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#21 Trailer Trash Kustomz

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:07 AM

If your gonna open that hood up, I've got a resin 12v cummins for ya!

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:29 PM

Got the "rhino lining" on tonight.
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:34 PM

The "rhino lining" is looking good but a bit too glossy..

Great looking bed tho..



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:30 AM

The "rhino lining" is looking good but a bit too glossy..
Great looking bed tho..


Thanks. I thought the same thing when I did a test on a spoon but when I matched it to a brand new rhino job on a coworkers truck it was perfect. I think the light shinning right on it makes it look glossier.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:17 AM

Nice rig, I like all the smooth round corners. I have always said the only dumb question is the one you did not ask so I am gonna ask. What is a Hoosier pole and how is it used?

 

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:57 AM

Very Cool!!



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 03:40 PM

Nice rig, I like all the smooth round corners. I have always said the only dumb question is the one you did not ask so I am gonna ask. What is a Hoosier pole and how is it used?
 
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I was waiting for someone to ask that question. A hoosier pole swings and extends out from the truck to hold welding cables, amp remote or an umbrella for shade. It gives you a place to hang the cables so you can drive ahead when on the pipelines.
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Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:42 PM

Bottles and lids painted. Got to use my new paasche talon airbrush. Taillights machined, painted and installed as well as the marker lights. Now to start working on the cab.
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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:51 PM

nice scratchbuilding work on the bed man!!

 

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:35 PM

Built the frame and the front panel for the welding machine. It will be an old red face lincoln.
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Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:47 AM

just stunning and cool .. one thing i dotn get why did you line the sides with the black "rhino"stuff ..
seems to me it would have looked even better with the sides where the wheel arch is and the rear back where the taillights are in the body color and the rhino stuff on the floor only ..

not ment like .. i was just thinking about that when i saw this .. still very nice and cool build :)

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:24 AM

Thanks Richard. My original plan was to do it the way you said but would have required more body work and I just got lazy. There are trucks on the pipelines that have their beds completely rhino lined. So it could go either way. I might rhino line the bottom of the cab and build a new bumper and line it too. We shall see.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 07:43 AM

Thanks Richard. My original plan was to do it the way you said but would have required more body work and I just got lazy. There are trucks on the pipelines that have their beds completely rhino lined. So it could go either way. I might rhino line the bottom of the cab and build a new bumper and line it too. We shall see.


i see well still looks great :)

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:27 PM

Nice!

I had a welding truck project in the works, based on that iffy Testors/Masito '99 F-350 Super Duty kit, but after seeing your project, I think I'm gonna keep that one in mothballs and just sit back, relax and enjoy watching yours come together. B)



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:55 PM

Nice!
I had a welding truck project in the works, based on that iffy Testors/Masito '99 F-350 Super Duty kit, but after seeing your project, I think I'm gonna keep that one in mothballs and just sit back, relax and enjoy watching yours come together. B)


Thanks.

You should get back on it. I would love to see it

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:56 PM

Got the welding machine pretty much fabbed up

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 08:42 AM

This thing is looking killer!  Nice job on the welder also!



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:53 PM

Needs some tow mirrors lol

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:49 PM

Needs some tow mirrors lol


I have plans for the factory tow mirrors. Will have to scratch some unless anyone knows where I could get some.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:51 PM

Got the decals made for the welder.
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A shot with temporary paper copies and the cab in primer.
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