1964 Chevy 4X4 pickup


48 posts in this topic

Posted

Here's a quickie build of Revell's '64 Chevy pickup...I'm so tired of burying myself in scratchbuilding & kitbashing, then putting builds aside due to burnout. Soooo, I put a deadline on myself to get one done!

I've got three weeks into this one so far (averaging about 7-8 hours a week), giving myself two more weeks to finish it.

No mods to body, just the usual hood & grille surround assembly/fit issues associated with this kit. Cut off the stock chassis' suspension mounting points to accept scratchbuilt leaf springs/hangers out back, and scratched/modified kit pieces for the front coil-sprung mounted Mercedes Unimog axles.

Tires are dullcoated SoReal IROKS, mounted on modified old MPC Dodge pickup 8-lug steelies.

All chrome was stripped and painted with Krylon semi-flat black enamel. Body/rims are covered in Tamiya TS-2 military dark green. Scratched bed cover painted with Rustoleum texured black.

IMG_45672.jpg

IMG_45562.jpgIMG_45602.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

And a few more...

IMG_47382.jpgIMG_47372.jpgIMG_47362.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

That's Freaking Awesome! Great job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

That's really KOOL!!! It reminds me of a neighbor I had when I was a kid, he had a '65 with 44" swampers on it...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Flippin Kool Alrighty!! B):D

Body and engine is looking good.

Gonna flip it over so we can see a look underneath? ;):D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Wicked man!!!!! I dig it!!! Sixx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Quickie build? What is this strange thing you are speaking of?

Seriously though. Very cool idea. Looking forward to seeing this take shape.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Way cool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Nice looking truck you have there!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Thanks everyone!

Rodney, once I finish the chassis/powertrain, I'll flip it for a few pics...

Roger, the rims are old MPC 70s Dodge pickup 8-lugs, with the front too-long-as molded hubs shortened more to scale. Rears are as molded. Supposedly these wheels are repopped by RMR, although Ron's catalog doesn't reflect that. Next time I see him at a show, I'll ask.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

That body really lends itself well to your masterful off road treatment . Keep up the good work!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Nice work on this truck.looks great.I sure would have a hard time going for a ride....this boy is high.Thank you,Chris

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

love it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I love old trucks! This one looks great Jeff, nice work. I see what appears to be an LS powerplant, what are you using for trans and transfer case?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Thanks Randy, Chris, Darrin, and Steve!

Steve, that LS in there is the one out of the Revell Chevy SSR kit. Not sure if I'm using that one yet or not. As far as the transfer case goes, I'd like to use an aftermarket Atlas, but there are none (any longer) in resin, and I don't want to get bogged down with scratchbuilding one (please step up aftermarket!), so I'll probably use the venerable NP205 from the old R-M 1/24 Chevy pickup/Blazer kits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I asked and Atlas sent me a scale drawing of the Atlas II. It's on my list to make one for the 48 jeep. I have an aftermarket NP205 sitting here too though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

We used to have these great offroad resin products, but Jake has since given up on casting :(

http://www.freewebs....bigjeepzzresin/

Dave Zinn mastered another nice Atlas case, but I don't think he ever had it reproduced?

Alan @ Ma's resin has many more offroad-specific parts in the works also...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

The truck looks super Jeff. I like the color on her, kinda has a military look to it.......... <_<

Sully

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Beautiful job on this truck. Love the way it looks. Nice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Thanks Sully and Dr. Cranky! Much appreciated!

I was thinking about putting some white Army "stars" on the doors...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Kewl!! With a capital K!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Kewl!! With a capital K!

Thanks!

I know this goes against the grain,but I think it would look cool with a nicely built six cylinder. Maybe add six injectors with short stacks and a header on it.

LOL Roger! That would be cool for a 2WD truck, but this one is sporting 46" IROKs :o I don't think the six would power it :lol:

I'm using the LS from the SSR kit as pictured, with the oil pan from the '99 Silverado kit. As soon as the drivetrain is painted/detailed/installed, I'll post a few pics...

Edited by jeffs396

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

LOL Roger! That would be cool for a 2WD truck, but this one is sporting 46" IROKs :o I don't think the six would power it :lol:

Two words... rolling start. :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Thanks!

LOL Roger! That would be cool for a 2WD truck, but this one is sporting 46" IROKs :o I don't think the six would power it :lol:

I'm using the LS from the SSR kit as pictured, with the oil pan from the '99 Silverado kit. As soon as the drivetrain is painted/detailed/installed, I'll post a few pics...

A friend had an old '66 K20 with the 292 L6 and while he never would win a drag race, it had tons of torque and would pull ANYTHING ! He used it to plow snow in the winter and pull a twin axle construction trailer in the summer with no problem. I like the idea of the modern drivetrain but that L6 could be cool too!

That truck is looking way cool and I like the olive drab color. Not sure if the white stars on the doors would enhance or detract from its appeal to me but it might seem appropriate considering the color. Maybe the .50 cal gun from the Hogans Heroes Jeep mounted on the back?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Any updates on this one Jeff?

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