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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Foose Ford FD100 Pickup
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, November 04, 2017 9:13 PM

My newest project-the Foose FD100 Pickup aka The Overlord!  I was very happy when this kit was announced and when I acquired it from my local Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon, I was ecstatic! That all turned to disappointment when I opened the kit and saw a baggie inside with two metal axles.  The instructions verified what I had feared-a metal axle going through the oil pan!  To me, this was inaccurate.  I am going to correct these inaccuracies with this build.  This is what I am starting with.

My paint with be Testors One Coat Lacquer Deja Blue.

This is what I don't like, a solid axle going through the front suspension, frame, and oil pan.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, November 04, 2017 9:17 PM

There should be a set of coil springs or coil overs here.  This metal axle can be seen when viewing the front suspension.

The first step is to fill in the notches in the frame.

More to come...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, November 04, 2017 9:19 PM

On the rear of the frame are these supports for the rear axle.  These have to go!

That's better!  Much more accurate, too!

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by High octane on Sunday, November 05, 2017 7:21 AM

Just cut  short pieces of 1/16th plastic rod and glue them in the holes for the axles. Then glue the wheel backs to the little bit of rod that you have sticking out. This is pretty simple and it works.

High octane

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, November 05, 2017 7:49 AM

That is all in my plan to make this FD100 a better model!  Thanks for the suggestion H/O!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, November 05, 2017 3:18 PM

I got the Roush 427 engine assembled and ready for primer and paint.  This engine will be painted black.

I plugged the hole in the oil pan with a piece of styrene I had lying on the bench.

It was pointed out that there is quite the gap between the cab and the bed wall.  I used my Dremel and a grinding bit removed some plastic from the running boards at the lower front fenders.  This helped close the gap.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by streetrod on Sunday, November 05, 2017 4:39 PM

Hi Mike,

Just wanted to remind you that since you moved the bed/rear fender and running boards forward a bit you probably will have to move the rer axle forward a bit too to center the rear wheels in the rear fender opening.

Barry

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, November 05, 2017 7:56 PM

Thanks Barry!  Actually the bed stayed in it's required spot.  I moved the cab back a little to close up the gap between the cab and the bed wall.  The front axle centerline is where it should be in the center of the fender opening.  Due to the molding of the bed and the running boards, the running boards push the cab forward slightly at the back of the front fenders.  There is a wee bit of a gap and I would like to close it up more, but I doubt that I would be able to, so I'll leave everything where it is and proceed to painting it all.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 10:34 AM

A little bit of progress to report.  The cab top leaves a bit of a gap above the rear window, so out came the Bondo to fill in the gap.

I inserted two lengths of 1/16 styrene rod into the back of the front wheels with some glue.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:20 AM

I painted the wheel centers with Humbrol Metallic Grey and when that dried, I coated the wheels with two coats of Model Master Semi Gloss Clear.

The Roush 427 R motor got two coats of Model Master Aluminium Plate and two coats of Model Master Semi Gloss Clear.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by PotatoCam on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 2:02 PM

I've been considering this kit for a while. I like your progress, mrmike, really good stuff. I'm keeping an eye on this one!

 

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:52 PM

Inspite of the few little whoops on Revell's part, this is another good kit to build.  

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:26 PM

Mr.Mike,

does the c6 have a separate transmission pan?

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:02 AM

Yes, there is a seperate pan for the custom C6 transmission.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:18 AM

I painted the Foose FD100 this morning.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by Bainford on Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:37 PM

Nice colour. That's going to look great with those wheels.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:55 PM

Thanks Trevor!  I'm not entirely happy with my paint job on the wheels.  I may strip them and start over.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:21 PM

Well, it had to happen.  My painting luck has turned against me.  At first, I thought the paint was so hot that is crazed the plastic, but I'm starting to think that the hot Testors paint reacted with the Tamiya primer.  This morning, I tried to polish the paint with some Meguirs Scratch X 2.0 and the rough surface turned smooth.  There is still no luster as I think the Tamiya primer may have been a little damp when I started to spray the Testors De Ja Blue One Coat Lacquer and the primer may have mixed with the paint.  I am planning on a wet-sanding session to see if the primer had mixed with the paint.  Time will tell...

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, November 19, 2017 3:46 PM

Well, it seems that I take two steps forward and one step back.  I didn't like the job I did on the wheels when I painted the spokes.  I tossed them into a container with Easy-Off to strip the chrome and paint and I'll start over.

The frame has it's suspension attached.   

The distributor has plug boots.  I just need to attach the base and paint it.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, November 19, 2017 6:48 PM

aaahh yes! Easy Off. One of my most used painting ingredients.  Oh how I hate having to pull that stuff out from under the sink!

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, November 19, 2017 9:08 PM

Absolutely!  I use the Fume Free formula so I can tolerate the smell!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:00 AM

I was looking at the interior parts and I noticed that the seat has no back to it.  I'm sure it doesn't show, but I had to put a back on the seat just to satisfy myself.

The wheels are out of the Easy-Off bath and were washed.  A little cleanup and they'll be mounted and ready for paint.

I haven't decided on using flocking or embossing powder for the carpet.  Decisions, decisions.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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