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Dodge Warlock Ramp Hauler

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  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Hillsboro, TX
Dodge Warlock Ramp Hauler
Posted by ibj40 on Monday, October 21, 2019 12:47 PM

Got all the pieces.



Looks promising.



Will make a trailer out of the pickup bed.

Using the same technique I used on the prior custom ramper, taking advantage of the diecast ladder frame of the donor ACME ramper.

Ground away all the conflicting plastic on the Warlock chassis, trimmed the ACME ladder frame to the proper length, taped the two components together, applied JB Weld, and prayed.





Removed the bandages this morning, and it looks like the surgery was a success.  If I can get enough JB Weld to wind its way around and through the two components, I get a good connection.





Buttoned it all back up yesterday, and found something to pose it with.  Seemed appropriate that a Hemi Under Glass Barracuda might fit.







Still have a little bit of detailing to do, but this one, for all intents and purposes, is done.


  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Hillsboro, TX
Posted by ibj40 on Monday, October 21, 2019 12:48 PM

So, what do you do with the bed of a pickup that you just scavenged the chassis and cab from?



Well, if you are lucky (and no, I didn't buy a lottery ticket on the same day), you find a replacement chassis on eBay, and get to work.



I had cut the front hitch off one of the 1/18 scale GMP trailers, which I used for another project, and with some styrene sheet and angle, produced a new trailer tongue.

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Then bolted it all back together.





Looks pretty cool behind the ramp back hauler.





  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:43 AM

Cool looking wedge. Looks great with the Warlock pinstriping.

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Trevor

  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:07 PM
Very clean looking truck, nicely done!
  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Hillsboro, TX
Posted by ibj40 on Friday, November 22, 2019 8:38 AM

Wrapping this one up with a little bit of bling for the custom trailer.

Added a toolbox (appropriately repainted gold), a couple of jerry cans, and a spare set of wheels and tires.





  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, November 22, 2019 4:21 PM

Very cool even more amazing since they're die casts.

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