Ford LTL 9000 Custom with Livestock Trailer
Posted 09 April 2010 - 12:36 PM
Closest I get to trucks is dad drove off and on from 1970-81, and I remember some of his rigs. Luckily, his memories still remain so I can tap into them when I need to!
Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:58 PM
I still have to figure out whether or not to build mounts for the final set of round fuel tanks and the square fuel tanks I'm using for the water storage tanks, or just glue them to the frame after it's painted. I also found a set of battery boxes in my Mack Superliner kit that aren't used, so I'm mounting them behind the square tanks as steps to the rear deck plate, and one will serve as a toolbox while the other will be for the "hidden" generator.
I also decided I'm going to add a moose bar to the front end, I mocked it and the front bumper up with some tape.
I may not use this one, I may scratchbuild one that fits the bumper better. I think the moose bar gives the front end adds some more style to a front end that is already one of my all time favorite styles.
Posted 17 May 2010 - 01:18 PM
I cut the main section of the roo bar bumper where the supports for the cross bars locate.
I still have to add extenstion pieces in the widened sections, but this is what I have so far.
I problem is this, should I build the rest of the stock bumper out to meet the roo bar's bumper? One of the features I have always loved of the Ford's stock bumper is the four driving/fog lights, so this feature HAS TO STAY! If I do box the rest of the bumper to match the roo bar's bumper, should I leave the lights where they are and add a screen panel level with the boxed section or move them level with the boxed section? Or, should I throw it out and just use a new stock bumper and scratchbuild a new moose bar more like a pickup's brush guard? Please help, I'm stuck! PLEASE, HELPFUL REPLIES ONLY!!!!
Posted 17 May 2010 - 01:57 PM
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 03:02 PM
I've been doing more work on the truck and trailer lately, the trailer is in primer as of today. I also went on line to get some pictures to use as a mural on the sleeper, but I need your help! This is what the mural will look like: to me it looks fine
but I need help with the size! Do you think the mural looks good the size it is, or should I make it a little bigger? Please help and give me your opinion!!
Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:43 PM
It would look similar to this with a little color added. Well, color match your bars and it would look like a photo negative of this... I did this to cover up where I had to remove some very heavy flash from mine. yes, that's the T-900 Aussie I'm working on...
Now, on to the mural. You've made a sleeper side that almost has the dimensions of a Hi-Def TV screen so I'd go "widescreen" on the mural... I'd take your original mural (Which is beautiful, BTW) and crop and widen it to take up most of the sleeper side. A bit off the bottom and about a 1/2" off the sky Keep maybe a 1/4" of body color around it as a frame... It'll be an interesting truck, whatever you decide to do.
Edited by Wagoneer81, 17 May 2010 - 08:45 PM.
Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:01 PM
I am not moose bars fan too, but what you have done so far is very nice.
I would suggest you to leave it as it is. I like the way it looks with the fog lights hidden below the moose bar's bumper.
Keep on, I like this rig!!!
PS. You should use only round fuel tanks and not square. Square fuel tanks dont match (in my eyes )
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Thanks Dennis! It is still going to be a little while till I need them, I'm still finishing the body work and haven't even started on the engine, yet. I haven't thought about rounding the corners of the mural, but that sounds like a good idea, that was just a rough paper mock up of the mural, anyway, not the finished product. I figure some of the colors will (hopefully) blend into the final paint job as well. It will be painted Duplicolor Mirage Purple/Red flip flop. The rounded corners will probably soften it some when the red is the shade showing.
i like the mural highway, have you thought of cutting it into an oval or maybe round the corners ? just a thought. how long before your gonnna need those tanks, ive got a bunch of tanks. ill be back in states around the 5th of june. if i can help you out ill ship them to ya as a lil contribution to the cause.
Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:10 AM
also i think a v16 would look nice in that thing
Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:12 PM
I'm contouring the back of the bumper to follow the stock Ford's profile.
I think boxing the bumper makes it look better with the roo bumper.
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 07:59 AM
Thanks, guys, and for you Bradley, the best motivation I can send you on your KW is GET BACK TO WORK ON IT!!! Of course, I have to do the same for my T-Bird in the community build!
Matt, it's looking good. I'm liking the front bumper idea, and the thoughts of fading the mural into the body color. Now, could you send me some motivation to work on my KW?