'65 Dodge A100 MONSTER truck build!

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  1. 67 Power Wagon

    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    So as a new member I was wondering what I to post first? Things to do to it, so.....As that new member, I'll post a "secret" to those who MAY know me from other sites. MY Avatar ought to give it away too.....LOL BUT this model well, its something I've designed from 3 models of the SAME model I have, all 3 of them will be made, differently!

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    Frame has been "beefed" up just a tad, (IF your familiar with the kit you'll know!) And then the suspension removed from the "Donor" truck to be fitted, BACKWARDS to the frame. Why "backwards"? WELL the length of the truck and I wanted to keep the "Quad-Tracks" centered in the actual wheel openings of the truck. This was done by using the "shorter" end of the suspension to the ends of the frame as these parts ARE NOT centered over the axles! All is mounted solid, and looks pretty clean, I may go back and add a bit more "beef" in and around the mounts for the suspension...

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    AFTER the frame was sort of figured out, I had thought about engine, and placement. This engine as you know is pretty big! The length is even so, as well as width. SO, I took and placed it all around in the bed to see what best "fits" the space, given and work with it. This required some pretty serious modifications. One such, was to cut off the tail cone of the Transmission, As I wanted to keep the transfer case somewhat centered in the truck, like a older built, real one.

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    Because of the engines placement, and the intent of how I'm going to complete the top end of this engine, its going to be mounted, backwards! The Blower "Hat" will not be at all. (I'm saving a few "secrets" here for a surprise when its all done!) But, there are some good ideas coming! But have a look at how wide this motor is!

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    Then the interior floor plating. I had to figure out how that was all going to work, I have yet to figure out radiator placement and such for the engine and how all of this will come together, I thought about looking into a "gator 'net" for the tailgate and putting the radiator BEHIND the engine with a couple electric fnas on it to suck or push the air though it the other way instead of the conventional way, it only needs cross flow of air to cool the fluid inside so.....

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    Then, I got an "under" shot....I think I have plenty of clearance, huh? AND there isn't any axles or Quads in place YET! I've got to build them!

    ENJOY! More to follow!
     
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    RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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    That's badass. Now you need to use that as a template to build a real one. Drive it on the street to go get doughnuts.
     
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      67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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      Rob,
      LOL donuts.... hell you wouldn't be able to reach 'em at the drive through window!!

      BUT you'd be able to clean out the gutters without have to stretch and reach them, and not even have to stand up.....

      I don't think I mentioned it, but I'm making a "Quad-Track" set up on this so there will be little triangle tank tracks where the big tires would be! Those however are going to be a BLAST to build!

      And to quote the comment on building a real one, I'd rather keep the A100 "Street"-able, and have it "stock" with a decent big block in it to cruise to Dunkin-Donuts LOL
       
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      I want this when its done lol
       
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      RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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      Why? So you can go jump ditches with it and F it all up? :burnout:
       
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      67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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      Asa,
      The model? LOL Can't do it....You can build one tho, just follow mine! LOL Altho, you might play hell finding Tank Tracks as mine will have when I get that far (I have them, but they're difficult to come by for a scratchbuild!)

      Rob,
      "Jump" ditches? Not with a model you won't be! LOL

      I'd LOVE to have a real one....Just to play in the mud! :finga:
       
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      Yes!
       
    • 67 Power Wagon

      67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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      Yes? On wha? My crazy ass thought to build a A100 into a Monster truck, with a A925 power plant, DUAL EVERYTHING?

      Crazy, not so much, but "Welcome to my PLASTIC HORSEPOWER"!!!!!!!:burnout:
       
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      LOL Is that the Little red wagon kit ?
       
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      Cool build! Check this pic out. Though more based on a L 700.
       

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      67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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      It sure was! I somehow ended up getting 2 of the same kits.....(So, surely, I wasn't going ot build BOTH into the Little Red Wagon....) I am going to look to finding a 3rd, just to make a "street" version of it......

      I thought a quad-track monster truck to shoe-horn my Doomsday Hemi (426 DOHC Hemi) into the bed, would be somehow seriously cool to do! SO, here it is!
       
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      67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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      That was built from an L700. I know of a model of the L700 but GAWD, the price is a killer, I just can't go 90 bucks for a damned model kit!
       
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      im gping to need the extra stickers if you dont want them lol
       
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      67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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      Asa,
      PM sent!
       
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      back at ya again!
       
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      So, a bit more to add to this build of mine.

      I got the engine placement, sorted, fitted, and sitting to a married Transfer Case, Originally, I was going to do a divorced transfer case, BUT the length of this model prohibits that, (to short of wheel base)

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      A LOT of hacking on the frame, building non-existent engine mounts, and cutting the floor boards out of the bed to get it all to fit in place, WHAT FUN it was!

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      THEN, the fun, I had to cut the floor boards a bit to get it all to fit PLUS after the engine was "fitted" go back, and trim the floor boards even more, to add in the exhaust the engine needed! That was fun, to do just to keep the work nice and clean!

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      With the engine in place, and sitting as close as I can get it, puts the transfer case almost mid-ship to the model. Which gives me plenty of space, to add in custom made drive shafts, as well as a "parking brake" off the top rear-most transmission connection to the transfer case. This ought to prove a fun bit of detailing for me! As I plan to use as big-a-part "Brake Drum" as I can fit in this area (pretty tight quarters!)

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      Motor still sits what seems to be pretty low slung, not that I'm complaining, BUT, it will sit low enough to just be visible when all together in the location its seen here. All this makes is adding the exhaust manifolds or Headers a bit more difficult. BUT, I'll shoe-horn them in as needed (I think, I may have that issue already sorted out to this point!)

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      My only biggest concern for this evening, was how to shoe-horn a set of either Exhaust headers in place, OR a set of exhaust manifolds....Wasn't to much "room" for error to say the least! Its a tight fit. EVEN sitting in the bed of this truck, could you imagine putting this thing in the "stock" location!? The Blower "hat" would be sticking out the roof of the cab, as it be normally in the hood! LOL (Tho, that be kinda cool I think) Not to "driver" friendly to say the least, (no room for him to sit), altho he could have a vibrating "hot seat" and sit on a valve cover I suppose! LOL

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      After all of this, I sat out to see if I could "close" up the hole that was behind the insert, of the floor inside the cab seen in a couple of posts above to make it all a hole-less floor inside the cab, A LOT has to be done underneath this and have a place to mount things such as gear shift linkage, and transfer case linkage, as well as parking brake or "viewing" brake lines as well as some sort of steering lines, (NOT sure what that may consist of yet, well see....) I also have lines to run into the dash area as well....Plus inside the cab, will be the battery location possible other items that would normally be "under the hood" so to speak, As there will only be one racing seat in this! THEN the fun, I need to add a fuel cell....I think that may wind up in the factory "engine location" to even the frame build out alittle.

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      BUT I'll mention here, I got a few secrets that are coming to go along with this build, just because, I can....Always the anticipation of surprise with me. you just never know!

      ENJOY!
       
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      That turbo set up is pretty wild! That is some cool model engineering going on there!
       
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      -Jeff,
      I have yet to make the plenum for the duct work to carry the aftercooler air to the dual 1100 Holleys, THEN an intake made from those "secret" parts you sent me, for the "intake" on top of the plenum, thats a mere "Blower Hat"....But with some creation added in! I got all the pipe work yet to do, I've got it figured out, I just have to get to a point, that I can sit down again and do it as I'm molding model parts currently, all those Mopar engines, we all look for, there coming! LOL And once they cast, and I see the first or second use from the mold I made, I'll let everyone know how EASY it will be to get them! LOL

      As for "Doomz Day" seen here.....More to come when I'm back at it again! LOL

      Thanks for the compliments, it keeps me goin'!
       
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      That is sweet! Some real skill being used on this one:cheers:
       
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      Thanks DF73....I'm having some fun with it, thats forsure! Thats what its all about, right?

      I haven't done much to it since these pics were taken, I'm working out molding Mopar model parts....LOL And again, having fun doing that too!

      You know, one thing I wished they'da done more of in models is make factory offered model Mopar's with the 383....Not many models actually are made by the companies to represent the 383.....Which is sort of sad! Was a GREAT engine none the less!
       
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      You will be my new hero if you write a quick how to on your home made turbos
       
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      Hemi,
      I will, BUT it will take time! Its not a real easy task, I been trying to figure out HOW I can make a left and a right section to one, and mold them and then have them as details I can trade whenever I want....

      Question is, when I get to it, would you want a tutorial on just one, OR the whole "Twin Turbo" set up I did, seen here?

      Sadly, you say "quick how-to" and honestly, there really is no "quick" about it.....The materials tho, are easy to get for the most part....I'll include a sizing for the parts, (YES, I know those turbos are a bit on the large size), but, did ya look at the engine they're on? NOTHING small about it, even tho it is 1/25th scale!

      Smaller ones would mean just using smaller diameter materials!
       
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      hemitheus 19? Plymouth Scampenstein

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      Well if you build them then I say why not sell them. Makes sense.
       
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      I had some SERIOUS thinking/designing to do on this model. Why might you ask? I need to add some stuff to the engine, and that "stuff" is that "secret" I mentioned a while ago, and never gave anyone ANY influence on....WELL now, some of it, will come together!

      Have a look for yourself:

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      Notice whats BEHIND the engine pointing to the FRONT of the truck! LOL Talk about serious horse power in plastic, only this detail is brass AND solder glued together and in some areas actually "soldered" together....Adds a slight bit of weight, BUT looks the part, as I wanted it too! I have some "fill" to add here and there, that will be done from a tube to sort of, close gaps and such with little to no sanding, if I can help it....THEN, I have to paint all of it....BUT It does need some more detail added before any of that can be done, as I want to close the gaps up now as the detail will make that fill adding part of the build almost/near impossible!

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      NOTICE the exhaust pipes and where they go.....I think thats an AWESOME way to exit. Something different!!!!! I've also thought of adding a "Y" and having "stacks" with a box that close flow to go one way or the other....Kinda like a "dump valve" or waste valve like used on a turbo set up to bypass induction, BUT, not yet, I've got some other details to come up with first.....

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      As you can see, I got the aftercooler made to fit, and "placed" its NOT glued, nothing is, except whats on the motor as I have to get this all out of the body to paint the frame and do other details with it not in place....SO, I've got to add a regular radiator yet, this will be a "stand-off" from the aftercooler, and will be "fed" by means of openings in the rear of both front wheel wells....NOT the grill! You will see this as I approach that end of detailing the whole works!

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      This pic shows a little better of how the stock Mopar manifolds are coupled to the custom made turbo's....They will have another pipe coming off them, that will sit atop the plenum that will sit on the carburetors that I still have to make, and then the intake air will go through a rather large blower "hat" but with NO "butterflies" in it.....Just a set back-in, filter seen from the front of the truck....

      Thats it for now, BUT a lot of detail for this is to come! Stay tuned!

      ENJOY!
       
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