One body style reigned supreme in the early days of monster truck racing. From the first official side-by-side competition, the built Ford tough, 1984 Ford F-250 was a force to be reckoned with. Distinguished by its squarer look, sharper lines and flatter panels, this style truck was designed with improved efficiency in mind; something that only became more important over the life-span of the product.
Considered to be the last of the “classic” Ford trucks, the 1984 model screams 80’s style and features a Ford oval (by decal) placed in the center of the grille. The square body trucks from this generation are just plain mean and with the single cab design, long bed and flat body panels, tradition was an important part to the JConcepts design team. The Ford bloodline runs deep with the hard body lines running horizontally top and bottom which helps to create a rigid panel. The front windshield is large and in charge and offers the scale driver a clear view of the road ahead.
The JConcepts manufactured body measures 7.25” width and built for a 13” wheelbase truck. The body is carved with traditional rectangle arched wheel wells but can be trimmed larger for jumbo tires such as the Renegades and Firestorms, found on the typical RC monster truck. The JConcepts product includes a clear body shell, paint mask for all windows and detailed Ford and JConcepts logo decal sheet. As always, each body set is backed with JConcepts customer support and racing heritage.
The build –
The truck shown is built using an Absolute Chaos chassis with traditional Clod Buster Axles, Team Associated shocks and Reedy Powered electrical. JConcepts Firestorm tires and Tribute wheel set off the retro inspired racer.
Built for show –
The body shown, decorated as the Virginia Giant was custom painted by Dan Wyatt and features a silver painted, 3D printed roll-bar available from the JConcepts Shapeways page.
Virginia Giant roll-bar for JConcepts #0306 body on Shapeways
Bigfoot 3 roll-bar for JConcepts #0306 body on Shapeways
Popular Monster Trucks who trusted the 1984 Ford body –
- Duraliner Giant
- Virginia Giant
- King Kong III
- Officially licensed by Ford to JConcepts
- Body measures 7.25” in width and 13” wheelbase
- Fits a variety of platforms including solid axle race trucks
- cale inspired body, cab and window design
- 1:1 headlight and grill treatment
- Clear heavy-duty polycarbonate with protective film
- Window masks and detailed 1984 Ford sheet included
Ford Oval and nameplates are registered trademarks owned and licensed by Ford Motor Company. Manufactured by JConcepts, Inc.