Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:26 PM

Retro Joe, this reminds my of the '75 Ford F 150 Explorer pickup I had back in the day. It had the high performance 390 with dual carbs, big tires, and dual fuel tanks. It was a tomato soup orangey-red and had a white racing stripe across the hood and down the sides just above the valley. I loved that truck and we shared many, many miles together. Thanks for bringing back some fine memories. Now I have a new project.

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    August, 2013
  • From: West Seneca, NY (Buffalo)
Posted by Snork56 on Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:53 PM

Really nice build!  It's almost too stock and plain!  You hit a home run!

To get back up when you are down, fight when you are struggling, give the extra effort when you are in pain, come back when no one expects you to and stand up tall when people try to pull you down.    That is what makes up a true champion!!   Snork56 (S56) Henry D.  

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    January, 2009
  • From: midwest
Posted by zebra 3 on Friday, April 25, 2014 11:33 PM

Very nice pickup Retro Joe. Wish I still had my 1/1 79 F-350.


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    April, 2005
  • From: Caputh, Germany
Posted by modelmarc on Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:42 AM

Really nice build! Reminds me of my youth in South Africa, where these were common as government vehicles, always in white.


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    February, 2004
  • From: Middle Earth
Posted by dunjuz_wryt on Sunday, April 27, 2014 1:04 PM

Nice looking truck. A real clean build.

 Cruising on empty, running into the sun...

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    December, 2005
  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Saturday, May 03, 2014 12:23 AM

Very sharp truck, very nice work..................Slusher


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Posted by guidematic on Saturday, May 03, 2014 8:48 AM

Nice work! Very clean. It's nice to see this old warhorse reissued. I'll have to pick on up!


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    March, 2015
  • From: Davenport Iowa USA
Posted by Chuckyboy on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 6:28 PM

Wonderful job, especially the nice, crisp foiling. I recently got this kit, a 'must have' in remembrance of my 1:1 '78 F100; bought in 1999 for $300, 6.9 6cyl that run like a top. And as a bonus, all the rust was included in the price!

"Too much of a good thing is wonderful."

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    July, 2018
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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, July 14, 2018 6:33 AM

And, the spam continue...


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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, July 15, 2018 12:58 AM
Looks great!

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Posted by massmodeler on Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:23 PM

Retro Joe

Was referred by this forum to Jeral Tierney, who cast the '73 grille for me.


I don't understand why you needed a resin grille, AMT made this truck beginning in '73 and you could have simply used a '73 kit.

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    January, 2004
Posted by Lincoslam on Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:47 PM
AMT didn't release that F-350 kit until 1975....the '75 1:1 truck had the carryover '73-'74 grille. For '76 Ford revised the grille and AMT did also for the '76 Annual kit. The '73-'75 style grill only appeared in the '75 annual kit. The '75 kit isn't easy to get and why get one just for a grille if a resin version is available? For those following along, the engine in that kit was called a 460, but was actually a 360/390. That old FE engine 360/390 made it's final appearance in 1976. AMT incorrectly carried it on mis-labled into the '77 annual. For the 4wd verison AMT revised the '77 Annual kit into the '78-'79 Super Stones version in the original AMT's waning days. It also had the old Ford FE engine which was incorrect, but so was the 460 as Ford never offered the 460 with 4WD...use a 400....which comes in the '79 Bronco kit if you like accuracy.
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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, January 25, 2019 10:37 AM

Another home run RJ.  I had a white 77 p/u and you nailed this build.  The interior is fab.

The high quality work I have come to expect from you.  Bravo! Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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    September, 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Friday, January 25, 2019 1:29 PM

Gorgeous buld. Simple clean but stately !!

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'


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