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1929 Ford Pickup VBR WIP

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  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
1929 Ford Pickup VBR WIP
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 5:24 PM

I am using the February 2018 SA article by Tim Boyd to build this vintage beach racer pickup. I've modified the fender unit and crafted the side exhaust from the 29 Ala Kart kit (original issue) and added two pipes from bendable plastic tubing. I'm using the 4 cyl. from Revell 29 Ford Pickup kit. The cab is from Monogram 29 Ford pickup in 1/24th. Although it is a bit oversized I think it will work. Thanks for looking! Cool

  

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

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    February, 2008
  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by gbk1 on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:40 PM

Lookin' good. The vestigial fender panels and the long pickup bed will give the right funky beach racer vibe. The exhaust system reminds me of the one I did for the TROG racer I did for this year's NNL West.

Bernard Kron Keep On Buildin'

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:50 PM

As "Flounder" once said: "This is gonna be GREAT!" Dinner

chucky

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, October 11, 2018 5:22 PM

Thanks, Bernard and Chucky! I appreciate your comments! 

I painted the body parts with GTS Blue Pearl. Its not Washington Blue but it the only dark blue I have at the moment. Looks pretty good and has some purple in it that doesn't come through in the photos. I painted over gray primer so that the pearl wouldn't shimmer very much. I had one mistake (second photo) which I hope I can sand out and touch-up or re-paint. I'm not gonna dull the finish as I'm just not a fan of dull finishes. Thanks for looking! Cool

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

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Saturday, October 13, 2018 3:55 PM

Good looking project. Nice start! I really like that blue color! 

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, October 15, 2018 7:23 PM

Thanks, Maniacal! I appreciate your comment! 

Making some progress - I have the engine in and need to find a spot for the coil. I will also add the carburetors with fuel lines and fuel block on the firewall. Everything looks pretty square but its a tight fit for the cab/firewall/engine due to the 1/24th cab. The front suspension is in and poseable. The four plug distributor is Morgan Automotive. Thanks for looking! Cool

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

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 3:26 AM
that blue should really pop when you polish it up
  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, October 18, 2018 3:05 PM

Thanks, Aussie! I appreciate your comment! 

I rubbed it out and then went ahead and finished most of the assembly. I used the decal from the kit for the truck bed and just need to flat it out with some Dullcote. I installed a fire extinguisher in the interior floor board from the parts box. I installed the carbs with fuel lines and then used the Molotow pen on the air filters (see below - one finished and one not). Now I just have to remember never to touch them again. Scratched a coil and mounted it to the firewall. The steering tie rod had to be shortened in order for the wheels to be posed at the same angle. Door number from the parts box. 

Only a couple of other things to do. I need a mirror of some sort, a left door handle and at least one brake light that will be hard to mount with no fenders! Obviously, this Vintage Beach Racer hasn't made its first race!  Might get some sunshine and I can take outdoor pics! Thanks for looking! Cool

 

  

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

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Thursday, October 18, 2018 6:06 PM

That looks the part. Just needs sand on the tires. lol  I really like the way you did up the wheels

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