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

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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Monday, July 29, 2019 7:54 AM

Thanks, Rebel. I will keep that in mind.

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    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, August 03, 2019 7:48 PM
Nice work. enjoyed seeing this coming together.

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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, August 04, 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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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Monday, August 05, 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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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Monday, August 05, 2019 5:20 PM
  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, August 09, 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.

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
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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    February, 2005
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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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:49 PM

Thank you Carrucha. Its been fun so far.

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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
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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    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
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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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
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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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:15 PM

I'm going to call the mirrors done.

 

 

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    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, August 17, 2019 6:52 AM

Wow!

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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
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.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
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

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
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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