Model: (Click to see more) 58027: Ford F150 Ranger XLT
Status: Restored
Date: 2-May-2009
Comments: 52
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Hi Fellas,


took me some time, but here's my finished Custom Ranger.
It took me over a week to paint it. I have never put so much time and patience (which is the hardest part for me!) into a body before. I'm going to spare you all the details, but I'm really happy with the result and think it blends in well with the chassis. The colors used are TS-19 blue metallic, TS-17 gloss aluminium and TS-13 clear. Turn signals and rear lights were painted clear orange and red over silver paint.
The decals are the great Tamiyaclub (silver) repros. I wanted to achieve boxart look, but changed some decals here and there after my own liking. I have a driver figure for it, but the paint job went bad. I might add it later after redoing it.

Many thanks go out to Rad for providing the awesome alloy parts (Hmm, it does look a bit like your runner Ranger...) and many others who gave parts and inspiration to make this possible. Hope you all like it! :-)








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If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Custom SRB Ford Ranger Part 3

Comments

tuff bug

2-May-2009

Fantastic!

3clipZ

2-May-2009

O yes......very VERY nice Ranger! Good job on this one mate. Top notch.

Sayroll

2-May-2009

Been following your build waiting for the result and I must I'm really not disapointed. Very, very beautiful one, congratulations!

ranger blue

2-May-2009

A1 example, they look like catalogue pictures

Dante77

2-May-2009

Thanks guys! Getting such nice comments from top notch builders like you is the icing on the cake! Very happy!

just_a_kid

2-May-2009

now this is one nice f150 rangre nice job

Tamichael

2-May-2009

What a great body, just what this chassis deserves !!! Top job !!!!

leeglf

2-May-2009

this is perfect makes me want one now!

thelegos

2-May-2009

That's gorgeous, well worth the time you spent. Most of these never got painted at all because the body was blue, let alone get a brilliant finish like yours

sgt.barnes

2-May-2009

Stunning job on the paint. You see, a bit of paitience goes a long way. I am currently using the same techniques on my pajero for the light painting. I hope it comes out as good as this.

supergreg

2-May-2009

Rad must think we are going crazy.... top job!

Dante77

2-May-2009

Thanks again for the nice comments! Kai, this was not the last time I shopped at Rads'.

_miga_

2-May-2009

exellent version, one of the best on TC

TIMECMDR

2-May-2009

Simply Brilliant

ngbee

2-May-2009

your hard work and patience has been worth it - one of the best ford ranger's I have seen. exellent work!!

CASE1

2-May-2009

Stunning beauty! This Ranger looks perfect all the way, great build!

ukzz4iroc

2-May-2009

WOW! Great work!

Tobbe70

2-May-2009

Beautiful job Christian! I have to do some shopping by Mr. Rad too!!! Rock on!

swedishwiking

2-May-2009

Awsome body to a awsome chassis. Perfect match!
Way too nice to run, or....?

wannabe scorcher

2-May-2009

I don,t like this Ranger! I LOVE THIS RANGER! This is just top class and you have done a great job on this old classic .

RallyeBaz

2-May-2009

WOW - That's a stunner

Wilhelm

2-May-2009

This is absolutely perfect. Wonderful!

alex-digital

2-May-2009

Man, love that first pic! Amazing work!

Wyoming

2-May-2009

Very nice looking Ford, love the front guard, those old SRb bumpers look terrible but this looks amazing.

PaKoo

2-May-2009

now i see again what mine have to become......just as nice...but i need to go a long way before i'm there....but seeing these pics, worth the effort! top A+ ranger you got!

BeetleOne

2-May-2009

Wonderful job AAA+++ Amazing !!

Trexx75

2-May-2009

awesome car,great job !

CUSTOM TAM

2-May-2009

Wonderfull job !, congratualtion

pilotrcuk

2-May-2009

Wow, fantastic, amazing job - well done!! I think this is my new fave car on TC!!

Gruntfuggly

2-May-2009

Best Ranger in TC?

keven64

2-May-2009

Amazing...!

Dante77

2-May-2009

What can I say? You guys rock, thats what keeps me giving my best! This Ranger is the essence of countless inspirations I got from other members SRBs. Without those, this wouldn't be possible. Thank you.

SMOKE-DOG

3-May-2009

Nice and clean, looks real good.

technical.burP

3-May-2009

Whoho! What a nice example of a Ford Ranger F150. Amazing.

GreenMan

3-May-2009

What a great, clean, awesome looking Ranger Love it!!!! Very great job you make there and fantastic paintjob, you did!!!

moosey

3-May-2009

I could look at this all day! A perfect mix of old and new. Great work!

amigamad

3-May-2009

Absolute fantastic i love it .

rad22rad Alloys

3-May-2009

Absolutely STUNNING !!!! I am so proud this amazing example has our Alloy goodies fitted. Great work Christian and yes i have seen a very similar example to this one on my shelf at home.

Crash Cramer

4-May-2009

That is a stunner, nice work, bore us with the details. Perhaps some in process photos of the painting. I love watching paint dry.

Dante77

4-May-2009

Crash, unfortunately I forgot to take some pics during the process. If you follow the link at the bottom, you can see how the body looked before. Everything else was: filling, sanding, primer, sanding, two coats of silver, masking, two coats of blue, wetsand, painting the details, clearcote, wetsand, clearcote, wetsand, polish to mirror finish. Then decals. Done.

Henk4Focus

4-May-2009

Stunning! enough said!

slimmy

18-Oct-2009

Very nice f-150, love your choice of color. And the awesome alloy's goodies really do bring life to all the srb family.

jeffy

26-Oct-2009

Damn that's Awesome C

Baggey

10-Sep-2010

Gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dante, this is amazing. The level of detail you've achieved on this truck is staggering. And Rad Alloys to boot! Amazing!!

Dante77

10-Sep-2010

Thanks mate!
Maybe you'll also like the recent changes I made: [Click here]

axemandavva

24-Dec-2010

Great looking Ranger. I wish I could paint them like that!

Sad Sammy

9-Sep-2012

Stunning detail! I'd be over the moon to make mine look half as good as this!

slimmy

27-Sep-2012

I always love looking at this ranger. Has to be my fave of all time. Nice work christain.

Doc007

15-Jan-2019

Only recently came across this beauty Christian - but soo glad I have - Its Gorgeous . So sad that some of our master craftsmen like Rad and J-Man are no longer around but at least we have and can appreciate some of their amazing work . Stunning

Dante77

15-Jan-2019

Very true! Thanks, Doc!

3-Oct-2021

Working on a restoration of my own srb F150. I love your pictures and so many other things about what you did with it. I've been putting together my parts list and stockpiling what I need. I read in your description that there was some Tamia Club decals that you used. Is there a way you can give me any information that may help put me on the right track to locating a fresh set. I'm new to the club here so I really don't know my way around. Again thanks so much and I love what you did.

Dante77

3-Oct-2021

Thanks, mate!
Due to copyright reasons the repro decals are no longer available on Tamiyaclub.


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