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#1 RodneyBad


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:28 AM

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Now I have gone thru few sets of wheels and on/off Winch bumper.

Started with a AMT Dodge Long Bed
The bed is not a Ron Cash Resin bed.
Since I had the 1:1 it was easy to match by shortening the front and rear of the bed.
Doors open, No Mirrors since they just fall of anywhoo ;)
Mine also had 2 fuel tanks, one in cab and one under the bed so I left that one there and
build one in the cab.
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AMTs RoadRunner 440
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Scratch built front and Rear Leafsprings and Winch bumper and BFD'd it.
Aoshima tires and custom build wheels to match a set I had

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Thanks for looking.

#2 Rob Hall

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:34 AM

That's cool...I want to build something like that as a replica of the '79 SWB Power Wagon I learned to drive in...my Dad had one in the '80s for a few years.. had a 318 and a bad habit of stalling on left turns. Silver green inside and out.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 12:36 PM

Very nice build. Awesome job on replicating your 1:1.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 03:32 PM

Nice build, Rodney.

Is that truck still around, I haven't seen it in years.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 05:06 PM

Thanks. Rob Hall
Okay, Mine had a 360 but I wish I had a 440 in it. ;)
I did a hard left hand turn sliding U-turn actually in the rain and it stalled.
Darn was I embarrassed, sure glad nobody was looking. :D

Thanks. snapper
I always had a sheet of plywood in the back to save the bed and I had a
rollbar with lights on it till the model crashed. I had to rebuild the whole suspension
this week. That's why it's a bit shinier than the rest. ;)
Darn it if I didn't build the suspension to scale, didn't hold up very well

Thanks davezinn and 1320wayne
I copy well. ;)

Thanks. James W
The 1:1? Last time I saw it, it was in Canby for sale and I Almost bought it back.
Didn't fare will in the last owners hands tho.
Yup, went thru a rebuild recently after a Crash landing in a move a few yrs ago.
Shoulda built the leaf springs out of brass.
Next build :lol:

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 05:30 PM

I'm lovin these truck builds you got! i really want to start building older 70-90s trucks I like the lift on this one!

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 06:01 PM

Nice build of your truck.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:46 PM

Gorgeous Build ROdney!!!!

I had a '78 long bed 3/4 ton Power Wagon when I was in Salem....
it was 440 powered :D

it was indestructible till I hit some ice 12/24/97 on a hill in W. Salem, and rolled it..

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 01:40 AM

Very nice replica! Very glad to see it!

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:55 AM

Nice clean build!

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 03:09 PM

Thanks DanteJayG
Wish they'd reissue the Dodge Longbed 4x4s.
THose I'm sure off would be a great seller.

Thanks. mustanglover1951

Thanks LVZ2881
Ya, A roll over will do some damage.
After this truck I got a 3/4t ClubCab lwb with a Built 383 and 38'inch SuperSwampers. :lol:
That is on my stalled project shelf but I got a Ron Cash Resin ClubCab. Yaaaaa ;)

Thanks midnightprowler & kyledr330
I'm glad to bring it back to light and back together.

Thanks 99GT
The wheels are two part.
The star Centers are from the AMT 55 Chevy stepside
and the larger trim ring is from a Monogram chrome wheel to add depth and fit the bigger tires.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 03:18 PM

a few more pics
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Painted up my own rear plate
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I made TrailMaster shocks at the 4 corners and a Rancho Steering Stabilizer
added Brake lines and E-brakes
I did miss the T-Case cross member tho. :lol:

Interior shot.
or atleast I tried
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I used masking tape and painted it black to simulate my rubber floor mats (no carpet)
Added the 1/2t 100 emblem to the side and made the chrome trim to separate the colors.
They called this bright red back in the days.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:08 PM

What a cool build Rodney!

Now that Ma's resin soft BFG mud-terrains are available, you could duplicate your 1:1 even more accurately ;)

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:27 PM

Nice truck! Great detail work, and the dirt underneath is a very realistic touch.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:33 PM

NICE!!!! I like it!

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:30 PM

Cool 4x4,Nice build.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:00 PM

nice work on the truck

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:17 PM


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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:37 PM

good job on this one I like the weathered underside

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:32 PM

Great build! Looks like the 1/1 scale truck. Very nice finish & fine detail work.