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gasser59

'59 Chevy Advance Scout Truck - African Airstream Caravan

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Brad.... Wow buddy! You have totally impressed me with the engine on this. You never disappoint with the details. One of my favorite parts of the engine are the spark plug detail. I am looking forward to your next update. Keep up the great work.

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The Motor and chassis is looking fantastic.

Can't wait to see how you do the Camper.

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Thanks for your comments Chris and Rodney. Currently working on making the front axle steer and have U joints. I've done this on another build and just need to replicate them again.

Stay tuned...

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Here's a better shot of the engine. Guess the halogen light affects the color in the previous pix. Also a picture of the progress on the functioning steering.

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Still need to fabricate functioning U-joints inside the turnbuckles.

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Love that engine! Great spark plug detail, and the fan belt idea is really good!

Sam

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On Saturday, the chassis was completed and got a shot of primer and then semi gloss black paint. Felt I was really making some progress however the paint dried all bumpy. I thought and thought about it and just couldn't leave it that way so yesterday, off it went into the purple pond. A minor set back. Guess I'll move on to the interior until I can get back to the chassis.

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Felt I was really making some progress however the paint dried all bumpy.

Oh, the story of my life! :o

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Oh, the story of my life! :o

Sounds like mine too Tom. Pressing onward.

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Trying to finish up a build for my dad for Christmas. Once completed, I'll get back to this one. It has been calling my name lately.

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Great project! What a cool idea to use that flash sheet! I must keep that in mind.

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OK, pulling this one back off the shelf now that the build for my dad's Christmas present is done and wrapped up. Hope to get a bunch done today and tomorrow.

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Fantastic work, Man...Especially on the camper portion....Beautiful....

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Spent some time working on getting the hood to fit properly and then a first coat of primer on the cab and hood. Also started working on the U-joints for the steering. At work right now so I'll post some pics tomorrow.

Safe a safe new years everyone.

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Brad.... Glad to you back to work on this buddy. Can't wait to see the updates. Have a great New Years.

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Dittos!

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Man, not much to show but it seems I was working on this for hours both yesterday and today just to get this one side to this point. I'm stoked about how it came out. Now onto the driver's side.

The U joint works quite smoothly with the wheel turning and steering.

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Thanks for your interest and comments appreciated.

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Looking good! The U-joint looks amazing!

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Thanks so much Dave. I should have the other side done either tonight or tomorrow. Then I can paint and continue on with the body. Still waiting on sourcing the correct or at least similar all-terrain tires.

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A bunch of concentrated bench time in this weekend and its finally sitting on all fours although still looking for the right tires. Got the steering with the functioning U-joints painted, installed and buttoned up. I had to make new turnbuckles with RB rod ends and Scale Hardware nuts and bolts. Its still a bit stiff but it will loosen up over time. Still need to go in with a black wash over the aluminum U-joints to darken them up a bit. I had a tough time getting any decent pictures of it so here's the best of what I got.

Here it is sitting on all fours.

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Close-up of driver's side.

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A shot of whole axle with the wheels turned.

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Another shot of the whole axle. I couldn't decide which one I liked better.

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That's it for tonight. I hope to get back to work on the cab body this week. I filled in the larger back window opening with the actual kit glass and cut the smaller window size into it. Still a bit of filler and sanding to do.

Thanks for your interest and comments welcome.

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Looking good, Brad.

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Amaizing!

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Looking really good. Your builds are always great to see, the detail you put on these is incredible. That engine is a piece of art and chassis looks good too.

Can you post a picture of the grille and front bumber that came in Modelhaus kit? I need one of those bodies, too, since I would like to build something like this Chevy Truck here in Finland. It has a Blown 1,000 HP 572 BBC under to hood and it weights about 4,000 kilograms...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7ztmrmtwkQ

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Danno - thanks for following along. Always something different.

Jose - thank you.

Niko - your comments are always great to hear. Really appreciated.

I took a couple of pictures this morning and captured a few from the link you provided. What a beast that '59 is. Not really sure what's going on with the bed of the truck or the rear end set up but really cool. I can see why you'd want to build it.

From the video clip.

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Another.

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Modelhaus '59 Chevy front end with grill.

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And without grill.

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This resin body is a perfect match for what you want to do. It comes with the chrome hood emblem, dual headlight bezels, grill insert (which you won't need), chrome blinker inserts, hubcaps (others you won't need) and clear headlight lenses. The chrome fender emblems on the body are molded into the resin body which could quite easlily be BMF'd. They look really good. The rear window from the '55 to '57 AMT truck kit fits just fine. I haven't tried the front windshield. The interior tub fits well too.

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Thanks for the pics, Brad! That's just what I need to build that Truck. B)

My build won't be a 100% accurate replica, since there is only one picture of the engine (And that's before installing a Blower) and none of the chassis but I'm trying to get it close.

Anyway, this build is looking really good, can't wait to see more updates on it. B)

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