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#1 Cool Hand

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:02 AM

Not really into trucks/big rigs all that much,but I have become a fan of the customised show rigs you guys have in the U.S.

So after getting some inspiration from the net,dvd's a mate lent me and a French model truck builder.

I decided to venture into a subject I have not built before.


Started with a cheap easy kit, to get an idea of what its like to build a truck.

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If this build turns ok il get a better kit and build another.

So after some guidance from my mate, the progress began.

Out of the box mock up to get an idea of what and where to modify to get the look im after.
(apologize for the poor quality of the first few pics)

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After some modifications to frame,front and rear suspension it was lowered and stretched.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:04 AM

Nice stretch job.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:12 AM

Work in progress continued.

Extended lower edges of the cab,sleeper and front guards.
Made fuel tanks,rear guards.
Filled in various mounting holes and started to smooth the hood/bonnet,cab and sleeper.

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Anyways thats where im up to at the moment,will have a progress update soon.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:35 AM

Whoa! This is lookin' good Matey! You got the height just right. I like the fenders. Keep us up to date there Luke, you're on to something!

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:26 AM

You are most definately makin this one have that custom outlaw look. Nice work so far I like it

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:21 AM

Looking good. I'm a big fan of custom trucks. I have been contemplating a Peterbuilt show rod/rat rod (but actually painted) style custom truck for a while now. Keep us posted with pics.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:39 AM

Nice!

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:30 PM

What color are you going to make this bad beast?

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:03 PM

WHOA! I really like this pete!...your giving me some "Inspiration" to open another snap pete! :wub:

only thing is ...What would you guys use to extend the frame of one of these kits?

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:28 PM

I like building custom rigs myself and this one is looking real good.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:51 PM

Luke...
That's gonna need a lotta black paint.
Love the body and chassis mods.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:51 PM

Boy I have a hard time with making stock trucks, with my shaky old hands. I've been thinking about it. But need a little more time on the work bench. Oh buy the way nice start!!! KEEP THE PICTURES COMING!!!! I get great ideas from all of you boys ;)

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:53 PM

Looking great so far.Keep up the great work.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:57 PM

Thanks for all the replies and comments fella's much appreciated.

What color are you going to make this bad beast?

Black, my favourite colour.

What would you guys use to extend the frame of one of these kits?

I used some 1.0mm styrene sheet that was cut into strips to match the frame,il take some pics to show how the method I used.

Edited by Cool Hand, 06 September 2012 - 10:02 PM.


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:00 PM

Luke...
That's gonna need a lotta black paint.


:D You know me to well James.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:59 PM

Oh yea! Another modded build :D
Looking great so far mate, what did you make the guards from?

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:15 PM

Cheers Zac.
The rear guards were made from toothpick containers and styrene sheet


What would you guys use to extend the frame of one of these kits?


Sean,hopefully these pics show how the frame was extended/stretched.
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:45 AM

Cheers Zac.
The rear guards were made from toothpick containers and styrene sheet




Sean,hopefully these pics show how the frame was extended/stretched.
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Cool! B) ...i see now....just need to figure out how much i want to stretch mine? :blink: :lol:

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:22 AM

Very nice start.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:51 AM

Great start Luke! I am wondering if you are able to get a pic or two of the suspension, you had mentioned that you did some modification to the suspension and I was just wondering how you worked it thats all. I have the same kit that I was looking on taking a similar route on and the suspension is where I got stuck.