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I've seen some AMAZING el camino style projects lately (Steve H Olds & BIGTRUCK Buick) and I know there has been many more. I thought it would be cool for everyone to post your "should have been" el camino style trucks here. I've done a Charger & Camaro but I can't find any pics of them so I'll start it off with my 65 GTO I built years ago.

 

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'70 "el Camino Grande" full size I built a few years ago. Stretched the wheelbase a little and did a lot of cutt'n and paste'n to get the proportions right.

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Great job guys! Exactly what I was wanting to see. Keep um coming everyone, I know there's more out there!

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Wow guys, some seriously great work going on here.  Congrats. 

Here are my two....

* 1969 Charger R/T pickup....built during 1970 and 1971 as part of a three-piece Charger funny car/Charger themed transport trailer/Charger two vehicle, intended to compete in the old MPC National Customizing Contest....

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* 1970 Coronet Super Bee pickup.....started in the early 1990's and finished in the mid 2000's.  Subject of a two-part Model Cars Mag how-to article about 7 or 8 years ago.....  

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Made an attempt to do the pickup cab conversions using the same Design Studio styling themes as were seen on the two door hardtop versions of the cars....just as would have likely been done if they were actually produced in 1/1 scale....and I see that those of you who have posted so far have followed exactly the same theme....More pictures of both here...

Hope more of you post your car-pickup images here.... TIM 

 

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Well, I see some awesome concepts here, so I guess I’ll throw mine in, even though it heads in a somewhat different direction.  Starting with the AMT 59 ElCamino, it features scratch built brass chassis and suspensions, and mid mounted 3D printed LS3.

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1 hour ago, tim boyd said:

Wow guys, some seriously great work going on here.  Congrats. 

Here are my two....

* 1969 Charger R/T pickup....built during 1970 and 1971 as part of a three-piece Charger funny car/Charger themed transport trailer/Charger two vehicle, intended to compete in the old MPC National Customizing Contest....

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* 1970 Coronet Super Bee pickup.....started in the early 1990's and finished in the mid 2000's.  Subject of a two-part Model Cars Mag how-to article about 7 or 8 years ago.....  

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Made an attempt to do the pickup cab conversions using the same Design Studio styling themes as were seen on the two door hardtop versions of the cars....just as would have likely been done if they were actually produced in 1/1 scale....and I see that those of you who have posted so far have followed exactly the same theme....More pictures of both here...

Hope more of you post your car-pickup images here.... TIM 

 

Hi Tim!

Just like the factory would have done, for the car shows round back then... Bravo!

CT

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1 hour ago, foghorn62 said:

Well, I see some awesome concepts here, so I guess I’ll throw mine in, even though it heads in a somewhat different direction.  Starting with the AMT 59 ElCamino, it features scratch built brass chassis and suspensions, and mid mounted 3D printed LS3.

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Hi Tim!

Every time I see your creation, I'm blown away. And to say that I don't particularly like the stock 59 Chevy... Well: that Vermont healthy air again, eh? Bravo!

CT 

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5 hours ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Tim!

Every time I see your creation, I'm blown away. 

CT 

X2 what Claude said about Tim Slesak....what a talent!!! TIM 

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Gremlin pickup, currently "in the shop" for a refresh.

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'78 Ranchero GT, currently "in the shop" for a refresh.

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Mark, thanks for starting this thread. There is some fantastic work here guys. I love them all !! 
I’ll add my three...

Modelhaus resin body, combined with 61 Impala chassis.

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‘61 “Merchero” Modelhaus kit with Pegasus wheels and tires. Slammer build with no engine or interior.

 

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Just finished this one yesterday. ‘66 “Ol Comino”  Kit bash of Olds 442 and ‘68 Elky. 
 

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Thanks again Mark!!

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Steve's post reminded me of this project from the mid 1990-'s....just after I finished it, I discovered that Don Holthaus has already done the same thing for his resin lineup. Mine was different in some details, but overall they were very close....and using Don's transkit would have been a lot easier than the kitbashing I had to do to bring this one to reality....

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Guys....let's keep this thread going.  Who else has car/pickup model images to contribute???   TIM 

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1 hour ago, tim boyd said:

Steve's post reminded me of this project from the mid 1990-'s....just after I finished it, I discovered that Don Holthaus has already done the same thing for his resin lineup. Mine was different in some details, but overall they were very close....and using Don's transkit would have been a lot easier than the kitbashing I had to do to bring this one to reality....

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Ten more overall and detail shots here....

Guys....let's keep this thread going.  Who else has car/pickup model images to contribute???   TIM 

Hi Tim!

I was reading an old issue of my favorite model magazine with your article on that car just last week!

Nice results!

CT 

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I made this one with the Jimmy Flintstone body.

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These are all awesome! GREAT WORK EVERYONE! Keep going guys, I need to see more.

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"El Ponchomino" from a Jimmy Flintstone body:

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This was done using J/F resin Phantom 59 Buick body. All of these builds are super cool.

 

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On 2/25/2021 at 2:06 PM, Can-Con said:

'70 "el Camino Grande" full size I built a few years ago. Stretched the wheelbase a little and did a lot of cutt'n and paste'n to get the proportions right.

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Thanks for posting these in progress photos and where you made your major cuts. I'm sure those will get used by many builders as a guide for future projects.

 

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On 2/28/2021 at 11:13 AM, Steve H said:

 

Just finished this one yesterday. ‘66 “Ol Comino”  Kit bash of Olds 442 and ‘68 Elky. 
 

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Thanks again Mark!!

Ding ding ding, we have a winnah! Love this one. Everything about it. It's modern, yet classic at the same time. The engine detail is icing on the cake. Love the other "El Co's" in this thread too. But this one had me at hello. 

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I'm torn, the '66 Ol'Camino is beautifully executed and Steve was right to stick with the swooping body line behind the door to maintain the Oldsmobile look.  Beautiful craftsmanship, gorgeous paint, great stance, just superb in every way.  But that '59 Buick, WOW!  I love the look of that one.  Just COOL. COOL, COOL!!!  There are some very well done examples on here.

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On 2/27/2021 at 2:36 PM, tim boyd said:

X2 what Claude said about Tim Slesak....what a talent!!! TIM 

Thanks Tim!  I learned it from you.

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On 2/27/2021 at 9:32 PM, blunc said:

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Really like this.

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This is the AMT Chrysler which could be built as a roadster pickup with removable top. Gotta love some of the build options AMT thought of! I built this one about 30 years ago.

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