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40 Ford tractor and trailer, club build #3


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#1 oldnslow

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:38 AM

I wanted something different, at least that's my story. I used an Opel Blitz for the heavy truck parts and modified the 40 parts to fit.

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I cut the fenders from the front of the 40 and added a 1/8" strip to widen the a scale 3".

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I cut the chassis down by 1/2" to tractor length and cast some copies of the wheels and tires.

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the 40 engine doesn't have any stock parts so they were pirated from a 37 pickup, the six was cut off and the flathead added on.

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the doors were sanded flat and sheet stock added to look like a stock door panel, solder window crank and a 37 door handle.


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stock tail lights.

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the trailer is a glue bomb I got from my brother in law.

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a little weathering and it's good to go.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:40 AM

Somehow I missed the truck today. It's in my shop so maybe I'll take a peek.

#3 Jim B

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:28 PM

That's really nice. Are you going to load the trailer with 1940 Fords?

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:29 AM

Extremely nice!! I am impressed. Is the trailer scrach built, It looks period correct.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:15 AM

Extremely nice!! I am impressed. Is the trailer scrach built, It looks period correct.


It's AMTs old car hauler, it's been out a few times .

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:05 AM

Robert nice build now a couple 40 Fords to finish it off.

#7 oldnslow

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:06 AM

Thanks Guys,

Yeah, every one wants 40's to go on the trailer, I was also thinking about it as a pick up vehicle for a rod shop to bring in projects and take finished cars to shows.

Robert

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:39 PM

I like your idea, that way you get some variety in what you can haul.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:31 PM

Getting ready for the show tomorrow, finished the "load" cars, couldn't find the article on converting the coupe to a convertible, so I had to wing it.


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Oh yeah, I thought I'd add a little something to make it interesting.

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The truck is already in Ocala so I won't have pics of the truck loaded until tomorrow.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

Nice looking Fords for the load.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:08 PM

some nice "vintage" metal you have there

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:09 PM

great, looks like a very old photobook whit nice pictures of the beginning of cartransport nice,
gif it a nice place
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:30 AM

How'd I miss this? Great build! Do you have pics with it all loaded up?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:52 AM

Nice work Robert. Must have felt like you were working on the line at Ford!!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:47 AM

The set looked good at the display today.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:49 AM

How did i miss this one?....you just gave me some ideas....lol :)

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:29 AM

Here's the pics from the show.

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Hope the guys have a good time and a good turn out. Yesterday was windy but beautiful, had a lot of interesting cars on the tables.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:22 AM

Looks great!

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:45 AM

Awesome build.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:30 PM

Pretty cool.