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1950 Chevrolet Rat Rod (Updated and Ready For Round 2)

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Im going for a rat rod style build. Its not going to be very detailed but I am going to put a ls1 in it. I got rid of the mold lines on the cab.

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Justin ,you can,t go wrong with that kit ,a LS1 will look sweet in that ,

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this will be fun to watch!!!

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nice kit , curious on the rest

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Not much progress but I picked up some new wheels and tires at a swap meet yesterday.

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hey Justin.... any progress is good progress.... looking better.....

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Nice grab on those wheels,Gunna set it off.

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Looking Good!!

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I have more pictures coming soon, I will have them within the next night or so. I got the body in paint today. The truck is going to be a faded out gloss black with mulitple other colors showing through. I got some white, blue, red primer, and some gray primer that I am going to sand out. I cant wait to start sanding but Im going to give it a day or so before I mess with it. I dont want to have to paint it again. I am building this for a contest May 11th so I am going to have a lot more updates in the next few weeks.

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Heres what I have so far. Its not exactly what I was going before but then again Im not dissapointed in it either. Any suggestions are welcomed.

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It looks pretty crusty and cool so far.

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I picked up a weathering kit at hobbytown the other day and I think it made the truck. I was skeptical on the powders at first but they really work well. I put the bed on there just to show the difference between the cab being weathered more. It also got new wheels from the revell 65 chevy stepside. I am going to put a wood floor in the bed also.

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I got the LS done and ready to be put in but with no room to spare. I had to modify the firewall and tunnel to get it in. I will get some pictures of the engine and bed tonight.

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I love the weathering and the stance. I think the modern wheels and tires do not look as nice as the white walls and five spokes.

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Thanks for the comments. Ive had quite a few people tell me the other wheels/tires looked better but I am gonna stick with these for now. I got the interior mostly painted. Came up with a unique shifter for it and tried my hand at pin striping. It honestly hasn't turned out too bad. I will have some pictures tomorrow.

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Here's my beer bottle shifter. A guy had sent me a scale case of beer bottles so I pulled them out and cut them apart. I still need to touch up the paint on the door panels and my fingerprints on the dash but I tried some striping. Once I do the dash I might do some on the body if I feel like. It has been pretty difficult so far. Im gonna finish up the interior tonight. The truck should be done this weekend.

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nice toutch !!!

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The first picture is just a mockup but I should have it done tonight. Got several small things to do but I made a lot of progress last night. I had to keep the striping simple on the dash. I dont know if I could have done anything much more complicated. I also had a bit of a setback. I managed to drop the other headlight on my floor. I going to try and find it tonight so we will see how that goes.

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Cool!

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It looks good. If I may make a suggestion, the chrome looks a little too good. 😁

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It would look pretty good a little weathered.

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Yea it's definitely getting weathered I just haven't got to it yet.

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I love the pinstriping on the dash, I've seen this a lot in 1:1. The whole model is looking good, nice!

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Thanks, I was just looking at some real trucks and got the idea for the dash. I am going to try and finish it up tonight. Only needs a couple minor things.

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The bottle for a shift knob is a nice touch.

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