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This started from the MPC Double Flip Pickup which was pretty ugly but had some good bits that were used in other builds, so I had the body left over!

Cabin is sectioned & the roof chopped & narrowed to give more tumblehome. Because I was over enthusiastic with the cutting, the front wheels didn't fit under the guards anymore so I grafted some 40's fenders on & with a bit more filling & filing it should look OK. Wheels are from  $10 toy from the supermarket. I'll do a stake bed on the back with a big keg! Looking at black or metallic green at the moment.

Brian

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Thanks for the comments gentlemen

Justin, I'm looking at a fairly small square timber flat bed with some timber rails on the side only. I'm trying to get a styling counterpoint to the smooth clean body.

Trying to nail down the front end at the moment. I have spent the last coupe of hours going through my stash trying all sorts of fronts but nothing worked. Started writing this reply & reread Gator's suggestion about the '58" Chev nose & I remembered I had one so I dug up the box, found the bit & .... mate you are right. It looks like working very well !!! Thanks. Photos to follow when I mock it up

Have a good one

Brian

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Thanks for the comments gentlemen

Justin, I'm looking at a fairly small square timber flat bed with some timber rails on the side only. I'm trying to get a styling counterpoint to the smooth clean body.

Trying to nail down the front end at the moment. I have spent the last coupe of hours going through my stash trying all sorts of fronts but nothing worked. Started writing this reply & reread Gator's suggestion about the '58" Chev nose & I remembered I had one so I dug up the box, found the bit & .... mate you are right. It looks like working very well !!! Thanks. Photos to follow when I mock it up

Have a good one

Brian

  Brian,

          Pleased that you like the idea of the custom front end from the 58' Chevy kit. I will be looking forward to seeing your mock up of that.

 

 

   Be Well

    Gator

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Looks like it might work!

Had to narrow it a bit to get it looking right. A little bit of filling & filing to do. I'll cut down the chrome bar grill that came with it & use it & I'll put the headlights behind the grill. The photos make the nose look bigger than it is by the way. I was going to do either a gloss black or metallic green. But Gator's reference to the 50's 60's rods is getting me thinking about candy reds & pearls... still thinking!

Brian

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Most of the body work is done, just the A pillars to go. Colour is going to be something from the sixties, probably start with a pearl white plus some flames or panels... still thinking. Any suggestions anyone? (please keep it simple, I am not much of a painter)

Brian

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I think flames would take attention off of your wonderful creativity. If your starting with pearl white, some panels would work well and could be designed to show off the bodywork. I think a turquoise, or light orchid, or even tangerine might look nice.

Not my model, but it shows a tangerine-red color over pearl white.

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Started on the backend!

Fenders came off the same Chev kit as the front ones, I think (thanks to the Silverfoxx again). Crazy thing was how the whole rear floor of a sedan made an easy tray for a pickup.

That back panel has already come off as its too bland & I want to try to roll a timber floor over a the back some how.

 Thanks for the suggestions on the paint. Green & pearl are the favourites so far but I wont know or sure till I get it finished it in primer

Brian

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Billy Joe & Jim - I had a similar idea early on but the screen scared me, guess I'll have to give it a go now.

Steve, I like my dremel & saw, they sit under my right hand at all times, although I think my clubmates reckon I should wear a butcher's apron

Bought a can of candy lime green & will add some white pin striping (for now)

Thanks for the feedback, the suggestions have been winners

Brian

 

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 Wow ! that is looking good. I agree with the cantilever top and the candy and pearl green. That whole truck just screams Oakland Roadster Show !

 George Barris and Big Daddy Roth !

 

 

 

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    Gator

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