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"ole blue" 1986 Chevy Silverado K10

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  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: St. Francis KS
"ole blue" 1986 Chevy Silverado K10
Posted by Steve86 on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:47 PM

Started this build about a year ago. Wanted it done along time ago. built it to resemble my 1:1 '86 Chevy.  I didnt get many progress pic's due to the camera acting weird and not loading pic's to the computer. I will post what i have. Hope ya'll like it. let me know what you think.

Heres some pics of my 1:1 pickup.

These pic's are after i lifted it with a Rough Country 6 inch lift last year. And let me tell you, Rough Country is the right name for it cuz' it rides like a lumber wagon lol.

Some more pic's.

DSC00323.jpg image by chevy86_blue4x4DSC04217.jpg image by chevy86_blue4x4

This is the second tome uploading all these pic;s and typing all this. UHG!!  Scale auto made me relogin and had to restart this post AFTER I had it all done the first time and ready to post. oh I was so mad lol.

DSCN0223-1.jpg image by chevy86_blue4x4

Heres some progress pic's.

DSCN0210-1.jpg image by chevy86_blue4x4DSCN0224-1.jpg image by chevy86_blue4x4DSCN0225-1.jpg image by chevy86_blue4x4

and a few more of the earlyer ones.

More to come....

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: St. Francis KS
Posted by Steve86 on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 11:02 PM

A few more pic's. Really wish i could have takin' more photos' along the way. Dang camera. It's being sent in to get fixed or replaced.

DSCN3347.jpg image by chevy86_blue4x4DSCN3352.jpg image by chevy86_blue4x4

Cut the grill out and added a Billet Aluminum type like a installed in the 1:1. also painted the off-raod lights to resemble the yellow smiley faced light covers on 'Blue". scratch biult mud flaps and toolbox. Toolbox built out of paper board and adhesive backed shiny foil from Hobby Lobby. the diamond plate texture is made with an exacto knife tip....Man that took forever, was croos eyed when done lol.

DSCN3340.jpg image by chevy86_blue4x4DSCN3342.jpg image by chevy86_blue4x4

The Cowl hood is scratch built, I cut and raised the center and filled the sides. didn't turn out like I wanted but it looks ok. Plan on putting a 2 or 3 inch Cowl hood on the 1"1 in the future when i start/finish the body workand paint. Im sure it will never get done.....always something better and lessexpensive to do lol.

 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: St. Francis KS
Posted by Steve86 on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 11:19 PM

The front axle was redone....I had it finished but wanted more detail so I built it to steer and added more things. Things like the braided Stainless brekelines to resemble the real ones, Sawy bar and Drop bracket kit, Red bushings( some on real pickup are black) shocks, steering stabilzer and boots all match the 1:1. Was going to redo the rear axle and re-arch the rear springs to match the real lift but decided not to. I added some small carpet staples I found while working in the garage( have some carpet in there to lay on when working under vehicle and rammed my knee in one) I pulled all that i found and cut them to lenght and used 'em. Worked real nice. did the front and rear axles with them. Even added axle vent hoses to both axles for detail. happy how it turned out. The only thing thats' not in the pic's of the model is the aluminum steps built from small tubing and the window visors(which i didnt build, cuz' they are a pain to do) that I have on the real pickup. Oh and the window decals/sliding window. Thatshould about cover it. Hope to have camera sent off soon so I can start taking pic's of my latest build.......A snap-tite police Blazer....with 49 inch Iroks and a custom bigblock.

Steve86

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    January 2004
  • From: Canada
Posted by broncobuster on Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:58 AM

Hey Steve86,I love your trucks,I too am a 4x4 nut,I have a couple of 1:1 broncos.I wonder if you could post some close up pics of how you did the steering on the front ends of your trucks,or better yet,if you could do a tutorial,I would love to learn how to do this.Keep up the awesome work.

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    August 2006
  • From: Antigonish
Posted by Chris guthro on Thursday, January 12, 2012 5:13 AM

the detail is incredible! nice build and nice pickup you have there! one of my favorite sttyles ever built

 

Chris

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    March 2011
  • From: Zion,IL
Posted by generaltso on Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:36 AM

Looks great Steve! I've seen diamond plate sheets of styrene before if you decide to redo your tool box. This makes me want to start my Dodge now. So many WANTS, so little time.......

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    December 2010
  • From: Antioch CA
Posted by JM485 on Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:12 AM

Looks just like the real one, nice job.  I have an 86 toyota and it is refered to in my family as just The Blue Truck.  Funny how names come about huh.

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    May 2009
  • From: St. Francis KS
Posted by Steve86 on Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:07 AM

Thanks everyone. Bronco buster, on the steering I use sewing pins to hold the knuckles that i build onto the axle and the same for the tie rod. I drill the holes through the axle end about the same size as the pin and for the knuckles I drill them a tad smaller so the pin fits tight when you push it through the whole setup( top side knuckle, axle, and bottom side of knuckle) and stays put. then i just cut the pins off with a dremel tool. I will try and get some close ups if I can and post them, no garuntees though with the camera the way it is. The problem I always have is breaking the tie rod end on the axle (like i did both sides on this build, and had to keep gluing them).

Steve86

 

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:48 AM

Nice build on the "bowtie" truck Steve. I had an '83 Scottsdale that I had bought new and enjoyed it quite a bit. I wouldn;t mind building a few truck models myself except I have too many other projects going.

High octane

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: St. Francis KS
Posted by Steve86 on Thursday, January 12, 2012 3:16 PM

Thanks High Octane, I hear ya there on the too many projects. Have a couple of Nova models I need to finish, My shop I need to finish and post more pic's on here of that, along with a couple other pickip and car models that need finished. LOL im horrible sometimes at starting models and jumping to a new one.

Steve86

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Ohio
Posted by djh426 on Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:17 PM

sweet build man looks great

where did you get your tires?

 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: St. Francis KS
Posted by Steve86 on Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:25 PM

Thanks, I traded a set of drag slicks for the tires your asking about and a set of B.F. mud terrains with a guy. Not sure where he got them.

Steve86

  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Friday, January 13, 2012 7:45 AM

nice lookiing work., nice paint work...Slusher

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Posted by JNJDestruction on Monday, December 7, 2015 8:46 PM

please please please tell me how/where you bought/built that grill i want to make a 1986 c10 model so bad but cant find a grill!

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: St. Francis KS
Posted by Steve86 on Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:27 PM

i used a piece from my parts box that i do not now where or what it was from. i want to say it was some grill faring for a hood maybe? 67 chevelle hood vents? sorry i'm not much help. Just happenend to jump on the site, i have not been on here for a long long time! life has me so busy.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: St. Francis KS
Posted by Steve86 on Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:19 PM

i came across a billet grill on a 88-98 chevy extd. cab dually "phantom" kit that i had and cut it down for a dodge 1500 build i did too. worked out nice. unless theres aftermarket "billet" pieces out there somewhere.

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