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#1 pharoah

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

This isn't a recent build,but since I'm a new member here I hope it's OK if I post it.

It started as an AMT 53 Ford pickup. I scratchbuilt the frame and bed,and modified the front fender and running boards. The front wheels steer and the bed tilts.The wheels and tires I cast in resin. The running gear is the Diamond Reo kit. Everything was weathered ,and there's a lunchbag,clipboard,

and thermos on the front seat. 

Sorry I don't have any in progress pics. I didn't think of it then.

 

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

Looks amazing! Love the dirt and sand on it.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

Real nice truck you have there. I especially like the lettering, looks just right



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

Very nice!



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

Looking over this "Big Job " ford , I'd say you got the details nearly perfect . I've worked on the real ones long enough and I know what the real ones had . Definetly a tribute to the Heavy duty trucks of the era............



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

Thanks guys!

I took some pictures of it to work and some people thought it was a real truck.

I took that as a compliment. :)



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:11 AM

Very realistic build, nice weathering, excellent work..........



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

LOOKS GREAT!!!

 

 

Very Realistic... B)



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

cooool!



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

Great looking Big Job.  Is this a F800?



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

Sweet! Beautiful weathering!



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

Great looking Big Job.  Is this a F800?

 

According to the Crestline book on Ford trucks I used for reference,it's a T800.

I guess because of the tandem axles. Single axles were F800's.

 

Thanks for all the kind words!



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

That works. Thanks for the info. Beautiful job.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

Very nice!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

Very nice!



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

Nice work. Fascinating old truck.



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

Nice build and weathering and it appears that Pebbles is all grown up in Bedrock.

Mike



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:04 AM

Very nice! I hope to build some big Fords of this era someday.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

Great build. Keep em coming.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

Talk about a flashback!!!!!!!!!!! In 1971, my dad bought a '56 Ford dump truck that had spent it's life as a runway sanding truck at the Winnipeg, Manitoba International Airport. It was a single axle truck that had literally no miles on it and it had some big V8 in it and best of all, it even had a functional hood scoop!It was painted a green that was very close to a military colour and the thing went like stink!!!<br />I wish someone would cast a resin cab like your build or that you had pictures showing how you modified the front end of the truck to look so right. You did a beautiful job on this truck and it is obvious that you have some serious modeling skills. Nice job without a doubt.. I love it!!!!!! AAAA++++