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I've been wanting to rebuild this one for a while. Decided now was the time.

Older AMT body on an unknown glue bomb 4x4 truck chassis. The camper was already built, so trying to bring it back as well.

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Gonna be following this one, digging that old camper!

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Looks like a very worthwhile project!

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Got primer on and engine/trans in. 283, 4-barrel, 4-speed. Color later today hopefully!

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Got color on the body. Duplicolor medium garnet red. Third coat was a little too heavy, so some wet sanding is in order before clear.

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Neat project. Can't wait to see this one done.

Jeff 

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Making a little more progress. Chassis done except for trailer hitch. Converting interior to bench seat.0508201631.jpg.bd22ae7403427a90e875104ec874baab.jpg

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Nice project!  I know that camper doesn’t come with an interior but it’s not all that hard to create something if you’d like. I can help with more photos etc. It’s all straight cuts on basswood and Evergreen sheet.

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1 hour ago, Tom Geiger said:

Nice project!  I know that camper doesn’t come with an interior but it’s not all that hard to create something if you’d like. I can help with more photos etc. It’s all straight cuts on basswood and Evergreen sheet.

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Thanks, but the roof was already glued on when I got it. I'm just going to leave it as-is.

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I like your choice of Duplicolor medium garnet red. Gives it a more stylish look than most campers have. Keep up the good work!!

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A little update...

I used Duplicolor primer, base and clear on the Camino body. Not entirely happy with it. I expected a smoother finish. I have used the same paint on metal with better results.

On the camper I used Duplicolor primer followed by Duratrax RC car body paint which went on nice. I then used the Duplicolor clear over it. Looks OK. Not real glossy, but most campers are not anyway.

The truck bed topper/cap/camper shell (description depending on where you live), I used Rustoleum 2X with no primer. It turned out nicer than the Duplicolor, but is taking longer to fully cure.

For the interior I again used the Duratrax white with Duplicolor Garnet Red on the dash and seat. No clear coat.

 

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Great work! What chassis did you use? 

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9 minutes ago, slusher said:

Great work! What chassis did you use? 

Unfortunately, I don't remember where I got the chassis. It's been in a box for years.

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This is looking real nice.! Bonus that you have the camper and the cap.

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Decided I didn't really like the gold wheels, so a fresh coat of white was in order. Also cleaned off the poorly done lettering on the tires and repainted.

Also made a set of floor mats using blue painters tape painted with the body color. I think they turned out OK.

The interior is a bit fancy for a 4x4, but why not...

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Calling the interior done.

 

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Looking real good. Do you happen to know what kit the Desert Dog's are from? I have a set and do not remember where I got them..

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On 5/20/2020 at 8:40 AM, Painted Black said:

Looking real good. Do you happen to know what kit the Desert Dog's are from? I have a set and do not remember where I got them..

No, I do not. Sorry...

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