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Orange Hauler II: Radical Custom truck + wild trailer, Nov. 11 update


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#21 crazyjim

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:21 AM

It staring to have a Mercedes look. Nice work.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:57 AM

I really like it!

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:03 AM

I like the adjustment to the front end. I really liked the last set of rims but the new ones look pretty good. Did you custom make the scoops on the motor, they are sick!?

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:52 PM

Thanks guys. I'm still tinkering with the theme and may go back to the slicks in the rear for a more '60s showcar look, and I'm probably going to set the headlights deeper into the fenders. My designs sometimes take a while to figure out what they really want to be.

Jason, the scoops are a pair that happened to come in with a bunch of parts I bought, sight unseen. Just a lucky find. The round bottoms will be replaced with 2-hole Hilborn-style injectors.

Anybody out there have a 5th wheel setup, or a recommendation for a kit with a good one?

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:12 PM

Well keep tinkering, it's coming along nicely. Sometimes you just have to tinker until you get that right look. Those scoops were a killer find I'd say, nice touch.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:13 PM

Finally came up with a windshield that will work on this one, which has been the sticking point. Corvette C4. Turns out the mystery top I have here is C4 too.

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Chopped the windshield and top almost 6 scale inches, which gets the door cut-lines to lineup with what will be new A and B pillars.

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#27 Danno

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:42 PM

Anybody out there have a 5th wheel setup, or a recommendation for a kit with a good one?



I would look to a 1/32 scale big rig kit ... it would keep the 5th wheel platter from overwhelming the Ultra Truck. Just a thought.

(If I had one, it would be yours.)


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

A fifth wheel? Really? Doesn't that seem a bit out of place on a car (truck) like this?

#29 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:00 PM

I've always liked this idea of customizing a custom.You have some unique ideas on this and a great concept.I also like this comment,(I'm trying to limit myself to two or three simultaneous builds, 'cause I actualy like having one finished.) :D I sure wish I could adhere to that maxim. Keep at it on this one.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:01 AM

A fifth wheel? Really? Doesn't that seem a bit out of place on a car (truck) like this?


Just trying to keep it practical. ;)

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:49 AM

That's pretty wild !

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

She knows what she wants to look like now. Decided to 'sugar scoop' the headlights, chop the top a little more and go to tandem rear wheels......

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:40 PM

That will be one cool and wild ride !

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:29 PM

loving this build more and more, I think you found the right look. Just looks nasty and mean with all the new mods, keep it going.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:21 AM

Cool idea Ace, l have never seen this kit before. Keep it going....

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:47 AM

Holy moly!!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:31 AM

I like how this is shaping up .. front end looks really good, especially with those new headlights!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:03 AM

Is that a 63 chrysler grill? Love the build

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:56 AM

O.K., with the tandem axels, the fifth wheel is looking a little more practical. One question: How in the heck are you ever gonna get that hood open?
Seriously, this is an awesome project youve got going. You've got me wanting to do a lot more scratch building.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:35 PM

One question: How in the heck are you ever gonna get that hood open?


That's a really good question, and as this thing evolves, I'm beginning to think seriously about saving the twin-blown Viper for something else and going to a little more conservative powerplant. This started out being a totally impractical showcar, but it seems to want to be something else, and it's already moving in a direction I haven't shown yet.

The hood actually will go up enough in front to be able to slide it forward, so some arrangement like that COULD work, but it's kinda silly for a truck.