1984 GMC Short-Box

73 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

this thing is looking pretty good, cant wait to see more.........there is more isnt there..............i really hope there is more B)

Thanx there is more to come.I just need to light a fire under myself to get something done.I hope to have some if not all of the rear link bars done by the end of the weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Finally got some motivation and time to put some work into this build.Plus my deadline for this build and 2 others is getting closer.I got the link bars done finally.They are made from 1/16" styrene rod and puch pins.

Here's a fron view.

DreamtruckBuildUp15.jpg

From the top you can see the original link bars don't quite reach.I have since stated to build new bars for the top.

DreamTruckBuildUp17.jpg

Finally the rear view.I have to build the upper and lower bags brackets.The lower bracket will sit on the bar and the upper will be built onto the step notch.

DreamTruckBuildUp16.jpg

Thanx for lookin'

Jeremy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Got the rear suspension pretty much all wrapped up.Got the airbags done as well.

DreamTruckBuildUp18.jpg

One by itself.

DreamTruckBuildUp19.jpg

'Bags sitting in place on the lower bars.

DreamTruckBuildUp20.jpg

Upper brackets installed.

DreamTruckBuildUp21.jpg

I'll be starting on the front suspension later this week.

Thanx for lookin'

Jeremy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Looking good!

I have always wanted to try to scratchbuild a custom frame like this for a truck. maybe someday!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Looking good!

I have always wanted to try to scratchbuild a custom frame like this for a truck. maybe someday!

Thanx, I appreciate the compliment.They are not that hard to build once you build the first one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Got my new inner box panels built today.

DreamTruckBuildUp22.jpg

DreamTruckBuildUp23.jpg

DreamTruckBuildUp24.jpg

DreamTruckBuildUp25.jpg

This last pics makes me not want to stop working on this build even though I have to sleep sometime(eventually).

DreamTruckBuildUp26.jpg

I should have another update by friday at the latest hopefully.

Thanx for lookin'

Jeremy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Well got a little more done.I scratchbuilt 2 optima batteries.

DreamTruckBuildUp27.jpg

DreamTruckBuildUp28.jpg

This pic show the batteries and the fuel-cell mocker up in place.

DreamTruckBuildUp29.jpg

This last pic I thought just looked cool.

DreamTruckBuildUp30.jpg

Thanx for lookin'.

Jeremy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

What size styrene did you use on the frame? I wanna build a frame for my ram lil red express but never used the stuff + my lhs doesn't carry it. Good job BTW

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanx I appreciate the comp.I either use .100 x .250 rectangular rod or tubing to build my frames.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Man that thing's SICK!!! I'd LOVE to have a similar 1:1 too,my friend,but that "not enough budget" thingmust be an epidemic,LOL! Cant wait to sees more :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Man that thing's SICK!!! I'd LOVE to have a similar 1:1 too,my friend,but that "not enough budget" thingmust be an epidemic,LOL! Cant wait to sees more :D

For sure they are.Thanx I appreciate that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Clear bedfloor center made from a cd case.

DreamTruckBuildUp32.jpg

DreamTruckBuildUp31.jpg

I just need to build the wheel tubs and mounting brackets to mount the bed to the frame.Then I can start on the front suspension.

Thanx for lookin'.

Jeremy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I wasn't really liking the clear bedfloor idea plus in my head my dream truck didn't have one so I revamped the bedfloor to suite my vision.

DreamTruckBuildUp35.jpg

The front and rear areas of the bedfloor will be made from .060" sheet styrene and the tubs are made from the centers of spray can lids.

DreamTruckBuildUp37.jpg

DreamTruckBuildUp33.jpg

I'll be adding more to the rear of the bed to cover the fuel cell.

Thanx for lookin'.

Jeremy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

looks great the clear bed on this truck is no no so far it going to be a nice show truck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

JUST SICK!! CANT WAIT TO SEE MORE

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanx fellas I appreciate it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Finished the bedfloor.

DreamTruckBuildUp38.jpg

DreamTruckBuildUp39.jpg

DreamTruckBuildUp40.jpg

Going to start building the air tanks tonight once I get the dimensions I need.

Thanx for lookin'.

Jeremy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I'm not into pavement scraping but I like your scratchbuilding and detail!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanx I appreciate that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Scratchbuilt 2 5 gallon airtanks tonight.

DreamTruckBuildUp41.jpg

DreamTruckBuildUp42.jpg

Next I'll be finishing up the bodywork on the inner & outer bed.

Thanx for lookin'.

Jeremy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Got the 1st of 2 air compressors built for this build.

DreamTruckBuildUp44.jpg

I still need to fine tune the details of the compressor.

Here is what I went off of for dimesions.

DreamTruckBuildUp43.jpg

Thanx for lookin'

Jeremy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I wish i had half the styrene talent you do. My street to racecar would be done and wouldn't look like poo lol. This is awesome work keep pushin through!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanx I appreciate that.I'm starting the body work on the bed of the truck soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

nice im anxious to see what that will look like too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now