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#21 MikeMc

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:27 PM

what did you do to the suspension to get it dropped that low?



Basics...moved the A arms up in the front up to the top of the rails, in the rear, cut the "springs", with a small c notch in the frame,

wanted to use different wheel/tires but the way these fit..I'm happy

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:52 PM

Update on hood fit. Got another hood today and fit is the firewalls fault.
By prefitting the firewall flush to the top and sides I made the body too narrow

So broke those joints , added some scrap filler, hood now fits fine.

Edited by Stasch, 11 January 2011 - 03:54 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2011 - 04:58 PM

my neighbor has a 1:1 truck like that it green with the 90s bed and that cab

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:07 PM

I picked up this kit in trade, and since Randy's pics were moved/deleted, I figured I would add some images of the parts from the Hemi Hyrdo combo version. Full album of images here: http://s916.photobuc...side/?start=all


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:01 PM

Does anyone make correct towing equipment for this era truck?

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:14 AM

Does anyone make correct towing equipment for this era truck?


SJS Details used to offer a resin Nash tow truck, but I think it was closer to '50's vintage. I swear I've seen someone re-casting the tow truck parts from the "Cooter's Tow Truck" kit, but don't recall whom.

Might be some good info for you here, too: http://www.modelcars...&hl=+tow +truck

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:30 AM

Does anyone make correct towing equipment for this era truck?


The Midnight Cowboy wrecker bed is a close representative to the 60's era. You could start with that and make changes based upon your research. You would need to source some '60s era 1 ton wheels.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

workin on this build myself

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

I have one of the "Cali Wheels" issue.

I traded the Chrome steelies for Modifies Dualies .

I also stretched the frame. to fit an 8 ft bed.

But it is not getting a Pickup bed.

It is getting an Open Road Mini-Motor Home body instead.

Here is the build so far;

 

65OpenRoadChevy-Ls.jpg

 

Tires are OLD AMT Turnpiker Rubber Firestone Darlington Gum Dipped!!

Front Steelies are from the 64 "Cameo" kit, rears are the Chromies from the 65 bashed

with Deep set rings to make duallies.  (Only the centers are from the Chromies!)

Dog-Dishes are from the 64.

 

Now to find the space and get back to the build!!!!



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

That is cool Dan



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

Thanks. I just thought the Motor Home body looked more correct on this older

Chevy than the 67-72 it originally came with.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:14 PM

Does anyone make correct towing equipment for this era truck?

 

I forgot about the resin tow truck bed TJ's Custom Castings does:

 

http://stores.tjscus...-bed/Detail.bok

 

 

I appears to be a straight recast of the tow bed last seen in the "Cooter's Tow Truck" kit.



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:56 AM

I have one of the "Cali Wheels" issue.

I traded the Chrome steelies for Modifies Dualies .

I also stretched the frame. to fit an 8 ft bed.

But it is not getting a Pickup bed.

It is getting an Open Road Mini-Motor Home body instead.

Here is the build so far;

 

65OpenRoadChevy-Ls.jpg

 

Tires are OLD AMT Turnpiker Rubber Firestone Darlington Gum Dipped!!

Front Steelies are from the 64 "Cameo" kit, rears are the Chromies from the 65 bashed

with Deep set rings to make duallies.  (Only the centers are from the Chromies!)

Dog-Dishes are from the 64.

 

Now to find the space and get back to the build!!!!

 

Pretty cool.  I also bought the 65 Chevy pickup to use with the open road camper.