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This is a build I did a few months ago. I added disc brakes and the wheels and tires are from an aftermarket kit. It was a fun build, I did one of these many years ago as a kid and I had been dying to get another one of these kits at a reasonable price and I did.. thanks for looking and comments welcome..

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Ooooh! Very, very nice!

Those wheels and tires suit that to a T! Believe it or not, I have one of these kits and I've had it ever since it first came out. I've never touched it and seeing yours gives me a bit of inspiration. I never knew these were in high demand as I've heard others say the prices for these can be outta sight. :o

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Excellent work!  

My biggest hang up on this kit is the headlights - AMT did not do them justice by molding them in chrome, without a separate lens.

your build did a good job at improving the look.  Want to share your secret?

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Thanks for the kind words guys !! I really appreciate it !!!

Steve.. after painting the grille black.. used bare metail foil and  for the lights, I then used clear styrene for the lenses, trimmed the outer lenses with a black sharpie and  I used testors glue in the black bottle with the long stainless tip.. It dries clear..

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Very sweet little truck Tyrone and I love your headlight improvement tip!!!  I like your tire and wheel choice and it gives your truck that finished whole package!!!  Beautiful truck, sir!!!

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On 3/12/2019 at 9:58 AM, Slimguy said:

Great build.  The engine compartment detail is super nice.  How did you get the fluid reservoir to look so real?  Even up close in the photos it looks perfect.

Thank you !! I use acrylic clear blue paint on the reservoir..

 

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On 3/11/2019 at 5:00 AM, Intmd8r said:

Excellent work!  

My biggest hang up on this kit is the headlights - AMT did not do them justice by molding them in chrome, without a separate lens.

your build did a good job at improving the look.  Want to share your secret?

True- much more realistic than straight out of the box.

I have a few partially finished from years back, and the AMT headlight treatment led me to try casting a new lens and reflector assembly for headlights and front turn signals out of clear resin. That didn't work out as well as I'd hoped. 

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On 3/10/2019 at 8:59 PM, tyrone said:

This is a build I did a few months ago. I added disc brakes and the wheels and tires are from an aftermarket kit. It was a fun build, I did one of these many years ago as a kid and I had been dying to get another one of these kits at a reasonable price and I did.. thanks for looking and comments welcome..

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You did a really nice job with this one. Realistic finishes, and a great overall look.

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On 3/11/2019 at 2:05 AM, MrObsessive said:

Ooooh! Very, very nice!

Those wheels and tires suit that to a T! Believe it or not, I have one of these kits and I've had it ever since it first came out. I've never touched it and seeing yours gives me a bit of inspiration. I never knew these were in high demand as I've heard others say the prices for these can be outta sight. :o

I was smitten by these trucks when they were released by Chevrolet, and still think this model & body styles is one of their better efforts since the 67-72 series of trucks.

The 454 SS has been a coveted vehicle since its release, commanding good money. Makes me glad I can afford one- in styrene at least.

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Dammit boy! That does look good! Very nice job on this one. I'm building one as well (which will be in the Under Glass Section within the week)  and the only big thing I didn't like about this kit was that the exhaust tail pipes needed tweeking a bit to get them closer to the body instead of hanging down a bit. Great work on this Tyrone.

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On ‎3‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 4:05 AM, MrObsessive said:

Ooooh! Very, very nice!

Those wheels and tires suit that to a T! Believe it or not, I have one of these kits and I've had it ever since it first came out. I've never touched it and seeing yours gives me a bit of inspiration. I never knew these were in high demand as I've heard others say the prices for these can be outta sight. :o

You've got that right about kit price Bill. Mine cost in the $50 ish range used and ended up not having the bumpers or grill in the kit.

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Thank you guys for the kind words !!! I really appreciate it !!  I love these pickups, from AMT and I'm glad I was able to find one to add to my collection. I'm also working on a step side that I've had for years. I've stripped the paint and plan on re-doing it sometime soon.. Thanks again...

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