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BRBO 2021 - 1938 GMC Car hauler

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OK, here is the inspiration. The cab has been orderd from Flinstone. The engine will be either a 348 or a stovebolt straight 8 from Replicas and miniatures.

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My hat's off to your shop crew. For a case of beer they really produce!

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Glad I didn't know a  D348 existed..I'd been tempted to open the side doors on snowblower to show it off ..whew 

This will make a sharp truck w that old school styling 

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1 hour ago, gotnitro? said:

Glad I didn't know a  D348 existed..I'd been tempted to open the side doors on snowblower to show it off ..whew 

This will make a sharp truck w that old school styling 

The 348 is supposedly from a 1959 El Camino kit.

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15 hours ago, landman said:

The 348 is supposedly from a 1959 El Camino kit.

Ahh one im thinking of is a heavy duty engine used in loaders and dozer made by cat

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1 minute ago, gotnitro? said:

Ahh one im thinking of is a heavy duty engine used in loaders and dozer made by cat

I have one built and one on the way from eBay. If I opt for the 348,  I'll use the unbuilt one with only one carb.

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Cool! I built a car hauler with that same cab a few years ago. Mine has no engine or chassis detail. Yours should be really good!

Sam

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Found enough bitsIMG_0483.JPG.752cf8905d3f2f2efcb50245cbc6a952.JPG & pieces to make a frame. Started cobbling a front axle.

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How do they load this thing? Slide out ramps? The whole bottom of the bed rolls out?

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Cool project, are you putting your Holmes wrecker boom on this or are you doing a ramp truck?

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Looks like the bed slides out the area around the license plate appears hinged likely flips flat like a ramp 

Imho

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18 minutes ago, gotnitro? said:

Looks like the bed slides out the area around the license plate appears hinged likely flips flat like a ramp 

Imho

Certainly possible.

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12 minutes ago, gotnitro? said:

Sweet ! I see ya picked up a Gremlin too

I want to replicate the one I owned. Here it is at Cayuga Raceway during an NHRA weekend.

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Nice progress on your engine Pat looking forward to seeing more of your work on this build. 

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On 1/16/2021 at 3:26 PM, Sixties Sam said:

Cool! I built a car hauler with that same cab a few years ago. Mine has no engine or chassis detail. Yours should be really good!

Sam

 

Sam, what did you use for an interior?

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Turns out the truck which inspired this build is a diecast by Danbury Mint. Go figure. And I thought it was scratchbuilt.

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Cool photo of the Gremlin ! 

Danbury mint , sounds like you could use any interior /chassis then wasnt based off a factual truck. Know you'll come up w something wild 

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On 1/18/2021 at 7:33 PM, gotnitro? said:

Looks like the bed slides out the area around the license plate appears hinged likely flips flat like a ramp 

Imho

Turns out there are ramps that are stored behind the licence plate panel.

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