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#1 JustBill

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:07 AM

I believe those to be the years of this truck. They went to the third brake light in '95 and this kit doesn't have it. I own a '96 so reference material was superb. Needless to say this kit isn't 100% accurate and it drove me nuts knowing that. I built it pretty much out of the box. I used bucket seats, wheels and tires, from my parts box. I used the first section of the exhaust system from the kit and mufflers from the '49 Merc. The rest of the exhaust was scratch built. My first on the exhaust as well as my first attempt to weather a chassis. I really enjoyed the process. I also attempted a spray-in bed liner using thin white glue and baking soda. While the process needs perfecting I think its a nice touch. The body paint is all from Testers one coat lacquer line. My idea for the build was to create a restored daily driver so to speak.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:11 AM

Great looking Truck.
The Grime looks about right for 140k on it.

#3 Rob McKee

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:11 AM

I love the 2 tone paint on this one Bill.

The weathering on the chassis looks very realistic. My 1:1 looks almost the same except it is a 2004.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:13 AM

I had the real thing, and you did it justice!

Nice, very nice.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:25 AM

Great job! B)

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:03 AM

i wish under my 93 f150 was that mint :P hahaha, i had to do a frame and box swap hahah, how was the kit?

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:29 PM

My cousin has a 93 an you can put ur feet through the floor boards .lol

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

looks good I like the color combo and great work on the weathering and bedliner

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:51 PM

Great looking truck,Brother!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:58 AM

That's a sharp looking little Ford truck Bill! Great job on the weathering. The grille/headlight area is especially convincing. Someday, I want to get one of these and do a loose replica of a '95 I bought new,then sold a few years later. Nice work all the way around!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:29 AM

That came out great, Bill. You caught all the little details. I really like the rubber on the side mirrors, and the chrome trim around the wheel openings. The weathering looks very good too. Nice job!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:20 AM

Nice job! I like the paint.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:02 PM

Thanks for all the comments and interest folks!

Chris: The kit was good as far as fitment and assembly. Like I said earlier though, there's a few things that bug me about it. The way the bed mates with the cab makes the truck look like its bent in half. Someone brought to my attention while I was building it that the firewall needs to be moved back. The kit is just lacking some details in general. No floor shifter or column shifter. No rear view mirror. The alternator just looked like a blob of spur on a pulley. I'm not complaining just giving some things that came to my attention. I plan on doing several more of these trucks so these are some things that will get addressed. Also, while I black washed the headlight assemblies to show separation in the different parts it consisted of, I think the lines are too big and makes it look a little toyish. Something else I will focus on with my future builds.

Hugh: I'm calling you responsible for this build! After watching your build it motivated me to build mine. As far as the mirrors, I striped the chrome all together. Then scribed the chrome cover area, painted the mirrors flat black and BMF for the chrome plate on the front.

Thanks again folks! All in all I'm happy with the truck and proud to have it on my shelf.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:16 PM

i like what you did with the headlights tho, they look real to me. usually i dont even detail them. who would make a good reef blue spray can? or calypso green, because thats the shade im repainting mine when the time comes.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:36 PM

Considering all the stuff I've been accused of, I'm happy to be responsible for something this good for a change! :lol:

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:12 AM

Beautifull

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:08 PM

Bill, I love what you did with this truck! I wouldn't have thought to use those two colors together, but they really complement each other well. I like your combination of well-cared-for body, weathered chassis and tired engine. Nicely done!

I'm stymied by one thing, though. What are the two hexagonal holes in the black sheetmetal behind the grille?

Lastly, do you recall which kit those wheels came from? They were a great choice for this project.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:03 AM

Great Build.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:57 AM

i think a similar wheel comes in the revell 70 challenger, monte! the hexagon holes look like the hood stops should be there. thats where they are on my 93 f150xl

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:11 AM

Monty, I'm sorry man, I have no idea where those wheels came from. Sometimes at our model club meets I will see a set of wheels that look good and I'll pick them up for a "just in case" type of thing, so that could be very well where they may have come from.

As far as those holes, Chris is right about the stops being there on the 1:1. I don't know what there trying to represent on the model. Haha! Another one of those things that could use some addressing on the next one.

Thanks again guys!