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#21 Road Runner 79

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:21 PM

Very cool idea here!  And it looks like all it would take is a little sheet plastic to turn the back of that NASCAR truck chassis into a smoothed bed floor with a full width, smoothed, notch cover.

Thanks Ken. I will build some kind of cover and I will cover some of the floor with wood like the stock truck.



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:27 PM

awsome!   i have a  junklot  little  red  express truck i was wanting to  throw a  viper  motor  in!  i also have a  nastruck chassis now i know what to  use it   for!!

I was trying out a lot of different engines ,V-10 ,new Hemi ,small and big blocks .I'm going to use a 426 and the Jerico 4-speed from the Nascar truck kit.



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:32 PM

nice nice .. i think i have to score me some of these pegasus wheels , dinky also used them on a build and at first seeing these wheels separate  i thought hmm noooo but put them under a car and they just ... work

Thanks Richard,I only like a few of them.



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:12 AM

Any updates?



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:22 PM

Very cool concept, Pat. Getting me motivated to get back to work on my Ford version....

 

 

 

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:09 PM

A V10 Hemi would set this build even father ahead of the pack.It would be the best of both worlds a fuel injected Hemi headed V10 that would be awesome good job keep moving forward on this project I look forward to seeing this build finished 



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:40 PM

Any updates?

Sorry  Jose , I haven't had much time lately  :)


Very cool concept, Pat. Getting me motivated to get back to work on my Ford version....

 

 

 

mike

Thanks Mike.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:43 PM

A V10 Hemi would set this build even father ahead of the pack.It would be the best of both worlds a fuel injected Hemi headed V10 that would be awesome good job keep moving forward on this project I look forward to seeing this build finished 

Thanks Thomas , My Cannonball car for last year had a V10 ,I wanted something different .But it will be fuel injected. 



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:05 PM

I have always hated how they used the same rear fenders and bed from the 50's or 60's on these ,so I'm trying to make them more of a match to the front .

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I made an oil pan and got the interior fitting .

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:29 PM

I have always hated how they used the same rear fenders and bed from the 50's or 60's on these ,so I'm trying to make them more of a match to the front .

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Great idea, that really reads right. Very slick build.

 

-MJS



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:07 PM

That's a great idea!



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:39 AM

 

Great idea, that really reads right. Very slick build.

 

-MJS

Thanks Mike .


That's a great idea!

Thanks Danno .



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:59 AM

Like what you did with the rear fender. It looks like you have the inside of the bed swapped to show on the outside. Did you intend to do that?
Looking forward to seeing more.
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Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:35 PM

Like what you did with the rear fender. It looks like you have the inside of the bed swapped to show on the outside. Did you intend to do that?
Looking forward to seeing more.
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Thanks Bob. If you are talking about the raised panels on the bed ? That is how they are. I only cut the wood floor out , and fit the stock car chassis to it.



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:19 PM

No. What I mean is it looks like the outside of the bed side is facing out rather than in. Shouldn't outside be flat?
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Posted 24 February 2014 - 03:00 PM

No. What I mean is it looks like the outside of the bed side is facing out rather than in. Shouldn't outside be flat?
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No they should be raised on the outside they had wood panels on the Lil'Red Express trucks.
There are some wood grain decals for them , not sure what to do with it yet?

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 06:03 PM

This is looking really good Pat. L`il red trucks have long been a favorite truck of mine.



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 06:40 PM

This is looking really good Pat. L`il red trucks have long been a favorite truck of mine.


Thaks Adam .

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:29 AM

No they should be raised on the outside they had wood panels on the Lil'Red Express trucks.
There are some wood grain decals for them , not sure what to do with it yet?

Thanks. Never had that kit or seen one so I did not know about the wood.
Looking forward to more.
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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:09 AM

Cool project!!