1955 Chevrolet 3100 Cameo Pickup

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Well I just finished this one up today. This is my second truck build ever...the first one being my 1950 Chevrolet 3100 pickup I finished about a month ago. It's a refreshing change from all of the cars I have built over the years. This is the AMT kit painted in Testor's "Gloss White" enamel with no clear glosscoat over it. I couldn't believe how shiny and smooth this enamel paint came out. It took about two weeks to dry enough to handle it without leaving marks on it though. I guess the downside of using enamel paint versus lacquer paint. The red trim paint around the front, back and side windows was a bit tricky since there was very little room to paint and apply BMF without covering up the red. As far as I know the Cameo pickups had a two-tone red/white interior but there was not enough detail in the interior to paint it that way so I went with a solid red interior to reduce the cuss rate! Anyway, here it is, have a look and see what you think and thanks for checking it out.

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Three more pics from different angles.

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Another top notch build Randy. Great pictures as well. Like you said, it is very refreshing to build something a little out of the norm once and awhile to help recharge the batteries.

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Beautiful ! Like the weatherstripping around the rear window and windshield .

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Nice!! Really came out well!

Yes - please tell us about the weather stripping - it's a very nice touch!

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Very nice job on the finish Randy. I built one up a couple of years ago just like your's, I think you got it right! I recently found a '57 Cameo to build which is slightly different. I love pickups especially the early ones.

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Well done Randy, excellent paint and finish. Your work is always impressive....

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Thanks guys!

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SHINY :) :) :) is always pretty. Nice build.

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she's a beauty

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Nice.

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Thanks guys for the great comments.

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That real nice.

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Thanks Sam.

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Nice looking little '55 Cameo Randy! It looks clean as a pin in that white. I wonder why Chevy painted the inside of the bed a different color than the body on these trucks?

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Thanks Roger.....I wondered the same in regards to the inside of the bed being in red. I guess they figured it matched the red pillars at the back of the roof. :unsure:

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That's pretty much the reason, to match the cab pillars. Plus there was the fact that the Cameo, as well as its GMC stablemate Town & Country, were considered to be the Truck equivalent of the Corvette and Nomad. Of note, all Cameo/Town & Country trucks were 2 tone, with the '55 Cameo being the only one with only 1 color scheme option. Also, the inside bedsides being the secondary color was a Cameo/T&C only feature, the standard pickups used the trucks primary color on the bedsides with a flat black bed floor.

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Thanks for that information Bill............now we know!

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Very nice build and paint, RandyB.

I'm currently using this kit for a similar project.

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Thanks Ed. Good luck with yours.

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haha, thanks!

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