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#1 Wonderbread Kustomz

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:32 AM

I recently started a garage dio a couple weeks ago... So after opening "Wonderbread Kustomz" ... I felt I needed a "Wonderbread Tow and Recovery" truck to go with it....
So far I've grinded and sanded the backside of the grill... First time doing this... And the engine halves glued together... I'll update this as I go...
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And the shop...
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#2 Wonderbread Kustomz

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:56 AM

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:45 AM

Nice work so far. I remember grinding out the back of that grille about 20 years ago. Not hard to do. The 41 Chevy grille I just did a couple of months ago was a BEAR!
Are you scratchbuilding the bed and boom? I had reference pics years ago of a similar set up on a 51 Chevy in Alaska. I should have built it.
Nice project. I'll be watching.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:57 AM

Thanks Tom... I'm gonna scratch build the bed for this...
Started assembling the chassis...
And a general mockup...
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:04 AM

Your front tires are too small. You need 23's all around if you are using Pegasus wheels. If I'm not mistaken Pegasus did some 23's with a taller side wall. I'd try those on the back and the ones you have on the rear in the front.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:26 PM

Thanks, but I'm gonna use these... Did some more work to set it down a bit more....
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:38 PM

Nice mock up and stance. Going to be a real cool build...



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:41 PM

Nice build but i agree that your front wheels look too small.

 

What did you used for the air bellows?



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:50 AM

Thanks guys... I'm gonna get a few more of these die cast cars so I can use the rears of one for the fronts... I used some small o rings that I got from lowes, and styrene ...

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:48 PM

With the motor almost done, I am gonna start work on the interior and then start fabbing up the wrecker bed....
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:45 PM

Making progress, looking forward to more..



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:28 AM

Thanks Carl... I'll have an update today or tomorrow

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 04:32 AM

I will watch is too I got 50 chevy I works that going to towtruck

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:56 AM

I dunno, I was in the towing business, actually owned my own company . I've built wreckers , drove wreckers , worked on others wreckers , made models of wreckers . The tires ................... I dunno .



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:50 AM

Following this project closely. Great idea.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:13 PM

this is a cool build



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:18 PM

Thanks guys!

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 02:11 PM

Been a while on this... But I've got it in primer and better wheels and tires...
It's not gonna be a tow truck anymore...
Gonna try my hand at a two tone panel paintjob.... Lord help me lol...
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:43 AM

Got my first part of paintwork done...

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 12:16 PM

Gonna let it sit for a couple days and then WETSAND and clear...

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