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In honor of Vic Mizzy....DONE! Green Acres here I come!


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#1 Dave Van

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 05:11 AM

My current project. A TV Star car......I am sure someone will know what it is...... :D

Started as a AMT/MPC Beverlry Hillbillies truck...laser cut cab still needs trimmed. More to come.....THX

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 05:13 AM

Great Start Dave!

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:07 AM

More progress today........

About got the bed finished. I narrowed the Hillbillies bed as it was very wide. Added new sides with stake pockets made from channel and strip stock. The front and sides are strip stock with added wood grain. They are made removable. I am about at the point I need to start painting and assembly.
Hard to see in these photos but got the trim on the cab too. Thanks

 

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:34 AM

Nice work!



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 03:40 AM

That's looking great Dave..



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:06 PM

More work completed.......

My TV Star Car project is moving along well. Got the vast majority of paint done. A few small things need to be finish then final assembly.
Chassis.....
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Bed......
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Cab......
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Engine....
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I'll be doing some weathering and detail paint.....THX



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:08 PM

Is that Mr. Haney's truck?



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:54 PM

Is that Mr. Haney's truck?

Bingo.....was seeing if anyone would know!



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:18 PM

Vic Mizzy gave it away... I know he wrote the opening theme to "Green Acres."



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:01 AM

Looks great so far  Dave...



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:57 PM

Well I am calling it done. I need some small detail painting, radiator cap and one more item I'll show later......
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Started as a Beverly Hillbillies truck. Cab was laser cut from my design. Bed is from kit but narrowed with new side, pockets and 'wood' sides.
I drew the tags in CorelDraw using a screen gab from the show. (If you want a set hit me offline.)
It is painted flat black as a primer then medium green. Some say the real truck was black....but those early color shows are tough to tell. But in the show the windshield frame is MUCH darker then the body....so I liked the green and went with it.
Thanks for looking!!!



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:00 PM

Looks cool... but to be an authentic Mr. Haney truck you have to load up the back with all sorts of junk!  ^_^



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:07 PM

Looks cool... but to be an authentic Mr. Haney truck you have to load up the back with all sorts of junk!  ^_^

He's going to pick it up now!



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:41 PM

Neat idea!  Looks good!



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:23 PM

Wicked!



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:57 PM

Spiffy!



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 01:17 AM

call me when he picks up Billy-Jo, Bobby-Jo, & Betty-Jo.



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 04:22 PM

Very cool and awesome build Dave....



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 04:44 PM

Very cool! I loved that show years ago!

 

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:39 PM

That's cool! "Mr. Douglas, this here's Chief Sittin' Bull."  Remember that episode.