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#1 hotrod59f100

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:38 AM

I'm starting to build a 1978 dodge lol red express wi a resin stye side bed . I wanted to know if anybody built them lowerd or any other way? Let's see pics for inspiration.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:21 PM

I have one started. lowered with the front subframe clip & suspension from Revell"s 71 'Cuda. I also moved the spindles up to lower it more. Front sits really low! I had to remove the notch in the pass fender well for the heater box to have clearance for the wheels/tires.
I have NO IDEA how a post on another model car forum ended up attached to this tax lien thing, but here are some pics

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:01 PM

here you can see the area I had to cut out for the wheels to clear and the more 1:1 correct radiator support I made as well.

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gotta love the HEMI!

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:07 PM

Iam building a long bed, i took all of the lil red express truck suspention and put it on a lonbed that was a 4x4, havent worked on it in about 3 years now.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 04:51 AM

Thanks wraith for some good ideas on the lowering . I got some 20 inch Wheels to hide in the fender wells . I neve thought about swapping the front crossmember out . I got a junk charger that might just lose it's front end. Your truk looks good .is it stock power plant

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:05 AM

will post a pic of my warlok sitting low on bags and 20;s

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:20 AM

Thanks wraith for some good ideas on the lowering . I got some 20 inch Wheels to hide in the fender wells . I neve thought about swapping the front crossmember out . I got a junk charger that might just lose it's front end. Your truk looks good .is it stock power plant


thanks and welcome!
The HEMI is from the same 71 HEMI 'Cuda kit. I cut the transmission off and used a 727 auto trans I cut off the 440 engine from the Revell 71 GTX kit

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:23 PM

That's cool wraith . Can't wait to see your warlock scale trucker.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:09 PM

Here is one I built years ago- I did have to take off the heater box/blower motor, and cut out the dip in the passenger's side wheelwell for it. I used some old AMT Rides Magazine wheels/tires, and this is about as low as it will sit on big-inch tires without cutting the fenders.Posted Image

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:05 PM

Dang MrMost.. That's the first time I've seen that bad Boy.

Looks Perty dang Cool..
Nice work on it..
Any more pics?

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:38 PM

None at the moment.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:53 PM

Dang chuck that close to what I'm heading for.Looks slick. I'd love to see a style side like that.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 04:36 AM

Chuck,don't you have another Dodge truck that has the pro street treatment or am I thinking of someone else? I'm planning on building a pro street truck myself using the LRE cab and front chassis. I have an eight foot bed that I'm going to cut down to a short bed. I'm going to use the front clip,engine,wheels/tires and rear tubs/rearend/suspension from a '70 Super Bee pro street.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:53 AM

Chuck,don't you have another Dodge truck that has the pro street treatment or am I thinking of someone else? I'm planning on building a pro street truck myself using the LRE cab and front chassis. I have an eight foot bed that I'm going to cut down to a short bed. I'm going to use the front clip,engine,wheels/tires and rear tubs/rearend/suspension from a '70 Super Bee pro street.

Yes- I do! This also uses the front clip/engine/and rollers from the '79 Pro Street Super Bee kit, and I built this one before the lowered one above- The front fenderwells are cut out completely on this one.
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