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#1 impcon

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:01 AM

Just wondering if anyone here has done away with the little corner windows while building a base line '51 Chevy pickup? I figured on gluing the clear windows in and then sanding everything flush and applying a skim of body filler to even everything out. Any other ideas or suggestions?



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:40 PM

That's how I'd do it Gary, the filler pieces are already made and of the same material!

 

I think Nick Winter did one of these like that, if he doesn't see this and respond, send him a PM.

 

Good luck and show us the results! B)



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:43 PM

gary i have done that a few times , I.LL POST SOME , 



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:50 PM

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:52 PM

GARY ,THAT IS THE WAY I HAVE DONE THE ONES I POSTED ,IT WORKS FOR ME ,



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:12 PM

Thanks guys. Nice builds!!!! Definitely well done and the lack of the corner windows really does give the trucks a more - shall we say - unique and cute look. I like those trucks and frankly, the corner windows look good, but I prefer the work horse look rather than the top of the line models all the time. I know that the majority of guys prefer the fancier models, but the everyday, ordinary, more common plain janes musn't be forgotten, can they? Please feel free t post any photos of these trucks - I am always open to ideas.

 

I asked the questions that I asked because I am always open to new ideas and it makes sense to walk through the mine field in the footsteps of someone who has already crossed it. The wonderful thing about the forums is the ready exchange of knowledge and the inspiration that one gets when he hits the wall on a project and you look at the impossible tha someone else did. Thank you for the advice. I do sincerely appreciate every word of it.



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:21 PM

GARY YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME ,I HAVE MORE OF THE 50 CHEVY TRUCKS WITH THE SIDR WIDOWS REMOVED ,ONE THAT I WAS WORKING ON BEFOR THE BREAD TRUCK TOOK OVER ,, I,LL POST A PIC OF THAT ONE IF YOU WOULD LIKE ,?

 

 

 

I TO LIKE THE WORK HORSE LOOK OF THEM WITH THE 3-WIDOWS ,THEY LOOK MORE LIKE A TRUCK!.



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 03:09 PM

Thank you Blair. I am sure that I am not alone in appreciating pictures of your work. It isn't good to envy, but I find myself almost envying you with your talent and abilities.

May I ask what type of filler you guys use on your models these days? I am at this moment fitting the corner windows so that they are a flush fit with the cab corners making the need for filler as minimal as I can. I know from real experience with 1:1 body work that a skim of filler is passable if it is left to cure properly but too much build up will eventually fail and crack. I've been out of the loop with building for some time and I know that things change. And advice is appreciated. Gary



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:57 PM

Cool---I might have to try this ---maybe build a model of my 1:1 53 Chev PU -----



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:43 AM

Gary, in order avoid the eventual shrinkage (Jerry, you didn't tell her about the shrinkage?!) associated with one-part fillers, you should use a 2 part catalyzed putty like Bondo or Evercoat.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:39 AM

Just use the glass as filler and CA and some kicker and then sand and prime

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:58 AM

Just use the glass as filler and CA and some kicker and then sand and prime

 I never would have thought about using the windows, good tip James.

 

Nice work on those trucks Blair...



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 11:30 PM

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Here youcan see in the pic the first 50 Chevy with the corner windows filled in... Versus the one in the back...