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1950 Chevy Pickup - A Detail Freak's Dream Truck!

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There may be enough room to run the tie rod in front of the axle.

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Alyn, that may explain why I couldn't find any reference pics with the master cylinder on the firewall, now to see if I can get it under the cab somewhere....

Mike, I tried getting the tie rod installed in front of the axle, but the drag link wouldn't quite meet the tie rod, and the tie rod itself was buried in the axle's I-beam. I'll tinker with it some and see if I can't stretch a few pieces out to make it fit, it really looks strange without some way of steering! I also just noticed I don't have any shocks up front, gotta find a pair because they weren't in the bag I bought the kit in apparently!

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OK, this one is finished. I never got the tie rod on, didn't finish the brakes, but I'm calling it done anyway. A few things have popped up lately that have taken my attention away from building, and I've got too many stalled projects waiting, so I just cleaned her up, too some pics, and will post 'em over in the Under Glass section in a few. thanks for following along, and click on the link below to see the finished product!

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=68522

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Super cool pic, Mike. It really shows off what a great job you've done with this truck.

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Mike... I just found this build. You have done a killer job on this and it has turned out very nice. I did want to ask what was the material you used for the seat. It looks awesome. Nice job on this one.

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Chris, I used real leather, I killed my arm thinning it so it would work too! I used some on a Revell Chopper kit years ago, had some left over, and decided to try it again. Nothing looks more like leather than the real thing, right?

BTW, I went back and painted the windshield wipers, ripped the side mirrors off, and painted 'em body color, I'll update it over in the Under Glass section after they dry and I can redo the mirrors with some foil!

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