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'61 RAMCHERO! ..... Deals Wheels Style Ford Pick-Up! 5-11-12

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Ira, I figure you're just making stuff look the way it should....right? B)

That's true Don, but whats "looks right" seems to change each time I build this kit... B)

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MUD on the BODY!

By the time I got through sanding there weren't too many gaps to fill, so I used a little Squadron Putty on the rough areas.

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Oh No, more sanding... <_<

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Good work on the trim. This thing is going to look so good, Ira.

Thank You Dr.!

I've been looking at Off Road Truck photos all day and...

I was wondering what to put in the bed...Now I know!

I just decided to build a Rear-Engine Ranchero!!! :D

Back to the Work Bench...

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Cool! Any idea on the colors?

Thanks Lane!

I haven't decided on colors, any suggestions?

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You got a lot of much on that puppy. Can't wait to see it smooth and ready to take on the paint.

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GETTIN ER SMOOTH!!!

Sanded some more with 220 & 320 Sandpaper...

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GOT PRIMER!!!

Here is the Ranchero's first coat of Duplicolor Filler/Primer...

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:P

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It's coming together . . . now a bit more smoothing and you should have it. Go, Ira, go!

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Thanks for the update..

your Dave Wheels builds take me back

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Ira.......looking good!!!!.......been watching :o

Thanks John!

Have you ever thought about building a CAR-TOON CAR?

It's a nice change of pace... B)

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It's coming together . . . now a bit more smoothing and you should have it. Go, Ira, go!

Thanks Dr.!

This sure is a Fun Build!!! :D

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BEEN HUNTIN!!!

I've been Hunting through many kits looking for the Perfect Engine & Roll Bar for the Ranchero.

*FOUND a 429 FORD V-8 in the '70 Mustang kit! BIG Engine with Dual 4-Barrel Carbs on High Rise Manifold. This BIG 429 is going in the pick-up bed, The RANCHERO is Mid-Engined Now!!!

*I also found a Great Double Roll Bar in the Bigfoot Kit, but it's too big for Ranchero. I have another Roll Bar that I willl probably use...

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Hi There Ira

If you're not of the "Bow tie's and Blue Ovals can NEVER coexist" group you might look around for a Aerovette Kit. Remove the Chevy engine from the rear suspention and mount your Ford to it for a Sidewinder midengine setup. Heck the front suspention parts aren't bad either! No Matter, You've got a Fun Build going on there!

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To me, it's begging for a larger scale engine, maybe something like 1:20 or something pirated from an MPC Zinger. But a big old 429 would be cool, too.

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Thanks for the update..

your Dave Wheels builds take me back

Thank You James!

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Hi There Ira

If you're not of the "Bow tie's and Blue Ovals can NEVER coexist" group you might look around for a Aerovette Kit. Remove the Chevy engine from the rear suspention and mount your Ford to it for a Sidewinder midengine setup. Heck the front suspention parts aren't bad either! No Matter, You've got a Fun Build going on there!

Thanks for the suggestion Ed!

I'll go take a look at the Aerovette engine... B)

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To me, it's begging for a larger scale engine, maybe something like 1:20 or something pirated from an MPC Zinger. But a big old 429 would be cool, too.

Thanks for the Suggestions Chuck!

I tried a 1/16th scale HEMI in the back & it really filled the bed...but it was too much...

I'm still looking but it's going to be hard to beat a BOSS 429 FORD!!!

B)

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MAKING the BED...

Now that I am Installing a 429 BOSS FORD V-8 in the rear, I need a base for the Engine & Roll Bar.

I made the new Pick Up Bed with Sheet Plastic.

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I also extended the Hood Scoop with a very thin piece of sheet plastic.

Added a little more putty... <_<

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Looks like a lot of fun, Ira. Inspires me to maybe build a Deal's Wheels style Bugatti!

The MPC Dune Buggy Zinger has a 1/20 scale Boss 429 in it, if that fits the bill for you.

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Looks like a lot of fun, Ira. Inspires me to maybe build a Deal's Wheels style Bugatti!

The MPC Dune Buggy Zinger has a 1/20 scale Boss 429 in it, if that fits the bill for you.

Thanks for the kind words Andy!

A Deals Wheels Bugatti might be a Fun Project, you should give it a try!...

I'll have to take a look at the Zinger BOSS 429... :D Thanks again!

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Looks like you're on your way to another winner. Very clever take on the Ranchero.

I'm looking forward to seeing this one in the mock-up stage.

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Looks like you're on your way to another winner. Very clever take on the Ranchero.

I'm looking forward to seeing this one in the mock-up stage.

Thanks Ayln!

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