Model: (Click to see more) 58027: Ford F150 Ranger XLT
Status: Restored
Date: 15-Apr-2013
Comments: 17
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Here is my restored Ranger. I realized my Sand scorcher restoration left overs were actually Ford Ranger bits, namely the wheels which were the correct deep dish ones and some body mounts. So I decided to convert it to a Ranger and sit my mk1 scorcher shell on a nice re release i got recently, which has a lovely chrome stinger and alloy wheels.
My first mistake was having no patience and buying the first ranger shell that came up. I paid far too much for a pretty rough shell. It had a broken off front corner. broken rear lights, sanded rear arch corners extra holes and a rough grille but worst of all the mounting tabs for the rear body were broken off. I did not know this was such an issue until I put the body on and obviously it wobbled all over. I came up with a good solution of cutting slots in the bed and cutting new mounts from plastic which fitted into the slots.I finally cut the triangle fillets to make them look something like they should. They aren't perfect but a good rescue job. I made rear lights and continued stripping/ fibre glassing and preping for several weeks until finally it was ready to paint. I finished it in Ford Azure blue metallic. After which I stuck the side decals and finally lacquered over the top.
The grille was re chromed and detailed and there you go. I have decided not to add all the stickers.
tell us what you think,
Cheers.

Chuffed with the colour Rough shell and scorcher new lugs scratch built 1 side view 1 1 1 1 1

Comments

JWeston

15-Apr-2013

Nice restore. Looks great The Ranger, for me, always stands out a mile on the TC homepage. My fave SRB.

Grumpy pants

15-Apr-2013

Great looking model with some really nice touches to it. The Azure blue works very, very well too.

BigDuke

15-Apr-2013

Thanks fellas. I had this chassis running last year with the orange body but its retired now! Im going to run the re release and let the orange one go.

SRB Bloke

15-Apr-2013

Nice rescue, great Ranger... Please join my SIG [Click here]

oldie

15-Apr-2013

Very classy looking.

MAD-BEE

15-Apr-2013

Real sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr duke

16-Apr-2013

WOW!!! nice job on the ranger

Crash Cramer

16-Apr-2013

I think it is an amazing work of art and can empathize on the money pit as I still don't have a blue driver head, but I believe I have all the correct parts for the proper Ranger bodyset minus decals. I also think it deserves a better rear bumper. I guess I better dig around and see if I have a spare, but I don't believe I do.

BigDuke

16-Apr-2013

Thanks again everyone. I still have not done a new build since I got back into these, so time to crack open 1 of those boxes and enjoy some clean parts for a change.

sturge

16-Apr-2013

Looks the poodles plums buddy
Great resto you have done here, and the colour works well on this bodyshell. Gotta say, I think the ranger is my favourite srb . Cheers Paul

SteveAdair

16-Apr-2013

I'm normally one for running all my RC, but in this case I'd happily make an exception. A beautiful shelf queen !

mr alan

16-Apr-2013

Beauty!!!!!!

KEV THE REV

16-Apr-2013

This looks ace , I like the side decals against the blue , a very nice finish all round

RallyeBaz

17-Apr-2013

That's a cracker. Top work

SHY69

17-Apr-2013

Wow! Just perfect!!!

BigDuke

17-Apr-2013

Thanks again for all the great comments. I agree that the rear bumper is not great and was going to paint it with the paint I used for the grille, but then thought it reflected the hard life the car has had before so left it. I find the cars that have been run and aren't perfect have more charm in some ways than a new build. Looking forwards to doing a Lancia 037 new build next though, which I probably won't run either.By the way just realized my Porsche 959 runner had photo of the month on Tamiya 101 so thanks to everyone who voted for that.

berman

17-Apr-2013

Fantastic job. Looks great!


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