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w.i.p. :: 1999 Chevy Silverado crew cab [escalade conver.][4 door cab]


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#1 backyardinc

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

hello everyone , i havent posted much on this forum , so ima try to post some stuff soon . Here is a project i got last week at fulton ny model show . It's a revell '99 silverado p/u custom . I also bought the revell escalade SUV . I got a nice amount of work done on it this week . With alot of projects going on you may see slow progress on this build . here are some plans for this build , subject to change at any time

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= custom crew cab conversion
= escalade front end conversion
= escalade rear bumper conversion
= escalade tailgate conversion
= escalade rear valances
= resin 572 big block engine
= scratch built frame (body drop)
= custom interior to compliment crew cab

all for now .....

main project kit being used

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donor kit

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conversion is under way

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escalade rear doors , customized for crew cab

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escalade rear bumper conversion , escalade rear valances , fillers added under taillights

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rear end shot

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#2 blackace183

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

Nice work so far. Ive seen things kind of like this in real life. Keep posting updates!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:09 PM

escalade front on .....

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rear door panel , another view

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interior floor pan stretched

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early mock up before putty
= resin truck rims i picked up from a private seller at nnl east , no name brand , and he only had one set ... might go a diferent route on wheels , this is what i have for now .

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

Nice work so far. Ive seen things kind of like this in real life. Keep posting updates!


^^ thanks man !


last pic for tonight , resin engine , 572 big block that will go in this build

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

I'm loving this conversion. You're doing great work. Can't wait to see more. I sure wish there was any info on those wheels. They are killer.

Later-

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:31 AM

nice looks great !

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:37 AM

Thank you guys for your comments

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:00 AM

use yjr wheels but put a duilly bed on the truck if ur not using them then look for a cheap dub city truck and use them. i did one on some 44 inc super swampers and a big lift. B)

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:36 AM

Looking good.

Say where did that big lock com from?

If you don't mind saying.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:43 AM

Tooltas , ill look into those wheels ... I was thinkin of just tubbing out this truck with dually wheels without the dually fenders ..... I have to search for those diecast trucks , looks like there wheels might be to big ...

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:45 AM

Grayghost , when I get home ill post the link to the website , I picked up the resin engine at a model show last weekend in upstate new york , they had quite a bit of resin products the company that sells this motor... They had like 3 different styles of 572

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

B) if not use the caddies wheels they are about 22inc in scale,

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

Grayghost , heres the link ... http://vcgresin.atspace.com/ , thats who I bought the 572 from

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

Tooltas , the caddie wheels didnt appeal to me ... I searching for some semi wheels now , found some earlier today but sold out.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:59 AM

watching this!...Im working on something similar in the future....using these two kits plus the dually wheels and bed!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:53 AM

nice conversion, ill be watching this one to see how she turns out. Also any chance you would want to part with the stock silverado grill?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:28 AM

Thanks bandit1 ! Cant wait to see what you build , shoot me a message when you start your thread .

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:29 AM

Truckaddict , shoot me a message , I bought an extra kit for parts , it didnt have the cab and bed , but I have two grills now .....

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:28 PM

awesome!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

layed out the 572 .........

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glued the heads on , glued trans together...

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might blow out the 572

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sanded first coat of putty on the rear door panel

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more putty work

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started working on tailgate this evening ... im using the escalade taillight assembly but staying with silverado lenses

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