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Dan Popeko's (59 IMPALA) build of a "well used" 41 Chevy pickup prompted me to try that type of weathering. I've never tried anything like that before. A while back, I'd bought a pile of junkyard pickup parts on eBay. I decided to dig in there.

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Selected the red one which is the worst gluebomb of the bunch.

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Turns out the cab I had selected is different. It has the firewall molded to it while the others have the firewall molded to the dash like the Ed Roth kit. So I won't use it here.

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Started making up some leaf springs and a tube front axle.

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Repaired the rear of the frame.

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Great looking construction so far. On your drop front axle, what components did you use for the spindles ??  

Tubing with slices of sprue. Filed the tubing vertically and glued the discs to it. I should be able to glue any wheelback to this.

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Playing with the suspension and different size wheels to obtain a mild hind up stance. After all, we have to allow for settlement under load. ;)

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These are the cab options in the pile of truck parts I had bought. the one on the left is obviously different and is the only one with a separate hood. The second one must have been built as a tilt hood as it and the fenders are one piece.

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What you have there are parts from 3 different kits & manufacturers. The one on the left with the separate hood is the AMT 53 F100. The one with the flip front is the MPC 53 F100. It looks like the blue one may be the MPC as well. The copper colored parts are from the Revell 56 F100. They are mixed scales as well. The AMT & MPC are 1/25 while the Revell is 1/24 scale. I like your scratch building I'm looking forward to see how this turns out.

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What you have there are parts from 3 different kits & manufacturers. The one on the left with the separate hood is the AMT 53 F100. The one with the flip front is the MPC 53 F100. It looks like the blue one may be the MPC as well. The copper colored parts are from the Revell 56 F100. They are mixed scales as well. The AMT & MPC are 1/25 while the Revell is 1/24 scale. I like your scratch building I'm looking forward to see how this turns out.

Thanks Ken. I think I'm back to my first selection with the separate hood. I should keep the tilt hood to do a hotrod with a monster motor. If I could find some fenders, I'd have the makings of a third one.

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Work on the chassis continues. I used some old TransAm wheels, the chassis from the copper kit, the  incomplete Y-block in the bag with assorted parts from my bin.

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The '56 body jigged up to glue the fenders to it.

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Found a nice '53 grille along with some nicely dirty mismatched seats.

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Put some primer "rust" on. Then realized I had forgotten the inner fenders. Installed a set from yet another kit which had the hinge holders cut off.

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I think we're ready to start on the bodywork & paint. Will try to do something similar to what Dan Popeko did on his '41.

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Gray is on. Now I'll let it harden then I'll try Dan's technique of wet sanding down to the rust

If I might make a recommendation, try using some 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol and an old toothbrush to help thin down that grey paint of before you start sanding.

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A thought.. the grill in the '53 Ford kit is the one for the high end truck.  Most of them had the lower end grill.  To accomplish that all you have to do is remove the three bumps from either side...

 

 

Yeas, I know. It is a truck made from parts. It is actually a '56 with a "found" 53 grille.

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