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On 12/10/2018 at 7:15 AM, afx said:

Would be interesting to see your truck compared to the Foose.

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Try this, there is a video which explains this so much better.

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Looking good so far! Can’t wait to see more progress!!

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Thanks guys.   my80malibu I should get more photos comparing the two but on the first page of this build there is photos comparing this to the Foose  pick up.   Only thing is the Foose pick up i have sectioned by 2mm.   I need to get back onto that project as well.    Thanks for looking.

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Couldn't help it.  Photos side by side with the Foose pickup.   The 53 roof is pretty much level with the top of the Foose door frame.   The bodies don't look that different until you swap over the hoods.   

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Working on the door lines and filling a few other areas at the same time.  Body work is coming along.   Not looking forward to remarking the windshield frame,  will use a drawing compass with two points to get the frame marked out.   Started getting the frame together.   Springs are attached, giving an idea of ride hit with swapping the axle to on top of the springs.   Rear axle is getting a nine inch treatment.     Thanks for looking.  Comments welcome.  

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Cool progress on one of my favorite old kits!  Keep it coming!   It's always neat to see comparison photos.  For the next one put it next to the Foose body (as you did) and a stock AMT '53 to illustrate just how much work you have done.

FYI- I am currently stuffing that Foose chassis under the MPC  Datsun pickup.  A bit of slicing and dicing, but I have it under there!

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Windshield frame is done.  I ended up using 1mm half round spru to achieve this.   I removed the wipers and sanded down what remained of the kit windshield frame.   I then in glued the half round in place and then i did each corner over a period of time to allow bending the spru for the corners.   Turned out ok.    I have just sorted the tailgate out which should be the last of the body mods.  Going for a solid non opening tailgate.    Get some pics up soon of that.     Thanks for looking.  Comments welcome.

 

Tom you got me interested and the foose frame would pretty much go under without too much trouble.   Just a few adjustments where it joins the running boards.   I have another of these kits which i will  compare at some point.   

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On 14/12/2018 at 12:32 PM, scalepeter said:

Hey Tom, i like this kit too.  Thanks for the suggestions,  fenders are staying as is.  The rear ones look a little heavy but i can live with that.  

I do plan on removing the door handles and have a set to use that i found im my parts box.  

I'm in Brisbane.

Hey I'm in Brisbane as well, Aspley on the North side. Where are you (if you want to tell me that is). Dave

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Great work mate, really outside of the box, which I really admire. Please keep posting updates.

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Cool work on that windshield frame.  Those are some precise bends and you got them right on.

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very impressive work!!

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Thanks guys.   Finally getting some up dates.  Windshield frame   was a slow process of gluing one corner at a time and allowing it to set before moving on to the next.  For my first attempt at this it turned out ok.     Tailgate has been sorted out.   Decided to mould in the tailgate.   This pretty much completes the body work.   Just a little tidying up of a few areas and I should start painting soon.    Work on chassis is coming along.    Nine inch swap is complete.   I had to move the shock mounts which allowed me to use the same shocks.    Changing the axles to on top of the springs has required a few changes.      Dash has had a modification too.   I believe its from a 56 ford victoria,  it was left over part from a right hand drive conversion using a resin dash.   Sometimes my projects evolve as they come along.  Thanks for looking.   Comments always welcome.

 

 

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