I'm definitely not knockin it, it's a cool truck and you did some tremendous work on it... but I just have to know one thing... why didn't you just buy a chev?
That would have been way to easy! hahaha I knew I was going to get asked that once I did this project. I was looking at the older 70s ford grills to see if I could make it work on this truck and I couldn't because everything is at an angle like this \ in the front of the truck. So I was trying to find something that also had round headlights and I forgot about the chevy till I saw it sitting at the junkyard. Man I could go crazy at a junkyard with all the old vehicles there. I could probably just build one there in a few hours with acouple buddys haha I was looking for an international scout grill but they only had one scout down there. And the whole front end is one piece on that one so I couldn't do that either. But I did take the headlights off it hahaha. But I never would have thought in a million years that a 70s chevy grill would fit on front of a ford pretty good haha. I enjoy just getting in the garage an building something. And once you see the outcome of what you built, its like wow, Did I really just build that? haha It was sorta like when I was in modding trucks for haulin and pttm days, its fun just to create something and say that you did it. Except zmod was a lot easier hahaha
Yeah that makes sense mick. The only reason why I asked is because I seen a older box style s10 once with round headlights and it got me thinking... It would look pretty good as a stepside.
But yeah, the round headlights turned out better than i thought. I thought it would look pretty mickey mouse but turns out it's quite the opposite and looks quite good.
Yea I know what ya mean. The older square body s-10s look pretty bad ass with round headlights. But thanks for the comment. And thanks dm for the comment also. It's crazy to think of what the truck first looked like when I first bought it till now.. Haha
It needs spot welded yet and then all the bondo and fiberglass comes in. Plus I got to stretch out the front of the hood to match up with the ranger hood. Then I have to cut th rest of the chevy hood to get the front pieces for the center. So ill have a full size chevy hood converted on a ranger hood after its all done haha
Damn I wish I had a shop to tear my 359 down in. Probably going to do the rear ends in the driveway. I really need to start working on my Sonoma again. 97 single cab. You can see it in some of the 359 pics. My brother threw a rod through the 4.3 so we figure there's no better way to fix that than put a 383 in its place.
Them that don't know him won't like him, and them that do sometimes won't know how to take him.
Just a mock up of the hood on the truck. Probably only going to do 2.5 to 3" tall cowl rather then the 4".
Starting to mold the hood alittle. Getting it all ready before we weld it. My buddy I work with is giving me a hand with this project. So it should turn out pretty sweet.
Got some new wheels for this truck also. Only paid $150 for all 4. They are $81 for one rim on summit racing. So i think I got a pretty good deal on them. If you look in the first pic, I did get the front rims on it. Havent done the back yet because my tire machine that I have doesnt do tires as big as my rear tires so I have to take them to a garage to change.
Moose78: @dogebilt Yeah, that's what I'm in the process of learning.
Feb 21, 2020 16:33:13 GMT -6
FulGor3: Going in was like,"Alright, I am older now, I am more mature and have more patience, I can do it." After opening Blender reality kicked in that I smoked too much pot over the years. It is going to take me a lot longer than I expected.
Feb 17, 2020 14:30:32 GMT -6
FulGor3: I decided to pick up modeling again, and my goal is to get as far as making my own trucks rather than just parts.
Feb 17, 2020 14:28:48 GMT -6
Ritchie: Haha I don't have the same patience I had as a teenager for that anymore
Feb 16, 2020 22:37:18 GMT -6
Dogebilt: blender is free you just got to take the time to learn how shitty it is
Feb 15, 2020 20:34:53 GMT -6
Ritchie: I hear ya but no time anymore for that lol. And aint paying for zmod
Feb 14, 2020 14:40:26 GMT -6
Moose78: Not gonna lie, I've had the itch to get back into modding again...
Feb 6, 2020 15:46:34 GMT -6
dm4472: whats up guys\
Jan 31, 2020 0:00:11 GMT -6
bigrigdriver1221: Its crazy, I used to come here all the time. Ive since been OTR and now im back local lol just drop by every once and a blue moon to see whats going on. I hope all of you have had a blessed Sunday.
Jan 19, 2020 13:10:51 GMT -6
Mike Litoris: Forums just aren't the thing anymore, it's all about social media groups. Easier to beg for mods on there I guess lmao.
Jan 19, 2020 11:05:30 GMT -6
kletusklank: Hey guy's. Been quite a while since ive been here
Jan 16, 2020 8:20:59 GMT -6
-=Bora=-: Well, members are the ones to keep this place active. SO GET ON IT..!!
Jan 14, 2020 9:26:19 GMT -6
Darrell: yup, sad how dead this place is.
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fld200: we're still here are we?
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