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#41 customsrus

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:32 PM

Been awhile since I had an update. So I did a little work to the truck managed to do the tail lights and work on the grille.
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I made 2 diferent grilles which looks better. the first one is similar to the drawing I still have to put mesh behind everything.
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The second one is a modified elcamino unit. I will have to fix the grille opening to accept this grille.
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 03:14 AM

Making great progress. Take your CRANKY VITAMINS and keep it going!

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 05:00 PM

Making great progress. Take your CRANKY VITAMINS and keep it going!


I ran out of CRANKY VITAMINS, maybe thats why building this model is taking so long

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:11 PM

COOOOL

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:27 PM

An outstanding bit of scratch building and body work. This will be a super build to show off proudly.................

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:47 PM

Alright guys, thanks for the kind words. Worked on the rear grille area again. Took an old license plate out of the parts box added plastic to all sides did alittle shaping added the "wings" to both sides. Once I put the wings on I put a piece of plastic to the back of the it to make it stronger, the wings are very weak without the back support. Hope you like it.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:53 PM

Here is what it looks like on the truck, still need to add some mesh and the chrome bullets to it.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:57 AM

Kewl.


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Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:51 PM

Update. Did not like anything about this model everything was going terribly wrong, so I ended its short life by putting it on the floor and stomping on it. Just kidding,LOL. I did not like any of the previous front grilles I made so I started on a new one. Took plastic tubing and flat stock and made a grille that is a little more like the original drawing, it is not exactly like the drawing but a liitle tweeking here and there and it will do. all pieces will be sanded smooth and the I will use alcad chrome to finish it, this will be the first time I used this chrome so wish me luck. Here are the pictures and thanks for looking.

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This is what it looks loike in the truck.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 09:57 PM

This is super awesome can't wait to see it done!

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 12:46 PM

This is super awesome can't wait to see it done!


Thanks, now back to work

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 02:17 PM

WOW is all i can say, it looks like a carbon copy of the pic in the magazine, can not wait to see this baby done.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:41 PM

A little done, but not much. Worked on the tonneau cover today. I added channel to the inside of the bed so the cover will sit flush. Made a two piece cover out of grooved sheet and made hinges with brass tubing and rod. Will add more channel on the sides of the bed next. So I think I am done with the body mods just need to start smoothing body out for paint. Next I will tackle the interior and motor. Then I will complete the chassis. Thanks for looking.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:43 PM

Couple more pictures of truck for your viewing pleasure. Now what color to paint it????

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 01:15 PM

I think candy apple red would look awesome on it! :lol:


I was thinking of one of the colors on the original drawings of orange or purple, never even thought of candy apple red. You might be on to something there candy apple red would look great on this build. Thanks

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:06 AM

Amazing work! I particularly like the front grill work.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 03:10 PM

Very nice John ! This right here along with your other custom 1ofakind projects is what makes you 1 of my fav's as a model builder ! Can't wait to see it completed ! Hope to see you this weekend at the show !

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:39 PM

Very nice John ! This right here along with your other custom 1ofakind projects is what makes you 1 of my fav's as a model builder ! Can't wait to see it completed ! Hope to see you this weekend at the show !


I'll be at the show this weekend ,but I wish I had some completed models to bring. I got the building part down now if only I could paint like you. If you never seen any of Davids paint jobs your missing out on some of the best. See you this weekend at the Heartland David

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:43 AM

This is a credit to Brad,,,,great execution and thought......I may have to think of this style......

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 07:36 PM

Had to make tail lights for this beast. Had some caddy tail lights but they would not fit. So I pulled out my trusted old dremel, chucked a piece of clear red sprue into it. Used a sanding stick to get basic shape, then used various grits of sand paper and then used some good old polish to shine them up. What do you think. Thanks for looking.

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