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#21 gautreau

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:47 PM

Love the way this one is turning out. Great body work and details. Keep it going.

Thanx I appreciate that alot.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 01:58 PM

Hey stranger..this is slammd... brian..lol. truck is looking good jeremy.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 02:26 PM

Nice frame work..........

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 05:29 PM

Sorry I've had no updates on this build.I'll be back at this one later this week.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:26 AM

this thing is looking pretty good, cant wait to see more.........there is more isnt there..............i really hope there is more B)

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:24 PM

this thing is looking pretty good, cant wait to see more.........there is more isnt there..............i really hope there is more B)

Thanx there is more to come.I just need to light a fire under myself to get something done.I hope to have some if not all of the rear link bars done by the end of the weekend.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:07 PM

Finally got some motivation and time to put some work into this build.Plus my deadline for this build and 2 others is getting closer.I got the link bars done finally.They are made from 1/16" styrene rod and puch pins.
Here's a fron view.
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From the top you can see the original link bars don't quite reach.I have since stated to build new bars for the top.
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Finally the rear view.I have to build the upper and lower bags brackets.The lower bracket will sit on the bar and the upper will be built onto the step notch.
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Thanx for lookin'
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:35 PM

Got the rear suspension pretty much all wrapped up.Got the airbags done as well.
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One by itself.
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'Bags sitting in place on the lower bars.
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Upper brackets installed.
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I'll be starting on the front suspension later this week.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:06 AM

Looking good!
I have always wanted to try to scratchbuild a custom frame like this for a truck. maybe someday!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:27 PM

Looking good!
I have always wanted to try to scratchbuild a custom frame like this for a truck. maybe someday!

Thanx, I appreciate the compliment.They are not that hard to build once you build the first one.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:25 PM

Got my new inner box panels built today.
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This last pics makes me not want to stop working on this build even though I have to sleep sometime(eventually).
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I should have another update by friday at the latest hopefully.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:44 AM

Well got a little more done.I scratchbuilt 2 optima batteries.
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This pic show the batteries and the fuel-cell mocker up in place.
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This last pic I thought just looked cool.
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Thanx for lookin'.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:59 PM

What size styrene did you use on the frame? I wanna build a frame for my ram lil red express but never used the stuff + my lhs doesn't carry it. Good job BTW

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:05 AM

Thanx I appreciate the comp.I either use .100 x .250 rectangular rod or tubing to build my frames.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:08 AM

Thanks

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:01 PM

Man that thing's SICK!!! I'd LOVE to have a similar 1:1 too,my friend,but that "not enough budget" thingmust be an epidemic,LOL! Cant wait to sees more :D

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:45 PM

Man that thing's SICK!!! I'd LOVE to have a similar 1:1 too,my friend,but that "not enough budget" thingmust be an epidemic,LOL! Cant wait to sees more :D

For sure they are.Thanx I appreciate that.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

Clear bedfloor center made from a cd case.
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I just need to build the wheel tubs and mounting brackets to mount the bed to the frame.Then I can start on the front suspension.
Thanx for lookin'.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:42 AM

I wasn't really liking the clear bedfloor idea plus in my head my dream truck didn't have one so I revamped the bedfloor to suite my vision.
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The front and rear areas of the bedfloor will be made from .060" sheet styrene and the tubs are made from the centers of spray can lids.
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I'll be adding more to the rear of the bed to cover the fuel cell.
Thanx for lookin'.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:10 PM

looks great the clear bed on this truck is no no so far it going to be a nice show truck