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AMT: Not '72 but '69 Chevy pickup THE GREEN BARGE

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AMT's 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne Pickup.  I used to own a 1969, standard model without the fancy interior and extra side trim, it was sold in Safford, AZ and still had the Protecto plate in the Owner's Manual, bought from a friend whose grandpa was the original owner, made an agreement to sell back when he had the money, but he died, nephew contacted me to buy it back.  It worked on a ranch, so it had the strange back bumper, it had been repainted after the front right corner was wrecked, I removed the saddle tanks, plastic bed liner, and chromed bed edge protectors, so off the bat it's not really an accurate replica.  I took other liberties, some things if I fixed it up sort of things, and not doing the air-conditioning parts.

WIP: AMT - 1969 Chevrolet pickup: The Green Barge  I made several pieces such as the the taillight section, tailgate, bench seat, door panels, toolbox, etc that I could sell resin copies of.  Fireball Modelworks resin slotted mag wheels, with tires from the Italeri Ferrari 275.  Splash paint.

The real truck, first day I drove it:
Day I sold it:


My studio, 1968 pickup.  Someday will build that.

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5 hours ago, Can-Con said:

Looks great Kurt. 

A real showpeice.

Thank you.  It wouldn't get any looks at a car show. ?

3 hours ago, disconovaman said:

Yeah... I just checked in on the workbench progress and was Amazed at how fast that came together and the quality of the craftsmanship... Just so lifelike and quality work and such fast pace! I'm in Awe!

Appreciate your comment.  Yea, I burned through this project!

Driving off into the sunset......


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48 minutes ago, Plowboy said:

Great looking replica! Nothing cooler than a model built like the full scale! I have an original '68 promo to build someday. It's almost too nice to hack up. But, they don't come around very often either.

Thank you.  I saw one of those promos at a model show swap, price was ?.

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10 hours ago, grodudulle77 said:

Very nice work, awesome details !!??

Thank you!

8 hours ago, PappyD340 said:

Extremely nice replication, well done!

Appreciate it.

1 hour ago, espo said:

Kurt, I think you already know how I feel about this build, I can't say enough. Anyone who looks at this has to go to the build site to fully appreciate this build. 

Appreciate your support and comments during the build!

28 minutes ago, Rusty92 said:

Awesome job. Watching it come together was awesome. You are really really talented!

Aw shucks, thank you!

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8 hours ago, AmericanMuscleFan said:

Awesome build! Really looks like your real truck! One of the best rendition of tribute of an everyday vehicle I ever seen!!!

Thanks for sharing this treat during these hard days... Francis

Thanks for the high praise!  Godspeed for all.....

5 hours ago, Mattilacken said:

Awesome Build dude! Al the details are minde bogeling and i cant imagine the time that have to be put in to them! I defenitly does not have OCD and proabobly too much ideas in my head to pull of any thing like that and there fore i apriciate it even more! 

Thank you very much.  This project did not take as much time, as other ones I have done.  I break down each detail as a separate project, that helps me focus.  I have many future projects, about 300 years worth.

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On 3/26/2020 at 9:59 PM, slusher said:

Excellent replica!!

Thank you!

On 3/27/2020 at 6:28 PM, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Looks Amazing! You really captured the original!! The weathering is perfect, especially inside of the bed! Great work!!

Thanks!  I'm enjoying do the rusty/crusty finish using the salt technique.

20 hours ago, doggie427 said:

Speechless again. ???


19 hours ago, Modelbuilder Mark said:

Really nice

Thank you very much!

18 hours ago, Danno said:

Exquisite, Kurt!

Thanks to you also!  The real truck lives near you now.

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15 hours ago, afx said:

Turned our great Kurt.

Appreciate that!

14 hours ago, Scott8950 said:

very nice

Thank you too!

12 hours ago, carrucha said:

Good job on the replica.  Cool that the pics were taken on different areas of the pickup.

Thanks!  You noticed that. ?

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