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About wrecker388

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  • Birthday 04/23/1998

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  • Location Barnesville,Ohio
  • Full Name Riley Schultz

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  1. wrecker388 added a post in a topic A Car Everyone Can Hate Equally   

    Some people really need to stay away from cars....
  2. wrecker388 added a post in a topic Windows 10   

    Yeah, I like it better than Windows 8. My laptop still has 8, and won't let me update it yet. Not used it enough to know if  I like it better than 7.
  3. wrecker388 added a post in a topic Dad's 1955 F-100- Pictures fixed   

    Thanks Tim. 
  4. wrecker388 added a post in a topic '55 F-100 Restoration   

    Nice! I just finished a replica/tribute of my dad's truck using this same kit. (Newer issue)
  5. wrecker388 added a post in a topic stallone's Mercury Cobra   

  6. wrecker388 added a post in a topic Dale Jnr True Music Chev .   

    Very nice! Gotta love any of Jr's cars.
  7. wrecker388 added a post in a topic 1960 Ford Starliner.   

    There really needs to be a drooling emoticon on this forum... excellent job!
  8. wrecker388 added a post in a topic Ford F150 Raptor   

    That looks awesome! Maybe  I can talk my mom into trading in her 2012 XL..
  9. wrecker388 added a post in a topic What's Next? Follow up.   

    Steve, go here and use the method that Bill describes. I couldn't figure it out either and had the same problem as you are describing since the forum change . Should be a killer project.
  10. wrecker388 added a post in a topic Dad's 1955 F-100- Pictures fixed   

    FINALLY figured out how to link pictures! Huge thanks to the boys in this topic.
  11. wrecker388 added a post in a topic ’72 Chevy C/10 Pick Up   

    This is a good looking old Chevy so far Mark! My grandpa had one so  I have a bit of a soft spot for them.
  12. wrecker388 added a post in a topic 1934 Ford Hot Rod Tow Truck   

    Thanks Gator
  13. wrecker388 added a post in a topic Dad's 1955 F-100- Pictures fixed   

    Thanks Gator
  14. wrecker388 added a post in a topic Dad's 1955 F-100- Pictures fixed   

    Carl how did you do that? thanks btw
  15. wrecker388 added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Dad's 1955 F-100- Pictures fixed
    This build is a tribute to my dad's first truck. I built it the way I would vision him building it if he still had it today.
    First I will give a little background about dad's truck. He bought it from my uncle when he was about 12. It had already been hot rodded, considering it had the complete drive line and interior from a late 50s-early 60s Thunderbird along with Thunderbird interior. The bed was from a 57 Ford. The frame was white, the firewall was candy apple red, and the body was in primer. He ditched the 57 bed (not a stepside and he didn't like it) and had swapped the 292 Thunderbird engine for a little Chrysler Firepower in the form of a 392 HEMI. He also swapped the rear axle for one from a 57 Pontiac.It had scavenger pipes for exhaust. He had slots on the rear and Torino GT wheels on the front. Well, needless to say the HEMI led to the truck's demise. It was a typical rusty Ohio truck, having bad cab mounts and a rusted floorboard. Dad tried to patch the mounts and floorboard with Fiberglass, and it looked pretty good. Until he started the truck, that is. The torque from the old HEMI blew the Fiberglass clean off and he deemed the truck unsafe to drive. It met its demise when he pushed it over a hill at my Grandma's farm.
    My model is  not a replica, it is how I would have viewed him finishing the truck, using his input and ideas along the way. The model is built using the Monogram kit with the engine from the Boothill Express. The wheels and Bed floor decal are from the Revell 65 Chevy Stepside. The seats are from the AMT 66 Nova. There is no grill or headlights because dad's truck didn't have a stock grille, I'm planning to use the Wildcat grille from the 53 F-100 once I buy it. The things in the bed are things that I thought of when I thought of my dad. His favorite video game of all time is IL2, hence the game boxes and airplane. His favorite band is Dire Straits, hence the 2 album covers. The Hot Rod magazine is present  because he and his high school best friend were going to send pictures of the real one into Hot Rod. The 32 Ford model is because dad built some models in his youth. The Chevy small block cylinder heads are because my dad has always had a thing for SBCs, probably even back then. The red stacks in the front of the bed are meant to represent ammunition boxes, those along with the rifle are to  represent that he likes  target practice. The chain just looked cool. It has no meaning. The license plate is what dad always said he thought of whenever he thinks back of this old truck. Dad painted it, which is why it looks so good. I gave this truck to him on Father's day and he just smiled and sat it on his desk above his monitor. I will still add a grille/headlights and probably a logo for the Body Shop he owned before I as born. Thanks for looking. All comments welcome.

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