1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

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Vanspeed
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1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Fri May 26, 2017 12:47 am

I posted over in the 80's retro section but thought I should post here to show some of the work.

First pic is when I got my bullhead to start awesome kong. Wheelbase needed to be shortened an inch.

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Wheel base shortened.

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Took 1/2 an inch out of each trailing arm to make it fit the blackfoot body.

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Fri May 26, 2017 12:50 am

The body was set on 4 rear clodbuster mounts to get it down closer to what the real 1:1 is. Made the door logo at work ( I work at a graphics shop) and then things started to take off.

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Fri May 26, 2017 12:53 am

Modified a stock clodbuster roll bar to get the ends out toward the bed.

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Tried to duplicate the hubs/wheels as best I could.

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Picked up a 1/10 scale Allison engine intended for hydroplanes.

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Hand made headers

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Fri May 26, 2017 12:55 am

Bug guard

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That is pretty much where I am at. Building the carbs and intake now and waiting for the custom air cleaners to arrive.

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Fri May 26, 2017 1:00 am

King Krunch required special discs made to replicate the wheels and one off hand made fender flares.

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I used a f-350 roll bar because this truck had three tubes.

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Grill made to look like one rendition of it, there were many.

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Fri May 26, 2017 1:04 am

Scale hubs and first taping off for the yellow.

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Orange applied next. All decals have been made at work. I tried to find a good side shot but nothing was clear enough so I came up with this.

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That is where I am at right now on both. I have a scale Chevy engine from a revell kit going in King Krunch and it will flip at the rear like the real 1:1.

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri May 26, 2017 3:36 am

That is awesome! I didn't realise that you had shortened the wheelbase on the Awesome Kong!

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Fri May 26, 2017 3:57 am

Yeah the awesome kong has the wheelbase for the blackfoot body, about an inch shorter than a stock clod.

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by matt1ptkn » Fri May 26, 2017 3:25 pm

Great work. This takes me right back to the hay day of real monster trucks, when I was a member in the Bigfoot fan club! I'll be watching for progress! :thumbsup:
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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Sat May 27, 2017 5:11 am

Intake and carbs are done. A lot more to do. Red stripe done on King Krunch. Lots more to do.

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by ratpower396 » Sat May 27, 2017 1:42 pm

are you painting the stripes on or vinyl decals on the king crunch????

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Sat May 27, 2017 3:44 pm

that is all paint on King Krunch. I am going to do a thin border however in vinyl only because a 1/16 line is too small to mask off.

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by KONG » Sun May 28, 2017 12:39 am

Nice job. Both trucks are looking great, can't wait to see them finished. :thumbsup:

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Sun May 28, 2017 3:13 am

Added a silver stripe. Hard to tell what the original stripe was but I am building this for my neighbor and he wanted silver. I like it.

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Sun May 28, 2017 3:15 am

Also the net to the back of awesome kong.


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