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first off this kit is awesome and really cheap ill be doing a few more. anyway im doing this curbside just to show how to rust in a brief tutorial i posted in the tips and tricks forum. thanks for looking ryanpost-7950-0-78390100-1355716260_thumb.jppost-7950-0-02067900-1355716287_thumb.jppost-7950-0-57366800-1355716313_thumb.jppost-7950-0-00760000-1355716338_thumb.jppost-7950-0-20789900-1355716365_thumb.jp

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I have this kit, also. It's good to know it's a good kit, l haven't looked at it yet.

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Maybe you should consider doing the outer bed panels in faded paint ? They were fiberglass & wouldn't rust. The rest looks great !

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This is one of my favorite kits and I've built a few... see my avatar! Since you are going curbside you may not care, but for the record...

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Here's the one short coming on this kit. The bottom of the interior tub shows from below where it's glued to the chassis. It has a huge gap on three sides and you can see up into the bottoms of the doors. On this one, I made a flat floor that fills the entire void and then added the step downs. It's just a few pieces of Evergreen sheet plastic, and well worth the results.

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This is one of my favorite kits and I've built a few... see my avatar! Since you are going curbside you may not care, but for the record...

nnltruck_chassis_close-vi.jpg

Here's the one short coming on this kit. The bottom of the interior tub shows from below where it's glued to the chassis. It has a huge gap on three sides and you can see up into the bottoms of the doors. On this one, I made a flat floor that fills the entire void and then added the step downs. It's just a few pieces of Evergreen sheet plastic, and well worth the results.

nice solution! i did somewhat the same thing on a old glue bomb one that i am building a rat Rod Shop Truck out of. you fix looks simpler than what I did! lol!

someday I just might have to dig her out again and work on her.

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That is a good solution to that problem. If you are going for an accurate to the 1:1 build, though, the door sill steps should only go the width of the door opening itself, with the area behind it being having a tapered peice the comes from the floor to the lower part of the cab corner. The top of that area is open inside the cab.

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Tom and LB55, good info on the underside. I never looked there on my build yet.

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Thanks LB55 for that info- I modified two of these pickups like this using instructions that were printed back when the kit came out. That was in pre-internet days, so I didn't have the resources I do now. I'll get it right on future builds, I love that kit so I'm likely to do a few more. I do have a '58 or '59 resin body that ain't doin' nuthin'! LOL

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