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  • Birthday 10/15/1968

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  • Location Calgary Alberta
  • Full Name Brent Highfield

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  1. Brent added a post in a topic IH Scout Pro Touring   

    Thanks again.
    LOL The way I'm throwing money away on mud it might be cheaper to fly you up LOL. Seems like I put it all on then end up sanding it all off again....;-)
  2. Brent added a post in a topic IH Scout Pro Touring   

    Wow super cool!
    Thx for the comments guys. I had to put this on hold for a bit. Wife has me renovating the main bathroom. Installing new sheetrock at the moment and mudding the joints. Figured how hard could it be to get a wall smooth when I can get a kit to look like glass...... Apparently not the same thing LMAO.
    Anyways I will hopefully get back at this in the near future. In the meantime I finished the frame.

  3. Brent added a post in a topic If you could only choose ONE photo of any of your builds, wich would it be?   

    So many talented builders on this site. It's a honor to be amongst you.

  4. Brent added a post in a topic IH Scout Pro Touring   

    WOW guys thanks for all the comments and feedback. A bit more done, not a huge update...
    I tried to mock up the front end using the front bumper, isn't happening so I messed around making a front spoiler.
    I also did the hood vents the C10R has.
    Rear has been rolled, again didn't like the bumper look.

  5. Brent added a post in a topic 1950 chevy step van   

    Love it already, cant wait to see more.
  6. Brent added a post in a topic IH Scout Pro Touring   

    I haven't been building seriously for a long while. I'll sneak one in here and there but nothing like I once was.Thank you for the comments guys! They are keeping me motivated and keeping me going on this. 
    Dino that Pro Street looks great!! I absolutely LOVE the Pro Street scene. 
    A bit of an update...

    Hit the frame with some paint. This color will not be the body color....

    Got some other parts painted as well.

    And some frame assembly.

    Then back to the interior tub. Made a new firewall dog house and cleaned up the rest of it. I may have to clean up a bit more once I hit it with primer.

    I'm now working on a roll bar for the interior and a front air dam. I don't really like the front bumper on it so seeing if I can come up with something else. I rolled the back of the body so wont be using a rear bumper either.
    I'll keep at it.......
  7. Brent added a post in a topic IH Scout Pro Touring   

    Frame was easy but now things are getting interesting.
    The ride height was close but front has to be dropped. I was going to alter the frame but the more I did that the higher the motor would be.I figured no problem as I have a pile of room until I figured out the motor is so set back that it is going into the fire wall.
    So I looked at the interior tub and since the side walls are pretty much vertical I thought I could get away with taking some out of it to drop the body on the frame.

    Once that was done I had a gap on the sides.

    I thinned the door panel (so it would not look so wide) and added a filler strip.

    Next I made room for the engine.

    Then I sat and pondered how I was gong to deal with this mess.. The transmission hump was massively oversized since a big 4X4 transmission wasn't going to be used. I thought about trimming around it and re making the floor.... Then into the box of goodies to see if I could find another option.
    I long time ago I bought a bunch of Nascar kits. about 10 or them. All the kits were missing bodies. I think the guy was using them for slot cars or something. Anyways the width was a perfect fit and would really clean up the underside of the truck.

    I cut the floor completely out.

    Not sure if i have any less of a mess to deal with LOL.

    Sneak peek of ride height as of this moment....

  8. Brent added a post in a topic IH Scout Pro Touring   

    Got the rear tubs done.

    Tackled the frame length next.

  9. Brent added a post in a topic IH Scout Pro Touring   

    Thx for the replies guys. I'll try not to disappoint. 
    Kruleworld, Its the AMT Ertl Kit
  10. Brent added a post in a topic Stallone's Mercury Cobra   

    Yep, you rocked this build!! Nice job!
  11. Brent added a post in a topic IH Scout Pro Touring   

    The frame was trimmed off and the wheel tubs. Want the open look like the C10R


    Next needed to make room for the rear wheels.

    Looking for a frame I had built a 39 Wagon Rod and had bought a started kit for 5 bucks. Wasn't really interested in building the kit again so took a good look at it to see if it would be a good donor. It has been very handy to have a completed build to look at. The decision was easy. It had the motor I was looking for, a nice frame and had a great lowerd stance.


    The frame was much too long.

    Also too wide.....

    This isn't going to work.

    Wheel offset was very close to working on the back but not quite.

    The body was pretty thick so i tried cheating and thinning down the fender well.


    It wasn't enough, I needed more room. So I narrowed the frame in the rear..

    Now we're talking...

    More soon!
  12. Brent added a topic in On The Workbench   

    IH Scout Pro Touring
    Edit: Oh Shoot, this should probably be in the truck threads.... Sorry Mods.
    This build was inspired by Larry Chen's Pro Touring C10R. 

    I have had a Metal Lathe now for some time and use it solely for business. Thought it was time to "play" with it and see what I could come up with. A big part of the look would be the crazy deep dish wheels, so I grabbed a chunk of aluminium rod and went at it.
    Played around with a prototype (on the right) and came up with these...


    So now the fun begins. I knew I was going to be in for a challenge tucking these wheels under any body. Looked all through my parts boxes looking for a donor for a frame.The Scout frame was molded in and that wasn't going to work....

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  13. Brent added a post in a topic finally finished one!!! Flintstone resin...   

    Loving the Wide 5 VDub wheels!!