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#1 Plastheniker

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:03 AM

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Hi, among all those big rigs on the shelf a medium-size truck makes a nice contrast.   

 

I used the well-known Monogram F-1 pickup and the AMT C-600 as a basis. Originally intended as a quick change of pace between two larger projects this build turned out to be rather time-consuming:

  • Numerous modifications were necessary to adjust the modern C-600 chassis
  • The cab fenders had to be widened and the wheel openings had to be adjusted.
  • Because of the wider fenders I had to make a new grille
  • Running boards and bumper were different from the pickup and had to be replaced by self-made parts
  • The contemporary steel spoke wheels had to be scratchbuilt
  • The making of the oval milk tank required some pondering

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If you suffer from lactose intolerance you might prefer the conversion of an F-100 pickup into a 1955 F-800 Mobiloil-Mobilgas tanker I am going to show later.

 

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#2 Tom Geiger

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:10 AM

Very nice work and a unique truck!



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:34 AM

I like it a lot



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:03 AM

WOW!!!

 

Super nice & great scratchbuilding! B)



#5 towman1271

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:14 AM

That's an amazing job...well worth the time you put in!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:23 AM

Well done.Looks great. 



#7 Omi1966

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:23 AM

very impressive this is so tidy and the paint is excellent im i right in saying you printed your own decals? 

martin.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:31 AM

Great looking F8.  Fantastic job.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:26 PM

Very nice. Excellent job.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:58 PM

looks great..



#11 Ridge Rider

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:27 PM

Nice job, I know too well how the simple build turns into every part being modified or manufactured-I'm doing one.  You did such a fine job it's not noticeable  Thanks for sharing..



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:47 PM

Excellent and clean build.....Interesting subject, too.....It just looks good, Man.....I like the paint work.....Beautiful execution.....



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:29 PM

Excellent build and unique. When l was a kid we had twin oaks milk delivered in chicago..



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:43 AM

Simply beautiful!



#15 TUFF TIN

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:09 AM

I truly wish that I had your talents. Great build.

Mike



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:51 AM

Very nice.



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 11:08 AM

PURDY



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 11:33 AM

Awesome build, you can't beat the oldies !!!!!



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:29 PM

From someone who has knowledge of Ford trucks and a scratch builder, you really have done an outstanding job! Looks as though you might have spent quite a bit of time in a Ford "Big Job" parts catalogue too.



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:16 PM

Nice ed you did a better job than me with the wheel well openings