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Ford F1 1952 Custom Pickup

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3D model description

Developed and designed by me, on Fusion 360 for 3 D printing, then to assemble as a model kit. The famous F1 Ford Pickup, customized model. If required, you can add the Control, it slams to the ground and rides high,steers and moves,

                             FORD F1 1952 CUSTOM PICKUP

Hi and thanks for purchasing my STL files of my Custom designed F1 Pickup. Here are some basic steps to assembling the model.

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Rear and chassis rails
1. The chassis rails have the option to print in halves to suit smaller printers. 186 mm being the longest section. (All other parts will fit in 150mm cube or less.)
2. The chassis rails are dowelled together with 3mm rod. ( example-food skewers)
3. The rear guards are screwed to the tray, using 4g 12mm self-tapers.
4. The tail gate can now be carefully fitted in place the longer pin goes in first then push to fit.
5. The front bumper can be positioned and screwed into place, I put the screws in from the middle of the chassis rails to the sides of the model. The rear bumper is glued into place.

6. The rear assembled section is now screwed to the chassis rails.
7. The cab is positioned and is screwed in using the 4 holes in the chassis rails to place screws through. The cab can be printed as a whole or in parts, the lower body and the roof. I used thin clear plastic to make the windscreens.
8. The doors can be fitted to cab before it is attached to the chassis rails. Small brass nails were trimmed and carefully assembled.
9. The dash is glued in or heat steaked.
10. The steering slot is glued in place and the steering wheel is attached to a piece of 3mm rod and positioned.
11. The door handles can be positioned and the door lock piece placed on the inside of the door facing to the rear of the model when the handle is facing forward.
12. The front guard section is now positioned and screwed from the opposite sides through the wheel arch into the chassis rails. Example the right side is screwed from through the left arch.
13. The running boards can be fitted and screwed from the center out also.
14. The grill is positioned and glued into place
15. The bonnet can be carefully located on the pivot pin and located to the other pin.
Wheel axle assemblies
16. Rear swing axle is positioned and screwed into place
17. The front axle is fitted with the steering knuckles and are attached using 3mm bolts. ( the rectangle hole is for a small servo, if used, I cut lengths of wire for the steering arms)
18. The front assembly swing axle can now be screwed into place.
19. Front wheels are attached with 3mm bolt and washer.
20. Rear wheels are fitted using a 2mm rod.

If you plan to Infer red or radio control the model-
STL files are included with the "IR" name. But depending on what servos you use you may need to design you own mounting plates, and swing axles, the cab is optioned to have no seat for battery space and the rear tray has a ledge for a top timber cover.
This is the link to our first IR controlled test, shows promise-

Overall sizes are 350mm length*140mm width *132mm high approx. 1/14scale
Good luck and enjoy the printing and modelling experience

3D printing settings

the finer the better but the longer to print
I use a Makerbot Replicator 2 and some parts i used the Ultimaker
I use rafts all the time and most have supports i have printed the guards on approx angle of 45 degrees to obtain minimum support,
longest part are the chassis rails ( 310 mm) they are printed in two parts the longest is 186 mm ( rear chassis rail)
but all the rest are less than 150mm cubed.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • 10F1LRHSrearguardrib.stl
    • 11F1RLHSrearguardrib.stl
    • 12F1rearbumper.stl
    • 13F1frtbumper.stl
    • 14F1dash.stl
    • 15F1grill.stl
    • 16F1runbrdLHS.stl
    • 17F1runbrdRHS.stl
    • 18F1doorhandle.stl
    • 19F1doorlock.stl
    • 1F1LHS_IR_ rail.stl
    • 1F1LHSchasrail.stl
    • 20F1steeringslot.stl
    • 21F1steeringwhl.stl
    • 22F1steeringnut.stl
    • 22F1steeringnutLHS.stl
    • 23F1FRTsteeraxle.stl
    • 24F1rear swing axle.stl
    • 25F1_50mmrearwheel.stl
    • 26F1_50mm frtwheel.stl
    • 27F1servo_IR_rear.stl
    • 28F1servo_frt.stl
    • 2F1RHS_IR_rail.stl
    • 2F1RHSchasrail.stl
    • 3F1Cab.stl
    • 3F1Cab_IR_base_no_seat.stl
    • 3F1Cab_IR_no_seat.stl
    • 3F1Cab_IR_roof_no_seat.stl
    • 3f1cab_base_with_seat.stl
    • 3f1cab_roof_with_seat.stl
    • 4F1frt guards.stl
    • 5F1RHSdoor.stl
    • 6F1LHSdoor.stl
    • 7F1hood.stl
    • 8F1Rear_tray_IR.stl
    • 8F1backtray.stl
    • 9F1tailgate.stl
    • F1frt_lhs chassi rail.stl
    • F1frt_rhs chassi rail.stl
    • F1rear_lhs chassi rail.stl
    • F1rear_rhs chassi rail.stl

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  • Last update: 2021/03/18 at 09:58
  • Publication date: 2018/04/07 at 13:15





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