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'57 Ranchero - tire rack added to trailer

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I built this ’57 Ranchero for a friend who had such a vehicle back in the late sixties with which he towed a ’65 Shelby GT-350R racecar. About eight years ago, I built him a model of the Shelby so when he acquired a 1/25 trailer the idea of reuniting the model racecar and a model of the tow vehicle seemed like a project that needed to be completed. I was fortunate that a model car builder friend had a stock height previously started Ranchero kit he was willing to part with. In fact he had two kits to trade.

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I have to say I am pretty impressed with a kit that started life over fifty years ago as a station wagon. The separate body panels had been previously glued together so it already seemed like a model body I have become used to.

BUILD PROCESS

- Separated dash from cowl. Instruments are a decal made from an internet image of a brochure illustrating the dash.

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- Molded pickup bed floor and side to body

- Headlight and taillight bezels and lenses from AMT 57 Ford

- Grill, gravel panel, narrowed front bumper, hood, steering wheel, dash and engine from AMT 57 Ford

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- Wheels are narrowed American Torque-Thrusts from AMT ’49 Ford

- Fender skirts scratch-built and removable

- Door handles from Owencraft

- Paint Testor’s Boyd’s White and Artic Blue Metallic

- Scripting decals made with Testor’s program

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Edited by Phildaupho

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Really nice looking Meteor ! Restoring an older kit like that can be a pain , but you pulled it off .

I'm wondering if your post will stay here or get moved to the truck section .

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Love the meteor. Very nice job. I'd love some pics of the mustang too

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That looks great, Phil! Just looks right!

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Your friend should be happy with both, nice combo! I like the trailer also, I would love a closer peek at it, any chance?.......The Mustang is awesome! Thanks for sharing that also. I had to go back an check it out on your link. Very nice!

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The trailer is a very simple one piece plastic unit with metal axles. I suspect it came with a ERTL diecast. Underneath it has ERTL markings with TOOL # 62-4405 and CHART # 5451.

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The trailer is a very simple one piece plastic unit with metal axles. I suspect it came with a ERTL diecast. Underneath it has ERTL markings with TOOL # 62-4405 and CHART # 5451.

.....Thanks Phil

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That is just too cool. I love the Canadian variants. Maybe I should do a '53 Mercury pickup?

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Great idea and excellent execution, Phil.

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I love it when some one can turn another start into art!! FANTASTICO!!!

Michaelj...

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Tommy Hamilton asked me to add a tire rack to the trailer so I had to oblige.

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