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1983 Chevy long box 2wd

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    January, 2012
1983 Chevy long box 2wd
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 7:58 PM

I was Contacted by a lady looking for a model of her partners truck and I was happy to help. It was a 1983 chev long bed 2wd. Well, I thought, that shouldn't be an issue.....

 FB_IMG_1528288619037 by David Phair, on Flickr

It turns out that they never produced such a kit...

so I started with the deserter kit and an 88 Silverado long bed kit and stretched the box to fit.

  FB_IMG_1528288622570 by David Phair, on Flickr

 FB_IMG_1528288625935 by David Phair, on Flickr

 FB_IMG_1528288629116 by David Phair, on Flickr.

 FB_IMG_1528288632095 by David Phair, on Flickr

 

I used the deserter engine and because the 88 chev had the inner fenders molded to the cab and had to cut and glue in the 83 inner fenders to fit the 88 chassis.

 FB_IMG_1528288635632 by David Phair, on Flickr

Even though the stock truck has a bench seat I couldn't find a proper bench so I stuck with the buckets.

 FB_IMG_1528288641600 by David Phair, on Flickr

 FB_IMG_1528288644445 by David Phair, on Flickr

This is the finished product.

 FB_IMG_1528288647455 by David Phair, on Flickr

 FB_IMG_1528288650257 by David Phair, on Flickr

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I like to work just as much as I don't.

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Posted by 6 on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 8:09 PM

Very cool.  I love the full bed or longbed pickups.  Revell has a thing about making a lot of short bed tools. 

I like the AMT 78 Ranger for the full bed.

That driveway shot looks like it could be in or near TX!

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, June 07, 2018 7:21 AM

Thanks 6 seems both amt and Revell only make the older trucks 4x4 short boxs and the newer trucks long bed. I think AMT has both the for the 90's generation with the 454ss short bed and the silverado long bed.

I think revell also did a 2wd late 70's stepside.

This truck is located in Ontario Canada.

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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