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1937 Plymouth Truck with an Air Radial Engine: On the Workbench 10/18/18

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Hello.......I will be building this 1937 Plymouth Truck with an Air Radial Engine.......I could not find a 1937 Plymouth Truck ......so I will make this Revell 1941 Truck into a 1937 Plymouth........I got the Wright J-5 R-790 Engine from Shapeways 3 D printing......My buddies Curt Ratz and Chris Soback helped me track one down......thanks guys.......this is also not the right engine in the Truck...... but, it  looks close to the 1:1 in the truck.......I will be scratch building just about everything for this truck......it will "NOT" be an exact replica ........but,I will try and make it look close to the 1:1 .......thanks for looking

 

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John... Looks like another Winner for sure. This is going to be another fun build of yours to watch come together.... you Mad Scientist!!

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When I first saw that, thought it would be a cool project.  Then I woke up.  :P

Wish you the best, really look forward to watching this!

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John what a interesting project! Looking at the front it looks very similar to this Jimmy Flintstone’s resin 39 Dodge cab. It still require some rework. 

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7 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

When I first saw that, thought it would be a cool project.  Then I woke up.  :P

Wish you the best, really look forward to watching this!

 

Looking forward to this. I woke up too when I looked it up.

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I look at all that metal and expect to see John's spectacular metal painting techniques to wow us all.

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Awesome  ! Hey John wasnt this truck unveiled at the SEMA  show , they had a special on TV about it 

Cant wait to see you do your magic on it 

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Hello.......thank you all for the interest in this build.......I really appreciate it:).......I started on the body.......I chopped the Top, opened up the doors and cut out the sun roof windows.....I also  hallowed out the grill........I have a ton more of modifications to do on the body.......all the detail will come later.......this truck will have tons of detail.......thanks for looking 

 

 

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Going to be an interesting project to watch.  While in the USAF many years ago I worked on T-28 trainers, they were radial powered.  There is nothing that sounds the same as these engines.  Similar to a Harley, their sound is very distinct.  Enough nostalgia, let's see some updates.

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I will be watching this build closely as I have been saving magazine articles featuring it and planning a similar project myself. I looked for an engine a year or so ago with no luck so I moved on to something else. The interior of the real truck is going to be a big challenge in itself with all of the aircraft inspired details. Good luck. I look forward to all of your updates.

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John... you are off to a great  start on the body and its looking good. I can't wait to see more of your magic done to this one.

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John

A friend sent me a link to your build as I'm also planning a build inspired by the same real truck. Right now my plan is to use the Testors 41 Plymouth diecast kit and one row of a BMW radial from an FW 190 that was kindly donated to my project. This means that mine will have 1,275 cu in on the fender.

I'll be following your build with interest and once mine gets started will post it here as well. There are a few other projects ahead of it so it might be a while.

Your build is coming along very nicely.

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Are you going to be detailing the engine with wiring and plumbing? If so where will you find the information on how to do it properly?

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