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Orange Hauler II: Radical Custom truck + wild trailer, Nov. 11 update


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#41 ll Brandon ll

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:56 PM

Looks insane, I love it. My only suggestion would be for the power plant maybe a twin turbo LS swap with the turbos high and forward? Love the tandem rear wheels.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:27 AM

Is that a 63 chrysler grill?


It's a Chrysler 300 grille shell from the old AMT parts pack. I'm not certain of the year, but with the rounded upper corners and arched top-bar, I'd guess '62.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:31 AM

My only suggestion would be for the power plant maybe a twin turbo LS swap with the turbos high and forward?


I'll probably stay with some version of the Viper engine, as I've already modified a lot to make room for it. With the 300 grille and what I'm planning to do with it, it's beginning to seem to want to stay Mopar, too, and it's going to need huge power.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:03 AM

Hi Bill,

This is one wild looking custom :D :D Have no idea where you're headed with this but looking foward to following along!


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 07:43 AM

Bill, where do I start? You took one of Starbird's funkier customs and given it a chance to be really cool! I love the new front end treatment, I agree the monster engine is cool, but overwhelming, and I say go with two sets of slicks on the back end, it is a show-car after all, right? Whatever way you go, I'll be watching, this one is gonna be wicked!

Will you be keeping it orange?

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:34 PM

Will you be keeping it orange?


Yes, kinda. One of my exes that I'm still friends with brought me some flip-flop orange / copper pearl nail polish while I was doing the Gearz-loser chopped '70 Chevelle. I didn't have time to airbrush anything under deadline, but this little truck will get that really really cool color. IF I can get it right.

Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 26 August 2012 - 02:34 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:43 PM

It's nail polish, as long as it's thinned to the right consistency, it'll be a breeze, I use 'em all the time! And it sounds like a really cool color, what's the name and manufacturer?

Edited by Custom Mike, 26 August 2012 - 02:44 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:37 AM

It's by CQ, and called "rustic dream". From one angle it flashes to a sort of magenta too. I'll probably try it over a white base, and also a Testors Flaming Orange one-coat lacquer base to see which comes closest to what I have in mind.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:28 PM

My wife gave me some of her old nail polish, a lot of great colors. Unfortunately I don't have an airbrush so I was thinking of maybe doing some detail work like motors and other misc parts, or maybe using them for pinstriping. My thoughts were that it was to runny or wouldn't coat nicely. Any advice on how to go about using it?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

I've been reworking the nose over and over and finally have something I like.

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Also got the tail pretty well worked out. The recess will carry a fifth wheel for a trailer.

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And this is the first mockup of a matching race-car / showcar hauler gooseneck trailer that doubles as a home at the track or show.

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The trailer is made up of parts from an Amtronic, a Silouhette gluebomb trailer and another flat trailer.

And my heartfelt thanks to Bartster for supplying an extra set of wheels to match the tow vehicle.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

Still crazygood looking!


B)

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

thats awsome !!!!!!!!
love it

maybe make the trailer a tad less high ?? it kinda looks real big in comparison to the "car"

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:14 PM

Hey Bill, l remember this build now. You've done so much nice work since l last saw it, l didn't recognize it! Glad l could help out with the rims! Keep up the good work! Bart.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

Bill, can you snap a pic of the nail polish, I've never heard of CQ, I want to keep my eyes open for it!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

well its about time you got this back out, Im one to talk huh!!. It is really beginning to take shape. nice work ace.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:48 PM

Where did those wheels come from? I'm diggin it B)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

Bill, ANYTIME someone customizes a CUSTOM, you'll get my attention! And with that YOU have gone ABOVE and BEYOND this, with that trailer, you blew THIS rascal out tha park!!!! This is SOOOOO cool, it's FREEZIN Bro! Glad i got my pocket warmer!!!! :D ;) ^_^

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:24 AM

waaay coool Bill! love to see this one finished!! nice work buddy

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:10 PM

Looking really cool! By the way, I love the kit's box art. The look on the wife's face- WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!?!?

RYAN.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:08 PM

Looks like someone cut a corvette up, glued datsun z fenders and a chysler grill, then stuck a dump truck's rear end under the back!
I am blown away by this build! I love the trailer.

I would keep that engine in there, it just looks right! Have you considered a split opening hood?

Edited by zz383mero, 16 November 2012 - 03:13 PM.