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'90s GMC TopKick C7500


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  • 2 weeks later...

 

  Sergey,

               I remember this build thread from when you started this project . I just went through the whole thing to see what I've missed in my absence.

Truly impressive work . Glad I came back to this Forum.

 

  Be Well

  Gator

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Hello, colleagues!

A Question: does anyone know, if green tint on top of the windscreen (see picture below), was a part of ALL Chevrolet's truck? Or may be it was an option?

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The reason I'm asking, that I can't spray green tint well. Should I try again?

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  • 4 weeks later...

Finally sprayed chassis, plus couple more parts
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... and head light recess. I alves slightly fail with masking.
But I'm glad, that this part of cab is finished. Though all plastic and rubbers on a cab are waiting.  :wacko:
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And small tizer:
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I just caught up with this build...................... I can't add anything more that what everyone else has said, other than to agree, that the skill set is amazing, this is so incredibly well done, and gives me many idea on some great scratch ideas...... fantastic..... the attention to detail is mesmerizing...  I can't wait to see more updates...... this is a fabulous build and tutorial.... extremely well done !

Jeff

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Thank you JT!

Some more pictures without words. Now it's too lale here in Russia. Ask questions. I will answer later.

This is technology to make reflectors for the body

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Chroming, using Alclad and Molotov
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Window masks
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Dashboard treated with white pensil
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Enjoy photos!

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Hello, Gents!
Slowly going to finish! 
Let's start from nice touches. :) Her I made small red copys from originals, painted chrome.
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Sunvisors & front stand upholstery (marked with arrows).
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Glued windscreen with epoxy
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Rear window
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I really wanted to make a crushed stone crumb on the tread, as in the photo
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Yes, I planned to make the gravel in the body from drying pellets. These are sometimes put in new shoes inside bags . I picked it up - from the packages from the glucose test strips. And then rubbed on a spatula (in the photo-on the right). In my opinion, it turned out better than ZIP pigment.
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And here on the right - a bottle of those pellets. It took me years to collect this amount.
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Front wheels with nuts & nipples
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There is almost invisible nippers on rear wheels. Perhaps it is pointless to make a nipple  on 10-hole disks.
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Up grated tanks
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Some chassis & body views
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I found another way to replicate mud flaps. In electric shops it is called "heat-conducting dielectric sheet". This rubber is 0.5-0.25 mm thick. It can be sprayed.
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Ask questions! I will be glad to answer.

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