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1960 Chevrolet Fleetside Pickup from HGTVs Home Town

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  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
1960 Chevrolet Fleetside Pickup from HGTVs Home Town
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:16 PM

My new project is the AMT 1960 Chevrolet Fleetside Pickup.  I am using this kit to replicate the pickup truck used by Ben Napier on HGTV's Home Town TV series.  There are some differences between the '60 and the '62 pickups.  The hood and the grille are  different as the '62 has a smooth hood and single headlights.  Ben's pickup is also a V8/auto trans with dual exhaust and this kit has a six cylinder/manual trans with single exhaust.  The differences really doesn't bother me too much as I will build the '60 as is and I may use the hood from the Revell '65 Chevy pickup which is a bit too wide for the AMT '60 Chevy Fleetside, but I could cut it down. 

I am aware of a '62 Chevy pickup annual kit, but they are too expensive to even bother trying to find one.  I am also fine with the straight six/manual trans in this kit.  The V8 can be found in a Revell '63 Impala kit, but I think that for the ease of building, I'll stick with the six.  I will be adding the wheels, hubcaps and tires, and the rear view side mirrors gifted to me by fellow Club member Tim.  I have the step n tow rear bumper from the Moebius '72 Ford Sport Custom pickup and I wiil need to source the decals for the doors.  My paint will be Polly Scale St. Lawrence Blue shot through my Badger Universal 360 airbrush.

 

More '60 Fleetside to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, March 19, 2020 11:36 AM

I took the first step to making the Revell hood fit the AMT body by sawing it in half and sanding the cut with a sanding wand.  Looks pretty good!  Now to shorten the hood front.  

More '60 Fleetside to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:22 AM

I glued the hood back together and now to start adding filler and a lot of sanding.  If I can't get this hood looking good, I'll use the '60 Chevy hood instead.

More '60 Fleetside to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:32 PM

I have a spare v8 from the Revell kit if you want to trade your 6 for it.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
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  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:00 PM

I had thought about replacing the 6 cylinder with a V8, but I decided to stick with the 6.  Thank you for the offer, Lee!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:10 AM

After an initial coating of Bondo and some sanding, I applied a coating of Mr. Dissolved Putty and sanded that.  Now, to spritz some primer on the hood and see just how much more sanding and putty I will need.

More '60 Chevy to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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