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#1 zaina

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:59 AM

Just starting this one. Not the most accurate kit but good enough for the shelf. I replaced the kit front springs with some scratch built ones. Here is a mockup using the jeep rubicon wheels and tires...planning on using the krawlers from Chief BA726BAD-D58A-41E1-806D-C4CD0CCFE615_zps
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#2 Tom Geiger

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:18 AM

Andy since you just started I'll offer up that the windshield is much too low on the kit. It's easy to make it look much better by carving out the plastic up to the engraved window molding line, then rescribing that line higher, using the width of the trim for the measurement. 

 

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You can see that the windshield top is actually parallel with the drip rail.  The kit also has very weak drip rails. I replaced mine with Evergreen round trim.



#3 slusher

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 03:17 PM

Real nice mock up using the Rubicon tires...



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:16 PM

Good start, I'll keep an eye on this one!



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:48 PM

same here im thinking the same wheels on mine B) But mite lift mine a scale 2 inch over stock higth.



#6 mk11

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:59 PM

Nice springs !

 

 

 

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#7 zaina

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 05:31 PM

Andy since you just started I'll offer up that the windshield is much too low on the kit. It's easy to make it look much better by carving out the plastic up to the engraved window molding line, then rescribing that line higher, using the width of the trim for the measurement. 
 
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You can see that the windshield top is actually parallel with the drip rail.  The kit also has very weak drip rails. I replaced mine with Evergreen round trim.


Thanks for the info...saw it in other threads. I actually owned a '75 F-150 in high school so I'm pretty familiar with these trucks.

#8 zaina

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 05:36 PM

Was able to get some more done. Everything is painted except the interior and body. I machined a new air cleaner and added some mesh. I also got the inside of the bed rhino lined.
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:25 PM

Great job! I really like the rhino lined, how do you do it?



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 03:58 AM

gonna look great



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 05:09 AM

Good job on the rhino liner.



#12 zaina

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:14 PM

Great job! I really like the rhino lined, how do you do it?


Thanks. I spray rustoleum texture paint over black primer and then spray Nason semigloss black over it.

#13 zaina

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:16 PM

Got some pulleys machined and the distributor wired with accel wires.
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 05:26 PM

Finally was able to get some time at the bench. Here is the completed engine.
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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:31 AM

This engine looks very nice :)



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:12 PM

Looking good! I just started on mine



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:00 PM

Great looking engine...



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 04:14 AM

Any update?



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 07:01 AM

Great job on the engine!  Looks great!



#20 zaina

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:42 AM

Thanks guys. No update yet. Been having modeling A.D.D. and can't stay on one project. Need to figure out what wheels I'm gonna use then I can finish the chassis