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#21 bandit1

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:52 PM

by the way this is the model im building.....I GUESS ITS AN AOSHIMA KIT?

http://www.ebay.com/...#ht_2825wt_1037

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 03:51 PM

my ranger.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:10 PM

ok pics....so far everything but exhaust, wheels and tires....and fuel tank ...other than that the chassie is done pretty much!

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comments and criticism welcomed!

Edited by bandit1, 27 December 2011 - 01:10 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:45 PM

here is a shot of the bed and cab, sitting on the extended frame

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and here is a shot where the frame is crudely stretched
i will smooth that all out once the glue sets properly

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:22 AM

Not to be a stick-in-the-mud, but that J-10 up there is actually a full size truck...


Oppps...sorry

I deleted my J10 work, and I'll start another. '97 Chevy Blazer.
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Pali

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:40 AM

talk about whitewall :)


well guys, ive started my build, got the frame where i want it to be and i've got the bed in primer
the cab will be assembled before paint, the bed after

so...i am ready to take suggestions on paint for this baby
its a mid to late 70s truck so i am willing to entertain thoughts of every era since then as long as its not fruity
keep in mind this belongs to some real men who hunt, fish and ride dirtbikes prefferadly at the same time and whilest drinking PBR

so...whatcha got ?
(pictures are encouraged)

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:42 PM

talk about whitewall :)


well guys, ive started my build, got the frame where i want it to be and i've got the bed in primer
the cab will be assembled before paint, the bed after

so...i am ready to take suggestions on paint for this baby
its a mid to late 70s truck so i am willing to entertain thoughts of every era since then as long as its not fruity
keep in mind this belongs to some real men who hunt, fish and ride dirtbikes prefferadly at the same time and whilest drinking PBR

so...whatcha got ?
(pictures are encouraged)

talk about whitewall :)


well guys, ive started my build, got the frame where i want it to be and i've got the bed in primer
the cab will be assembled before paint, the bed after

so...i am ready to take suggestions on paint for this baby
its a mid to late 70s truck so i am willing to entertain thoughts of every era since then as long as its not fruity
keep in mind this belongs to some real men who hunt, fish and ride dirtbikes prefferadly at the same time and whilest drinking PBR

so...whatcha got ?
(pictures are encouraged)



mid 70s huh?>....hold on i got an idea in my head..im going to find pics of it ....hang tite

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:50 PM

ok ..how about something along the lines of an late 70's early 80's 2 tone paint.?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:02 PM

i like the idea on the stepside (this will have a stepside ford bed on it)

maybe i could fade the paneling a bit to make it looks like it was actually applied in the mid 70s




what else have we got ?

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:21 PM

There looking great, iam going to start on mine tomorrow.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:31 PM

I've got a couple little trucks that would belong here that I'd like to share. 1st, I just built this one over the holidays for something quick to pass the time. Hasegowa Toyota Hilux, it's completely OOB and painted Testors Ford Grabber Blue.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:37 PM

2nd is the AMT Chevy S10 Extreme. I did a 98 Corvette LS1 engine swap, painted 2 tone Black and Bright yellow buried in clear coat, lowered the stance, added the Corvette wheels, tires, seats, and steering wheel. Also put a fuel cell in the bed, moved the battery to the bed, and made a tonneu cover. I've had this built for a while but it needed a home, thanks for looking.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:07 PM

Not to be a stick-in-the-mud, but that J-10 up there is actually a full size truck... ;) :D

I'll jump in on this one. I'm currently working on a 78 Courier body on a 94 Ranger chassis. Motorvation is provided by a FI 5.0L from a Mustang kit of some sort (parts bin). These pictures are from when I first started; the body has been stripped of paint and bodywork has begun (it was an old build of miine):

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:43 AM

Great looking trucks.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:45 AM

UH OH!...it looks like im falling behind....theres already some that is completed!....UH OH! :o :P :D :lol:

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:27 PM

Let's get going! It doesn't look like much has been accomplished but it has! I've stripped the paint, cleaned up the body, swapped the driver's side bed fender for a passenger side fender from a spare to get rid of the fuel door, fitted the engine (went with the 5.0L), built a firewall and radiator support, built a tailgate... phew! Its ready for some paint now.

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Just to give you an idea of just how small the Courier is compared to the Ranger/Explorer, the rear bench for an Explorer is the perfect size for the Courier. :)

Edited by kataranga, 10 January 2012 - 04:28 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:44 PM

looks good

i slung some paint on mine the other day and the bed is settling onto the chassis as we speak
its a little bit doglimping but i think thats perfect for this type of build :)

its nice to see how the 440 fills in that engine bay compared to that 350 boatanchor that came with it

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:05 PM

Heres an update on my nissan, i got the interier done.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:16 PM

I wish I had better scratch building skills. I would get an 80's Dodge Daytona kit and build a Plymouth Scamp/Turismo. I'm sure it would qualify as a mini truck.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:21 PM

Yes, that would be a mini truck.