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The Bench Seat is from the Ranger 80's pickup. I fab'd my own backing for the seat too. You can see the front leafs I already added to make the frame HD with styrene parts. I felt that the original cross member on the f250 frame was the perfect height to set the front axle on to keep the 4x4 height so I just added the cross member from the F150 shortbox on top and used the dremel tool. The F250 Floor box, see the cut out for the on the side of the hump for the 4x4 shifter I made plus the hole to position the 5spd shifter. Clutch was added after this. all Suspension and shafts setup -glued, custom rear shocks, notice the drop down pieces for the rear leafs on the side of the frame to help add the lift. I added Ranger pick up rear axle hubs so I could use the inner wheels for that kit. You can't see it but I added a button on the left corner of the floor just under the steering wheel you can make out a round dark blur, its for the floor switch high beams. The decals of the dash gauges and ac/heat/radio, I created in photoshop from brochure images I fixed up from the internet. If you look close on the right hand side that is an XLT Lariat decal on the dash. Power windows/doors-buttons are painted. I added the spare tire from the shortbox kit which looked like the original stock road tire it came with and the standard f250 rim. Not painted just removed the chrome.I had to make my own spare tire holder -broke the original, this one fits with the hitch in place. Notice I moved the steering on top after realizing where it should be, connected that to the steering box I custom made with a shaft from the Offroad f150. Below you can see the wires I added to make it more realistic, I had to use internet images of engine bays to figure out what should be there. Its not 100% accurate but it works. Decals added like oil and washer fluid. I wasn't sure on the battery wire so I just lined it to the firewall. Yes I added a dipstick for the oil after I had assembled everything which took some patient. You barely see it but there is a steering shaft going to the firewall just under the air box intake hoses. She barely fits on the bigger deluxe display case from AMT. The End. The time it took to make this was long in my book but it was worth it. Thanks- Mark
Ok officially started after probably a year of talk and asking around about parts, throwing pictures around, and probably making myself look stupid but here she is. THE STORY- BACK IN 1978 MY GREAT GRANDFATHER CUSTOM ORDERED A FORD TRUCK. NOTHING SPECIAL HE DIDN'T SEE A NEED FOR 4X4 OR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS, OR V8'S EITHER. THE TRUCK WAS ORDERED AS A F250 CUSTOM WITH 300 6 CYL A 3 SPEED MANUAL AND PRETTY MUCH NOTHING OPTIONS WISE, NOW ITS BEEN A WHILE SINCE I LOOKED AT THE INTERIOR SO I CANT TELL YA WHAT COLOR THAT IS. HE PUT MAILBOX LETTERS ON THE GRILL D.E.W "DONALD E WESTFALL" I CALL THE TRUCK DEWY BECAUSE OF THIS. WELL BACK IN 2012 MY GREAT GRANDPA DIED I WAS AT "THE GEAUGA COUNTY MAPLE FESTIVAL" WHICH IS MY HOMETOWNS LITTLE FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE OUR MAPLE SYRUP. MY MOM ACCIDENTALLY CALLED ME MEANING TO GET A HOLD OF MY GRANDMA AND GRANDPA TO TELL THEM. WELL THE WILL LEFT THE TRUCK TO MY GRANDPA HIS SON IN LAW, WITH NO WAY FOR MY GRANDPA TO GET IT TO HIS HOUSE I CALLED UP MY FELLOW REDNECK CHEVY BUDDY HE CALLED HIS UNCLE WHO OWNED A POWERSTROKE, AND A WEEK LATER WE HAULED IT FROM LEVITSBURG TO HUNTSBURG AND THATS WHERE THE TRUCK SITS AND HAS SAT FOR 2 ALMOST 3 YEARS NOW. MY GREAT GRANDPA HAD PLANS TO PUT DUAL EXHAUST ON IT AND HE HAD 2 DIFFERENT KINDS OF TOW MIRRORS ON IT, MY REPLICA WILL BE SPIN OFF. It will have a 300 I6 thanks to Ken of Kitchen Table Resin, The bed assembly will be a Greg Van Sickle of Facebook resin bed, tailgate, and tail lights, the old faded orange will be replaced with one coat lacquer Fiery Orange, wheels will be MAD Resin 70s truck/van dog dish, the kit Firestone tires will be used, it will have dual exhaust and the mirrors will be the mirrors from the kit. Here's some photos for ya while i get some of my progress.
Hey guys this is my first post in a long time, but does anybody know where I could source some 8 lug dually wheels to go on the monogram f250 kit. I am looking to turn his into some sort of service truck or something, and I certainly can't use the 5 LUG wheels that came with the kit. Seriously what were they thinking. Anyways would a dually cab and chassis truck like the one I plan to build have a solid front axle, or the independent suspension that came on the truck. If it is supposed to be solid axle could I just fabricate one from styrene? Thanks.