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That looks very good and certainly sound.  Sox & Martin will have expressed interest at the very least I'm sure!  I'm thinking of picking up a white Chevrolet angle back before it vanishes from store shelves, but I fear the model plus a certain Chaparral Camaro will wipe out display case space remaining, with the result being my having to live outside - sigh...

Mike K./Swede70

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14 hours ago, swede70 said:

That looks very good and certainly sound.  Sox & Martin will have expressed interest at the very least I'm sure!  I'm thinking of picking up a white Chevrolet angle back before it vanishes from store shelves, but I fear the model plus a certain Chaparral Camaro will wipe out display case space remaining, with the result being my having to live outside - sigh...

Mike K./Swede70

The white one does make a nice static display (all the openings are sealed), especially for a period Camaro.

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Using the same technique I used on the prior custom ramper, taking advantage of the diecast ladder frame of the donor ACME ramper.

Ground away all the conflicting plastic on the Warlock chassis, trimmed the ACME ladder frame to the proper length, taped the two components together, applied JB Weld, and prayed.

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Removed the bandages this morning, and it looks like the surgery was a success.  If I can get enough JB Weld to wind its way around and through the two components, I get a good connection.

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And a sneak preview.

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Some assembly still required.

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Buttoned it all back up yesterday, and found something to pose it with.  Seemed appropriate that a Hemi Under Glass Barracuda might fit.

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Still have a little bit of detailing to do, but this one, for all intents and purposes, is done.

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So, what do you do with the bed of a pickup that you just scavenged the chassis and cab from?

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Well, if you are lucky (and no, I didn't buy a lottery ticket on the same day), you find a replacement chassis on eBay, and get to work.

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I had cut the front hitch off one of the 1/18 scale GMP trailers, which I used for another project, and with some styrene sheet and angle, produced a new trailer tongue.

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Then bolted it all back together.

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Looks pretty cool behind the ramp back hauler.

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10 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

I really like how this turned out. My only thing is...can you get those chrome dually trims gold like the rest,  or the gold wheels chrome. ?

I had hoped to put the gold rear wheels on the rear axle of the hauler, but as most of us are aware, there is no common element between and among diecast manufacturers.  How wheels and tires are attached is just scratching the surface of the other details we have to work around when we are mixing two (or more) manufacturers.

Now, if I could find some gold chrome paint, doing the rear wheels of the hauler might be possible, as the wheel outer comes off pretty easily.

 I'll put that on the list.

21 hours ago, Gramps46 said:

Great looking rig.  The trailer looks great.

50 minutes ago, randyc said:

THat's a really nice truck bed trailer.  Most of the real ones I've ever seen are nowhere near that nice!  Nice job on this one.

Thanks, All!

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