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#1 ryanm

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

first off this kit is awesome and really cheap ill be doing a few more. anyway im doing this curbside just to show how to rust in a brief tutorial i posted in the tips and tricks forum. thanks for looking  ryanAttached File  photo (96).JPG   22.84KB   25 downloadsAttached File  photo (97).JPG   25.84KB   28 downloadsAttached File  photo (98).JPG   32.51KB   28 downloadsAttached File  photo (99).JPG   32.87KB   23 downloadsAttached File  photo (100).JPG   27.07KB   15 downloads



#2 Bartster

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

I have this kit, also. It's good to know it's a good kit, l haven't looked at it yet.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

Maybe you should consider doing the outer bed panels in faded paint ? They were fiberglass & wouldn't rust. The rest looks great !

#4 Tom Geiger

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

This is one of my favorite kits and I've built a few... see my avatar!   Since you are going curbside you may not care, but for the record...

 

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Here's the one short coming on this kit.  The bottom of the interior tub shows from below where it's glued to the chassis. It has a huge gap on three sides and you can see up into the bottoms of the doors.  On this one, I made a flat floor that fills the entire void and then added the step downs. It's just a few pieces of Evergreen sheet plastic, and well worth the results.



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:50 PM

This is one of my favorite kits and I've built a few... see my avatar!   Since you are going curbside you may not care, but for the record...

 

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Here's the one short coming on this kit.  The bottom of the interior tub shows from below where it's glued to the chassis. It has a huge gap on three sides and you can see up into the bottoms of the doors.  On this one, I made a flat floor that fills the entire void and then added the step downs. It's just a few pieces of Evergreen sheet plastic, and well worth the results.

 nice solution! i did somewhat the same thing on a old glue bomb one that i am building a rat Rod Shop Truck out of. you fix looks simpler than what I did! lol!

someday I just might have to dig her out again and work on her.



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

That is a good solution to that problem. If you are going for an accurate to the 1:1 build, though, the door sill steps should only go the width of the door opening itself, with the area behind it being having a tapered peice the comes from the floor to the lower part of the cab corner. The top of that area is open inside the cab.



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

Tom and LB55, good info on the underside. I never looked there on my build yet.



#8 Tom Geiger

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

Thanks LB55 for that info- I modified two of these pickups like this using instructions that were printed back when the kit came out. That was in pre-internet days, so I didn't have the resources I do now.  I'll get it right on future builds,  I love that kit so I'm likely to do a few more. I do have a '58 or '59 resin body that ain't doin' nuthin'!  LOL

 

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