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DRIPTROIT 71

TAT 2018 Dodge LT1000 Wrecker

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I plan to finish the Ford before I start this project. The resin cab is from an unknown source, but I assume it was Back Yard Shed. The plan for now, unless I get ambitious and scratch build my own, is to use the AMT wrecker bed. Power will be 8v-71 with dual straight pipes.

40410284035_9e7da20f9e_k.jpgIMG_8124 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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Dual straights?? Gonna wake up the neighborhood!!! Kool looking old Dodge though. I’ll be watching!!

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  Great idea.. But I'm a sucker for any form of towing equipment!

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With the Ford done, this one is on the work bench now. The plan has changed on the engine. Instead of an 8v-71, this one will have a 6-71. I have an old Clint Freeman engine to use. I have a set of frame rails from GW Trucks to use. This one is going to have a "Big Stick" wrecker bed. Here is what I'm starting out with.

27502160277_df02413ec0_k.jpgIMG_9224 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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Sweet, can’t wait to see it come together Brian!!! Got some more chassis work done on my Pete today!!

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18 minutes ago, DrKerry said:

Sweet, can’t wait to see it come together Brian!!! Got some more chassis work done on my Pete today!!

Thanks! Can't wait to see more of that Pete!

 

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Posted (edited)

This gives an idea of the look that I'm going for:
42372977851_ba23deae18_k.jpgIMG_9225 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

Edited by DRIPTROIT 71

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Looking good Brian!!!! Just a question, are you leaving the mis-match height between the bed and cab? 

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11 minutes ago, DrKerry said:

Looking good Brian!!!! Just a question, are you leaving the mis-match height between the bed and cab? 

Thanks! There will be a difference. I'm not sure how much. Big stick beds were that way.

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Wasn’t  sure, had to ask!! Thanks for clearing that up Brian!!  Gonna look Kool for sure!!!!

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1 minute ago, DrKerry said:

Wasn’t  sure, had to ask!! Thanks for clearing that up Brian!!  Gonna look Kool for sure!!!!

Thanks Kerry!!

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It looks like you're making the body longer. This is going to be an interesting project.

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3 minutes ago, SpreadAxle said:

It looks like you're making the body longer. This is going to be an interesting project.

Yes sir. The AMT body was just too short. It's a combination of AMT and scratch built parts. That's why I decided to use blank rails too.

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Yes it does seem to be a bit short out of the box.

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looks great , like it sofar

those wheels are nice

jacobus

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 Brian, Looks like this will be another of your interesting builds. I'm on board for the ride .

 

 Be Well

 Gator

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Thanks guys!!

A little more progress to show. The bed is roughed together, the chassis is started and the engine is started too.

40669532840_548da131e6_k.jpgIMG_9227 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

42477762061_0abff916eb_k.jpgIMG_9229 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

40669573170_ce188d6414_k.jpgIMG_9228 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

41755537734_d0402543e1_k.jpgIMG_9236 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

42427236102_baf4336458_k.jpgIMG_9235 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

41755530234_f0df2b3e8f_k.jpgIMG_9234 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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Nice bed, pretty engine

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Looking great Brian!!!!! Love the stretched bed and engine choice on it!!!!

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Like it, interesting project, its looking good

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Thanks guys!! I have a little more progress. I hope to get some more pictures soon.

 Thanks again!!

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Good start ! like what I see here .

 

 Be Well

  Gator

 

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On 6/4/2018 at 4:36 AM, gatorincebu said:

Good start ! like what I see here .

 

 Be Well

  Gator

 

Thanks Gator!!

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I've made a little progress on this one:

Here you can see the AMT bed side compared to the lengthened one:

28930337328_976278639a_k.jpgIMG_9268 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

The back of the cab wasn't made correctly. Here's a picture of the real thing:

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Here's a picture of the resin cab:

42086465464_3d9c931ad9_k.jpgIMG_9316 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

Here's the modified resin cab:

41903539085_39c6a168a7_k.jpgIMG_9348 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

The floor pan had to be modified to match:

42803829521_0b27ac1ee8_k.jpgIMG_9337 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

42086553564_4d04ca232b_k.jpgIMG_9344 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

I cut the dog house out for the shifter, I scratch built a glove box for the dog house, I also added to the dash as the kit one wasn't correct:

40993389960_fdcaf6eed7_k.jpgIMG_9343 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

I also added wiper motor covers, opened up the grill, and the center post for the windshield:

27934878367_8a22e8fab2_k.jpgIMG_9349 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

I even got some paint on the cab:

27934903207_cd28239145_k.jpgIMG_9565 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

42754772152_d13e23a0ec_k.jpgIMG_9563 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

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