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This is essentially an AMT '60 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside with a few changes and upgrades. It was meant to be a quickie shelf build, so there isn't a lot of extra brake line plumbing or major body mods. Just a nice kustom pickup in flattened light purple.

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The '60 Mercury grille is an old AMT Parts Pack piece that was narrowed to fit the Chevy Surround. Emblems, tailgate latches and door handles were shaved. The front bumper was flipped, and the lower section painted to give the front end a bit lighter look.

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Lowering was achieved in three ways. Smaller rubber and mags are Pegasus Sovereigns. Rear airbags and the accompanying compressor/tank are from AMT's '39 Chevy Wagonrod. Most of the drop comes from a severe 5"-6" (scale) channel.

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Extra height was removed from the inner bed sides before reattaching the rear fenders to provide clearance for the slammed rear end and dual exhaust system, optional parts from an AMT '51 Chevrolet Convertible. The exhaust terminates in stainless turn-downs from a Metal Bug sci-fi detail set. Those stake sides came from a Revell '41 Chevrolet pickup.

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That same convertible donated the dual-carbs, intake, split exhaust manifolds and valve cover. D&J aluminum air cleaners, and Detail Master pulleys and distributor add more WOW when the hood is popped.

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After trimming down the firewall and interior side panels to raise the floor, the seat needed to be cut down to sit directly on the floorboards. Scale Motorsport zebra decals add some spice to the pearl white and purple interior.

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Like I said, nothing too fancy. It may get a hitch so it can trailer around an old dragster or some wild bubbletop rod.

Edited by Dirty Dave

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I like what you have done there Dave, cool color and nice work on the body drop too.

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Thanks guys. I was determined to get this thing before Modelfest at the Camarillo Air Museum on the 22nd, and I juuuust made it.

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I really like this truck you did a great job with the colors.

Can you share what purple you used? Testors has a

small bottle purple that is very close to that, is that it?

Great Job and a Great Lookin Truck!

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It is the standard Testors enamel purple. After applying the pinstripe decals, I gave it a coat of flat clear for that tinted primer look. After doing a similar paint job to another model about ten years ago, and I decided I wanted one like that in my display case again.

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Hi Dave,

Thanks for sharing that! I always wondered if that color would

look good on a car, and in your case a truck, and it looks great!!

I have a 59 Implala that I have been planning to use that same

purple on and now that I see your truck I'm convinced!

I like it!

Thanks Again!

Steve

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I thought it was an ebay purchase, but it doesn't show up in my recent hisory. Maybe I picked it up at the LHS, instead.

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Sweet looking truck, I really like your modifications :)

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