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Well this should be a super fast moving thread...  I had this Foose truck laying around, I had pirated the grill for my bronco build, the engine & chassis look like good pieces for a future build and I wanted to try out this .002 metal flake from TCP global... thus the Golden Foose Custom truck is born.  Hopefully this little guy will be done by NNL East. 

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Worked out some minor body modifications.. (shaved handles, fuel filter and wipers, filled bumper holes front and roll panned the rear) I attached the body to the bed, and then separated the running boards, they will be white tuck-n-roll like the tonneau cover.  The hub caps and tires are the 1/24th scale items from the 58 t-bird... the slightly oversized tires seem to fill the oversized wheel wells nicely.

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Grille is from the AMT/blueprinter packs, the headlights came from a parts box.

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Next up was some testors pure gold as a base coat....   followed by a few coats of .002 gold flake from TCP Global in a carrier clear..

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Finally some urethane clear to make it really sparkle.

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Sand all down with 3000grit and then came the scallops...  hand masked with some 1/32" FBS Micro Tape...

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Tamiya clear red thinned with lacquer thinner.

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All done and ready for some more clear

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Can't forget about the dash....  more interior photos later, that will be the next day or 2.

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Awesome custom truck, keep it coming!

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Sweet! Love it so far!  Great idea starting with the Foose body, which has already had some important modifications made, like the front wheel arch re-location.

The paint is punchy and the scallops look period-perfect.

I was planning to build a truck a lot like this, but got hung up early in the bodywork stage. It was going to be inspired by the truck below; then the project veered off the rails into the '70s, and the canted quads/Chrysler grille didn't quite look right any more. Final styling direction TBD!

In the meantime, I'll enjoy your build instead!!

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Outstanding paint work so far. The Chrysler 300 grill and canted headlights look great.

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Thank you guys!!  Im really digging this one.. its going quick and practically falling together out of parts I have laying around.

On 4/3/2018 at 8:29 PM, Spex84 said:

Sweet! Love it so far!  Great idea starting with the Foose body, which has already had some important modifications made, like the front wheel arch re-location.

The paint is punchy and the scallops look period-perfect.

I was planning to build a truck a lot like this, but got hung up early in the bodywork stage. It was going to be inspired by the truck below; then the project veered off the rails into the '70s, and the canted quads/Chrysler grille didn't quite look right any more. Final styling direction TBD!

In the meantime, I'll enjoy your build instead!!

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Thanks chris!   I love that Watson truck, and yours is quite nice as well!   Great job on the chop, its perfect.   With all the subtle body mods on the foose truck it was a no brainer for a quick minor body work custom... but all said i like the 53-55 roof line much better. 

 

Here is a quick update on the truck...  BMF and last coat of clear done... A couple of dirt specs in the roof and hood, but should be an easy wet sand and buff. 

Then I knocked out a quick pleated tonneau cover... Flat stock and some .060 half round for the pleats.

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Mocked up the interior.. Pearl white paint really took this back a couple of decades... Thinking the red piping will make it pop quite nicely, the red carpet was done with embossing powder.   Im going to use some Replicas and Miniatures door handles and window cranks to further backdate this thing.

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I really like seeing all the different builds with these Foose F-100 kits. I've already got 3 of 'em in the stash now. Great work so far Eric.

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Great looking project Eric.

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Thanks guys!!  

Making more progress...  got the dash all detailed up last night....  more updates soon... I would like to have this done next Tuesday for our club meeting.

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Thank you Jim and Jonathan!   Lay'ed about 3ft of piping last night!   Took some time, but the results are well worth it.

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Nice work on the interior. What glue do you use for piping? What is your process for gluing the piping?

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2 hours ago, bobthehobbyguy said:

Nice work on the interior. What glue do you use for piping? What is your process for gluing the piping?

 

Thanks Bob!    I use the Bob Smith Industries - Super Gold CA Glue.. Its the foam safe stuff, which doesn't really matter to me, but if does not fog at all...  so no chance of white frosty piping.    I put some in a spoon, and use a piece of .025 piano wire to apply it to the red wire,   then i press it in place with the blunt end of a toothpick...  just slow and steady about 3/4" at a time unless its a long straight piece.

The hardest part for me is keeping my big dumb fingers from pressing it down,  if you do that the glue oozes out and you get fingerprints.... always using the toothpick helps.   If you do get to much glue on it, the worst thing you will see is a bit of glossiness around the piping,  you can get rid of that with a final coat of matte or flat clear after the pipe. .. luckily i didn't have to do that on this build, the pearl white helps hiding things... its pretty forgiving.

Once you get going and develop a technique, it actually goes pretty quick..  I really enjoy the process and how detailed it makes the seat look.  

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This thing is very kool. Nice paintwork, and the grille/headlight combo is spot on. Excellent work on the piping as well.

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LOVE IT...The Ford trucks of the 50s and 60s lend themselves so well to being customized.

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Thank you guys!!!  getting closer... and almost done...  

Knocked out the exhaust and installed the interior, running boards, grill and headlights/taillights.... 

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I also decided to go with chrome reversed wheels, red candy centers and spidercaps,  so the first step was to molotow chrome some steel wheels.

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1 hour ago, Impalow said:

 

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I've always really liked seeing the exhaust run like this on trucks. But how in the world does this not bake the paint right off the bedside?

Outstanding work. I like it.

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11 minutes ago, Jantrix said:

I've always really liked seeing the exhaust run like this on trucks. But how in the world does this not bake the paint right off the bedside?

Outstanding work. I like it.

Ya know... I was thinking the same thing while bending this up.... not quite sure the answer on that one, in real life there would be some burnt metal flake....... but it is a really cool look. 

Thanks Rob!

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You always do such a nice job on the details with your projects. Tell us about the piece used to mount the side pipe to the bedside. Please :)

 

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