Expendables F100 (finished)

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Expendables F100 (finished)

Postby aussie muscle » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:09 am

View finished model here
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This truck does double duty, not only in the Expendables movie, but also in West Coast Custom's show. It's a 55 Ford F-100 that WCC rebuilt for Silvester Stallone. The kit is the Monogram 1/24 55 pickup.
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First job was to chop the roof 3mm, which also required lengthening the top 2mm. i added a piece of thick styrene to lengthen it. it was then puttied over.
vents in the hood are styrene tube, careful drilling enabled the tube to sit at 90° to the edge. The door trims are redesigned and were filed flat and rebuilt from styrene. These were painted grey and black and flocked the stripes. new floor mats were made and painted grey, then i put the stallone logo (SS) on them, and flocked them.
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I sourced new wheels, which are Aoshima L162 (club linea) rims, painted black centers. the rims were wider than the tires, so i narrowed them by cutting 2mm from the rear rims. The grille was different, so was the Ford logo on the tailgate, which it turns out are 56 F100 items. i took them from my 56 wreck, the first time i've had to restore a rusty old part for a new project!
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The tray needed wheel tubs, which were made from styrene sheet, and cut about 3mm out of each side.
Suspension was modified to lower and narrow to suit. for the fronts, i cut the k frame so it could fit between the frame rails. the rear was lowered by cutting out the cross member and turning it upside-down. the axle was upside down too, lowering it further. The ends of the axle were shortened to narrow it, the blocks were then cut to narrow the axle more.
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Re: Expendables F100

Postby B61 MACK » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:28 am

look's interesting
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Re: Expendables F100

Postby Dirt Devil » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:55 pm

Thats a great looking build sofar.

The truck in the movie is amazing I hope you nail this one .
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Re: Expendables F100

Postby freakshow » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:12 pm

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Re: Expendables F100

Postby yenkoman » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:57 pm

Lookin great bravo
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Re: Expendables F100

Postby aussie muscle » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:51 am

freakshow wrote:http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1058558

i'm not going to that level of detail (I see he's spent $25 just for the rear coil-overs from RB motion). he's also using a different kit, but i'll use some of his ideas. The monogram kit isn't that detailed in the first instance.

i had to lower and narrow the rear suspension further, ended up cutting up the rear end so much i'll likely swap it out for another unit.
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Re: Expendables F100

Postby mopar68 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:13 am

Some excellent work so far AM, coming along well thumbsup
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Re: Expendables F100

Postby aussie muscle » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:31 pm

the rear axle and suspension needed to be totally rebuilt, so i did a bit of custom work
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For the engine i got a MCG dress up kit to replicate the correct edelbrock covers and air cleaner. i also added a pre-wired distributor and built a new alternator.
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finally, started on the interior. here it is mocked up, with AMT supra seats and a hand made console.
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Re: Expendables F100

Postby aussie muscle » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:40 pm

update, this is nearly finished, i just need a mercury custom grille to complete it
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The interior assembly

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interior and engine

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view of the chassis

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Dashboard installed

and a look at how it's coming.
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Re: Expendables F100

Postby B61 MACK » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:41 am

Looking good, thumbsup like it thumbsup
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Re: Expendables F100

Postby yenkoman » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:40 pm

Thats a tough lookin effy! Love it thumbsup
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Re: Expendables F100

Postby Dirt Devil » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:48 pm

I loveit it looks fantastic. thumbsup
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Re: Expendables F100

Postby Ray64 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:12 pm

Progressing well Aus 8)
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Re: Expendables F100 (finished)

Postby mopar68 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:26 pm

I agree, it's looking great so far mate.
I would happily own one of those, even though it is a Ford :P
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