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Revell 56 Ford F-100 Demon II-Engine Build Up-09/11

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Revell 56 Ford F-100 Demon II-Engine Build Up-09/11
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:49 PM

I was invited to a 3 month "Anything from the 50's" build off at another site so I put all builds on hold to concentrate on that project. I've got a couple of ideas bouncin' around in my head about another modernized "Street Demons" build but this one will be centered around the Foose platform. I'll see what I can come up with to tweak things / shake things up a bit with this one.

 

In order to stay within the 3 month guideline for the online contest at another site I'm going to have to go mostly OOB with this one with the exception of a couple of changes. I'll be going with the OOB engine but may stray from the OOB color scheme on it. Secondly, I cannot stand the wheel / tire set up in the box so I've already made the necessary mods to accept the wheel tire arrangement while still using the OOB suspension with a tweak or two.


After playing around with the stance and finding some lower profile front skinny tires for it I've got the look narrowed down.

 

I'm thinking a deep black paint job with some silver tinted ghost flames. Yeah........we'll be calling this one.............Demon II

 

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, August 18, 2017 6:55 PM

Doin some plastic surgery . 

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, August 18, 2017 8:49 PM

crown r n7

Doin some plastic surgery . 

 

A little..........really. I only have 3 months to get this one done so I cant and wont go hog wild like usual.

 

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Posted by DUSTER on Friday, August 18, 2017 11:19 PM

It's like that  "days of voo" cause, I swear  I've seen this  build some where before 

Steve

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, August 19, 2017 6:07 PM

Hey Joe,

I just picked this kit up last week at Hobby Lobby. I will definitely be here the entire build to see the amazing job you do with her. I have no doubt this will be another one of your well detailed and built projects. Enjoy, and I can't wait too see what you do.

Hunter

  

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, August 21, 2017 1:56 PM

DUSTER

It's like that  "days of voo" cause, I swear  I've seen this  build some where before 

 

Ok smarty! It aint that one. Wink

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, August 21, 2017 2:00 PM

Hunter

Hey Joe,

I just picked this kit up last week at Hobby Lobby. I will definitely be here the entire build to see the amazing job you do with her. I have no doubt this will be another one of your well detailed and built projects. Enjoy, and I can't wait too see what you do.

 

Heya Hunter! Glad to see you around buddy. You will not be disappointed with this kit. It looks to build up very well OOB. Glad to have you on board. Yes

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, August 21, 2017 2:37 PM

 I was at home for two days last week sick. While I wasn't feeling good I thought I would do something that made me feel better, mood wise anyhow.

I started by tackling pretty much the only modification that I'll be undertaking with this project which'll be mini tubbing out back for the larger meats that I'll be throwing under the back and narrowing the rear end. I robbed the tubs from the AMT 65 Nova kit which is now my "go-to" for all Pro Street projects it seems.

I made the necessary cuts in the bed floor and the bed sidewalls. The cuts are a little dicey but they'll be hidden on the topside by a tub and on the bottom by a giant ass tire.

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and then made the necessary cuts to the Nova chassis and cut the width of the tubs down to size as well as trim/ clean all the edges of the tubs up.

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Here we are test fitted and ready to go. This is about a weeks worth of work normally that I've now got out of the way.

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Rear end is narrowed and set further upwards into the chassis in the name of lowering it even more. Had to make a number of mods to get the tire to fit in the fenderwell but I got it done. Here's the way it's going to sit in there:

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I've got an order in now for a Texas license plate that reads "DEMON II" and a decal for the rear window and front bumper that'll be clear except for the graphics and will look like so. Sorry Dodge fans.....it was just too dang appropriate!;)

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Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:56 PM

 

Waa-Hoo let-er-rip- tortilla chip      

 

Steve

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:16 PM

Joe,

I am not surprised on the progress you have already made. I really enjoy your WiP's for the sure fact of all the mod's you make on each one. I keep learning something new every time you build a kit. Can't wait for the next installment!

R.I.P. AMT Nova Kit LOL

Hunter

  

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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:17 AM

Alright Joe, I'm all tuned in for this episode of " Joe turns out another awesome Ford truck". Looks to be one boss of a build. I'm especially looking forward to seeing how your paint job turns out. 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, September 02, 2017 12:16 PM

Thanks Steve, Hunter and Joe!

Rear suspension completed. I had to shorten the shocks a lot to match up with the differential reposition up into the chassis as well as relocate the links on the inside of the frame instead of the outside.

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This kit is the perfect platform for a Pro Street kind of look. Just look at all the beef from the rear of the truck.

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A frontal oncoming view:

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and the going away view: I'm VERY happy with the outcome so far.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, September 02, 2017 12:30 PM

back on the saddle !

 

 

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, September 03, 2017 11:56 AM

Yezzir!!!!

 

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Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, September 03, 2017 12:21 PM

Oh yeah. You got it going on now Brudder. Total Bad A look to it already.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by Hunter on Sunday, September 03, 2017 12:27 PM

Ok sir, she is really starting to look like one bad mother already. I can only image how the rest of this build will turn out. Wonderful work so far buddy!!

As stated, I picked up the same truck at Hobby Lobby for $17.20 (40%of cou-pin)LOL and got the other two at a yard sale for $6.00. The old boy saleing them stated his wife was making him clean out his stash, and they MUST go. Felt sorry for the gentleman.

Hunter

  

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, September 04, 2017 8:27 AM

Aw , Mustang 1989 ;

 You blew away the most iconic question in todays lexicon . Well some time back anyway .Looking at your truck from the back , no one can dare ask " Where's The Beef " cause you can clearly see where it is . Darned nice work so far . T.B.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, September 04, 2017 7:35 PM

Thanks Joe, Hunter and Tanker Builder.

Hunter: Man whadda score!! I've seen the 68 Firebird built up as a very nice build. The Foose truck, well you know where I stand with that!! That Chevelle is packed with goodies. A big block that's got a very nice tunnel ram set up. The carburetors suck but you can get some nice and crisp replacment Holleys from the aftermarket world. The rear suspension is tops and has got some killer rear tires complete with the white lettering already on 'em. Just can't beat it for either a donor kit or a stand alone build.

 

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 7:14 AM

mustang1989

Thanks Joe, Hunter and Tanker Builder.

Hunter: Man whadda score!! I've seen the 68 Firebird built up as a very nice build. The Foose truck, well you know where I stand with that!! That Chevelle is packed with goodies. A big block that's got a very nice tunnel ram set up. The carburetors suck but you can get some nice and crisp replacment Holleys from the aftermarket world. The rear suspension is tops and has got some killer rear tires complete with the white lettering already on 'em. Just can't beat it for either a donor kit or a stand alone build.

 

Thanks Joe....when I get ready to build the Chevelle I'll get with you to get some good idea's for the aftermarket parts. Now, hurry up and get the garage done so you can get back on "The Demon" lol Big Smile

Hunter

  

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 7:24 AM

Oh the garage is the work in progress over time. The Demon II has the priority right now because of the time limitations of the contest. No worries......I work on it every day.Wink

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, September 11, 2017 1:01 PM

I've started on the engine build up for this truck and have to say that it's a fairly complete engine with lotsa detail. The only thing I didn't like about it was that stoopid hole in the oil pan for the metal axle to go through. Such a good kit so far too!!! I can't imagine why Revell thought that this was a good idea. Oh well, I filled the holes in and moved on.......................

Progress so far:

 

 

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:23 AM

Hey !

 Is that gonna fit in there ? If so it's gonna be one B.A. Pickumup !

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Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:29 PM

It all be lookin' good so far. Fine job on patching the oil pan.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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