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1960 Chevy Custom Fleetside WIP - Finished!

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  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
1960 Chevy Custom Fleetside WIP - Finished!
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:14 PM

I haven't built a truck in a while and I'm really not a knowedgeable truck guy. But I found this truck at a garage sale for $10 so I bought it. The seller knew that kits were selling in stores for $25-30 so he wouldn't go any lower. Everything looked intact and still in the bags so I went for it.

When I got it home I was even more pleasantly surprised that there was relatively little flash, no mold lines that I could find and the door panels, door handles, badges are all very crisply molded. I quickly prepared the body and gave it a coat of primer. I plan to paint it a two-tone with Ivory on the bottom and another color on top. This will be a quick box stock build, I hope. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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    November, 2016
Posted by bugs-one on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 11:32 PM
Nice score. Thats a real nice truck. Can't wait to see it done, that 2 tone paintjob will be nice.
  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:22 PM

Thanks, Bugs! I appreciate your comment!

I looked at the Color Chart for the 1960 Chevy truck and noticed a color that looked very close to a can of paint I had purchased some time ago that I thought I might use on a hot rod. The color on the color chart is Woodsmoke Blue. The color that I have is Krylon Periwinkle. So here's what it looks like:

So I like that and will use that as the accent color over Krylon Ivory. Both cans are Satin which will help avoid runs that I would get with a can of Krylon Gloss. A couple of coats of clear lacquer will bring out a gloss finish that can be rubbed out. Here's the cab painted with Ivory on the bottom. I'll be busy tomorrow getting the rest of the pieces taped off and painted. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, April 13, 2017 9:56 PM

Those colours are going to look great on that truck.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, April 14, 2017 5:45 PM

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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  • From: Charlotte
Posted by mikemodeler on Saturday, April 15, 2017 7:48 AM
That is looking very nice, great choices on the colors!
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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:44 PM

Thanks, Mike! I appreciate your comment!

I finished a few things over Easter weekend and today. Painted the bed and foiled it. Assembled the tailgate pieces and rubbed out the body. Finished the Chevrolet/Apache 10 badge. Now I add the rest of the foil to the cab and then get busy on the engine, chassis and interior. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:02 AM

Finished the interior, chassis, engine and foiled the cab. Onto the final assembly! The chassis assembly was great! All the parts were pinned and fit very well. Unusual for any kit! Go figure! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    August, 2015
Posted by htown2 on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:00 AM
Looking good. I think some of the AMT kits from the late 90's were of the highest quality ever. Detailing is superb but they went all out to make them easy to build with lots of positive locating features. I wish Revell would would do that with their new kits. They have outstanding detail but attachment of the parts can be a problem due to no locating features.
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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, April 28, 2017 5:20 PM

Htown, I agree with you 100%. I thought the AMT kits in the early to mid nineties were very good. Too bad they couldn't keep it going. Although this kit has good pins, getting them in the locating holes for the cab and bed was a bit of a chore because its hard to see them with the cab floor in the way! I guess that's the normal degree of difficulty for the truck builder. I knew there was a reason I didn't build many trucks!

This one is done just in time for a contest tomorrow and I'll be taking several others. I glued the hood hinges in on this one as I thought it would make a good display for this truck although I don't do that often. The engine color should be a light blue but I didn't have any of that in a spray can so I used a little bit of Icy Blue that I had left in a can. Great kit!

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, April 28, 2017 5:25 PM

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Monday, May 01, 2017 12:59 PM

      You did a great job on this one! the color combo looks perfect for this build. how did it do at the contest?

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Monday, May 01, 2017 4:07 PM

Wow has that unexpected pop of originality like it like it a lot 

Moparlover64

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 3:41 PM

Thanks, Rusty and Moparlover! I appreciate your comments! I took 2nd in Light Truck in the Houston IPMS show. As well as a few other places with other models. Seemed like a lot of automotive modelers didn't show up but there was a lot of planes, armor, boats and sci-fi. Here are a 1st and 2 2nds; 55 was 1st in street machine, 58 2nd, and truck 2nd in light truck. Thanks for asking and thanks for looking! Cool 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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