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55 Chevy ProStreet Pickup

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  • Member since
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  • From: Tracy, CA
55 Chevy ProStreet Pickup
Posted by RaulPerez on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 7:43 PM
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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    March, 2006
  • From: Youngstown, Ohio
Posted by kingiguana on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 7:51 PM
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 !! :-)
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Posted by pricet2006 on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 8:36 PM
nice pro street pick up !!!!!!!!
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  • From: New Zealand
Posted by awesome55 on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 1:59 AM
awesome looking truck man just the insperation I need to get back onto mine
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  • From: Tracy, CA
Posted by RaulPerez on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 2:41 AM
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/
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  • From: Hendersonville NC
Posted by gratch73a on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 4:41 PM
Hands down that is cool .
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  • From: Belfry, Ky
Posted by jneace40 on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 5:45 PM
Paul, I must give you another WOW on this one. Thank you for sharing!!!
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  • From: Mason County KY
Posted by mcss8788 on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 8:20 PM
WOW that is one BAD looking 55 pickupBow
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 8:41 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by awesome55

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



now thats bad!
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  • From: Idaho
Posted by jeryd on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 9:02 PM
Awesome truck, i love it! You did a great job on all the details!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 11:22 PM
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.
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  • From: Las Vegas
Posted by sgtwg on Thursday, December 20, 2007 1:44 AM
Fantastic!

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

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  • From: Tracy, CA
Posted by RaulPerez on Thursday, December 20, 2007 12:14 PM
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/
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  • From: Canada
Posted by cardz on Thursday, December 20, 2007 12:28 PM
Wow Paul that is sweet!! excellent planning and follow through!
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Posted by planetzion on Thursday, December 20, 2007 4:56 PM
love it well done ....can never have enough prostreet ....
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  • From: Lowell Massachusetts
Posted by East Coast Customs on Thursday, December 20, 2007 7:48 PM
thats awesome I love it
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  • From: Tracy, CA
Posted by RaulPerez on Thursday, December 20, 2007 11:31 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by planetzion

love it well done ....can never have enough prostreet ....

I'm with you there!! I really like taking an older car and making a pro-street, pro-touring, hotrod, ratrod or just some wild custom car out of it.
Raul Perez http://public.fotki.com/Raul56Perez/
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  • From: Conn. USA
Posted by GPERZERK on Friday, December 21, 2007 12:44 AM
Very Kool , I like it.
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  • From: Sydney,Australia
Posted by thommo01 on Friday, December 21, 2007 10:28 PM
Top job on the truck I love the work you have done in the tray.The color looks good too.
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  • From: Swanton , Ohio
Posted by mcharles1215 on Tuesday, December 25, 2007 5:23 PM
Awesome job on your ProStreet Pickup . Thumbs UpThumbs Up
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  • From: Tracy, CA
Posted by RaulPerez on Friday, December 28, 2007 2:00 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by thommo01

Top job on the truck I love the work you have done in the tray.The color looks good too.

I think that this is one of those color combinations that you either love or hate. My wife hates it, I'm still on the fence...but it does look good sitting next to other brightly colored dragsters!!
Raul Perez http://public.fotki.com/Raul56Perez/
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 05, 2008 7:21 PM
that is awesome, two thumbs up... is there anything that chassis doesnt fit lol...well done
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Posted by RaulPerez on Saturday, January 05, 2008 8:21 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by tjjr

that is awesome, two thumbs up... is there anything that chassis doesnt fit lol...well done

Big Smile That's too funny...I was thinking of buying a couple more of them just for the chassis parts. I only wish that it came with a REAL rat motor like a 572!!!

Thanks for the compliments!!
Raul Perez http://public.fotki.com/Raul56Perez/
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  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by Classic Plastic on Sunday, January 06, 2008 5:16 PM
Very nice build, bumper to bumper! Great Work!
Kevin
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  • From: Whitton, UK
Posted by GeeTee66 on Thursday, December 09, 2010 5:18 AM

Man, you've got real talent.

I love this build. Very clean and original.

If it ain't fun, don't do it.
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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Saturday, December 11, 2010 3:22 PM

best pro street truck i have seen. you do great work. thanks for posting it. slusher

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Posted by ford freak on Saturday, December 11, 2010 6:50 PM

real nice build cool idea too

John

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Posted by WOODSIE on Sunday, December 12, 2010 12:14 PM

I really like that tilt front end that is cool Thumbs Up

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  • From: Antioch CA
Posted by JM485 on Sunday, December 12, 2010 12:30 PM

 Awsome truck. I love the wing.  Gives me inspiration to combine a couple of kits

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Posted by james2 on Sunday, December 12, 2010 4:28 PM
Very impressive truck. Could it be a 57 though?

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