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1934 FORD PICKUP - "HINTS BY BARRIS"


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#1 Dennis Lacy

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:42 PM

This project was inspired by an illustration found on the backside of the original AMT Trophy Series instructions for the 1934 Ford Pickup. On this back page is a section of model customizing hints by George Barris.

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I wanted the model to have a 60's retro "Box Art" feel to it so a minimalistic approach was taken and it is not necessarilly accurate to any particular racing class or period in time. Like the illustration, the top is not chopped, the bed is not shortened and the chassis is simply right out of the box. The blown Pontiac engine is a combination of the block/trans from an AMT '36 Coupe and the heads, intake, front cover, blower assembly, valve covers and headers from AMT's Competition Parts Pack Pontiac engine. For a little extra detail a Parts by Parks pre-wired distributor was used with a scratched coil. The front and rear wheels came from a 60's issue AMT '32 Vicky, the front tires are new AMT pad-printed wide whites and the M&H slicks are from AMT's new Slicks Parts Pack. Several of the '34 Pickups custom accesories were used including the grill, firewall, bucket seats and bed cover. The molded lump of a taillight was also sawed off and replaced with a seperate chrome housing from a Revell '37 Pickup and a custom lense from the Ala Kart. The body & frame are finished in Testors 1-coat Mythical Maroon, the engine in Tamiya Gold with aluminum metallizer & black wash, the suspension in good old shiny black and the windshield & rear window were tinted with a red Sharpie marker.

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And lastly a fun parting shot. My newly finished '34 Drag Truck with the '32 Vicky I finished late last year.

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#2 RancheroSteve

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:34 PM

Very nicely done - period feel, with some contemporary touches!

#3 ChrisR

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:43 PM

Great looking retro model!

#4 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:40 AM

Beautiful and I like them both. Excellent work, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:43 AM

Pretty neat build and SHINY :) :) :)

#6 Eshaver

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:36 AM

I would say over all you captured the look and feel of a 60's rod truck . Ed Shaver

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:59 AM

Wow! We are back in the 60's. What a great idea and great look. You picked two great kits to do this with. I want to see more, keep them comming.

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#8 jaymcminn

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:26 AM

That's a nice pair- I especially like how the truck sits!

#9 trogdor

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:46 AM

Beautiful job on that truck. Looks perfect

#10 Brizio

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:18 AM

Very nice clean build!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:53 AM

fantastic job on both

#12 Draggon

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:58 AM

Glad to see it finished Dennis, it looks great! I'll reply more you-know-where!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:16 AM

Couple of nice build ups you have there.

#14 Joker

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:00 AM

Followed this build over at T.R.A.K.
Gorgeous time machine Dennis

#15 Sixties Sam

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:24 AM

Perfect classic pickup rod! Great finish and detail work!
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#16 Pete L.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:29 AM

Really like both of your builds...very well done !

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:38 AM

WOW, nicely done.

#18 1930fordpickup

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:37 PM

Sweetness !

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

that looks sweet. i like the paint color. B)

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:25 PM

Love this build with its keen detail and period-correct features. My creative juices are flowing,....sorry, just drooled a little 'creative juice' on my shirt.