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#1 jeffs396

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 02:58 PM

Here's a quickie build of Revell's '64 Chevy pickup...I'm so tired of burying myself in scratchbuilding & kitbashing, then putting builds aside due to burnout. Soooo, I put a deadline on myself to get one done!

I've got three weeks into this one so far (averaging about 7-8 hours a week), giving myself two more weeks to finish it.

No mods to body, just the usual hood & grille surround assembly/fit issues associated with this kit. Cut off the stock chassis' suspension mounting points to accept scratchbuilt leaf springs/hangers out back, and scratched/modified kit pieces for the front coil-sprung mounted Mercedes Unimog axles.

Tires are dullcoated SoReal IROKS, mounted on modified old MPC Dodge pickup 8-lug steelies.

All chrome was stripped and painted with Krylon semi-flat black enamel. Body/rims are covered in Tamiya TS-2 military dark green. Scratched bed cover painted with Rustoleum texured black.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:01 PM

And a few more...

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:05 PM

That's Freaking Awesome! Great job.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:11 PM

That's really KOOL!!! It reminds me of a neighbor I had when I was a kid, he had a '65 with 44" swampers on it...

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:27 PM

Flippin Kool Alrighty!! B) :D
Body and engine is looking good.
Gonna flip it over so we can see a look underneath? ;) :D

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 04:39 PM

Wicked man!!!!! I dig it!!! Sixx

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:22 AM

Quickie build? What is this strange thing you are speaking of?

Seriously though. Very cool idea. Looking forward to seeing this take shape.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 04:46 AM

That is a cool looking old truck Jeff! Did you make the wheels? They look real nice in those So Real tires.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:32 AM

Way cool.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:39 AM

Nice looking truck you have there!!

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:23 PM

Thanks everyone!

Rodney, once I finish the chassis/powertrain, I'll flip it for a few pics...

Roger, the rims are old MPC 70s Dodge pickup 8-lugs, with the front too-long-as molded hubs shortened more to scale. Rears are as molded. Supposedly these wheels are repopped by RMR, although Ron's catalog doesn't reflect that. Next time I see him at a show, I'll ask.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:30 PM

That body really lends itself well to your masterful off road treatment . Keep up the good work!

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:38 PM

Nice work on this truck.looks great.I sure would have a hard time going for a ride....this boy is high.Thank you,Chris

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 04:41 AM

love it.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:04 PM

I love old trucks! This one looks great Jeff, nice work. I see what appears to be an LS powerplant, what are you using for trans and transfer case?

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:11 PM

Thanks Randy, Chris, Darrin, and Steve!

Steve, that LS in there is the one out of the Revell Chevy SSR kit. Not sure if I'm using that one yet or not. As far as the transfer case goes, I'd like to use an aftermarket Atlas, but there are none (any longer) in resin, and I don't want to get bogged down with scratchbuilding one (please step up aftermarket!), so I'll probably use the venerable NP205 from the old R-M 1/24 Chevy pickup/Blazer kits.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 02:18 PM

I asked and Atlas sent me a scale drawing of the Atlas II. It's on my list to make one for the 48 jeep. I have an aftermarket NP205 sitting here too though.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 02:33 PM

We used to have these great offroad resin products, but Jake has since given up on casting :(

http://www.freewebs....bigjeepzzresin/


Dave Zinn mastered another nice Atlas case, but I don't think he ever had it reproduced?


Alan @ Ma's resin has many more offroad-specific parts in the works also...

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:13 PM

The truck looks super Jeff. I like the color on her, kinda has a military look to it.......... <_<

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 04:55 AM

Beautiful job on this truck. Love the way it looks. Nice.