"Ole Borax" A Death Valley Camp Mule 57 Ford

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Don't ask me why that name. I am thinking desert rust and good names for Franken-sh-shteined camp mules.

So here we go.

Kit = Revell's 57 Ford. Body sawed just behind the front door jamb.

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Jeep wheels in te back (for the right amount of traction) and regular wheels up front.

The frame has been modified and the stake bed is completely scratch-built to give this one just the right level of attitude.

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The frame was fun and fairly easy to modify and build up to handle the bed.

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The fenders are the perfect size. They come from a milk carton cap cut in half.

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No, no, no... you've completely voided the warranty on that kit!

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Ok doc can't wait to see where this goes from here

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LOL, we haven't seen warranties in the Lab-RAT-ory since 1892. LOL!

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This is a neat one Virgil!

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Thanks, Chuck. This one will still run although it will have seen better days. We'll see how it goes.

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This is gonna be an awesome build Virgil! This will be a definite "keep my eye on" project!

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Now thats different. Looking forward to you progress and compleation.

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Great imagination Doc! I like it and thanks for the shot from behind so we can see how you closed in the cab. Those (cap) fenders look good also.

Are ya gonna add a big old brush bar up front?

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Wonderful! More!

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GREAT START DR.!!!

This should be Fun... B)

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Very cool idea. I will be watching.

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cool cant wait to see were this goes always like your projects this ones gonna be another mind blower B)

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This one is on the wild side Doctor! Looks rad. Can't wait to see what the good "Doctor" is cookin' !!!

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this would fit in with your doodle bug etc. thread..

Yes, definitely, I've been thinking about my contribution to that thread. This build could easily be it.

Thanks for the support, everyone. I should have most of these components in primer tomorrow.

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I think you did too good a job on the back of the cab to call it a doodlebug! I'm thinking more like putting four snow tires on it, converting it to right hand drive and building an outback cruiser!

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This is going to be crazy. My hat is off to you Dr. C.

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Woah, I though the thread had disappeared, but happy to find again. Thanks for the kind words everyone. Today, I am adding final details and then we are painting primer on everything. This weekend should begin the painting fun. Stay tuned in, my friends.

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Who-EE, still shooting primer. Should be done with it all today so I can start the painting tomorrow.

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Can't wait !

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whow that really awsome want to see some filth on that !!11 :lol:

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Being a desert vehicle, wouldn't you want this thing to ride high? What an imagination you have, doc.

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