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#1 dee

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:25 PM

bought this at the cincy oh show last saturday. frame was already shortened and it was missing a few things so i thought i would make a spreader out of it.rear tires are out of a el camino monster truck and the fronts are resin bill signs floats. gonna take my camera to work and swing by southern states and see if they will let me get a few pictures and measurements off their fertilizer truck. open for any ideas and suggestions with this one. thanks for looking.

 

 

added a few more pics. trimmed the front fenders to clear tires, got the bed coming along pretty good. 

still needs a few more bits added before i paint it. 

thinking im going to leave the cab yellow and the bed white. will add some type of lettering when i figure out something . 

still a ways to go but making a little progress. 

thanks for looking. any hints or ideas welcome.

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#2 Mopar - D

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:54 PM

I agree that would make for a good fertilizer truck and being able to get your own pictures and measurements would be a plus. I will looking for your progress.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:30 AM

Maybe this will help

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:19 AM

That is a great idea for that louisville.  You may want to consider using some 1/32 scale monster truck tires for the front, will look similar to the pic above.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

I agree, you need ground clearance on that front axle

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

thanks for the imput guys, i agree the front end needs to be lifted a bit and i think i will stay with the floats on the front as i saw one similar and i dont have any 1/32 scale tires to use on the front. trying to build it with parts i have on hand. will post more pics as get further along.



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

We had a Ford "Airship"(dry spreader) like that at Simplot Soil Builders when I worked out of their Ault Co. office. Used it for dry fertilizer application and we also planted wheat and rye fields with it!

 

The liquid application trucks were all Internationals. I have one of those that I was planning on using for that but couldn't find the right tires.

Ours had a smaller front  tires that looked like the Terra's on the back!


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:08 PM

finally got a chance to make a little progress. did go with different front wheel, looks much better.thanks for the input on those. just have the bed taped together at the moment as it still needs more sanding and fitting.anyway here are a few pics.

thanks for looking and any ideas or comments welcome

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:45 PM

looking good ..i like it..



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:08 AM

Coming along nicely keep posting the progress pictures. Have you decided on what colors your going with?

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:01 PM

gonna go yellow and white, added a few more pics in the first post