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Well I’m back on track with this one. The tailgate chains I had mocked up previously.B13D90C9-2376-45B6-8B10-0575490BD76A.thumb.jpeg.1210c25bd00b596e62f105818317a559.jpeg

The paint on the box and fenders is good enough for me now.60E4BA2C-E008-4ABC-B43E-F175530A4F7A.thumb.jpeg.8dfe16fd77747b707ab92fd80d7945fc.jpegCBF209F4-5057-4A39-992B-EFB917A9C5BF.thumb.jpeg.340994ab7ec74676333d0eed61799d05.jpeg

I got the accent done in the wheels using my glue looper. I had better luck actually with thinned semi gloss acrylic than the panel line accent.BC6C6C5E-8C9A-43D0-8996-917ED705B394.thumb.jpeg.3b8ee8826df3d9a72385be0ac56f510b.jpeg

I couldn’t find the pedals so I had to make some. One thing I noticed with this kit is that the location for the door and window cranks are too close together and not mirror images, left and right. 🤨271EF57D-1BBD-4C1F-A3A4-693EEF447D6C.thumb.jpeg.ad176cfa36003cbb86f29b43774e8fc9.jpeg

I also got the wooden bed planks painted.

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That really looks good now Greg.  love the green and black combo.  How in the heck did you get the paint lines for the green and brown in the bed to look so good with no over lap???  Man that looks great.

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7 hours ago, Zippi said:

That really looks good now Greg.  love the green and black combo.  How in the heck did you get the paint lines for the green and brown in the bed to look so good with no over lap???  Man that looks great.

Thanks Bob. I taped the wooden planks with Tamiya tape and trimmed it with a hobby knife. The green slats were sprayed along with the rest of the box. The wood treatment was done by brush carefully between the finished metal strips.

1 hour ago, AmericanMuscleFan said:

Very nice work Greg, the wooden bed look real and it looks to me like your second painting session went very well.  I also really like the real chains for the tailgate, it's hard to get more real than using the real thing! 👌

Thamks Francis. The wood grain is just a coat of Tamiya XF-59 desert yellow with some XF-72 brown dry brushed on top. The chains are from Michaels. The plastic chains on most truck kits are a pet peeve of mine. Even if the tailgate is glued shut, it needs real chains in my mind.

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14 hours ago, NOBLNG said:

Well I’m back on track with this one. The tailgate chains I had mocked up previously.B13D90C9-2376-45B6-8B10-0575490BD76A.thumb.jpeg.1210c25bd00b596e62f105818317a559.jpeg

The paint on the box and fenders is good enough for me now.60E4BA2C-E008-4ABC-B43E-F175530A4F7A.thumb.jpeg.8dfe16fd77747b707ab92fd80d7945fc.jpegCBF209F4-5057-4A39-992B-EFB917A9C5BF.thumb.jpeg.340994ab7ec74676333d0eed61799d05.jpeg

I got the accent done in the wheels using my glue looper. I had better luck actually with thinned semi gloss acrylic than the panel line accent.BC6C6C5E-8C9A-43D0-8996-917ED705B394.thumb.jpeg.3b8ee8826df3d9a72385be0ac56f510b.jpeg

I couldn’t find the pedals so I had to make some. One thing I noticed with this kit is that the location for the door and window cranks are too close together and not mirror images, left and right. 🤨271EF57D-1BBD-4C1F-A3A4-693EEF447D6C.thumb.jpeg.ad176cfa36003cbb86f29b43774e8fc9.jpeg

I also got the wooden bed planks painted.

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Super nice clean work. Bed floor looks great..

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16 hours ago, slusher said:


Super nice clean work. Bed floor looks great..

Thanks Carl.

I couldn’t find the tail light/licence plate brackets anywhere in this flea market special, so I made my own. The tail lights were there, but I didn’t like the over-sized buckets, so I glued them into a short piece of styrene tube and filled the backside with CA. Then just mounted them on a chunk of .032” brass rod. I  couldn’t mount the plate (which is a tad smaller than 1/25th) where they show it without it sticking way outboard of the fenders, so I tucked it in a bit on a separate mount.

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I remember having trouble mounting the headlights on my ‘36 Ford coupe, so I pinned these on a .020” brass pin. Wheels, hubcaps and bumpers are all in place also.

 

 

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I was about to mount the tailgate chains permanently when I discovered a better method. I had planned to use a shortened straight pin to connect the chains to the truck. But I have some .011” beading wire that I can loop through the chain and twist it to make an “eye bolt” of sorts. The chain is no longer restricted by the pin head and is free to pivot properly.🙂

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Beautiful build.  There's a great story in the Nov/Dec 2021 issue of Vintage Truck magazine on a 1937 Ford pickup from the Early Ford V-8 Foundation in Auburn, IN.  (FordV8Foundation.org)  It's the small 60hp V-8 version, also in two tone green and black, and there are quite a few great reference photos for anyone wanting to build a stock '37.

 

The same issue of Vintage Truck also has a great article on a restored 1979 Dodge Warlock II.

 

A.J.

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