78 F-350

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Just starting this one. Not the most accurate kit but good enough for the shelf. I replaced the kit front springs with some scratch built ones. Here is a mockup using the jeep rubicon wheels and tires...planning on using the krawlers from Chief BA726BAD-D58A-41E1-806D-C4CD0CCFE615_zps

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Andy since you just started I'll offer up that the windshield is much too low on the kit. It's easy to make it look much better by carving out the plastic up to the engraved window molding line, then rescribing that line higher, using the width of the trim for the measurement.

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You can see that the windshield top is actually parallel with the drip rail. The kit also has very weak drip rails. I replaced mine with Evergreen round trim.

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Real nice mock up using the Rubicon tires...

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Good start, I'll keep an eye on this one!

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same here im thinking the same wheels on mine B) But mite lift mine a scale 2 inch over stock higth.

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Nice springs !

mike

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Andy since you just started I'll offer up that the windshield is much too low on the kit. It's easy to make it look much better by carving out the plastic up to the engraved window molding line, then rescribing that line higher, using the width of the trim for the measurement.

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You can see that the windshield top is actually parallel with the drip rail. The kit also has very weak drip rails. I replaced mine with Evergreen round trim.

Thanks for the info...saw it in other threads. I actually owned a '75 F-150 in high school so I'm pretty familiar with these trucks.

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Was able to get some more done. Everything is painted except the interior and body. I machined a new air cleaner and added some mesh. I also got the inside of the bed rhino lined.

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Great job! I really like the rhino lined, how do you do it?

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gonna look great

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Good job on the rhino liner.

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Great job! I really like the rhino lined, how do you do it?

Thanks. I spray rustoleum texture paint over black primer and then spray Nason semigloss black over it.

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Got some pulleys machined and the distributor wired with accel wires.

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Finally was able to get some time at the bench. Here is the completed engine.

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This engine looks very nice :)

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Looking good! I just started on mine

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Great looking engine...

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Any update?

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Great job on the engine! Looks great!

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Thanks guys. No update yet. Been having modeling A.D.D. and can't stay on one project. Need to figure out what wheels I'm gonna use then I can finish the chassis

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One of these would actually look pretty cool as a welder truck 4x4 dually the whole nine yards

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One of these would actually look pretty cool as a welder truck 4x4 dually the whole nine yards

I've thought the same thing. The bed would be easy to build but I wish I would have casted the previous lincoln welder that I made...that was a pain to get just right.

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engine looks great!! is that glass in line fuel filter a resistor? like ones i could find in the pull out drawers at any radio shack??

cause that looks sweet!! great work on the motor wish i had a mini lathe and knew how to machine

Great job keep it coming!!

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engine looks great!! is that glass in line fuel filter a resistor? like ones i could find in the pull out drawers at any radio shack??

cause that looks sweet!! great work on the motor wish i had a mini lathe and knew how to machine

Great job keep it coming!!

I believe they at diodes and yes I got them at radio shack

engine looks great!! is that glass in line fuel filter a resistor? like ones i could find in the pull out drawers at any radio shack??

cause that looks sweet!! great work on the motor wish i had a mini lathe and knew how to machine

Great job keep it coming!!

I believe they are diodes and yes I got them at radio shack

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