I love the look of the tail light panel, nice and clean. The grille looks great, not sold on the lower valence myself, but it's your baby, not mine...it may look great once it's actually on the car, so I'm probably dead wrong!
Thanks Dave, it was a fight, but I beat it into submission! OK, it's pretty much done, just the lower radiator hose to install, and it'll be finished. The Alclad on the bumpers didn't come out as shiny as I'd like, but it looks good with the Candy Silver upper section, so I'll take it. Once the lower hose gets glued in place, I'll give the truck and boat a good clean-up and snap some outside pics for the Showroom. Thanks to everyone who followed along, and Toney, I hope you like it!
I had to remove the license plate and glue it back on a bit higher, since it still hit the bumper, that's why the piece of styrene is there, gotta keep it straight while the glue dries!
I got some new North Carolina license plates from Best Model Car parts, put one on the truck (Much better!), and made up some tail lights for the boat, and added a license plate to it, now it's 100% completed! I'll get some pics up Under Glass soon, thanks for following along!
OK, we have a near 100% bed! I've still got to find a way to fix the broken section on the lower edge of the driver's side at the tailgate, that's gonna be a bear. But the rest is done, enjoy the pictures!
ome more prep work on the bumpers. the black was polished up, two more coats should cover the bare spots and then they'll be ready for some Alclad!
And I tried something different for the windshield washer bottle. This was a clear part, and they always look bad to me when you paint the inside...the walls are just too thick and it looks weird no matter what. So I hit it with some 1500 grit sandpaper to give it a fine texture, and shot it with white primer. It looks better, now it kind of looks like the semi-smooth translucent plastic the bottles are made from..at least to me!
Firewall wiring detailed...
Same for the fenderwell wiring...
Grille glued in place....
And the interior and windows place...we're almost done!
The windshield was a real pain to get in place and glued down, but I finally got it!
The back window went in perfectly, and is almost distortion free!
The bed and cab have been glued to the chassis, and the bed cover was placed on it's hinge...
And one of the mirrors has been pinned and glued into place...adding the tiny piece of wire to theses was a real pain, there's not a whole lot to work with! They were de-chromed and painted with some Metalizer...
And finally, the turn-signal decals were added to the hood!
And these two pics are of the bed, hard to believe this was the same messed up piece of plastic I pulled out of that box!
Alright everyone, we have everything polished up and ready to go together...except the hood, it's waiting to get masked and sprayed with some Candy Apple Green. Enjoy the pics, lots more to come!
The rear fenders didn't even need any polishing, I just hit 'em with some Meguiar's #7 and called 'em good!
The hole that the tailgate attachment pin uses cracked somehow, and left this beautiful looking missing area in its place...we'll see what I can do to either hide it or fix it....
And the cab. I'm very happy that I messed up the paint, it came out so much better the second time around!
And in case I forgot to mention it, the boat is finished! The braided line from the fresh-water pickup to the water pump was a royal PITA to get in place, but it finally gave in!
My lovely wife Pam's contribution to this build was this...some waxed thread for sewing leather! I removed as much wax as I could, added a hook, and put it on the reel...it actually works! I can hook it to the boat and crank the handle to pull the boat up, I didn't even plan that one, it just happened to work!
And the last bit of work for tonight night, a quick mock-up of the bed. The floor still fits perfectly, and the fenders and bed cover are also good to go!