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#21 carrucha

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:51 PM

Cool truck. As usual great paint job.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:43 AM

That is a trick lookin' truck!!...love the paint kinda '70s B)

Thanks again guys for All the nice replys

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:55 AM

truck looks good i like the paint job. I think I have seen some of you other work in some of the model shows and this one is just a good as all the others. are you in SCMA? I am in the midlands chapter

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:00 AM

B)
As ever Gary, AWESOME Dude!!
Thank You for sharing
Later
Russ
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:14 PM

truck looks good i like the paint job. I think I have seen some of you other work in some of the model shows and this one is just a good as all the others. are you in SCMA? I am in the midlands chapter

thanks, yes im in the SCMA way down here at the bottom !

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 03:49 PM

thanks, yes im in the SCMA way down here at the bottom !

humm..I always thought you were from Cali..
Your builds and paint scream Whittier Blvd.
I'm building a GMC shop truck and it will be
hard enough to paint a single color let alone
multiple candies.It's in primer right now.
Thanks for inspiring.James aka Joker
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#27 Skydime

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 04:49 PM

OK, I don't ever remember seeing this in a stepside kit, or I would have had it by now. Who makes it and what year? Oh yeah, this thing looks amazing!

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 05:21 PM

Just awesome bro!!!!!!!

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 06:29 PM

OK, I don't ever remember seeing this in a stepside kit, or I would have had it by now. Who makes it and what year? Oh yeah, this thing looks amazing!


its an old amt kit they pop up on ebay from time to time.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 06:30 PM

Thanks Josh, I had the long bed fleetside once. Gonna have to keep my eyes open for this one.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 06:58 PM

humm..I always thought you were from Cali..
Your builds and paint scream Whittier Blvd.
I'm building a GMC shop truck and it will be
hard enough to paint a single color let alone
multiple candies.It's in primer right now.
Thanks for inspiring.James aka Joker
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Pix by GHoneycutt

Thanks bro, Your truck is looking cool,cant wait to see some paint on it, yea im from cali but been here for about 8 years now, really want to move back to cali, just have to find work 1st,anyone looking for a custom painter,artist,or someone just to sweep floors in cali ??,let me know!, back in the late 70's i spent many a nites driving up and down Whittier Blvd.Im still stuck on the style of car that cruzed it back then.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 01:51 AM

This kit is the AMT 72 GMC Shortbox Stepside.
It is likely Gone for good as this may be the kit that was converted into the
Longbox stepside we have been getting recently

AMT & MPC both offered the Longbox Fleetside from 67 to 72 as Annuals.
Both offered the Tow truck option through out the era, though AMT only in the
Eariler kits 67-69.
MPC offered it all the way to the 72 Annual which was my first kit of this Pickup.
MPC also offered the Fire truck option as well as the Racer's Wedge car hauler
& Open Road Mini-Motor home that AMT did not have.

MPC converted their kit into the Longbox Stepside in 74, but took out the Stock
wheels/tires in favor of Nascar tires & custom rims. There are 3 versions of that
Longbox stepside that I know of (I have 2 of them) "Chevy Step-Side Pickup w/ Yamaha Trail bike"
'Heavy Pedal' in Black & the one I want 'Rolling Thunder' molded in Blue
The first issue was molded in white and showed a Gold painted truck with "Lace-filigree" red
panel boarder decals.
The Heavy Pedal shows a tube type grill & stock front bumper, but has a deep set Stock grill,
and Custom Heavy duty bumper.
The Rolling Thunder has the tube type grill. All 3 have the same "Spyder"-type rims,
R-T having larger diameter Dessert-Dog tires.

Ertl did re-issue the Shortbox GMC step-side once. This one at least could be built stock out of the box.

Edited by Edsel-Dan, 28 November 2011 - 01:52 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:35 AM

Nice Paint!!!

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:15 PM

Thanks bro,

Hey Gary ..the job situation is Nation Wide.
It's just cool to be able to let some stress go with our hobby.
btw..I got this kit in a show in Norfolk Va.Couldn't pass up the $10 tag.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:02 PM

Very sweet!

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:05 AM

Hey Gary ..the job situation is Nation Wide.
It's just cool to be able to let some stress go with our hobby.
btw..I got this kit in a show in Norfolk Va.Couldn't pass up the $10 tag.
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yup, thats the kit i used.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:46 AM

Gary Seeds Truck on Youtube
http://www.youtube.c...ature=watch#p/u

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:35 AM

Beautiful! The paint is just right and the stance is perfect.
I love the fade on the paint and the window tint is bang-on.
I'm guessing you also made a nice job of the engine.... any pics of that?