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PostSubject: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Tue 08 Jul 2014, 5:39 pm

Waiting for inspiration to paint the Big General, I started looking for something to salvage from the replenished salvage yard.
  
My eye picked out this 39 panel body and a pretty good looking 50 Chev pickup.


Beginning the stripping and cleanup process with my brain spinning !


Wait a minute! struggling to clean up the pickup frame and still looking thru  the care package stuff. I spied this way cool, already prostreeted chassis. This is it !! The way I had envisioned going. Down and dirty! No chop or channel, just slammed.


At the present, did a little work on the wheels and working on the delicate 4 link rear end.
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Tue 08 Jul 2014, 7:27 pm

Ok, I am getting the popcorn and pulling up a chair.   
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Tue 08 Jul 2014, 7:29 pm

I am sitting by Sam.
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Tue 08 Jul 2014, 10:03 pm

Can hardly wait Clay.

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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Tue 08 Jul 2014, 10:23 pm

Front seat nabbed and I've got more popcorn just in case.
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Tue 08 Jul 2014, 10:26 pm

I've got the beers chaps!!

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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Tue 08 Jul 2014, 10:38 pm

Coffee for me Al, I'm teetotal.

Let the build commence and the magic begin!
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Wed 09 Jul 2014, 12:06 am

Wait . . . lemme find my glasses! White corn tortilla chips and water, lots of water to wash the salt down! Any b'day cake left?!
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Wed 09 Jul 2014, 1:25 am

I'm in the back row with the binoculars!!
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Wed 09 Jul 2014, 2:02 am

 
You guys are going to make it hard for me to to bomb out on this !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Wed 09 Jul 2014, 3:09 am

YEP    Cause we want to see what kind of magic you can do with this   
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Wed 09 Jul 2014, 2:14 pm

Wild!

  
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Wed 09 Jul 2014, 10:46 pm

Fitting the body parts together today.


Waiting for glue to set, I started doing a couple of things to the engine. I like this engine, just wanted to weak it a little. Well, it didn't take 'Ol Murphy long to show up with his laws.  Things I wanted to leave alone fell off, while that which I wanted to change needed an industrial Sawzall to get off. I got a crooked head straightened and as long as I am in this deep, there's a couple of other things I'll be fooling with.


Now I have my filler pieces in and waiting for Bondo. If I were a better engineer, I wouldn't have needed so many pieces.
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Wed 09 Jul 2014, 11:28 pm

Looking good   
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Wed 09 Jul 2014, 11:42 pm

And the show begins.......... We didn't even get a cartoon to start with :-)

Looks like you're in the deep end with this...... The end result will be stunning no doubt!!
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Thu 10 Jul 2014, 2:35 am

Cartoon ?????
Here's one for you. Did this on a new years Eve when I lived in Napannee, Ind. Amish country. Jacked up trucks were getting in vogue.
Enjoy.
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Thu 10 Jul 2014, 3:05 am

That would make an interesting model dio and funny also    I was born and raised in N.E. Ohio and can see this really happening   
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Thu 10 Jul 2014, 3:42 am

Hmmm, that being drawn, what would an Amish Lowrider look look like ?
Cheers Eh!
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Thu 10 Jul 2014, 11:35 am

itsonlyakit wrote:
Hmmm, that being drawn, what would an Amish Lowrider look look like ?

Cheers Eh!


Oh, MAN ! I wish you hadn't of put that in my head !
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Thu 10 Jul 2014, 1:49 pm

Brilliant, Innovative, creative, unique ...... They're the top four descriptive words on a rather large list I could summon up for that drawing.
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Thu 10 Jul 2014, 4:47 pm

 
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Sun 13 Jul 2014, 5:34 pm

Been solving a couple of problem areas the last couple of days. I didn't think I'd have any trouble finding fenders to replace the rears, but I was wrong ! I couldn't find anything that was appropriate. I ended up   butchering a set from a  pristine 36 fender assembly.   



I had to find something for the lower front of them. (That was the problem in the first place)!  I'll use the ends from some model As. I'll be tweaking them some.



Meanwhile, doinking  with the intake, I ended up revamping almost  the whole thing.

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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Sun 13 Jul 2014, 6:28 pm

Comin' along great Clay! I was wondering why you didn't use the fenders from the bed of the truck (??) but this is comin' along great! Keep it up! I'm watching as well. Love your work.

The Amish Buggy and horse on stilts is hilarious!! Living up in Amish Country in Ohio and Penn I could see some young Amish kid doing just that! LoL Great work man!
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Sun 13 Jul 2014, 11:48 pm

I would think if you had some rear pickup fenders, they would be adaptable. The AMT '53 Ford Pickup was a gem for customizers. I know it had a second set of rear fenders, if not 3. Good luck, and I luv the artwork. BTW, when in Amish country, were you thinking of joining?!
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PostSubject: Re: Care pkg. #1 Chevrolet   Wed 16 Jul 2014, 12:16 am

I have the engine in the chassis. And today, I addressed the headlights. The salvage Chev PU cab had only one headlight rim. So. I scrounged around and found a couple of hubcaps still on a sprue. The inside  of the caps were just the right size and I found a couple of lens' that fit. Must have been from some spotlights. Good, but I thought, because the lens' were convex it might have a bug eyed look.


I had, some years ago, tunneled some headlights using some really OLD rapidograph ink pen bodies. These slightly newer ones had a tapered barrel. But the ink barrel inside  had a  diameter I could use.


But the ink cartridge was kinda Teflon looking and I didn't think it would hold.


I bit the bullet and drove down to Homossassa to the Ace Hdw and got a length of 3/16" aluminum tubing. the rest of the afternoon was rigging up a way to mount  the lens on the inside of the fender after frenching and tunneling the tubing,
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