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Jim B

USFS 1941 Chevrolet AK Pickup

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So, after my disaster with the IVECO-Magirus, I needed a quick build.  So I picked the Revell 1941 Chevrolet Pickup.  I'm hoping to finish it as a USFS truck.  Here is where I am now:

 

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Cool!! I like the ida of USFS truck. And that box art needs to go in the "worst box art" thread. I wonder why Revell went for those wheels and look on the boxart as this kit is a gem.

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Thanks.

I guess Revell thought the custom look would appeal to the younger crowd.  They did it with the 1950 Ford F1 as well, but at least the 1941 Chevrolet can be built completely stock.  I don't think the Ford F1 can (incorrect engine).

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A little more progress today on the frame & engine.

 

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On ‎1‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 11:35 AM, Jim B said:

Thanks.

I guess Revell thought the custom look would appeal to the younger crowd.  They did it with the 1950 Ford F1 as well, but at least the 1941 Chevrolet can be built completely stock.  I don't think the Ford F1 can (incorrect engine).

True, I just looked in those 2 kits recently (planning an eBay sale).  The custom version has a non-stock engine with Ardun heads and triple carbs.  Revell usually gets around to putting all the options into one box eventually and calling the kit a 2-n-1.  But I don't believe they've done that yet with the 50 Ford pickup, though I could be wrong.

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Looks good jim knew ya needed a quick build after the IVECO

Pardon my ignorance but what's USFS

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Thanks, Jeff.  I was attaching the front fenders to the IVECO, and the drivers seat popped loose! :angry: In order to repair that, I had to get the interior out of the cab.  Not so easy with an Italeri multi-piece cab.  Also, not sure how I'm going to get it back in, now.

USFS is United States Forest Service.  It's part of the Department of the Interior.

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23 hours ago, Jim B said:

Thanks, Jeff.  I was attaching the front fenders to the IVECO, and the drivers seat popped loose! :angry: In order to repair that, I had to get the interior out of the cab.  Not so easy with an Italeri multi-piece cab.  Also, not sure how I'm going to get it back in, now.

USFS is United States Forest Service.  It's part of the Department of the Interior.

Actually the Forest Service is under the Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, etc. are DOI. 

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hey jim looked the 50 could be built stock have to change the over valve back to the flat heads and intake but like the way your chevy is going

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Thanks.

I just swapped the kit engine for a Flathead V8 from another modeler.  Gave him the wheels & tires, too.

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While were on the subject of the 1941 Chevrolet, would anyone happen to have a spare front license plate bracket from this kit (P/N 23)?  I need a second one, and I'd like it to match the other one.

Thanks! :)

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On 2018-01-01 at 3:33 PM, Atmobil said:

Cool!! I like the ida of USFS truck. And that box art needs to go in the "worst box art" thread. I wonder why Revell went for those wheels and look on the boxart as this kit is a gem.

Compared to the 90s version of the AMT 37 Chevy convertible, it's a beauty.... :D

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I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  It's still a long tunnel, though! :D

 

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So, plugging along on the Chevrolet AK, and I have the bed painted; but as I was painting it I realized that I really have no idea what the floor of the bed should be.  It has a wood floor molded in, so should this be natural wood?  Was it painted stock from the factory?  If so, what color?

I'm pretty sure that the light at the end of the tunnel is the headlamp of an oncoming train!

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I was leaning towards flat black for the bed floor. I friend of mine sent me this: http://www.gmcpauls.com/47-72_BedWood_Info.htm It's for the 1947-72 GMC pickup, but the 1941 A/K is close (sort of) to the Advanced Design. Looks like they were coated with linseed oil & lampblack.  So, flat black it is!

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Just a few more details, and I'll be calling this one done!

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