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#25 Race Team...Truck engine in...(update..8-2-17)

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  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, April 06, 2017 11:50 AM

Awsome work .

I've got a sanded balsa wood " box " on the back of my '46 Chevy truck ...

time to up my detailing methinks !!!    Big Smile

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    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:05 PM

Thanks Trevor and Spencer. I did get a few inches taken off the bottom of the bumper. Looks better. Now....I think I can get it into primer.

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Redding, CA
Posted by horsepower on Sunday, April 23, 2017 5:15 AM

I really like where you're going with this build Gary. I may be wrong, but I don't remember any of us having the receiver type hitches in the sixties. I know that you said you were going with a Sprint car, but I don't know if you have seen them or not, but DTR (aj's sportscards on eBay) has the Edmunds Super Modified in several different decal markings, and even a donor version minus box and decals for $15.95, if I didn't already have a half dozen of them I'd get a couple before they're gone. They also have several different modern Sprint Car teams available, and in most cases you can get just the decals if you're like me and have a fairly large amount of sprint car kits already. 

Haven't heard from you in quite awhile, check in with me, but call the cell, I'm where I can't get to the house phone, this being confined to bed sucks. I can't get out to paint anything and I'm running out of stuff in the house to prep and Linda is getting picky about buying a new kit every couple of days (don't know why though, lol) later, keep up the great job it's got some real good possibilities.

There is more to the state north of San Francisco other than trees.
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    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:19 AM
Definitely going to keep my attention on this build. I have always wanted to build a slide-in camper. If I may make a suggestion for the rear fenders of your pickup. Try to find a set of the "custom" fenders from the AMT 53 Ford pickup, thin them down as necessary, and add them to cover the rear tires; it will have that early dually appearance. Keep those updates coming.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:16 AM

Hey Del..it's been awhile. This build is basically a 70s build. Sooo...the Hitch stays. As far as the sprintcar goes...I started with an Oval Track Lengends Trouy Ruttman Sprintcar. These resin cars are pretty much curbside. So..to do what I wanted to do with it is going to take a lot of grinding(witch I've started) and cuting. But...after pondering on the idea..I'm thinking of using the Grant King kit and doing ALL the modifications to that. I'm going to put an Offy in it and have a single roll bar. Plus..I'm thinking of using parts from the Super kit also(of which I have quite a few of....Good parts..)

Hey Rick...thanks for the sugestion...I'll look for that and see if that will work for me. Right now...I'm going to make a larger radius and then flare the wheel well.

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Redding, CA
Posted by horsepower on Monday, April 24, 2017 3:46 AM

What would be perfect for your build would be if you could find a pair of the '67 - '72 stepside fenders and use just the very outside parts on your bedside, they'd look like an early dually kit that someone came up with using fiberglass fenders like the square body Chevies did from the factory. I wish I knew where my old stash of trucks was, somewhere in the box was a '72 GMC stepside bed I might even have an extra stepside kit somewhere in the shop, but right now I'm recovering from what I hope is my final ankle rebuild. They fused the left ankle after last years surgery to lengthen the Achilles on that side turned into a fiasco. I just got the cast off but am still using a walker, scooter etc. to get around, after Wednesday I hope the Dr will start letting me get out of bed by myself and get outside to start learning to walk again.

There is more to the state north of San Francisco other than trees.
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    January, 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, April 24, 2017 11:34 AM

Dang Gary!! I like builds like this alot and really enjoy the fact that it's all fabricated and not a kit. Although a kit would be cool for me anyways.lol

 Can't wait to see progress start back up on this one.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, April 24, 2017 12:59 PM

Man DEL...it sounds like you've been down for awhile. Sorry to hear that.

I did consider the stepside wheel wells as you mentioned. I do have quite a few of the tri 5 kits to do that too. But...That's not the look I'm after. Besides....I built the slidein to the fit that bed. 

 

Hey Joe....I'm still on this puppy. I'm in the middle of making my mind up on which sprintcar body I'm going to use.

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    January, 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, April 24, 2017 1:21 PM

I hear ya Gary. In any case I'll be watchin'.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:49 PM

 An update on this puppy is overdue...

The wheel wells are Hogged out and  flares added from evergreen strip. The bottom of each flare will be tapered in towards the body. The chassis had to be opened up on each side so the duel tires would fit. The bottom chrome strip and all the badge chrome has been removed. The top chrome strip will stay. Here are a few pics to see what was done...Thanks for looking in...

the box with the flared fender


opened up the wheel wells on the truck bed(tubed..) 


With the wheels and chassis in mock-up....


All the TOP stuff on in mock-up for a look. The flares need to be tapered towards the body at the bottoms..but for the most part...it's working...

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:38 AM
This is really outstanding work, Gary. Cant wait to see the finished product.
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    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Friday, May 19, 2017 6:40 PM
Thanks Mark.... I've got a little more finished today. The box( the P/U Bed) is in place along with all the wheel placements. It's on it's feet...
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    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 7:04 PM

Here's an update on the truck.... I wanted to hinge the hood and the kit had a set of "PLUG" hinges that really didn't work. I cut them off and used a pair of Lrg. Hinges from Scale Dreams that I got about 8yrs back. There was not any room at ALL to mount the body hinge under the cowl. The interior bucket took ALL the room. So...I decided to try and mount them in front on the firewall/fender. I also had to cut a longer rectangular slot on the fender so I could attach the tube to the hood thru that slot. Once both ends of the hinger tubes were super glued...I went back and boxed in the firewall side and recovered the fender side. I also noticed a few gaps between the front grill and the fenders on both sides that will need to be filled. That will come up next. Here's a look at what I did...thanks for looking in....
Before I boxed it in....





Boxed in...
  





The Gaps that need filled..




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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:51 AM

Looking good so far

Moparlover64

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    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 3:08 PM

Thanks Mopar...Got the holes filled on the grill and am building the side mirror brackets. I'll post pics soon...

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Friday, June 30, 2017 12:14 PM

Here's an update: The side mirrors are finished. The lower bars and the mirrors themselves came from a parts truck. The upper arms and door bar were fabbed from evergreen stock. The gap between the front grill and the body has also been filled. The slots in the firewall where the interior tabs are supposed to click into have been covered. Here's a look at what's been done...thanks for looking in folks....

The filled Gap....


  

The slots on the firewall and Mirrors....




  


  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, July 01, 2017 7:00 AM
Fantastic scratch building there Gary ! Top job sir . I've started to " convert a few 1:64 pick ups with these camper rears now . " Fiddly " comes to mind LOL ! I have lots of white card and a steady hand ( At the moment ) so I'm making the mmmmmmmmmmoooo Damn it !
  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, July 02, 2017 11:50 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan
Fantastic scratch building there Gary ! Top job sir . I've started to " convert a few 1:64 pick ups with these camper rears now . " Fiddly " comes to mind LOL ! I have lots of white card and a steady hand ( At the moment ) so I'm making the mmmmmmmmmmoooo Damn it !

 

Thanks Spencer...

1:64th...Man..that would be a challenge for sure. It would be cool if you posted pics of your work...would love to see it...

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  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 8:04 PM

 Here's an update...the body of the truck has been taped,primed and shot with color. It's a duplicolor met red. The undercarriage has been shot with satin black along with the chassis. The front grill along with the rear bumper was shot with ALSA Mirror Chrome. It took a little bit to get the hang of shooting it but I'm happy with the results. It's a little tougher than Alclad.

The camper has also been primed and I'll get to the main color(OFF White) with in the next few days.

Detail painting is up next along with a few touch-ups on the body. I'll let this GAS out for a few days and then rub it out a tad. Not to much though as this is a working road truck. Kept clean but far from a show Truck. Here are a few pics for a look at where it's at...









The Primed camper....



  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 8:59 PM

Man that paint sure laid down smoooooooooooooooooooth Gary!!! What's not to like about this build?? Kickin' A tha whole way on this one bud!! 

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 5:37 AM

Unbelievably excellent work as usual, Gary. Your scratchbuilding of the camper will make people think it was a kit they can purchase when you get through. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:11 AM
Hey Joe and Mark...thanks for the compliments guys... I'm starting on the interior detail and the engine now. The Chassis was detail painted yesterday and is ready to go.
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  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:50 PM

 

The chassis is painted and ready for the rest of the story....

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    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 4:32 PM



The engine is painted and mounted in the chassis. Plug wires will be run next. The front pulley system is drying and will be attached probably wed or thurs. The Body of the Camper was shot an OFF WHITE this morning. I won't mess with that for at least 3-4 days. I want it to completely GAS out before I handle it. The body is pretty much gassed out and that will be touched up in spots and then rubbed out a touch. Here are a few pics of the engine...Thanks for looking in folks..... 



   




  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 4:40 PM
Hi from " the other side of Earth ! " Brighton , England . Its 10:40 PM here ( yawn..) , I just had to have a peek at your latest updates ! Fantastic stuff ! Now.... for my beauty sleep, damn I need it LOL
  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 4:44 PM

LOL...Ya better get that shut eye Spencer.....it's one of those "necessary" things that we need. Thank you for the compliment.

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, August 06, 2017 11:39 AM

Engine looks awesome like everything else.

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    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, August 06, 2017 12:21 PM
Thanks for the compliment Mark. Just a small info update here.....The camper is ready to tape off for the two red stripes that will surround it. Then...it will be BMF for all the trim.

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