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Platerpants

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  • Location Chardon Ohio
  • Full Name Jake Bridges

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  1. Platerpants added a post in a topic Ford 8N - Ferguson conversion   

    Did you ever make anymore progress? Just ordered me a Fergy and wanna do the same thing. My grandpa had a N tractor not sure what though
     
    UPDATE 1-28-17
    My Grandpa had an 850 not an N
  2. Platerpants added a post in a topic 11th Gen F150?   

    Super Duty Cab and bed would not be the same as this truck it wouldnt even be the same as a 97-03 F150. Your best bet would be finding the lincoln diecast and going from there but that is my personal opinion. Now if you had a 2014 Raptor kit the cab would be almost the same only real difference was how the real trucks 3rd brake lights were done and the bed and front fenders were different.
  3. Platerpants added a post in a topic 11th Gen F150?   

    it was a dealer exclusive when you bought a real lincoln pickup. Or in my case buy it off eBay at a high price.
  4. Platerpants added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    Looking for 17 inch soft 8 wheels and 35 inch mud tires
    Started another project as if I need another...  this one is a replica of a friends truck. it started as the white chevy pull back silverado toy which is 1/24????? anyway my buddy wants soft 8 wheels on his truck so I figured I'd build it that way or close. any help greatly appreciated. here's his silverado and my f150. his truck also has a 8 foot black Diamond plate flatbed.
     
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  5. Platerpants added a post in a topic The Shelby Blue Crew Theme is Returning To My Bench   

    If I ever find and buy one I just might.
  6. Platerpants added a post in a topic The Shelbys that Never Were   

    when I built the Europa I used 69 Shelby Decals and painted the hood myself 
  7. Platerpants added a post in a topic The Shelby Blue Crew Theme is Returning To My Bench   

    That's kind of what the monroe handler is for me in this group. But it will have custom made shelby decals instead of cobra 2 decals.
  8. Platerpants added a post in a topic The Shelby Blue Crew Theme is Returning To My Bench   

    a new topic has been created and will be the default topic for these 4 cars
    I may have indirectly now that i think of it. I have a replica of my 75 F250 of how i would build it. Its shelby themed and blue but not sapphire blue. it is ford tractor blue i believe.
  9. Platerpants added a topic in On The Workbench   

    The Shelbys that Never Were
    A fantasy scenario that works for me. Carroll Shelby May have been hiding concept mustangs that "didn't exist" atleast not to the public. After the Europa production ended and the Mustang II came into existence Shelby saw potential in this pinto based stang. He went on to design a wide body concept car using a 351 as the power plant. Ford was presented with the idea and turned down shelby. Shelby was still hopefull in one day selling modified mustangs though it would be a long time before an actual production car happened. In the 80s with the success of the fox body Carroll was working with Chrysler on the turbo 4 cylinder dodges but felt that the turbo 4 in the mustang could be boosted and create a monster of a car. The concept was designed starting with an svo but was turned down by ford yet again shelby continued to work with Lacocca at chrysler until the era of the Shelby Series 1 a new Cobra. The 90s Redesigned Mustang was quite a change from the long running fox. Two concepts were created one in 1997 using an SVT car as the basis and the same in 99 these two were turned down because SVT had a good formula and Ford didn't see a need for a higher end version of their Monster. When finally in 2005 with the new retro look mustangs Ford gave in and saw a need to bring the past too the fiture and set sales of various models to start in 06. But where did they end up? Speculation is that they were either scrapped or hidden somewhere that only shelby knew about. models will be members of my Shelby blue crew using the same shade of blue as all the previous shelby mustangs. I have been working with these for a while now and hope to finish them by Thanksgiving. 

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  10. Platerpants added a post in a topic The Shelby Blue Crew Theme is Returning To My Bench   

    Not into convertibles
  11. Platerpants added a post in a topic The Shelby Blue Crew Theme is Returning To My Bench   

    Well there was a lightning at one time but it kind of got sacrificed for the engine and it was actually in pretty poor shape from bad bodywork. I know shelby modifies raptors currently so you never know a pickup could happen.
  12. Platerpants added a topic in General   

    The Shelby Blue Crew Theme is Returning To My Bench
    Well its been a short while since i have built a Shelby or what if Shelby, most recent being my 2017 Ford GT. Well I have come to realize that I need more. So I did a little online shopping and purchased what could be then end of the Blue Crew until the next generation of Shelby unless I come across a 1/25 Cobra Daytona. So Here is a reminder of the Crew and the 4 new What if GT500s. These pictures ended up on a few facebook groups and then i remembered i forgot the what if 2017 GT500 so thats why it got its own picture. The Monroe Handler isnt a stock body so it may end up with GT500KR stripes.

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  13. Platerpants added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    Truck Tires For Replica
    I'm am looking for tires for a replica of my truck I am building. The model is 1/24 scale with 18 inch rims. The real truck is on 17s but with the f150s they look similar so I'm leaving the 18s on. I run mickey thompson baja stz tires. The equivalent size I'm looking for is a 33 inch in a similar tread design. I'm kind of modding the model a bit to be what I want the real one to be. Any pointers are appreciated. I made the mirrors myself & painted the truck using perfect match paint. The bed also started as a flareside bed.

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  14. Platerpants added a post in a topic Need Meng F350 Mirrors   

  15. Platerpants added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    Need Meng F350 Mirrors
    So I am Currently working on a replica of my 06 F150 using a 1/24 diecast. My 1:1 has tow mirrors and the closest thing i can think of is the meng mirrors because the resin mirrors from BNL are too small looking in my opinion unless they are copies of the meng kit but they dont look it Any help locating them would be great.
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