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Been playing with Sketchup

Postby bigdogb25 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:27 pm

I've been playing with Sketchup while recuperating from pneumonia and came up with this body for a standard Ford C-Cab. My question is - is it realistic body for a circa - 1980 C-Cab?

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Any thoughts are welcome.

And if anybody can tell me how to keep the photos from shifting off to the right I would appreciate it. :oops:

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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby bigdogb25 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:42 pm

lets try this again

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hopefully the images will stay this time. I still have the same 2 questions - is this a realistic body for a circa 1980 Ford C-Cab and if anyone can help me post photos without chopping off the right side of the picture I'd appreciate it.

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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby GLMFAA1 on Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:24 am

looks about right, Photobucket cure, reduce photos to 680 x whatever, it will calculate the other number and then close and open and post pics should work
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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby chariots of fire on Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:34 pm

Body looks about right but I'm not sure about the tall cabinet that would go behind the cab, unless that is meant to be a rear cab entry. Many of the Ford C-Cab units had extensions on them for the rear facing jump seats. E-One did a bunch of them. Some of the less expensive rigs just had the regular C-Cab with no extension. I did a 1988 E-One model that had high side compartments like what you are showing. I'll try and post it.
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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby chariots of fire on Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:46 pm

Ok. Here is the 1988 E-One built with a Ford C-Cab. The original cab back is inside the rear enclosure with a full bench seat up against the back wall of the cab.
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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby sffire on Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:00 am

wow, looks like the real thing, great job.
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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby GLMFAA1 on Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:13 am

I think that's a crew cab the so called 'telephone booth' that was popular with the DC rigs from that era. Like the Revell kit
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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby bigdogb25 on Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:50 am

Thanks everybody. It is supposed to be a crew cab behind the cab. Couldn't find much detail about them so I kind of "winged it" and tried to proportion it to what I thought looked right. It measures 31 1/2" wide - this sound about right?? Still learning the program so I haven't taken the time to make all the rounded corners and finer details. I was wearing out too many erasers making sketches so I figured I'd try this.
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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby chariots of fire on Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:00 pm

The thing you have to take into account with the C-cab is that is is not vertical at the back. You will have to adjust whatever you add to make up for that. For the back of my cab I made a wood buck that conformed to the top. Then formed plastic over it by dropping it in boiling water. As it began to soften I wrapped it tight against the buck with some plastic electrical tape and then submerged it again. Then running cold water over it, the set became permanent. From that point on it was just forming the sides and filling in with putty. A bit time consuming but it worked.
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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby GLMFAA1 on Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:08 pm

Here are some real trucks near your ideas
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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby chariots of fire on Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:50 pm

Would you say those are rehabs Greg?
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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby GLMFAA1 on Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:16 pm

chariots of fire wrote:Would you say those are rehabs Greg?

I really don't know. Just grabbed the pics off the internet, Have no dates, but if anybody has a 2013 C cab Ford let me know :lol:
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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby bigdogb25 on Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:58 pm

Thanks Greg. I knew DC ran these but my searches never turned up too many with the "phone booth" crew cabs. I appreciate the help.

Thanks Charlie - every time I look at one of your builds I find something I didn't see the last time.Do you think you'll be at the LIAR's show in November?
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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby Aaronw on Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:04 am

I have a Ford fire engines book that shows a 1975 Ford C / Sutphen from DC fire with the "phone booth" crew compartment and low side compartments. The arrangement of the side compartments reminds me a lot of the 1970s Ward LaFrance and Van Pelts I've worked on / around so it seems quite plausible to me as an 80s engine.

As far as the size of the compartment, 31" seems fair. The USFS Model 61s I rode in early in my career had similar enclosed boxes, but probably only 27 or 28" as my knees were firmly planted against the front wall if I put my legs together in front of me. The Model 62 added about 2" to accommodate us taller types. The Model 61 came out in the mid 1980s when those crew boxes behind a standard cab seem to have been all the rage in budget conscious departments that wanted an enclosed cab.

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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby chariots of fire on Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:50 pm

Hey Big Dog. Haven't decided fully yet but it is one trip that I like to take. I could be persuaded! 8-)
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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby bigdogb25 on Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:27 pm

Thanks Aaron - much appreciated.

Charlie - I know what you mean - I haven't been myself in a couple of years & I'm not sure I'm gonna make it this year - will know better in a couple of weeks. If we do make it I can offer lunch :) .
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Re: Been playing with Sketchup

Postby chariots of fire on Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:50 pm

I just might take you up on your offer! :D
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