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This is super awesome can't wait to see it done!

Thanks, now back to work

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WOW is all i can say, it looks like a carbon copy of the pic in the magazine, can not wait to see this baby done.

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A little done, but not much. Worked on the tonneau cover today. I added channel to the inside of the bed so the cover will sit flush. Made a two piece cover out of grooved sheet and made hinges with brass tubing and rod. Will add more channel on the sides of the bed next. So I think I am done with the body mods just need to start smoothing body out for paint. Next I will tackle the interior and motor. Then I will complete the chassis. Thanks for looking.

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Couple more pictures of truck for your viewing pleasure. Now what color to paint it????

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I think candy apple red would look awesome on it! :lol:

I was thinking of one of the colors on the original drawings of orange or purple, never even thought of candy apple red. You might be on to something there candy apple red would look great on this build. Thanks

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Amazing work! I particularly like the front grill work.

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Very nice John ! This right here along with your other custom 1ofakind projects is what makes you 1 of my fav's as a model builder ! Can't wait to see it completed ! Hope to see you this weekend at the show !

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Very nice John ! This right here along with your other custom 1ofakind projects is what makes you 1 of my fav's as a model builder ! Can't wait to see it completed ! Hope to see you this weekend at the show !

I'll be at the show this weekend ,but I wish I had some completed models to bring. I got the building part down now if only I could paint like you. If you never seen any of Davids paint jobs your missing out on some of the best. See you this weekend at the Heartland David

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This is a credit to Brad,,,,great execution and thought......I may have to think of this style......

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Had to make tail lights for this beast. Had some caddy tail lights but they would not fit. So I pulled out my trusted old dremel, chucked a piece of clear red sprue into it. Used a sanding stick to get basic shape, then used various grits of sand paper and then used some good old polish to shine them up. What do you think. Thanks for looking.

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That truck looks great. I learned some skills watching this thread. Keep it coming.

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Had to make tail lights for this beast. Had some caddy tail lights but they would not fit. So I pulled out my trusted old dremel, chucked a piece of clear red sprue into it. Used a sanding stick to get basic shape, then used various grits of sand paper and then used some good old polish to shine them up. What do you think. Thanks for looking.

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wow that's some cool trick to do those lights !

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That truck looks great. I learned some skills watching this thread. Keep it coming.

Glad I could help.

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John love them lights ! Nice job !

Thanks David. I did pick up some big and little wide whites at the heartland show yesterday. I will post some pics later. Thanks for the heads up on where to get them.

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As promised here are a couple of pictures of the tires I picked up at the Heartland this weekend.Big and little wide whites.They are Modelhaus tires.I also played with the ride height on the front wheels. What do you think up or down on the front?

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Personally, I like the front up on this one. It seems to fit the spirit of the classic custom better. Front down to me looks like it's trying to be something more brawny and less classy.

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Nice work turning the picture into reality. I've got an OLD (20 plus years)Brad Leisure drawing that I started doing the same a long time ago. I need to get it finished some day. I agree on the higher ride height for the front end.

Later-

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Very kool......the lights do not seem as deep as Brad drew them (IMHO) but put a blue dot in the center and that would add.

Also agree with those wide whites (perfect!) keep the nose level..........Great Job!!!! :lol:;):lol:

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This is really raising the bar on custom pickups! Very evident a whole lot of thought has gone into it!:lol:

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.....i lilke the way this is truning out....

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Worked on the interior today. Used plastic tubing cut in half for the pleats.Did a little shaping to tubing. I outlined the door panel with small pieces of round plastic. Will still have to make a center console.I might add some pleating to the lower half of the dash?, maybe. Also I cut out the center of the door panel on the 64 chevy truck and mocked it up in one of the pictures. If I use these I will embed them into the panel. Let me know what you think. Thanks for looking.

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I was just skimming through this until I got to the taillights.... those look excellent.....

Gonna watch the rest of this one..

Good work

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Update on the interior.Added pleats to bottom half of dash using round tubing cut in half (same as I did on the rest of the interior. Cut out speaker and covered it with plastic.Made a center console using a parts box part (good the I got extra parts).Modified console with plastic before covering it with pleats.Cut hole for shifter. Used some tubing for the clock opening on the console, Also mde an armrest out of sheet plastic then covered it with pleats also.Wow too many pleats??.Still a little more needs to be done to complete the interior. Thanks for looking.

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