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#1 408calirides

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

Ok here's another project that i've had in my stash for over a year and brought it out occasianly when i got in the mood to work on it. I had bought the resin cab 54 abd removed the grille and was gonna chrome it and work on the resin cab, but after looking at it i decided why not try and use the 50 chevy cab for better plastic fitment and make my own 54. So little by little i had worked on it from an old spare 50 cab i had and started from the grille work back. So today i brought in with me to work and got back into it. Here is were i'm at on it so far.

 

Reworking the front fenders, windshield, upper vent and fixing some cracks the cab had. I will also be making the correct rear bed sides as the 54 had them flat tops.

 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:37 AM

Very nice i hope u keep it that low :)

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 03:31 PM

There's a way to save yourself a bit of work with the bed, use the bed from the AMT '55/'57 Stepside kit. The bed, other than the fenders, is correct for a '54-'87 Stepside.



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:03 AM

There's a way to save yourself a bit of work with the bed, use the bed from the AMT '55/'57 Stepside kit. The bed, other than the fenders, is correct for a '54-'87 Stepside.

you are correct. just looked into it and they are very very similar other then the inner side of the bedsides, but all can be worked, thanks for the info :)



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:17 AM

ISMAEL ,where would one get the grill that you are using , I have wanted to build a 54 for a long time ,



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 02:03 PM

Cool project, looks great so far...



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:21 AM

Nice!

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:58 AM

ISMAEL ,where would one get the grill that you are using , I have wanted to build a 54 for a long time ,


I cut off the grill from the resin 54 cab I got bout a year ago. The cab and grille was all a one piece cab. At the time I wanted to chrome the grille so I cut it off with sewing string.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:55 PM

Great looking work so far !

That '54 grille does look pretty cool ,  do you remember where you bought the resin cab ?



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 02:48 PM

Just to throw this out there, the same grille, along with the bed I mentioned, can also be used to build a '55 First Series Chevrolet truck. They are for the most part, identical to the 54s, with only a few minor detail changes. Also, for anyone wanting to build a replica stock '54/'55 first, you will want to use the steering wheel from the AMT '55 Cameo/Stepside instead of the one from the '50.



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:42 PM

Do you remember who the resin caster was that made the '54 cab you bought?I'd like to have one to work with.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 03:30 AM

Cool project, nice work.



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:01 AM

Great looking work so far !

That '54 grille does look pretty cool ,  do you remember where you bought the resin cab ?

thanks & The resin cab i got off Ebay, i still see it from time to time on there too.

 

Just to throw this out there, the same grille, along with the bed I mentioned, can also be used to build a '55 First Series Chevrolet truck. They are for the most part, identical to the 54s, with only a few minor detail changes. Also, for anyone wanting to build a replica stock '54/'55 first, you will want to use the steering wheel from the AMT '55 Cameo/Stepside instead of the one from the '50.

It's funny how when you see someone post a 1:1 54 CHEVY TRUCK with that 47-53 5 bar grille and they say to them selves," thats not a 54" lol, but those who know there trucks like mentioned above. there was a 54 FIRST SERIES with that 5 bar grille :) and yeah some stuff was changed.



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:02 AM

Do you remember who the resin caster was that made the '54 cab you bought?I'd like to have one to work with.

don't recall, i got it off ebay over a year ago.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:44 AM

Please show us how you "cut the grille off with sewing thread".I have never heard of that being done before.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:51 AM

If you scribe with the back of an exacto until you break through the plastic, you can use sewing thread and thread it through the hole and run it back and forth along the plastic and it acts as a saw cutting through, but more like a hot knife cutting through butter...

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:37 AM

Who'd a thunk??