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#1 Austin T

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:03 PM

After seeing the Mustang estate wagon and pick-up what about having a CB where we turn a regular 2-door or 4-door car in to a truck?It could be a prototype,custom,or a utilitarian truck.It would be just for fun,no prizes or winners,maybe end sometime in late December for a deadline. If there is any interest in this idea post what else you think can be done with a CB like this.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:13 PM

how about wagons and trucks?

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:35 AM

I think Wagons and trucks is a little to broad,Maybe wagon and truck conversions.

Like this? :D

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Man what a cool idea,and very original.Lol. :lol:

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:28 AM

I like the idea of the car to truck conversion. Alternatives to the Ranchero or El Camino

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:30 AM

Austin, I like the idea and it reminds me a of a great article Pat Covert wrote a few years back (which then became a chapter in his model truck book) about building a BEAUTIFUL UTE, a phantom pick up truck.

I think this could very well turn out to be a fun CB, sure. I have a million and three unfinished projects and CBs, so why not one more, right?

I can see a Mini Cooper turned pickup utility vehicle. :o

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

Austin, I like the idea and it reminds me a of a great article Pat Covert wrote a few years back (which then became a chapter in his model truck book) about building a BEAUTIFUL UTE, a phantom pick up truck.

I think this could very well turn out to be a fun CB, sure. I have a million and three unfinished projects and CBs, so why not one more, right?

I can see a Mini Cooper turned pickup utility vehicle. :o

Cool idea Dr.C. that reminds me I saw where someone had chopped the back off of a mini and welded a truck bed on the back,It looked crazy!I like your idea a lot better then the one I saw.The car that's been in the back of my head for this has been in my head has been a Plymouth Cuda or a 59 caddy.I think this would be a good one to start but I'm currently wrapped up with the Revell Gears contest that's going on.Maybe once it's done I can start one.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:35 PM

I have one of these in the works currently for the "Parts Box" CBP. I'm using up parts left over from the Jo-Han '60 Fury wagon/'57 Chrysler 300C kitbash that I'm building for the "Cannonball" CBP. The body of the Chrysler has already been converted into a decent looking ute. Sadly, it has to go on the old, way simplified Jo-Han Plymouth chassis with the "Lump Of Plastic" Jo-Han Plymouth engine. It will most likely become a curbside. Still, I may just have to withdraw it from that CBP and come up with another idea for it so that I can enter the Chrysler ute in THIS one! I also have a "Corvair Camino" that stalled a few years ago that I could dust off for this thing.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

This could be fun, does the kit have to be unstarted?, or can do this to an already built kit?

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:35 AM

Ok guys I think I will make this official to start toward the end of May,Glad to see lots of interest.

This could be fun, does the kit have to be unstarted?, or can do this to an already built kit?

I'm not going to be strict on built up kits or curbsides,but I would like to start with a new kit/gluebomb.I would also accept kits that have partially been started.

Edited by Austin T, 16 April 2012 - 11:36 AM.


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

I may have something in mind for this one too. Just as long as the time frame isnt too short.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:27 PM

I may have something in mind for this one too. Just as long as the time frame isnt too short.

Trust me It will not be short,I can't build good for a short deadline.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:51 PM

Cool. I was thinking about a rat rod version of something like this. It's usually called a coupe pick-up here in the states. Would it qualify for this CBP?

http://flappypaddle-...upe-pickup.html

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:09 PM

That's pretty sweet Rob,I would like to see weird stuff like that in this build.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:03 AM

Iam in, i have a elcamino theme project i have been thinking about.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

This reminds me of a chop I started 20-years ago and forgot about. I'm sure it's somewhere in the catacombs.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:22 PM

I turned a Ford Galaxy into a pretty decent one. Open topped, Countach interior and wheels. Candy orange/yellow fade. Too bad I never took any photos of it. It's long gone now.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:59 AM

I turned a Ford Galaxy into a pretty decent one. Open topped, Countach interior and wheels. Candy organ/yellow fade. Too bad I never took any photos of it. It's long gone now.

Sounds pretty interesting, maybe you should try and re-create it.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

Ok after a few days I have brewed up a plan,An 1958 Edsel Pick-up.I will make it look factory stock like it was meant to go into production,but had something prevent mass production of them.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:32 PM

If you could dig up an old Revell '57 Ranchero kit you could kitbash the two of them. I've been thinking about the same sort of thing, combining a Revellogram Monte Carlo SS and an El Camino.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:33 AM

Can it be a truck front end and car rear?I have a Ford Merc started.Posted Image