w.i.p. :: 1999 Chevy Silverado crew cab [escalade conver.][4 door cab]

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hello everyone , i havent posted much on this forum , so ima try to post some stuff soon . Here is a project i got last week at fulton ny model show . It's a revell '99 silverado p/u custom . I also bought the revell escalade SUV . I got a nice amount of work done on it this week . With alot of projects going on you may see slow progress on this build . here are some plans for this build , subject to change at any time

PLAN's ::

= custom crew cab conversion

= escalade front end conversion

= escalade rear bumper conversion

= escalade tailgate conversion

= escalade rear valances

= resin 572 big block engine

= scratch built frame (body drop)

= custom interior to compliment crew cab

all for now .....

main project kit being used

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donor kit

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conversion is under way

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escalade rear doors , customized for crew cab

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escalade rear bumper conversion , escalade rear valances , fillers added under taillights

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rear end shot

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Nice work so far. Ive seen things kind of like this in real life. Keep posting updates!

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escalade front on .....

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rear door panel , another view

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interior floor pan stretched

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early mock up before putty

= resin truck rims i picked up from a private seller at nnl east , no name brand , and he only had one set ... might go a diferent route on wheels , this is what i have for now .

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Nice work so far. Ive seen things kind of like this in real life. Keep posting updates!

^^ thanks man !

last pic for tonight , resin engine , 572 big block that will go in this build

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I'm loving this conversion. You're doing great work. Can't wait to see more. I sure wish there was any info on those wheels. They are killer.

Later-

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nice looks great !

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Thank you guys for your comments

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use yjr wheels but put a duilly bed on the truck if ur not using them then look for a cheap dub city truck and use them. i did one on some 44 inc super swampers and a big lift. B)

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Looking good.

Say where did that big lock com from?

If you don't mind saying.

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Tooltas , ill look into those wheels ... I was thinkin of just tubbing out this truck with dually wheels without the dually fenders ..... I have to search for those diecast trucks , looks like there wheels might be to big ...

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Grayghost , when I get home ill post the link to the website , I picked up the resin engine at a model show last weekend in upstate new york , they had quite a bit of resin products the company that sells this motor... They had like 3 different styles of 572

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B) if not use the caddies wheels they are about 22inc in scale,

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Tooltas , the caddie wheels didnt appeal to me ... I searching for some semi wheels now , found some earlier today but sold out.

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watching this!...Im working on something similar in the future....using these two kits plus the dually wheels and bed!

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nice conversion, ill be watching this one to see how she turns out. Also any chance you would want to part with the stock silverado grill?

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Thanks bandit1 ! Cant wait to see what you build , shoot me a message when you start your thread .

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Truckaddict , shoot me a message , I bought an extra kit for parts , it didnt have the cab and bed , but I have two grills now .....

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awesome!

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layed out the 572 .........

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glued the heads on , glued trans together...

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might blow out the 572

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sanded first coat of putty on the rear door panel

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more putty work

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started working on tailgate this evening ... im using the escalade taillight assembly but staying with silverado lenses

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Grayghost , heres the link ... http://vcgresin.atspace.com/ , thats who I bought the 572 from

Thanks!

I really appreciate that.

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awesome stuff!

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THANKS ^^^^^^^

lil update , i recieved a donor body and bed from dave zinn . so long bed will be in progress . as well as the missing gap on the cab .

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little more progress ..... long bed is taking its shape >>> i shaved the lower moldings , added some putty , STILL needs to be sanded >>>>> filled in the missing gap for the cab >>> and got some new wheels

underside of new long bed conversion

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got some new wheels of a italeri western star kit , 1/24 scale , using aoshima 18" tires stretched on

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mock up

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>>>>> and here is where the resin truck rims will end up on after some thinking

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another update ........

i scratch built some dually fenders from the quarter panels of the escalade.....with some sanding and putty it will be oem ..

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