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1965 Chevy Pickup - Aruba Style

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#1 Tom Geiger

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

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A while back I went to Aruba and brought home this little bus as a souvenir. I wanted to do an island style pickup so I adapted the color scheme onto this 1965 Chevy pickup. This photo is probably 10 years old, so this one has been coming for a long time!

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and here she is finished! Being a truck from the islands I didn't want to rust it too bad. The hood is kinda bent up, the fender was rewelded over the tire, The rack on the back was scratch built from Evergreen plastic.

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Engine bay is stock from the kit with wiring and hoses added. You can see here that it was originally a light blue truck before the interesting paint job.

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Top view - ladder by Evergreen, large rusty tool box in bed was scratch built.

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Spilled tool box just to add some personality. Tools from my parts box, I believe mostly from the '53 Ford pickup kit.

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Hood is a bit bent, and that is a genuine Aruba license plate.

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Rear view - I don't know where I got the rear bumper, and the missing tail light was from the parts box.

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Upon reviewing the post I saw I forgot an interior shot. Bench seat was from the 70 Impala kit Floor shifter was added as the old column shifter just sits there limp. I had a car like that once, so I went with it.

I had a lot of fun with this one. I like creating unique old work trucks, and vehicles from places I remember fondly.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

Pretty cool,Very interesting inspiration.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

I don't speak Aruba. I wonder how they say "cool"?

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:09 AM

IT looks great! Love it!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:00 AM

Luv it!! B)

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

Great build, Tom! I've seen it before, but can never see it too much!!


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

cool Mon!