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the plan for this biuld is affordable (something a teenager like me could afford and put a little money into here and there) so the paint won’t be the best there rust, parts from all sorts of different trucks and dents.

I have converted the front suspension to leaf springs and I am building a Dana 44 for the front axle and the rear end will have a Dana 60.

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My inspiration.52092EE5-A6F1-40D4-A029-7CCA17EA2F12.jpeg.5a5c2c6580153acd191ca0bc27f98be8.jpeg

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Comments welcome.

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Sounds like a great upgrade, IMO, looks better than a 2WD already! Were lucky Moebius gave us this long awaited body style in a longbed version so we can make  3/4 ton 4x4's possible.

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Thanks guys. 

12 minutes ago, disconovaman said:

These wheels would suit the style build you are going for. "The farm boy" is always a cool look for this style truck. I'll be checking it out along the way...

http://www.b-n-lresins.com/shoppingopencart/resin-cast-1-24-1-25-scale-model-8-Lug-4X4-Wheels

I would love to get some wheels like that. Where is BNL located?  

 

The transfer case is mounted and I got the 3 drive shafts biult. The back axle is out of a revell 91ford dually, the t case is from a amt 79 Firestone ford and the fron diff is from a revell 79 gmc.

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Did anyone notice the same factory correct mirrors all 3 1:1 photos? Who wants to bet Moebius will give us these mirrors on their new 4x4 kit?

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4 hours ago, leafsprings said:

Did anyone notice the same factory correct mirrors all 3 1:1 photos? Who wants to bet Moebius will give us these mirrors on their new 4x4 kit?

I never notice that they had the same mirrors. It would be cool if the new 4x4 versionof the kit came with mirrors like them. I will be used a set of west coast mirrors on this truck though. FD3C4D73-A897-444D-B031-2D3D75B837B6.jpeg.a908708240bfccbd3ccdea0515f6033c.jpeg

I found a set of tires that I’m going to use. They are Yokohama mid diggers that are about 37 scale inches tall.

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1 hour ago, 426 pack said:

I found a set of tires that I’m going to use. They are Yokohama mid diggers that are about 37 scale inches tall.

 

Just the right size in my opinion! Looking good.

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27 minutes ago, NOBLNG said:

Just the right size in my opinion! Looking good.

Thanks.

 

I mocked up the 390 with a homemade air cleaner, short headers from a revell mustang and 427 valve covers.

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The only problem is that the air cleaner is a little tall and hits the hood so I will make some shims so the hood will close more like this.13B63570-CA99-41C1-8CCA-00152120B562.png.5de55bcec81627ee03be2cf48d98c663.png

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I think the unaligned hood will help give it the old farm truck look.

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Today I painted and weathered the frame and painted the motor.356361F1-1789-469B-8F34-167A21C45045.thumb.jpeg.2211cb0058fde136a86c70d5601e7d7e.jpeg

I still need to weather the valve covers and air cleaner.  

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I want the truck to look like it was just off-roading so I used some tamiya diorama texture paint. 

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On 2018-04-13 at 7:07 AM, NOBLNG said:

Nice job, I'd swear that's real mud!

Thanks. 

 

I haven’t got much done lately except for building the exhaust and picking a colour.

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I will be doing something close to the Mohave tan.9CCE637B-151C-4F41-A37D-E28FD135E052.thumb.jpeg.2dfcbcaf1a2d1afe82bd87669cc909cd.jpeg

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Lookin good. Where did you get the tires?

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10 minutes ago, zaina said:

Lookin good. Where did you get the tires?

Thanks. 

The tires are from a tamiya Mitsubishi montero. It comes with 5 tires.

 

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I got the exhaust paint and weathered I also biult a steering stabilizer. 

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I am going to use the bumper from the montero kit.

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I have dulled down the air cleaner and valve covers and painted and weathered the box.

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I painted the truck and now I’m starting to weather it. I’m thinking of doing the passenger side door a different colour. What do you guys think?

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The truck looks like a mess, I love it. This looks like a well used truck.  

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Thanks.

I decided to paint the door red and it will have an old company logo on the side of it. E0D352C3-24F7-4D2D-9A2F-C2BE84639EC6.thumb.jpeg.9ad539c12ec5fcdad7811d9c17e43436.jpeg

the door still needs to be weathered.

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I biult a set of mud flaps I just need to paint them.9289E7E5-E938-44EC-998E-43D8C06908A4.thumb.jpeg.632e15385210388866f426cb1bf81d15.jpeg

I still need to do more weathering and stuff.

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