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#21 Platerpants

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:03 AM

keep it coming im loving it.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:31 AM

looking great :)



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:01 PM

Glad to see you were able to get some work done on your spring break. It's coming along nicely, keep it going.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

Whoa Baby!!!!!!!!



#25 Pullin Gears

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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:

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The front end needed work, I fabricated some drop brackets from sheet plastic

 

 

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All glued in, I used the stock rear leafs-prings

 

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#26 Pullin Gears

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:48 PM

Frame is getting there

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I decided to fab a hitch mount too, more on that later..

 

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Then came time to figure out a motor........and I had this die-cast cement mixer laying around......

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And it just happen to have an in-line turbo diesel engine.....

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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!

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:32 AM

Very nice build so far! Love the custom lift. Will be following this build!

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:27 AM

Gonna be one fantastic piece of engineering....Great work on the mods....



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:11 AM

love it! go big or go home!



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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



#31 Pullin Gears

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:00 PM

Thanks guys!

 

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...

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It's gonna be a tight fit, but I think i can make it work.

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So I pulled it apart and shot everything red

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Then came time to detail it!

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In the photo above, I have covered the valve cover in aluminum duct foil, and I'm beginning to black-wash it. 



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:06 PM

Here is the finished valve cover and intake manifold:

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A little detail painting and some foiling goes a long way

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The motor is starting to look less like a toy!

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I also cut, bent, and modified the piping for the intercooler, as well as painting it body color:

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Then I made the exhaust down-pipe for the 5 inch turbo back exhaust. It's "heat wrapped" with masking tape

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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.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 11:09 AM

Very cool so far!  Cant wait to see some more on this!



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:03 AM

Wow!! Man that is so cool! So you been workin on the lifted truck, how's the slammed Rado comin?

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:55 AM

Thanks Everyone

 

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:

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I added some Diamond Plate to the front bumper along with a brush guard for the grill and headlights

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Shot it semi-gloss black, added a MD vanity plate, and some paper clip tow hooks

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Then I wrapped up the interior, kept it simple sine the windows are tinted:

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I added a flip out monitor, custom gear-shift, and some body color inserts

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Seat inserts were done in flat black to represent suede 

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And of course there is a Monster Energy Drink in the cup holder!


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:05 AM

After I finished the Interior, it was time to work on the frame:

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I used semi-gloss truck bed-coat, I had to give Big Red train horns too!

 

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Then I worked on getting the engine, trans, exhaust, and mounts to line up

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Hood clearance became an issue......

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Nothing a little trimming couldn't fix!

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I'm getting somewhere now!



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:49 PM

Just epic.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:01 AM

Glad you like it Caleb!

 

I painted and detailed the stack:

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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:

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The third brake light is 1-1 trailer reflective tape:

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Also got the hitch finished up:

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And painted the differentials

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Then the motor went in!

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One more sneak peak:

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:49 PM

You lost me at the single stack... But i guess its still a very nice build.