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'20 Olds truck, more woodwork!

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Finally, after more than one try on these panels, here is one set of side panels, all done, door hinged:

ldsTruckdoorsandquarterpanels2-vi.jpg

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Very cool indeed!

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Most impresive work Art....

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Wow! Those look great Art! 8)

You've got more patience than I when it comes to scratchbuilding something like that! :shock:

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Wow! Those look great Art! 8)

You've got more patience than I when it comes to scratchbuilding something like that! :shock:

Uh, Bill!

Now don't go giving me that line!!!! I know you, and I know your exquisite work far too well!

(but thanks for the encouragement, my friend!)

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I love working with wood! Those doors look beautiful Art!

Dang, you are going to drag me into another woody.... but keep posting anyway! :)

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Uh, Bill!

Now don't go giving me that line!!!! I know you, and I know your exquisite work far too well!

(but thanks for the encouragement, my friend!)

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Hee Hee....:D

I meant that mine would probably come out like triangles than nice and straight as yours are. :)

Were you going to stain them, are leave them as is?

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....here's a pic of the 1:1 truck from which the excellent drawings I have were done. It's in the Hayes Truck Museum, in Woodland, California, about 10 miles up the I-5 from Sacramento--very worth a visit if you are in the area!

RealOldsTruck1-vi.jpg

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Hee Hee....:D

I meant that mine would probably come out like triangles than nice and straight as yours are. :)

Were you going to stain them, are leave them as is?

Nope!

Plans are to actually paint the wood, as almost all truck cabs were back then--after all, they were working vehicles, not show trucks. But, my rationale for doing all the wood in real wood? Simple! That way, even with sanding sealer first, the wood grain will show through slightly, letting you know that it's not just a collection of bits of Evegreen! 8)

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They didn't paint the interiors though... did they?

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They didn't paint the interiors though... did they?

Yup,

Most often, at least all of the wooden cab trucks I've seen that were either original finishes, or restorations, the interior of the cabs were painted, mostly in lighter colors.

I'm planning on dark green for the exterior of the cab, the bed, and hood, fenders, running boards, and radiator shell will be gloss black, lettering will probably be white, drop-shaded in red. Interior surfaces will be a light green.

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