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#21 whale392

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:08 PM

How about a 68-70 Charger grill, as it about matches the overall shape of the trucks grill area, or even a Charger500 grill?



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:06 PM

awsome mock-up !!!!



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:08 AM

Thanks so much fellas!! I really appreciate all the nice comments. :D
Unfortunately uni hasn't allowed me much spare time lately, but I have managed to clean up after that section and start on a tailgate. Hopefully the final stance will be fairly close to this, we'll see how it goes-
 
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Sorry for the B/W pic, I was just playing around with the camera, but this shot turned out the clearest :P
 
 

I think I would take a little out of the box behind the back tire. Shorten that box up just a tad

 
Thanks for the suggestion Fred :D I'll know for sure once I get the roof chopped, but that does look like a pretty good idea, I appreciate it.
 
 

How about a 68-70 Charger grill, as it about matches the overall shape of the trucks grill area, or even a Charger500 grill?

 
Another excellent idea! I have been staring at it a lot and looking at lots of other grilles, and I am liking the look of quad headlights. I thought maybe I could try something Impala-inspired, with horizontal slats. I figure it'd make the truck appear wider/flatter. Just a matter of experimenting I guess, eventually I'll come up with something that feels right :lol:
 
Thanks for following along with this build blokes. Hopefully I'll get a breath of free time soon enough, and I can dive back into the deep of this project again B)

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:18 AM

As an Mopar fan, specially those 70's pickups, I can tell ya: AMAIZING WORK!!!!!!!!!!! I liked!



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

I prefer the Sweptline-Era trucks (1961-71) to the Lifestyle-Era (1972-92ish) trucks myself, but I still like a well-done Lifestyler! 

 

Honest opinion here; I wouldn't chop the top unless it is a very mild chop (1"-1.5") as the truck will look way too short vertically. If you are saying 'Bugger Off' to reality here, then a decent chop will be ok, but for a realistic chop, go small. Unless of course you decide to build a Ferrari-type monoque bathtub type chassis/interior set-up with deep-set seats and dash!



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:46 AM

Thanks again fellas! You are all too kind ^_^

 


Honest opinion here; I wouldn't chop the top unless it is a very mild chop (1"-1.5") as the truck will look way too short vertically.

 

Thanks for the input mate :D Here's a quick photochop I did; about 2" here

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Even that looks a little short really. I think I'll still chop it, but as you suggest, very mildly. About 1" should do it I hope.

 



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:51 AM

Hey Zac if you want a Hemi for this let me know and I'll send you one mate.

 

I wouldn't chop it either dude.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:30 PM

I think this thing looks amazing.  I cant imagine what was going through your head when thought this up.  Great work man I look forward to more progress on this one



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:26 AM

Looking good!



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:50 AM

Nice section job... Just what this body needed.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:17 AM

Any update on this coll project?



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:31 PM

Wow!! That is freakin killer!!

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:35 PM

I am with Whale... No chop of the top... this truck is looking BAD AZZ as it is...



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:06 PM

wow.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:41 PM

Very cool and awsume project



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:56 PM

Nice slice! That section job is spot on and speeds up the lines of a somewhat stodgy looking ( to me anyway) Mopar truck. The little Dodge is looking more sporty that a 67-71 C10. Be careful on chopping that top, your bordering on perfection as is.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 05:07 PM

Yay!! Got my new bed from Modelhaus, very pleased with it :D
Now I can get on with the major components of this build :D
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Progress soon...

OMFG i have an 83 dodge 1.1 i wanna do a model of is the little red express truck easy to find and can i get some info on that bed