Revell '64 Chevy Pickup

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Been far too long since I have even tried to build anything. I wanted to start with a kit I would not want to put too many extras on. I am sure I will still have to fight the urge to over do it.. but I will try to keep it as box stock as I can.

Updates will be slow, I am actually in the process of setting up a temporary build space in my outside stoage unit at the property I manage.

I believe I already started this kit a few years back but only got as far as washing the kit and maybe cleaning up some stuff.

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Cool. I didn't even realize this was in California Wheels now. Any definite colors planned yet?

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cannot wait may have to pick one up myself

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Cool. I didn't even realize this was in California Wheels now. Any definite colors planned yet?

I was thinking something like this. Nothing set yet tho. Want to keep it simple, get some seat time in.. and actually complete something to really get the stuff flowing.

Also, I think I purchased this like 4-5 years back so I am sure its out there.

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Heres a few:

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Woo this has got my eyes. I have a 66 swb with small back window. I've been looking for this Cali edition.

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Thanks for the inspiration Justin! If my weathering techniques were good enough, I may try that weathered patina look..

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Here's mine. Go rusty! There's enough of us here that use varying techniques that will be happy to coach you along!

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Very cool Tom!

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BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH I am jealous. I have been trying to find that kit, with ebay for a while (at a reasonable price). I look forward to the build. Don't let me down. No pressure !!!!!



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###### I am jealous. I have been trying to find that kit, with ebay for a while (at a reasonable price). I look forward to the build. Don't let me down. No pressure !!!!!

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I believe it's a current product. I think I saw it at Michaels the last time I was there.

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This is gonna be a cool build. I would like to pick up one of these kits myself.

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###### I am jealous. I have been trying to find that kit, with ebay for a while (at a reasonable price). I look forward to the build. Don't let me down. No pressure !!!!!

darn not the ######

It is a nice kit and can not wait to see what he does with it, my hobby lobby has had this kit on the shelves, (not the california wheels but the trucks version) for quit some time, if you can use the revell trucks version and have a hobby lobby close check em out and remember to use the 40 percent coupon or there new app for smart phones to pick it up.

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Well if I wasnt nervous before I AM NOW!

Updates should start to slowly roll in after tomorrow. I will be clearing out the storage area, setting up my desk and tools. I just need to figure out ventilation. I think a simple screen door paired with my huge fan should be good enough.

Thanks for all the photos, encouragement, and PRESSURE!

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you can get the step side one at walmart 19.95

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I had a 1:1 '64 Chevy pickup back in the 70's only it had a "stepside" bed. After I blew the 6 cylinder motor, I put in a 350 block with an L88 cam, Holley spread bore carb, Hooker headers, and a dual point dizzy. It also had a four speed tranny which came out of a wrecked Nova as well as the engine did also. The truck was a rust bucket, but lots of fun, and got me pulled over by the local Barney Fife's a couple of times.

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I think I like this look the best

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I had a 1:1 '64 Chevy pickup back in the 70's only it had a "stepside" bed. After I blew the 6 cylinder motor, I put in a 350 block with an L88 cam, Holley spread bore carb, Hooker headers, and a dual point dizzy. It also had a four speed tranny which came out of a wrecked Nova as well as the engine did also. The truck was a rust bucket, but lots of fun, and got me pulled over by the local Barney Fife's a couple of times.

An "L88 cam" will not work in a 350, L88s were Big Blocks.

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:blink: maybe he say it was L98/lt1 cam but the cam in 427 bigblock l88 is no way fiting a smallblock 350

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It is a nice kit and can not wait to see what he does with it, my hobby lobby has had this kit on the shelves, (not the california wheels but the trucks version) for quit some time, if you can use the revell trucks version and have a hobby lobby close check em out and remember to use the 40 percent coupon or there new app for smart phones to pick it up.

I went by one of the hobby lobby's thats no too far from my house in hopes of finding one of these kits but they didnt have any. I may have to try another one here in the valley. Gotta love the 40% off coupon lol

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So I am looking through photos and I think this is the stance I will try to go with.

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I will get some photos of the stock height up by this evening, but its no where close. I am hoping to find a build somewhere of a good way to drop this thing another 1/8 inch

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Finally got started on the kit today. I was hoping not to have too much custom work to get this thing low but it looks like its gonna need help.

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Its not a bad stance but the look I am going for is much lower. Sooooo I put together the chasis and cross members to see what needed to be adjusted.

The seems to be the only issue. I dont really see a place to just cut and remove so drop it down. If anyone has some pointers, or previsouly built kits I can use as build plan that would be cool. This will be my first attempt at anything other than simply chopping blocks to lower the car.

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The rear seems simple. Chop the the rear braces like an 1/8 and I think it will totally change the look of the truck. No crazy tricks needed, rear diff should still clear.

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Removed this line fromt eh hood I did not like.

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Other than the ride height situation, the other issue is the quality of the kit. I guess I am too used to tamiya kits which too me are some of the very best. Lots of thin gaps in the front clip and most annoying of all... The detail of the interior roof liner is ruined by these injection mold circles. Obviously removing them is a no brainer, but I do not think I can do so without messing up the molded in detail.

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More pics tomorrow. Like I said.. slow process.

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I will get you some pictures of how I did mine. The front was really simple but I decided to scratcbuild the rear half of my frame. I guess it really depends if you want looks or accuracy.

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For me its just the skill level. I dont want to jump into a hard project. I need to practice and learn a bit more first haha

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Well mine was nothing special about as simple as you can get.

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