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Hi guys,

  So I pulled out this old,beat up kit which at one time was the USA monster truck. I managed to carefully get it apart without to much damage. As you can see in pics its dirty and dingy.

  Im thinking a race truck of sorts with maybe a dragster engine in it if I can find on ebay if not I have an engine in a new dragster kit that i have but havent decided.

  So first will be to work on cab and chassis. This is gonna be a time consuming one.

  (NOTE: Doing another build at same time inbetween this one see under cars section.)

 

 

 

 

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UPDATE: Dremelled out engine compartment. Think im gonna replace with more of a squarish, slightly angled look where old wheel wells were and firewall, still working out details on it.

   Bought some bare metal foil, may use it in engine compartment but not sure, never used the stuff before.

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UPDATE 2/14/20

Did a little modification on inner cab cut out old center console and put in a different console so transmission would fit. In the pic it looks dirty but actually removed old paint.

Also firewall made.

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UPDATE 2/17/20

As seen in an earlier update showing scratch built chassis I did a little bit of a modification to it and it works better then just straight chassis.(see pic). Also have my scratch built leaf springs and rear end attached. Need to find some shocks my supply is zero.

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UPDATE 2/19/20

  So scratch built front suspension is almost done (see pics). Not the best work but used what I had. Still need to do some more sanding and file here and there to clean it up. Hopefully when I start painting it will be more detailed and stand out.

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UPDATE 2/21/20

  So im kinda messing around with the body, SEE PICS to see where im going with this idea, right now its just a rough draft so to speak. Haven't decided on skirt covering rear wheel partially.

  Im kinda going for a pro stock truck look but street legal.

  

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10 hours ago, KBryan67 said:

UPDATE 2/21/20

  So im kinda messing around with the body, SEE PICS to see where im going with this idea, right now its just a rough draft so to speak. Haven't decided on skirt covering rear wheel partially.

  Im kinda going for a pro stock truck look but street legal.

  

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Just my opinion, but the fender skirts might be to much with the ground affects. Like the idea of the ground affects though.

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UPDATE 2/23/20

  Before and after pics of side panels glued on, dried and then puttied up. Now just let dry and sand and more putty in spots that may need it.

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UPDATE 2/26/20

  Hi guys

   So for the most part majority of body work is done on cab and bed, still a few minor touch up needed. Right now im working on wheel wells and engine (Pics).

  Engine im using from a 57 chevy kit, 409 supercharger. Im doing the pulleys separately and going to use masking tape as belt. Saw that idea somewhere and tried it on last model I did. Engine originally in kit uses magneto but im going with pre wired distributor and figure out how I wanna put in an alternator.

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Thank you slusher

UPDATE 2/28/20

  Ok so engine is finished, just need to paint tranny (SEE PICS). I decided to take it a step farther by adding positive/negative wires on alternator and starter. Basically just stripped some wire and twisted them tight and painted red/black.

    We'll see how it turns out and looks when i add wiring harness. Once I find something I can use as a coil I will attach last distributor wire.

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UPDATE 3/1/20

SEE PICS

  Alright so here's were im at on the build. I did a pic of the body on chassis with engine in just to see how it's looking. (Nothing glued).

  So far I'm happy with it but still more work to be done. Still haven't found hood for this model but don't think it would have worked anyway cuz of the way engine fits. So probably will have to make one.

  Its going to be a little different due to that engine is a tight fit in compartment that radiator is not going to fit so radiator is going in bed, so see what happens.

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UPDATE 3/3/20

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  So last night I did the hood and did a little fill in job today with scrap plastic on open cracks and such. Now just letting glue dry. Still have to do front of hood where the fenders curve down but you can see the basic look of it in pics.

   After all set up and hood is basically how I want it I will start sanding, shaping, putty where needed and more sanding and hopefully have a nice hood.

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UPDATE 3/9/20.   

 SEE PICS

So engine is glued in place and since radiator is going in bed I scratch built the 2 tubes for hoses to hook up from engine and from bed. Also finishing up on cab painting just a little touch up needed. The seatbelt harness is made from masking tape and used black sharpie.

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UPDATE 3/11/20

   Hi guys

  Just a quick update. So I'm getting close to permanently assemble truck and finish off details. Been looking at colors for body and decided to do metallic black and pearl white.

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