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Post by Clutch on Wed 04 Sep 2013, 9:02 pm

Started this one about 4 months ago.
The original idea was to put as much of the Nastruck goodies into the old pickup, making a cool sleeper. But I soon realised the 1950 was really narrow compared to the Nastruck and getting the roll cage etc in there would be impossible. So I decided to cut up the body and make it fit around the frame. All this was done with the back edge of a no.11 blade.
I hung each panel on the frame and then used  temporary supports on the outer to hold the shape and then filled all gaps from the inside with strips, then I sheeted over each seem from the inside. This took ages to get right.
Every panel has been cut and altered to fit perfectly over the Nastruck frame using temporary supports and filling from the inside. The body is actually quite strong and can take some force.
There's a few pics to get you guys up to speed so I'll let them do the taking.





















I'm still fine tuning the body but I have started on the chassis. The good thing about having this body fit straight over the Nastruck chassis is the rest of the build should be pretty easy and I love how it looks!
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by DeeCee on Wed 04 Sep 2013, 9:09 pm

The first thing that came to mind was the old king gee add, "IF IT WAS ANY TOUGHER, IT WOULD RUST!!". 
Awsome work on that body mate, imagination is working over time, am really looking forward to seeing this go further.
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by Clutch on Wed 04 Sep 2013, 9:13 pm

Cheers Dale, glad you like mate.
Actually, good idea, it needs a sponsor.
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by 70cudatj on Wed 04 Sep 2013, 9:14 pm

What a cool idea...............but heck that's a big chop-up mate!!!
Good work bigthumbsup
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by Bernard Kron on Wed 04 Sep 2013, 9:44 pm

Yikes!!!! Massive construction zone here! Excellent concept beautifully executed. Loking forward to more, more, more...

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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by micsmav on Thu 05 Sep 2013, 7:25 am

wowwee Outstanding build
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by Adam Clark on Thu 05 Sep 2013, 7:41 am

That's the way mate! Move out of the comfort zone of "Oh it won't fit, new idea" (Not that you had a comfort zone Razz)
I'm loving the stance and idea, keep it up!
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by zenrat on Thu 05 Sep 2013, 8:37 am

Wow.  That's awesome (correct usage, I am in awe of your filling and sanding skills).
Excellent work.
It was a lot easier to fit a '58 Chev body over a NASCAR chassis.  I'll repost the pics...


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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by allan on Thu 05 Sep 2013, 8:58 am

Yep that's out of box idea popcorn
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by blatdriver on Thu 05 Sep 2013, 10:58 am

wowwee Great Job so far twothumbsup 
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by mgy125 on Thu 05 Sep 2013, 6:29 pm

Again...what they all said...iagree 
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by Clutch on Thu 05 Sep 2013, 9:05 pm

Thanks very much guys, glad you all like it so far, I'll keep the pics coming Very Happy 
I sure did chop the heck out of it, that was the fun part and it only took a couple days. Getting it all back together was still fun (sort of) but it took forever to get it to primer stage. The bonnet was the hardest to build because I wanted to keep the centre peek (or whatever its called). I thought the best way would be to cut the bonnet into three, that way the peek would still be there instead of cutting it in two down the middle. I think cutting it in two would've been easier, at least there would've been some angles to work with. The three pieces made it hard to get all the angles right and be perfectly matching to the other side.
Painted the chassis today, man it feels good to lay down some paint after 4 months of sanding!
Cheers!
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by Shoey on Thu 05 Sep 2013, 10:22 pm

Wow! There sure is some work put into this one!
I like alot!
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Post by Jade043 on Thu 05 Sep 2013, 11:21 pm

Nice work I admire your skill would love to be at that level
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by zenrat on Fri 06 Sep 2013, 10:47 am

4 months of sanding?
Pah, amateur.  I've been sanding a custom mini body for about 3 years and it still isn't quite right...Very Happy

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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by mgy125 on Fri 06 Sep 2013, 12:22 pm

That's nothing, my wife has been sanding the bottom of her feet for almost 60 years now and still isn't happy with them.
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by zenrat on Fri 06 Sep 2013, 12:32 pm

Is she noticeably shorter?

Mrs z uses this strange milk based stuff that makes all the dead skin soften and fall off.  It's disgusting.  Her feet end up looking like they've died and been left in a river for a week.

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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by mgy125 on Fri 06 Sep 2013, 12:41 pm

Now that you mention it she is shorter than all our children...so either they have grown or she has gotten shorter. Probably both.

Fortunately I have been spared the dead river foot look so far.
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by Clutch on Fri 06 Sep 2013, 12:48 pm

zenrat wrote:4 months of sanding?
Pah, amateur.  I've been sanding a custom mini body for about 3 years and it still isn't quite right...Very Happy
When are they ever quite right. 3 years is a bloody long time to be sanding, is there any plastic left:) 
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by silverfox on Fri 06 Sep 2013, 5:52 pm

So much great work , so much skill - gotta love this.
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by bandidomotorsport on Sun 08 Sep 2013, 4:55 am

Cool idea! I like it!

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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by blatdriver on Mon 09 Sep 2013, 11:18 am

mgy125 wrote:Now that you mention it she is shorter than all our children...so either they have grown or she has gotten shorter.  Probably both.

Fortunately I have been spared the dead river foot look so far.
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by Clutch on Wed 11 Sep 2013, 11:17 pm

The roll cage and chassis is almost stock. I had to replace the A pillars and cut the rear roll cage supports so I could slip the cab over the cage.
Painted with Tamiya - bare metal and rubber on the cage and clear smoke over light gun metal on the chassis.






Going for a grey theme with this build. A few different shades of grey, 50 maybe, mixed in with some black and silver. Body will more than likely be dark gun metal grey with black torn nose scallops.
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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by checkmate on Thu 12 Sep 2013, 12:39 am

zenrat wrote:4 months of sanding?
Pah, amateur.  I've been sanding a custom mini body for about 3 years and it still isn't quite right...Very Happy
You'd be better off using a 4 inch grinder and a flapper disc Fred, cuts sanding time right down, just need to use scratch fill primer afterwards. Wink

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Re: 1950 Ford F-1 Nastruck

Post by zenrat on Thu 12 Sep 2013, 1:48 pm

What?
On Mrs z's feet?
I don't think that would work.  She's too tickleish...

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