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1972 Chevy Open Road Camper

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1972 Chevy Open Road Camper
Posted by Bitner1970 on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 7:49 PM

 I just recently finished this one for a change of pace from commercial trucks. It's the reissue Camper out of the Racers Wedge/Open Road Camper twin pack by AMT. The truck is AMT's 1972 Chevy pickup. both went together very well, with the adding of dual rear wheels the only real change. Everything else is pretty much out of the box. I did make most of the decals, and add a CB antenna. The truck was painted with Tamiya French blue over white. It was fun and I look forward to doing another but with a different year of pickup.


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  • From: Greenville, SC
Posted by Mkowa PhD on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 8:33 PM

Bitner! You NAILED that dead on for 1972!


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Posted by highway76 on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 10:34 PM

Beautiful work as always, Bitner.

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  • From: mars
Posted by TED E BEAR338 on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 10:59 PM

 the rear wheels shoud have been the  easy part  the amt kit used is the same as the cooters wrecker that had dule rear wheels i beleve sa had a story on the 72 chevy pickup showing the how to build a true cooters wrecker


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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Jeff M on Friday, April 16, 2010 5:17 PM

That is really nice! 

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Posted by carrucha on Monday, April 19, 2010 2:40 PM

Very good job on the camper.  The decals are a nice touch.  Where did you source the rear wheels and tires from?


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Posted by Bitner1970 on Monday, April 19, 2010 4:49 PM

 Thanks folks:


The dual rears are from an AFV Club 1/35 scale 2-1/2 ton military truck kit





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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:10 AM

that build looks so realistic, beautiful wook. did you use the stock chassis..? slusher


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  • From: France
Posted by mangodart on Friday, April 23, 2010 6:11 AM

Very nice build, I admire the patience to build and paint all the interior camper stuff... I've started the same project but with a Ford 75 from AMT, mine will be "tired" look normally !!!!

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  • From: Westland Michigan
Posted by KRIS MORGAN on Friday, April 23, 2010 9:25 AM

 That came out real nice. The interior is real cleanly done. The colors and, decals really help out with the period correct look.

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  • From: Oregon
Posted by TonyK on Friday, April 23, 2010 9:52 AM

You captured the look perfectly. The decals are a nice touch too.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 23, 2010 1:03 PM

Really nice camper bitner! Is the camper box stock or did you add details to it? It's nice either way,but if it's straight from the box,I gotta have one! Nice work!Thumbs Up

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Posted by Bitner1970 on Friday, April 23, 2010 1:16 PM

 Thanks guys:

 The camper is stock out of the box. the chassis is the stock AMT 72 Chevy pickup minus bed, with scratch built mirrors.





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  • From: Greenville,IL.
Posted by corvetteman on Monday, January 09, 2017 8:36 PM

very nice job,I saw this on pinterst

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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:13 AM
Excellent work! Looks almost too clean, though...I thought these came pre-rusted from the factory! Big Smile
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  • From: rural valley pa.
Posted by mudbogginjeepfreek on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:28 AM

awesume job yu did love it 


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Posted by bugs-one on Friday, January 13, 2017 4:57 PM
Nice. Good job. Great detail.


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