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53 Ford Dump Truck

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This isn't a recent build,but since I'm a new member here I hope it's OK if I post it.

It started as an AMT 53 Ford pickup. I scratchbuilt the frame and bed,and modified the front fender and running boards. The front wheels steer and the bed tilts.The wheels and tires I cast in resin. The running gear is the Diamond Reo kit. Everything was weathered ,and there's a lunchbag,clipboard,

and thermos on the front seat.

Sorry I don't have any in progress pics. I didn't think of it then.

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Looks amazing! Love the dirt and sand on it.

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Real nice truck you have there. I especially like the lettering, looks just right

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Very nice!

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Looking over this "Big Job " ford , I'd say you got the details nearly perfect . I've worked on the real ones long enough and I know what the real ones had . Definetly a tribute to the Heavy duty trucks of the era............

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Thanks guys!

I took some pictures of it to work and some people thought it was a real truck.

I took that as a compliment. :)

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Very realistic build, nice weathering, excellent work..........

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LOOKS GREAT!!!

Very Realistic... B)

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cooool!

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Great looking Big Job. Is this a F800?

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Sweet! Beautiful weathering!

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Great looking Big Job. Is this a F800?

According to the Crestline book on Ford trucks I used for reference,it's a T800.

I guess because of the tandem axles. Single axles were F800's.

Thanks for all the kind words!

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That works. Thanks for the info. Beautiful job.

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Very nice!!!!!!!!!!

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Very nice!

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Nice work. Fascinating old truck.

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Nice build and weathering and it appears that Pebbles is all grown up in Bedrock.

Mike

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Very nice! I hope to build some big Fords of this era someday.

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Great build. Keep em coming.

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Talk about a flashback!!!!!!!!!!! In 1971, my dad bought a '56 Ford dump truck that had spent it's life as a runway sanding truck at the Winnipeg, Manitoba International Airport. It was a single axle truck that had literally no miles on it and it had some big V8 in it and best of all, it even had a functional hood scoop!It was painted a green that was very close to a military colour and the thing went like stink!!!<br />I wish someone would cast a resin cab like your build or that you had pictures showing how you modified the front end of the truck to look so right. You did a beautiful job on this truck and it is obvious that you have some serious modeling skills. Nice job without a doubt.. I love it!!!!!! AAAA++++

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That is REALLY nice! Great conversion, excellent weathering! No wonder your coworkers thought it was real! Great work!

Sam

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You guys are too kind.

I should tell you I built this 15 years ago. The #45 on the hood is how old I was then. 60 now :huh:

I'll see if I can come up with a tutorial on how to do the conversion. It wasn't that bad.

I sold this several years ago,hopefully they still have it.

Here's the reference picture I used then. not sure why I made the bed different.

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this is cool I have always wanted to build one of these

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fantastic

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Excellent conversion of a good looking truck, nice modeling !

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