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Scratch Built dually fenders just started this project today. Its gonna have stacks and hopefully i can make this engine resemble a 6.2 or 6.5 diesel. Its going to be International Harvester red. The kit's optional window visor will be used. hopefully it will turn out nice. Oh yeah the fenders are made of sheet plastic traced from my brother's stepside fender from his amt 55 stepside to make them. Also expect to see a 50 ford pickup project come up soon it will be IH red also not sure on what kind of plans are in store for it though.

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lookin good so far...... I have one as well somewhere I think I just used a newer chevy box with wider box flares will have to look back it needs rebuilding :) good start so far will be watching! B) I also smushed my rear frame inward on another 55 cameo truck to "tub" is for a pro street look with meaty tires in the rear

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well i decided my wheels. It does have dual rear tires but only a single wheel for those tires. They are from the amt 69 daytona the dragster mags. I have a picture but my phone wont send it to my email currently.

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NICE job so far, looking forward to more!! :D

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Well started on my 4x4 suspension and engine, yes the turbo is made from a horn and a carb glued together. Still gotta make a transfercase and make sure my suspension will sit level. The front axle started as the rear axle from a ford lightning.IMG_20130909_185721_zps7460a78e.jpgIMG_20130909_185841_zps907e56fc.jpgIMG_20130909_190508_zps91fc3044.jpg

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Its fenders have been primed, and the inner bed painted but it takes 24 hours or more for tractor paint to dry so itll be a while before the body and outter bed are painted. Thatll give me time for the suspension and engine

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Heres some paint and suspension progress. The second set of bedsides are for my 50 ford. I need to adjust my rear suspension to sit higher based on what ive seen. And if these pictures arent top quality and bother you just remember for under glass i use better cameras.IMG_20130910_213928_zps0c6548c2.jpgIMG_20130910_191511_zps21341ea1.jpgIMG_20130911_083142_zps421d46ff.jpgIMG_20130911_083153_zps5d1c4ca3.jpg

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Mockup next to my super duty. Id love to have both of these beasts. Engine and exhaust work coming soon.IMG_20130911_210824_zps8c9892f4.jpg

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some engine work.1231362_697420843621181_1594440520_n.jpg

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Nice job.

I really like the color of the truck

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just a mockup with the ford 4x4 conversion im doing. yes the ford is sitting on a solid front axle too. Neither have the rear suspension in place yet. The interior is painted and assembled.IMG_20130914_095837_zps83bb3ade.jpg

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She sits on her own suspension now and has stacks. Will have custom 4x4 decals for the fenders.IMG_20130914_144804_zps00972b19.jpgChev_zpsd7195b26.jpg

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platerpants do you mind if I build a similar truck as this one and post it on both forums

B)

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with the wheels I would not 4x4 it I would slam it to ground.

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platerpants do you mind if I build a similar truck as this one and post it on both forums

B)

No not at all go for it.

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with the wheels I would not 4x4 it I would slam it to ground.

LOL, Well I dont do lowered trucks and didnt want the orignal wheels for a dually.

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once i get my decal paper this thing will be underglass expect the 20th.

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Nice job!

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No not at all go for it.

I was planning on starting but hobby lobby didn't have any 55 chevy pickups so I bought a mono gram dodge instead needed something to do in case this flooding traps us in town again

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That's looking nice. I like the stance.

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That's looking nice. I like the stance.

thanks, when i upgraded it to 4x4 with the solid front axle i had to make the rear end level and that meant sitting it up alot higher. Its my tallest pickup model now.

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Some fun while waiting for the decal paper to come in.IMG_20130919_125024_zpse7fad7bd.jpgIMG_20130919_124832_zpsb768044c.jpg

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Might be time to think up some license plates for this and my 50 ford

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use acme plate maker then you can copy and paste them on a blank word document then scale them down to look right the tags are pretty accurate too

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thanks guys. finally printed the 4x4 decals expect pictures later today or tomorrow

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