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#1 Chuck Most

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 03:22 AM

And it's really a Chevy with a GMC grille and tailgate.

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 03:53 AM

RIGHT ON brutha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:11 AM

That is what they all look like around here. 



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:11 AM

Nicely weathered.  That would be a good way to build the Revell kit.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:07 AM

I'm amazed it's still so solid!

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:29 AM

Nice find there Chuck! That truck is so typical of that era, bent hood and rusty cab mounts. That plow is actually a Meyers plow and the one in the Revell kit is a copy of the Western brand.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:47 PM

Thanks Chuck...great find.

That bent truck hood is funny as heck..what were the manufactures thinking.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 02:01 PM

Jim, they made the hood weak in the middle so the dang things would fold in a front end collision . Problem was , NO ONE greased the hood hinges ! So....................., what happens , the hoods folded anyway !  Then folks like me started manufacturing Chevrolet Hood stiffners to folks around Houston . OH Man, I couldn't keep em around back in da day . Gee, I wish it were 1976 again an I was still in Houston makin all da mo mo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 02:09 PM

 

That bent truck hood is funny as heck..what were the manufactures thinking.

 

Typical GM of that era.  My father's 71 BelAir had hook kinks right at the front of the hinge mount from the same issue.

 

GM pickups of that era were notorious rust buckets.  Someone said that they didn't even paint the inside of the body panels. Looking at this truck, it seems every panel on that body was replaced!



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:49 AM

 

Typical GM of that era.  My father's 71 BelAir had hook kinks right at the front of the hinge mount from the same issue.

 

GM pickups of that era were notorious rust buckets.  Someone said that they didn't even paint the inside of the body panels. Looking at this truck, it seems every panel on that body was replaced!

Tom most of the guys I know that used Chevy's to plow with used assembled (from parts) trucks. Parts are cheaper than a new truck. Just fix what was broke or rusted.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:02 AM

All vehicles get a elpo dip, which seals the metal, then they are dipped into an electro static bath that fuses the paint to the metal. There are NO bare metal surfaces FROM the FACTORY. Replacement parts are only shot with a temporary moistureproof type of coating. They WILL rust if not primed.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:20 PM

Here are some shots of the hydraulic pump and lines for the plow-

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:11 AM

I like the dirty engine bay with the brand new carb on top of it all.  I've tried to duplicate those things in models and have been criticized because I didn't weather that part.  Some things don't translate well to models.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:23 AM

I like the dirty engine bay with the brand new carb on top of it all.  I've tried to duplicate those things in models and have been criticized because I didn't weather that part.  Some things don't translate well to models.

Next time that happens, pull up this picture and let 'em have it. B)



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:55 AM

Cool find Chuck,  does it run?



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 03:21 AM

Cool find Chuck,  does it run?

I believe so- the salvage yard it's at is planning on using it to clear the paths during winter.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:42 AM

I would like to have that old truck! Ditch the plow and start looking for mud holes!!