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

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Your truck is an awesome choice for a hauler. It has a great period look.

By the way, this suspension is not rigid. The diagonal rod connects to a coil spring via bell-crank hidden inside the sheet metal. This helps clean up the air flow around the front end. Since the surface is relatively smooth, you'll find that most salt flats/dry lakes cars don't need much of a suspension. It's not uncommon for rear axles to be welded or bolted directly to the frame.

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

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

thanks

well to be hounest i cant tell you because i dont know , i'm not really an expert on all the details like that ....

i just love everything hotrod , dry lake racers , custom but since here in holland you dont have a lot of that ...:(:)

i just try to build stuff that looks good to me personally ..

also i have to be hounest i have not been building for years and years , and still learning new stuff :)

i'm now at the point i really want to pay more attention to details and make stuff look more functional ..

inspired by some awsome builds here

Your truck is an awesome choice for a hauler. It has a great period look.

By the way, this suspension is not rigid. The diagonal rod connects to a coil spring via bell-crank hidden inside the sheet metal. This helps clean up the air flow around the front end. Since the surface is relatively smooth, you'll find that most salt flats/dry lakes cars don't need much of a suspension. It's not uncommon for rear axles to be welded or bolted directly to the frame.

thnx and yes when i saw the kit i was like thats perfect , most of these kits are militairy versions and this is one of the few civil kits .. its a german truck from origine but the shape is just soo cool :)

and about the suspension i didnt know that .. i really have to take some time and look on the net and read up on some of that stuff ..

i read somewhere about ridgid suspension and found this pic and asumed it was ridged ...

always nice to learn new stuff :)

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just came home and sanded the rear , needed more work and after a while i sprayed some primer again ..

came out great already >> smooth rear :)/>

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while the body drys and i think about cleaning the doors yes or no , i did some work on the truck

sanded away the wheel bolts and flattened the center hub .

then glued some wheel caps on the center

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flattened it a bit and made center holes

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overal idea

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made the edges run over into the rim and made it one piece and sprayed it chrome , will give it a noce wash later on for depth

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decided to make the main body a one piece and remove the doorlines , hinges and handles ..

first flattened everything rough

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after bondo , sanding here is the wet primer , its now semi dry and i still have some minour work left

really not sure on the color , wanted to do it black so i could do some visible salt on the body..

now i'm not sure , i would even like the idea of doing the so cal color sceme ..

opinions on colors are more then welcome

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fitted the rims with the base chrome coat

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put the headlights on the cab

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started rough work on the bed floor ....

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You're really making me want to do another Blitz! Cool project.

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You're really making me want to do another Blitz! Cool project.

thnx and i found your blitz on your website , looks the same as my sivil version :)

i understand you used the firetruck kit as base

atm i'm in doubt i looked at some awsome c.o.e hauler pics and they all have small size wheels on a big cab and chassis , tried that on my blitz and i must say it looked great ..

the flipside is i will loose the vintage looks and its more a custom truck then , and since i'm going for the dry lake racer / hauler theme i think i need to stick with the big wheels

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Nice project!! I like where this is going!!

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Nice project!! I like where this is going!!

thnx ;)/>

thnx :wink:

just did a test sporay with some babyblue over the sanbded primer

sanded body

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some baby blue , just sprayed on the pic it wil actually dry as semi matt

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if i like it maybe i will keep the blue and combine it with a design in off-white ..

maybe some cool racenumbers / old skool scallops ..... and then clear coat it

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thats gonna be sweet how old is that hauler kit and will there be ramps to get the roadster up on there or tilt back with a winch

either way great ideas

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hey thnx , well i dont know exactly how old the kit is (not a date to be found on pr in the kit both on the box and manual)

but its pretty old ..

i understand they are making them again so there are brand new kist again ..

i got mine of a guy who had it laying on a attic for many years :)/>

and yes i was thinking of making ramps and keep it very basic and simple ,

alos its a bit high woth teh chassis to make a bed that tilts and also time perioud wise would not fit..

just basic floow and maybe closed sides and ramps that slide under the floor

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Great idea man and thanks for being my only fan we all do good stuff

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Great idea man and thanks for being my only fan we all do good stuff

thnx :)

and well i saw a nother reply in your thread :) so you now have 2 :)

i think its also just the fact that the pick-up section is much slower , reply wise then the general build section ..

i also feel it would be better to merge those sections together , but well they have decided to do separate section so thats fine , but seeing the active people in the normal workbench section , thats really way more active reply wise then the pick-up section..

its mostly a case of being patient and not everybody is a active replyer but vieuw wise its pretty good here and well a reply is nice buts its mainly fun to share your creations and see other peoples work ...

i love this forum and i'm glad i found it its everything i like and mostly hotrods , pick-ups , crazy creations , old stuff , old race stuff .. i just love to see all those models here :)

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Man O man this is lookin good.

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Man O man this is lookin good.

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thnx :)

the paint was dry when i came home from work .. i just love the satin finish , i'm thinking of keeping it like this and not clear coat it ... hmm doubt .... with clear it would really shine and pop .. but like this for me its got a kind of more vintage feel ....

i was thinking on doing white on blue .. maybe old skool scallops on the sides ...

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close up > smooth rear :) i will add a brake shute system on the back.. i need to do some recearch on what is the best to make and what to use

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i foud these 2 on google yesterday - evening

one is a bit rough and the other more shine ...

when i saw the red one i was kind of like :( about the fact that i didnt have the stock ford grille anymore .. i used them all up :)

looks way better then my scratched grille ..

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and tonights build session

first tried all the wheels on the truck , they still need a wash though

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crappy pics but oh well

first made some rear frame rails , doing it this way because its easy and due to the smooth underside you woulkd not see a whole chassis if i made one

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some sides to close it up

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rear plating , need one more layer so its the same hight as the rest and i can close the seem and really make it one piece

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set the rear to roughly the ride hight and put a loose wheel in front

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I love what your doing here Richard, what a cool combo. I really like the look of the 32 on the back on the first page but I think the salt lake racer on the back was the perfect choice. Can't wait to see where you take this, I love watching your build ups. Keep it going bud

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thnx :) well i was really sick so i have not done much :)

yesterday i made and sprayed some moon disc covers ... i hope to do some stuff today :)

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well felt like building again today ... i'm feeling a bit better now , first the rough belly pan work i did a few days ago

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used old vw beetle hub caps from a incomplete 1/16 kit and removed the vw logos and painted them silver / chrome

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and now you see why i used the cobra wheels the caps fit in these perfect and still show a lip of the rim so i was able to color match that to the body

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then i scewed up a bit last week at the rear and had to make somthing to cover my mistake .. i used rings and taillights for this

i have to undo the lights from paint and make them red .. did not want taillights but like said i had no choice

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assembly

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looking at the semi shine i decided not to clear coat it , a deep shine would not fit this car imo

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started teh detail work today

first painted the rollbar chrome

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red lenses and chrome bevels , pretty nervewrecking painting lol

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then did the front suspension . rods and backside of the rims chrome

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hamdpainted the "window" frame and although it was a risk i was able to get a super tight line and shape

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overall looks

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i was pleased with the results but pretty static and plain , i wanted it to look like it did several runs on the salt ...

this is what the first set up is atm

dont mind the 22 i did that with black and painted the center with chrome , looked cool untill i touthed it b accident and tried

to clean it off , the paint was east but the back didnt want to work with me :)

so i redid the black but ruined the numbers and made them too thick.

also after the salt weathering it now looks stupid , the chrome inside of the numbers is now gone ..

so i will fic that later with something new

make it or break it >>

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got rid of the ugly lettering by wet sanding it , then downtoned the white a bit ..

i would have been better of with a darker color now on the pics you cant see the salt effect real good , would have popped so much better on a dark color

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hard to shoot in this light > the open headers / exhaust that will come out of the side later on , gonna do those chrome

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national street rod association decal on the rear

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some decals , need some mild weathering later on

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this is the part where the real weathering begins .. white arylic paint with superfine sanddust mixed ...

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the bellypan , did that darl with salt .. wanted it to stick out and if it was light grey it didnt pop that good

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salt build up low on the sides

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painted the seatbelts , have to redo it with matt paint this was gloss and that looks weird , the chrome closing stuff (??) is scratch made

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some outside pics where you see the difference between the blue and salt better

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i probable will make the truck into a shorter truck so i can hang a sort of flat / low trailer behind it with room for 2 cars ..

then i can add a future racer or mix and match ..

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The racer looks great Richard, I'm too into shiny stuff to do any weathering, but maybe someday....

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The racer looks great Richard, I'm too into shiny stuff to do any weathering, but maybe someday....

thnx and well i love shiney as well but weathering is jsut so much fun to do .. and also a challenge ..

for me it makes a model come to life really..

i knew this one had to be weathered because looking at older dry lake racers i just loved the used and dirty pics more then the clean ones :lol:

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the exhaust i want to use and make on the sides (later on)

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placed a shifter (too dark to get on a pic) and i found a great steering wheel fits like a glove , needs paint still

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got a lego helmet from my son and cut it so its open face , will close the visor holes and paint it later

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then got it towed away for the night

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on this pic. you see the grille good wich got a wash

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