M-k Ford F350 And Open Road Camper

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I've been working on this on and off since last April. It originally started as new Box Art for the soon to be re-issued Racers Wedge - Open Road Camper kit but I couldn't make RC2's deadline so I finished it just for fun. :D

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The cab is based on the M-K Ford F350 Pickup kit, built on a shortened 2WD chassis and back dated with a early style grille. The bumper guards are from scratch. The 1-ton wheels and tires are Modelhaus.

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The cab color is '77 Ford Truck code D, Copper Poly but I'm calling the truck a '76 Model. I clear coated it with PPG Omni Urethane.

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The Camper Shell is Duplicolor GM code 11 Ivory with Plymouth T5 Bronze Fire Poly and Ford Ginger Brown Poly striping.

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The Camper Shell is built Box Stock yet it was a very challenging kit all by itself. I used more BMF on the trim then any other kit I have ever built. I sealed the Camper exterior and trim with Testors Gloss Clear Lacquer.

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The wood trim is clear orange brushed over a light tan base. The rest of the interior colors are variations of the exterior trim colors.

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I added a pre-wired distributor and some engine bay parts from the M-K Bronco kit. Yes, I know the valve covers are on backwards.

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Thanks for looking, you can see some in progress photos in my Model King Fotki Album starting at the link below.

Ford F350 Camper

-Steve

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Nice build. I have seen several of these built from a brand new one to a few that had been used and abused. I can see what you mean about all of the BMF, looks like enough to drive somebody nuts LOL

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Sweeeeet......perfect color choice. Nice work!!!!!

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This is one sweet build. I've never seen this P/U or the camper either, you did a beautiful job keep it up

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WOW this is amazing!!! I love this truck! Kudos

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Beautiful build, Steve!

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Very cool!!!

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GREAT JOB , I,ED GO CAMPING IN THAT ,

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Outstanding camper! Great work on the interior, that wood graining on the cabinets is very convincing.

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Very impressive...

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Very nice work Steve ;) !

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That is very nice, great work , six years later

Holly dead thread revival.

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That is very nice, great work , six years later

Holly dead thread revival.

Thanks guys ! I should probably take some new photos as I added a few more details to it recently.

-Steve

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Nice!

Just one thing- your '76 has '77 side cowl badges in addition to the '77 color. The '76 badges were on the fender. Still, very nicely done!

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Glad this thread resurfaced, what a nice build.

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whouw , one of the best camper build i've seen , very clean !!

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very nice

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Great camper build. Even after all these years this build is still the best use of the open road camper kit I have seen.

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like it! Color and stripes working perfect. back to the 70s :D

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Excellent!!!!!!

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Fantastic!

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Excellent!!!!!!

x 2 or 3 or 4 !!! very awsome

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Couldn't be better timing for reviving this incredible project ^_^

mike

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Nice!

Just one thing- your '76 has '77 side cowl badges in addition to the '77 color. The '76 badges were on the fender. Still, very nicely done!

Thanks everyone and good info Chuck .... if the round headlamp grille is still correct I guess I'll call it a '77 F350 from now on. FYI, I just added back the missing photos that Fotki moved on me since the original post.

-Steve

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Man I love these campers. Another great one. I'm very impressed!

Scott

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