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#1 tvandmoviecars

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:23 AM

built using parts from at least 5 different kits, resin parts, and scratchbuilt parts.
body and chassis are just the stock Ranger Splash kit, wheels and tires are from the 4x4 Ranger kit, bed box is resin, rescue cans and decals are from Lindberg's Baywatch Toyota, lightbar from the AMT Ecto 1 kit, sufboard from AMT 64 Mercury Marauder, the bed framing is sprue sanded, and builting into a rack. Yes, I know there is no BMF (bacvk then it was a joke to use... not sure if it;s gotten any better), I am aware the glass fell down, although I didnt notice that, until AFTER taking the photos. This poor truck is 1 of my pride and joys, but has suffered a few terrible accidents... including a ride off if a high shelf nose first into the floor, and then the bumper got stepped on while looking for all the parts, never did find the side mirrors... if I could ever find a extended cab, I'd love to do another, now that there are proably aftermarket decals, and better resin casters for the bed box, and such.

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but it is still 1 of my favorite builds.... and 1 of my earliest kit bashings.

1 of few reference photos I had..
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:29 AM

being a tv and movie replica nut.. I have often thought about finding a yellow Ranger "Splash" and making a replica of the baywatch truck.... seeing as it would be a recent/modern vehicle (see... reliable), plentiful (see cheap), and It would be a economicable 4x4 truck (see, I live in Michigan and 4x4 is a GOOD thing!<LOL>)

found this shot today..
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wohoo.. that means a standard cab was correct, too!




never watched later episodes.. so never seen these versions..
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appearantly only young, attractive single girls in Bikinis are the only ones allowed on beaches in California.... unless you are a lifeguard or cop!<LOL>

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Edited by tvandmoviecars, 10 August 2012 - 06:52 AM.


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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:45 AM

I always thought they had toyotas... But maybe I wasn't paying attention to the trucks well enough lol

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:48 AM

they did have toyotas for a year or 2.... but I agree, it was tough to focus on the vehicles.... guess that's why its so hard to find any photos!? <LOL>

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and a nissan
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Edited by tvandmoviecars, 10 August 2012 - 06:51 AM.


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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:05 AM

This truck looks sweet. I was never a fan of fords, but this is nice. Sucks you couldn't find the side mirrors though.