Shiny 1950 Chevy Pick Up Truck (Mild)

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All right, folks, Doctor Cranky is back in the Lab-RAT-ory, getting cranked up to build another shiny, this time a 50 Chevy Pick Up. Haven't done one shiny in many years since I got back into the hobby.

Right now I am in the process of picking out the best parts among three kits and getting that frame smooth and straight with putty. Lots of sink marks on this puppy.

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This kit always gets me really excited about building models. I don't know what it is, but it is going to be fun. I can feel it.

Got the body smoothed sanded up to 2000, but I will go all the way to 12000.

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Removed some of the trim and door handles, the gas neck, etc . . .

Getting the bed ready too:

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Stay tuned in for more . . .

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Your patina projects are always very interesting, but its great when you decide to turn up the gloss. Looking forward to the build.

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what gives it that yellow colour? is it resin or some primer

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Great ! I will be watching this build with great interest.

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Wow..you weren't kidding about all the sink holes on the chassis.

Great prep work on the body and chassis.

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what gives it that yellow colour? is it resin or some primer

Some versions of the kit were molded in a creme colored plastic.

Virgil, is the chassis you're using from the most recent "Texaco" reissue of the kit?

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Thanks, everyone. Casey, no, but it too has sink marks. I opened three versions of this kit: The Street Machine, the Standard 3100, and the Texaco, and they all have sink marks on the frame which means a few hours of filling and sanding if you want it to look better.

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Great to see another of this sweet kit getting built, and with you building Doc, I know it's gonna be a good one! My frame had lots of sink marks too (Street Machine issue), I'm willing to bet you couldn't find a frame for this kit that didn't have all those sink marks!

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one of my fave kits!

MORE, MORE,MORE!!!!!

cheers

bryan

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I'll be watching this one! Looks clean already.

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Did I hear SHINY :) :) :) ?

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Thanks, everyone, we are making slow progress . . . stay tuned in . . .

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Making slow progress getting everything together, mocked up, and ready for primer and paint.

This is the chassis that comes with the TEXACO edition of this truck, and I will be using it on another project.

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Here's the body smoothed and sanded up to 2000 grit.

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Nothing more lovely than these fat curves! LOL.

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This one is going to ride a bit lower than stock, but we'll see how low . . .

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Stay tuned in for more progress.

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Got to watch this one!

Tim

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Thanks, Tim. I got the paint for the chassis and frame components. I guess I am starting this one from the ground up.

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I'm excited about this one Doc! Watching you do one of your favorites in shiny, it doesn't get any better!!!

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hot ###### rigth dr, my 50 chevy truck fell a part in my hands back to work on that truck

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Thanks, Bryan, and Todd, and everybody. So far we are making some slow progress, but it is moving along.

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I love this kit, and I think it's fun to have several around to use the different colors on the plastic to pretend the parts are coming from different sources, which they are.

Smoothing and buffing the body to a high shine as a prelude to the primer.

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The major components other than the interior and engine, getting done.

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Mocking up, making sure everything fits nice:

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Getting the tires ready (The Modelhaus 170-Cs):

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Chassis and wheels getting done:

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Body in primer, and engine getting done before the body--what is the world coming to in the Lab-RAT-ory? LOL.

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Time to work on the engine with some modernizing parts:

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EYEGORE always gets the firing order wrong because he says it really makes everyone aware the Doctor doesn't know anything about building engines. LOL.

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Drilled out that hole on the carb because it was a sink mark, so now I will put some sort of gizmo on there.

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Rolling chassis and engine almost ready:

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My new favorite color for these chassis now is Anthracite Grey Metallic. Love it.

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Just a few more:

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