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Chevrolet Titan Day Cab Single Axle


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#1 RyanSilva

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:53 PM

I'm not much of a sleeper fan, conventional or cab overs, so day cab it is!

I taped a line 4.70mm from the body side door jam, sharpied a line to follow, then made the cut with a xacto saw.

The cut came out a bit rough..but it worked. I'll use some baking soda and superglue to fill the gaps.


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I started getting the chassis finished. Not done painting the chassis, but it is coming together. Using a few shades of brown acrylics dry brushed in layers.

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I started on the fuel tank. At first I was gonna use the square ones, but said to hell with it and made a aluminum tank and added the C600/900 fuel tank sides to it. i'll end up casting the tank a long with theframe mount too.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:03 PM

That looks like a very good start, Ryan.

I did the same thing ... but stalled out while seeking the "right" wheels (not the ones in the pic).


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Finally located a set of the proper Budd 2-holers. I gotta get back to this one. I'll be following along with your build! Thanks in advance for the inspiration.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:11 AM

It's looking good so far.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 03:58 AM

Interesting. Thanks for the excellent photos that show how you're doing the modifications.

Bryan

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 06:07 AM

Dan, I'm still debating on using my 2 hole budds on the back as well, most likely will do the 5 spokes in the pic though!

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 07:22 AM

I was given some Aluminum pipe used to make Bow Rails on boats, it's great stuff to machine, plus the heavy wall allowed me to turn it down a bunch.

I redid the Air cleaner again, and turned down some resin for the ends. Not shooting for a Titan/Detroit prototype, just a simple can shape.

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The rear axle and much of the frame was done in many shades of brown, dabbed on by my trusty fat round bristle brush. I added the red after just to breakup the brown everywhere. I used a it of rubbing alcohol on it to pick away some of the red to get a chipped paint effect. It will get some axle grease afterwards.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:30 AM

nice work can't wait to see you finish this


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Posted 14 August 2010 - 02:57 AM

Hi Ryan,

you are off to a good start, looks very good so far,

Kostas.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 01:06 PM

Thx fellas!

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:20 PM

NICE WORK. MAKES ME WANT TO FINISH MINE.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:00 PM

Ryan,

I love the weathering detail, it looks real. Increadible skills and ability.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:10 PM

Ryan. Stop posting these pictures. Desires are rising in me to dig out another Titan/Astro kit and build along. LOL Seriously, your work as quite artistic and beautifully executed. I find it difficult to wait for the next installment.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:38 AM

B) Ryan amazing work buddy please keep it up i might try that cab idea on the white freight liner kit