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Ford C-800 With Unique Flatbed Load.


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#1 Wagoneer81

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:48 PM

I started this several weeks ago and decided to go ahead and share with all... I built the trailer several years ago and finally decided on a load. I started with the C-600 stake bed kit that still contained the C-900 frame rails and 5th wheel parts.

I built the tractor pretty much box stock but scratchbuilt the 4" dual (straight) exhaust and the 18" toolboxes with Don Mills slamlocks. I also am fabricating a split back bench seat and am working on some interior details; rechargeable Mag-Lite, briefcase, Indiana road map, etc...

The load is 12 AMT miniature model boxes... AMT tractor, AMT trailer and AMT load. Just think, large scale model kits being transported to a Local Hobby Shop near you.... I still need to build the ratchet straps for the load, two per stack... The cab will be two-tone, Testors Colors By Boyd Sunburst with white roof panel and body inset...

Here's where I am currently. I hope to have paint on the cab by the end of the week...

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I'm calling it a C-800 because that's what AMT engraved on the door emblem...
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I'm going to use a Scale Motorsports Upholstery, American Plaid decal sheet to add some detail to the grey insert on the seat...
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:31 PM

Cool...



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:22 PM

looking good...



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:46 PM

That is looking really good....I'm loving the brief case.....Very nice work, so far...



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:07 AM

Looks pretty cool. Is that a flashlight?

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 03:26 AM

Cool stuff!



#7 Wagoneer81

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:20 AM

Jim B, Yes, that's going to be a rechargeable Maglite on a charging base. It's a bit overscale but looks fine once it's in its place. I plan on mounting it on the rear shelf behind the passenger seat where it'd be in reach of the driver.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:23 AM

So THAT's how factories get their trucks..  in boxed-kit form !

 

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:57 PM

I can't wait to see this one..



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 04:31 PM

sweet

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 05:13 PM

Very nice build

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 05:50 AM

OK, small update, here. I'm working on this one at the same time as the silver/blue K-100...

I started painting the cab, this morning. The white is on. Once this dries, I'll mask and shoot the Sunburst Orange. Loud paint job? Yes! I'm building this as I would if it were a 1:1 that I was restoring to make a living with. Bright colors means visiblity... Or, it should, anyway... Speaking of loud, the exhaust is simulated 4" straight pipe... Coming off of a 534 Super Duty, this'd sound really mean under a load. Thankfully, Indiana is really lax on its exhaust regulations. Like a Harley, I want them to hear me coming as well as see me.

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I have to say, I'm loving my new airbrush and compressor... This'll be the second paint job I've laid on with it and I haven't had the first sag, run or dry spot.

Stay tuned!

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:12 AM

nice work.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:15 AM

Nice.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:49 PM

Nice build so far, Great use of the mini kit boxes with in each Round 2 re-issue

 

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:58 AM

More Progress!

Just unmasked. The paint's about 15 minutes old in these pics. The paint is Testors gloss white in the square bottle and an old bottle of Testors/Colors By Boyd, Sunburst. Shot through a Masters, siphon airbrush.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:21 PM

And a mockup picture... I had to remove the toolboxes and strip them. They're in primer waiting for wet-sanding then I'll repaint and mount them...

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:08 PM

thats nice



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:39 PM

Nice paint job!  Crisp clean edges, perfect.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:54 PM

A very classic paint scheme.

Tim