- Jun 14, 2016
- Reaction score
- San Antonio
Without the lift and painted green and that's my grandfather's truck. One of the first vehicles I ever drove. No license, just shoveling out the barn and fertilizing my grandparents' one acre garden.1 On the Hole and 4 On the Floor
In an effort to maintain momentum and perhaps attract some more builders, I will continue to post updates on my 1OH4OF build. I'm also possibly going to change the name as well, so stay tuned!
I bought the little Monster Truck toy at Goodwill for $1.29, and was really pleased to find just what I wanted for wheels and tires to turn my '50 Chev pick up into a bonified ratified monster truck. I also found after a couple attempts at mounting the wheels, that I needed to use the 'suspension' pieces of the toy as well. Trying to 'lift' my spirits, as it were.
Hacksaw and box cutter were my friends to slice and dice up the toy car to get what I needed.
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As you can see, I ran a screw through the 'suspension' piece, and into the axle hole on the '50 Chev chassis. Then mounted the axle and wheel / tire from the toy through it's original axle hole.
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Pretty happy with the stance. I also inserted the 'glass' in the cab, and then sprayed the whole truck (minus the tire / wheels) with a Matte Clear to tone down any shiny that might be left. It actually looks duller in person, the overhead florescent lights add the glare.