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Jimmy Flintstone Metro , bread truck ?

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Not much done yet . Have been working on the stance . Tires and wheels are from a die cast car . Not totally sure how this will end up but I have a couple ideas .  

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These are so very cool as a starting point for a "bread sled" custom truck project. Lots of room for advertising on the side if you want or you can slam it to the ground and add a sun visor for a rusted out and ratty cruiser. 

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Rays Food truck..... Just kidding. This is going to be cool. I did not know he did the longer version of the International metro truck.  I think that is what this is. 

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1 hour ago, cobraman said:

I'm thinking beer delivery truck.

Maybe the "Old Frothing Slosh" mobile parade unit?

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Ray your a wild man on these resin projects.  Gofer decals has some really nice decals for a build like this. I like this style truck. 

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Cobra Brew Works! Ray, you are on quite a JF tear. Loving seeing all these unique builds. I have a Divco milk truck, you are getting me inspired sir! 
I definitely think you should consider making your own decals for this one, maybe a patina paint job? Definitely low!! Whatever treatment you give it, I’m certain it will be cool.

Cheers, Steve

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If you are still looking for inspiration go to Pintrest and search for"bread sleds". You will find every imaginable variation there.

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Real nice.wheels Ray, and really nice delivery truck body..

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Thank you fellows.  Yes, i found a ton of photos of these things on line.

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Going to be a cool build any way you go with it.  When I first saw it my initial thought was a Woodstock hippie van - guess you had to live through that era.

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Just a suggestion as you look ready to paint here. If your windows are going to be clear you might want to clean up the opposite side interior window frames a little. They are very visible in the photos you posted. Not a criticism at all just thought you want to take care of that one small detail.

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1 hour ago, TarheelRick said:

Going to be a cool build any way you go with it.  When I first saw it my initial thought was a Woodstock hippie van - guess you had to live through that era.

I did.

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Love it!  What a cool project!  I’ll be following

Also, I never heard the term “bread sled” until tonight - that’s really funny!

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Got some paint on this one . Not real happy with this body . I will post a pic later and show you why . 

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Here is a pic of the reason I am disappointed in this casting . I was masking it up for a two tone paint job and when I got to masking across the back I discovered that the side trim molding is higher on one side than the other . No way I could continue the separation line across the rear . Yellow tape shows where the bottom of the side trim is . 

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Wow! That missed by a fair bit... 

Colours look great together Ray. I always really enjoy the unusual subjects.

Cheers, Steve

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Very disappointed with this body. Should not have this problem for a 50 dollar item. 

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1 hour ago, cobraman said:

Very disappointed with this body. Should not have this problem for a 50 dollar item. 

Agreed, that is disappointing.

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Does the trim on the driver side slope downward?

You can fix it, but it'll have to be repainted. 

Sand off the side trim and reinstall it straight using plastic strip and super glue. 

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