1955 Chevy Cameo Beater
Posted 30 September 2006 - 03:41 AM
Next I turned my attention to the engine. For the build I didn't want a beat up work truck look I was thinking along the lines of a truck that was more like somebody's baby that was bought by someone else and then let go, so the engine wasn't built stock. I put on a 4bbl manifold and carb with a chrome air cleaner that i made look like it was starting to rust.
Now I'm getting to work on the interior. Some where along the line I saw some seats that where made to look old and beat up using toilet paper. I decided to give it a try, at first I tried simply glueing the paper to the seat and that was a mistake. I had a spare bench seat from the 55 stepside I built a awhile ago and I thought I would give the water/white glue mixture that I use to apply flocking for carpet. Using a fair sized brush I dabbed the mix on the toilet paper from the center out and this worked pretty good and if you don't like the way that it looks you can easily remove the paper before the glue dries.
After the glue dried I painted the seat and picked out a few rips with a dull Ex-acto Knife and faded the seat with ground up pastels and a wide flat brush.
And this is the point I'm at now. I've still got a lot of work to go yet. Anyone got any Ideas on how to make plastic look like broken fiberglass for one of the rear fenders. Thanks for checking out my progress at this point and sorry about being so long winded.
Posted 30 September 2006 - 05:50 AM
Posted 04 October 2006 - 12:07 AM
I thought I was done with the engine but I decided to get the throttle linkage in place and I added an oil dipstick. This is about the best picture I could get of the engine you cann't see it very well but let me explain whats there. The return spring on the carb is new because the old one was rusty and it broke, what was left of the spring is still on the intake manifold.
I'm trying to decide if I should try to build in some damage to the front end as the result of the spring braking.
Posted 06 October 2006 - 04:09 AM
the fibeglass effect can be achived by taking hair (from a brush eg.) cutting it to very small pieces, mix it real good, lay it out on a smooth area and make sure its perfectly flat, like a weave. pour melted plastic on it and press it with a smooth piece of "sumthing". alternative to melted plastic is fiberglassplastic.
Posted 10 October 2006 - 12:39 AM
I also got the body into primer and I was going to spray it the same red as the interior is but a friend said he thinks it will look better with the body gray and the inside red/black. I'm thinking he maybe right, so now I'm tring to decide that issue before I go any futher on the body.
Posted 12 October 2006 - 02:33 PM
After looking at the picture though I think I need to dull out the dash a little more and make the tools look not so new
Posted 12 October 2006 - 09:24 PM
Posted 21 October 2006 - 12:56 AM
On the body I decide I needed some rust spots so I shot on a little red oxide primer and some baking powder paste then shot the color coat over it. After the paint dried I chipped the paint on the baking powder and set the body in water till the powder desolved out. If I do another beater it will be better now that I know how to do it.
I will tell you AMT messed up the glass in this kit it isn't even close to fitting the winshield opening. I even checked the glass in another Cameo kit I have and a stepside kit and found the same thing with them. I'm tring to make the glass bigger with some Crystal Clear. It's a shame because other than the glass this has been a great kit.
Posted 24 October 2006 - 02:44 PM
In this picture we can note a couple of things. 1-The truck is in need of some TLC , you can tell this by the tools under the hood. 2-The driver likes to keep up with the lastest in the automotive world as noted by the Hot Rod Magazine setting on the dash. 3-The driver is a fan of the TV show Miami Vice, take note of the model box on the seat. 4-The 327 in the back is for something else, just take my word for it
In this picture we can tell that the driver is a little absent minded, if you look at where the gas cap is supposed to be you'll see that there is a shop rag in stead of the cap
This last picture you can't tell much new from it I just like the picture
Thanks for checking out my thread it has been a fun build I might have to try something like this in the future