1:43 Ford Truck Collection

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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by IFHP » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:16 am

jpgp79 wrote:The Autocult model represents one of the Team Lotus transporters as it was used in the late 50's. The thing is - Team Lotus had significantly lengthened the wheelbase to use it as a race car transporter. Regular Thames 400E vans have a quite short wheelbase.

Unfortunately, Autocult did not alter the Thames 400E flatbed model they already had in their model serie (with the original 'short' wheelbase, correct for a regular model). They just put a different paint.
Thanks for the background JPGP.
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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by IFHP » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:20 am

I'm excited to see that the Brazilian Truck partwork series has issues a 1980's Ford Cargo (Cola Cola truck) and 2000's Ford Cargo (sugarcane crop truck). Right now prices on e-bay are too high, but they may come down. Another bit of good news for me is that Whitebox is now reissuing models from the Brazilian Truck partwork series. No Fords yet, but a Cargo would be great!
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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by IFHP » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:13 am

Ford Bronco

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1978-79 Bronco by Neo, Early 70's Bronco by BoS, and 1988-90 Bronco II by Premium X.

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More photos of the Bronco by Neo

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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by JSB33 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:42 am

I have owned 2 of the 3 in 1:1
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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by LUW » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:58 am

JSB33 wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:42 am
I have owned 2 of the 3 in 1:1
And you wear checkered flannel shirts every day, right?
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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by JSB33 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:03 am

T-Shirts with the sleeves torn off ;)
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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by GarageOnAWall » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:48 am

Great looking models of iconic trucks in the Southern US! Almost bought one of the 3 in 1:1 back in '86 but opted for a Pontiac Fiero GT. Today I own both of those vehicles in 1:43.

Would love to add the 'Big' Bronco shown but wish other colors were offered? Already have the Chevy K5 Blazer and Dodg Ramcharger by NEO and BOTH are this same white/red color scheme :evil: BB
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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by IFHP » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:26 pm

GarageOnAWall wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:48 am
Great looking models of iconic trucks in the Southern US! Almost bought one of the 3 in 1:1 back in '86 but opted for a Pontiac Fiero GT. Today I own both of those vehicles in 1:43.

Would love to add the 'Big' Bronco shown but wish other colors were offered? Already have the Chevy K5 Blazer and Dodg Ramcharger by NEO and BOTH are this same white/red color scheme :evil: BB
IXO has also do a casting for the 78-79 Bronco. Right now it has only been released in a Mexican partwork series (which is weird because these Broncos were not sold their new), but eventually there should be a Premium X version which I think may be released in blue and white.
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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by Alfaholic » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:26 pm

JSB33 wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:03 am
T-Shirts with the sleeves torn off ;)
If you rip the sleeves off Jeff, where do you keep your pack of ciggies?
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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by IFHP » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:25 am

Some random 1:43 Ford truck photos.

ImageBrazilian Ford F-Series Line-up by IXO by Michael, on Flickr

Brazilian F-Series line up (IXO)

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1968 F-100 by Neo and 2000 F-250 by IXO

ImageFord Utes by Armco and Trax by Michael, on Flickr

Ford Utes: Mainline, Zephyr and Falcon.

ImageFord F-150 Lighting by Greenlight by Michael, on Flickr

1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lighting by Greenlight.

ImageFord Coupe Utility (1949) by Trax by Michael, on Flickr

1949 Ford Coupe Utility by Trax.

ImageFord F-1, 1951 Brazilian Partwork Series by Michael, on Flickr

1951 Ford F-1, Brazilian partwok.

ImageFord F-100 (1972) IXO Argentine partwork by Michael, on Flickr

1972 Argentine Ford F-100.

ImageE494C Fordson Van by Corgi by Michael, on Flickr

E494C Fordson 5 cwt van by Corgi.

ImageTable Top Town by Michael, on Flickr

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Ford Transit motorhomes (2005 and 1975) from the(IXO) Hachette RV partwork series
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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by JSB33 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:26 am

Another nice set.
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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by Tom » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:40 am

The red Transit is on my wish list. Love it.

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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by IFHP » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:17 am

2016 Ford Ranger double cabin 4x4 by Momaco

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Until now, I was unaware of the French die-cast model company Momaco. This year they started a new sub-line called Alarme and the first vehicle in that series is a 2016 Ford Ranger double cabin 4x4 pick up. It comes in about five versions, all fire fighting rigs except this one civilian version. One odd feature of the model is that the licence plates and even the FORD emblems come a decals that the buyer has to apply. Having an example of the international Ford Ranger fills a big gap in my Ford collection.

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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by IFHP » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:22 am

1980's Ford 9000 LTS from IXO articulated series.

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I was excited to see this truck on e-bay. I didn't buy it because I thought it was too expensive, but some day I hope to. I noticed that the car hauler trailer is actually a 1950's European design (used first on a different model). Something like this would never be seen behind a long-haul truck like this Ford in the US .
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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by Jager » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:43 am

That's one of the stupidest things I've seen from IXO. Stop being cheap, design a proper double axle trailer and you'll probably sell them by the thousands. As it is, these are likely to hit the bargain basement sale bins in record time.

What would probably sell many times better would be some of the iconic NASCAR haulers of the period (though in hindsight the one below with alcohol advertising wouldn't work) :

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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by JSB33 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:05 am

I like the Ranger, would not be surprised to see Greenlight end up doing a US spec one.
The Ford 9000 looks great, the trailer is shite but they did a nice job on the cab. I would be afraid to start buying them as they take up soooo much room.

I like Ian's idea but I wonder if it costs an arm and a leg to license Nascar stuff?
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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by IFHP » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:35 pm

Many years I saw something like what Ian described at a swap meet. It was a red Louisville semi with NASCAR logos. I've never come across it since.
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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by Tom » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:55 pm

Not a lot of torpedo nose trucks in Europe, most here are COE. Reason being a limit on overall length, what you save on the tractor can be used on the trailer.
That design of car transporter trailer doesn't look familiar either.

It will probably sell well anyway because of the lack of choice in car transporters in 1:43 and because most car guys are no truck connaisseurs.

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Re: 1:43 Ford Truck Collection

Post by JSB33 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:26 am

Tom wrote:
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Not a lot of torpedo nose trucks in Europe, most here are COE. Reason being a limit on overall length, what you save on the tractor can be used on the trailer.
If you have a COE truck fleet you won't have any drivers in the US. They hate them and won'd get behind the wheel of them. Its funny because years ago, they were the norm. But trucker lore took over and they were deemed unsafe and that was that. Plus it doesn't hurt that they have a lot more room in the Conventional trucks.
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