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

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Posted by justmike on Monday, September 9, 2019 12:16 PM

Can't wait to see how you weather that canvass!

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, September 9, 2019 5:15 PM

Mike, Its just good old flat black testors  acryl put on with a big brush. Right now i'm making 19 tiny little hold down straps to attach to the bottom of the canvas and to the side of the bed to keep the canvas in place while driving down the highway. Not fun at all.

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:18 PM

Step by step ,inch by inch, slowly but surely this project will be done. I hope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:38 PM

I needed to make tailights for this build so I determined the right size for the styrene tube to make the tailights and then found some headlight lenses in my scrap box, from what kit, i have no idea. luckily they were the same diameter as the tube. I glued them on and then began the sanding process to shape them into tailight lenses. When I got to the right basic shape I began polishing with sandpaper from 1800  to finally 12000 grit until they were smooth as they had started but in the right shape. I added some almost holes to represent a depression in the middlle of the lens and the holes where the screws go to hold the lens to the lamp assembly . I then colored them with a red ink sharpie which gave them the red translucent effect I was looking for instead of just painting them with red paint. I just need to paint the rest of the tailights black and install them to the frame of the truck.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, September 14, 2019 8:25 PM

That is quite a bit of scratch building and its looking good!

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, September 16, 2019 5:29 PM

Thanks mrmike. All I have left to do is bmf the cab lamps and door handles . Then I can decal it and future it. It turned out better then I thought it would.  Then I can start on the trailer. It shouldn't be too hard. Theres not much to it. I'll use the car thats going on the trailer as a pattern so to speak. so it should fit pretty good. I built the car 11 years ago and have been waiting for amt to reissue the truck so I could complete the project. They finally reissued it this year and hobby lobby actually sold it. So a couple of more weeks and hopefully it will be done.

 

 

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  • From: Quitman, Texas
Posted by LostInStyreneAnd... on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:44 AM

...and that's why my wife can look at my project and wonder if I'm really doing anything.  Scratch building things sure takes time, but the result are so gratifying!

Eric Automobile

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:56 PM

Thanks, Eric. My problem on this one is that there is no kit for the truck I needed for the project so half of the build is scratched. When I reveal the final build and the reference picture that I followed as a guide it will hopefully  make  sense  of why I had to scratch so much. I dont particularly enjoy it that much.   

            Well the truck part of the build is finished. I just got through futuring it. I wont reveal the final truck part of the build until it is attached to the trailer. I will now start on the trailer and we'll see if I can get the project finished. Stay tuned.

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:27 PM

Had to make a plan to build off of so the car will fit on the trailer. Kinda like when you build a tissue and balsa model air plane. I used to do that back in the seventys. 

 

 

 

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Posted by oldcarguy on Friday, September 20, 2019 4:29 PM

Hot Diggety Dog;!!

   Now that is what I call thinking outside any Box. That'a Imagineering at it's best !  O.C.G.

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:53 AM

Thanks, O.C.G. Its not going to be perfect, but pretty close to the real thing. I found 2 side shot pictures of the trailer with the car on it so I'm going to have to guess on the look fore and aft. And will also have to guess on the trailer hitch. But I do know what the adjustable front post assembly that lifts the trailer off the ball looks like. Its got a manual crank handle on it.

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, September 23, 2019 5:03 PM

The axles are not installed yet .Just put in place to see how it looks. I will mount them in place with some temporary styrene tubing so I can install them to the trailer with 4 small sets of leaf springs.They will then be rermoved so only the springs are holding the axles in place. After that I need to make and install a top wind round tubular swivel trailer jack. Also need to make a trailer hitch. Also some fenders for the tires.  I got some safety chains at hobby lobby today in case the trailer comes loose while pulling it down the highway. Actually it a necklace with a  chain that looks like its close to being 1/25 scale trailer safety chain. Probably need to dull it. I doubt if the real build had chrome safety chains.

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:09 AM

Got the fenders on yesterday. Still need to make a tongue jack, a trailer hitch, a tailight and license plate bracket, and springs for the axles. I guess I could forget the springs and never take a bottom picture of the trailer.  Whats cool is the car sits on the trailer and its balanced front to rear. It's not front or rear heavy. Try to post some pictures later.

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 5:40 PM

Added the tongue jack and put on the fender sides. I will need to trim the fender sides quite alot. I also need to add a trailer hitch, a license bracket, and a tailight. I have also decided to add springs, because you can see them from the sides, not just the bottom. And you would know that they weren't there.

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, October 11, 2019 3:32 PM
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Posted by TarheelRick on Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:36 AM

That is a mighty fine looking connector.  Waiting to see how you mount your springs.  The center mount has been a nemesis for me when building multi-axle trailers.  I know in the 1:1 world there are pieces available just for this very issue, however I have never seen it done on a model.

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

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:45 AM

Rick , i have a ref picture of a spring setup, but dont know if it was used in 1960. But I will use it because its the only one I have.

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, October 18, 2019 5:34 PM

Its finally ready for primer.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:20 AM

Painted the trailer yesterday. All that's left is installing the tires/wheel assemblies, tailight, clearance lamps, safety chain and the license plate, Then I just need to future it, add the car to the trailer ( built 12 years ago) and the project will be finally finished. 

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:21 PM

The project is finally finished. Took 159 hours to complete. Started on June 5 2019 finished October 22 2019. Hope to do the final photos tommorow and get them posted in the race car forum here at Scale Auto. Will post one final finished photo here on the wip thread.

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, October 25, 2019 4:44 PM

More pictures in Race cars/Sports cars forum under Rex White.

 

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Posted by LewisLinker on Monday, November 4, 2019 12:38 PM

Very cool! Theres nothing like an old classic!

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