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1929 Ford Pickup 80's Contemporary Street Rod - A Tim Boyd Tribute!


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11 hours ago, Kit Karson said:

@alan bartonLooking forward to having @Dennis Lacystart a "Tribute" thread Under Glass for all of the builders can leave their finished builds!  He and @Rocking Rodney Ratwill be glad (hint! hint!) to post their builds!! And, as soon as "Pete" @Speedprofinishes painting our build, we'll add it, too! This has been an amazing thread as a tribute to an amazing mentor and Brother in modeling!  And with @bill-e-boyabout to hit the finish line, I'd like to see if we can recruit a few more trib' builders to join this thread!  Thoughts? -KK

Couldn't agree more, KKK!  I will hopefully have my whole combo ready to post later this week. 

Cheers

Alan

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That’s going to be really cool Alan!  The addition of the trailer and pedal car/go cart will really enhance your already exceptional build!  I love it when details like this are added that create strong visual appeal!  BTW, I have not yet commented in your completes truck build, but it is absolutely beautiful! The extended cab, V6 Ford, IRS, all just ooze cool!  Well done!

TS

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On 4/3/2022 at 8:00 PM, foghorn62 said:

I’d be happy to get in on that myself.  I’ve known Tim Boyd since the early 70s, and he has been a good friend and great inspiration to me ever since.  We drifted apart in the 80s until recently, but I definitely still consider him to be my friend.  As for these builds, mine is coming along despite a few setbacks, and hopefully will be done soon.  Recently, I have been working on a barn wood bed for the back, and I still have a bunch of the hardware to finish up.  Today, I spent most of the day stringing a real wire wheel to replace the plastic kit ones that are found in many places.  The first one was pretty easy.  Now I have to make three more like it, which is always the challenge.  In the attached pics, the new one is on the back, while the plastic ones that I am getting rid of are on the other three positions.

 

Tim,

Thanks for being part of the well-deserved tribute to a longtime friend to all of the followers in this thread! -KK

 

 

On 4/4/2022 at 6:11 AM, alan barton said:

My pleasure Tim, you richly deserve the accolades. it's great to know you like my Model A.

 

I have decided to take this project one step further.  Partly because KKK is doing a trailer and partly because while looking for something else I stumbled on a very old project. Back in the early 90's  I had aspirations to start up a business making vacformed parts. Alas, I was on the wrong side of the world, the Internet had barely been thought of and I just didn't push it hard enough.  Anyhow, of the thirty or so wooden moulds I handcarved, one of them was a Mullins Redcap trailer. Now this was well before Revell released the 37 Cabriolet with a Mullins as an accessory. I took the dimensions from an old article in Rod Action magazine and took it from there. I designed it with flat sides so that appropriate vintage fenders could be attached to match the towcar. I built three of them but this one got damaged and the paint was blaaaaahhh so I put it away for decades until I uncovered it last weekend. I had some restoration to do and decided to hinge the top while I was at it. The top is not removable on the Revell item.

Then I thought - what will go in it?  After all, if you are driving a pickup, load space is not usually an issue!  Bu what if you had a toy that was too big for a pickup bed?  Like, a pedal car or push car?  Perfect!  

I am a huge collector of diecast hot rods and toy hot rods and the first thing that came to mind and to hand was a tatty Hot Wheels AOK.  This 1978 toy is of a nicely proportioned 29 Sedan Delivery.  With less than two hours work I had the makings of a Model A stretch cab toddler rod!  I have to go and pick up some pink primer from my LHS before I can go further but I am pretty happy with the results so far.  Still gotta fabricate a towbar for the rod.

Cheers

Alan

 

 

Awesome!  The addition of a tagalong & peddle car rider is what the intent of this thread is all about! -KK

 

 

 

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Made a bit of progress on @Kit Karson '29 truck repaint project. Everything is now in color. The interior seat and door panels were painted a light gray and light earth brown color. The top of the truck got the same brown as the interior parts. The tool box lid on the trailer also got the brown helping it to go with the truck colors. The wood decals for the beds were put in place with some solvset to get them to snug down real good. Also been applying alclad chrome on suspension parts and polished aluminum for the engine parts. The engine block was painted body color. Still have a few more parts to finish but this project is getting real close to being done.

 

 

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I'm thinking the repaint part is done , Its just the small stuff now. 

 

Speedpro

 

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, Speedpro said:

Made a bit of progress on @Kit Karson '29 truck repaint project. Everything is now in color. The interior seat and door panels were painted a light gray and light earth brown color. The top of the truck got the same brown as the interior parts. The tool box lid on the trailer also got the brown helping it to go with the truck colors. The wood decals for the beds were put in place with some solvset to get them to snug down real good. Also been applying alclad chrome on suspension parts and polished aluminum for the engine parts. The engine block was painted body color. Still have a few more parts to finish but this project is getting real close to being done.

 

 

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I'm thinking the repaint part is done , Its just the small stuff now. 

 

Speedpro

 

 

 

 

Paul, that is looking uber-tasty; great progress!   TIM 

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16 hours ago, Speedpro said:

Made a bit of progress on @Kit Karson '29 truck repaint project. Everything is now in color. The interior seat and door panels were painted a light gray and light earth brown color. The top of the truck got the same brown as the interior parts. The tool box lid on the trailer also got the brown helping it to go with the truck colors. The wood decals for the beds were put in place with some solvset to get them to snug down real good. Also been applying alclad chrome on suspension parts and polished aluminum for the engine parts. The engine block was painted body color. Still have a few more parts to finish but this project is getting real close to being done.

 

 

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I'm thinking the repaint part is done , Its just the small stuff now. 

 

Speedpro

 

Absolutely outstanding, Brother!  Far beyond all expectations, so '80s contemporary that I had to look at the calendar to check today's date!!  -KK

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Ok guys, I’m stoked with the awesome work going on on these trucks!  I just have to show mine.  Made a little progress recently.  Wheels are done, and the windshield frame is a success.  It’s coming together!

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On 4/12/2022 at 7:33 PM, bobthehobbyguy said:

Looks great in the blue. The tan complements it well. Nice work.

Thanks Bob, I know the paint color look's blue, but it is actually turquoise. Look's way different in person.

On 4/12/2022 at 10:22 PM, slusher said:

Clean and excellent craftsmanship!!

Thank's Carl, Alway's appreciate your comments!

On 4/13/2022 at 1:47 PM, Dennis Lacy said:

Absolutely stunning work @Speedpro . @Kit Karson gave me a sneak peek over the weekend and when I saw the pics my jaw dropped. Not just because of the high quality of the paint but also because of the color. I can’t wait to see the truck come together!

Thank you , @Dennis Lacy Still up in the air as to who is putting this thing together. I was only hired for the paint work I think. @Kit Karson might have other thoughts though.....hehe

On 4/13/2022 at 4:18 PM, Phildaupho said:

@Speedpro 's '29 Cab Pickup is surely going to be one of the finest ever built in scale. Looking forward to it Under Glass.

Phil, I wish i could call it mine but is actually the property of @Kit Karson and my part was to repaint the truck after he had a tuff time with the first paint job.

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On 4/14/2022 at 8:35 AM, foghorn62 said:

Ok guys, I’m stoked with the awesome work going on on these trucks!  I just have to show mine.  Made a little progress recently.  Wheels are done, and the windshield frame is a success.  It’s coming together!

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Tim....lookin' better and better every day!   TIM  

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5 hours ago, Paul Payne said:

Were the spoked wheels re-spoked or shaved down? They look just right!

They are laced with copper wire in a jig, with brass tubing for the outer rims.  Thanks for asking!

TS

19 hours ago, bill-e-boy said:

Paul - paint looking fabulous. The wood beds a knock out not only once but twice

Tim S - Coming along nicely. I like the look of your laced spoke wheels

Bill-e-boy

 

Thanks Bill!

TS

On 4/15/2022 at 6:37 PM, tim boyd said:

Tim....lookin' better and better every day!   TIM  

Thanks Tim, It’s getting there.  Finished the bed today.

TS

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1 hour ago, Paul Payne said:

Some spokes look a little thin, even with paint. Yours really look perfect.

Thanks Paul!  Some folks use fishing line and super glue, which is fine I guess as long as you’re going to paint them, but i prefer 28 Ga bare copper wire and solder instead of glue.  That’s my personal preference because I work with brass quite a bit, and am used to soldering.  Just my personal preference, whatever you are comfortable with.

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2 hours ago, Paul Payne said:

Do you put grooves in the inner mating faces for the spokes?

Yes, I usually do, although not always.  The wire is so thin, I can usually fill any gap between the rim halves with solder.  It really is cleaner though if you use a little triangular needle file and put a little notch where the wires will be.  In that case, I would set up the rim with the wires like you see in the pic, mark the rim with a sharpie where each wire will touch, then disassemble it, remove the rim from the jig, and use the file to notch where the marks are.  Then reassemble the whole thing and solder everything up.

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Well guys, I guess I’m calling this one done.  Despite some challenges along the way with the gloss black paint, and other fairly minor frustrations, all in all I can say that I’m pretty happy with it.  I’ve always said that if I can place my builds on the table near those of the many great builders that I have become acquainted with over the years, then I am proud to do so.  So here on this virtual table that Dennis started so long ago, with so many really awesome builds, I am setting mine.  There is still plenty of room for more.

Thanks,

TS

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