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I love these trucks. The grill is  one of my favourites on any vehicle. 
The box is shortened by 11 scale inches, about 4 1/2 in front of rear wheels, 6 1/2 at back of box. Added parts box wheels and tires, used carbon fibre decals for bed, and made a carbon fibre rear bumper. Lowered stance (as always), and aluminium tubing for exhaust tips.  
The straight six was replaced with a blown 409 with scratch built intake and side drafts. Also added ignition wires and fuel lines. 
The interior has a  fabric seat. 
Paint is metallic red with flat clear. 
Hope you like it, comments welcome 

 

Steve

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Love it! Love the paint, the upholstery, the intakes, and the carbon fiber bumper & bed. Great work.

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Very nice work there. I love the paint color and how it lets the engine stand out.

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Wow, that looks cool.  Beautiful color for the truck. The carbon fiber really updates it. The engine and intake look really impressive and the wheels and tires are a nice choice. Beautiful truck.

Jeff 

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Beautiful looking pickup. Several different colors going on and really draws your eyes. I like how you shortened the bed and I think the wheel base as well ? 

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Beautiful little pickup Steve!   You did a great job on the engine and the flat red color is fantastic, I love it!!!

Did you used a silver base for the paint or the metallic red has been applied directly over the primer?

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Thanks for the kind words guys.

David the wheel base was shortened by about 5 scale inches. The shortened bed seemed to make it look more "round" which I liked.

Francis, thanks for the compliments, I'm a big fan of your builds. The metallic red was by Dupli colour, sorry forget which exact colour it was. I always use silver or gold under metallics, in this case it was silver. Not sure if it makes a difference or not, but I think it makes the metallic "pop" a bit? Then testors flat clear. I had done a colour test on a scrap body, but it was still hard to spray flat over a beautiful shiny metallic red. It does get compliments on the colour a fair bit, just something a bit different...

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11 hours ago, Steve H said:

it was still hard to spray flat over a beautiful shiny metallic red. It does get compliments on the colour a fair bit, just something a bit different...

Hard decision you made Steve but a good one IMHO!  Matte and semi-gloss finishes are very trendy lately and it produces a very special look, I really love it.  Thanks for the advices by the way!

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Very nicely done.  Shortening the box did change the overall look. Kinda like you buttoned it up.

Was it hard to lower? I had been toying with the idea of lowering one of these but not sure how to actually execute.

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Man that flat clear gives me goosebumps! Shortening the box was a great touch wish I had thought of that. Overall a beautiful build. I am also a big fan of these trucks

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Thanks for all the kind words guys, much appreciated. It was a fun build

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On 8/12/2020 at 2:13 PM, KWT said:

Very nicely done.  Shortening the box did change the overall look. Kinda like you buttoned it up.

Was it hard to lower? I had been toying with the idea of lowering one of these but not sure how to actually execute.

Hi Jeremy, not sure if this will help or not. It was fairly easy to lower. This build is a few years old now but, as I recall, I channeled the body over the frame by about3-4 scale inches. That required some cutting of the interior tub etc. The axles and leaf springs are parts box items. Some builds fight you, and Some fall together. This one fell together without any major issues. Hope that helps a bit. 
 

Cheers, Steve

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That's a sharp looking old Chevy Steve! The flat red paint looks perfect on it and the stance is right on point! Do you have any photos with the hood on?

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Yep! Really nice.... 😎👍

Question about the wheels... What kit did those come out of???... I know I have a set like those laying around... Somewhere..🤔

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On 8/15/2020 at 8:24 AM, Plowboy said:

That's a sharp looking old Chevy Steve! The flat red paint looks perfect on it and the stance is right on point! Do you have any photos with the hood on?

Hi Roger, thanks for the kind words. 
confession time... despite a lot of test fitting, when it came to final assembly, the hood would not quite close. Sanded as much as I could inside hood, still not quite. So that’s a bit embarrassing... thus, hood stays off to show the motor. 
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27 minutes ago, Deuces ll said:

Yep! Really nice.... 😎👍

Question about the wheels... What kit did those come out of???... I know I have a set like those laying around... Somewhere..🤔

Hi Guido, wheels came from an old MPC Corvette gasser, tires were parts box. They may have come in other kits too. Can’t recall origin of tires. 
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Cheers, Steve

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I thought so!!!!..... Thank you Steve.... 🤓👍

Yes! I have that kit in my stash... I think it came with the Chevy pickup and clear enclosed trailer kit....

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I’ve never really gravitated towards these trucks and now I know why. The proportions with the shortened bed and wheelbase are infinitely better! Not only that but the stance is perfect making for a seriously tough looking truck. The engine is rad and it’s neat to see those Corvette gasser wheels put to use. I also dig the paint. Well, I just love the whole truck!

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On 8/18/2020 at 9:05 PM, Dennis Lacy said:

I’ve never really gravitated towards these trucks and now I know why. The proportions with the shortened bed and wheelbase are infinitely better! Not only that but the stance is perfect making for a seriously tough looking truck. The engine is rad and it’s neat to see those Corvette gasser wheels put to use. I also dig the paint. Well, I just love the whole truck!

Hi Dennis, thanks for the comments. When I brain stormed the build, the first thought was... it needs to be much shorter. Funny, I’ve always thought that “wheels, tires, and stance” are everything. The paint was a fun experiment, and has been well received. Thanks again.

Cheers, Steve

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