I'm strating with the humdrum basics today. First 2 things happening at once 1)Making a "Build Refrence Book" of Screencaps and "Behind the Scenes" shots and B2TM shots (similar to the book I made for the Bat) and 2)Get 'er runnin', basic clean up and evaluation of systems. The block is freshly painted Ford Blue......... Um, but so is the Dist. Cap, Plug Wires, Aircleaner (including parts of the element), but the rest of the bay seems to have escaped overspray.......... Too dark last night for a pic of the mess.
Justice: I agree. I had an old 65 Chevy, but I like these far better, probably my favorite 60's/70's truck style.
MadMat: Sweet 69 Ranger clone! Bet that 390 kicks some butt. My longbed had the 390 FE Auto, but I got a downgrade in the deal for a 302 4 speed.... Still fuel economy will be better unless I toss the 351C or 460 in. I thought this was the Correct 1972 Grille from what I had learned, but if it is from a 70, it is still the right one from the film.
HUMVEE: Thank you for the Kudos and reassurance! I am sure I will need it in the months to come. I had to do the F100 Cobra as the second MM vehicle too! Can you see this thing hauling the Red XA (on a trailer of course, not in the sling), what a sight! Ill try to take it one task at a time.
Sadly, I only have 1 "Correct" rim on the truck, look close at the other rim on the back (got one more of those and another off rim) so I am going to have to seek out the corect rims and some good rubber on CL or someplace, maybe I can find some $10 rims too! The Quad dartgun is going to be fun, I may even try to have it fed by compressed air (bad idea but cool). Its hard to tell from the shots of the Truck (some of the B2TM shots are revealing), but the windshield and door side parts lok like simple aluminum channel frames pop riveted to plexiglass (the doors open, but do the side glass roll down?). Ill try to go for that look with a bit better materials. I am thinking I might have some serious rollbar parts made (in case I roll it during a Roadwar taker chase)......and there is LOTS of diamond plate in that truck, they fabricated the "tow bed" from a shortie and D.P. (cut out rust, add Diamond Plate). The roatating light might be an O.K. special order from MMC with an Amber dome instead of Max's blue, closer examination is required.
I did mean the November Roadwarrior 4x4 weekend in Cali... COOL! extra time, Every extra day counts! Found that out building the XA for Roadwar NW, Barely made it! How cool will that be, 3 of the Muarder vehicles, with the Humungus Machine as the Vanguard!!! and a host of ratted out 4x4's and other vermin inspired rigs........... I am already drooling, get my camera!
nfpgaskmask: Oh YEAH! It would eb cool to see your XC project up here. DO IT, I am sure I am not the only one who needs inspiration by living vicariously in the projects of others! I know how the WAIT is, but man will you be stoked when May comes around!
TheDarkOne#1: Thanks, it was a matter of paitnece and not starting on the "wrong" truck I had for over 2 Years!
"We'll see you on the road scag, We'll see you like we saw the nightrider!!!", "Perhaps its a result of anxiety...." MFP1