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I've been tinkering with some of the '70/'72 cab parts  and the built chassis from a Revell  '65 chassis I have.

Check out the fit after just clipping a bit off the front of the frame rails. Looks like they were made for each other. Even the engine is right where it should be. 

You could just build it like this or address the inaccurate inner fenders. Either way, it's an easy swap. And, yes, I'll be swapping out the rear fenders for a set of the correct year.
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Cool, yet another Classic series Chevy pickup!   You already ground off the door handles.  😀

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6 minutes ago, 89AKurt said:

Cool, yet another Classic series Chevy pickup!   You already ground off the door handles.  😀

I actually cut them off and used them on my '68. 😁

I may use another cab,, or make a set like someone else here did. 😉

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9 minutes ago, Can-Con said:

I actually cut them off and used them on my '68. 😁

I may use another cab,, or make a set like someone else here did. 😉

That was me, couldn't resist not dripping a hint. 😁  I've got another builder here who will get them.

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Here's the look I'm shooting for. 

I found this pic on the net but I've seen this truck in person a couple times and just fell in love with it.

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1 minute ago, 89AKurt said:

That was me, couldn't resist not dripping a hint. 😁  I've got another builder here who will get them.

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Yea, I did remember ,, that's why the winky smiley face.  😁

Not sure I can pull it off though ,, we'll see.

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Your photo of the chassis got me to wondering how well the chassis from the '84 GMC would work under one of these bodies. It already has the right wheelwells up front. Just have to convert it to a 2wd or one could build it as a 4wd. Did the '67 and up short bed Chevies have a carrier style driveshaft?

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1 hour ago, Plowboy said:

Your photo of the chassis got me to wondering how well the chassis from the '84 GMC would work under one of these bodies. It already has the right wheelwells up front. Just have to convert it to a 2wd or one could build it as a 4wd. Did the '67 and up short bed Chevies have a carrier style driveshaft?

I haven't tried it myself but I understand it will fit. 

I really couldn't say about the drive shaft. I've really never gave it much thought, really.

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On 4/12/2020 at 8:52 PM, Can-Con said:

Here's the look I'm shooting for. 

I found this pic on the net but I've seen this truck in person a couple times and just fell in love with it.

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I have seen this color many times on these Chevy trucks and I love it...

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On 4/13/2020 at 8:58 AM, Plowboy said:

Your photo of the chassis got me to wondering how well the chassis from the '84 GMC would work under one of these bodies. It already has the right wheelwells up front. Just have to convert it to a 2wd or one could build it as a 4wd. Did the '67 and up short bed Chevies have a carrier style driveshaft?

I am working on such a build right now- 84 GMC chassis with a 72 Cab and resin short bed. Might also build a second one with the step side, not sure. The wheel base is correct and yes, it has the correct wheel houses too. I am going the 4wd route and might build the step side with the lifted shackles and big tires.

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Did a bit on this last weekend . Decided to use this MPC cab and interior instead of the newer AMT cab shown above. 

It is a bit rough compared to the unused cab but the grille and front bumper I want to use belongs to this cab.

Did a bit of body work. 

Also rounded up most of the parts I'll need for this build. 

Unfortunately, the only MPC hood I have has a large hole in the center.  I'll have to fill it. Either with some sheet plastic or a large blower. 😉

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Opened up the grille from an AMT Blazer and removed it from it's surround. 

I'll grind out the existing grille from the MPC part and swap this one in.  It looks better to me but I may swap the bow-ties as the MPC one looks better proportioned.

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Here's my widened fenders. Doing the math, the assembled box would be 5 scale inches narrow as came in the kit.

I added about 2.5 scale inches to each fender. Looks better to me and now the math works out.

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4 hours ago, Jack L said:

I have a 69 MPC hood if you need it.

Thanks for the offer Jack, but I've already started fixing it. 

Pretty easy repair.

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I like where this is going, cool project.

 

thanks for the tip on using the other frame, I’ve set these two kits together so I can do the same thing eventually.

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Steve, you mentioned the Blazer grille and I was thinking about it the other day. It has separate lenses and reflectors. But, they have holes that would need to be filled and pins on the lenses that would need to be removed. Does it not fit the MPC or AMT body very well? 

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12 hours ago, Plowboy said:

Steve, you mentioned the Blazer grille and I was thinking about it the other day. It has separate lenses and reflectors. But, they have holes that would need to be filled and pins on the lenses that would need to be removed. Does it not fit the MPC or AMT body very well? 

Not really. It's a touch too wide.

BUT, about 15 years ago I did cast the grille from an AMT '70 Blazer a buddy of mine had. I got one good piece from my castings but ,, too big.

Guess what? Smooth-on resin shrinks slightly over time. That grille has now shrunk enough that I can fudge the fit by sanding the sides and I'll now be able to make it fit.

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Filled the big hole in the hood, added some material to the front and back ends and re-did the ridge up the center.
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I also have been working on the underhood area. Smoothed off the firewall and filled the cut-out with a piece of sheet stock.
Also making new inner fenders using the inner fenders cut from the chassis plate of an MPC '79 Trans Am widened with sheet stock.
It's just roughed in now and will need more work before I even think of paint.

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Looks terrific! Also considering an frame swap to a square body to make a good looking muscle truck.

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