By the looks of it, there's an F-250 in hiding here. It has the proper hubcaps and rear axle for it. A nice set of the mag-style wheel covers would suit the F-100 nicely, along with a more proper 9 inch pumpkin.
If the kits look anything at all like the tooling mockups, we're in for a real treat! With some switching around of trim, beds, and drivetrains, there's a number of trucks to be built. Add some beefed up rear spings, different rear axle and some 8-lug wheels, a 2wd F-250 would be an easy conversion on the longbed kit. Any chance of parts to do a Contactor, Farm & Ranch, Camper, or Trailer Special? Even so, those would be fairly easy to build on your own.
Thanks everyone! I agree that leaving the ol' Reo alone is best, but I at least need to reattach the stack haha. I definitley like the Rdon't oad Boss as a daycab more, I think it'll stay that way. I can always just set the sleeper on if I get bored.
Alex, I made the PA plate with something like this http://www.licensepl...plate_7599.html. I thought I used the Acme Platemaker, but they don't seem to have the right blank. Insert the desired numbers (this might actually be a passenger car arrangement, but it fits). I saved the image, inserted it into a Microsoft word document, sized it (just measure a decal plate and match it), then printed on photo paper and attached with a dab of epoxy. I printed almost a full 4x6 sheet of them, plenty for other projects.
Here's a quick update. The truck part of the equation is done, now I need to turn my attention to the bed, plow, and spreader. This one's going on the back burner for a bit. I have a special build that has a deadline. Stay tuned in the other On thw Workbench for that one, coming soon!
At first, I wasn't too sure about the grille treatment. But now that the bumper's on, it looks 10x better.
Here's that front pumpkin I was talking about. It does interfere with the oil pan a bit, but I fanangled it in there.
The heart, now in Ford Blue. I redid the intake as well, but it's still crooked from the first time 'round.
Thanks guys! To answer your question, Jim, the engine is Plasti-Kote Old Ford Engine Blue I had laying around. Shouldn't be hard to find, even in a Duplicolor equivalent at you local parts store. I used Duplicolor light grey primer underneath it, to keep the Cat yellow from leeching through. And Tim, I got the idea for the grill from your Super Value Ford LT tractor, so I must give credit where credit is due. That one also has me wanting to build a matching tractor with the larger L hood, or as an even larger LTL. A quick bit of research turned up this:
LNT=Short Hood Tandem Axle.
LS=Set Back Front Axle.
LTS=Setback Front Axle with Tandem Axle.
LTL=Long Hood with Tandem Axle
The hood size and model designation (800 and 900 were gas engines, 8000 and 9000 were diesels) dictated engine choices.
I'm also brewing up some decals for this one. The signs that were previously on the doors didn't come off very cleanly, so I'll need something to cover that up. I still might swap out the cab lights for the ones in AMT's series of '90s Ford F-150s to update it a little more still. And, when I originally built this, I used the spare rear axle that's incuded (left in from the short hauler maybe?) for the front axle. So, I have myself a 6x6 Louisville. I don't know where the other axle is, I might have used it in another project. I don't know that it's totally accurate, but a friend of mine used to have a 4x4 LN-8000 dump/plow so a 6x6 doesn't seem so farfetched. Ironically it also had a 3208 Cat in it, but it was backed by a manual trans. It seems from research that Ford labeled this as their own V-225 in the early L series trucks.