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Mid 70s Chevy stepside restoration

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Not much happening with it right now since I am now working in the garage and yard but will find time to finish it on rainy days.

 

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The rain last week got me in the basement so I was able to do a little more on it,wanted to drop a 455 Olds in it but it would require a little more modification so I am going to install the original SBC and make it look like a late 70s motor. Now if I could just find some late 70s small hubcaps that look correct.

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Nice project...here's one I did to inspire  you. I used the 84 gmc bed and flip the rear-end to lower it. Also I sanded down the front suspension  where it connects  to the chassis to lower it. I painted with flok acrylic  paints with future floor care as clear. 

 

 

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     Looking good thus far. I like the detail painting you did on the underside. It looks good.

 

 

 

   Be Well

    Gator

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Its getting close to being done,it will go on the shelf before the hub caps arrive from Modelhaus and I find a pair of tail lights.

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I like this one so far. When I built mine, it did not have a front suspension setup in it, so I fitted the suspension setup from a Revell '72 Olds Cutlass. I have an unbuilt one in my collection, where I am going to mate it with a fleetside bed from the '84 GMC, and install a 6-cylinder in it, like a friend of mine had. I liked the way that truck drove.

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I would like to have a fleetside bed and do have paint left over in case I do find one,this stepside was very close to being thrown in the trash since I almost ruined it in the 80s and glad I could save it.

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Looks good. I like your color choice ! I thought Modelhaus was closed down ???

 

 

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 Gator

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