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1960 Chevy 1 ton stake bed truck with trailer w.i.p.

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1960 Chevy 1 ton stake bed truck with trailer w.i.p.
Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, June 6, 2019 8:46 AM

Got the decals finished for this one yesterday and will hopefully begin the build this afternoon. My first truck build. 

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, June 7, 2019 9:09 AM

Had to edit the decals. they were too small. Just going to be for the doors. just a company type deal like most commercial trucks have on the doors. will start on the wheels next. need to make 6 wheels since this truck has dual wheels on the back.

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:55 PM

Here is the kit. It just came out recently.

 

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:57 PM

need to make 6 duelie type wheels. using plastic eggs I found at hobby lobby.

 

 

 

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:24 PM

Oh to see outside the box, or should I say shell, like that!  

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, June 10, 2019 8:29 AM

Thanks, Mike. One day, my wife came up to me with a bag of eggs and said can you use these in your modeling. She had just gotten through with an Easter project  and had some left over. She likes to decorate the house for every occasion. At the time I said I didn't think so, but I took them from her and said thanks. Funny how things work out sometimes. Never turn down styrene.

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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:50 AM
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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:53 AM
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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:00 PM

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, July 4, 2019 4:56 PM

Got the wheels primed. Only need two really good wheels because 2 will be inside duelie wheels and wont actually be seen. Also the wheels will be semi gloss black which will hide a lot of flaws. And the front wheels will have white  hub caps.

 

 

 

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Posted by chucky on Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:32 PM

I'm liking your creative approach even more than usual!  Geeked

chucky

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Posted by TarheelRick on Friday, July 5, 2019 7:18 AM

Looking forward to updates on this one.  I have to file that egg solution away.  I have a couple of dually builds in mind and cannot (or do not want to) afford buying resin for them.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, July 5, 2019 10:52 AM

Thanks guys. I think when its all done nobody will know where the wheels came from or care. unless they look at this wip of course.

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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:00 PM

Got both rear dual wheel tire sets finished.

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 5:04 PM

Needed to lengthen the frame to add a stake bed. Im using rate pairs to figure out the dimensions for the build. the specifications I'm finding for these trucks dont match up with the reference picture I have of the truck I'm building. I'm pretty sure its a 1 ton truck but the base stake bed for the one ton is 9 feet long. The truck in my ref picture did not have a nine feet long bed Its more like 8 feet long which is what the 20 series stake bed had. Also the heighth of the stakes on the truck I'm doing are longer then the stakes on pictures of 1960 1 ton stake bed chevys. I'm going to build a model of the truck in my ref pictures. Maybe this was a special order truck mixing features from the 1 ton with 3/4 ton stake beds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the last picture the location of the rear tires isnt  exact and the bed will sitt higher off the tires. I was just trying to mock it up a little to see what I have so far.

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, July 12, 2019 3:22 PM

Got the frame ready for the leaf springs and the bed is starting to look like a stake bed.

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:24 PM

Got all the stakes and slats done. just need to do some detail sanding here and there to even things up a bit. 

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, July 14, 2019 4:29 PM

installed rear axle and added a little more detail to the stake bed.

 

 

 

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Posted by chucky on Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:36 PM

Amazing! 

chucky

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, July 15, 2019 7:06 AM

Thanks , Chucky. The top half of the stake bed  will eventually have a canvas cover over it. Will probably use regular old printer paper for that. I used it once to make a tonneau cover for Fred Lorenzens 61 ford convertible. Worked out pretty good.

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, July 19, 2019 7:25 AM

I have been studying my ref pictures and see that I need to narrow the bed a little on each side. Wish I had caught this earlier. Shouldnt be that hard to do, just a time waster. If I dont fix it, it would have bugged me after I was finished.

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Posted by chucky on Friday, July 19, 2019 7:31 PM

Boy, do I know that feeling! We are our own worst critics. While we're building for the enjoyment, if we're not happy with the end result, the fun factor is greatly diminished. I know you'll work it until you're satisfied. Your builds speak for themselves. Smile

chucky

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:53 AM

Thanks , Chucky. Its still not completely right but at least it is no longer too wide.

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, July 21, 2019 2:14 PM
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Posted by chucky on Sunday, July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Nice! There were so many builders of custom beds for cab and chassis combos that a lot of them didn't exactly "fit" all that great, so there's really no "yardstick". Yours looks true to the time. Also, lots of guys cobbled stuff together from various wrecks to get something that served their needs, so in that regard, anything goes. I thoroughly enjoy your builds and look forward to each new one. 

chucky

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, July 22, 2019 5:24 PM

I know what you mean. When I googled 60 chevy 1 ton stake bed trucks. The images that came up had different stake beds. some taller, some with more or less stakes. I just used the one photo I have of the truck I'm trying to build for reference it matches the  artist conception trucks from advertisements back in 1960. So I'm pretty sure the one I'm building was stock for that year. I will post that ad picture when I can find it.

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5:24 PM
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Posted by justmike on Friday, July 26, 2019 8:27 PM

Just went through your thread.  Sure is a neat build.

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:30 PM

Thanks, Mike

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Posted by rebel70 on Sunday, July 28, 2019 8:48 PM
i found the best to make a canvas tarp out o is a eye glass lens cleaner cloth or a moist cleanup cloth in the oil packet ,once dry they look just like a scaled down tarp and you can stain them with coee or a mixture of paint and thinner to get the color you want

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