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curt raitz

1957 Chevy Cameo - "Foosified and Flintstoned"

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When Revell issued the "Foose F150 Pick'em Up Truck" I got to thinking'...that 1957 Chevy Cameo sitting in my cabinet for who knows how long needs some new shoes.!

So I picked up the Foose F150 at the Local Hobby Shop (yep we got one in Hollister). Not stopping there after a little browse thru Jimmy Flintstones Web Page I found and purchased a chopped '57 Chevy Pick up Cab.

I used the chassis, drivetrain, seat (narrowed to fit Chevy cab), wheels and tires from the Foose kit. 

Found a soft rear bed tonneau cover in my spare parts box (quartered it to fit the cameo bed).

Chassis needed to be lengthened by 1/8" and both axles narrowed by 1/4", plus added a front bed support to the chassis.

Paint is Spaz Stix Candy Apple Green(1)/Candy Yellow(1) and Rustoleum Metallic Black. Both were air brushed and then buried in multiple coats of Testors UltraGloss Clearcoat.

Ran some 1/64" chrome tape between the two colors to give it a little "pop".

The most challenging part of the build was grinding the normal sized glass (front/rear) to fit the chopped cab from Jimmy Flintstone.

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I had initially built the truck without the visor, but I'm glad I added it after these photos were taken.

I used the decal from "Firebird Design" for the truck bed.

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thanx for lookin'

Edited by curt raitz

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Looks great. And powered by Roush!

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Posted (edited)

Very COOL truck Curt! Neat color combo! Where did you get the "Chrome" tape?

Edited by Grumpa

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Excellent build, that color combination really looks nice.  Also like the idea you used a "real" engine in it.  I also have one of these in my stash, probably need to look through it again to make sure it has not turned to dust.

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Beautiful !!:D

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5 hours ago, Grumpa said:

Very COOL truck Curt! Neat color combo! Where did you get the "Chrome" tape?

Mark the chrome pinstripe is from "line o tape".  It can be found in a number of places.

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This is AWESOME!  Beautiful paint job!

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Very nice.  Love the SHINY :D:D:D

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always love to see a Chevy with a Ford engine   :D

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Looks very sharp.  The paint and the detail work is outstanding.

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Looks beautiful ... the thin tape works!

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Awesome work!!

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Beautiful truck, I've always loved the Cameo.  Very unique color combination, but they work well together.  Do you still have a model contest going up north?  (I'm in Oceano)

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Nice color choices and I like the idea of using the Foose kit under the Chebbie!

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A real beauty!

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Looks great!

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14 hours ago, majel said:

Beautiful truck, I've always loved the Cameo.  Very unique color combination, but they work well together.  Do you still have a model contest going up north?  (I'm in Oceano)

Thanx and yes we will be having a NNL type model car show in September.

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On 3/12/2018 at 11:57 AM, curt raitz said:

Mark the chrome pinstripe is from "line o tape".  It can be found in a number of places.

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Thanks Curt!

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Y'know, to me, that looks better than with the F-100 body; it just all fits and works well as a unit. Great proportions, great looking truck.

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Great Model!  I built the Foose Ford and thought the chassis was pretty nice.  So I recently bought another kit with the thoughts of using the chassis under another body, and I do have my '55-57 Chevy pickup box on my work bench!   So thanks for showing how it fits.

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awesome, looks great. love the colors

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On 3/16/2018 at 1:45 PM, Maindrian Pace said:

Y'know, to me, that looks better than with the F-100 body; it just all fits and works well as a unit. Great proportions, great looking truck.

X2.

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Excellent work...This bad boy is so well done....Amazing work....Very impressive....

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Awesome Build !

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