Norton74

[MOC] Fire Truck | '67 Chuck Miller’s Ford C-cab

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This crazy machine is my LEGO replica of the well known "Fire Truck", a Show Rod designed in 1967 by legendary Chuck Miller.

Miller founded Styline Customs in Detroit in the late 1960s, specialized in building custom and concept cars designed to attract attention and win awards.

One of his major successes came at the 1968 Detroit Autorama, where he won the prestigious Ridler Award with the "Fire Truck".

Below the LEGO replica and the real one.

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My LEGO model features many details:

- "muscular" chromed blown small-block V-8;

- single windshield;

- abbreviated wooden ladders;

- Good Year drag slicks;

- fire engine style gold leaf “Engine n° 13” lettering on the cab sides;

- older-style drum headlights;

- vintage Model T taillights;

- a Motometer radiator cap;

- a roof rack.

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Inside the Cab there are a fire extingusher, an axe, a pick and a fire helmet from Fabuland theme ;)

I also used many chromed bricks.

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While the Fire Truck could be driven on the street, it was really designed to win custom cars shows, and it succeeded decisively, taking the coveted Detroit Autorama Ridler Award in 1968.

You can read the story about my vehicles, included many pictures, on the 2016 February issue of Brick Journal (# 38).

All the best and happy building!

Norton74

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Very cool., though if i may,.. why do the exhaustheaders come out of the engineblock instead of the cilinderheads?

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Absolute stunning Hotrod Norton74 :thumbup: .

Love all the details on it :wub:

Thanks Edwin!

Very cool., though if i may,.. why do the exhaustheaders come out of the engineblock instead of the cilinderheads?

Thanks Sylvian.

About the headers, I am currently working on improving that detail for the next model ;)

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Didnt want to nitpick Norton, i really like your work! But as a petrolhead i cant overlook such details,. Curious to what you come up with next :)

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Didnt want to nitpick Norton, i really like your work! But as a petrolhead i cant overlook such details,. Curious to what you come up with next :)

Constructive criticism and suggestions are always welcome :wink:

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Andrea,

your models are so lovely!!! Each and every of them!!!

Thanks for sharing!

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Constructive criticism and suggestions are always welcome :wink:

I love the details, color and chrome on this one! :thumbup: But it seems a bit too high... or is it just the perspective of the photo?

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Andrea,

your models are so lovely!!! Each and every of them!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Many thanks Pat, you are really a loyal fan of my work :wink:

Saw this on mocpages. Wonderful build. Love the chrome

Thanks nerdsforprez :classic:

I love the details, color and chrome on this one! :thumbup: But it seems a bit too high... or is it just the perspective of the photo?

Hi Ludo, thanks for stopping by.

About your feedback I think you're right. The first version I built was actually a little lower, but the aesthetic result I did not convince me. I looked for a compromise that could be well balanced. When I build my models I always try to get the best aesthetic result and sometimes the proportions may be slightly different from the real model ones.

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Hi Ludo, thanks for stopping by.

About your feedback I think you're right. The first version I built was actually a little lower, but the aesthetic result I did not convince me. I looked for a compromise that could be well balanced. When I build my models I always try to get the best aesthetic result and sometimes the proportions may be slightly different from the real model ones.

I see. Don't get me the wrong way, it still looks great! :classic:

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Great build my friend, you did it again!!! :thumbup::classic:

Hello Ingmar, sorry for my delay...thanks for your kind words, your kindness is very appreciated :classic: :classic: :classic:

I see. Don't get me the wrong way, it still looks great! :classic:

Hey man, no problem at all :wink: thanks for your suggestions :thumbup:

I love the level of detail in this....

Thanks Paul, "God is in the details" :wink:

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