Chevrolet Titan 90 build

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Got somewhere on that Titan 90, Not my favorite truck ever, but I have a soft spot for cabovers and 2 stroke Detroits so I couldn't resist.

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Here's what I have so far, the wheels are finished in that dark blue with silver hubs and lugs. The engine needs one more coat of paint that I have to mix myself. I figured out that if I put on the robin's egg blue first then put my mixed detroit green on, it looks perfect.

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Very nice. I never drove a Titan 90, but I did drive a few GMC Astro 95's and always thought that wrap around dash was pretty cool. I'm looking forward to see more of your Titan 90 build.

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Hay Karak,

Im building one right now, keep in touch! I have never heard of mixing paint like that, I can't wait until you finish the engine. I will post some picks of my engine when done :rolleyes:

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Here's the engine with some of the paint done. I have to put another coat on and touch it up a little. But that's about as close to DD Alpine green as I could get.

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They can have those "Hoods" if they want them, never quite understood the obcession with them! :lol: I like seeing where the front corners of the truck are and the great view of the road ahead! ;)

Yeah, the old cabovers would beat the kidneys out of ya, but I still love em'! B)

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Got the frame and part of the cab painted the main color today. I'll take a picture of the frame later on, but here's the base color. The cab is going to have a white roof, with white stripes and lighter blue stripe sandwiched between the white ones. so it'll look like this

Dark Blue

White

Lightblue

White

Dark Blue.

Oh the wonders of an airbrush!

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Update on the paint job

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Nice scheme.

Tim

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The finished paint in all of it's tri-tone glory

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Nice paint! Reminds me of Atlas Van Lines.

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Nice paint job, if this helps I got alpine green known as detriot diesel green at o' riley auto parts DE1618 by dupli color if this helps. You did a nice job matching the color

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I originally went to O'riley but they didn't have any. I figured with my background in automotive paint I could probably mix my own so I did. I'm glad everyone likes my paint!

Nice paint! Reminds me of Atlas Van Lines.

That's where I got my inspiration from, just tweaked it to my liking.

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very nice on the paintjob like that colourscheme

and also for the titan and gmc you have photoetch update,s its also need very little fingers ore tweezers [and in my case readingglasses]

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That update kit is really neat, I never have seen that before! Where did you find that? I'm darn near blind as is so I'd probably need reading glasses too. (100/20 vision is a blast let me tell you)

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here is the webside www.modelmakershop.com

look at additional parts czech truckmodel

you find the upgrade,s even for kenworth- peterbilt-white freightliner and other stuff in photoetch

hope its something for you and other people,glad i can help

jacobus

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A Couple more progress shots, little by little it's coming together. I played hell getting those tanks put on though

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Looks good. I had trouble with those tanks, too. And the "mounting locations" for the cab hunges are non-existant.

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I asked my Grandpa, he knows a lot about trucks and helped me get them lined up right. Also mentioned that the titan's doors liked to fall off because of their weight lol.

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Your doing a very nice job, only one problem, I went on the website and I didn't understand the language? Did I do something wrong? Your truck is coming out nicely!!!!

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Looking good,

Karak .I'm building that kit too Like the paint, I think the front wheels look a lot better silver.

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Looks Great... Love the colors & scheme

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karak he is coming to be a nice truck

what about the fuel tank,s a take the sqare one fits match better on a other truck i have make

the brackets of the round one is not quit right as we can say so,last time a left the midle one away and its fits better

i dont no why ? but it works for my

and i follow this one

jacobus

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mike on the right side you see 2 little flags 1 austria and 1 from the uk klick on the uk and everything is in your language

hope its helps

jacobus

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So, how's this big Chevy doing? Something you might want to check is the front grill's thickness, if you install the bumper really close to the cab (so it looks right), that thick grill will prevent you from tilting the cab properly. One thing I saw on another build, the grill seemed to be mounted very flush to the cab front surface. As if you'd put a thin photoetch grill like the guys were talking about earlier in your topic. I just don't know how it was done though because the mounting holes for the cab hinges are right behind the grill frame.

By the way, I have bought both photoetch kits for the GMC Astro, while I haven't built my Titans yet, I can say that the details on these parts are really good and if you want to build the latest version of the GMC Astro, that big grill kit is the way to go. On the photoetch tree you get all the GMC logos, a multi part grill assembly (grill and frame), the WIPERS, (you know how thick the ones in the truck kit are...) the rearview mirror mounts, the exhaust heat shields and straps (nice and accurate) and the fuel tank steps. The grill is from white metal and most of the other parts are brass, nothing a little chrome paint can't fix. But I'm not so sure about that "Modelmakershop" website anymore.

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