Phantom '34 Ford pickup Kustom

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I'm going to be doing some glasswork shortly, I THINK, so I'm trying to get several builds that need interior reinforcement together and prepped. The idea is to avoid wasting epoxy (the stuff I use has to be mixed on a gram scale, and it's smarter to try to do several layups from each batch, if possible).

I started on this one a couple of years back, the plan being to do a 3W coupe-based '34 pickup, much sleeker than the upright factory job. I had some 1/24 gluebomb Monogram ZZ Top bits and a 1/25 Monogram snapper, a buggered '36 Ford 3W roof, an old Pyro Auburn nose and the bed from a Lindberg '32 Ford pickup.

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I chopped the snapper shell about 4.5 scale inches, after hacking the nose off.

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I stripped the interesting paint from the fenders, and hacked off the back of the 3W body shell. The roof in the foreground is AMT un-chopped '36 Ford 3W.

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The top of the '36 roof becomes the back wall of the cab.

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I'm pleased with the proportions in general, but the bed looks a little 'stuck-on'. The pods on the hood sides are fairings for 7" round headlights, and the Auburn grille shell needs to be sectioned slightly to get the height down and correct the line. Right now I'm thinking of using a pair of '57 Chebby rear quarters for bedsides, to get a sloping-back line similar the whats going on at the hood and rear of the cab.

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The rolled rear pan is original issue Ala Kart, and will probably stay, with the exhausts coming out where the 4 pieces of tube are now. The bullet taillights will most likely go away.

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I like where you're going with this one Bill! B)

Maybe have a curved front bed wall to match the curvature of the cab?

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Don't know about the pods on the hood sides or the tail lights. But, the rest of it has an interesting look. I think the rear section of a '34 phaeton would make a cool looking bed for it. The shape of the phaeton at the rear would go along with the rear of the cab.

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Maybe have a curved front bed wall to match the curvature of the cab?

Yes, absolutely.

... I think the rear section of a '34 phaeton would make a cool looking bed for it. The shape of the phaeton at the rear would go along with the rear of the cab.

Very interesting idea. Hmmmm...

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I like where this is going except for those oversized taillights.

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whouw .. thats stunning , the lines are just perfect

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Very cool Bill...

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Wow, that mock-up looks insane :D

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Looks way KOOL Bill I like where this is headed, I'm not too sure about the hood pods either, but it will probably look different on down the road I'll have to wait and see! :D

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I love your creativity. How is this coming along?

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That is so cool!

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Bill....oh, Bi-ill....HEY BILL! Where'd this go? It's looking so cool, so far, and you've got half a dozen people turning blue from holding their breath. Please, oh please bring it back.

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lose the over size 59 caddie lights they would work for lights for a towtruck not a rod like this

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lose the over size 59 caddie lights they would work for lights for a towtruck not a rod like this

+1

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Looks great. Can't wait to see more progress on this one. Seems like its been a while.

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