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'57 Dodge D100 Basic Pickup

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I've just finished this basic, stock Dodge pickup using a damaged (and really inexpensive toy show purchase) DM Dodge Sweptside pickup cab and an MPC 'Little red Express' pickup box as the starting material.
To add some challenge I chose to make a short wheelbase stepside, sidemount spare option, a six cylinder engine, a small rear window, small hubcaps (lathe turned) and improved proportion of the windshield. I also made simulated hood hinges and the basic tail-lights in brass.
It uses a basic interior....drivers armrest and sun visor only, as well as the simple basic seat. The new windshield is made from polycarbonate with wire used as the gasket, and the 'Dodge nameplate letters are individually cut from foil pinstriping tape (very tedious).
The paint is 'Dodge Red' done in basecoat/clearcoat.





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Since this is a basic truck, a '57 Dodge flathead six-cylinder replaces the V8


Simulated hood hinges fabricated in brass



I've added brake-lines, tubing exhaust with handmade exhaust clamps, and stepside running boards.


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Beautiful work and model as always Cliff! You and your brother take diecasts to whole nother level! I still haven't worked up the courage to try one myself. I definitely know who to ask for advise.

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