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25 Ford Model-T Tow Truck - update: 05/11/13

Model T tow truck scratch built AMT 25 T

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#181 Randy D

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

Hi Alyn,    Having a great time getting caught up on your progress !!    The paint and  cab floor look great.  The firewall is looking good and I just drool over all your details on this one.   That pallet  is awesome and the little tool tray is perfect !!   Are you using some of vector cuts  tools??

 

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#182 Alyn

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:45 AM

Thanks, Randy. Good to see you around. Thank you so much for the generous words.

 

Good call on the wrenches; they are from Vector Cut. Amazing how nice and crisp they are considering they're essentially cardboard. I was hoping that by coating them with primer, paint and Alclad that the surface would smooth out, but they're still kind of rough. Not a big deal with a wrench since many have the cast finish anyway. I've since painted the tool tray a light blue enamel. It looks much better in paint. The intent is to build a wooden tool chest and have the tray fit into the top.

 

Thanks for stopping by !



#183 Alyn

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:41 PM

still haven't built the wooden tool box, but I hope to get a start on it this weekend. The plan is to mount it on the running board in front of the left rear fender. I did shoot some paint on the tool tray.

 

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The bottom seat cushion was left loose to allow access to the gas tank under the seat. After seeing the hollow underside one time too many, I decided to detail it out. I added some seat springs, and some stuffing made from clothes dryer lint. Yep, dryer lint. Every time I see it, I think, man this ought to be good for something. It turns out that it is.

 

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:33 PM

awsome details !!



#185 James2

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:48 AM

WOW! 



#186 Custom Mike

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:03 AM

That's it, i'm giving up on details...dryer lint? Alyn, you are absolutely insane, that stuff is highly flammable, you'll never be able to start this baby and drive it safely!  :lol:



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:10 AM

clothes dryer lint ? now that's recycling! genius Alyn!! looks fantastic!! I hope it wasn't the load with your draws in it  :huh: I got to see this jewel at the GSL, the detail's are stunning!! the award you received certainly speaks for the quality of this build! I am so happy for you Alyn, congrat's my friend, you deserve it!



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:30 AM

Dryer lint!? Pure genius! This is an incredible build!

 

Sam



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:47 AM

SPECTACULAR!!

 

 

Conratulations on the GSL award!  Well deserved, Alyn!



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:09 PM

Fantastic work! 



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:48 PM

thank you all for all the interest and great comments. They make my day again and again.

 

Mike, I wish I would have thought about the flammability since the seat is right over the gas tank ! :blink:

 

Thanks, Bill. I'm all about the environment. That's why I painted this thing green :P

 

The GSL gods were smiling on me. Truth be known, I'm happy to have something worthy of putting on the table in Salt Lake, let alone taking an award.

 

Here's a cropped version of the GSL photo; the first one posted of the completed truck. I hope to take some completed shots myself in the next week.

 

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:19 PM

Looking great, Alyn! Congratulations on the award. This one definitely belonged on the tables. Outstanding details!



#193 Alyn

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:11 PM

Thanks, Art, and congratulations to you as well. Loved your Corvette. It was my pleasure to talk with you and John and sit at the "Big Dog" table. Hopefully next time I'll be able to spend more time at the contest.



#194 John Teresi

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:03 PM

Alyn........was such a pleasure to talk to you and meet you father at this years GSL.........congratulations on your award for a beautiful well built model......very well deserved.........can`t wait to see wait you build next.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:34 AM

i just went through all ten pages of this, beautiful work Alyn! all the extra time and scratchbuilding really paid off!  i love how you did the underside of the seat with springs and batting, i would have NEVER thought to do that!

 

the entire truck is just incredible, cheers on a great build

 

cheers

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:57 PM

John, my Dad and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting with you guys. My Dad was also at the 2011 banquet and remembered the great successes you had that year. It was really something to see it all repeated this year. I have to wonder if a back to back performance like yours has ever happened in previous years. Congratulations once again.

 

Brian, I haven't seen you around in a while, and thought we might have lost you to some other hobby like gardening, skeet shooting or creating furry puppets. It's good to see you back on the forum. I've always been a fan of your weathering skills. Thanks so much for the generous comments.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:54 PM

absolutly beautiful build Alyn!



#198 Alyn

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:28 AM

Thank you so much, Marcus. This truck evolved into much more than the original intent.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:35 AM

Very nice work all the way through, congrats!  



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:10 PM

Thank you, Ron. I appreciate you stopping by!