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So, I started this recently as a test subject for weathering videos I have been checking out. I think it is working out well.

My plan is an abandoned old drag pickup. The owner "upgraded" at some point in the late 60's to a Chevy II. He  pulled a few parts from this ride to recoup some  cash.  The front clip he sold to another racer who wrecked his ride after a hairy run down the strip, making contact with the guardrail.

All I have left is the interior, front suspension, door handles, wheelie bars and chute. 

Right now the chassis and body parts are just sitting together.

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Sorry Mods- I should have posted this in the Drag WIP section.

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11 hours ago, Modlbldr said:

Sorry Mods- I should have posted this in the Drag WIP section.

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I like the weathering on this, it really looks the part. Did you create the bed or was that from the kit ? You might get more attention to your build if you put it under light trucks section if you have to move it. 

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Thanks fellas for the interest. Unfortunately it is never a good idea to try posting something while trying to deal with a puppy. I wasn't able to pay attention to where I posted it. Although it may get more coverage in the light truck section, technically it is a drag vehicle.

The bed was a one piece unit molded in yellow plastic but was identical to the multi-piece bed from the kit (which I didn't have at the time)

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Great weathering, I can't wait to see more.

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1 hour ago, Painted Black said:

Mr. Horsepower is going the wrong way:D

I never even thought of that. Lol!

So, got the interior together. Not putting a seat in this cause the owner used it in his Chevy II. Painted the wheel centers for a bit of contrast. Working on scratching the front suspension. Got to find an axle.

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Definate looks the part. Have you found an engine yet?

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11 hours ago, Modlbldr said:

Getting a look at the stance.

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That looks really cool!! Perfect survivor look.?

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5 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

Definate looks the part. Have you found an engine yet?

No. Haven't started the search. I'm thinking a parts pack engine since it will be missing parts and they have molded internals. I have the Chevy, Ford and Pontiac. Not sure which would be most accurate.

1 hour ago, bismarck said:

That looks really cool!! Perfect survivor look.?

Thanks!

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looks super cool, i need to build one of those trucks, if you haven't find the axel let me know, i have one around, i have like 4 of those kits, not going to build them all LOL

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3 hours ago, Tortuga Kustomz said:

looks super cool, i need to build one of those trucks, if you haven't find the axel let me know, i have one around, i have like 4 of those kits, not going to build them all LOL

Marco's,

Thank you for the kind words and the offer. I found one that should work for me though. Now I am making U bolts for it and looking for a tie rod and pieces.

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Just finished this up this morning! Posted in Under Glass Drag.

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