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In honor of Vic Mizzy....DONE! Green Acres here I come!

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My current project. A TV Star car......I am sure someone will know what it is...... :D

Started as a AMT/MPC Beverlry Hillbillies truck...laser cut cab still needs trimmed. More to come.....THX

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Great Start Dave!

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More progress today........

About got the bed finished. I narrowed the Hillbillies bed as it was very wide. Added new sides with stake pockets made from channel and strip stock. The front and sides are strip stock with added wood grain. They are made removable. I am about at the point I need to start painting and assembly.
Hard to see in these photos but got the trim on the cab too. Thanks

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Nice work!

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That's looking great Dave..

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More work completed.......

My TV Star Car project is moving along well. Got the vast majority of paint done. A few small things need to be finish then final assembly.
Chassis.....
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Bed......
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Cab......
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Engine....
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I'll be doing some weathering and detail paint.....THX

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Is that Mr. Haney's truck?

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Is that Mr. Haney's truck?

Bingo.....was seeing if anyone would know!

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Vic Mizzy gave it away... I know he wrote the opening theme to "Green Acres."

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Looks great so far Dave...

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Well I am calling it done. I need some small detail painting, radiator cap and one more item I'll show later......
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Started as a Beverly Hillbillies truck. Cab was laser cut from my design. Bed is from kit but narrowed with new side, pockets and 'wood' sides.
I drew the tags in CorelDraw using a screen gab from the show. (If you want a set hit me offline.)
It is painted flat black as a primer then medium green. Some say the real truck was black....but those early color shows are tough to tell. But in the show the windshield frame is MUCH darker then the body....so I liked the green and went with it.
Thanks for looking!!!

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Looks cool... but to be an authentic Mr. Haney truck you have to load up the back with all sorts of junk! ^_^

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Looks cool... but to be an authentic Mr. Haney truck you have to load up the back with all sorts of junk! ^_^

He's going to pick it up now!

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Neat idea! Looks good!

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Wicked!

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Spiffy!

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call me when he picks up Billy-Jo, Bobby-Jo, & Betty-Jo.

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Very cool and awesome build Dave....

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Very cool! I loved that show years ago!

Sam

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That's cool! "Mr. Douglas, this here's Chief Sittin' Bull." Remember that episode.

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I really like what you've done here.There are almost endless possibilities for light commercial conversions with kits like these.It's a shame there aren't more basic starting point kits like these.Probably not enough intrest to make tooling costs practical.

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Awesome build Dave! I have one of these kits in my stash. Will one day become a rural small town fire engine.

David

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great job Dave ,and cool use of parts and fab work ,you have made a nice little truck there and brought back some memories,

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Very cool!

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... brought back some memories,

Couldn't have said it better myself! :D

also... I think I see your idea already, David! mus144.jpg

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