The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
That is just amazing. The longer I look at the pictures all of the little details start to appear. Rick mentioned the year model not being a 1955. In the US production this cab shape was used thru the '54 production year. The series 1 '55 Chev. trucks were similar but with a one piece curved windshield and the series 2 trucks had the new body style that would run for many years. GM production in other countries are often different and some body styles stay in production for several years after they have ended here. This build looks very much like something that a shop would put together to be a work horse for hauling and what ever else was needed. I really like the look of this build and the little details that went into it.
There was a kit that came out in the '60's to adapt a spin on filter for the Chevrolet engines with the canister style filter. You would remove the oil pressure relief valve that mounts between the filter housing and the engine block. This was replaced by the adapter to which the spin on filter mounted just like the way it has been done ever since. So you can say you have retrofitted your engine with the updated spin on filter.
FYI on the oil filter. Chevrolet still used the PF141 filter inside a black canister into the mid sixties. I like the Tach. Thank you for the carpet info. I have used that method before but it just didn't turn out as nice that's why I asked.
#1 I would contact Revell about that frame. You may get it close but only if you're lucky. Revell is very good about replacing items in their kits that are that bad. They have helped myself and others in the past. I like the big Hemi idea. I built a similar truck/midget combo a few years ago using the Arden engine. They match up perfectly together.
That is a very old kit from long ago, but the body seems to have the proper proportions. I have seen where others on the Forum have built this kit using the chassis and engine from the AMT '60 Ford Starliner kit. Just a thought if you should want to go into greater detail. Your scribe lines look good. Primer can fill those up pretty fast sometimes.
I believe that the fittings for the water hoses for the heater were located on the Water Pump on the passenger side and the rear of the Intake Manifold. The rear hose would mount to a small upright fitting and the "hose" portion would be easily routed away from the Distributer. I would run the front hose too the passenger side inner fender and then back to the firewall. Of course this all depends on the year model of the engine. The very early Cadillac and some other GM products like the Pontiacs had their heater cores mounted on the drivers side. I don't know what year model the engine in the kit represents but it sounds as if it may be say a early '50's engine. Since it is a custom I would use the later model configuration for convenience if nothing else.