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Started work on this 65 stepside kit about 2 week ago. got a few ideas going around: swap out bench seat for two singles, wire up dizzy. lower suspension and make bed out of wood as opposed to decal the kit comes with. 

using some zero paints escort orange and chevy red for engine of course. please take a look at the progress so far:

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the 283 all wired up (correctly i think??), mix of custom and non-customer parts on engine side of things...

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cab completed today, swapped out bench seat, steering column brought in abit and different steering wheel:

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Progress so far, enjoy!IMG_1912.thumb.png.f5f6200b6edc278b8df25b852fa569cd.png

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Great looking build. I like your color choice. What was your source for the seats and what color did you use ? My compliments on the correct routing of the plug wires, so many get it wrong. I'm at about this same stage on the Suburban version of this kit, I would suggest pressing the plug wires against the back of the engine before matting the chassis and the body. You may have already planed on that but the wires are sure to snag on the firewall otherwise.

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On 1/26/2018 at 3:38 PM, espo said:

Great looking build. I like your color choice. What was your source for the seats and what color did you use ? My compliments on the correct routing of the plug wires, so many get it wrong. I'm at about this same stage on the Suburban version of this kit, I would suggest pressing the plug wires against the back of the engine before matting the chassis and the body. You may have already planed on that but the wires are sure to snag on the firewall otherwise.

thanks!  the seats are from a golf gti kit, nothing to aggressive but suit the build nicely, colour used on them was some tamiya "deck tan". also used on door panels but with a glossy clear coat to mimic differnent materials that would of been used. engine wiring sure is a tight fit. just need to paint exhaust and spare wheel and chassis will be rolling

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