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Old 02-26-2010, 10:30 AM
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My styrene came in yesterday, all 16 sq ft of it



So now I can begin on my once owned dream truck....and it's mini twin. First off I did lots and lots of searching on dimensions, sat down with a pad, pencil, and a few sheets of poster board, and finally cut out my design.
First here is a pic of the look I'm going for, lost all my pics of my truck due to a marvelous windows vista temper tantrum, but this truck is the same color as mine at least. Mine had 9 inch lift in the front, 8 in the back, 429 w/4 speed, and 38x15.50R15LT swampers. Anywho, here is the inspiration (kinda) and my first template.



And here is the size comparison to the 1/8 JK body



And here is the body I will be duplicating, but making it into a long bed. I couldn't bring myself to cut this one up, the truck is still mechanically sound for being 19 years old. Its an old Radio Shack 4x4 2 speed...slow and super slow, that was capable of climbing 35 degree hills. (Anymore and it would flip over backwards) So in a way it was one of the early crawlers, so I would rather duplicate it than cut it up.





Got the first pieces of the cab etched out on the styrene, will start cutting them out soon. Thinking of getting the bartos chassis engine kit, but not sure if it would look scale in this? Technically speaking the truck is literally 1/10th scale, right down to the 13.3 inch wheelbase (1:1 is 133") so if anyone has some info on those bartos engines, wondering if the big block kit would fit properly in this build. The engine bays in these old fords are massive anyway so it probably work, but any help would be appreciated.

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Old 02-26-2010, 10:41 AM
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That looks like a promising start on the new truck. Can't wait to see the build up of it.

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Old 02-26-2010, 11:00 AM
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Oh look......a seat down in front!

I'm with this build all the way!!!
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Looking good man!!!Where did you get the styrene from? How much a sheet if you dont mind?
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Looking good man!!!Where did you get the styrene from? How much a sheet if you dont mind?
I picked it up from Kanyon-crawler on ORCRC's website, its .060 @ $1.99 a sq ft
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Small update, got a good sketch-up of the grille going now, don't mind the random ink marks, not much of an artist, therefore shouldn't do things in pen, but oh well, here it is.
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Wow that is alot of Styrene! Is it all the same thickness? Looking great! Dont mind sending me some would ya?
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Wow that is alot of Styrene! Is it all the same thickness? Looking great! Dont mind sending me some would ya?
It is all .060, I want it "Built Ford Tough" lol. I thought about .080 but I'm not going for a scale 3/4 weight, .060 should be strong enough but not too overly heavy. As far as sending some out, may have to wait and see what I have left, I've got a few builds in mind after the F-250s....
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This is going to be an excellent build. I am watching.

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I've got all my sides mapped out, as well as the grille and tailgate section, gonna see about using my buddies band saw to speed up the cutting process and sand and round down some pieces. Then I will use my hood, floor, roof, and back of cab templates to see if said math skills can pay the bills. If I don't end up looking like a jive-sucka for wasting time on the templates (sorry, the harlem globe trotters episode of futurama is on , then I will cut those out too. Then tomorrow I can go pick up my new scroll saw and some glue and putty and start "craftin"
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very promising start. That's LOTS of styrene...oh the white dust to follow....
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very promising start. That's LOTS of styrene...oh the white dust to follow....
That's why I want to take it to my buddies place and start there j/k
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Hey hey! A dentside Ford in the works! great start!

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Got my sides, grille, and tailgate all cut out, at least the general shapes of them. After taking the picture below I realized that I left the right side of my hood at my buddies place, but no biggie, you can get the general idea. Next thing I'm planning on doing is to etch out all the detail areas to prep for the body contour lines. Once that is achieved and I get the general form of the body then I will construct the back half of the cab to match, and the firewall, etc etc. Once all my contour lines are done I will then separate the doors from the cab to ensure that they match up with the rest of the body. So tomorrow I get to look forward to sore fingers and possible exacto knife cuts which are always a blast. That's all for now folks.
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