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1935 Ford "Dearborn" C.O.E ,Bogie Drive Car Hauler.

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Here is what I will be using to get the interior right. This seat is from the Lindberg 34 Ford Pickup. I will be splitting the base in two. The interior bucket is from the other 37 pick up. I was going to cut this one up to use for the door trims on the other one but I have decided not to. I don't like butchering perfectly good parts if i can avoid it. Once I have removed the bench seat from the other bucket I will still need to find some corners to make up the bottom of the door trims. To do this I may just make a small mould of the top corner of this bucket and cast a pair of corners to add the the first bucket. I am also thinking of keeping the seat half removable to that the petrol tank can be seen.

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Speaking of the petrol tank, that will be a whole other task, I could easily just add the seat and forget it but since I want this build to me as accurate as possible I will be scratch building one and adding it. The other thing I will need to do is change the steering wheel to a four spoker. Before I do any of this i will get to completing the lower part of the cab and grill.

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;) Got yourself a nice little project going on, here....Great job, so far.....What a funky looking little truck..... ;)

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Hey Guys.

Thanks for all the positive comments and as far as left or right hand drive builds go, I will be keeping it Left Hand Drive, as we did not have these early C.O.E,s over here. As far as the truck in the image goes I will be a doing a right hand drive build of it further down the track minus the weathering.

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Hey Guys.

Another update and some more work done. The main task was to finish assembling the lower cab section. I added a 1mm strip to the end because there was a gap on this side.

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I checked the fit on the other side too and was satisfied enough to put the unit together. As I outlined at the beginning of the build, there are actually two kits I am using.

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And here is the other one. This will be the actual cab that will be transformed. The other one is just a guide but I will keep it together because the grill is glued into place and it will be easier to make the hood from this one. The blue cab will need most of the front from the A pillars forward removed once the hood has been made.

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The side view shows how the lower cab section fits, still a bit of filling to do but once that is done I can begin adding detail to it.

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The other thing I will need to do with this section is add a flange for it to lock into the cab, thats once I have cleaned up the inside.

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The final image shows how I will construct the grill. The grooves in the running board act as perfect spacers.

The next task will be to finish off the lower cab section and to start on the grill.

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Hey guys.

I spent the afternoon filling in the gaps on the lower cab section, first using scrap strips of plastic which were glued in place and then sanded down.

With that done I layer down a thick layer of auto putty front and back.

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I also test fitted over the chassis. You will notice these fenders have the floor removed, these will be the fenders I will be using for the COE's. The other fenders are for the the conventional truck.

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While waiting for the putty to dry I got stuck into constructing the grill. I placed a piece of modelling clay at the end of the running board to hold the lengths of tube in place, at the other end used a scrap of balsa as a base to glue the lengths to.

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Here is how it turned out. Unfortunately I can't finish it due to the fact that I ran out of tubing, I will get some more at the end of the month in the meantime there are plenty of other things to finish including the cab.

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The remaining task was to sand back the lower panel. The next task will be to create a belt line for the panel and continue refining it.

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i love this building progress... nice work...

seems this kit has fitting issue....

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Hey guys.

Firstly thanks for all the comments and as Henry so rightly pointed out there was an alignment issue at the rear to deal with. The panel was a little wider than it should be. So I narrowed it slightly. Sorry there are no photos but I will put them up tomorrow. I have decided to attach the side flanges to the bottom of the cab rather than the panel so the panel will lock into place with the cab a lot easier. So that will be the next task.

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Hey Guys. I finally put the flange for the cab together. I started by cutting the pieces for the side.

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