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"Ole Borax" A Death Valley Camp Mule 57 Ford


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#1 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

Don't ask me why that name.  I am thinking desert rust and good names for Franken-sh-shteined camp mules.

 

So here we go.

 

Kit = Revell's 57 Ford.  Body sawed just behind the front door jamb.

 

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Jeep wheels in te back (for the right amount of traction) and regular wheels up front.

 

The frame has been modified and the stake bed is completely scratch-built to give this one just the right level of attitude.

 

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:17 PM

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The frame was fun and fairly easy to modify and build up to handle the bed.

 

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:20 PM

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The fenders are the perfect size.  They come from a milk carton cap cut in half.

 

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:21 PM

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

No, no, no... you've completely voided the warranty on that kit!



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:37 PM

Ok doc can't wait to see where this goes from here

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

LOL, we haven't seen warranties in the Lab-RAT-ory since 1892.  LOL!



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:54 PM

This is a neat one Virgil!



#9 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:58 PM

Thanks, Chuck.  This one will still run although it will have seen better days.  We'll see how it goes.



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:04 PM

This is gonna be an awesome build Virgil! This will be a definite "keep my eye on" project!



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:13 PM

Now thats different. Looking forward to you progress and compleation.



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:34 PM

Great imagination Doc! I like it and thanks for the shot from behind so we can see how you closed in the cab. Those (cap) fenders look good also.

 

Are ya gonna add a big old brush bar up front?


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

Wonderful! More!



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:55 PM

GREAT START DR.!!!

 

This should be Fun... B) 


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:47 PM

Very cool idea. I will be watching.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:52 PM

cool cant wait to see were this goes always like your projects this ones gonna be another mind blower  B) 



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:26 PM

This one is on the wild side Doctor! Looks rad. Can't wait to see what the good "Doctor" is cookin' !!!

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:40 PM

this would fit in with your doodle bug etc. thread..

 

Yes, definitely, I've been thinking about my contribution to that thread.  This build could easily be it.



Thanks for the support, everyone.  I should have most of these components in primer tomorrow.



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:50 PM

I think you did too good a job on the back of the cab to call it a doodlebug!  I'm thinking more like putting four snow tires on it, converting it to right hand drive and building an outback cruiser!  



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:58 PM

This is going to be crazy. My hat is off to you Dr. C.