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'56 Ford F-100
Built for Lugnuts' 100th challenge on Flickr in double-quick time.
About this creation

Stuff like this usually takes me months... not this time. I was given the assignment four weeks ago and having chosen my number from 1-100 (100, naturally - go large or go home!) I had a Ford F100 to build; any year, custom or stock.

1956 is when these looked their coolest, so that decision was easy.



The scale here is 1:5.3 - there's a reason for such relative precision, as you'll see...

Everything opens - at 44 studs wide there's no excuses for it being otherwise! The bonnet's on parallelogram hinges and the doors will latch closed - you can even slam them shut (gently).



Under the bonnet, sorry, hood there sits a Technic V8 engine, made with the old 2x2 pistons and featuring every moving part of the real one. The size was dictated by this - with a 2 stud bore and stroke, it displaces a to scale 5.7 litres. Seems about the right size for a thing like this.



There's a crankshaft, a camshaft in the vee actuating 16 pushrods, rockers, valves, valve springs (also known as elastic bands), an alternator, fan and a PF M motor as a starter with a switch to bypass it when the transmission's in gear.



A short video of it working.



The tailgate swings down and locks closed. Those chains appear on the real one.



'50s dashboards are nice and simple to build... The steering wheel works, and the switch for the starter motor is connected to the gear to the right of it. The gearlever's for the four-on-the-floor, driven by the rear wheels.



Somewhere for your gloves. And cigarette ash.





I should get an order in to Chromebricks...



Details... including some corner action with rain gutter.



A tidy half stud shutline around the doors.



The bench seat will adjust fore and aft via a spring loaded lever underneath it. Plenty of room for the mechanism this time...





The brick built wheels... surprisingly sturdy, these have given no problems holding up all that weight and this rolls nicely. 17 studs in diameter.





The cargo bed comes off, mostly to make it easy to change batteries, but also to show a little party trick... pneumatic lowrider suspension. An L motor drives twin compressors to supply air to the pneumatic actuators at each wheel, giving four studs of travel. It's been a reliable system so far (fingers crossed), the pumps seem well up to it. Glad I used two per wheel, though... this thing is HEAVY!



In it's raised position, the ride height looks standard.



An uplifting video.



Some more pictures of many red plates...



And some tan bricks. I might have preferred dark tan for the bed, but there wasn't enough around. Or I blew the budget on red plates and clips / wedges / brackets etc for the wheels.



This was a lot of fun to make. Thankyou all at Lugnuts





Comments

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  November 2, 2016
Please do parts list and Instructions I will happily pay for them as I'm sure others would
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  October 30, 2016
You know it's really big when you have to brick build your own wheels and tires. Wow Nick this is amazing. So beautifully detailed, right down to the wood planks in the bed. Outstanding
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  October 4, 2016
Quoting Phil crew saw this at great western today really really impressed would love to be able to build this myself please do instructions and parts list lots of others would want this aswell
Thanks Phil. I never do anything on LDD, so instructions and parts lists would be very hard to do, especially at the size this is.
  October 1, 2016
saw this at great western today really really impressed would love to be able to build this myself please do instructions and parts list lots of others would want this aswell
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  March 30, 2016
I love how building on this scale gives your studded style space to become quite smooth and also gives lots of one plate steps. The contours and curves of this vehicle are great! Nice custom built wheels too!
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  March 28, 2016
And you did not even deserve a prize for it!?!! No way!!! Still it is a stunning build, I really like your work on curves and design. It's hard to get fluid lines at that scale plus with studs up. You have that skill to add details everywhere. I went on the web to check Ford F-100 engines and your is so accurate.
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  March 23, 2016
Exquisite MOC at all, Nick! To top only with Lassie on the cargo bed or optional young Paul Newmann greeting out of the cabin... ;)
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  March 23, 2016
To complete this in the time you were given... Gee, man, you're a wonder! I was sure, though you'd get at least 3rd prize if not the first but I guess jury didn't find this impressive enough ;))
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  March 11, 2016
nice truck.
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  March 10, 2016
Wow !that is huge !!so many accurate details !for a minute I thought it was real:)
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  March 6, 2016
Hang on, hang on...you're telling me, the wheel is wider than the cars I build!? That really puts the scale into perspective. This model is beautiful, not a single detail missing or out of place. Those wheels look stunning, and I love the bed. Awesome work, reeaally looking forward to seeing this one at STEAM!
Nick Barrett
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Matt Bace
  March 4, 2016
Incredible. The shaping of the hood and the engine with functional valve train is just mind-blowing. I love the work on the grill, too -- it is very distinctively Ford.
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  March 3, 2016
Whooaaa this truck is massive! Detail everywhere you look, excellent engine and wheels. Great job as always. :)
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  March 3, 2016
Just fantastic. The engine itself is a kind of brick fantasy came true. Perfection.
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  March 3, 2016
Quoting Lando L. Jackson Hey Nick- excellent truck! Anyway, I was wondering if you would like to team up again for the MOCAthalon this year.
Thanks Lando, I'd quite like to be a Plastic Surgeon... so long as it doesn't give you too many AFOLs. I should be able to build my share of the categories.
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  March 3, 2016
Hey Nick- excellent truck! Anyway, I was wondering if you would like to team up again for the MOCAthalon this year.
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  March 2, 2016
Insane size, insane shape, insane details, insane functions! Very well done once again Nick!
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  March 2, 2016
OMG crazy good
Nick Barrett
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matt rowntRee
  March 1, 2016
Four weeks?! I am hurting! Nick, this is stellar beyond words. First off, I couldn't agree more that the '56 was truly the pinnacle for the F-series. Second, all the functions blow me away. And finally the details, the parallels raising the hood, the half stud door clearance, and the curvatures on the fenders. It's all just too perfect. Standing ovation!
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  March 1, 2016
Just crazy outa sight man! The sculpting, the engine, the glove compartment, all the other stuff I can't remember...just fantastic!
  March 1, 2016
Nick this is outstanding you are the king of studded building always love your work
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  March 1, 2016
this is a GRAND achievement, all that life-like functionality in such a sweet red package!
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  March 1, 2016
Quoting Nils O. Wow Nick, that's awesome! The motor itself is a little piece of art. The rest is freaking cool, too. I see you have (over)compensated the lack of studs on your Jeeps and the Lambo ;-)) Great job! :-))
Thanks Nils. Yeah, it was about time I did a studfest. Makes me feel right at home :-)
  March 1, 2016
Wow Nick, that's awesome! The motor itself is a little piece of art. The rest is freaking cool, too. I see you have (over)compensated the lack of studs on your Jeeps and the Lambo ;-)) Great job! :-))
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  March 1, 2016
Amazing attention to detail as always Nick, looks a really fun build!
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  February 29, 2016
Wowzers. This is one heck of an impressive truck, Nick!
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  February 29, 2016
Love everything about this beast, Nick! The engine and wheels are particularly impressive. Of course, the latter have given me an idea for a giant LEGO top.
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  February 29, 2016
Amazing design. How smooth you can build with bricks! Great moc.
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  February 29, 2016
Outstanding creation. The details are awesome.
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  February 29, 2016
Full-size spare tire FTW!
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  February 29, 2016
17-stud wheels!! A truck beautiful in its hugeness...
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  February 29, 2016
Knocked it out of the park, sir!
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  February 29, 2016
Wonderful! Great sculpting.
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  February 29, 2016
There is always a bigger fish, yes there always is!!! This build is enormous!!! Excellently well done my friend, 12 out of 10 I would say!!! :-)
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  February 29, 2016
Wow! Just wow! This is a masterpiece! The details, sculpting and functionality are remarkable! You've captured the F-100 perfectly! By the way, how did you manage to build this in four weeks? Impressive!
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  February 29, 2016
This is awesome!! That bodywork is a work of art, never mind the usual Barrett brilliance underneath! A class engine too. One of my fave models from you ever! 10/10 : )
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  February 29, 2016
WOW!!! You robbed a lego store? ;-) Fantastic work.The engine is awesome. I think a lot of patience to build this Pick up.
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  February 29, 2016
Absolutely Awesome! Nice work! love it!!!!!
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  February 29, 2016
Really nice work, as always. Great 'studs out' design, as well as the many functions and aesthetics within! Brilliantly done!
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  February 29, 2016
Certainly excellent! While I dont really like so much studs-out, the sculpting and embedded details really makes this model stand out. It is really a "Lego-builders build!". I highly suggest that you include a photo of this monstruous creation beside something of known size, to really get a good idea of the size of this one...
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  February 29, 2016
again another amazing build,as mentioned the technical side of it just adds to make it better,love the wheels it would be so easy to use legos chunky ones but not our Nick he builds them from scratch,their an achievement on their own.then the detailing on the seats pinstriping.top it off you made it adjustable.even the steering wheel excellent work.body work even with the studs looks so smooth and really well rendered. Lego at its best,well done Nick
  February 29, 2016
A huge model! Great work Nick ;)
Nick Barrett
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Stephan Niehoff
  February 28, 2016
Your construction method is really cool. so perfectly represent the form in this fashion is extremely impressive
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  February 28, 2016
Woah. Where do I start. Thats actually easy..... that engine! That alone would have taken me four weeks. It is excellent... love all the details. The interior is fantastic..... I love how all the tiles go the same direction and therefore given the appearance of the upholstery in the real vehicle. You really outdid yourself.... great job!
  February 28, 2016
In my eyes It just doesn't get any better than this. BOAJDTAP.
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  February 28, 2016
lmao dude this is off the hook!
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  February 28, 2016
A studly design.
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  February 28, 2016
Yep, '56 was definitely the best-looking year for these. Also... THIS IS AMAZING. Four weeks?? I'd be happy if it took me four months to get halfway finished with something this huge and this detailed. I think this will do very, VERY well in the Lugnuts challenge.
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  February 28, 2016
Spectacular work, Nick! This is massive! Can I drive it home?
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  February 28, 2016
Big achieved. Brilliant build.
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  February 28, 2016
Excellent built. I wonder how much bricks you use it. Awesome.
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  February 28, 2016
Magnificiant build there! Love all the details and functions!
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  February 28, 2016
Everytime, your mocs become bigger and better. This one is, I believe, your best one. I'm literally mindblowed. Well done and keep building !
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Topsy Creatori Wow, Nick, this is over-the-top impressive! I have always liked the curves in these old trucks. Years ago our neighbor had one which he completely overhauled, especially the old electrical wiring. I really wish there was money to be made by the big companies to come out with trucks/cars with the old classic lines but with all the new techno wizardry inside! :)
Thanks Topsy. Yeah, these old trucks do have soul, don't they ? No fuel injection, satnav or electric seats but who needs all that when you got soul :-)
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  February 28, 2016
Wow, Nick, this is over-the-top impressive! I have always liked the curves in these old trucks. Years ago our neighbor had one which he completely overhauled, especially the old electrical wiring. I really wish there was money to be made by the big companies to come out with trucks/cars with the old classic lines but with all the new techno wizardry inside! :)
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Henrik Jensen Wow! what an amazing truck! So huge and with all of the well known Nick Barrett technology inside. Really fun to see that working V8 engine despite the bit shaky recording. The Wheels look brilliant too. Excellent Work!
A bit shaky ? It's a lot shaky! Thanks Henrik, good thing I can build better than I film :-)
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  February 28, 2016
Wow! what an amazing truck! So huge and with all of the well known Nick Barrett technology inside. Really fun to see that working V8 engine despite the bit shaky recording. The Wheels look brilliant too. Excellent Work!
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Firas Abu-Jaber I think now we all know where the first place is going! Wow! That's huge! Perfect work my friend :-)
Thanks Firas, but it's not over yet... there's a very fine Rolls Royce out there that might say otherwise!
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  February 28, 2016
Insane!!
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  February 28, 2016
incredible, what a piece and model, really inspiring! now I want a fig scale one badly, lol. superb Nick!
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  February 28, 2016
I think now we all know where the first place is going! Wow! That's huge! Perfect work my friend :-)
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  February 28, 2016
Fantastic Ford Nick!
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  February 28, 2016
this thing is just insane...
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  February 28, 2016
Wow! 44 studs wide.. that's close to real life size :-). I love the wheels, steering, engine, looks... Well, I love it all...
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  February 28, 2016
Great entry, Nick! I'm always fascinated by all the technical details and mechanisms, in addition to it looking cool.
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting VAkkron Stunning work, Nick. Your method for making curved surfaces is simply amazing, and this model showcases that perfectly. I LOVE the fenders, and the bed is fantastic too.
Thanks VA. The sculpting method works better the bigger you go, so...
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  February 28, 2016
Simply incredible. first you astound with your sculpting (a 1956 Ford F-100 absolutely MUST be sculpted) then your working details followed by all of the Technic abilities rounded out by LEGO built wheels and tires (pun intended). This is exquisite - probably the first time that word has ever been attached to an F-100! I am well and truly blown away.
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  February 28, 2016
Amazing work, sooooo big, the body sculpting is stunning!
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  February 28, 2016
awesome!:D
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  February 28, 2016
Stunning work, Nick. Your method for making curved surfaces is simply amazing, and this model showcases that perfectly. I LOVE the fenders, and the bed is fantastic too.
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Sven Jagdmann My dreamtruck ;) It's my biggest dream being a owner of the real live size version. Your work on this Lego version is absolute fantastic, awesome, magnificent... to be continued... XD Superb work my friend. Love this beautiful truck with all the nice working details.
Thankyou Sven, hope you get one someday; they've definitely got something.
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting LimitlessBricks.com LEGO Models Nick, may I say that this is your best work so far? I know all your creations so far, so this statement says a lot!
Thanks Milan, speed-building is the way forward! :-)
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera WOW Nick this is MEGA! I saw one of these the other day in Bristol, my wife said there are loads of them in Colombia. We both love this pick up! A fantastic build and if you don't win a prize for this I will be writing a letter of complaint to LUGnuts!
Thanks Tom, although I am up against Firas, Chinchilla and co... wish me luck!
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  February 28, 2016
Wow! Incredible work, love those wheels and... everything!
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  February 28, 2016
My dreamtruck ;) It's my biggest dream being a owner of the real live size version. Your work on this Lego version is absolute fantastic, awesome, magnificent... to be continued... XD Superb work my friend. Love this beautiful truck with all the nice working details.
  February 28, 2016
Nick, may I say that this is your best work so far? I know all your creations so far, so this statement says a lot!
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  February 28, 2016
It is huge! Wow! Looks very realistic and impressive. Amazing work!
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  February 28, 2016
WOW Nick this is MEGA! I saw one of these the other day in Bristol, my wife said there are loads of them in Colombia. We both love this pick up! A fantastic build and if you don't win a prize for this I will be writing a letter of complaint to LUGnuts!
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  February 28, 2016
This is truly fantastic. The overall look is enough but all the detail and moving bits make this a true engineering feat. Woohoo!
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  February 28, 2016
Wow! What a monster! This is amazing! I don't know where to start, but I think that my favourite parts are the brickbuilt wheels! And the body has some really cool solutions, too!
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  February 28, 2016
More sculpting than car making. Great!
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  February 28, 2016
Very impressed. Size does matter! Never mind the studs. This is a fantastic build. Love it.
 
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