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

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, July 29, 2019 7:54 AM

Thanks, Rebel. I will keep that in mind.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, August 3, 2019 7:48 PM
Nice work. enjoyed seeing this coming together.

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:38 AM

Thanks , Aussie. Working on the engine. Not sure if I should use the kit air cleaner or scratchbuild an oil bath air cleaner. The 1960 advertisement I found shows the engine with an oil bath air cleaner but the kit air cleaner is the paper style. I'm wondering if the half ton used paper but the one ton truck used oil bath. Hard to find any information on this.

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, August 5, 2019 10:10 AM

I found a you tube video of a guy showing his 1960 chevy pickup and he says it is all original and from the looks of it, I believe him. It has an oil bath air cleaner so that is what I will put on this model. 

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, August 5, 2019 5:20 PM
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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, August 9, 2019 7:46 AM

The grille on this truck is white so I had to remove the material between the grille bars. I started out with a #11 blade and then finished it up with a saw as shown in this picture.

 

 

Slowly getting there.

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:02 PM

Had to scratch build some west coast mirrors. Got the left one finished. Will show step by step on right side mirror. Had to make mirrors on truck. would have been impossible for me to get them to fit if I made them  off the truck and then had to install them.

 

 

 

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Posted by carrucha on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:46 PM
I like your progress so far. Very impressive scratch building skills. Using Easter eggs for the wheels is a smart idea. I might have to use that on a truck project. I look forward to seeing this project finished.
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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:49 PM

Thank you Carrucha. Its been fun so far.

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:28 PM

Got the right mirror finished except for the curved brace and the studs that represent fasteners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by chucky on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:08 PM

Details like these mirrors add so much realism. The amount of work, the proportions and symmetry are astonishing. Your familiarity with the subject and love for the hobby really shows here! Thanks once again for bringing us along on this creative adventure! Geeked

chucky

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:23 AM

Thanks, Chucky. I wasnt looking forward to these mirrors but when you have a reference picture you want the model to look like the reference picture instead of just putting the kit mirrors on. Luckily I think they are passable even though they are not perfectly correct. when the project is finished I will reveal the ref picture and you will see what I'm talking about. 

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:15 PM

I'm going to call the mirrors done.

 

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, August 17, 2019 6:52 AM

Wow!

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:57 PM

I needed amber colored lenses for the cab lamps so I thought I could use these translucent bow beads, but after I installed and shaped them i found that the color was on the surface and the lenses turned clear after shaping and buffing. I have some colored ink pens, and I think one is orange which is close to amber and I will color the lenses with it. Hopefully it will look okay. Orange paint would be too opaque I think, but Im hoping the ink will be more translucent.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by nottheband on Sunday, August 18, 2019 5:29 AM

"  I have some colored ink pens, and I think one is orange which is close to amber and I will color the lenses with it. Hopefully it will look okay. Orange paint would be too opaque I think, but Im hoping the ink will be more translucent.  "

Have you tried Tamiya X-26 Clear Orange acrylic?  I'm following your build and continue to be impressed, the progress is amazing, she's looking really good.  There's something about old trucks.  Cheers. 

Steve

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:23 AM

nottheband

"  I have some colored ink pens, and I think one is orange which is close to amber and I will color the lenses with it. Hopefully it will look okay. Orange paint would be too opaque I think, but Im hoping the ink will be more translucent.  "

Have you tried Tamiya X-26 Clear Orange acrylic?  I'm following your build and continue to be impressed, the progress is amazing, she's looking really good.  There's something about old trucks.  Cheers. 

Steve

 

 

Thanks Steve. If the ink doesnt work out I will try the local hobby shop  for that x-26 clear orange.

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Posted by nottheband on Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:49 PM

G'day texwardfan.  I hope you don't mind me asking a question, but I am intrigued by the extent of trial assembly work you carry out, on this build and others I have followed. I would like to know what glue or other adhesive product you use for this.  It must be something that grips, but also lets go easily when you want it to.  And, whatever it is, I hope we have it available here in Australia.  Cheers, and thanx.

Steve

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, August 19, 2019 5:57 PM

Steve, I think what you are referring to is that sometimes I will just put assemblys together with gravity or tape holding them together to see how everything is going together. when I glue stuff it stays glued. I use the black bottle testors cement. I will post a picture next time I show some wips. I got most of the stuff primed so I will be starting the paint process now.

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Posted by nottheband on Monday, August 19, 2019 6:26 PM

Texwardfan, I was referring to the photos you posted on 9th August.  The part-assembled truck is fitted with engine, fr and rr suspensions, the bed and the stakes, but all unpainted.  Sure looks to me that this must be held together with some sort of temporary adhesive?  Cheers, and thanx.

Steve

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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:58 AM

nottheband

Texwardfan, I was referring to the photos you posted on 9th August.  The part-assembled truck is fitted with engine, fr and rr suspensions, the bed and the stakes, but all unpainted.  Sure looks to me that this must be held together with some sort of temporary adhesive?  Cheers, and thanx.

Steve

 

 

Okay, yes the suspension has been glued in but gravity is holding the engine and bed in place. The stakes are glued in though. I only need to paint the out side of the stakes and slats because there will be a canvas cover (paper) coverig the top half of the bed. I wont even need to paint the inside of the bed at all.

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Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:55 AM

OK, got it, thanx.  Cheers

Steve

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:16 AM

Your welcome, Steve. Thanks for your interest in the build. got the engine painted. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:38 AM

Got the interior finished.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, August 25, 2019 6:25 PM

Got the engine installed. Working on the drive shaft. Have to scratch a u-joint for the back part of the drive shaft. The 30 series has this type of drive shaft. 

 

 

 

 

Also installed a trailer hitch. Still have to make the ball.

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:18 AM

Got the driveshaft and exhaust finished.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:49 AM
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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:26 AM

If any of you guys are going to build this model stock , be forwarned that the body will not fit past the engine when installing to the frame. The oil filter gets in the way. I dont know if the engine can be installed after the body is installed to the frame but I guess I am going to have to try. Typical amt engineered kit.Things never fit that well especially when installing the body to the frame.

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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 8:22 AM

I had to remove the interior tub from the frame. And work it, work it, work it, to finally get the interior to fit into the body. I had to remove a lot of material from the front of the dash to accomplish this. I think I can now get the body to fit to the frame. Once thats done I just need to make a cover for the bed , install the bed , and the tires and wheel assemblys,and then a few more things like mud flaps and the truck portion of the build will be complete. Then I will start on the trailer.

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 5:12 PM

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