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#1 DailyGrindCustoms

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:32 AM

I have been reading through your forums for a little while now looking over all the different types of build projects and must say I really have enjoyed what I have seen. Many talented and skilled builders in these forums. I use to build years ago, I just got back into it recently and I always seem to build better when I have some other people building the same thing for inspiration. I was curious if there would be any members interested in a truck trailer and weekend toy build?

 

Basically my plan for this build would be for any interested builder to build a tow rig, trailer and then put something on the trailer that you'd see if you were going down the highway. Obviously there will be a ton of options which will make this a awesome build. Drag Car, Mud Truck, Old restored hot rods and muscle cars, ATVs, Snowmobiles etc. Everything you build is totally up to you, there wont be any rules as to what you build as long as its something you have in 1:1 or could picture in 1:1 as you pass it on the freeway.

 

It would be cool if we could get say 10+ people to join in this build. That would make it fun, a thread with more updates and we would get to see everyones ideas. Does a build like this interest anybody? If so, Just post what you will be starting with and it can be already started or a brand new kit. I'll leave that up to you to decide. Anyone got any other ideas for this kinda build? I appreciate all comments/feedback you may have.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:18 AM

I attempted something similar before, but it didn't seem like there was much interest (though that was just vehicle + trailer). However, if enough other people were interested, I'd certainly join this since I do have the components available to me.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:37 PM

I wouldnt put a end time on it because I hate being rushed when building or scrambling to make it to a show and I am just throwing this out there as a fun build to get everyones wheels turning on a project that may be outside of there usual building area. I will keep it open ending date, just hopefully the builders will post up some updates and keep the topic somewhat active.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:51 AM

Count me Brock..

I picked up a glue bomb,bass boat in some horrid red plastic for 3 bucks.

With warm weather around the corner it'll be cool to make it a combo with a

84 Chevy truck from my stash.

 

 

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:02 AM

Count me Brock..

I picked up a glue bomb,bass boat in some horrid red plastic for 3 bucks.

With warm weather around the corner it'll be cool to make it a combo with a

84 Chevy truck from my stash.

 

 

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Awesome! Glad to see more interest and I cant wait to see what ya bring to the table with the gmc and boat. That GMC is one of my favorite kits.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:56 PM

Been workin' on this for a while...the tow vehicle is losing the blowers to make it a little more practical. Maybe a community build would help me to stay focused on it better.

 

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:13 PM

Bill, I would love to see that finished. Of coarse I would also see your other wips finished too !  : )



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:21 PM

Been workin' on this for a while...the tow vehicle is losing the blowers to make it a little more practical. Maybe a community build would help me to stay focused on it better.

 

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Been workin' on this for a while...the tow vehicle is losing the blowers to make it a little more practical. Maybe a community build would help me to stay focused on it better.

 

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Sweet! Be cool to have you join. The more people who join, The funner this build will be.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:59 AM

So what's the plan with this, is it gonna happen? :P



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:18 PM

I am really hoping. I got two builds right now in which I am planning on using in this. Whos all interested for sure?



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:40 PM

Well I am!



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:47 AM

Okay, Lets start a list. I'll edit the original post with who's in for sure and what you will be building. What do you guys got planned?



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:54 AM

Count me in. I'll be building an MPC Sodbuster with trailer and bass boat.  B)



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:09 AM

AMT Ford Econoline with bass boat (turned into jet boat B) ) and scratchbuilt trailer.



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:39 PM

Not sure on tow vehicle yet, but i've got a old Revell race rig trailer( 1/32nd scale) that I plan to use for a car hauler in 1/25th scale.



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:26 PM

I am not sure what I'll be using for a truck, But I will be pulling a demolition derby car on a trailer for this build.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:26 AM

I've gotten started on this. The Sodbuster and Ground Shaker issues of the MPC Chevy pickup have Custom Deluxe 20 badging, making them 3/4 tons. I used the wheels from an MPC Dodge kit.

 

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Cobbled together a BBC and TH400 from the parts bin...

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Cut the deck out from the Revell boat trailer to make it a bit more feasible and found a set of trailer-looking rims from the parts bin...

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I have several boats kicking around so I combined the two different insert options to give the extra seat as well as the extra storage.

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No picture but the engine is a combination of the bass boat base and racing boat cover.

 

Ensemble!

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

Looking good so far! I'll probably start on mine soon, I'm basically just trying to figure out the wheel and tire combo I want to use.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:41 AM

Started on the '84 GMC by fixing the sides on the bed.

Filled them with stretched sprue. Then I filled in the

tailgate for a continuous look to the body.

Fixed the cab corners and scribed the cab panels.

The trailer, I got cheap at a show.I think it was part

of a van/trailer combo.The wheels/tire combos are

chromies/baby moons I got from a club buddy(thanks Gene).

Soaked the coffee stir sticks in soy sauce.

Blah Blah Blah....(inner voice)

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99.9% done

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

The GMC...

adding the roll bar to the inside of the cab..who cares about bed safety in a rollover.

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409 I got in a trade.(Thanks Bill_R)

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