keep it coming im loving it.
Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:01 PM
Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:40 PM
Wow, I've been gone waaaaaaay to long! College an 1:1 Hot Rods have kept me busy, but I managed to make it back to the bench and I'm gonna try to get the Red Silverado wrapped up for the December MAMA meeting! Lonnnng over-do progress shots:
The front end needed work, I fabricated some drop brackets from sheet plastic
All glued in, I used the stock rear leafs-prings
Edited by Pullin Gears, 03 December 2013 - 05:43 PM.
Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:48 PM
Frame is getting there
I decided to fab a hitch mount too, more on that later..
Then came time to figure out a motor........and I had this die-cast cement mixer laying around......
And it just happen to have an in-line turbo diesel engine.....
Now originally i was going to attempt to turn the stock 5.3 LS motor into a 6.6 Duramax, but this is modeling....so it's looking like a Cummins swap!
Edited by Pullin Gears, 03 December 2013 - 05:49 PM.
Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:32 AM
Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:27 AM
Gonna be one fantastic piece of engineering....Great work on the mods....
Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:42 AM
what scale is the mixer if 1/24 or 25 u can use the rocks under it too
Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:00 PM
Todd-I'm not sure what scale the mixer is, but it's definitely not 1/24 ! I will save the wheels and as many other parts as I can off of it for future projects though!
I got the motor mocked up...
It's gonna be a tight fit, but I think i can make it work.
So I pulled it apart and shot everything red
Then came time to detail it!
In the photo above, I have covered the valve cover in aluminum duct foil, and I'm beginning to black-wash it.
Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:06 PM
Here is the finished valve cover and intake manifold:
A little detail painting and some foiling goes a long way
The motor is starting to look less like a toy!
I also cut, bent, and modified the piping for the intercooler, as well as painting it body color:
Then I made the exhaust down-pipe for the 5 inch turbo back exhaust. It's "heat wrapped" with masking tape
Posted 05 December 2013 - 06:00 AM
Were wondering what your source was going to be for the diesel engine. I have a Silverdo without an engine and was hoping the diesel would be available commercially.
Posted 05 December 2013 - 11:09 AM
Very cool so far! Cant wait to see some more on this!
Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:03 AM
Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:55 AM
Chris- Unfortunately there are no resin Cummins or Duramax diesel engines that I know of
James- The lowered Chevy is in body shop prison! It's been painted, I decided on a little bit louder color.........going to be a surprise until I get it polished!
Back to Big Red:
I added some Diamond Plate to the front bumper along with a brush guard for the grill and headlights
Shot it semi-gloss black, added a MD vanity plate, and some paper clip tow hooks
Then I wrapped up the interior, kept it simple sine the windows are tinted:
I added a flip out monitor, custom gear-shift, and some body color inserts
Seat inserts were done in flat black to represent suede
And of course there is a Monster Energy Drink in the cup holder!
Edited by Pullin Gears, 10 December 2013 - 09:56 AM.
Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:05 AM
After I finished the Interior, it was time to work on the frame:
I used semi-gloss truck bed-coat, I had to give Big Red train horns too!
Then I worked on getting the engine, trans, exhaust, and mounts to line up
Hood clearance became an issue......
Nothing a little trimming couldn't fix!
I'm getting somewhere now!
Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:01 AM
Glad you like it Caleb!
I painted and detailed the stack:
And finalized the hole in the bed along with "sticker bombing" part of the single-piece rear window that I turned into a three-piece slider with the help of some electrical tape:
The third brake light is 1-1 trailer reflective tape:
Also got the hitch finished up:
And painted the differentials
Then the motor went in!
One more sneak peak:
Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:49 PM
You lost me at the single stack... But i guess its still a very nice build.