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PostSubject: 1950 Ford Pickup   Wed 01 Oct 2014, 3:29 am

I decided that it is time for me to do another  rust bucket.  I'll be working from the Revell 1950 Ford pickup kit.  I got started yesterday and have made a bit of progress.







Obviously there is a long way to go.  As always comments, suggestions, criticism and friendly ridicule welcome.

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Wed 01 Oct 2014, 9:51 am

Good start on this one John.

I built this as a mild custom some time ago and found these little nicks in the wings/front valance join, very annoying....



.....and had to fix them. You of course can rust them out!!! LOL

 

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Wed 01 Oct 2014, 11:13 am

Junking or making a beater out of a PU Is cool. Just weren't meant to be trailer queens.
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Wed 01 Oct 2014, 2:30 pm

The wear and tear is looking great so far, John.  Don't forget to wear the paint out at the tops of the fenders.  My dad had a '53 Dodge that had a nice shiny paint job, but the fenders were rubbed through at the tops from him leaning over the engine compartment a lot.  

The black primer even looked good when it was waxed.  
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Wed 01 Oct 2014, 5:05 pm

Good project and a great start.
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Thu 02 Oct 2014, 1:52 am

Don't know how you can get these rust buckets to look so good(?) so fast. Have to disagree with Al on the seam though. While the Revell seam is deeper than it should be that is a panel joint that Ford didn't try very hard to hide.
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Thu 02 Oct 2014, 2:01 am

Great start John !

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Thu 02 Oct 2014, 3:30 am

Thanks for the kind comments guys. I should have some more progress tomorrow.

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Thu 02 Oct 2014, 10:22 am

I wasn't reffering to the seam Dave. That is quite correct. I was reffering to the little nick at the edge of the arch. It's just not there on the original real deal.


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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Thu 02 Oct 2014, 4:53 pm

I think now the body is pretty much done.  There will probably be a little more weathering as the build progresses, but I want to stop before I get to the point of having too much.









The body may or may not need further work.  At the present time I am moving on to the engine and chassis.  As I am not using  the flathead with the Ardun heads on this build I may have to do some fabrication  to install the 40 Ford flathead that I am using.  We shall see what we shall see.

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Thu 02 Oct 2014, 5:05 pm

Very, very good - like the missing letter off the front panel - nice touch!
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Thu 02 Oct 2014, 5:36 pm

That bed looks great. I am liking that.
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Thu 02 Oct 2014, 5:47 pm

Looks just like it has been sitting in the desert sun John! Nice work.

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Fri 03 Oct 2014, 11:44 am

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Fri 03 Oct 2014, 3:46 pm

Very nice John. Besides the missing letter on the front, I also like the broken grille bar. Another nice realistic touch! Great job on the weathering.
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Sun 05 Oct 2014, 3:33 am

Hi John,

Very, very nice Sir, may I ask if you could maybe do a 'how to' on how you aged the body please, when you have a spare moment...

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Sun 05 Oct 2014, 6:03 pm

Andy: Unfortunately I didn't take progress photos when painting the truck. I will try to put together a step by step without photos in the next day or so. Got some family matters going so I will have to work this in.

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Sun 05 Oct 2014, 6:12 pm

Got some progress made.  





The chassis and wheels are 80% done.  I am going to have to fabricate the exhaust system.  The chassis and the wheels were aged using clear flat acryl and real rust.







The body is virtually done.  Aging was done with clear flat acryl, real rust and Bragdon powders.  There is still detail work to be done, but not much else.

This is probably it for the next week or so. A new great-granddaughter arrived last night and G-Gramma (SWMBO) says we are going to get acquainted.

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Sun 05 Oct 2014, 7:24 pm

A new great-granddaughter arrived last night and G-Gramma (SWMBO) wrote:

Hey!! she arrived at last!!! No need for inducing I hope?

CONGRATULATIONS GRAMPS

Congratulations to your grandson and his wife too,!!


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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Sun 05 Oct 2014, 7:31 pm

The kit exhaust leaves a lot to be desired when compared to the real deal........





...... (can you guess which is which?? LOL) so something needed to be done to achieve a little more realistic effect. Not finished but on it's way:



The kit was second hand off eBay and had been started. As a result, there are at least two parts missing. The first is the little angled dizzy attachment that fits on the cambox. So I had to make one up. Fiddly, but not difficult.

The other know missing part is the right rear engine mout which will, I think, be quite difficult to replicate, so I may just make two scratch built ones instead.

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Sun 05 Oct 2014, 8:18 pm

Al, I hate to tell you this, but I think you had a Geezer moment...
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Sun 05 Oct 2014, 8:21 pm

Sam: He does that occasionally, but I think it's still okay to let him out by himself.

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Sun 05 Oct 2014, 8:41 pm

John, so you switched your pickup engine to a Bugatti straight 8? Seems like you might have to yank out the grille to get the thing to settle in.

Seriously John excellent work all around. The drive shaft seems to be angled. Is it the photo or an issue with the kit?
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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Sun 05 Oct 2014, 8:46 pm

Kit issue Dave.  Not too noticible when the body is in place.

CORRECTION--CORRECTION!!!

Not a kit issue Dave --- A John issue.

Installed the rear end upside down.  And to think I inferred that Al is senile.  Sorry Al.  

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PostSubject: Re: 1950 Ford Pickup   Sun 05 Oct 2014, 10:01 pm

Oh boy!!! and what's worse, I can't think of a single excuse to justify it!!!



Hah!!! that makes me feel better. Not a lot but a little!!! LOL

Truck is looking good John and I'm looking forward to getting the Bragdon Powders from you.

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