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I used Revell's '59 Galaxie Skyliner with a Jimmy Flintstone '57 Ranchero roof, MCG emblems, and lots of scratch building.  It was built to recreate Harry Dean Stanton's truck from Paris, Texas, and as a personal challenge to see if I could get it finished before NNL East (having started work on it mid-March).

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Very nice body conversion. Just the right amount of exterior ageing with a nice clean interior. Did you do much chassis and engine detailing on this build ?  

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Very nicely done!

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I've been contemplating doing this same conversion, seeing yours makes me want to do it too!

Can you add more pictures please? Side view, engine, bed and chassis.

You've inspired me. 

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Excellent conversion- well done!

David G.

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Very nice!  Well done!

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Thanks, guys! I did some basic engine detailing: ignition wires, radiator hose, new master cylinder, and relieved some plastic around bits like the air intake and coil.

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The chassis only has basic paint detailing, and until I flipped it over to take this photo I forgot that it doesn't have a driveshaft. The kit shaft comes in three parts, and was missing at least one of them when I got it.  I'll have to go back and fix that this weekend.

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I tried to make the box look like it was intact but had seen some use, including an oil spill at some point in its life.

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Very nice! I'm a big Ranchero fan! Looks great!

Dennis

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3 hours ago, spencer1984 said:

I tried to make the box look like it was intact but had seen some use, including an oil spill at some point in its life.

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Hmm, no dents in the bed. Guess he didn't carry much.

Looks great, thanks for the pics. Now I can start mine.

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Awesome!

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8 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

Hmm, no dents in the bed. Guess he didn't carry much.

I considered it, but as tight as the tolerances were between the box and chassis I didn't want to risk it (a fair amount had to be shaved down just to get it to fit as it is). I figured a compromise would be to add some permanent stains.

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Sweet! I love it!!!:wub: Rancheros rule!!!

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Great build, I like it!

 

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All the weathering and details looks fantastic Bill.

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Great looking, unique model!

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That's a nice look and good work. Pleasantly unique.

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Very nice conversion work. You have a good feel for just-enough detailing, and a good color sense for weathering. 

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This is beautifully done! Subtle and convincing weathering...nice conversion work, too.

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Awesome build!!

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