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  • From: Highland, UT
60 Chevy street machine WIP
Posted by avidinha on Friday, October 21, 2011 6:52 AM

My local club started a meeting night build, meaning everyone picks a kit from their stash and only works on that kit at the meeting. I picked the 60 Chevy street machine and I thought it might be fun to post new wip pics every month after the meetings. Here's what I have so far. I cut all the cross members off the frame that would keep it from laying flat and I cut the lower a arms from the engine cross member. Photobucket I chose the 22" wheels from the Grand National Donks kit and low profile tires from Pegasus. I cut the inner fenders out so the wheels can tuck and I shaved the handles and filled all the seams for a smooth look. Photobucket Last meeting another members was working on a 2JZ engine and we noticed how its almost the same physical size as the straight 6 that came in the Chevy kit, so I'm toying with the idea of using one in this build. Photobucket And here's a mock up. Photobucket As always any comments, questions or suggestions are welcome.

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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Friday, October 21, 2011 7:16 AM

really got my intrest, i will enjoy following your build up. very good idea..slusher

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  • From: Sioux Falls, SD
Posted by Slammed C10 on Monday, October 24, 2011 8:20 PM

Well as you can tell by my name this is my style of build lol, I love trucks like this, I would use the 2jz with a bigger turbo, than slap an intercooler into that thing behind the grill, but thats just my two cents. I will be watching.

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  • From: The Great Northwest (SPOKANE)
Posted by Space Cowboy on Monday, October 24, 2011 10:07 PM

Great choice for a build. Looks like you are off to a great start.................

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Posted by avidinha on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 12:43 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. The 2JZ engine is from the fast and furious kit so it already has a decent sized turbo and i was thinking an intercooler would fit well in the grill opening.

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Posted by avidinha on Saturday, November 19, 2011 8:16 PM

We had our meeting last night, here's the progress I made on the chevy. I painted some suspension pieces and a few other odds and ends black, I want to get the the wheels mounted on the axle next time so I can start working on the notch. I also painted the engine (that will also be the body color) and got some of the chrome attached. Photobucket I also got the frame modified to accept the 2JZ engine. Photobucket I found an intercooler that fits the grill opening perfectly, I'm still debating whether I want to open the grill so the intercooler can be seen through it, or leave the grill off completely and just mount the headlights on either side. I also have the body work where it's ready for it's first coat of prim Photobucket I cut the bed floor out, not sure if I want to cut the middle out for the notch or raise the whole floor up, either way, it needed to come out. Photobucket More next time.

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  • From: Midland Ontario
Posted by dart72 on Sunday, November 20, 2011 10:46 AM

awesome build!

bigity bigity bigity boys lets go racin'!

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Sunday, November 20, 2011 9:57 PM

You have done some great work so far................................

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Posted by avidinha on Monday, November 21, 2011 1:08 PM

Thanks for the comments guys, I'm just hoping I can get what's in my head on to the plastic.

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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Monday, November 21, 2011 3:13 PM

really looking great so far, looking forward to you progress..Slusherf

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Posted by Big Niel on Monday, November 21, 2011 3:44 PM

this is coming out sweet!!!!

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  • From: Midland Ontario
Posted by dart72 on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 3:24 PM

avidinha

I'm just hoping I can get what's in my head on to the plastic.

we all have that problem sometimes, im working on that 55 chevy on this forum too, i want to put one of those toy hauler beds on it but i have to scratch build the bed completely, see how that goes, lol, looking good tho

bigity bigity bigity boys lets go racin'!

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  • From: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Posted by zenrat on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:02 PM

I admire your patience.  I'd be unable to not cheat and work on it away from the meetings.  How do you go getting it all home with wet paint on parts or is there somewhere to leave bits where the club meets? We meet in a public library and I reckon parts left there to dry would last right up until the next group used the meeting room (or maybe a little longer - the IPMS meet the next night so maybe they'd survive them?).

 

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  • From: Highland, UT
Posted by avidinha on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:26 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. Yes, I'll admit I have been tempted to pull the kit out between meetings, about half the guys in the club have succumb to temptation. Luckily the paint I'm using dries pretty quickly (rustolium) but we meet at a different club members house every time so if I did need to leave it to dry it wouldn't be a big deal, i'll probably have to do that when I paint the body.

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  • From: benwood, wv
Posted by kolbenschmidt on Friday, November 25, 2011 11:09 AM

Sweet build so far, but you should definately do a big turbo setup for that supra engine ;)

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  • From: Little Rock, AR
Posted by streetrodnut on Saturday, December 17, 2011 12:00 AM

I dig what you have going here. The mockup with the 22s and the body on it looks sweet, especially on all fours. The supra engine idea looks cool too. Imho, I would use the grille, but it looks like you would have to notch it from behind, so open the grille area up and leave the intercooler showing through. Heck, make it look like a shop truck.

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  • From: Highland, UT
Posted by avidinha on Saturday, January 21, 2012 1:38 AM

Thanks for the comments guys, I was under the weather and missed last months meeting, but here's what I got done this month. I didn't like the hood blinkers that came in the custom version of the truck so I cut them open. Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App The transmission hump was too short to fit over the new transmission so I cut it out. I'll round it out with some sheet plastic. Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App I also got the wheels mounted to the rear axle with some parts box brakes. With the axle done I'll be able to notch the frame next time. Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App Not too much done this month, but I'm in a good position to get alot done next time.

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Posted by avidinha on Saturday, March 03, 2012 9:09 PM

I got s few more things done at the last meeting. I got the trans tunnel in, it needs still needs some smoothing, but it's in. I also got the first coat of primer down. I think I might have to do the wet sanding at home because of the mess it might make. I attached the trailing arms to the rear axle and the sleeve bags from the Wagonrod kit to the trailing arms. The angle of the factory trailing arms cross the outer frame rails so the notch is going to have to be big enough for the axle, the bags and the trailing arms. I'm going to try a clear bed floor with the factory wheel wells, so I cut those off the kit floor. More next time.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by farmz on Monday, March 12, 2012 7:10 AM

pretty cool project you have here.  i like it alot

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Posted by A.R.C. on Monday, March 12, 2012 11:55 AM

Wicked build so far! I love this style Chev p/u. They look so good in any condition.

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Posted by avidinha on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 12:37 AM

Thanks for the comments guys.

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Posted by notstock on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:38 PM

looking great I cant wait to see how you do the notch, I tried it once on an s-10 and totally screwed it up and had to trash the frame.

I can't leave anything stock!

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Posted by TED E BEAR338 on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 10:32 PM

nice work  so far but seeing as your building it as a street machine dont ya think u shoud have put the build with the stree machine page

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  • From: Highland, UT
Posted by avidinha on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 5:25 AM

TED E BEAR338

nice work  so far but seeing as your building it as a street machine dont ya think u shoud have put the build with the stree machine page

I'm not building it as a street machine, I'm using the street machine kit, as opposed to the factory stock kit.

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Posted by gautreau on Tuesday, April 03, 2012 12:39 AM

Great looking build so far any updates on progress?

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  • From: Highland, UT
Posted by avidinha on Tuesday, April 03, 2012 5:17 PM

gautreau

Great looking build so far any updates on progress?

No, not yet, I'm trying to stick to the rule of only working on it at the meeting. Our next meeting is on the 13th, so I should have something to show after that. But, in the mean time I've started casting my own parts and I've made a few that will come in handy on this build.

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  • From: Highland, UT
Posted by avidinha on Saturday, April 14, 2012 2:28 PM

I got some more done at the meeting last night. I got the notch in, it still needs some smoothing, but it's in. I got the transmission tunnel somewhat smoothed and the seat modified to fit over it, I'm not sure if I want to use the bench seat, but if I do, it's ready. The clear bed floor is ready and the wheel wells are attached in their final position, now I just need to decide where I want to mount the compressors, air tank and fuel cell. And here's a mock up. More next time.

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Posted by Dweb7321 on Friday, April 20, 2012 10:50 AM

Love it! nice work on the cast air ride parts as well.

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  • From: Highland, UT
Posted by avidinha on Friday, April 20, 2012 6:53 PM

Thanks, I brought the resin stuff to the last meeting and told the guys to dig in, the compressors went first, and we even cast a few more so everyone could have some.

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Posted by avidinha on Saturday, May 19, 2012 5:08 AM

We had a last minute meeting last night, here's what I got done. The engine fan on the 2JZ is off center and that wasn't going to work with the skinny radiator, so I used this electric fan from my parts box. Because alot more of the frame will be visible, it needs alot of smoothing. I think it's almost ready for paint. I got some paint on the interior. I'm going to do the door panels and seats in white, I'm considering using buckets from a Monte Carlo. I made some custom plates with the name of our club and bent one to look like it was bent while dragging. More next time.

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