99 Silverados

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Two chevys I have been messing with. Red one will be lifted on 44inch So-Real super swampers and built as a Duramax diesel. The other silverado will be slammed, static, not bagged. I'm thinking it will get painted Tester's one coat graphite dust, also might make it a standard cab. I shaved the side trim off both of them.

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Can't wait to see these!

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what kind of lift are u planing for the red one? heres a cool site for lifting 1/1 scale ones but works for models to is www. trucks gone wild .com theres tons of builts on that site,if u can find a big foot or usa1 monster truck use the axles and shocks from one of them. if i had a pic of my 99 ck on 44s you could get just how big them truck are. :wub:

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I hope when you have them both done you can display them in that same pose one above the other. Truckin' had a picture of two trucks parked like that and its still one of the coolest things I ever saw.

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Todd, Its funny that you mentioned the TGW fourm, it partially inspired the build! As far as the suspension, I want to do a solid axle swap, so I'm thinking 4-links front and rear. I want to try and scratch build either dana 60s or rockwell axles for it.

Al, That's the Plan!!!

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I was wondering what ever happened to these. Good to see them back on the bench. Look forward to more.

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Where did you get the hood for the truck? That is something I would love to have for mine

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This is gunna be killer! :D

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Hey everbody! I have not had much time at the bench lately, once the semester ended I went back to work full time. I did manage to get some work done on the chevys though:

I'm working on getting the body smooth, still contemplating a standard cab conversion.....

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Kinda nice that this kit all ready comes with a shaved tailgate, but the way the rear fender extensions meet is very abrupt so I added some plastic to make the transition smoother:

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Onto Big Red, I have the front suspension mocked up, got the wheels and stack painted, and added bedcoat. Thanks to some of the members from MAMA, this is the first body I have ever tried to polish, it isn't done, but man will it be shiny!

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Bedcoat is actually the real stuff you can buy in a spray can from the parts store; NOTE: Rustolem truck bedcoat from Home Depot is the best I have used. This truck has Duplicolor bed armor and it did not work as well.

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Love that red one, The lowrider one will be cool to with all the work your putting into, keep the updates coming on both of them.

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red one all the way but im sad to see the 1 sewer pipe stack you need 2 fairly nice size stacks not 1 monster. i cannot say on the low rider as i like lifted trucks

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I'm gonna try to get some work done on them tonight, Jake, the sewer pipe comment made me laugh, I'll build the next one with two stacks!

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they look great i like them high in air and layed out :wub::lol: why not put a stack#2 in there just geter done show truck or mud truck

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I have a set of die cast trucks sitting the same way on the shelf but I have yet to see anyone build the two trucks and position them like that. The lifted ones cool with the stack but I'm all about going down. I would personally keep the ext cab and body drop that thing on the ground with those nice rims. Some nice work so far. Looking forward to seeing how you finish it up, keep it going.

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Cant wait to see an update!

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Very cool cant wait to see some more....I have a set of those tires and wheels I need to do something with...So I will be following along to see how your comes out.

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Hey guys I'm still here, school has kept me very busy. Next week is spring break so I'll have some modeling time and I will have more progress pictures up for you guys!

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Finally, some progress!

I got the firewall and bumper detail painted, I decided to go body color. The springs are actually from work, they are out of a 1:1 transmission, I think they might work great for this truck.

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Speaking of suspension, I was originally thinking four-links, but that limited my space to park another truck under the Duramax. The solution was to use the factory leaf springs with the ends trimmed and custom drop brackets fabricated:

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Mock up

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Now the stock rear was way too wimpy so I decided to scratch build what resembles a Dana 60

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I thought it came out pretty cool, I still have to finish trimming it, add a breather and build the front diff. I would like to find some photo etch bolt heads for the cover.

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I still need to build a hitch and a drop receiver. I think I going to tint all the tail lights too.

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nice work.

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Thanks, got a little more done on the red one

Camo headliner:

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Fabricated a front bumper, it will get diamond plate on top, paper clip tow hooks, and some kind of brush guards for the headlights

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Thinking about adding lift blocks to make the tire clearance a little more realistic for something that could be driven off-road.

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I got the windows tinted and I turned the one piece rear window into a 3 piece with a center sliding window. I finally finished polishing the body too.

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keep it coming im loving it.

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looking great :)

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Glad to see you were able to get some work done on your spring break. It's coming along nicely, keep it going.

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Whoa Baby!!!!!!!!

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Wow, I've been gone waaaaaaay to long! College an 1:1 Hot Rods have kept me busy, but I managed to make it back to the bench and I'm gonna try to get the Red Silverado wrapped up for the December MAMA meeting! Lonnnng over-do progress shots:

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The front end needed work, I fabricated some drop brackets from sheet plastic

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All glued in, I used the stock rear leafs-prings

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