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tim boyd

Two 1937 Pickups.....Ford and Chevy

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Two models from the early-mid 1990's.  They were both kitbash cover stories for the other model car magazine.  

The '37 Chevy came first....it was a heavy kitbash based on the AMTErtl Orange Blossom Special kit.  It was a real challenge to get anything out of that kit that looked like a real 1937 Chevy pickup..   You can read the whole story (with plenty of pictures and word captions here.  (See image #108 and beyond).  

The 1937 Ford was built shortly after Revell's stock-only kit was released.    A 5.0L EFI and widened rear fenders, plus all new suspensions, were part of the conversion .  A larege series of images starts here.   (See image #84 and beyond)

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Here's a bit more background on the Chevy..... 

In the late 1980's we were hungry for any source to create a 1/25th scale street rod model, in this case, even hungry enough to kitbash a mostly accurate 1937 Chevy pickup from AMT-Ertl's "Orange Blossom Special" tractor pull kit.  The cab and body in this kit were, shall we say, a mite distorted, making the conversion to street rod configuration a bit challenging.
It ended up being a two-part Scale Auto Enthusiast magazine feature, including a cover appearance sat against a 1/25th scale diorama-type "real" landscape background.
 
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And a tad bit of additional info on the Ford.....
 
Revell-Monogram's 1937 Ford Pickup was a surprise when it was introduced in the mid 1990's.  Of course, I was immediately prompted to do a conversion of this stock-only kit into a proper street rod. With help from the chassis/front suspension of Monogram's 1937 Ford Cabriolet kit, a 5.0L EFI Ford V8 from a Fox Mustang kit, widened rear fenders, and Testors' then-new "Bright Red" spray paint, the model came together quickly and became a Scale Auto Enthusiast cover story soon thereafter.
 
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Again, plenty more pix at the two links above if you want to see more....and thanks for looking!  TIM  
 

 

 

 

 

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Very nice. I like both of them

 

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Great looking pick ups.

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Great looking builds Tim..

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Very nice!!!!

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Mmmm 37 chevy pickup. I wish I could buy that off the shelf. 2 great looking builds here both in great color

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Both are great looking street rods! Love the colors.

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Nice pair of trucks.  Nice work converting the Chevy to a street rod.

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Very cool! They look great together, too! 

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They look great. I always wanted to try something with the Orange Blossom Special kit. Yours came out great. The Ford looks great also. Thanks for sharing.

Jeff 

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