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Redux -The Chain Reaction Holden Ute

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  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Bombala, Australia
Redux -The Chain Reaction Holden Ute
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 12:04 AM

This is my Holden Ute from the movie "The Chain Reaction"; This stars Steve Bisley, who you might know as Goose in the original "Mad Max"; This is NOT the Keanu Reeves movie of the same name.

Way back when i built my Holden Ute, i used an ebay resin Holden Monaro HQ and cut the rear half off and used a stepside bed that i had on hand. Unfortunately, the HQ was 1/24 scale and the ute was a 1/25 scale Ford Courier kit. The bed is woefully undersized (too narrow and too short) and its bugged me ever since.

So i needed a new bed. Rather than buy another kit, i opted to scratchbuild it. I started by disassembing the old one to see what i could reuse, which was the fenders and tailgate only. i created a deck from sheet styrene, some L strips and some strip styrene from Evergreen.

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 12:04 AM

i made some side panels from sheet styrene and some more L strips to make the framing

I also made new steps from various bits of box styrene

Here you can see the sides being added and the new steps

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 12:09 AM

I added the tailgate and front of the box. the tailgate i added some styrene rod to the bottom and some strip to the top. i added some tube to the ends of the rod and the tailgate opens a little.

Assembly progressing

The rear axle is not wide enough for the new bed, so the axle was extended and some new leaf springs were constucted

it was then all painted matt and gloss black

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 12:12 AM

The painting of the five colours was touched up and the final assembly almost complete. I also added some new tailights.

by aus_mus, on Flickr

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 12:15 AM
  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 7:57 AM
Funny thing, I didn't see the problem with the old one but then comparing it to the update it does make quite a difference. Nicely done!
  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Saturday, January 20, 2018 8:57 AM

Now see! 

 This is why I wish we would get some good models of Aussie vehicles  , Here in the U.S.A.  That's awesome .

gjgeracci

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