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#1 slownlow

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:08 AM

After opening the box and noting how the Rommel's Rod kit was I started to think what else could be done with it. Seeing as how the war thing wasn't working out too well I wondered what Rommel's shop truck would look like if he had taken his career in the rod and custom car direction. This is what I came up with.
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with it being a truck now it needed a tail gate.
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If you have a truck you need something to put in it.
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Of course you need a corporate logo and catch phrase.
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and this was pre GPS time
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all in all this build was a gas.
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hope you enjoy

#2 JasonFL

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:31 AM

That thing is pretty cool. I love the exhaust

#3 gman

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:47 AM

"Erwin's Kustoms...mit Surplus"- now that is funny :).

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:48 AM

interesting build... very unique. I like it.

#5 Fat Brian

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:54 AM

Thats is awesome, I love the Raiders of the Lost Ark homage.

#6 Jantrix

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:35 PM

I dig it. Very cool.

#7 Harry P.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:40 PM

Very unique.

It looks like a Chuck Most creation (and I mean that as a compliment... B) ).

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:51 PM

Now that is something different, great build and detail, but whatever you do don't open that box.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:12 PM

bob...thats freek'n awesome... B)

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:13 PM

Pretty cool1 I decided to ad Panzerkampfwagen ll running gear to mine. Posted Image

#11 Brizio

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:15 PM

Very nice!

#12 Chuck Most

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:29 PM

Very unique.

It looks like a Chuck Most creation (and I mean that as a compliment... B) ).

Nah, mine would be a bit crustier. :lol:

Love the idea of a half-track shop truck!

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:37 PM

neat idea

#14 crazyjim

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:41 AM

Very cool build.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:08 PM

B)
You did Tom and Erwin proud on the build
very interesting concept and design
Thank You for sharing
Later
Russ
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:13 PM

KEWL!!!

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:37 PM

I love this direction!...Freakin' coool man B) B)

#18 David G.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:47 AM

That's a nice take on that kit, and well done too.

David G.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:22 AM

Thanks again for the good reception. Here's a few more detail shots.
The bed is one piece of oak veneer wiped with tung oil, styrene strips painted with alclad, glued with CA.

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There was really no radiator core so this is scratch, no pun intended, built. There was no fan either and that came from the parts box. It's too bad more time was not spent casting and detailing this iconic 1939 Mercedes engine.

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The hood ornament started out as a charm bracelet swan that suffered some serious body modifications.
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The tailgate is functional and the lever above the gun blister / tail light is the latch handle
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To follow the build history go to

http://public.fotki....ins-shop-truck/

#20 Duggz

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:14 PM

I like it. It's so cool.