Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:24 AM
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:51 PM
Al, That's the Plan!!!
Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:26 AM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:11 PM
Where did you get the hood for the truck? That is something I would love to have for mine
Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:00 PM
Hey everbody! I have not had much time at the bench lately, once the semester ended I went back to work full time. I did manage to get some work done on the chevys though:
I'm working on getting the body smooth, still contemplating a standard cab conversion.....
Kinda nice that this kit all ready comes with a shaved tailgate, but the way the rear fender extensions meet is very abrupt so I added some plastic to make the transition smoother:
Onto Big Red, I have the front suspension mocked up, got the wheels and stack painted, and added bedcoat. Thanks to some of the members from MAMA, this is the first body I have ever tried to polish, it isn't done, but man will it be shiny!
Bedcoat is actually the real stuff you can buy in a spray can from the parts store; NOTE: Rustolem truck bedcoat from Home Depot is the best I have used. This truck has Duplicolor bed armor and it did not work as well.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:47 AM
Love that red one, The lowrider one will be cool to with all the work your putting into, keep the updates coming on both of them.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:48 AM
red one all the way but im sad to see the 1 sewer pipe stack you need 2 fairly nice size stacks not 1 monster. i cannot say on the low rider as i like lifted trucks
Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:02 PM
I'm gonna try to get some work done on them tonight, Jake, the sewer pipe comment made me laugh, I'll build the next one with two stacks!
Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:21 PM
they look great i like them high in air and layed out why not put a stack#2 in there just geter done show truck or mud truck
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:45 AM
Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:19 AM
Very cool cant wait to see some more....I have a set of those tires and wheels I need to do something with...So I will be following along to see how your comes out.
Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:51 AM
Hey guys I'm still here, school has kept me very busy. Next week is spring break so I'll have some modeling time and I will have more progress pictures up for you guys!
Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:19 AM
Finally, some progress!
I got the firewall and bumper detail painted, I decided to go body color. The springs are actually from work, they are out of a 1:1 transmission, I think they might work great for this truck.
Speaking of suspension, I was originally thinking four-links, but that limited my space to park another truck under the Duramax. The solution was to use the factory leaf springs with the ends trimmed and custom drop brackets fabricated:
Now the stock rear was way too wimpy so I decided to scratch build what resembles a Dana 60
I thought it came out pretty cool, I still have to finish trimming it, add a breather and build the front diff. I would like to find some photo etch bolt heads for the cover.
I still need to build a hitch and a drop receiver. I think I going to tint all the tail lights too.
Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:30 AM
Thanks, got a little more done on the red one
Fabricated a front bumper, it will get diamond plate on top, paper clip tow hooks, and some kind of brush guards for the headlights
Thinking about adding lift blocks to make the tire clearance a little more realistic for something that could be driven off-road.
I got the windows tinted and I turned the one piece rear window into a 3 piece with a center sliding window. I finally finished polishing the body too.