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My Dad's '37 Ford Pickup UPDATE 1/9/2014


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#1 91blaze

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:39 AM

Because of recent events, I have decided to halt all other projects and begin this one. I have been gathering parts for the last few months but have been waiting to start the model until the actual truck got finished. Obviously, that will not be happening for a while.

My dad told me that I would get the truck if something ever happened to him, but I wasn't expecting it to be this soon. I do not know if I will end up getting the truck after all is said and done, but if I do, I plan on finishing where he left off. It will be built as a memorial to my dad and grandpa who started working on the truck many years ago.

I have a Syclone, Waverider S10, and '37 Ford Pickup that will be used for this project. I don't have the best pictures of the truck, these were all taken by my dad with his cellphone. I do not have any pictures of the truck before the cab was extended.

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I will begin on extending the cab tomorrow but it may take a while because this will be the first time.

Edited by 91blaze, 08 January 2014 - 07:55 PM.


#2 Jared Roach

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:56 PM

Cool truck man, the color looks awesome. Let me guess it's sitting on a s10 frame? Popular swap for the older trucks. Good luck and can't wait to see the progress.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:32 PM

Nice truck brotha. Sorry to hear about your dad but thats a great looking truck, That extended cab is definately cool!

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:45 PM

I hope to see this at a local show some day as I only live a few miles from you. It would make a great memorial to your Dad and Grandpa.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:52 PM

Cool truck man, the color looks awesome. Let me guess it's sitting on a s10 frame? Popular swap for the older trucks. Good luck and can't wait to see the progress.


Yep, S10 frame and ol' 4.3 V6 carb'd with a big cam. My dad did everything on the truck from the engine to the paint. I just hope I can find a spray can that is close in color to this.


I hope to see this at a local show some day as I only live a few miles from you. It would make a great memorial to your Dad and Grandpa.


I'm up here in Pendleton, we hold a car show every year. I'm hoping I can get the truck done for the next car show.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:54 PM

Nice truck brotha. Sorry to hear about your dad but thats a great looking truck, That extended cab is definately cool!


Thanks, I just hope I can pull off the extended cab, it's the first one I've done.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:15 AM

Started chopping up the cab and got this far last night:

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Then this morning I started filling in the gap with strip styrene:

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This is where it stands so far. I will keep working on it and hopefully get the cab finished today assuming nothing gets messed up.
And so everybody knows, this thread will mostly be dedicated to the model build, but I will be including updates on the 1:1 once I start working on it.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:10 PM

This is gonna be nice!

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:42 PM

Thanks Shane.

Got the cab as far done as possible. I've never been too great at bodywork, so it's not perfect. Also extended the frame and steps, or whatever those are called.

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I still need to modify the frame more to make everything fit. I was unable to find any spray paint in close color to this so I guess I'm gonna have to learn how to use an airbrush and hope there is some paint left over from the truck.

Edited by 91blaze, 29 July 2012 - 03:42 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:16 PM

Keep it going. Go slow. Make it perfect. You are on the right track. I'd sand all the body lines smooth and then remake them with half round stock. That would keep it clean.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:16 AM

Keep it going. Go slow. Make it perfect. You are on the right track. I'd sand all the body lines smooth and then remake them with half round stock. That would keep it clean.


That's a good idea, I'll try that. Thanks.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:35 AM

Looking good here, John. Keep at it.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:18 AM

I think it is going to be a very cool model when you are done with it.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:10 AM

very cool truck

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:15 AM

The trick to body work is to take your time and go slow. Lots of sanding and lots of patience. Once I think its close to perfect ill go back and prime the body and see where there is still flaws. The trucj is looking good though!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:39 PM

If you would rather use a spray can than an air brush get the paint code from the paint can and take it to the place the paint was mixed. They should be able to mix a can for you.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:58 PM

If you would rather use a spray can than an air brush get the paint code from the paint can and take it to the place the paint was mixed. They should be able to mix a can for you.


If I can't get the airbrushing down, I'll try your idea.

I didn't get much done today, but I did start work on the trim. I decided to use rolled-up putty instead of half rod styrene since I would have to order it online. So far it's working fine, I just have to wait for it to dry so I can start smoothing it out.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:10 PM

the cab is coming along nicely.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:23 PM

Very nice work..

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:00 PM

John,

You've done some nice work so far. Would it be easier to use part of a second cab to extend it though? May be less shaping. I have an extra cab and lots of extra parts fro this kit that I could send to you. I could also send some half round styrene that would be the same size as the body molding. I should have some that will work.
Let me know. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father.

Later-

Edited by Modlbldr, 02 August 2012 - 09:01 PM.