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PostSubject: Racer's Wedge   Tue 28 Oct - 20:29

The 'wedge' had been sitting round for years, so when I decided to rebuild the GMC pickup, I thought...............

Lets extend the chassis, fit a lazy pusher axle & use it. The pickup was a 2000 build, got a full make over.
New paint, wheels, engine detail.

Decalled it last night, some BMF  to come in the very near future. Over all I'm happy with it.

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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Tue 28 Oct - 20:51

I like the color, and the rubber band.
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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Tue 28 Oct - 21:39

Couldn't find a Furd engine!
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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Wed 29 Oct - 13:31

Nice Ramp truck. Good work.
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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Wed 29 Oct - 22:42

Works for me! All it needs are a few decals...and a racer!
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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Thu 30 Oct - 1:19

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Works for me!  All it needs are a few decals...and a racer!

Colour it decaled. I'll probably use either a Vega or Camaro funny car on it.
It least it will free up shelf space that way.

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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Thu 30 Oct - 5:51

Like it !

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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Thu 30 Oct - 12:05

Hi Mr W,

Looks great Sir, any photos of it with the decals and loaded up please...

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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Fri 31 Oct - 3:04

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Hi Mr W,

Looks great Sir, any photos of it with the decals and loaded up please...

Andy...

Expect some pics by the end of the weekend (Brisbane time). Beavering away with the BMF & having the dreaded paint lift off.
Only in some small patches. Annoying, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Fri 31 Oct - 7:37

I looks good Chris.

I've thought about buying this kit before now. What is it like to build?

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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Fri 31 Oct - 9:36

Al, the 'wedge' came with the 'Open Road Camper'.An ancient AMT (?) kit resurrected by Model King.
I got it through Modellers Roundup.
You'd be able to adapt it to most American pickups.
Not sure it the wedge is available on its own, if its too expensive, I'd scratch build it.

Simple kit. I added some filler panels under the tool compartments at the front, and also panelled some open areas at the rear. No real issues. The front compartment doors are hinged, the hinge brackets are long gone, ditto the ramps.

The pickup is a '72 ish GMC, short wheel base stepside. Since it was getting a makeover, I decided to use up the wedge which had been loitering around for several years.
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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Fri 31 Oct - 10:44

You got a lot further than I did.   I started one in '05 with a Ford 350. Seemed simple enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Sat 1 Nov - 20:32

As threatened, here's some more pics. Cab is on, today's job is to fit the wedge & sort out
some rear wheel alignment issues. My appologies for the 'graininess' of the pics, I think I need a new camera.

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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Sun 2 Nov - 14:12

Looking good Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Sun 2 Nov - 23:13

Max cool! The wheels (Cragars?) look perfect and spruce up the truck. I envy the guys who do things like scratching an entire wedge. Some guys have added great detail. Yours will be great with a racer aboard, thanx!
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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Mon 3 Nov - 7:37

Cragars, because they were the only wheels I had 6 decent examples to pick from!
I'll do a bit more tonight I think.

Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Mon 3 Nov - 13:38

Hi Mr W,

Loving the look even more now Sir, I also agree with Mr H above, those wheels really do finish the look...

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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Tue 4 Nov - 8:47

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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Sat 6 Dec - 20:27

Here are a couple more, taken this morning. Off to a mate's place to watch the last race of the V8$upercar series soon.
Expect more updates later in the week.

The 2012 Corvette & mid 70s Chev van are progressing well too,so you should see 'em soon.



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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Sat 6 Dec - 23:55

That looks really sharp Chris and you already got it to work.
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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Sun 7 Dec - 8:53

That looks good Chris. I like the way the rear is lower and the front higher, to reflect the weight of the car. Nice touch.

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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Sun 7 Dec - 14:47

The ramp truck looks perfect. Track ready.
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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Mon 8 Dec - 7:55

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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Wed 17 Dec - 7:08

Skid wrote:
That looks good Chris. I like the way the rear is lower and the front higher, to reflect the weight of the car. Nice touch.

That, Al is sheer luck! Tho' the Monaro is a resin kit & fairly heavy.
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PostSubject: Re: Racer's Wedge   Wed 17 Dec - 7:30

LOL. It still looks right though Chris.

That happend on my first completed build on my return to modeling about 12 years ago, so I just dumped some stuff in the bed to reflect weight!! LOL.

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