Model: (Click to see more) 99999: Misc.
Status: Project
Date: 23-Aug-2007
Comments: 26
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About two months ago I bought a used but still good blackfoot from a very nice guy from Austria. The body was missing the rear bumper, driver and windows, but it was unpainted and in a quite good condition. Only minor thing was that I had to fill some extra drilled holes and make the bed complete flat, but that isn’t a big deal. Overall just perfect for the project I had in my mind, a realistic and stock looking Ford pick-up!

As chassis I used a M-04L chassis with beetle wheels and smoothee buggy tires. The idea of using smoothees came from Cardesigners stunning Toyota 2000GT. Think these smoothees are almost perfect for this project, the size is just right, they have a big sidewall and aren’t too wide, only some profile is missing on it.

Maybe no windows in this car, but with the repro interior and driver from a hi-lux it looks a lot better than just the original black tinted windows and ‘small’ driver figure. I really like this driver and interior, it makes the car a lot more alive! The rear bumper came from my nib pumpkin body parts (now I need one for that body…). It uses different mounting holes but it fit’s perfect. As the chrome front grill/bumper wasn’t perfect and had some bad spots on it, I decided to give the Ford an old and rusty look. Think it suits the dull red painted body very well.

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Comments

monster_beetle

23-Aug-2007

Wow, straight to favorites. This looks awesome. Respect.

amigamad

23-Aug-2007

Looks superb i am a fan of the early ford f150 body. I am working on an f150 body .

mymonsterbeetleisbroken

23-Aug-2007

excellent scale truck, looks like something from grand theft auto!

Corpse Thrower

23-Aug-2007

That looks excellent!! Nice scale appearance!!

Moondoggie

23-Aug-2007

Looks very much like a real truck. Good work!

technical.burP

23-Aug-2007

Excellent!

GreenMan

24-Aug-2007

YES!!! This one is looking absolute gorgeous!!! Fantastik work at this favourite boby!!!

gazwilts

24-Aug-2007

spot on that mate. looks really good!

SMOKE-DOG

24-Aug-2007

Nice work. Looks just like an old school F150.

Crash Cramer

24-Aug-2007

Awesome, had to take a second look as I thought it was real. Very realistic looking, had I known you were going to harm that poor Pumpkin's bumper, I would have dug a Blackfoot one up sooner. I do like the Smoothie idea, worked superbly and will keep this in my favorites for when I finally start on my F150 project.

scollins

24-Aug-2007

Very humble and cool. Understated enough to truly make it look real. More scale than most of the Blackfoot-F150s out there-anywhere! NICE-

Wyoming

24-Aug-2007

Nice looking truck, no flash thats the kind of real truck I like to drive very honest working machine you have!

ukzz4iroc

24-Aug-2007

Brilliant- great vision and execution. Really looks top drawer!

chef_bikes

24-Aug-2007

Looks superb. Nice job!

Singapore_959

24-Aug-2007

That is SCALE RC! Thumbs well up!! Where are the hubcaps from?

focus1

24-Aug-2007

A Beutifull scale ride!

Soonsie

24-Aug-2007

Thanks for all your nice comments!!
@Singapore_959: Wheels are just stock beetle ones with some 'rust' on it.
@Crash Cramer: Don't bother about the now missing pumpkin bumper, I will find another one when I start with the (custom) pumpkin project .

delux

24-Aug-2007

WOW. A credit to you.

oldsterolli

8-Sep-2007

Hi Youri ! very nice car !!! i´m a tc-member now, too.
best regards ! oliver

Soonsie

8-Sep-2007

Oliver, nice to see you're now a member too! Looking forward to see your collection!

tuff bug

20-Sep-2007

Love that mate to me thats what its all about

Grizz NZ

28-Oct-2007

Another wheel/tyre suggestion. HPI make a good looking wheel and tyre package with their Vintage series( a heavy 5 spoke ), but you would probably need to space the front wheels out to fit the chassis. I glued two hex's together ,outside to outside, then ground one down to approximately 1/2 so that the overall length was about 1 1/2 times the original length. This combo makes the front wheel track about 5mm wider than standard, but it is not noticeable. The rears don't need spacing out as they don't foul. I have these on my M02/Pumpkin project and the body looks about the same size so they would look awesome under it.

pagedm_f350

26-Feb-2009

You have a real talent for doing regular every day vehicles, just awesome!

mongoose1983

8-Oct-2009

Amazing job. You should be awarded here on TC for making such nice mods.

BeetleOne

19-Sep-2011

Outstanding job! Final result is great! If you don't mind, I steal the body posts idea Thanks! ...

Soonsie

19-Sep-2011

Thanks beetleone! That's where the pictures are for !


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