By Aaron Waldron
New from JConcepts:
1979 Ford F-250 Monster Truck body w/bumpers
Part # - 0305
Retail price - $42.00
Map price - $35.70
(Fits - 7" width & 11" wheelbase)
A phenomenon has to start somewhere, in the case of Monster Trucks; it was started with a 1979 Ford pick-up truck. The iconic body style shaped and revised by Ford, specifically for the 1979 model year, features rectangular headlights and a one-piece center grille. You'll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful truck than the 1979 and JConcepts has built a ground-up design which embodies everything that is special about this piece of truck history.
To start this project, JConcepts meticulously set their sights on the 1:1 vehicle replicating the finest details of the 1979. The heavily chiseled, square body look with enlarged, flat-top wheel wells set this body off as a favorite. The recessed body line extends down the entire side of the standard cab body and the included decal sheet details this section to appear like the chrome trim of yesteryear. The wrap-around front windshield, recessed side windows are outlined to perfection while the body lines are all in place to show off that vintage look.
Perhaps the most important part of the design, the front headlights, grille, taillights and tailgate are replicated with a decal sheet giving that all important, high-impact look. Included in the package, JConcepts includes a separate front and rear bumper which can be attached with included hardware for the ultimate show and shine ride. The 11" wheelbase gives drivers options for mounting to standard or extended length chassis while the flat bed area gives plenty of space for body mount locations or customized with bed cover look.
When it's time to fabricate a race truck or flash back to the golden years of Monster Trucks by dressing out a scale build, JConcepts is World Proven Innovation and Design.
- Officially licensed by Ford to JConcepts
- Body measures a 11.00" wheelbase and a 7" width
- Fits a variety of R/C monster trucks including Clod Buster
- Scale inspired body, cab and window design
- 1:1 headlight and grille treatment
- Attachable front and rear bumper accessories
- Clear heavy-duty polycarbonate with protective film
- Window masks and detailed Ford decal sheet included
Ford Oval and nameplates are registered trademarks owned and licensed by Ford Motor Company. Manufactured by JConcepts, Inc.
JConcepts now offers the 3D print option Tote wheels for Monster Truck displays and storage. The tote wheels resemble the wheels the full-size monster trucks use for traveling to and from events. The combined group of wheels includes 4 pieces of sized wheels to accept (not included) 2.2" buggy type front tires.
To finish an assembly, it is necessary to have the JConcepts 12mm wheel hex adaptors in 18mm offset as included with the 3377 Tribute wheel package and 24 pieces of 2.5x12mm screws which are not included in this purchase. Since the Tribute wheels package comes with additional planetary covers, they can be used on the Tote wheels to further enhance the looks.
The recommended 2.2" tire by JConcepts is the Diamond Bars (#3116-08) in Red compound. The tires can be purchased directly from jconcepts.net or any hobby dealer which carries the brand.