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#21 Jzaaijer

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

Here is the grill and surround. I'm going to de-chrome the grill and paint it black.


Hi, I have the same kit, just haven't started yet. But I see an item on your kit that I do not seem to have: the grill surround. Was that part of the kit?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

Hi, I have the same kit, just haven't started yet. But I see an item on your kit that I do not seem to have: the grill surround. Was that part of the kit?

 

It's actually molded to the fenders along with the floor of the cab. I cut both out with my dremel. First time I've cut on a model in a long time but both cutouts came out good.

Heres a pic of where it would be normally.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

Alright so I did get some done today and I swear I'm never gonna use rattle cans again. I'm going to start airbrushing my stuff. Well anything door panel size and up. O well enough ranting, on to the pics.

 

Painted the hand brake and an air breather.

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Here is the scoop.

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Need to sand a little and one more coat on the grill surround.

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Finally started painting the cab. Still need to do some light sanding and another coat. I should be able to get the sanding and another coat tomorrow.

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As for using solder for the exhaust, I haven't thought about that. I'll look into that tonight. Thanks for the idea Tom.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

 
It's actually molded to the fenders along with the floor of the cab. I cut both out with my dremel. First time I've cut on a model in a long time but both cutouts came out good.
Heres a pic of where it would be normally.
[img]http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w291/lmtdconnectivity/41chevygrillinsertquestion.jpg[/img]


Omg! Now I see what you did! I admire your courage! You cut it out with great precision! I'm going to follow this build! You are on to something great here! :-)

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

Omg! Now I see what you did! I admire your courage! You cut it out with great precision! I'm going to follow this build! You are on to something great here! :-)

 

Thanks Jeroen! I cut the floor board out first to get a feel for my new dremel and then went for the gusto. I really wanted to use the grill. Key is to cut farther out than you want and work it down from there. Learned that the hard way. Anyway I'll have pics in the morning or afternoon of what I got done today.



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

Oooo! Got to see the next pics! Promising!

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

Ok so a late update for what I was able to get done yesterday.

 

Door panels are done and all I have left on dash is the instrument panel decal.

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Here is the engine with the breather and scoop on finally.

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Side view.

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Here is a mock up so far. sorry for crappy pics. The lights in the basement are garbage.

 

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The engine is sitting really low right now but once i get the motor mounts made it will be where it should.

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Next update will probably be saturday since i have to work.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

OK so it's technically sunday but its an update. All the model work I did last night. Today I did some cleaning and reorganizing of my build area.

 

On to the pics.

 

Finished the dash.

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I was able to get the cab together.

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Got the rear bumper brackets, side mirror, and the rear license plate painted.

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Got the motor mounts made and painted.

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I think I will use this decal set from the kit.

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And finally my new work area. A lot more room and somewhat better light. I really need to invest in a large florescent light that I can put above me. Working in the basement isn't the best for lighting.

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Tomorrow I hope to get the bed done, engine mounted, driveshaft cut to right length and painted, maybe get grill mounted, and start painting the wood racks.

 

I've been researching airbrushing with nail polish and came across decanting spay paint. I wish I would have thought of that for this build since I hate the way the paint came out. Oh well, learn something for the next build. My next build the paint will be much better. NO more rattle cans unless decanted.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

I didn't get as much done today as I wanted to but I got a little done.

 

Got the decals on the cab.

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Got the bed painted except the floor. I got a coat on the wood rails. Also got the decals on the side of the bed. I can probably get the floor done tomorrow.

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I would have got more done but my son wanted me to paint a bunch of parts with my airbrush for a Caribbean Pirate Ship he is building. I had to paint the wood rails the same color he needed so what was I to do. It gave me some good practice time with my airbrush.

 

Had problems with the motor mounts and the steering box being in the way. I'll work on that tomorrow too.

 

I'm hoping to get the motor mounted, bed finished, bumper brackets on and the bumpers stripped and painted black tomorrow but could be next friday before I can get back to the bench.

 

I have to say I am loving the new work area. so much more room and light. Still need more light but it's better than it was by far.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:59 AM

Good work Shawn, very nice truck.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

Thanks Michael. It's getting there.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

Ok so I am not going to get very far today. I am officially waiting until this weekend to go to the hobby shop and get some square rod so I can get the motor mounted properly. I can't find anything I can use in my current arsenal to mount the motor correctly. Oh well. I did get a little done today though.

 

Got the tailgate painted. Just need to add decals to it.

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The bed is officially done except the tailgate being added.

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Here it is with the racks.

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I also got the license plates done.

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I still need to figure out what I am going to do about exhaust. Need to pick up some aluminum tubing and some solder while at the hobby store this weekend.

 

Since I am stuck until this weekend I figured I'd throw together a mock up of my next build. Check it out here:

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

I was able to get the bed completed tonight. It wasn't much but the bed is now complete.

 

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Here is the completed bed all together.

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Next update will probably be Saturday night or Sunday since I can't get to the hobby shop until Saturday. I'll probably do some work on my 66 El Camino in the meantime.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

So I got to the hobby shop today and got the square rod i needed for the motor mounts. I also picked up a new needle for my airbrush and a couple of paint jars. Hopefully I'll be able to get the engine mounted tomorrow or sunday. Hopefully tomorrow, then I can make the push to finish.



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

whow awsome that green is soo nice !!! thats kind of the color i wish i had given my custom truck .. loving this build !!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:53 AM

whow awsome that green is soo nice !!! thats kind of the color i wish i had given my custom truck .. loving this build !!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thanks Richard!



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

Ok so I got a lot done today and finished it up. On to the pics:

 

I totally forgot about the gas cap on the cab. Had to strip and paint it.

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Finally decided on these exhaust pipes. I didn't have the parts to build headers with solder so I found these in a double dragster kit. I wanted to use the longer pipes in that kit but the last pipe hit the cab on both sides.

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Here's the engine mounted along with the drive shaft.

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Another angle.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

Here it is completed.

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This was a great build for me. Loved the kit and wouldn't mind doing a custom version with fenders in the future. On to the next build and see what i can push myself with on it.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:05 AM

Very nice pickup, rough look. Perfect work, Shawn!



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

Very nice pickup, rough look. Perfect work, Shawn!

 

Thanks Michael!