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'60s Built '34 Pickup with Original Paint: Polished & Rebuilt

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#21 Jantrix


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:25 AM

Well done! It has a great 60's vibe.

#22 Pete L.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:51 AM

Very nicely done...inspirational to say the least !  I really enjoy the look of the models built in the/style of 1960's, after all that's what got me hooked in the first place over FIFTY YEARS AGO ...


 Thanks for the memories !

Edited by Pete L., 04 January 2013 - 01:49 PM.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

Nice! Great work and cool project.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:56 AM

Question : How did you disassemble it, specifically how did

                 you get the previously glued parts apart?




Thanks for the comments, guys! This was a fun project!


To answer Steve's question... The model actually came apart fairly easily since the original builder, for the most part, hadn't observed the rule about scraping plating and paint from the parts before cementing. In a couple areas I did have to score the joints a bit before carefully prying them apart.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

Wow John your work is really inspiring, I also love how you rebuilt this thing much like a 1:1 hot rod restoration.  Everything you did improved the model without losing the original builders work.  The color is amazing! 

   One trick to try when dis assembling these kits is to find a large zip lock freezer bag, run water over the entire model and place it in the zip lock bag (sealed) in your freezer.  The water gets in all the little cracks and once frozen pop's the pieces apart.  Not always going to work for every rebuild, but it worked great for me.

#26 Snakebite Customs

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

looks good, hope my unbuilt in the box comes out somewhat as good as this

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

This kit is one of many of my favorites from the sixties....  it is neat that you restored it..... Nice work!!!

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

Nice save.  Pretty cool that you kept the original paint job.  The parts you added really nail the look.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

great pics and good job. came out clean.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:03 AM

VERY nice!!! i have a few of these in both built and unbuilt form that I want to get around to doing something with. A friend of mine bought the Trophy Series version and built it exactly as it was on the box side as a Ford dealership tow truck. he had the body gray and painted the fenders Testors Sapphire Blue - I always loved that little model and will duplicate it one day.

You did wonders for the little truck and I wonder what the original builder would think and say if he saw it? No doubt, he would be very pleased and happy with your improvements and upgrades. It always warms my heart to see an old model saved and given new life just as I truly enjoy seeing 1;1 vehicles rebuilt or restored. I think that your saving the original paint is a great idea and it sure does look sweet! Nice work! :D  :D  :D

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:38 PM

I love hearing stories of how an old neglected model is saved,Although this one was in pretty decent shape you have turned it into a true masterpiece,I think it is awesome that the paint was saved on this one,the extra touches you added are very nice and fit the truck well.Great work on it.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:35 AM

Excellent work. Looks amazing