AMT Model King 1979 Ford Pickup Truck F-Series Plastic Model Car Kit
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AMT 1979 Ford F150 Pickup Truck Model Kit

 

Model King Ford F150 4x4 model kit

AMT 1978-1979 Ford Pickup Truck

 

ford 1979 f150

 

An AMT Ford F-series 1979 Pickup truck kit.

This is built from the Model King reissue of the AMT kit.

I opened up the grille with a dremel tool and hobby knife. I changed the engine to a Boss 429 (out of a Polar Lights Mercury Cyclone Nascar kit).

I made rear torque bars for the axle. (I don't want that big 429 to break anything back there).

The tires and wheels are stock with the kit. The kit has the parts to be built either as a 2WD or 4WD truck. The tarp is included with the kit, as well as a roll bar and a push bar for the bumper.

Overall for it's age, this is a pretty good kit. There are some details left out (no inside rear view mirror or brake master cylinder) but these are minor and easily corrected with pieces from a modeler's parts box.

The model itself has square headlights. The early 78s had round headlights (as my own 78 F150 did), but were converted a few months into the year to square (hologen) headlights, and then stayed square right through 1979. So you could technically make either year with this kit.

The truck model has a Dana 60 rear end, so it would be an F250 / F350 truck. Although the wheels don't accurately have floating axles in the rear (or 4WD hubs for the front).

 

AMT Ford F150

 

1978 f150 ford pickup truck

 

An AMT Ford F150 1978 Pickup truck kit. The body I restored from a built up kit, way before the Model King model.

The frame, windows, and parts of the interior are from a 1990's style truck. The toolbox is from Scale Equipment Limited.

This kit is to replicate my own truck I used to have. It's painted Testors light Blue, and in fact, is a lot like my truck was as far as accuracy.

 

 

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