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#1 TSHobbies

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:07 AM

Some of you may have seen the laser cut beds we offer...Im told a reviews coming in MCM soon on the Woody set...Ive been trying to get more laser cut products done for the auto guys..and thought perhaps I could get some help from those who build them on a regular basis..Im more of  a military model builder, so I dont buy too many autos...

heres where I could use some help..and in return offer some free products..

I have one customer whos sending the bed parts for a 55 Chevy pickup so I can take precise measurements ,test fit etc..in return I'll be sending him a few free beds (along with his kit parts) once theyre designed... Im sure there are more kits out there who could use parts like these..so any volunteers in the US?

I do know the 1/16th scale 34 Ford needed one?



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:40 AM

What exactly do you do to the beds? Are they one piece or multiple?

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 01:56 PM

I have a '70s Dodge LWB bed I could let you use if you're interested in it. Another bed that will be terribly needed is a correct LWB bed for the upcoming AMT '78-9 Ford pickup. I have the stuff together to do the correction. But, haven't got around to it yet.  



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 02:26 PM

I have a '70s Dodge LWB bed I could let you use if you're interested in it. Another bed that will be terribly needed is a correct LWB bed for the upcoming AMT '78-9 Ford pickup. I have the stuff together to do the correction. But, haven't got around to it yet.  

 

I think Tim's looking for beds which used wood for the flooring, not sheet metal beds.

 

FWIW, TIm, the 1/16 Minicraft '31 Ford Model A Pickup might be a good candidate, as well as the 1/25 Revell '37 Ford Pickup if you haven't covered that one already,



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 02:41 PM

Kits I know having a 'Wood slat' bed are, AMT 50 & 60 Chevy Pickups

Monogram/Revell 37, & 50 Ford, 64/5 Chevy (don't forget the 37 Delivery too!!)

You will have to cut apart the 60 & 64 'Fleetside'

boxes to make acurate beds

They are Phantom Cameo's due to being molded in One piece!!

I am not sure if Chevy still used Wood on the 60, 64-65 Pickups though.!

Ford had gone Stamped Sheet-metal by 60!!

 

Therefore, You will need 1:1 info and NOT use the kit parts!!

Sorry, I have already 'corrected' my 60 & 64 pickup boxes

 

I need to look at the AMT 55/57 Cameo/stepside kits, I believe they Should have a Wood floor

since the 60 & 65 do



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:01 PM

 

You will have to cut apart the 60 & 64 'Fleetside'

boxes to make acurate beds

They are Phantom Cameo's due to being molded in One piece!!

I am not sure if Chevy still used Wood on the 60, 64-65 Pickups though.!

 

 

 

Yep, GM still used a wooden floor on the fleetsides thru 1966:

 

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:03 PM

Thanks for that Picture

It shows the Correct Fleetside inner sides!!

Note they Do not go Straight down like a Stepside box!!!



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 04:24 PM

yes, sorry I didnt mention that..I am doing wood floor replacements. but doing correct beds in resin might be something in the future...I have all the molding and casting equipment..just no silicone to mold them ..it aint cheap lol



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 05:00 PM

I have a Dodge "little Red Express" if your interested.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 06:45 PM


I am not sure if Chevy still used Wood on the 60, 64-65 Pickups though.!


 

I need to look at the AMT 55/57 Cameo/stepside kits, I believe they Should have a Wood floor

since the 60 & 65 do

 

Chevrolet and GMC used wood floors in the Stepsides through that last year for them in '87, and it was an option on long Fleetsides from '67 to '80 as RPO E81.

Yes, the '55-'58 Cameo did have a wood floor. It was the only truck in the lineup that had a bed floor painted body color. All other models had a flat black paint on the bed floor.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 06:55 PM

55 Cameo's were painted Commercial red in the box!!

And around the side & rear window surround.The rest was India Ivory.

 

56 offered additional colors, but limited you to the inline 6 engine!

 

A friend restored a 57, but left the wood bed clear coated.

Looks Very nice, but, is not factory correct.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 06:58 PM

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 07:24 PM

55 Cameo's were painted Commercial red in the box!!

And around the side & rear window surround.The rest was India Ivory.

 

56 offered additional colors, but limited you to the inline 6 engine!

 

Yes, on the Cameo, the inside of the bed was the secondary body color.

The '56 Cameo could be had with the 265 V8, same as all other '56 Chevrolet trucks (RPO 408).

BTW, a little fact about the Cameo; There is no identification in the VIN that signifies that a given truck is a true Cameo or not. The only thing the VIN will tell you as far as what it is would be the wheelbase/nominal load capacity. In the case of the Cameo, they are part of the 3100 1/2 ton, specifically, model 3124.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:23 AM

Some great info for sure! If anyone has one of the mentioned kits, or any kit you know could use something like this please PM me if your interested in my offer. as I mentioned before, basically the parts would be loaned to me, and returned to you along with 2 copies of the new wood parts.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 04:14 AM

I didnt notice till now that there was a group for truck AM, guess this wouldve been better posting there..but anywho..

so far I have a loaner coming for :

1/16 Revell Swamp Monster



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:57 AM

I'm assuming you're wanting to do something like this?

 

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:17 AM

yup..just like that..heres one we make already

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:15 AM

Nice, what about the 64-66 chevy? I have the 64 swb?

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:38 AM

Nice, what about the 64-66 chevy? I have the 64 swb?

Does it need one?



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:22 AM

I guess not. I was going to cut the plastic wood grain out and put real wood in.