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'50 Ford F1 street truck (completed 8/23/08)


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#1 JayVee

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 05:47 AM

I'm just starting out on this street truck project. The rims in the latest release of the kit have a pretty beefy look to them suitable for a truck but I wanted to widen the front wheels and widen the rear wheels even more, so I added Pegasus sleeves to the rear wheels and used wide Pegasus tires up front:

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The chassis and drivetrain will be from the '41 Willy's coupe kit. I think that hemi will fit nicely under this tall hood. I'll need to graft two chassis together to get the right length. The seats are from one of the Revell tuner kits. I'm thinking of using Testor's Evening Orchid paint with a clear pearl coat. If I add flames I'm thinking about painting true fire licks with clear purple, clear red, and maybe clear blue. The Evening Orchid is a light color so it would serve as the base color for the true fire, and the tinted clear licks would be painted using templates, as opposed to the standard true fire scheme of painting the solid base colors with templates and overcoating with tinted clears.

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This project is based on the same basic concept as this '57 Chevy street truck I did a while ago that has two WagonRod chassis grafted together:

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Here goes!

-JV

Edited by JayVee, 24 August 2008 - 04:33 AM.


#2 rollinoldskoo

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 06:34 AM

thanks for the ideas :lol: :unsure:

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:12 AM

This ought to be Fun!!! Great idea John... Why didn't i think of that. ;)

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:22 AM

what does this have to do with formula 1? just kidding looks and sounds like it will be pretty sweet.

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:37 AM

nice. That is going to be sweet with the hemi in it.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:11 AM

:lol: :lol: And a 1 piece tilt front would show off that elephant!!!!

#7 JayVee

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:05 PM

:D ;) And a 1 piece tilt front would show off that elephant!!!!


...and avoid the controversy over inner front fender wells. :D

#8 JayVee

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:22 AM

Here's the new chassis (basically a stretched version of the Willys coupe chassis). The original chassis was used to set the wheelbase. The chassis mounting points were repositioned to mount to the cab floorboard, and the upper control arms were seperated because they'll be repositioned with spacers to lower the front end. Whenever I narrow a set of Pegasus wheels I use a razor saw and save the excess chrome rings to be used to widen rims as shown on these wheels:

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Here's the chassis in place. Next I'll modify the bed floor to clear the rear wheels, frame, and axle diff. There will be Dremel plastic shavings everywhere as usual:

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 08:20 AM

Nice fab work!

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 08:37 AM

This project is based on the same basic concept as this '57 Chevy street truck I did a while ago that has two WagonRod chassis grafted together:

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Here goes!

-JV

Are those AMG wheels? :blink:
This thing looks beautiful, paint, wheels, stance, everything :rolleyes:
Great work done :P Definetly will watch this

#11 JayVee

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 04:29 PM

Are those AMG wheels? :blink:
This thing looks beautiful, paint, wheels, stance, everything ;)
Great work done ;) Definetly will watch this


Thanks, this was a set of wheels made by Aoshima. They definitely have the AMG look. Perfect for a new Benz or an old Chevy truck. ;)

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:43 PM

This project is based on the same basic concept as this '57 Chevy street truck I did a while ago that has two WagonRod chassis grafted together:

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Here goes!

-JV



do you have more pics of how this chassis went together? where did you stretch it, etc.....

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:49 AM

You got a nice lookin truck! This new one is going to be awesome! Keep us posted on the progress...

#14 JayVee

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 03:42 AM

do you have more pics of how this chassis went together? where did you stretch it, etc.....


Here's a thread with info on the Chevy truck:
'57 Chevy street truck

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 04:17 AM

wow Cant wait to see more

#16 JayVee

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:36 PM

I opened up the rear wheel wells and the bed floor to clear the wheels and the frame:

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After test fitting, I could see that the diff will sit low enough so the central part of the floor didn't need to be removed. So, I'll add this bed floor made from sheet styrene:

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These wheel tubs were made from a monster truck rim and sheet styrene:

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The rear ride height will end up about here:

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The headlights were seperated from the grille, and the grille was filed down to recess it. Here's the back of the grille:

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Here it is in place. The bumper slots were also filled in:

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Now that I see it coming together I think it will look good painted dark gunmetal with a gray interior with purple, silver, and black fabric highlights (using the spatter paint technique). Thanks for checking out the progress photos!

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:11 PM

Meticulous ... that's the only word for your builds. Your chassis work is stunning, second to none IMHO. You have a signature look with youtr combination of traditional bodies and contemporary slammed to the ground, big wheeled stance. A real inspiration for those of us looking to get out of the "Old Skool" rut!

Looking forward to more!

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 05:15 AM

Looking good so far. I just got back from HobbyLobby and had that kit in my hands along with a 40% off coupon. Man I should go back & get it. Thanks for keeping us posted on your progress.

Mike

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 04:39 AM

:blink: :blink: :blink:
Quick more rags........I've got drool on the keyboard!!!!!! :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 02:00 PM

looks awesome

very nice , i love the one off bits on it

this is the my ford :rolleyes:


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