Ford C800 stakebed- Completed 9/21/06
Posted 07 September 2006 - 09:36 AM
The kit comes with a gas engine. I think its a 370 or 391, but I'm not 100% positive. I'm going to weather the engine a little, just to depict a working truck.
The chassis is done and ready to be painted. I'm not sure what color yet, because I want to coordinate it with the cab. It'll probably end up black, which would look really nice with the color I have planned for the cab (you'll have to wait for that, It's a surprise)
Thanks for lookin . Comments welcome.
I know that the kit box and directions say that this truck is a C600. But, for those that have the kit, if you look real close, the badge on the door has an 800. What do you expect, another AMT goof.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 10:05 AM
Hey but thats a great kit and it looks like you are getting a good start on it.
Not positive on the engine but I have been told it is a Ford 534SD 8.8L (534 cid) gasoline engine
Posted 07 September 2006 - 10:48 AM
The C-series trucks always built nice subjects.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 12:23 PM
The original AMT issue was listed as C600, the Tractor kit is a C900.. C800 on the badge has always been in question. One wonders what AMT originally had planned?
A fire engine
Oh, well one can always dream, this should have been a no brainer for them since AMT makes both the Ford C and ALF kits.
Note this was not my build, it was built by a friend of mine using parts from the ALF pumper and Ford C kits.
Posted 08 September 2006 - 01:53 PM
Posted 08 September 2006 - 03:24 PM
This will get lettered for my fictional construction company. I don't know about some model truckers, but my trucks may be used, but not abused .
Rusty manifolds, dirt, grease and oil. Your eyes do not decive you, the filter says FRAM. The breathers look like they could use new gaskets...
Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:15 PM
The C as a pumper always made sense to me. I used to see rigs like this all the time. Red, white, green/yellow..
The Ford C was one of the most popular commercial cabs used to build fire apparatus for almost 40 years, pumpers, ladder trucks, rescues etc. It would have been easy to do a Mack version (N?) of the kit too.
Guess I better stock up on a few more while they are still available, I'm getting a number of ideas.
Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:37 AM
Posted 10 September 2006 - 10:06 AM
Posted 10 September 2006 - 11:09 AM
What technique are you using for the caked on grease and grime look?
It looks quite realistic.
Posted 10 September 2006 - 01:37 PM
A fire engine
Least I wasnt the only one to make a Pumper out of the kit. Ive got pictures of mine I just have to drive 800 miles to my dads to get them That will be my next trip home prolly in November
Posted 10 September 2006 - 02:24 PM
Posted 10 September 2006 - 08:47 PM
I mainly just use an airbrush and various colours.
I must try this diffrent way of weathering models.
Posted 11 September 2006 - 02:16 PM
Thanks for all the comments everyone!
Posted 11 September 2006 - 02:21 PM
Posted 11 September 2006 - 03:16 PM
Posted 12 September 2006 - 01:36 PM
No carpet, just a rubber mat. A/C is unheard of, but at least the heater works.