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'57 Chevy Stepside "Down Low" - Updated 10/13/2013


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#41 Mooneyzs

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:27 PM

Leo... thanks man... I can't wait to have it done as well

 

James... sorry it's taken me a little time to get back to you. I have actually been focusing a little more on my 1/16th scale funny car build lately, But I dusted this kit off tonight and pulled it back out. I got to a point on my funny car where I needed a little break from it. It felt good to get back on this build. I did one thing tonight trying to fix the frame because it had a twist in it and when the bed was on it, it was leaning more towards the passenger side. So I had a bright Idea of getting a hair drier and heating it up to bend it so it would fix the problem. Doing this I actually jacked up the frame and I heated it way too much and it warped the frame. Luckily I had a 55 cameo kit that was still sealed and I had to rob the frame from it to fix what I messed up. The seat is ready for a final primer coat and I need to get some primer on the dash. I am hoping to have some updated pics up tomorrow ( i guess its actually today since its past midnight  :lol: . I honestly think I can knock this build out in maybe two weeks....well I hope anyway lol

 

Larry... Thanks man. I am definitely going with the leopard print for this build. I think it is the best choice for how I am doing this build and hoping that it will pop with the blue that the body will be.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:13 PM

Hello All... I got some bench time on this build today.

 

Here is the chassis that I had to redo. I was trying to straighten the chassis with a hair dryer and I warped it way to much with the heat. So I had to start all over and redo it:

 

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This is to show where it was warped and I wasn't able to put the interior bucket into the mounting holes:

 

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I worked on the seat, sanding bondo and shooting primer and now it needs a light sand and is ready for paint:

 

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Then I worked on redoing the door panel:

 

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Here is a quick coat of primer to see where I need to fix the panel and it needs a little work but I think the look I am going for is turning out ok:

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:44 AM

Chris....Here is how I lowered my 55 chevy pu in the rear.  Shaved off the spring hangers from the frame flipped them upside down on the opposite frame rails then flipped the springs upside down and the left became the right and the right became the left.

 

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:39 AM

Chris....Here is how I lowered my 55 chevy pu in the rear.  Shaved off the spring hangers from the frame flipped them upside down on the opposite frame rails then flipped the springs upside down and the left became the right and the right became the left.

 

 

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Im doing a very similar thing to mine!



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:47 AM

I was building this one for a guy I worked with...and this was how he was doing it on his 1:1 truck  along with a camaro front sub frame and suspension....I used the 78 Camaro and cut off the the front subframe also...worked out just like his 1:1 did



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:43 PM

Dave... Nice work on your frame. I like how you moved the leaf springs in to get it lowered. Since this is a curbside build I am doing I decided to leave the rear end out from my first go around. I had it it in the first frame before I messed that one up lol

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:26 PM

Ok Fellas.... I got some more done to the interior of this build. I have pretty much finished the door panels and all that is needed is a final sanding of the primer before I lay color down. Here is a few pics of the progress....

 

Passenger Door Panel:

 

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Driver Door Panel:

 

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Dash:

 

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Dash with Seat and Parts by Parks Aluminum Steering Column:

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:31 PM

looks good



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:19 AM

Thanks Bill 



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:50 AM

Looks Good!



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:02 AM

Dave... Thanks buddy..

 

 

Hello Fellas.... well I mixed some paint up this morning and sprayed some parts today. Pretty happy with how they turned out so far. Now I can't wait to get a little more done on this interior and get the body ready for paint. 

 

I first painted the seats House of Kolor White base and then sprayed inner coat clear over it afterwards. Next step is to get the decals on the seat for seat material:

 

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Had to mock the seat up:

 

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Here is the interior bucket, it was first prayed with HOK black base then I sprayed PPG's Toyota Speedway blue over it. I left it just the base with no clear on it:

 

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Here is the Dash, It was sprayed with HOK white base first then sprayed HOK inner coat clear. After the inner coat clear was dry I taped the dash off and then sprayed PPG Toyota speedway blue:

 

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Here I placed the dash into the interior bucket:

 

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:04 AM

Here I stuck the steering column in to see how it looked with the color:

 

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Outside shots:

 

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Another one:

 

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:44 AM

awsome progress !!!!!! :wub:



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:06 AM

The blue and white looks great!   Nice choice!



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:23 PM

Richard... Thanks man! I am excited about the progress on this one

 

Dave... Thanks bud... I really like the color combo. the color is a little lighter in person but was trying to shoot for a color close to the real car I took pics of.

 

So I was able to make some more progress on this build today. I was able to get the kick panels made up and the floor painted and flocked.... and here is the results.

 

 

I started out with making the kick panels from .020" thick styrene and then I covered them with with medical tape for the pattern of the material:

 

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I next sprayed primer on them and then painted them with a brownish tan color:

 

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Then I painted the interior bucket with the same brownish tan for the base of the flocking material:

 

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I then had to lay the kick panel in to see how it looked:

 

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:25 PM

Here is all of the materials used for the flocking process:

 

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Here is the interior tub after flocking:

 

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Here is the interior mocked up with the seat, Dash and kick panels:

 

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Here is the view from the passenger side:

 

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 01:30 AM

Chris, that blue and white is a knock out combo on the dash.

 

Very cool vibes



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:07 AM

just stunning !!!



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:26 AM

This is killer! I love that interior!

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:59 AM

Very nice work as always, Chris! Looks like it doesn't matter what do you build, you do it perfectly! That interior is sweet, those colors fit perfectly together. I can't wait to see more.