F-350 Box-Art Build - Page 4
I decided to mount the rear bumper a little different from stock. The
aluminum F-350 body does not have the bumper mounting flange below the tailgate
like the hard plastic body,
and though I could’ve glued the rear bumper directly to the bottom of the
aluminum tailgate, I chose to mount it to the frame instead. Mounting the rear
bumper to the frame will offer more protection for the rear of the body, like
the frame mounted front bumper does for the front of the body. Moreover, I made
no modifications to mount it this way; I used pre-existing holes for mounting to
the frame and can return it to the stock configuration if I want to.
All lights are illuminated with
2mm incandescent bulbs, they are a little more realistic than LED style lights.
A mini DPDT center-off switch from Radio Shack, part 275-664 is wired to allow parking lights
only, or headlights and parking lights together.
The front and rear parking lights do not get their color from the decal sticker
that comes with the F-350, they were airbrushed on the inside with Testors 'Turn
Signal Amber Metallic' and 'Stoplight Red Metallic'. Those two paints are THE
BEST for painting parking lights.
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