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PostSubject: '53 Ford Ramp Truck   Mon 25 Aug - 7:52

I was sure I had popped this on a thread on here, but can't find it - I did start it around Christmas !
I'm in the process of building it on the Truck Forum, it was originally to be a drop-side truck, but plans changed.
The '53 cab is on a scratchbuilt chassis with wheels/tyres I moulded in resin - but now it almost finished,
but still requiring mirrors, taillights and indicators on top of the front wings....here it is :







...and I must finish the Fairlane too !
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PostSubject: Re: '53 Ford Ramp Truck   Mon 25 Aug - 7:56

You must be an insomniac...... like me
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PostSubject: Re: '53 Ford Ramp Truck   Mon 25 Aug - 8:00

SWEET !!!
Seems like you showed that (door at least) in the decal post.
Nice work !
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PostSubject: Re: '53 Ford Ramp Truck   Tue 26 Aug - 10:11

You're right Clay, I knew I had posted something before.

Not quite an insomniac Bruce, - but sometimes feels like it.
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PostSubject: Re: '53 Ford Ramp Truck   Tue 26 Aug - 18:05

Nice conversion, cast your own wheels ! WOW, Now get some sleep and take some underside shots for us later. Good colour choice for a hauler.
Cheers Eh!
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PostSubject: Re: '53 Ford Ramp Truck   Tue 26 Aug - 19:25

That looks great Ron. Any chance of some chassis pics?

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PostSubject: Re: '53 Ford Ramp Truck   Wed 27 Aug - 12:31

Awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: '53 Ford Ramp Truck   Wed 27 Aug - 12:52

Wheels were cast in resin from moulds I made using wheel/tyre combo from Monograms old Land Rover kit,
and a Military pattern Italeri.
These are a couple of my first attempts, but air in the resin creates holes which need to be filled.



Chassis is made from Plastic Rod, Angle and sheet stock - using the '53 axles/springs.



Big engine fitted...and the intended body.



...and finally the ramp body was thrown together !

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PostSubject: Re: '53 Ford Ramp Truck   Wed 27 Aug - 13:24

Great looking truck. Very, very nice scratch building on the chassis. Looks perfect. Awesome truck Ron!
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PostSubject: Re: '53 Ford Ramp Truck   Wed 27 Aug - 23:16

Ramp truck is a thing of wonderment! Great work planning the whole chassis and ramp. Casting your own wheels is both a great way to save money and a point of pride in doing it yourself! Top marks on this one!
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PostSubject: Re: '53 Ford Ramp Truck   Thu 28 Aug - 5:26

Nice work Ron.

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PostSubject: Re: '53 Ford Ramp Truck   Thu 28 Aug - 14:21

Super job!!! That chassis is SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!! Did you scratch build the ramp part also?
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PostSubject: Re: '53 Ford Ramp Truck   Sun 19 Oct - 20:53

Hi Mr D,

WOW, this looks awesome Sir...

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