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#1 RatRod

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:43 AM

I set out to finally create a "Correct" (or darn close) Version of the REAL Fire Truck. The kit is the third MPC revamp of the Tognotti T chassis and engine, which isn't even close to what the real car had. Without going through a long history lesson on the kit, I took the main parts, body/ interior, rear wheels, an original set of MPC slicks, and various evergreen plastics, put 'em in a bag, shook vigorously, and here's what came out!!!

 

The real deal

 

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The model

 

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part 2 coming ---->


Edited by RatRod, 04 February 2013 - 07:37 AM.


#2 RatRod

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

And.....

 

Here's what came of the leftover parts after building the Fire Truck......

 

The Rodder's Journal delivery.

 

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Edited by RatRod, 03 February 2013 - 10:53 AM.


#3 Austin T

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

VERY nice. I like the "Rodders journal" version a lot. 



#4 Custom Mike

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:07 AM

John, that is the best I've ever seen this kit done, take a huge bow, you really earned it!

 

The Rodder's Journal version is great too, I think I like it more, but I'm weird!



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:13 AM

Fantastic work. They are both perfect.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:25 AM

They are beautiful models !  Your Fire Truck is excellent . . . nicest I've seen !

 

Where did you get the rear suspension in the Rodder's Journal version ?


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

grt8 builds...firetruck is kool..but i really like the rodders journal ..... B)



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:10 PM

Both AWESOME builds!!! B)



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

Great build!

#10 Helix

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

Nice work on both of them John B)



#11 RatRod

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

They are beautiful models !  Your Fire Truck is excellent . . . nicest I've seen !

 

Where did you get the rear suspension in the Rodder's Journal version ?

 

 

Bob, the chassis under the R.J version is the chassis from the Fire Truck kit, the MPC Paddy Wagon, and the original Tognotti T. I scratch built the chassis under the Fire Truck.

 

Thanks for all the great replies!!!



#12 Chuck Most

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:45 PM

Love 'em both!

It's no secret I'm a big fan of the Fire Truck- glad to see somebody finallly do it right and put the proper front and rear suspension setups under one. B)



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

Love it!  Delightful model!



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

WOW! Just WOW!



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

Love 'em both!    Excellent builds.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:48 AM

Love 'em both!

It's no secret I'm a big fan of the Fire Truck- glad to see somebody finallly do it right and put the proper front and rear suspension setups under one. B)

 

Thanks Chuck, I knew you would like this one. There was quite a bit of work to create a correct version, but it had to be done.... :D

Here's a couple shots of the chassis, I used the radius rods from another Outcast kit, and the rear axle and drum brakes from an AMT '53 Ford p-up, everything else is scratched up. It's the only way to get this car right.

 

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:50 AM

Thanks again for all the great replies!!!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:09 AM

Very cool...both of them!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

Gorgeous chassis work..love both builds.

 

Chuck did a review on the Chuck Millers Fire Truck

a while back..I was searching MCM for info when I

built my version of it. Here is my build link if you

want to see my version...Eddie Munster

http://www.modelcars...topic=52481&hl=

 

Finished link..http://www.modelcars...topic=53911&hl=

 

Wished more C-Cabs were posted..not you Glue Head..I know you do..hahaha

 

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

Chuck did a review on the Chuck Millers Fire Truck

a while back.

Right here- http://www.modelcars...hl=+fire +truck

 

I also did a quick review of an original kit and compared it to the current reissue, that's in the December issue of Model Cars. I now realized I failed to point out the incorrect suspension setups in both the online and print reviews. :(