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Finished! 1974 Chevy C-10- A replica of my my Grandpa's old truck


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#1 wrecker388

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 10:09 AM

Hey guys! I'm starting a new project for my Grandpa for his 85th birthday this August. It will be building his 1974 Chevy C-10 Pickup. I will be using the Revell 1978 GMC kit for the project. The suspension used will be from a Monogram NASCAR kit (Pap's truck was 2 wheel drive, not 4).The engine/transmission were from Monogram's 37 Ford street rod(his truck was an automatic). The wheels are from AMT's 76 Gremlin, as they are the closest wheels I could find(I know of the Monogram Step side with rally wheels, but they are lug, not 5) The grill has already been started and will (hopefully) resemble his as closely as possible. My deadline will be his birthday, August 23rd. Well, here are pics of my progress so far.  PapsC-10WIP001_zps423f1c3d.jpgPapsC-10WIP002_zps31f5fec1.jpgPapsC-10WIP003_zpsa575cec4.jpgPapsC-10WIP005_zps624cffbd.jpgPapsC-10WIP004_zps488fdcf4.jpg


Edited by wrecker388, 22 August 2014 - 04:00 PM.


#2 twopaws

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 11:13 AM

Great reason to build a model.  Good luck, am sure he will appreciate it.



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 11:16 AM

Ill second that.



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 12:45 PM

Great project..



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 12:48 PM

Great project ,  hope you make the deadline !



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 01:48 PM

Nice start!

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 01:57 PM

I think those wheels are available in resin, check with Casey.

 

Nice progress and I am sure your Grandpa will love it!



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 03:53 PM

Thanks guys! 



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 02:59 AM

Nice start, and truly a "labor of love" style build, nothing can be more important that this kind of inpiration! i'LL KEEP AN EYE ON THIS ONE!



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:11 AM

great start



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:05 PM

Can't wait to see it finished.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:25 AM

Great idea, Riley. I always wanted to build my grandad's '57 Chevy for him, but didn't.

 

Let's see some more progress!



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:26 PM

Nice project. I've been gathering parts to build my own old Chevy. I paid $100 for a '76 Chevy long bed fleetside. Six cylinder, four speed, and not a single straight panel anywhere. When an old lady demolished it outside my apartment, there where shards of bondo scattered a block away. I still miss it 19 years later.....

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:24 PM

I'll post some pics tomorrow. Suspension  is nearly finished, found mesh for the grill, got the frame modified to be 2wd, and some other stuff i'm surely forgetting. BTW, does anyone know of a kit with a separate bow tie emblem? I need it for the grill.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:41 AM

Revell 64 Chevy Truck Model has the bowtie with the 10 under it, that can be trimmed off. I have a set that i can mail to you. Ray J



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:17 PM

Revell 64 Chevy Truck Model has the bowtie with the 10 under it, that can be trimmed off. I have a set that i can mail to you. Ray J

Thanks for the offer Ray, but if the emblems are the same as on the Revell 65, they are a good bit too small. 

I'll post some pics of my progress later. May be more than I said last night.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:46 AM

Sounds like its got all the right parts lined up I will want to see it as it comes along!



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:29 AM

Parts in primer!PapsC-10WIP007_zpsd3a73432.jpgPapsC-10WIP009_zpsebe16575.jpgPapsC-10WIP008_zps0ab31458.jpgAlso, went to the local junk yard looking for window parts for our 90 Astro, and found what remained of the real one. It helped being able to see the interior again instead of going off of memory.IMG_2138_zpse6557148.jpgIMG_2127_zps976edd91.jpg



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:45 AM

I'm glad to see your updates! Keep it coming!



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 01:42 PM

Hate to nice Chevy's in the bushes :( make's me cry :(