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Started as a basic tow car build from a donated body and sort of grew from there.....

Rear fenders are '40 Ford and widened 4mm. Rear bodywork is 59 T'Bird with timber deck to try something different.

Body is 41 Chev with 4mm cut from under belt line and 4mm from roof. The roof cut left it short and that took a lot of fiddling to lengthen smoothly. You can see what I had to do in the WIP post. 

Power is Corvette. I wanted to use the original straight six but it turned out too tall to fit under the cut body.

Paint is Tamiya black with gunmetal trim. I tried chrome trim but it was too bright. The gunmetal fits with the art deco style timberwork patterns. Interior is Tamiya Wooden Deck Tan, would you believe. Works well actually. Wheels are Aoshima I think. Had them for ages!

Hope you enjoy it. 

Brian

 

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Outstanding build, Brian! Every time I took a look in the wipe's I was excited how this will come out. All my expectations are more than exceeded! Very nice body and paintwork, especially on  the wood panels! Killer custom truck!

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Outstanding looking truck. The paint and woodwork is first rate! Great job.

Later-

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Brian, That is absolutely stunning! I caught up on the WIP thread last week, a ton of work, incredibly well executed. Love the 41 Chevs, perfect stance.

Cheers, Steve

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Ditto for the paint job, also the wood inlays! How about a trailer hitch to tow a matching speed boat or cruiser?

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OMG!  Very creative design elements -- fresh, not same old recycled stuff. Outstanding execution, beautiful build. Holy Cow!!

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I agree with everyone else on how great this turned out. I followed your build and the body work here is amazing and well thought out. I especially like how you made the wood bed cover. 

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On 11/14/2020 at 3:59 AM, Brianl said:

Started as a basic tow car build from a donated body and sort of grew from there.....

Wonderful project!

Gotta love ❤️ those projects that take on a life of their own!

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Stunning! Great design ideas and beautifully executed. 

I would like to know a little more about the wheels. 

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Thanks for all the positive comments on both the design and execution. I was really happy with how the T'Bird tail worked. It was something different but the fins still suggested the standard style bed. I made sure I kept the hood and roof profile but the signature of this body was the shape of the side windows.

Thanks for the Foose comment. It's the second time that's been suggested for one of my builds. While I admire Chip's design enormously I am a bit of a Kindig fan. Anyway why stop at Sema. With a million bucks or so we could aim for the Riddler... Hah!

Hope you enjoy it and I hope it inspires people to try wilder customs.

Brian

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Unique and very cool! It turned out great. Solid execution on some pretty bold design decisions!  It flows nicely without getting too cluttered despite all the crazy stuff going on.

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Nothing has been said about the chassis. What's going on "down under" all that beautiful custom body work?

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