55 Chevy ProStreet Pickup

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55 Chevy ProStreet Pickup

  • If I were to build this one again I'd probably drop in one of those new resin 572s in place of the 396. I'd probably also paint it different colors.

    The paint is Testors 2 part lacquer (base color coat and clear). The decals are from the Revell '67 Chevelle ProStreet kit.

    The body for this build is a combination of the AMT '57 Chevy cab and Cameo bed with an AMT '55 Chevy grill. The hood is a resin part from PSF Hobbies. I glued the resin hood to the fenders before I cut the front end to tilt.


    The tubs, tires, wheels, chassis and the entire drivetrain are from the Revell '67 Chevelle ProStreet kit.
    The wing is made from aluminum tubing, aluminum plate and sheet plastic.


    The parachute pack is handmade from Balsawood and satin material.


    Nothing special under the hood besides basic wiring and plumbing. Pieces of aluminum tubing from the firewall down to the chassis help keep the tilt hood fitting well everytime it's opened and closed. You can also see the upper radiator braces coming off of the support bars.






    Here's a shot of the Revell '67 Chevelle ProStreet chassis. Only minimal modification was needed to get it to fit.


    Take care,
    Raul Perez http://public.fotki.com/Raul56Perez/
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  • Great looking job on the truck ! Two thumbs up !
    No honey, I did'nt buy anymore kits today ! I had those for a long time now, You just never noticed them !! :-)
  • nice pro street pick up !!!!!!!!
    Tyrone http://s194.photobucket.com/albums/z146/pricet2006/
  • awesome looking truck man just the insperation I need to get back onto mine
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by awesome55

    awesome looking truck man just the insperation I need to get back onto mine

    Which engine are you using? I was short on time to finish mine, so I didn't drop in one of the resin 572s that I really wanted to use. I like the way you tubbed the rear fenders and kept the overall look of the truck extremely low.
    Raul Perez http://public.fotki.com/Raul56Perez/
  • Hands down that is cool .
  • Paul, I must give you another WOW on this one. Thank you for sharing!!!
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  • WOW that is one BAD looking 55 pickupBow
    Act like a grown up... Play like a child!
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by awesome55

    awesome looking truck man just the insperation I need to get back onto mine



    now thats bad!
  • Awesome truck, i love it! You did a great job on all the details!
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by RaulPerez

    If I were to build this one again I'd probably drop in one of those new resin 572s in place of the 396. I'd probably also paint it different colors.

    The paint is Testors 2 part lacquer (base color coat and clear). The decals are from the Revell '67 Chevelle ProStreet kit.

    The body for this build is a combination of the AMT '57 Chevy cab and Cameo bed with an AMT '55 Chevy grill. The hood is a resin part from PSF Hobbies. I glued the resin hood to the fenders before I cut the front end to tilt.


    The tubs, tires, wheels, chassis and the entire drivetrain are from the Revell '67 Chevelle ProStreet kit.
    The wing is made from aluminum tubing, aluminum plate and sheet plastic.


    The parachute pack is handmade from Balsawood and satin material.


    Nothing special under the hood besides basic wiring and plumbing. Pieces of aluminum tubing from the firewall down to the chassis help keep the tilt hood fitting well everytime it's opened and closed. You can also see the upper radiator braces coming off of the support bars.






    Here's a shot of the Revell '67 Chevelle ProStreet chassis. Only minimal modification was needed to get it to fit.


    Take care,

    I like orange paint. Very nice truck. I have combined kits into one project before as well. Keep up the great work.
  • Fantastic!

    Oh no, you did what I told you to do. Why?

  • Thanks for all of the compliments, guys!! I'm glad that you enjoyed looking at the models as much as I did building them.

    Regards,
    Raul Perez http://public.fotki.com/Raul56Perez/
  • Wow Paul that is sweet!! excellent planning and follow through!
    Pat http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b149/cardzcars/
  • love it well done ....can never have enough prostreet ....