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It's a 1932 Ford fenderless V8. 20 studs wide (with wheels), 38 studs long, and 13 bricks high.
About this creation


Hello everyone, this car broke a lot of records for me: longest building time, largest scale, coolest creation... and a whole lot more. I have been working on this for over a month, but it is still far from perfection, so please say if ANYTHING needs work because I am not going to tear this apart for a while and I wont to make it better if possible. So PLEASE constructively criticize. -- Hope you like it--


I just finished that FORD logo today. Sorry about the 'd', I downright cheated to make it slant because I was all out of those 2-long slant pieces that I made the other letters out of, and it still looks bad. :(


Here is a 4-wide of the same model, I think it came out pretty good.








Back to the BEAST

I just love that characteristic pitched forward look of the old rods!


Here is the one that I kinda' modeled it after.



Notice that there is only one side mirror.







All right, functions: working steering that is attached to the steering wheel, opening doors, opening tail gate, and last but not least, suspension. Home made suspension. It is extremely strong, meaning it doesn't break, and each wheel is independent! I thought this out one night when I was in bed, and built it the next morning. :)














All open--



Wood lined bed, like all the old trucks.


Now for the HUGE engine with the triple barreled air cleaner. Notice how I used mini-fig legs to attach the piston cap covers. The yellow hose goes to the radiator.




During the early 1930s, chief Ford truck rival Chevrolet offered a six-cylinder engine, which was considered a competitive advantage over the four-cylinder found in the Ford Model A. So when Henry Ford began brainstorming a successor to the A, he decided to trump Chevrolet with a V-8 engine.

When it was introduced in March 1932, the V-8-powered Model 18 was a sensation right out of the gate. A four-cylinder version, called the Model B, was also offered, since it was felt many people would be attracted to its greater economy -- and lower price. But so popular was the V-8 that the four-cylinder would quickly fade from the scene.

The problem with introducing a car in 1932 was that this was the worst year of the Great Depression. Not many people were interested in buying a new Ford, V-8 engine or no. Yet the powerplant gave the low-priced car an upmarket feature not offered by rivals, which undoubtedly helped sales.
Ford had originally planned for the V-8 to be used in cars only, not in trucks -- odd, since it would seem to be a natural for heavy-duty haulers. But this plan quickly changed when truck buyers began clamoring for the new engine.



And for the relatively simple interior.


The bench is made of a slightly interesting design.




Hehe, yup, this Redskin's fully loaded.

Notice: I am a firm supporter of the 2nd Amendment and do exercise my rights therein.

Well, hope you like it and as I said above, please criticize. Hey Ape, ROTM?



Comments

 I like it 
  May 2, 2011
LOVE IT!!!!! I just can't believe my eyes! the shape is perfect, the proportions are great... Can you comment on my Rods when you got the time please! :)
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  October 16, 2010
Very nice! I'm lovin' it!
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  December 9, 2009
your truck inspired my truck check out my 1946 hemi ratrod pickup
  October 21, 2009
good job i like all of your cars were do you get the engineparts and the technic parts
 I like it 
  April 29, 2009
this is what i think lego building is all about. thinking outside the box and imagination to obtain the desired result. a simple rubber band etc. we all know the journey of building is genereally more satisfying then the end result. well done mate
 I like it 
  April 26, 2009
Hey there, thanks for your comment! I really like your style, especially this one. Love the ´mini me´ and the suspension! Keep it up!
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  April 11, 2009
Original suspension good engine and the indian head looks great ofcourse ! Very nice..
 I like it 
  March 25, 2009
Excellent, Great details, nice suspension, great design,... One remark: The rear is too high, it should be dropped; I think it makes the wheels look too small. Otherwise: fantastic model! 4,5/5
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  March 23, 2009
wow! that is unbelievably awesome!!! now i wanna make one!
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  March 16, 2009
a build-off? interesting proposal... i daresay you've already got a car in mind.
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  March 11, 2009
wow, sweet ride. really nice work on the many details. i love the engine as well, and the minifig head on the radiator is nice too ;)
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  March 5, 2009
Nice car and presentation.
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  March 4, 2009
WOW! I love that! Beautiful! And, may I borrow the suspencion?
 I made it 
  March 3, 2009
Oh, I forgot to mention: Credit to Ape for help on the roof, it really needed work and he told me how to fix it. And thank you Way 2 Fast, I agree with you completely on your last statement.
 I like it 
  March 3, 2009
That's a sweet ride! Excellent details all around, plus the large scale, and a great color combination. (I like to use red and black myself) I'm glad I could make it to your list of favorite builders! Oh, and Ape! It's a lot easier to take over a country when the people can't shoot back.
 I like it 
  March 3, 2009
But I do think the Second Amendment is one of the worst laws ever passed... (Your final caption) so shoot me... No, wait.. BLAM.
 I like it 
  March 3, 2009
Hey man, good to see this make it on to MOCpages. This is brilliant! The roof looks great now, the detailing is awesome on a stick and it matches the look of the real thing pretty well too. The suspension is nice as well; an extra feature over most Lego Rods. I'd be tempted to drop the back a bit (looking at the real one) or chop the bed, but the jacked up look is cool as it is. The only thing I'd maybe change is to make sure there is a straight line between the grill and the bulkhead (it looks like the grill is a bit higher, they should be the same level). Overall: 5/5. Not perfect but so close it gets the full score : ) Great job!
 
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