If it’s one thing I learned from forcing myself to do a “curbside” build with my recent ‘53 Pickup, it’s that you can still end up with a totally bitchin model without detailing the chassis.
I'm planning on detailing the chassis. Not going to go nuts on it. Just add a few things. When I built my '36, I almost immediately wished that I had detailed it. I'm actually thinking about taking the spare '48 chassis I have and building it with another engine to go back under it.
First painted pieces. I've decided to go with the Tamiya TS-29 Gray Green with Light Sand interior and wheels. I think it will suit it best. I gotta get more primer and the paint ordered ASAP. I have the first coat of final primer on the body. I still have a few pieces to prep and getting the chassis together should hold me until I get the primer and paint. I should have a rolling chassis pretty soon.
I got the body in the first coat of final primer and I'm out. I need to order a couple more cans and get the paint also. I did a quick mockup and I'm not that thrilled with the look. Don't know if it's just the wheels that need changed or if I need to change wheels and tires. It just doesn't do it for me. Maybe my mind will change once I get some paint on the body. Until then, I'm going to put it on hold.
You've gotten it just right! That looks better than either the stock truck or the stock car -- and the customizing improves the appearance even more. Ford should have done this styling for the truck and moved on with something more attractive for the car in those years.
WoW! That looks great, almost a “missed opportunity design” for Ford, something along these lines coulda been used as an alternative to the business coupe or tailored for light delivery business. I remember a few years back (80’s), Scale Auto mag had an article on a similarly themed pickup, theirs was an open top convertible based on the ‘48 from Testers and (I think) Monogram ‘40 pickup. It was an interesting “Phantom”, however,I like yours a whole lot better, yours takes the theme and refines the design to what it really might have been for a “Post War Ranch Pickup” that could have evolved into the Ranchero…. So maybe it’s not just a well executed custom?
Thanx Charley and Skip! I don't know. It's missing something and I can't put my finger on it. My vision of it and what it's turning out to be are two different things. It's not blending like my '36 did. I tried countless different wheels on it and nothing really worked to turn it around. It's not working like I thought it would.
I don't know. It's missing something and I can't put my finger on it. My vision of it and what it's turning out to be are two different things. It's not blending like my '36 did. I tried countless different wheels on it and nothing really worked to turn it around. It's not working like I thought it would.
I think this turned out great. But I understand your sence of missing.. check this manipulated Picture?
The door glass opening is something that's been bugging me. I was planning on using the kit's door glass and vent window. But, it's something that has to be fixed. It just looks wrong. I can make new vent window detail or I may just leave it out. Another concern is how it will effect the door panel/dash fit.
I did come up with an idea that I think will help blend it together better. I took the side trim pieces from the pickup, cut the bottom spears off (not enough room for both) and glued them to the sides of the hood. Don't know if I will cut in a slot below the spears or not. Something else I'm thinking about (Joker may wanna kill me for this one) is using the pickup's bumpers to "truck it up" a bit. Don't know if that idea will work. Just have to see which suits it best.