Here's my inspiration- a whacked mid '60's Chevy wrecker done up in a decidedly hardcore rat rod style. Doubt mine will be a wrecker- I've done the wrecker rat rod thing before. I'm thinking a fifth wheel or something like that. Then again, maybe I will build it as a wrecker? Not sure, this will simply be another of my 'throw stuff at the workbench' type projects.
I stared with a Revell '65 Chevy C-10 that had been raided for parts.
I started off with the chassis- I used the lowered kit front suspension and stock rear axle, with wheels robbed from a Monogram F-350. The tires are from two Revell Deuce kits- the littles on the front, two pairs of the 'bigs' in back. I cut out the inner fenders, and body dropped the truck about 6 scale inches. The top was chopped roughly 8 scale inches, and the wing vents were removed. One of the parts stolen from this kit was the hood- I used it on a '60 kit because I don't like the 'pods' on the early '60's GM truck hoods. On this one, I thought this hood would be perfect, so I used the discared '60 piece.
I must like using Hemis in '60-'66 GM trucks- of the five I've built, this is the third to use one. It's from the Revell '41 Willys kit, with the Double Dragster 8-carb manifold and a DeSoto valley cover. The belled aluminum carb stacks are from an unknown manufacturer.
I'm going full blown kookie on this one, like that '53 Ford wrecker I built a couple of years ago. Should be a fun one!
Edited by Chuck Most, 30 October 2011 - 03:26 PM.