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curt raitz

Homey Joe's '55 1st Series Chevy Pick Up

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This is a model of my friend Joe Hernandez's full scale 1955 1st Series Chevy Pick Up. I was able to find a '54 Chevy Pick Up Cab resin conversion from Star Models. Started with the AMT '50 Chevrolet Pick Up kit. I had to modify the rails on the bed by slicing along the bottom of the rails and fold them over to get them flat. The conversion did not come with "glass". In 1954 Chevrolet went with a one piece windscreen, eliminating the center post. I stuffed the front windshield on the cab with Light Weight Stone Clay. This clay dries as hard as stone when exposed to the air. After it dried, I sanded it to form a buck for vacuum forming. This worked really well and I was able to vacuum form a correct windshield for the cab. Chevrolet also moved the license plate to the center on the bed and the rear bumper has a cutout so you can see the plate.

Joe's truck has a Mustang II front suspension (Revell's 1937 Ford Convertible) and a Camaro rear axle (AMT '67 Camaro). He also has a Turbo 350 transmission (BNL Resins) mated to the 6 cylinder engine.

As always playing with a resin conversion results in modifications as you progress through the build.

Homey Joe and his truck:

image.thumb.png.95d31b2329afd64577dcb0332258e32d.pngThe model:










Thanx for lookin'...



Edited by curt raitz
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Great conversion!

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Beautiful conversion Curtis.

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