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57 Chevy Getting Dirty -- Done 2-10


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#21 streetmachine11

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:42 AM

i like how this car is turning out you do some nice work and that trailer is beautiful i can see how you got sidetracked lol ill have to try to build one :-) keep it goin!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:43 AM

i like how this car is turning out you do some nice work and that trailer is beautiful i can see how you got sidetracked lol ill have to try to build one :-) keep it goin!

jason


Trailer or dirt tracker? I just added this one today for another dirt build.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:20 AM

Got some paint on them today, here it is with the first coat of paint. I see I have some bubbles to take care of.
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And the stocker.
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Paint is Tamiya Green Metallic, and Lavender.
Now I have to do the frame, and cage painting yet, then assemble it all.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Looking good Junior. I like how you've roughened up the sheet metal on the 57. Looks very realistic!



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:56 AM

Update on this build, I had issues with soime bubbles in the paint so decided to make it look like a project in use. I sanded out the bubbles, and primered the spots.
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I did this is his daily driver/ on going project, so he needs it day to day.

Also someone mentioned no fenders on the trailer, so I made some from sheet aluminum.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

Got the seat in today along with all of the various cables, and lines. I built a battery box, but the paint is still drying on that yet. Seat belts were made from duct tape, and the padding for the rollbars is wiring insulation. The shifter boot is from a rubber fishing lure. The box in the middle contains the starter switches, and the fuel shut off.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Got the mud screens on today.
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Radiator Screen
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Also had to redo the headers.
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Battery box.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

Wow. I'm in love. :wub: Great work Junior!



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:03 AM

Whoa, this looks so freaking great. Can't wait to see it finished!



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:35 AM

Made some new exhaust dumps from some brass.
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We didn't run generators, or alternators back then so I removed the kit belt, and made a new one from strip stock.
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Added a torque chain, and got most of the plumbing done.
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Here's a couple of pics for the fun of it. I see I am going to have to open the hood for air cleaner clearance.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:58 PM

Final pics as it's done for now.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:02 PM

Man I love this one!  Great job!  What a shame to tear up the nice paint but, that's what they'er for right? Love it!!!!