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I bought this for a few bucks at a thrift store recently, no box or instructions, just the parts in a large ziploc bag. Been working on it for the last few weeks and finally finished it this weekend. I stayed up til 4:30 in the morning Saturday night, listening to the nuts on Coast to Coast AM on the radio and working on the kit and had a blast. Nothing like "me" time. It isn't perfect, but it's done.

One of my favorite shows is Fast 'N Loud and I especially enjoy when they take an older vehicle and redo the brakes, interior and electric, drop in a new crate engine and tires, then seal the rusty paint to keep the patina. I used the salt technique I learned from this forum. While the salt was drying on the primer, the salt got wet during a humid night and it didn't come out exactly as planned, but I can live with it. For a skill level 2, there were a lot of parts in this detailed kit.

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I love the look of body color steelies and chrome center hubs, but I thought I'd do something different. Initially I was going to use a different wheel / tire combo, but the Revell kit has the "pop on" type of wheels and I simply had no replacement for them.

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Since this is a work truck and nothing fancy, I dechromed the bumpers using Eazy Off oven cleaner and painted them flat white (first time dechroming for me). I used a drug store watercolor set to add rust and fill in the grill.

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Had I to do it over again, I would have painted the engine a different color and painted the engine bay flat black.

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There are imperfections (the side badge slipped after gluing it, among other things) and there are a few pieces I omitted (side view mirrors, among others) but I think I'm relatively happy with the outcome. Next build will probably be my take on the Rat Roaster.

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Real nice work Greg. Super nice build. That quiet time while everyone is sleeping is good build time..

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Real nice work Greg. Super nice build. That quiet time while everyone is sleeping is good build time..

Thanks Carl! I have to have that quiet time or I'd go nuts.

There are some mistakes in the build (glued windshield in, then realized I forgot to paint the rubber seal around it black), but I learned from it. I'd definitely make this kit again in the future.

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Nice build!

Thanks Andrew!

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Nice job.

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Nice one Greg ;)

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Very nice looking build Greg, coool weathering, not to much, just enough.

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I like that, looks really nice

Thanks Mark!

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Pretty cool truck! You need to locate the separate roof piece and add it on though. Here's a photo of a real '65 that shows the roof pretty well.

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is it just me or is the roof missing ? other then that it.s a fine model ,i like the very work a day look to it ,

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Nice. Roof is missing and engine should be Chevy engine orange.

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Nice. Roof is missing and engine should be Chevy engine orange.

Thanks. Maybe I wanted it that way.

Anything else I did wrong?

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Thanks. Maybe I wanted it that way.

Anything else I did wrong?

Great reply! :)

Nice build by the way, I love those old Chevy pickups.

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Great reply! :)

Nice build by the way, I love those old Chevy pickups.

Thanks Doug! I love 'em too. I'm just recently getting into older pickups. I took a '64 Dodge D100 out for a spin recently. Took about half a block to get it fully stopped with those old brakes.

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GREG ,I did not mean to bash you or your model ,I like it ! I just commented that it looked like the roof was not there ,I,m a big fan of old chevy trucks ,

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Very nice looking build Greg, coool weathering, not to much, just enough.

x2 - like the weathering most

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GREG ,I did not mean to bash you or your model ,I like it ! I just commented that it looked like the roof was not there ,I,m a big fan of old chevy trucks ,

I know, wasn't directed to you at all.

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