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78 Ford Pulling Truck / Update 2/25/15

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This is my current project, 78 Ford Firestone kit by AMT. I don't have the skills that most of you do so don't be to critical, lol. Never mind the tail lights, they are not done.

Of course it's built from a few kits and some scratch building.

Here is it's current state, updates to follow. Thanks for checking it out.

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Very cool! I've always said this kit is a perfect candidate for a pulling truck! I have a '72 Chevy puller project from long ago. This may give me the motivation to get back in on it.

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Very cool! I've always said this kit is a perfect candidate for a pulling truck! I have a '72 Chevy puller project from long ago. This may give me the motivation to get back in on it.

That 72 Chevy would be a great pulling truck, would like to see it. Dig that thing out and jump in!

Thanks for the kind words guys.

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I Follow 2 different pulling circuits in my area of the Upper Ohio Valley (Ohio State Tractor Puller Asso and Power Pulling Productions). And I love anything with a big motor. I'll be watching this build.

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Hey guys,

Here is a small update on the truck. I mocked up the engine and transmission where I wanted them, made the weight box and added the sled stops in the rear. Body is ready for paint but haven't really decided on a color yet, thinking a dark gray or the like. Also, not happy with the bed cover, probably going to use a thin piece of black vinyl.

Never mind the tape, it's to hold the grill on, lol!

Hope you like the pics. Thanks for looking, negative comments are welcome.

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Another small update, got the engine detailed, put the rear hitch on with the height adjustment and got the truck in primer. Waiting to paint the frame until I can find a suitable fuel tank for the front. I have a few but they are too small, just doesn't look right. Any of you guys have an idea of a scale tank I could use?

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Looks great! Not much of a Ford fan (I'd Still drive one lol) but totally my favorite body style on their trucks ^_^

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The Madd Mudder kit has a beer keg converted into a fuel tank, it's much bigger than the small drag tanks you usually see. The kit its very expensive but someone used to cast the tank, maybe post a thread in the resin section about it. The Ninja Turtles and Jurrasic Attack monster truck kits also come with a modern fuel cell that woud be appropriate for this build.

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Thanks for the advice Brian, yeah, wish I had a PullDozer tank. Very expensive just for a tank, lol.

I'll try over in the resin section.

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B-n-lresins.com makes the tanks weights and other pulling parts. Nice job so far I just started a 70s ford puller myself

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B-n-lresins.com makes the tanks weights and other pulling parts. Nice job so far I just started a 70s ford puller myself

Thanks for the compliment, hope your are going start a thread on your puller.

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Looks great! Not much of a Ford fan (I'd Still drive one lol) but totally my favorite body style on their trucks ^_^

Thanks for the kind words.

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I'm a Big Truck Pulling Fan, And I would Say that you are doing a GREAT JOB !!! Keep it coming. RJ

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Thank's Ray J! I use to go to quite a few when I was a kid with my parents. I have always thought these trucks look pretty cool the way they are set up.

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