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Enjoying watching this build come together, its looking good.

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 More engine, chassis and dashboard details  with  reference photos. Instrument panel  with tach ( left side ) and air pressure gauge  (right side ) .

 

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More cab and interior details added.  "Custom Cab" seats were gray with red trim.

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This has been one of my favorite builds! It seems to get better and better too! Excellent work!

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Telescoping mirrors  ( aka - fly swatters ) and turn sigals added and some final interior details.  Little research with Ford literature, found a photo of the Western Concrete truck in color and sales brochure material, but too late for the color change, but will do the water tank behind cab. May do hooks on front bumper instead of a W. Looks like a Challenge ?

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Man, this is an awesome build... Looking really good... Never get tired of seeing somebody build a mixer...

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Looks great! Are you going to add the power unit behind the cab too? I’ve wanted to attempt one of those myself. I even have some reference pictures of one as well.

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Thanks for the all the encouraging comments. The separate motor sounds like a great idea Brian!  Maybe a flathead Ford engine in a small dog house would look more appropriate than a modern hydraulic pump system.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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This is on an old White, but I have a few reference pictures. If I'm remembering right, this one has a 6 cylinder Ford engine and truck transmission.

 

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I agree... That's an awesome find... Too cool... Makes me want to get on ebay to see what I can find....

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Nice looking rig. What did you do for the mirrors? Are they included with the cab conversion or did you build them? Been looking to do a similar set on a '50s F100. 

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On 9/28/2020 at 7:45 AM, Casey429 said:

 Are they included with the cab conversion or did you build them? 

Good question. They are not included, I built the  brackets. One small bracket is anchored into the door, and connected to the longer brace  via a steel pin ( the pin resembles a bolt on the real mirror brackets). The mirror head is off a die cast '53 Chevy Tow Truck made by Welly. I like to buy cheap diecasts for extra parts not available in plastic or resin.

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2 hours ago, leafsprings said:

Good question. They are not included, I built the  brackets. One small bracket is anchored into the door, and connected to the longer brace  via a steel pin ( the pin resembles a bolt on the real mirror brackets). The mirror head is off a die cast '53 Chevy Tow Truck made by Welly. I like to buy cheap diecasts for extra parts not available in plastic or resin.

Definitely, a plus to have so many die cast models available, today for cheap.... Wheels and tires are what I look for, mostly... Jada has to be tops for that purpose, for sure... 🙂

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More ideas on a separate power unit and some weights involved in a transit mixer.

 

 

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This is very interesting information so have you decided on what you’re going to go with yet? 

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