Started this two years ago. Here's how it looked until about three days ago.
Skip ahead to earlier this week, when I added some etched brass screen to make a new grille insert.
And then came some serious body work...
I had wanted to stretch the hood, and I ultimately decided to go with a so-not-subtle two feet. Trouble was, this made the hood look way out of proportion to the cab. So I decided to chop and graft a second Transtar cab onto the first cab, creating a 4-door crew cab.
Front wheels are the Transtar units, I cut the center out of an AMT Rides Magazine kit to make them a bit larger in diameter and fit the RM tires. The truck will feature a fully adjustable air suspension- this will be 'show height'.
This truck will represent a no-holes-barred, no-expense-spared show rig- something built simply to turn heads at a truck show. It'll obviously be a long-wheelbase rig, and I'm toying with adding a sleeper box but I'm not 100% sold on that yet.
Edited by Michigan Madman, 10 March 2013 - 03:25 PM.