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F100 ProStreet Update 05-11-2013 Mid Atlantic NNL Street Machine Class Winner!! Pictures added 4-14-2018. First page.

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F100 ProStreet Update 05-11-2013 Mid Atlantic NNL Street Machine Class Winner!! Pictures added 4-14-2018. First page.
Posted by CarGuy1963 on Sunday, January 20, 2013 11:39 PM

I decided to do something a little different then a GM product. Got this kit off ebay awhile back for cheap. Its a kit from 1978. The frame and floorpan are a little warped, but once I glue it all together it should solve that issue. Heres where I am so far after about three hours of work. Got the floorpan and bed sides cut out and the frame has been cut off so I can narrow it. This is only my second tub job, so we will see how it goes. And I have to figure out how to fix the hood as well. It too is a little warped. I tried to slightly bend it into shape but it cracked a little. Should be able to figure something out. As always comments and critiques are happily welcomed.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Sunday, January 20, 2013 11:42 PM

A few more.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Sunday, January 20, 2013 11:51 PM

And the last three for now. The kit came with a 289 with some Cobra goodies, but thats just not big enough for a ProStreeter, so its a big block for this little baby.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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Posted by gloozalot on Monday, January 21, 2013 7:27 AM

Yep!  Fat Block for that one.  Shot Gun motor from a T-Bird pro-stock or 429 Boss maybe?  And I like the display!   Glooz

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Monday, January 21, 2013 7:51 AM

Thanks Glooz. I scratchbuilt the Dio out of craft sticks last year. My first dio ever. It was fun, and gave me an idea for a much bigger one.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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Posted by sroth88 on Monday, January 21, 2013 8:32 AM

It has to go lower.

Build them while you can still see them. http://public.fotki.com/sroth88/

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Posted by Big Niel on Monday, January 21, 2013 9:22 AM

looking good, can t wait for the finished !!

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Posted by philliesjosh on Monday, January 21, 2013 11:28 AM

looking good!

if you cant fix the hood, PM me your address, i have a hood from a 55 in my parts box that just needs to be stripped and repainted.

you would have better use for it that i would.

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Monday, January 21, 2013 12:32 PM

I agree sroth88. I'm in the process of droppin the front end in the weeds. Also thanks BigNeil and Josh. I think I'm gonna enjoy this one. I like how its turning out so far. Just gonna take my time. CG63

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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Posted by chucky on Monday, January 21, 2013 1:10 PM

Hey, CarGuy1963! Don't you know Pro Street is dead?Wink Seriously, this should be a nice build. Since you welcome comments and suggestions, I have only one: I would go with larger diameter front tires. This might require lowering the front slightly to compensate for the taller tires in order to maintain the same attitude. So many ways to finish this one: I'll be watching and waiting.

chucky

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Posted by streetrod on Monday, January 21, 2013 2:55 PM

Hi Michael,

I'm really looking forward to seeing your truck finished. I just recently finished one too. Mines's a '53 but they're so close you have to be a "fan" to tell the difference.

If you want to get a "sort of" idea on how yours will look when finished, check out my '53 Ford F-100 on page 2 of this section.

Barry Fadden

P.S.-------- pro Street is only "dead" if you want it to be.

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Posted by GeeTee66 on Monday, January 21, 2013 7:03 PM

I agree with Chucky. It needs taller fronts.

I like the tubbing. Not something I've done yet, but this gives me inspiration..

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Posted by SLUSHER on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:16 AM

Glad to see you back building carguy, you have great skill, looking forward to your build..........Slusher

IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:18 AM

Thanks chucky,Barry,GeeTee66,and Carl. After lookin at it for awhile, I agree with you guys and have swapped out the short and skinnies for some taller, wider fronts. I also lowered the front as far as I could to keep the stance it has. Also thanks for the kind words Carl. I was in a real funk for awhile but I decided to do some scratchbuildin, some parts mods, and some dio accent stuff, and low and behold the build bug bit me again. Pretty soon I plan on trying my hand at some resin casting. Got some stuff that hopeful alot of people would be interested in. I should have some more pics up soon. Thanks again guys. CG63.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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Posted by jwhalen on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:00 AM

Hi,

I like the progress so far - this should be cool.  Looking forward to seeing more.

Cheers,

Jim

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:10 PM

Thanks jwhalen. I made some changes to this build. Swapped out the front runners for some taller/wider meat. I think it looks much better how the tires fill the front wheelwells. I'm adding a snorkle scoop, and I had to remove and lower the rear fenders. Had them too high on the bed. This is how the mockup looks. Thanks for watchin, and stay tuned for more updates soon.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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Posted by streetrod on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:38 PM

Hi Michael,

Yup, it looks a lot better now. I'll really be watching this one with interest. Any idea on color yet, or which "big block" engine you're going to use?

Barry Fadden

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:09 PM

Thanks Barry. I saw your F100, and man that build is absolutely amazing. Bow All the detail is just stunning. Fabulous job sir. And I agree mine does look much better with the new front tires. As of right now I'm really leaning towards a shade of green. Gonna go on the Testors site and look around. As far as a powerplant goes I have no idea. But I do know its gonna be a big block. I think I'm gonna do some scratchbuilding for the interior too. I'm also thinking of opening the doors. Maybe suicide. What do you guys think? Hmm Stay tuned. CG63.

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Posted by streetrod on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:42 AM

Hi Michael,

Thanks very much for the nice words about my F-100. I was actually quite pleasd with the way it turned out.

I don't know how long you've been modeling so I'm going to throw out some info based on my 55+ years of expierience. That Monogram yellow plastic is notorious for "blleeding through" if you use a lacquer paint. There was a good article on how to avoid this problem a few issues ago in Scale Auto. This isn't a problem if you you use Testors enamel prime and color. If you do go with lacquer then Testors One Coat has a very nice green color as does their basecoat/clearcoat lacquer system. The Fathom and Emerald are nice dark green colors. Tamiya has a couple of nice greens as well.

As far as the "big block" goes Revell has nice Chevies in quite a few of their Chevy/Corvete/Chevelle kits. They also have a very nice "hemi" in their '41 Willys Street rod kit. Amt has nice Ford big blocks" in their '66 Fairlane GT/GTA and 427 kits along with a great SOHC 427" in the '68 Shelby GT500 kit (the one that I used in mine). AMT has a nice "big block" Buick in the '66 Riviera too.

On opening the doors, this is something that I do, especially to keep some rigidity in the body during sanding/painting/polishing procedures. I only open the drivers door. You can only didplay one side at a time anyway and it cuts the work involved in half, as well as strengthening the body.

I'm not trying to be an know-it-all "intelligent donkey" here, just trying to help and throw out ideas. I hope they help some and if you're aware of all this, just ignore it. Laugh

Barry Fadden

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:46 AM

Thanks Barry. I am always open to and very appreciative of any tips and tricks I can get from all the talented builders here such as yourself. And I will keep in mind all the tips you have outlined here. And I would just like to say I think you're being a little modest about your F100. The level of detail and work you put into that build is amazing. I've been modeling off and on for about 35 years, but right now funds are a little tight for me so I can't really afford to go all out on my builds. Not yet anyway. LOL. And when I say I've been modeling for 35 years it's been mostly out of box builds. Until I started reading S.A.E. and joined these forums I never really knew how much stuff and info was out there to improve upon my skills. Since I got back into the hobby about a year or so ago after a three or four year layoff, I had never done a BMF job before. Nor had I ever polished a paint job, or scratchbuilt anything. And I certainly never would have had the know how or guts to cut up a model for a tub job. So in the year or so that I have been here on these forums My skills had improved ten fold. Not to mention it keeps from doing other less positive things with my money. I have some really cool ideas for this one that I'm gonna keep underwraps until I get them done and posted here. Oh and I want to keep the engine a Ford product so I'm looking at a few Resin offerings. Thanks again Barry for your input and info its greatly appreciated. CG63.

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Friday, January 25, 2013 10:16 AM

Got some updates to this build. Here you will see that I deleted the front bumper, I also removed the molded in stock turnsignals and am using the foglights from a 65 Vette kit for the new ones attached to the grille. I also opened the drivers door. Got big plans for the interior. But we will see how that goes. I also shaved the door handles, removed and lowered the rear fenders, and added tailights from a 64 GTO. I also started on the tub wells, and shortened the rear bumper. Stay tuned for more updates Thanks for lookin. CG63.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Friday, January 25, 2013 10:19 AM

A few more.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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Posted by willieman on Friday, January 25, 2013 12:11 PM

Sweet lookin' lil truck !

As far as motor..How bout a "cammer" ?

Wiliie

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Posted by SLUSHER on Friday, January 25, 2013 7:03 PM

Carguy, l like the changes you made. l also like the fog lights and scoop. keep up the good work....Slusher

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Posted by chucky on Friday, January 25, 2013 9:11 PM

Making real progress, Michael! I like your mods so far. The stance is great and the tubs are coming along nicely.

chucky

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Posted by rodnic47 on Friday, January 25, 2013 11:42 PM

Great job, Carguy. Love the stance and I think a Boss 429 would really top it off! (Or a Cammer would look cool, too)

Rod

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Saturday, January 26, 2013 3:01 PM

Thanks for the kind words Willieman,Carl,Chucky,and Rodnic. I still have'nt decided on a powerplant yet. But I still have a long way to go so. I also want to give a big shout out and thank you to Philliesjosh. The kit hood I had was very warped and in trying to straighten it I cracked it down the middle. And josh came thru with one he had in the parts bin. Thanks again Josh. Bow I have already stripped the old paint and removed the F100 scripts and hood bump. I think it goes more with the theme of a smoothed body. I am also in the middle of another dilemma. I'm not really sure how much I like the Snorkle Scoop. So my question to you guys is to Snorkle or not to Snorkle. Let me hear some feedback on this one. Thanks for lookin and as always comments and critiques are invited and welcomed.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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Posted by Irocet305 on Saturday, January 26, 2013 9:39 PM

Scoop... no bueno. Looks better with the smooth hood.

Build 'em if ya got 'em

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Posted by streetrod on Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:28 PM

Hi Michael,

I prefer it without the scoop (as you saw on mine) because i do think it kind of interupts the lines of the truck. But as is always said here on the forum, it's your truck. if you like it, use it. A lot of Pro Streeters do have hood scoops and if I were to use one, that would be the one I'd use.

Keep up the good work!!

Barry Fadden

P.S.------ Since you are from Baltimore do you attend the NNL East and the Mid-Atlantic NNL? If so we'll have to try to get together and "shoot the bull" for awhile at one or the other events. I'll have my truck at both.

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Sunday, January 27, 2013 8:47 PM

Thanks for the input Iroc and Barry. I'm still undecided on the scoop so we'll see. Honestly Barry I have never been to either. But I would really love to go. And It would be really cool to get together and shoot the poop so to speak. I'll P.M. you so we can chat about it. I got a small progress update on this one with the tubs done. Thats about it for now. I plan on having the door hinge done tomorrow sometime. Then its on to the frame and rear suspension. Sure am havin fun on this one. Big Smile Yeah More to come. CG63.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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