1965 Dodge A100 Overhaulin' Style
Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:25 AM
as with most of your builds Mike, I am sure you will not dissapoint!
Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:26 AM
Seriously, though. It would just bring the whole thing home. Nice choice on the color, too.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:23 AM
Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:11 PM
Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:18 PM
What kind of problems did you have with the paint the last time?
Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:49 AM
Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:52 AM
Your truck, your build. Just trying to help, but you do seem a bit on the defensive side. Makes it difficult to comment other than shallow "looks great", ya know?
Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:01 AM
You are correct when you talk about the "vibe" and the "vibe" I want is more towards Overhaulin than tuner. I personally don't like the tuner look and to me a tuner is more of a foreign car or small truck with the wheels and tires tucked up under the fenders and cheap body add-on that are falling off than something American made and big like the A100. Your suggestion of a tire with more meat on it is how I had interpreted it and I simply do not have any tires in my parts box that would fit these rims. I envisioned the A100 lowered a bit but not tuner-like. Don't let the pic of the mockup fool you into thinking that I am going for the tuner look as the body with floor pan was sitting on top of the tires without any suspension componants added. I want this truck to look more like it is driven daily in comfort and not banging down the road with an ultra-stiff suspension like I see the tuner cars doing.
So far, I have removed about 98% of the flash and mold lines. My plan for this build is no bumpers, so I set about filling the holes for the front and rear bumpers. I opened the holes just enough to insert a short length of styrene rod and some ProWeld.
I have yet to remove the bracing from the bed and cab since I don't want to take any chances of compromising the body while I handle it. I then glued in the rear panel which added to the strength of the rear of the body.
I will sand the rod ends smooth and then coat the holes and rear panel seams with putty.
More to come...
Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:50 AM
Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:06 PM
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:25 AM
Michael, I hear ya. I try my best to keep my criticisms or suggestions truly constructive and not nit-picky or irrelevant, and I think in general most here probably do a pretty good job at that as well, but there's always someone or a small handful who is ready and willing to spike the punchbowl. It's the internet, though...gonna happen now and then.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:34 PM
Christopher, those few malcontents are the ones who irritate me the most. I usually don't mind constructive criticism and general inquires, only if they are just that. But, when the comment comes across as "telling" or "demanding", then I usually ignore the reply. I don't really know that many people on this forum, although I do recognize a few names and/or handles here. I will tell you this...if I want something done in a certain way and I can accomplish it within my skillset, it'll be done that way. I do like to think of myself as an open-minded person though.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:48 PM
Thanks guys! I don't have any tires in my stash that are "meatier" than the ones on the rims now. And, my idea for this pickup does not include big and little wheels and tires. My paint issues were of the poor coverage as the paint looked more like streaks after making a pass while spraying. I know that many of you like the Testors One Coat, but I am still not crazy about it. We shall see what happens when I get around to spraying it. I will change my way of applying it with lighter coats.
I get that streaking a lot with testors One Coat..with Fiery orange and Inca Gold. With Firey Orange though, for some odd reason...the streak disappears after a day in the oven...not with Inca Gold, it remains, not as prominent as it is when the paint is still wet, but noticable none the less.
Looking forward to seeing your end product. This kit is one of the many I have planned for this year.
Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:32 PM
I got the 273 CI V8 assembled and painted with Chrysler Engine Red. Since the engine will be covered, nothing extraordinary here.
Bodywork is almost completed. A coat of primer should tell me more.
More to come...
Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:47 AM
Maybe a little more...
My goal is to lower the suspension, but keep the truck "streetable" as a daily driver and maintain a somewhat comfortable ride.
More to come...
Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:48 AM
This pictures shows a before and after shot of the Overhaulin' A100.
I would like to thank all those who have supported my choice of wheels for this build. Maybe it's just me, but I am getting tired of having to defend my choices to others. I was raised to respect others and if I have nothing nice to say...then I don't say anything at all. I really appreciate the replies to date and I hope for more as this project goes along. Harry P. is correct...this is my build and I will build it my way. Thank you all!
Edited by mrmike, 22 January 2012 - 05:06 AM.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:46 AM
A mockup to see if the wheels fit within the fenders. Perfect! Now I can lower the suspension a little more.
More to come...
Posted 22 January 2012 - 07:26 AM
Love what you've done so far and look forward to seeing more of this one!
Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:31 AM
This looks GREAT...thats my bike I sold a guy before I left.....LOL...Looks Great and a EXCELLENT Job...