'78 FORD PICKUP 1-25

This is the 1/25 Scale 1978 Ford Pickup Plastic Model Kit from AMT. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older.

AMT 78 FORD PICKUP 1-25 Plastic Model Truck Kit #858
 AMT/ERTL # amt858
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AMT/ERTL Item # amt858
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/25
  • Skill level: 2
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"78 ford"
I love this truck it is a great addition to my truck dioramas and garages I love building trucks and this one definitely has a lot of different ways you could build it and that’s the beauty of this truck you can chose to lift it lower it keep it stock height or what ever else you can imagine I definitely am going to put another one in our stash and you can not complain about the price on this truck Pros: easy on the wallet, Very detailed, nicely casted, lots of possibilities, great for dioramas CONS: minimal flash if you are thinking of picking up this kit then do it it is a lot of fun to build this kit and you will have a lot of fun with it and it will look good for dioramas or whatever you want to make it for

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  • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in white.
  • Off-road suspension, wheels and tires.
  • Colorful decal sheet with Firestone graphics.
  • Long-bed body style with authentic details.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated instructions.


  • Scale: 1/25
  • Skill level: 2


One plastic model

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"78 longbed FORD"
Wayne (Reno, NV)
Somethings amiss with this kit, I owned the real truck and the body seems a bit off, but hey its a model! I was challenged to find the right wheel tire combo as I didn't care for the ones supplied but I think that may be an ailment of mine! with the right setup it makes a beefy looking truck! I really like the 2WD 4WD option and the tonneau cover. I thought the supplied exhaust was a bit on the wimpy side, but nothing that can't be corrected. I may buy a second one and try converting it to a 2WD shortbed version. this is a fairly easy build and by looking at the pictures from other enthusiasts the sky's the limit! Enjoy!

"This kit was a difficult build"
roblively1982 (Cantonment, Florida)
I really loved Ford Pickups, and I owned a 1974 Ford Pickup that was just so much fun to work on and drive. This kit was, from the beginning, difficult. You ever heard that a model directions are really just suggestions. Well, that is very true with this kit. This kit requires test-fitting and many of them I had to tack in place just to make sure everything went together. Some parts required augmentation to fit properly. I even had to trim both vent windows so they wouldn’t stick past the vent frames. The proportions of the truck looks funny. The rear wheels look too far back on the frame. The paint scheme was a bear to complete and I strongly suggest you use the decals as a placement stencil for the paint job. The interior is dull and steering wheel sits almost on the floor of the cab. The dash paints up really nice, but there are decals, if you choose. The decal are nice, but are fragile and hard to settle over the contours. I would suggest that you cut them up before applying – rather than as a unit. There is no interior rear view mirror. The tires have raised lettering, but are unpainted/printed and look small on the truck. The engine is okay, but the engine well is empty, save a battery and a small partial fan shroud. This model was just a slog to build. However, the result is nice and the concept is unique and cool, but the model engineering is sloppy and corner-cutting. I really don’t recommend it, but if you need a ford chassis, go for it.

Great model. Ford truck models are always fun to build. This model has 2wd, 4wd suspension choices, and bed cover, rollbar with lights. Pay close attention when building as to which front end setup you want, 2 or 4 wheel drive..the transfer case and all driveshafts are a nice touch. Only con, is the cheap plastic the models are made of these days. Thay need PRIMING BEFORE PAINT, if not the colors will vary due to cheap pastics. Not like the models of the old days when you could paint right over the base shell. Primer a must for a nice paint job. Also, truck details out nice.


Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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