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Big Old Coal Roller (Body Painted 2/15/2014)


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Heres the start, Hacked up a lightning bed and put the sides on the original bed from the 56 ford, then glued the fenders onto the bed. Hoping to make a cummins for it. Mirrors and cab lights from revell peterbilt 359, wheels and tires from ford l8000, hoping for stacks too, and hopefully 4x4. Heres my inspiration a drawing from this past summer and the real deal, followed my my progress. IMG_20130824_103646_zpsa1dd8ac7.jpg4428714796_5354ff7ecd_o.jpgside_zpsfc496117.jpgrear_zpsdec40eac.jpg3quarted_zpse8316a9b.jpg

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started work on the front axle. For some reason phone stretched the picturesecuredownload_zps2f8a4471.jpg

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Lookin' Cool :)

Keep goin'

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thanks. working on figuring out my suspension for the front. got the rear figured out but front is being interesting... Heres a shot with my current status.. Starting the cummins based off an AMC 4.0 i had Gonna be a fun experiment of a scratch build project...securedownload_zpsb167ccc3.jpg

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Started widening the fenders to fit the wider front suspension. Working on the cummins now to let the glue dry on the fenderssecuredownload1_zps2384b79e.jpg

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Cool.... I love the old school trucks...back when they were nothing but brute power.

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Thanks, heres a look at my cummins

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Got one fender in form gotta wait for the "goo" to dry then sand it smoothsecuredownload_zps1f86bee8.jpg

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ooh cool !!

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THANKS! A little mock up still gotta wait to sand anything. The turbo just barely fit under the hood.

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Primer on the bed. Still needs more work.securedownload_zps3be9ff0c.jpg

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Finally Declared the body work done, left some "dents" in the bed and fenders on accident so the story is it was a work truck so some abuse happened...

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cool project hope to see more of it soon

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Interesting your method of widening the front. Here is my 56 ford ALF pumper the I widened the wheel wells on using the existing fender trim cut off then cut into pieces and glued out further using evergreen strips then used filler in the gaps.

nice work

greg

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Thanks, I always do things differently and i dont know why. I see you also live in the snowbelt lol. I like your truck. Anyway im off work today so time to work on this beast.securedownload_zps5355856d.jpg

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Snow Belt heck it's more like a cummerbund :lol:

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There's a cummins 12v for ya bro!

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yeah i know theres a cummins but after rolling my truck in january i have to save my money to get a new truck this was a present as the kit and any parts i got for it were purchased before my truck ended up upside down in a ditch... But if it hadnt of happened i would have hunted this engine down. Didnt get any work done on it today was a friends birthday so we got 11 of us together and went mudding a dodge and chevy got stuck though, my ford never got stuck when i had it... anyway work should come tomorrow.

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Well made a bumper for it.securedownload_zpsb1d2279d.jpgsecuredownload1_zps6b8537d1.jpg

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and then......

whatcha got there ?

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You Are The Man...Like your choice of using the 56 body...Many think the best look'n of the 50s Ford trucks.

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thanks it is in the underglass section too

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