'68 Chevy Shortbed. [April 21 , , repainted and underhood mockup]]
Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:16 AM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:35 AM
Getting some stuff ready to send to the plater too, including the bumper for this truck.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:36 AM
Starting to look awesome Im building one too and just finished a 67. I used amt's newer 1960 chevy pickup chassis, 1984 GMC inside fenders.
Very sharp Jason. ,, I really like that.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:15 PM
Finished widening the wheel houses. also been reworking the tailgate. I'll have to redo the tail light area too. They're way off.
You can see from this underside pic how I moved them in and extended them with sheet plastic.Lots of room under there now for those big Pegasus tires I'll be using.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:40 PM
Really nice work... I am making a little headway on the 67 3/4 T...
Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:45 PM
Here is my 67 Short wide I built about 15 years ago...
Edited by Elliot949, 15 December 2012 - 12:45 PM.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:52 AM
Been cleaning up the old cab.
Still needs a little work but it's gett'n there.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:23 PM
It's been a while but I've been slowly tinkering with my pickup project.
Swapped out the rear marker lights to the type without chrome trim so they match the front ones.
also shaved off the wipers and door handles. The one on the passenger side was damaged so I figured I'd shave them both off, dremmel out the pocket behind the handles and add new ones after the paint's finished.
It's starting to look a bit more solid now.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:50 PM
Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:50 AM
Now this is MY era Chevy/GMC pickup.
I got several of them!!
Don't have a Shortbox Fleetside though.
I do have both the AMT Shrotbox , & MPC Longbox Stepsides!!
I Think I have eache year of Chevy too!
Though I might need a grill for a 68.
That one with the Wide-Whites. Not something you see on Trucks very often!!
Might add Narrow stripe white-walls to a fire truck version I am doing.
Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:52 AM
Love the progress you are making on this one. Can't wait to see it completed!
Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:21 AM
Been working on the front areas.
Here's a mockup of the new inner fenders. The white strip is how much I widened them to fit the big Pegasus rubber under there. Still have to work on the firewall and the lip area where the outer fenders, inner fenders and hood meet.
You can also see I've shaved off the molded wipers.
OH, and I'm also going to give the old plate chassis poseable steering. Just simple scratch made peices as most of it will be hidden inside the wide 19" wheels and not seen anyway.
This is just the start. The lower arms will be similar and the uprights will be made from sprue. Very simple but it'll get the job done.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:03 PM
I have to ask where or what kit would offer the correct inner fenders for i want to fix the one i have and make it correct!???
Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:41 PM
Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:40 AM
Almost finished up the front suspension fabrication. Just have to make some tie-rods and the section between them but it's far enough along that I have set how it's gonna sit. Low but not too low and with a slight rake.
Here's a shot of the started engine in it's natural environment. I'm seriously concidering adding air conditioning to this one to help fill up all that space under the hood.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:27 AM
Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:50 AM
Very nice looking, Steve ! Excellent stance. I may have everything you need for the AC. I had some extras cast from parts from the '68 el Camino to use on my '69 short bed. l made copies of all the AC related firewall parts, compressor, freon lines, etc. lt's period correct & looks pretty good to boot ! Sean Stacey, sstacey47 , cast them for me, so he may still have the molds as well.
Thanks Bart but I'm pretty sure I have all the needed parts from that same kit. I do appreciate the offer though.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:32 AM
Keep at it Steve..the cab looks miles away from what you started with.
The wheels fit the modified wheel wells nicely.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:32 AM
Never liked the tail lights on these kits. The proportions are way off. The pencil mark in my pic below shows about where the top of the backup light should be ,, the bottom should be about middle of the molded in one.
So, I dremmeled out the light and up to about where the light should be. Then added sides and bottoms with sheet plastic. I'll also add a devider between the red and clear lenses before painting. Planning to make the lenses from sprue.
I also did up the firewall from sheet plastic. Still need to work on the inner fenders and the lip on the outer ones under the sides of the hood.
Also finished up the simple poseable steering assembly. I should clean it up a bit though.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:48 PM
Awesome work Steve, I can't wait to see some paint on this baby!