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Started this project about a year ago so I will share a couple of the progress pics up to the stage it is right now. 

I wanted to build three versions of this one so I extended the chassis with the supports to be able to use either a stepside, a fleetside or a short bed dually. I already casted the chassis and the interiors. The dually bed is in progress but for this one I will only cast the wheel fenders to be attached to a donor fleetside bed.  The cab is almost done so hopefully will be able to cast it while on vacation next month.

Is not perfect but I am very happy with the results so far. Hope you like it and thanks for looking!!!

Started with two Revell stepside 2 in 1 kits to make the extended cab.PRCV1.jpg.2b3c325493598b48ab2859ccbef394e5.jpgPRCV2.jpg.3efe28c15e6567659511d5fc644f0fb4.jpgPRCV3.jpg.cf3cdc327a325ac91a0d20955477c95a.jpgPRCV4.jpg.c7cad82b19df7de8c0c938a37bfc7f87.jpgPRCV5.jpg.f8ef0a3da4898a12870eb7f2491cd987.jpgPRCV6.jpg.ac627ae5233051c3600003a7da8121df.jpg

 

Then, extended the chassis and modified the front & rear suspension to get the stance I wanted.

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Then Molded & Casted the chassis to be able to build the three versions, Stepside, Fleetside and Dually.

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Then Put together the interior door panels. The rear panel was cut to size to match the door.PRCV11.jpg.8d78fbcec2602017c5a81b9371f3acec.jpgPRCV12.jpg.0ce9b8ea4d9060a20b7812dd053412ed.jpg

 

Then Casted the Interiors.

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Next step was to built the cab floor pan and the matching interior tub base so both seats were set at the same height and the door panels match the window openings.PRCV14.jpg.06b23e1916c584025f43eea71baf9032.jpgPRCV15.jpg.dbe09adc6eb2bd68e8ab66d93a223272.jpgPRCV16.jpg.7016ff1d0e953b8770c9846158d73389.jpg

Then cut the wheel fenders from a stepside donor bed, extend them and use a donor fleetside bet to make the dually. PRCV17.thumb.jpg.400000db34874d5246d4ee2af689a249.jpgPRCV19.thumb.jpg.eb26c04d5d144d41d43de45703483d6a.jpgPRCV20.thumb.jpg.4e2f6b8d6e80c46a0ebc58a1b86e0d51.jpgPRCV21.thumb.jpg.fb4f7120a09d51d057777ee967f90272.jpgPRCV22.jpg.c426d0bbebe2a069bc757913f7ca8d5d.jpg

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I may cast only the fenders but I guess it would be better to just cast the complete bed to avoid so much work in the future...

Here you will see a test fit of the fleetside bed on the same chasiss and a mockup of the Dually on the works.PRCV27.jpg.7e9054a0a97322e527f354027b39ad17.jpgPRCV28.jpg.34ca7d3d2c5e01550c5c421da22fb5b0.jpg

And Finally the first one is almost ready to paint. Some minor fixes on the interior on the cab, cast it and then continue to work on the engine and interiors.

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The rims are the ones I selected for the Fleetside and the bed cover is just a piece of .20 styrene matched to the top of the bed.

As I said is far from perfect but it has been a really fun project. Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

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Very cool!  Your work is flawless.  I love the crew cab look.  I have a stalled WIP, fleetside long bed small window conversion that I need to get back to.  Hard to find bench time this time of year.  Nice work... keep it going!

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17 hours ago, Kromolly said:

Very cool!  Your work is flawless.  I love the crew cab look.  I have a stalled WIP, fleetside long bed small window conversion that I need to get back to.  Hard to find bench time this time of year.  Nice work... keep it going!

Thanks Roy!!

It is definitely hard to  set some time for the workbench... Too many things going on and between work and family sometimes one can barely make it happen. I have been working on this one for more than a year now, so hopefully I will be able to finish it soon. 

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This picture is the reference of what I am trying to accomplish, but without the side trim. I like the color scheme but really haven't decided yet. 

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Here is some progress of the Short Dually bed. These are old pics, just part of the actual progress of the build.

I have two sets of rims that you will see below, but still have to cut the bed wheel wells to set them in the right stance. For the dually I want the "bagged" look, just a hair above ground. I have to cast the cab first and then cut the inner fenders, this way I will not sacrifice the original cab I will use for the master cast.

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Hope you like it and thanks for looking!!

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2 hours ago, avidinha said:

Nice work, that looks awesome so far! I'm working on something similar. I widened the stepside fenders to make dually fenders, but I also made them taller so I could lay rocker on semi wheels.

Thanks Andrew!!!

The Chrome Rims you see in the first picture are the Moebius# MOE1010 set. Those are Big Rig wheels but with Pegasus 23" low profile tires that fit like a glove on them. Still have to notch the chassis and cut the bed, but the low profile tires will give me more room to set the stance I want without sacrificing too much of the bed.

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1 hour ago, Luis Ayala said:

Thanks Andrew!!!

The Chrome Rims you see in the first picture are the Moebius# MOE1010 set. Those are Big Rig wheels but with Pegasus 23" low profile tires that fit like a glove on them. Still have to notch the chassis and cut the bed, but the low profile tires will give me more room to set the stance I want without sacrificing too much of the bed.

Gotcha, my wheel/tire setup is more like the white ones with the low pros from the Monte Carlo SS kit. I'm excited to watch the progress on yours.

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Luis,

This is some amazing work! I love the look you are going for. Can't wait to see it in paint. Will you be selling any of your casts? I'd love to get a cab, chassis and interior.

Later-

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On 5/29/2021 at 9:54 AM, Modlbldr said:

Luis,

This is some amazing work! I love the look you are going for. Can't wait to see it in paint. Will you be selling any of your casts? I'd love to get a cab, chassis and interior.

Later-

Thanks Tom!!!

I am glad you like the progress so far.

I just send you a message regarding the casting.

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Just some small progress...

I was able to get some bench time today and casted a few chassis for the other options I plan to build. Hope you like it and thanks for looking!!PRVC37.jpg.b4cb188350b608ff960dbe924c582840.jpgPRVC37.jpg.b4cb188350b608ff960dbe924c582840.jpgPRVC38.jpg.1550b5ecaffab3a8a82200b6d8759ab3.jpgPRVC39.jpg.088451bb4fe246bc9e679cc8b7e25b59.jpg 

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On 6/6/2021 at 2:17 PM, Modlbldr said:

Luis,

Looks like some nice work! Looking forward to seeing the dually come together for sure!

Later-

Thanks Tom!!!

I just started vacations this week so hopefully will be posting more progress soon.

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22 hours ago, espo said:

Been watching your build come together. Beautiful looking finish even factory looking proportions. 

Thanks David!! 👍

I tried to get it as close as possible as the reference pics I am using.

I have seen some other custom builds where the extent of the back door is larger but I liked the back door being a bit shorter that the front one.

It still needs some work inside and some finishing details but I am  very happy with the results so far.

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