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'50 Ford pick-up Mil Spec. Finished!!!.

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'50 Ford pick-up Mil Spec. Finished!!!.
Posted by 70CudaTJ on Friday, November 29, 2013 5:20 AM

This ones been on the bench for a while now, because the Corvette's stalled.

It's a '50 Ford pick-up in a Military type rat style, using a Jimmy Flintstone Chopped '50 pick-up cab, a donated pick-up chassis from a generous forum member, a tractor grille from ThePartsBox and a Mopar power-plant to fill the front.

It took some time to gather all the bits for this one but the hardest to sort out were the mil type tyres. The wheels are also from TPB and Jason @ TPB also gave me an old wheel with tyre off an armoured car kit to use, so the tyres were copied and cast. I'll also use some parts from the Revell '50 Ford F1 pick-up kit, floor pan, door panels, hood etc.

It'll have some sort of military markings and equipment so it'll be a fun build....

My Concept...

The chassis..

The engine...

The look.....

Having fun with this one, more soon.

TJ

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Friday, November 29, 2013 7:25 AM

Wow

I can really picture this in a flat - olive drab - with some US markings....great imagination TJ

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Saturday, November 30, 2013 6:07 AM

Thanks Rik, you've nailed it, that's the plan

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Saturday, November 30, 2013 1:51 PM

Great project, Tim! I'm glad you found tyres after all. Is it gonna be the clean-n-shiny, well olive, or the rusted-weathered kind of military style?

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Saturday, November 30, 2013 9:25 PM

Thanks Csaba,

Probably clean and ...sort of shiny/satin. I'm not looking for a rusty style but maybe some wear and tear like a true military vehicle.

Tim

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Posted by 01jeepxj on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 9:27 AM

Great start Tim! You did a great job casting the tires/wheels.I know you have been collecting parts for this build for awhile. Satin O.D. will be a good choice in color. If anyne knows about a little "military" rust, that would be you!

I've seen a similar truck-full size- in a car mag, HOT ROD maybe. The MOPAR engine looks like it will work well too.

Keep up the good work!  Thumbs Up

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Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 3:26 PM

G'day Tim, that's a neat concept and you're off to a good start.  I'm intrigued by how realistic the exh pipe flanges look, is that the way the engine came?  Which kit is it?  Or did you do some clever trimming?  Cheers, and thanx.

Steve

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Thursday, December 05, 2013 3:29 AM

Thanks guys,

Good to hear from you Gary,  I've got a few different ideas for this one for sure, now that I got over the tyre issue.

I'm guessing some people have noticed it already that the exhaust aren't correct for that engine. It's the 340 from the 90's Revell 70 Cuda kit and those headers are off a hemi from the Revell '67 Charger kit. This build is just a bash at a style not necessarily parts accurate build, all in the name of fun.Mopar power, Ford body and Chev chassis, yes a Chev (thanks Zen). Makes it a bit of a mongrel.

Steve, the flanges are modified from kit stock to this with a few cuts with the #11 and bolt heads made from hex styrene strip.

Just putting the rear together, but I'm going to stop here and make a whole new rear chassis I think. Shorter and flatter so it's more like truck rear and can mount stuff easier.

Cheers Guys

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Posted by GTRFreak on Thursday, December 05, 2013 5:34 AM
Great start so far. I'll be watching this one for sure! If you could, please post as many pics of the build up as possible. I've always wanted to build a rat rod and this is some good inspiration!

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Posted by signmike on Thursday, December 05, 2013 9:43 AM

Nice project I like the idea a lot. Gonna follow this thread, it's well done...

Signmike, Michel Maheu
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Posted by surfnut on Thursday, December 05, 2013 10:34 AM

Great start! I like where this is going. It should be very cool & fun to watch.

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Friday, December 06, 2013 12:32 AM

GTRFreak
Great start so far. I'll be watching this one for sure! If you could, please post as many pics of the build up as possible. I've always wanted to build a rat rod and this is some good inspiration!

GTRFreak have a look at this old build of mine '32 Vicky it's a rat rod style build and yeah I'll keep posting on this one too.

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Sunday, December 08, 2013 6:42 AM

Quick update time;

Got some rear end work done. New rear chassis and diff & springs detailed

and the diff

TJ

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Posted by nottheband on Sunday, December 08, 2013 10:17 PM

Thanks for the exh flange info, Tim, cheers

Steve

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Posted by 01jeepxj on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:56 PM

On closer look, nice job on the rear spring hangers! See you have the seat being readied for install. Good job, you always have a good eye for detail & execute it well.  Thumbs Up

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Thursday, December 12, 2013 1:35 AM

Thanks Gary, the pics don't really show all the work done on the springs, they had no side detail at all so I spent a few mental nights scribing the individual leaf detail into all four sides but the black plastic hides it.

The seat, yeah that's going in, it's a wonder you spotted it amongst the huge amounts of detritus on my work bench, "a dirty workbench is a busy workbench!" that's my theory and I'm sticking to it Wink

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:32 PM

Some headway made on this one. Made a short bed rear tray, just cutting down the tailgate from the kit to suit. Also got the rear end mounted to the chassis.....

Cheers TJ

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Posted by lazyman on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:45 PM

    This is shaping up to be one low down BA killah truck Tim

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:03 AM

Thanks Tom, I've got a bit more done on this today. I cut down the tailgate to suit the narrow tray, just needs a little cleanup work on the joins.

TJ

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:40 AM

That's cool  :)

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 5:34 AM

That looks like a lot of work but it looks good, TJ!  Looks like you have it ready for paint. Good luck with the rest of the build! CoolThumbs Up

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Saturday, January 04, 2014 7:38 AM

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this one, been busy doing home reno’s.

I’ve got the tray all sorted with a wood floor and tail light brackets, speaking of tail lights I’ve knocked up some coloured lenses for them too.

Also started the front end, making axle ends and steering arms along with the steering tie rod.

The interior is started too, with cushions added to the bomber seats and a scratch built ammo case to use as a console armrest.

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Saturday, January 04, 2014 7:39 AM

Cheers TJ

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Sunday, January 05, 2014 1:24 AM

Coming along nicely TJ - great scratch building and customising skills !!

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Monday, January 06, 2014 6:30 AM

Thanks Rik

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Posted by mcmainstribe on Monday, January 06, 2014 2:01 PM

That is cool.  Good choice of a mopar powerplant. I love the ammo box that keeps the military theme going.

Larry

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:18 AM

There's an unbelievable amount of work getting done here, with only a few points highlighted in text. One is likely to overlook how many 'problems' get solved during a build like this. Thumbs Up Csaba

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 4:49 PM

Yeah you're right Csaba, this one is a real "bits and pieces" build, no two things go together without some problem solving.

The chassis is a doner from Zenrat, the cab is a JF resin, motor is from Revell 70 Cuda, wheels and tractor grille from ThePartsBox and self sourced tyres made for an engineering challenge.

I've now got the front end sorted out including a scratch built spring mount and steering box, the rear end is now bracketed to the chassis, the engine mounting was probably the easiest to do with exception of the exhaust, that took some heating, bending, cutting and shutting . The rear tray wasn't too hard to make either, it's just sheet styrene and the wood floor was fairly straight forward too.

I think the body to chassis connection is ok as I'm using the floor pan from the Revell 50 Ford F1 pick-up kit, still a little tinkering to go on that, but the great challenge now is the bonnet (hood). I'm using the Revell kit one but it needs a severe cut and shut to make it match the grille at the front, it's nearly done now though.

I haven't really looked at the interior or any glass yet so they are the next issues...oh and the firewall too. The more I think about it the more I realise I have to go Hmm

TJ

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 5:41 PM

As your signature says....:)

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:54 AM

I don't know how I missed this one, but this is a very cool build. Keep up the good work T.J.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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