'79 Ford F-250 4wheel drive
Basket case rebuild
This truck I receved as a freebie. It was dirty and nasty and had been sitting ijn an open box sisassembled for apparantly some time. It was originally a first issue AMT Bigfoot monster truck and still had most of the stock 2 wheel drive parts with it along with all the bigfoot tires and suspension. The 4X4 setup was taken from an old '84 GMC truck that was parted out. I reconfigured the supercharged 460 engineinto a more streetable form. The hod naturally had a huge hole cut out for the blower. So instead of trying to plug the hole i went with a cowl induction hood scoop. it was finished off with the new and improved Bare Metal Foil, and i must say it definatly is improved!! The paint is Duplicolor Royal Blue acrylic enamel. It was quite a fun priject to do as i love restoring and rebuilding old models! Enjoy!
Man, I really like this...
I'm not really a pickup truck person, but I really, really like this truck a lot. It seems stupid to say a custom pickup this size is "subtle", but it kind of is! I love how it's painted that nice mid-blue with no screaming flames or anything. I think it also really complements the model because it does a good job of disguiding the hood cowl - I didn't actually notice the hood cowl until I looked twice, which makes the truck look almsot stock at first glance - but then you realise it's actually a total sleeper.
Plus, it's really original - I've never seen a truck with a hood cowl like this before, it's such an unusual choice and it just works really well. As a matter of personal choice, I'm the biggest fan of shortened exhaust pipes on anything, even factory Challenger T/As and the like, so I would have gone for a different exhaust setup, but the red looks good against all the blue. The presentation is great too - you could actually have left it as a WIP and made the second pic the display, it looks so realistic!
ETA cos I forgot to say:
It's also great that it's a '79! It's a truck you can actually find and that someone who wasn't building a $100,000 Coddington style showrod might actually customise for themselves and use, and the subtle-looking mods work really well with that because anynone who plans to use their custom truck isn't going to put $30K rims on it, or a metal-flake flame paint job.
Ford Canada, ~~~Whoo Hoo~~~
Very well done model and true to form. Many like this in Canada, less the scoop, and this is real. Nicely done and good choice of color. Presentation is great as it looks like ready to go stuff in a real shop.'A+ work'