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Chopped '38 Ford pickup: More cab mods, April 20, '13


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#21 crazyrichard

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:33 AM

hmmm cool build and cool 1:1 !!!
love it

#22 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:47 AM

that scale switch is a trick i like to use, too. a 1/24 flathead in a 1/25 roadster looks "beefy".

i'm also trying to figure out how to shoehorn a Revell midget flathead into a 1/48 scale Davenport locomotive. it will be used on a 1/35 scale railroad layout.


Yes, I know what you mean. The little scale-correct flatheads do look very small in just about anything. They look small in 1:1 too.

The 1/24 fenders on this though actually provide correct 1/25 dimensions. The '38 truck fenders look much like the '35-'36 (which themselves are different) fenders, but the truck parts are larger in 1:1. I was lucky enough to have access to a 1:1 to measure early in the project when I wasn't getting right proportions with the 1/25 '36 car fenders.

Is the Davenport loco you're doing one of the small diesel switchers? I'd like to see that.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:17 AM

This is looking killer!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:26 AM

I used to live right around the block from him in Camarillo CA back in 05-07. That truck was all ready built by then and he was building his wifes car.....

A lil hint that no budy knows is that his battery was never fasined down so every time he drove it he had to go very slow around corners. He never got that fixed that I belive.

Real kool guy.
Here's the truck at the Back to the beach show in 05 or 06.
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Paso in 05 or 06, he's there in the background to the right.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

Mooneyes show in Japan in 05 I think.
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#26 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:32 AM

H.A.K., thanks for the pics !!!  That is without doubt my all time favorite truck, and you gave me a lot of detail shots I just couldn't find. Thanks again. Man, I love that thing.



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:32 AM

I allready like this a lot. Nice stuff Ace!



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:26 AM

off to a great start on this Bill, we are ready for an update



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:22 AM

H.A.K., thanks for the pics !!!  That is without doubt my all time favorite truck, and you gave me a lot of detail shots I just couldn't find. Thanks again. Man, I love that thing.

Yeah man. N/P Wish I still had his # Id call him and have him call you and tell you all about it.



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

While the '40 Ford bed is more correct for the '38, I'm going to use the '37. I got the rear fenders roughed to fit it.

 

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I'm also going to work in the louvered hood sides from an early monogram '37 slantback sedan....

 

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...and modify the louvered hood top from the same kit. Much rework required, including lengthening and narrowing in the rear.

 

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Still closer in profile, with only the roof line needing to be raised to have all the proportions about right......

 

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More work on the front lower grille panel, hood line and headlight stanchions, which I cut off, swapped side-for-side, and relocated outboard.

 

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:10 PM



Deciding on a smallblock Chevy or a Dodge Red Ram....

Red Ram all the way... leave the SBC in the Camaro or box van it belongs in. :rolleyes: It WOULD be cool to mate the ZF to the Hemi, though.
 



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:17 PM



Deciding on a smallblock Chevy or a Dodge Red Ram....

Red Ram all the way... leave the SBC in the Camaro or box van it belongs in. :rolleyes: It WOULD be cool to mate the ZF to the Hemi, though.
 

 Great minds think alike Chuck.....Red Ram / ZF it will be. B)



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

Sounds like a plan to me. B)

Also- I know it's just in raw plastic now, but that red fender/white body look is starting to grow on me.



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:43 PM

Should be able to graft the louvers into the 38 hood.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:18 AM

awsome progress



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:54 AM

awsome progress

 

 

X 2.....Great work sofar.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:47 AM

One of the things still needing major re-work is the height of the roof on the '38 cab. The '37 is much flatter and doesn't have as much "forehead". I'm trying out my new, improved epoxy / micro balloon filler on this one too, and so far it's love. It's a 5 -1-1.4 mix of West Epoxy resin 205 / 105 hardener / micro-balloon, by weight.

 

Though it takes an overnight cure, it sticks better and sands better than anything I've ever used on models, and I'm rarely in a hurry. It needs to be mixed on a gram scale to work consistently, but I usually use up what's left in the cup after doing fill work on 1:1 aviation parts. RC plane guys use the stuff to, as it's light and strong.

 

I've experimented with the ratio of micro to goo, and have it where it works great every time. It handles differently from other fillers, but so far, I really like the results.

 

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:14 PM

Hi Bill,      Like what you have going here, keep it going!!!!!!    Really like the lenght you gave it.

 

 

                       Randy



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:16 AM

still so curious on the end result of this one loving it so far :wub:



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:06 PM

Looking good. Are you going to correct the mold lines down the side of the cab for the 38 look? 

 

I too need to make a true 38 and was thinking of sanding off the 37 rib lines and adding 1/2 round styrene to make the three ribs.  Not sure is the cab is thick enough.