TOPIC: CC-01s: RV, Unimog, Bedford TM, Valp, Ford CMP

CC-01s: RV, Unimog, Bedford TM, Valp, Ford CMP 4 years 1 month ago #23067

edit 15th October 2015:

This thread is mostly about custom CC-01 builds, but started out as a Blackfoot restoration ... a bit of an index is in order I think:


Blackfoot, part 1:

Page 1 - eBay Blackfoot purchase, paint stripping
Page 2 - more dismantling, buying new shell


RV:

Page 3 - filling holes in new shell, cut & shut on tailgate FORD logo, theorising about Blackfoot shell on CC-01 chassis, repairing old shell
Page 4 - making RV hubcaps, starting on RV body
Page 5 - more on RV body
Page 6 - more on RV body incl. making light clusters, speaker enclosure, spare wheel
Page 7 - more on RV body incl. more interior units & outside greeblies
Page 8 - discussion on trailer wiring plugs
Page 9 - more exterior greeblies, wiring, wallpaper, soft furnishings
Page 10 - discussion on suspension upgrade, Blackfoot body painted, starting on RV driver cab
Page 11 - more suspension discussion, Blackfoot RV (of sorts) spotted on eBay
Page 12 - more suspension discussion, RV painting started, roof rails
Page 13 - more suspension discussion, RV cab interior fabrication finished, brass work (roof rails/ladder/mirror supports) finished
Page 14 - RV cab interior discussion - whats' on the passenger seat?
Page 15 - prep for RV stripes/decal cutting, DIY CC-01 rear suspension upgrade, RV body spraying started
Page 16 - more RC spraying + masking, decals cut, trailer build, fake manual cover
Page 17 - trailer & cab interior painting, furniture & fittings finished
Page 18 - (June 2014) RV body detail painting, final assembly & "finished" pics


Unimog (+ Blackfoot, pt.2)

Page 19 - next CC-01 project - Morris Quad Tractor, or '75 (angular) Unimog?
Page 20 - Blackfoot rebuilt (finally, August 2014), starting on Unimog (December 2014) - donor car + card mock ups
Page 21 - 1:1 source pics, starting on cab, grille detail
Page 22 - lots of cab details, cab interior
Page 23 - even more cab details, speaker enclosure, oval tank build, load bed, aesthetic chassis extensions, rear fenders, belly tanks & infills, rear bumper, lights & equipment lockers
Page 24 - load bed improvements, detailing the tank
Page 25 - Tamiya release a (lexan) Unimog 425 :whistle: ; paint planning
Page 26 - last few adjustments before paint; new CC-01 Landfreeder kit arrives for next (Morris Quad) project; Etronix 50T motor
Page 27 - Primer; changed mind about next project; driver & interior painted; instrument transfers; more filler on cab
Page 28 - Decals & window rubbers made, "dirt" sprayed on windows; faded orange paint goes on, tank details & weathering; cab details & plank painting started;
Page 29 - "Final" assembly, wiring, light test; Britains 1/32 Unimog stripped & painted; thoughts on airbrush kit


Bedford TM

Page 30 - Britains Unimog done; 1/32 Taimya "curvy" Unimog done to match. May 2015: Starting on Bedford skip truck - card cab mockup; starting cab in styrene, more cab structure & details
page 31 - Body mounts, starting on rear bed
page 32 - working on loading mechanism, windows, stabiliser wheels, more cab load bed details, driver mods
page 33 - rear lights, seats, door cards & seatbelts, starting on dash etc
page 34 - dash complete, making floor, interior "done"
page 35 - scale hula doll, underbody panels & boxes
page 36 - amber beacons & wiring mods, speaker hiding 1:12 pallets, mud flaps, dismantling & primer, masking, colour coats, paint flaws
page 37 - detail painting, windows, assembly, electrical problems
page 38 - new new ESC, final photos

Volvo Laplander
page 38 - research & plans, chassis
page 39 - wheel mods, card body mockup, basic body shape, starting on details
page 40 - final exterior details, starting on interior
page 41 - finishing interior, brass roofrack & fake load, teardrop caravan axle, chassis & most of the bodywork
page 42 - caravan continues - wheelarches/spats, kitchenette
page 43 - caravan continues - wheel mods, primer, paint
page 44 - Laplander primer/rework, starting on colour, caravan final assembly
page 45 - more on colour, detail pating, weathering, interior painting, number plates, lighting test
page 46 - spare wheel transfer finished

Ford CMP FAT-2:
page 47 - wheel mods, card mockup, main cab sides
page 48 - main cab enclosed, rear body mounts, front arches, water tank, water cannon
page 49 - re-identification, front grille(s), engine cover do-over, external details finished


Original 1st post:

Yet another project - sooner or later I will have to stop buying new ones & finish some of the old ones :whistle:

Firstly, wht I bought this one: it was (mostly) complete, had a box, and what really swung it was a set of uncut, good quality repro decals:





I knew it was a bit ropy otherwise, but not quite how bad ... I wouldn't say there was any active dishonesty on the part of the seller - in fact there was far more text ans far more pictures than the average eBay listing - the chassis is just about as described, but between slightly blurry photos and dust on the bodywork, I hadn't realised quite how much work this was going to need.


The chassis isn't so bad - though it must have been abused badly at some point (in fact I think the trucks history must have been some thing like badly abused, really badly restored, abused some more, sold on, then sold on again) ... rear body mounts are new(ish) but the cross brace is missing, wheels had some stress marks, damage on the edges & the tyres heavily glued on...
Last Edit: by Jonny Retro.

My CC-01 RV build 4 years 1 month ago #23071

Great car there JR!!! I love the BF. Looks like a lot of nasty bodywork to be done there...But since you are a master in body resto JR i am not concerned about how great i will look when finished :) .
Also nice to have a good set of decal sheet since they are rare nowadays!

Cheers, Bram
Restoring Countach 58005
Restoring 58015 RR
Restoring 58098 F40
Restoring King Cab and Monsterracer
Restoring Audi Quattro rally
Restoring Mk.1 Sand Scorcher
Restoring Porsche 936

My CC-01 RV build 4 years 1 month ago #23072

Great looking runner, think looks pretty good for it age and that it has been used for what it was intended to be, a real RC (Running Car)

to bad the BF bodies are a bit sensitiv on full front impacts :pinch:
Last Edit: by waterbok.

My CC-01 RV build 4 years 1 month ago #23079

I think this abused Blackfoot has pretty good karma, ending up in Jonny's hands. ;)

My CC-01 RV build 4 years 4 weeks ago #23098

Hi JR,

Nice BF you got there...Well it seems that there a lot bodywork to do in order to get it in a good shape. Anyway i'd say nothing impossible to achieve, specially knowing your restore skills !

Jonny Retro wrote: The truck must have spent a lot of time grinding along on its roof, both outside edges are badly ground & the gutters have completely gone ...


Well, the "gutters" seem to be the major problem on those BalckFoots, i had the same problem on mine while restoring it. With lot's of sanding and polyurethane 2 components will get it right. At least you got a nice sheet of decals there...wich it took me lot's of time and money to get.
Looking forward to see your resto thread and the end result.
If you should need any parts for it, just let me know. (unfortunately i don't have the windows :( )

My Blackfoot resto here
Manotas
Proud owner of the Bruiser Family
Last Edit: by Manotas.

My CC-01 RV build 4 years 4 weeks ago #23100

Manotas wrote: Hi JR,

Nice BF you got there...Well it seems that there a lot bodywork to do in order to get it in a good shape. Anyway i'd say nothing impossible to achieve, specially knowing your restore skills !

Jonny Retro wrote: The truck must have spent a lot of time grinding along on its roof, both outside edges are badly ground & the gutters have completely gone ...


Well, the "gutters" seem to be the major problem on those BalckFoots, i had the same problem on mine while restoring it. With lot's of sanding and polyurethane 2 components will get it right. At least you got a nice sheet of decals there...wich it took me lot's of time and money to get.
Looking forward to see your resto thread and the end result.
If you should need any parts for it, just let me know. (unfortunately i don't have the windows :( )

My Blackfoot resto here
Manotas


Thanks Manotas - I just re-read your restore thread - nice work :y:

I appreciate the offer of parts - but thinking about it, I have a Monster Beetle that I don't really want to keep (& no-one wanted to buy :( ) - after the amount of time, effort & money I spent on that chassis, I know it's sound ... with a bit of part swapping, I should end up with a decent car & a big pile of junk, I mean spares :whistle:

:)




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My CC-01 RV build 4 years 3 weeks ago #23186

Jonny

I think the windscreen from a blackfoot III / super blackfoot will do the job
9005372 / 9005213
Cheapest I have found is as follows :
www.goldstarsto...50563.html
Dont' give up on the foot, I need some tips when I restore mine

Terragni
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My CC-01 RV build 4 years 3 weeks ago #23189

terragni wrote: ...
I think the windscreen from a blackfoot III / super blackfoot will do the job
9005372 / 9005213
Cheapest I have found is as follows :
www.goldstarsto...50563.html
...


Thanks :y:

My CC-01 RV build 4 years 3 weeks ago #23191

I had the chance to find a new body for ky bf just the light bar was missing. I put my midnight one on. And I bought a poor blue repro decals sheet

My CC-01 RV build 3 years 11 months ago #24483

I've stripped the paint off (using UK recipe De-Solv-It Graffiti Remover, as usual) ... I really don't know what the paint was, it didn't want to come off & went tarry, wiping that off & retreating left something like very dense latex that had to be rubbed off :huh: Still lots of scraping & sanding to do ...










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