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This is my third Moebius '71. I decided to do something a bit different with it this time. I nabbed the plow setup from a Revell GMC, made a dump bed and some mirror brackets, and used VCG Resins dually wheels, with Goodyears up front and Bridgestone Mud Duellers out back. I used the small headlights from a Revell '32 Ford Street Rod for the plow lights. 

 

The story behind the paint? When new, the truck was painted "county orange", but a subsequent owner painted it green. Let's just say Mr. Green didn't do the best job on prep, and the truck (with much help from Mother Nature) has spent the last couple of decades trying (and mostly succeeding) to revert to its original color. 

 

I still might add some wooden sides and a roll-up tarp to the dump bed, and add a few more wires and hoses underhood, but it'll look good enough up on the shelf as-is for the time being. 

 

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Edited by Chuck Most

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That's awesome, Chuck! I have a 1:1 '89 F350 flatbed dumper with a plow, and I have been thinking about doing a model of it. You inspire me! (BTW, mine is painted white and is slowly reverting to its original green.:lol:)

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Looks great Chuck, you have that weathering thing down pretty good, so much so that I am shocked when you post a shiny build!;)

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Killer weathering, Chuck.  That motor really looks spot-on.  Very cool build.

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         Chuck,

                   I like it a lot! Good job on the dump body. The paint job is spot on. And I think it would look good without the plow as well.

 

 

       Be Well

        Gator

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That is outstanding!  We see these everywhere up here in just this condition.  Great work.

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Very nicely done! Good combination of parts and scratch building. Weathering is convincing too! I like it.

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Yeah, authentic looking, something you would expect to see left behind a barn or garage somewhere when newer companions has taken its duty, cool!

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