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1950 Chevy Coca Cola Pickup - Finished - Outdoor Pics, Page 2!

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1950 Chevy Coca Cola Pickup - Finished - Outdoor Pics, Page 2!
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 7:29 PM

I have had this kit for a long time and its been on my build list. Time to build it! I am going to build it just like the box. There are a couple of die-cast coke machines and a cart to haul around in the truck. So I spent a good part of the day yesterday removing the mold lines and flash from the cab and other parts. Today I was able to paint quite a few parts and have the cab and other body parts in a base coat of white. The interior door panels, seats, dash, and steering wheel will be red. I have also tried to paint the bed to to resemble wood. Hopefully, I can get the body painted yellow tomorrow. Thanks for looking! Cool

Some may not recognize these machines that dispensed bottles!

 

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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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 7:59 AM
Strange how they have a 'yella' truck ! (Run out of scarlet ??) Great wood work MCJ . I think I might have a go at bending some evergreen tube & make a hauler like that for one of my garage dioramas ..... flat sheet & basic wheels etc
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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:50 PM

Thanks, Spencer! I appreciate your comment!

Painted the body parts today and everything came out well. I used Krylon Colormaster Gloss Bauhaus Gold. The thing about this paint is that it will run in a blue second! So it was three very light coats (no more than two passed on same surface and often only one) and then 2 coats of clear. It doesn't photograph very well so it looks a bit flat but it actually is very glossy and smooth. I rub it out tomorrow! I also painted the dividers on the wood floor by taping it off and painting the dividers dark brown. Thanks for looking! Cool

The engine block is a gloss medium gray and I added dullcote to the Italian Red seats and clear to the door panels, dash and steering wheel and column.

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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Posted by chucky on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:59 PM

Cool new project, JR! Love the Coke machines. I remember the bottle machines well. I bet more than a few of us on here also remember the outdoor Coke machines in basic training that dispensed soda into funnel-shaped cups. They were off limits for the first several weeks of basic: had to sneak out after midnight to satisfy that thirst for cola. Time Looks like a decent kit: this is one I never looked into. 

chucky

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, February 01, 2018 9:30 PM

Thanks, Chucky! I appreciate your comment! I don't remember the paper cup machines. But if you and a buddy collected enough pop bottle from the side of the road you could cash them in for 2 cents apiece and then buy a coke for a dime at the drug store and enjoy it while hiding behind the comic book rack and reading the comic books until the cashier saw you and chased you out!

I was going to rub out the 50 Chevy but thought that I should get another body painted while the weather is somewhat nice. So I started on the AMT 41 Plymouth, cleaning up the body and then ran into a small stumbling block. The front panel that holds the grills is a separate piece. I can never glue in a separate panel and make the glue joint look like a panel line or even a good lead seam so I had to throw some putty on it. Guess I won't get it painted before the rain starts but I'll have plenty of time to get this done and rub out the 50 Chevy as well. 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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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 02, 2018 8:53 PM

So I rubbed out the paint today and decided to tape together the bed and see how this truck will go together. There is a small issue with the front of the bed but I think I can work that out. The front pan looks like it sticks out a little to far for me So I will and it down some. But the paint finish looks good and the bed looks good so I am hoping this truck will go together well. 

Oh, I also sanded out the front of the 41 Plymouth and I think I'll bullnose the hood and de-crome the grill to paint them body color. I'll also install the leadlamps without any bezels or mayber I'll french the headlights. Thanks for looking!

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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Posted by smellyfatdude on Saturday, February 03, 2018 2:21 PM

I'm envious, jr! I'd flip just to have those coke machines, and the dolly. Plus, I know you'll make that ol' Chevy in to another great build. The paint looks fantastic! Thumbs Up

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, February 03, 2018 3:38 PM

Thanks, SFD! I appreciate your comment!

I spent some time this morning trying to figure out how to put some black Chevrolet letters on the taillgate. I tried painting with some acrylic paint but that was quickly washed off. So I remembered that I had some clear Testors decal film (about 10 years old) that I hadn't had any luck with in the past. I also looked for the letter style for lthe 1950 tailgate but found out that the actual letters were somewhat original and were not the style molded into the kit tailgate.

So I picked Arial Black with a 12 font in a Word document and printed them on the clear decal film. As soon as I put them in the water they washed off! Then I remembered that I should spray some clear lacquer. So I printed another one, sprayed some clear lacquer on them and let them dry. The lettering doesn't exactly fit but closer than some kit decals I have seen. The first decal I have actually created!   I think this will work!

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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Posted by chucky on Saturday, February 03, 2018 7:27 PM

The tailgate lettering looks great, JR! Glad you finally had success with decal-making. I have yet to put enough time and effort in to get satifactory decals but I will have to eventually: one of my projects on the back burner is a replica of a '70 Hemi Cuda SS/DA that I painted for a friend (in 1979, I think). The custom paint I can handle but the hand-painted lettering will be a challenge. At least I still remember the paint colors I used on it. Geeked

 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, February 03, 2018 9:08 PM

Thanks, Chucky! Good luck with your 70 Hemi Cuda project! The Revell kit is a great kit!

Finished the interior. Found a couple of gauges (I think one is a speedo, not sure about the other), added some foil and paint and its done. Also painted some wires etc. on the firewall. 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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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 7:35 AM

So I finished the engine, except for the oil filter which needs a coat of clear. I originally drilled out the distributor and added plug wires but the tight bends, especially with the coil wire, caused all the wire to fall out of the distributor. So I took my last pre-wired 8 cylinder distributor, cut off two wires and installed it! I also bent a piece of wire for the fuel line. I'll add heater hoses later.

So I put the chassis together last night and then put the cab and bed on this morning to check out the stance. Oh-oh, something is wrong! I checked the instructions again and I missed the location of the rear axle by about 1/2 inch! BTW, neither glue joints for the front or rear axles are very good. Just cut-outs that are suppose to fit but are never very strong joints. So now I'll fix the rear axle and final assembly can start! 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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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 9:32 AM

Now, this looks much better!

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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Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 10:21 AM
Looking good! I always liked this kit...it's a little fiddly in places but can look really nice as you're proving here
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Posted by chucky on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 6:57 PM

Looks much better now, JR. The "before" picture reminds me of the old photos of Bill Hielscher's wheels-up first-generation Bardahl Camaro (you know, the one with the jackstands under the lower control arms airbrushed out Laugh)

chucky

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 6:16 AM

Thanks, Spencer and Chucky! I appreciate your comments! Yes, I agree with both of you. The chassis is very fiddly and I don't know how I made the mistake but it was pretty funny!

I realized when I test-fitted the interior in the cab that the seat back was hollow and it was visible in the corner windows called Nu-Vue windows. So I cut a piece of plastic, glued it to the seat back and painted it red with a brush. Paint doesn't look great but only the two corners will show.

Here are a couple more shots of progress. Foiled the side windows, windshield wipers, door handles and center of the windshield. Simulated black rubber seals for the windshield and rear windows with a sharpie. Taped off the radiator support and then wrapped the cab with press and seal wrap from the kitchen and sprayed the radiator support with flat black.  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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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 8:05 AM

A good looking project Jr!  Everyone seems to be falling over themselves with the '50 Chevy truck.  I'm not a fan of them, but you are making this one look good!  Keep up the good work, my friend!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1965 Chevrolet Fleetside Pickup; Jaguar Mk. II Saloon; Morgan 4/4

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 12:37 PM

Thanks, MrMike! I appreciate your comment! I wanted to make a comment on your finished Foose pick-up but I can't seem to pull up your thread. Something about the pictures, I think, seem to overwhelm my computer and freeze my machine so I can't get to the final shots. I'm sure it looks good though! 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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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, February 08, 2018 5:36 PM

Trying to finish this one up but keep running into ssues. Tolorances are very tight and its a struggle to mount the cab and bed while keeping everything straight and together. I have already knocked off both bed sides, tailgate and both rear fenders while trying to assemble this one. I'll have go back and clean up the paint with some wax now that I have it together.

The chrome on the bumpers is bad so I'll have to soak them in Super Clean and paint them flat black. I would try some Alclad if we had better weather but black will have to do.

I cut the bumper brackets for this bumper splash pan and mounted it further back. Unfortunately, I have since knocked it off so I'll have to re-glue it!

I cut a slot on the piece extending from the rear left fender so that it would go over that front stake on the bed and line up with the rear of the cab and so that the running board would slip in and mount.

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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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, February 08, 2018 5:48 PM

On the right side, I didn't do that and just filled the slot under the cab with white glue and then painted it black after it dried.

After painted black.

Just a few more pieces and decals and this one will be done! 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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Posted by mikemodeler on Friday, February 09, 2018 9:50 PM

That is one beautiful truck! I noticed I have a couple of those to build, including the Coke one and will have to get busy soon!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:53 AM

Thanks, Mike! I appreciate your comments!

The Coca-Cola pick-up truck is now finished! It certainly presented some challenges and I did add/subtract some parts to make it a better build. Here are a few:

  1. Cut the front bumper brackets and moved the splash pan back to bring the bumper tighter on the body and close the gap between the body and the splash pan.
  2. Added a back to the seat and added an interior mirror from Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland. No interior mirror in the kit.
  3. Left off the beauty rings for the wheels as they didn't fit well and covered the valve stems. Blackwashed the slits in the wheel and painted the valve stems black instead.
  4. Added spark plug wires, fuel line plumbing and heater hoses to the engine. Also added a top radiator hose as the kit hose didn't fit well.
  5. Made the Chevrolet tailgate decal with Word on clear decal film. No kit decal.
  6. Added mirror foil to the exterior mirror as the chrome was dull.
  7. De-chromed the front and rear bumpers because the chrome was bad and painted flat black and added a coat of Dullcote.
  8. Created the wood appearance with a base of Krylon Khaki paint, dark brown spots and a coat of Testors Createx Basswood Wash. Taped off and painted the metal dividers dark brown.
  9. Added gauge decals from my decal stash. No kit decals.
  10. Window trim was added with a Black Sharpie. Door lines and panel lines were given a light blackwash.

So that's about it! Here are some photos:

Still need to detail the emblems a bit:

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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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, February 10, 2018 11:02 AM

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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Posted by chucky on Saturday, February 10, 2018 4:22 PM

Beautiful, JR! Thanks for your summary as well. Your corrective actions made this truck what it is. You could have easily tossed the half-built project back into the box (or further) and relegated it to the parts yard. Box stock, indeed! (To me, box-stock means that the kit is stock only for as long as it remains in the box. Laugh)

chucky

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Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, February 10, 2018 7:16 PM
That turned out great, nicely done!
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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:05 PM

Magnificent looking Chevy . ( did I just say that ??)Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:46 PM

So I wonder: Would you say things went better with Coke on this build? Considering all the issues you had the build came out very clean. I really like the color and the bed looks good

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, February 11, 2018 6:32 AM

Thanks, All! I appreciate your comments!  I agree with you Chucky, there are few kits that can be built right - out of the box. The 70 'Cuda comes close if you don't mind a seven cyl. distributor.

Yes, Mike! Maybe it was the Cokes that I drank as a kid while I built one of the $.98 Pyro kits from the drug store that got me here!  Of  course, I drank Fanta too!

Thanks all for looking and commenting! Big Smile

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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Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, February 11, 2018 6:51 AM

Amazing job on this one! 

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, February 11, 2018 8:10 PM

Looking good, Jr!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1965 Chevrolet Fleetside Pickup; Jaguar Mk. II Saloon; Morgan 4/4

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, February 12, 2018 5:04 AM

Thanks, Maniacal and MrMike! I appreciate your comments!

 

 

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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