classic hauler with a 32 ford saltlake racer......

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hi all , saw this kit for sale and had to buy it straight away , back in the day people here got their license in a opel blitz , they where made from van like to mild truck like this one..

when they passed the drivers test they got a lisence for car and truck in one go :lol:

so far the boring part , just knew i had to hotrod this kit and i decided to trun it into a hotrod flatbed transporter :lol:

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the shapes are so perfect to hotrod it

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started this after posting the topic and i already had a good head start today

chassis

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then used the engine from the kit i was thinking of using a ford v8 but i will keep the hood closed and a removable hood would ebcome too flimsy atm with the cab in several sections

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then started to build the cab

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getting some idea's

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the kit includes tyres from hard plastic instead of rubber so i looked in the partsboxes and used these rubber ones

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then channeled the cab and set it nice and low , not to low , still needs to be a kind of flatbed truck

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tyres still run free and the whole assembly still steers

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put some new tyres in the rear wheels

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and just put this on the table and started to think waht to do at the back

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then it hit me , use teh chassis and engine from the dan fink woody witch i used the body from for the towtruck build

and i had a loose deuce body with no roof lying aound ....and make a salt lake racer to put on it

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sanded the body tonight ....turned out great after building that cab out of several lose parts , doesnt involve a lot of extra work

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Richard, this kit would be the perfect candidate for a chopped top, the body is already in pieces! Great work so far, I'll be watching!

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Looking good so far. These kind of matched builds are very popular at the car shows. Keep it coming.

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Nice job with the muli piece body. I still cringe when I see one due to the ones I built years ago by Palmer and Pyro.

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Richard, this kit would be the perfect candidate for a chopped top, the body is already in pieces! Great work so far, I'll be watching!

thnx and yes i thought about chopping the roof but the roof is not real high stock .. and seeing how high the actual cabine is at the sides .. would become a bit out of proportion .. at least that was what i thought liooking at the body ..

there would be a bog chance it would look odd ...

but dont worry i have some plans to spice up the looks of the cabine a bit

Looking good so far. These kind of matched builds are very popular at the car shows. Keep it coming.

thnx !

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Nice job with the muli piece body. I still cringe when I see one due to the ones I built years ago by Palmer and Pyro.

well when i saw the cabine i was really expecting a lot of work ...i never did one like this also

when putting the parts together there was some tension / stress on the parts but after some tape to hold it togheter it really wasnt that bad ..

also helps to really sand the contact lines flat , when you look real close they always have some inperfections

ps i needed to do 2 posts for 3 quotes ?? it said to many blocks of quotes .. weird why would there be no room for 3 quotes in one post ??

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started with the deuce body , flattened all the edges after the roof removal .. sanded some round shapes in it again

and made de interiour flow nicely into the body edges at the back

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then started a visor , used a chevy rear bumper for this

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made some rough side caps

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aftyer the first flattening

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sanded some more and made strips wich run from the visor onto the side of the cab

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I like it! Great looking stance.

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Nice visor ... the edges put just the right look on it!

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thnx guys :)

just did some work on the racer ... crappy pics due to the red of the body and the fact its dark outside

i narrowed the bottom of the body slightly by glueing it onto the interiour box , this created a more sleek shape

then glued the forewall against the front and not inbetweer the body .. and at the bottom let it stick outside the body

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then flattened that so its one piece with the body

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after some sanding its flush and the kind of raised line on the side runs through into the firewall now , because i kept that lower and created a edge , i love the shape like this

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really crappy pic of the interiour wich also is worked onto the body so you dont see ugly gaps inside

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then put the dash onto the edge and not under it and also let that stick out and made it flush / whole with the body

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then started a tonneau cover all just basics and nothing will really stay this way

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thats awesome man ive got dreams for a hauler my self might do half van we,ll see

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thnx , yes something i had on my mind for a while also :lol:

and i'd love to see more of these build so go for it , and a more van like hauler is also very very cool

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Great work so far. Really cool.

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thnx B)

small update

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This looks soooo goood

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it does fit well yes :)

but thats the fun i can put any rod on the back , so in the end i wioll make some pics with several rods

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closed the front today

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started a custom front suspension , never made this , luckely i had some old f1 parts and some hubs ...

also used the front frame rails from the woody kit left overs

needs more like shocks and steering rack

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roughly the ride hight , sprayes some white wall tyres myself a while back , gonna use those with cobra wheels i just like the looks

gonna do salt weathering later on

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connected the hubs today , and used a spring from a pen to make springs

again i'm building this dry lake racer to put on the back of the truck but its starting to become a build on its own ..

also this is just build with left overers out of the partsboxes so i have to be a bit creative

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the underside will be all smooth for streamline , just a start , will make a reces for the engine / carter

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found some plastic window things , dont know how you guys call them we call them lamellen , they are like curtains on a rails and you can close them or open them (hang in a row)

perfect for making model stuff with , cheaper then styreen since they where trown away :)

i also have smooth ones ...

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cant really see it now with this light but i can use it as a floor and those recesses looks great .. will be the top layer of a thicker floor

also very nice stuff for my diorama !!

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then started to make struts to the shocks .. i know shocks and springs are usually not sitting straight like this , i wanted to use a bar and make the suspension ridgid .. but i thought springs would add some detail ..

i had no real room to let them go sideways so i kind of made up this ... something difefrent i guess :)

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first wanted to do a ridged version like that but changed to springs when i was almost done

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after a lot of trial and error i finally found a noce base shape for a grille .. used the inner grille part of a 53 ford pick up

needs wat more work and shaping and making it flow with the body

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fastdrying bondo in the seems .. i could not help myself and went outside and sprayed some primer lol

still wet on the pics .....

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is there a time period when this type of suspension would be popular?

thanks

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