1984 FORD F-150 - TRAIL / SCALER BODY
While most of America was humming the tune of the hit movie Ghost Busters, Ford Motor Company was busy dropping the latest edition of the best selling pick-up in the world, the 1984 Ford F-150. Pop-culture was buzzing with classic one-liners such as “Where’s the Beef” or the famous line delivered by Arnold Schwarzenegger “I’ll be back.” However, in the truck world, Ford was on the verge of creating a classic of their own. JConcepts is quick to offer this officially licensed mainstay to the scale world of radio control.
The seventh generation of the Ford F-Series is distinguished by its squarer look, sharper lines and flatter panels, the trucks were designed with the working man in mind. The “Blue Oval,” a trademark of all Ford pickups, makes a striking appearance centered in the grille. Stout fender flares are carved ever so carefully into the panels while openings allow for a vast assortment of tires on the market. The F-150 single-cab look is strong and is a careful reminder of a time when passengers sat side-by-side during a typical outing.
The bed itself is solid and includes slated details to look like its 1:1 counterpart. Light body lines and raised sections are present throughout such as fuel tank caps, window weather strip outlines and hood indentations. The hard body-line positioned front to back give the truck heart and the “Built Ford Tough” personality. The body comes clear and includes authentic decal sheet and easy to use window mask for the detailed hobbyist. The F-150 drops on the Ascender and Axial 12.50” wheelbase setting, with standard body mounts. Overall body length measures 19.75”.