1934 FORD PICKUP - "HINTS BY BARRIS"

23 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

This project was inspired by an illustration found on the backside of the original AMT Trophy Series instructions for the 1934 Ford Pickup. On this back page is a section of model customizing hints by George Barris.

IMG_8508.jpg

I wanted the model to have a 60's retro "Box Art" feel to it so a minimalistic approach was taken and it is not necessarilly accurate to any particular racing class or period in time. Like the illustration, the top is not chopped, the bed is not shortened and the chassis is simply right out of the box. The blown Pontiac engine is a combination of the block/trans from an AMT '36 Coupe and the heads, intake, front cover, blower assembly, valve covers and headers from AMT's Competition Parts Pack Pontiac engine. For a little extra detail a Parts by Parks pre-wired distributor was used with a scratched coil. The front and rear wheels came from a 60's issue AMT '32 Vicky, the front tires are new AMT pad-printed wide whites and the M&H slicks are from AMT's new Slicks Parts Pack. Several of the '34 Pickups custom accesories were used including the grill, firewall, bucket seats and bed cover. The molded lump of a taillight was also sawed off and replaced with a seperate chrome housing from a Revell '37 Pickup and a custom lense from the Ala Kart. The body & frame are finished in Testors 1-coat Mythical Maroon, the engine in Tamiya Gold with aluminum metallizer & black wash, the suspension in good old shiny black and the windshield & rear window were tinted with a red Sharpie marker.

IMG_8588.jpg

IMG_8590.jpg

IMG_8593.jpg

IMG_8596.jpg

IMG_8597.jpg

IMG_8591.jpg

IMG_8594.jpg

IMG_8601.jpg

And lastly a fun parting shot. My newly finished '34 Drag Truck with the '32 Vicky I finished late last year.

IMG_8603.jpg

B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very nicely done - period feel, with some contemporary touches!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Great looking retro model!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Beautiful and I like them both. Excellent work, thanks for sharing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Pretty neat build and SHINY :) :) :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I would say over all you captured the look and feel of a 60's rod truck . Ed Shaver

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Wow! We are back in the 60's. What a great idea and great look. You picked two great kits to do this with. I want to see more, keep them comming.

Edited by rmvw guy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

That's a nice pair- I especially like how the truck sits!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Beautiful job on that truck. Looks perfect

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very nice clean build!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

fantastic job on both

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Glad to see it finished Dennis, it looks great! I'll reply more you-know-where!

Edited by Draggon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Couple of nice build ups you have there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Followed this build over at T.R.A.K.

Gorgeous time machine Dennis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Perfect classic pickup rod! Great finish and detail work!

Sam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Really like both of your builds...very well done !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

WOW, nicely done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Sweetness !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

that looks sweet. i like the paint color. B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Love this build with its keen detail and period-correct features. My creative juices are flowing,....sorry, just drooled a little 'creative juice' on my shirt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

both are looking fantastic!

Edited by Dominik

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Cool little hot rod pickup truck. Definitely has a 1960's hotrod feel. Good job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

both are real cool

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now