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#21 lower99

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:28 AM

Very nice idea!



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:30 PM

Now you got me looking at my fenders

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:13 PM

Now you got me looking at my fenders


It's all part of my sinister plan to cause a global shortage of step side fenders and then corner the resin fender market. Bwahahahaha!!!

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:12 AM

Sweet? Now where is the Hot Rod it fits!

 

Well looks like this will work. BTW the kit radiator fits like it was made for this grill shell.

 

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:51 PM

Very nice Rob, you mad it look easy...



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:20 PM

I used two 49 f1 fenders and one exactoknive one swissarmy saw and some sanding sticks to make this with ur tutorial. Even with the basic of tools any one can make this

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:46 AM

Steve, you did a nice job. You added the extra stock at the bottom to round it out and make it look like a car grill and not something off a riding mower. I'm gonna steal that idea. Well done.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:38 PM

I had a lindberg 34 grill so I sawed off the bottom and used thatand thanks jantrix

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:00 AM

Just to add something to this.... I created a tractor grille  using one of the gas tanks from a Revell Gamblers motorycle kit. I just widened the tank and cut slots in it the same way shown here. - Bill



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:47 AM

Just to add something to this.... I created a tractor grille  using one of the gas tanks from a Revell Gamblers motorycle kit. I just widened the tank and cut slots in it the same way shown here. - Bill

 

Pics or it didn't happen.  :D



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:46 AM

super cool thank you!!!



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:59 AM

You are quite welcome.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:52 PM

Thanks Rob !  Never liked the grill I put on this one so I used your ideal.

Before 

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After

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Edited by Road Runner 79, 15 July 2013 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:30 AM

Just to add something to this.... I created a tractor grille  using one of the gas tanks from a Revell Gamblers motorycle kit. I just widened the tank and cut slots in it the same way shown here. - Bill

I have a Terraplane grille I started laying around somewhere based on one of those tanks. :rolleyes:



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:48 AM

Here's a couple of trucks I've built using the same technique:

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:33 AM

Great stuff Curt.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:37 PM

Rob,

Very cool technique!

This will come in handy when I begin this project.

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It is my hometown's 1939 American LaFrance City Service Ladder Truck.  It will require extensive scratchbuilding.  I am beginning to gather photos and measurements from some antique apparatus owners before I get started...  BTW, I will be in St. Pete on Monday to take a test for a possible job...

 

 

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:45 PM

A friend of mine recently suggested I try this, and I put it off for a long time. Finally, in a parts swap, he sent me the fenders with the "assignment", so I meshed it with a "what if Edsel did a tractor" thought. I may have even shown these elsewhere on the forum earlier this summer when I made them. Since I had two ends, I just made two types.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:00 AM

Those look great Mark. The Edsel insert is perfect.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:23 PM

Those look great Mark. The Edsel insert is perfect.

 

Thanks! The rusty one will end up in a diorama I have be working on and off for years, but not sure what if anything will ever happen with the red one.