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Re: Old Skool Clod build

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:29 pm

One on ebay UK as well. Appears that Tonka made a 1960 Ford-F250 as well I ASSUME it will be roughly same length as well. Looks like it came in two guises with a cage on the back or regular flat bed.

First picture is off ebay UK the rest are for inspiration :wink: :popcorn:
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Re: Old Skool Clod build

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:52 pm

Here's one, does not say how long it is though....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TONKA-VINTAGE-O ... 3390a88f82

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Re: Old Skool Clod build

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:55 pm

You called?..... :mrgreen:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/15-Inches-Long- ... 1c41c2f5d3
GRAVETXT-1 wrote:Sorry to hear this :( well I trawled the net and came upon "15 inches long Tonka truck ford, chevy, gmc dodge pressed steel made in usa" listed on ebay usa. Still dont know how to do links :oops: cue andy :popcorn: .

Have to be quick though only 7 hours to go no bids yet seems cheap too.

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Re: Old Skool Clod build

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:53 pm

Yep that's the one thanks Andy :P maybe it was fate that your clod body got damaged imagine how epic one of those steel body's would look once stripped and re sprayed so much potential its unreal.

The blue truck even has a working tailgate 8)
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Re: Old Skool Clod build

Post by 80's MonsterMan » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:03 pm

Hey guys, I have see that particular Tonka pickup before. I really dig it a lot but I still think its too short. :cry: The clod body is 17" long this one is 15" 2 inches is alot :lol: .

Man I can't believe there isn't any metal trucks bigger. Nylint has some amazing old ones but they are only 12-14".

Heck I'll probably just buy another Clod body. Besides I'm looking on the positive side I got to salvage the front clip anyway. So I can still be working on cutting it for the tilt hood and doing some of the cutouts like the turn signal lights.

Man if those metal ones were only 17" I'd be all over it.

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Re: Old Skool Clod build

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:28 pm

I forget what the dimensions are for the Blackfoot body, but I bet it's close (15) and I'll tell you right now, the blackfoot body looks awesome on a stock clod chassis.

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Re: Old Skool Clod build

Post by 80's MonsterMan » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:22 pm

Andy, was the wheel base on that Clod w/ the Blackfoot body extended? It looks like it, I would really like to get that Tonka pickup I just don't want the wheel base to be WAY off and the width to be too small. I wish I had some very detailed dimensions of that Tonka pickup then I could decide to pull the trigger.

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Re: Old Skool Clod build

Post by andymac0035 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:09 pm

80's MonsterMan wrote:Andy, was the wheel base on that Clod w/ the Blackfoot body extended?
Nope, not at all.

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Post by charliechristmas58 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:38 pm

How long it is isnt the problem its how wide it is. . if its narrow then your axels well stick out really far and it well look funny. . it wold look like putting a toyota body on a monster truck that should have a full size truck body on it. you could make it work but like i said it would look funny . jmtc
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Re: Old Skool Clod build

Post by 80's MonsterMan » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:08 pm

Yeah I know the width is key in deciding to use it. Maybe I can find out how wide that particular Tonka model is.

It looks like form the photo of the blue one that the wheel base is roughly 9" hard to tell with that angle. I wouldn't be opposed to make and aluminum chassis for it. The "C" channel chassis like the old clodzilla chassis were. I could make the wheel base whatever I wanted it to be then. The only key factor is the width of that truck is enough to look right. :?

charliechristmas58 wrote:How long it is isnt the problem its how wide it is. . if its narrow then your axels well stick out really far and it well look funny. . it wold look like putting a toyota body on a monster truck that should have a full size truck body on it. you could make it work but like i said it would look funny . jmtc

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Re: Old Skool Clod build

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:43 pm

Seems that Tonka truck collecting is a pretty niche market cant find any reference to width of the truck bodys on the net. So have sent an email to ebay member lorddafish (first truck picture I posted) and asked him for an exact measurement. Will get back to you if he replies :popcorn:
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Re: Old Skool Clod build

Post by 80's MonsterMan » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:54 am

Alex, thanks for that buddy. :wink: I have searched ebay as well and seen several auctions stating the width anywhere from 5"- 5 3/4" :cry: Man that's just going to be to small in width. I can't believe of all the old pressed steel toy trucks we all use to play with there isn't just 1 that will work on the Clod. You know what the HPI Wheely King would make a great specimen for one of these Tonka trucks lol. :mrgreen:

Guess I'm sticking with the stock body unless we can find something that is wider. Maybe Alex can get the seller to give him solid dimensions then I can go from there.

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Re: Old Skool Clod build

Post by CowboyClod » Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:11 pm

Here's at thought!! Have you ever consider in getting the limited edition metal chrome Clod body at ebay and have a go at that?

Or find someone who does special sheet metal work.

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