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'50 Chevy Pickup '50s Style


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#1 rmvw guy

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:10 AM

Just finished this one up while waiting on the paint to dry on my Rat Roaster.  I painted it last summer with Model Master Fifties Aqua enamel.  I used diamond plate in the bed and started feeling the '50s vibe right away so I went with it.  Originally I planed on using a '55 Chevy V8 but, forgot before finishing the 6, so I went with it.  This is the first time I've ever used spots or fake side pipes but, I kind of like the look.  Tell me what you think.DSC04693_zps08126fa6.jpgDSC04689_zps16f23e0e.jpgDSC04692_zps19be4c4a.jpgDSC04686_zps41f9cc0d.jpgDSC04691_zps572aa320.jpg



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:17 AM

Oh, I forgot the engine shot and chassis.  DSC04651_zpse89dc6c5.jpgDSC04676_zps78482a41.jpgDSC04677_zps1d164b9d.jpg


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:41 AM

Thanks for looking.  :)  I tried to put this on my last post and it deleted the whole thing, so I had to start over. I don't know about that Smiley character sometimes.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:51 AM

RON ,nice job I like the look but I would have the front alittle  lower . but thats just me .like how you drilled out the bed rail ends ,



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:33 AM

RON ,nice job I like the look but I would have the front alittle  lower . but thats just me .like how you drilled out the bed rail ends ,

Thanks Blair, I would have it a little lower in the front also and this is the dropped axle that comes in the kit.  I may have to redo that sometime.  I kind of do remember when this was the style in the late '50s though, with a slight rake in the front end.   ^_^



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:03 PM

Ron a really great looking build. l have to say thats the best color l have seen on a 50 chevy truck. Very well done....



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:53 PM

Great looking truck! I like the color, and it looks real in those photos! Excellent work!

 

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:57 PM

Great looking truck Ron.  I LOVE the 50's look.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:22 PM

Nice colour!



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:07 AM

Good looking pickup



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:27 AM

I got the front end a little lower by losing the front springs and installing air bags. DSC04719_zps01e244fb.jpgDSC04721_zps130ef057.jpg



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:00 AM

well done ron...

but i miss some weathering on the underbody and if it were my i would use wood on the bed

 

regards maik