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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:31 PM

Progress update on the interior.  Getting closer....  still got to clean it up but the principles are there.  Other than the solid tan on the seats, everything else that should be vinyl, rubber, or leather is paper.

 

 

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:55 PM

that looks fantastic, well done so far, you'll soon have a masterpiece on your hands.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 02:03 PM

Thank you for your kind words. 

 

It does not show in the pic but I actually embossed the KW logo in the upper door panel like the real one using a jewelers screwdriver and a little piece of tubing to impress the circle part of the logo.  I just now "dusted" it lightly with a pencil to pull it out a bit more.  Once I get sub assembly finished, more pix will be posted. 

 

After this go round, I am sold on paper for interiors.  Cheap, no special tools/paints and very workable with some patience with darn good results.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 04:59 PM

is that a short hood kw or a long hood



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:00 PM

is it a short hood or along hood kw w900



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 01:51 AM

Everything verified as a true US gold nugget version was a short hood.....so far.  So for now, that is the plan..



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:09 AM

Jesse,

NICE work. Very impressive solution to the upolstery 'problem'. Consider that idea stolen. Ha Ha. It is good to see creativity win out over cash. Goes to show you do not have to spend the national debt to showcase brilliant work,



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 10:26 AM

so you are going to cut the hood to make it a short hood?



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:44 PM

 Plans are to do the cab, sleeper (chopped) and then the engine.  It is going to be quite a while before messing with the hood/frame.  Whatever it is "supposed" to be is what it will be but again that is a long ways away.

 

 I just ran across a wad of fiber optics so I am going back a redoing the door interior panel so I can put the light in it and hopefully square it up a bit better.  Using paper just paid for itself. Since I am doing it again, toying with the idea of a window that will go up and down.

 

Thank you Mark for the kind comments.



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:28 PM

Practice makes better.....  

 

Just set the door panel on the door frame for picture purposes...obviously it is not seated in and the frame is not yet painted.  Some high gloss shows as it was still tacky.

 

Wound up ditching the "original interior" all together and fabricating door panels from scratch.  Got the fiber optic in for the door light and built a "track" so the window can go up and down (just a friction fit).  Still got to fab a door latch, finish off the buttons and add some seat belts. 

 

Now if I can only match the same on the passenger side..... :blink:   

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 11:03 AM

Looking good. Great interior panel work. Might have to copy the way you do it.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 12:38 PM

Sanity is slipping.... :huh:


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:20 AM

Looking good! You might be interested in this as well: http://www.truckpape...px?OHID=4749595



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 11:28 AM

  • Thanks. 
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  • Yeah, I saw that one and am using lots of the pix from it for reference.  It was listed on Ebay for a while but I dont think the reserve met. 

Going to be starting the instrument panel soon.  Gotta scratch the old noodle for the wood finish and chrome rings on the gauges.  I do have some hair thin fiber optics and plan to light the gauges.  Perhaps aluminum tubing for the gauge rings if I can cut it that thin and find the right diameters?

 

Seeking low cost/non mail order suggestions.

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  Thanks for all your encouragement and ideas.


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:51 PM

3rd time around though I have probably put everyone to sleep by now.

 

You can see the fiber optic in the door lit here along with seat belts and upholstery buttons.  Wound up fiddling some more with the panel as it just was not neat enough.  Still not perfect and not satisfied with the "tubing" between the various panels.  Might try some stiff wire painted brown, otherwise  (hopefully) just very minor tweaks remaining that will be handled once it goes in the door frame. 

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:53 PM

Finally got it.  :rolleyes:

 

Wound up backing the chevron pattern of the upholstry with very thin balsa which I had ground oversized, tapered holes for the paper to form into to create the padding effect.  Also found some 1/16 steel rod to use for the dividers.  1/32 would have been better...but.....it works and what is available.

 

What a fun discovery. ^_^

 

 And the cost of learning this technique other than time and persistance?  About $3 in razor blades and paper with enough left over to do the other door, headliner panels, and sleeper. 

 

   Hope some of you guys will  give it a try.  Those of you with some tools, materials, and better vision could surely outdo what I have pulled off.

 

Then again, this whole fascination with using paper is just my opinion. :lol:   

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 03:08 PM

Looking good.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:40 PM

Just a trial fit in the cab of work so far.

 

Nothing like a camera zoomed in and a flash to pull out flaws otherwise I never would have seen. :(   So, some clean up on the black of the seat frames is in order.  Oh well.  No biggie and an easy fix.

 

Onto the lighted instrument panel. 

 

I am considering trying photographic paper for the woodgrain based on what one fellow has created with 1/43 scale Western Stars.  It is going to be a challenge to figure out how to drill for the 10 mil fiber optics and do the gauges so they appear "back lit".  Ahh, a challenge....  Commence head banging.... :blink:

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:19 PM

Jesse,

Truck is looking good it's all in the detail. For the dash in my Pete I used a thin piece of veneer stained and clear coated it. I drilled out the gauges and put a piece of .20 mm sheet behind it.

If I enclose the back of the dash I can put in a single small LED to light up the gauges.  I HOPE.

 

 

 

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Your seats came out very nice good job on them.

Keep up the good work.

 

Kenny B. B)

 



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:32 PM

WOW!

 

Thanks much.  That looks really sharp, is very clever, and hope it works out.  PM sent.