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Couple of Custom 1/18 scale Box Trucks

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  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Hillsboro, TX
Couple of Custom 1/18 scale Box Trucks
Posted by ibj40 on Friday, October 18, 2019 8:31 AM

Been on a roll lately making custom 1/18 scale trucks, and here are the two latest.

The donor for the box bed is a Premium Classixxs Mercedes Benz/Porsche Racing resin model.

These are pretty fragile and get damaged in shipping frequently, so they can be acquired at a reasonable price.

The box, with no opening features, is solid resin and sits on the bed attached with four screws.

The chassis is resin, as well, and can be cut with a Jeweler's saw.

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The two chassis donors are both from Anson, one is a Dodge single cab, the other a Chevrolet Club Cab.

Both of the donor chassis had some kind of distress when I acquired them, frequently they lack outside rear view mirrors, or have damaged tail gates.

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The technology used to create the chassis was essentially the same that I used on creating the custom rampers, in that I "machine" the splice by trimming both chassis to match up, and then join them with JB Weld.

Dodge

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Chevy

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One of the features that I add back in once the chassis pieces are solidified is an exhaust and a driveshaft.  I plan a separate posting on how I build the driveshafts.

Dodge (Here I could actually re-use the stock exhaust system, with a little bit of fine tuning)

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Chevy (Here I had to fabricate a replacement exhaust using some aluminum tubing)

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Then I put the original cabs onto the front and attach the resin box to its original chassis, as well.  I also use the Premium Classixxs wheels and tires (I think the maroon looks good against both the blue and black)

I have a good friend who repaints the boxes for me, and does a really nice job color matching when necessary. 

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  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:31 PM
nice trucks and i like how you modified them. There's a whole untouched genre of transport vehicles hiding in plain sight.

My Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87459383@N07/albums

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, October 20, 2019 7:48 AM

Yes

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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