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'40 Ford pickup, glue bomb restoration.


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#1 mrglubaum

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 07:50 AM

For some reason, I enjoy rebuilding old junkers that seem to be beyond hope. It's not like this is a rare kit, I have at least a couple of these that haven't been touched yet!

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This one was in the box for a buck at a local second hand store. The cab and one door were missing, and the rest was held together with more than an ample amount of glue. Fact is, I couldn't even disassemble most of it! I replaced the broken front axle with a lowered one from the '64 Chevy pickup kit. I found an original issue cab in my junk boxes, it had the left door glued into it, so I just left it and glued the replacement door on. I made skirts from styrene sheet. The wheels and tires are also from the Revell '64 Chevy pickup kit.

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I painted it with Krylon purple from a bomb can.

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Plans are to add some scallops or something like that. I might go with some different wheels or wheel covers.

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#2 gowjobs

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 02:02 PM

Smoooth hauler... nice save!

#3 BIGTRUCK

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 02:57 PM

Ya , good one ....way to go, maybe some wide whites and red steelies...

#4 mannyclub

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 03:14 PM

Awesome!! That looks sweet, great job on the restore, man those are fun to do though!

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#5 walt francis

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 03:16 PM

That is going to be sweeeet !!!!!!!!

#6 Matt T.

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 04:36 AM

What a great color! Nice save. Definitely wide whites with covers or caps. Scallops would be icing on the cake.