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PostSubject: Ford Crop Sprayer (a blast from the past).   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 9:11 pm

As with most of my builds (and I'm sure everyone else's as well) something inspires you. This build was built entirely because of the two rear wheels I had. Don't have a clue where I got them from, if they are from a toy, an RC car?? no idea. They sat around for a long time until I figured out that a Semi truck rim fit nicely in them. When I came up with the crop sprayer idea I quickly realized stock front tires weren't going to cut it so the hunt began. Having to think out side the box I came across a Monster truck diecast toy. The wheels were perfect!! So with that hurtle out of the way away I went. Fully wired and plumbed with air lines and crop sprayer lines. Mud flaps are made from a sheet of thick black paper believe it or not. The front rubber fender flairs were out of electrical shrink tube. Kind of looks like they were pop riveted on and didn't quite fit right and I thought that fit the build. It has a PTO driven Hydraulic pump that was plumbed into a spray pump that you can see mounted below the big tank on the drivers side. Built an old style bug screen and mounted it on the hood (remember the first bug screen way back when). Anyways I could go on and on, kind of reliving the build which is kinda cool.....
I use to try an do something I have never tried before while doing my builds. Usually it was a big risk and this was no exception. After I was all done with my nice shinny new rig I attempted to weather it as if it was driven down a dusty farm road..
This truck was in the Great Scale Modeling 2007 magazine, has won a few best truck awards but the one I thought was the coolest was it took Best Paint. Was tickled pink about that.
I had the magazine framed with an additional magazine open to the page where the truck was and if you look to the left you will see my daughters Herbie Bug that was published right across the fold. How cool was that!!

I really need to brush up on my SLR skills :-(












Some older pictures I had on the PC ......



Shows the weathing much better....



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PostSubject: Re: Ford Crop Sprayer (a blast from the past).   Wed 13 Nov 2013, 10:27 pm

This is awesome, I really, really like this...

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PostSubject: Re: Ford Crop Sprayer (a blast from the past).   Thu 14 Nov 2013, 12:38 am

I remember following the OTB on this build. Great news that you both got published in the same magazine. Right next to each other. Super work.
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PostSubject: Re: Ford Crop Sprayer (a blast from the past).   Thu 14 Nov 2013, 11:50 pm

Unusual build - but I like it.
The bit that I like most is the floppy rubber front arch extensions.
Local farmers do the same over here in UK using old Conveyor Belts.
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PostSubject: Re: Ford Crop Sprayer (a blast from the past).   Fri 05 Aug 2016, 5:02 pm

I know this is an older posting but had to comment!
Great job on the floater truck!
I ran one just like that out in Colorado in the early 90's for JR Simplot AG Service!
Only difference was mine was a dry box spreader! Also used to plant wheat fields!
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PostSubject: Re: Ford Crop Sprayer (a blast from the past).   Fri 05 Aug 2016, 6:13 pm

A beauty Brent. 
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PostSubject: Re: Ford Crop Sprayer (a blast from the past).   Fri 05 Aug 2016, 7:03 pm

Great idea, Brent. It's good to see vehicles with purpose modeled.

Excellent execution of that project.

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PostSubject: Re: Ford Crop Sprayer (a blast from the past).   Fri 05 Aug 2016, 9:04 pm

It is AWESOME! I've never seen one, but your attention to detail makes it truly authentic. What a neat idea!
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PostSubject: Re: Ford Crop Sprayer (a blast from the past).   Fri 05 Aug 2016, 11:00 pm

Thx again for the comments guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Ford Crop Sprayer (a blast from the past).   Sat 06 Aug 2016, 8:45 am

That's outstanding I can see how it got in the magazine.
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PostSubject: Re: Ford Crop Sprayer (a blast from the past).   Sat 06 Aug 2016, 11:27 am

Very very nice....love it...makes me want to build one too...
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PostSubject: Re: Ford Crop Sprayer (a blast from the past).   Sun 07 Aug 2016, 9:43 pm

Beautiful build!
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PostSubject: Re: Ford Crop Sprayer (a blast from the past).   Sun 07 Aug 2016, 10:03 pm

A blast from the past, what a great piece of work, great work Brent.

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PostSubject: Re: Ford Crop Sprayer (a blast from the past).   Mon 22 Aug 2016, 6:32 pm

That's very nice and interesting build.
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PostSubject: Re: Ford Crop Sprayer (a blast from the past).   Thu 25 Aug 2016, 1:23 am

Haven't been around much.... again. But thank you once again.
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