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Doing another Frontier Resins offering marketed as a Big Job.  This time it will be a Custom Cab F 1000 2  axle tractor. Will lower the front end under grill 1/4", fill in back cab corners and square out the fenders.  Engine will be the destroked version of 534, which is the 477. Spicer 5 speed  from KW conventional kit and using frame off the GMC Astro.  Budd  wheels will be aftermarket resin.

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Very cool project sir!  I don't know why i love so much this era (mid '50 to early '70) of trucks no matter the brand.

They weren't very fancy but the cabin design was so beautiful and recognizable.

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Neat..wonder what the 3 round holes above the bumper were for..

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2 hours ago, Rob Hall said:

Neat..wonder what the 3 round holes above the bumper were for..

Just a guess, but probably added air flow to the large radiator. Bigger engines needed larger radiators for cooling and the small truck cab design did not really allow for it. So, when they turned it into the "Big Job" sized truck, they needed more air flow. Those 3 holes would have given them that. 

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28 minutes ago, Oldmopars said:

Just a guess, but probably added air flow to the large radiator. Bigger engines needed larger radiators for cooling and the small truck cab design did not really allow for it. So, when they turned it into the "Big Job" sized truck, they needed more air flow. Those 3 holes would have given them that. 

Just unusual looking compared to adding a rectangular grille opening there.  

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Added 1/4"  plastruct to front end, filled in rear cab corners and started to reshape fenders. Will be using dual fuel tank set up from AITM.

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Enjoying watching this come together, great work so far, well worth following.

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Picked up a Keystone 1950's resin tanker.  Another similar reference photo and some data. Some more work on reshaping front fenders and adding lip edge.

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The old trucks are so much cooler, this is very neat. will be checking back often.

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