Cannonball Run - '60 Chevy Panel Delivery

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Good to roll up to the start line for another chance to motor West.

This year i'll be getting my kicks in a 1960 Chevrolet Panel Delivery - something unassuming that will blend in with traffic.

However, seeing as this IS a race the stock six banger just wouldn't have cut it so Javelin Engineering dropped in a blueprinted tripower 421 Pontiac (the planned blower was dropped on grounds of fuel economy and doubts about reliability at sustained high rpm).

Given that we will be running on real roads and not a race track suspension is stock apart from uprated torsion bars, springs & shocks and I am confident that corners shouldn't slow me down.

Internally the only change from stock is an increased capacity fuel tank and the addition of a rack in the rear load area carrying an additional 3 spare wheels (again - real roads not race tracks).

So that's me. Hope you like it.

To my competition, i'll see you on the road...

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This build is based on the AMT '60 Chevrolet Pickup. I used a combination of the stock kit and the custom kit and built the rear body up from the bed sides using styrene sheet & rod. The roof was built from 2 stock pick up cab roofs plus sheet and filler - lots of filler ;)

To ease the blending of the cab to the bed I removed the rear section of the cab whic in turn meant cutting a chink out of the chassis to get everything to fit back together.

Wheels are Astros from the AMT '60 'vette and engine is a Revell Parts Pack item.

Paint is Zero Paints Pearl White & Pearl Blue and decals are home made.

Any questions or comments, post em up.

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It turned out great! I would have guessed it was a resin body, which would have been a lot easier. I love the theme. It looks like you are prepared for anything. Congrats.

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Glad you brought your pics up here and put 'em on the top shelf. It's worth seeing.

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That's awesome!

La Villa Strangiato, is that meant to be a reference to one of my FAVORITE Rush songs? ;)

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impressive

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Beautiful! Came out looking real good. Love the signage!

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That's Nice one, too! I can't decide which one of these Cannonballers is my Favorite, they are so great. This one looks very good too, the bodywork turned out great. Those few spare tires on the back is very nice addition.

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Very nice!!

B)

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Thanks folks.

Spot on Andy, it's one of my favourites also.

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Rally coollllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!

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Very nice ! Your body work is amazing and looks great . So is the paint and chassis detailing .

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lmpressive build, really nice build...

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Another Masterpiece

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I like it.

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Do you deliver? I`d like to placer an order B)

Killer build Zen. I like it a lot!

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Some cool ideas that fit right in with the theme, and great execution too

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Wow - nice, nice, nice! Beautifully done, Fred!

I agree with Andy - La Villa Strangiato is one of my favorite Rush songs!

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Thanks folks.

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Wow!

Super nice Fred, love them panel trucks! Great job doing this one up from scratch B)

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Very impressive build Fred, beautiful work.

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Very Nice!!!

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Thanks for all the nice words.

Derick - sounds like a Revell '64 fleetside would be a good starting point.

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