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Chuck Most

1965 Chevy Dually, gooseneck trailer,'29 Model A, AND camper trailer project.

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this truck is just awesome. keep up the great work. the weathering and details just give it character. :(

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Sweeeeeeet!!! Really digging this rig!! smile.gif

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Well... truck is finished...

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And started work on the trailer. It's basically a glue bomb AMT tandem car hauler- I made up some new sides for it, added some wheels from the Revell '37 Ford pickup 2 in 1 kit, and scratchbuilt a gooseneck to fit the Chevy. Still not done, but basically there. I'll be tackling the rest of the trailer next, and of course there's the question of what I'm going to put on the trailer... B)

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Chuck Im tellin you man ! you gonna have me doin some kinda rat bro! I like this man and the idea of a lowboy with a rat or two on it. B)

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That looks really good. And it went together quickly thats for sure. Cant wait to see what you end up building for the trailor thats for sure.

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I'm into SHINY builds, but your truck build is very sharp.

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this is just awesome. what ever you put back there, im sure it wont be disappointing.

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You know, Chuck. Since the truck & trailer are kind of beat, maybe a real shiny build would look good with it? It would be different.

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Man.......I like this Chuck......make it a hayride with shiny happy people on the trailer.

Or a bunch of beauty queens.

Cheerleaders would be nice too.

In a wholesome, family oriented way. (man..... :) )

Because I don't want to offer a bad comment or offend.

Mike

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that is freaking Sweet Man! Looking great with the trailer. I really like this build. Great job on this.

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I've been messing around with this small-block powered Corvair rear subframe thingie- maybe this will end up powering whatever goes on the trailer?

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Beautiful. But now give us a some eye candy of the truck, trailer, and cargo, please. Great photo op vehicle, no doubt! B)

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Wild!!!

B)

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wonderful, i like this

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Not sure if the Corvair-mutant thingie will still be what ends up on the trailer. Sheesh, I'm still not sure if I'll go ahead and do a tri-axle, two car hauler like I've been thinking I should!

I'm thinking something really nutty for the trailer load- like a nutty, over the top, so-in your face machine that could only be trailered if it were 1:1. Rat rod trailer queen, in other words! Any suggestions/thought would be helpful!

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Well, this 'quick little warmup' has turned out to be anything but- the truck is done, the trailer is stalled, and I'm not sure if I want ot build someting specifically for the trailer queen or use it to display some existing models. I'm toying with the idea of making a chopped fifth wheel camper or 'toy hauler' to hook up to the truck.ratrod1-vi.jpg

Something like this, only a fifth-wheel model. Whadya think?

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Oh, that's a great ref. picture. I think this will make a great addition to the build (and collection!).

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I'm not much of a rat rod person, but that trailer would look pretty cool.

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And just to make things interesting, I'm even thinking of giving the camper a lift-off top and a fully furnished interior.

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And just to make things interesting, I'm even thinking of giving the camper a lift-off top and a fully furnished interior.

Now, there ya go!

That truck is so cool, it needs something worthy to haul around!

David G.

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Yeah- this one has pretty much stalled for the time being. The truck (technically I guess it would be a tractor in this case) is done, the trailer is about 90%, but I'm still leaning more toward a camper trailer now. There will be four feet of snow on the ground here pretty shortly and I'll have lots of indoor time- I guess we'll see if I make any more progress on this thing!

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Well, it is merely just creeping along at this point. Did knock the dust off the truck and trailer, and dug out a chassis to plop down on the trailer. Not sure if this chassis will end up on the trailer or not, but I'm thinking the trailer load will end up being either an abandoned junker on its way to the shop for restoration or on its way to the junkyard to be scrapped. That, or an 'in progress' hot rod that's basically a stripped frame and a body. I guess we'll see. And I'm thinking of getting started on the proposed camper trailer, as soon as I gather up all the furnishings for the inside.

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The frame is a '29 Model A Ford front half, spliced to a Z'd '32 Chevy rear half. For the rear axle I used a Dodge Super Bee Dana 60, because that axle is also used in 3/4 and 1 ton truck applications with eight-bolt axles. The wheels are resin copies from the old MPC Dodge 4x4, and the tires are (I think) from an old 1:20 scale MPC Popcorn Wagon kit. Springs are '41 Chevy 1/2 ton truck units.

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Settled on an idea for the trailer load.

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It is a chopped '29 Model A cab on a modified '78 Ford Courier chassis. I built the chassis long ago, and it's just been sitting around for a project for at least a couple of years. It is made up mostly of spares, but I did copy some '63 Ford F-100 hubcaps to use on the wheels. I didn't care for the look of the IFS on a fenderless rod, so I cut off the stock front suspension and replaced it with a '30 Ford front axle and spring, and conjured up some hairpin radius rods and a side-steer setup with Pitman arm and drag link. The Farmall shell is the one I built up in MCM 154, I cut it down to work with the chassis and sit even with the cowl. This is about how the truck will always look- the doors and other loose parts will be set inside the cab. I'm thinking of using a Revell parts pack engine block, which has cylinders with pistons molded in. The heads, intake, and other such pieces will be crammed in the cab, or possibly in the bed, when/if I choose to install a bed.

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