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#21 kataranga

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:34 PM

Okay, so, long time for an update. Thankfully there was no deadline on this...! Did some fiddly work with the cab: cleaned up the corners and added some strip styrene to replicate the stainless trim under the rear window.

 

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:00 PM

I thought this CBP was dead.

Like the subject/topic .. so I joined.

Not much traffic so I put the GMC

and trailer away.

Great work on the trim around the

cab btw. Cab corner work is similar

to what I did to fix my '84.



#23 kataranga

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 01:43 AM

Thanks, James. The corners were a little trickier due to being able to see more with a step side bed. I wanted to try and build different versions of these trucks than what was put out in kit form; adding the trim to an MPC and removing it from a Monogram. :)



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:54 AM

Here's another mockup shot. Fixed the wheel attachments, now they don't fall off if I look at them sideways.
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And I managed to seriously mangle the big block I had cobbled together trying to straighten out one of the heads that was on crooked. Dug out an AMT 70 Monte Carlo that I picked up for parts and got the engine, big block radiator, and AC condenser setup for this truck. Getting kinda tight in there.

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According to my brochures the 454 was only available in C30 pickups but I'd like to think a fellow would've been able to order a K20 and tick the LE8 option back in 1981... :)

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 01:44 PM

Much better looking engine..

not to mention the MCM forum infamous alt. bracket.



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:56 PM

Actually that is the AC compressor; the alternator is chromed and has no bracket. I guess I'm going to have to make one for it it would look funny otherwise... ;)