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1953 Ford F100 "Moon" shop truck

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  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: FRANCE
1953 Ford F100 "Moon" shop truck
Posted by ford fan on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 1:41 PM

Hello.

I have just completed this little F100. It is of course the good old Amt 1953 one.

I wanted to build a fictitious shop truck (MoonEyes does have an F100, but a 1960 model).

The body is basically untouched, I just used real wood for the bed floor. I painted it using VW rally Gelb (German touch up spray can), & Tamiya Pure White (sanded & polished). The engine is a DeSoto Firedome Eight (a custom option from the box). For the interior, I used "Moon" floor mats (unfortunately not visible on the pic), a custom steering wheel, a floor shift & Moon pedal & tach.

The Moondiscs are Detail Master, & the suspensions are dropped.

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:19 PM

Hey ford fan that is really neat! The whole set up looks so right, Paint, stance, decals all very clean and tidy , very well done.

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    February, 2007
  • From: Nor Cal
Posted by Draggon on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:57 PM

Outstanding! Any pics of the engine and underneath?

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    February, 2005
  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:01 PM

Looks period correct..nice idea along with a real nice build

Dennis

 

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    October, 2010
  • From: Citrus Park, Florida
Posted by Too Old on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 6:08 PM

Beautiful work !   Each picture got another "Wow" when I saw it !

TooOld

A.K.A.  BOB.

" In case of war all rivet counters will be shot ! " - Winston Churchill

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    December, 2005
  • From: Chandler, AZ
Posted by del austin on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 7:00 PM

Great looking truck! Feel free to post more pictures!!

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    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 7:34 PM

What, no "Moon" tank? LOL! Really nice build on that shop truck.

High octane

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 5:44 AM

Thank you my friends ! I really appreciate your comments !

So, here a few other pics :

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I forgot to mention that despite this age, the building went incredibly well, everything fit very well, it was a dream to build. I'll build a stock version soon.

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    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:18 PM

Nicely done fordfan.  I never get tired of looking at all the different build interpretations of this great old kit, and yours is a standout.  Cheers

Steve

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Thursday, November 28, 2013 10:47 AM

Thank you Steve !

Like you, I think I could build dozens of differents versions of this kit & never get tired !!!

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Posted by MIKE1017 on Thursday, November 28, 2013 2:08 PM

Nice work. Lets see that engine

The only easy day was yesterday.

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    May, 2008
  • From: SALEM NH
Posted by GASSERS#1 on Sunday, December 01, 2013 4:24 PM

Great model!nicely done.Stick out tongue

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    February, 2007
  • From: Staines-upon-Thames, UK
Posted by GeeTee66 on Sunday, December 01, 2013 6:24 PM

Yeah!

Really clean skills you got there...

I love the details you got in there. The magazines on the seat are a kool touch

If it ain't fun, don't do it.
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    December, 2005
  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Monday, December 02, 2013 9:56 AM

A great looking model. Very well done..

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    March, 2010
  • From: Southern Maine
Posted by surfnut on Thursday, December 05, 2013 11:09 AM

Beautiful build!  Very clean.

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  • From: Little Rock, AR
Posted by streetrodnut on Saturday, December 07, 2013 11:14 AM

Very nice truck. How did you do the lowering?

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  • From: United States
Posted by funman1712 on Saturday, December 07, 2013 3:11 PM

Sharp!!!!  TIM

"Funman1712" is the board name for Scale Auto contributor Tim Boyd. 

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  • From: Flathill, Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Atmobil on Saturday, December 07, 2013 4:23 PM

That is a really cool build, would like to see more pictures of it. Nice detaling with the magazines on the front seatYes

Gaute Halsaunet TTT (Things Take Time) http://photobucket.com/albums/y223/Atmobil/ http://www.hubgarage.com/mygarage/Atmobil
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  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Monday, December 09, 2013 3:27 PM

Thanks to all of you !

Streetrodnut, I'll try to explain (I'm French & my English is far from perfect !) : for the lowering, I cemented the axles over the leaves, instead of cementing them under the leaves as on the stock version.

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    October, 2013
Posted by MR. ME on Monday, December 09, 2013 4:13 PM

CoolYesCool ride, lets see under that hood nowYesCool

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 3:32 AM

Great work FF. I like the wood work in the tray and your paint work shines nice.

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    March, 2019
Posted by KenK on Saturday, March 09, 2019 8:34 PM

Ressurecting an old thread...

 

I've been looking for a pic of such a truck. I rember seeing a yellow truck like this in a picture somewhere, I thought it was Moon's, perhaps it was something else.

 

BUT... then I found this at a store last weekend:

https://matchbox.fandom.com/wiki/%2756_Ford_Pick-Up?file=56_Ford_Pick-Up_%281%29.jpg

 

So... if your truck is fictional, did they copy it?

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