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Here are a couple of shots of the 50 Chevy Pickup I'm doing for a friend at work. I don't build fast, and I need to take a few more pictures. I am using cigar box thin wood for the bed. Would like to wire the engine, plugs, heater, radiator, nothing crazy. We'll see how it goes. 

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By all means...post more pics as you get them. Everybody here loves pictures.?

 

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Couple more pictures. I mocked up the bed, will be adding the steel PE strips on the wood. I have PE and decals for the dash, need to clean up some of the paint. Going to try to add heater hoses to the firewall. 

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I built three of this pickup this year for a project. Here’s a suggestion.. see gauges in photos below. They are just paper cut to size with a drop of clear canopy cement over them.  You can either copy your own or I believe I have an original sheet I can email to you.

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Looks like a great start. Looking forward to the rest of the build.

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Thanks Tom. I appreciate the offer. I do have the kit decals, and also a set of aftermarket ones I can use. I will put some Future over them once in place. Thanks too for all the kind words. I am slow, but hopefully will have more done soon. Want to put a back on the folding seat back. If that makes any sense.

Perry

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Little update, not much progress. Looking for something to take a bit of the shine off the seat and make it look more like leather, a little used. I also put a back on it since it folds down. I purchased some gauge decals from vendor bestmodelcarparts on Ebay. I think they are waterslide, but I can't get them off the backer. I gave a wash to the engine, and highlighted the springs a bit. Need to do some touch up also. Used some PE on the interior, need to paint the peddles. Painting the body has been a challenge. I put a couple nice coats on, and try to clear and it wrinkles in spots. May not be waiting long enough. I'll try to polish what I have. 

 

Perry

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Another update. I will have to try some more charcoal on the seat. It seemed to tone it down some, but not enough. Have it up on 4 wheels now, I weathered the bed rails a little. I like the PE set for this, except the nose of the hood. Not quite right, but OK.

Perry

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Truck bed and interior 2.jpg

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Looking good so far.

2nd favorite truck body.

Word of caution.. watch fitting the cab to the chassis. It can be a real pain to get this kit to sit right during final assembly.

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Hope it's not too late..... the driveshaft is the wrong direction in the instructions.  It mounts solid to the differential, the ball joint is at the transmission.  I owned a '48, replaced that seal on the transmission.

Cigar wood a nice touch!

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I'm a little late seeing this. You had mentioned your seat covering being to shinny. Should you still be able to remove the seat, give it a sort shot of flat clear and hold the seat at arms length when spraying. This will cut down on the shine and also add a little texture to the seat finish sort of like a vinyl seat material.  

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2 hours ago, KWT said:

Word of caution.. watch fitting the cab to the chassis. It can be a real pain to get this kit to sit right during final assembly.

You’re not kidding!  I still don’t think mine sits 100% straight. 

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