1950 Chevy Street Truck


spideyman
05-24-2009, 08:15 PM
Hello all,
I thought that it was high time that I share with you something that I have been working on. Though I am not working on it full force. This project is something that I pick at while I am stuck with down time on other current projects. Plus it gives me a break when I get too frustrated with the others.
This kit is an AMT 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Deluxe Pickup. Its an older kit that has been out of production for some time now, but I got lucky earlier this year and tracked one down. The idea that I have with this is to build a magazine cover, show stopper style street truck.
Hope you guys will enjoy this build as much as I am looking forward to building it, however like I said it will be a slower build since I only pick at it here and there.

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Here are a couple of pictures of the cab. Like I said earlier this is an older kit and it really shows. Many hours has already gone into just “massaging” the cab strait. For some reason (ease of molding Im guessing) the lower parts of the cab are in three separate pieces. But none of the pieces fit, not even close. Other flaws included a lot of flash and very thick mold lines. Though it has been all sorted out, some putty will be needed to finish it up. Other modifications also include shaving of the door handles, gas filler, and the molded in wipers.


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Here is MANY more hours of work.:screwy: I took the time to smoothen out the fire wall of all the molded wire, resistors, and other fire wall mounted items.


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A ruff mock up of the cab and bed of the truck. The color that I have in mind, will be a bright pearlescent yellow. Here you can also see that I shaved the center spine trim off the hood to give it a more smooth one piece look.



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No Stovebolt strait six here, this truck is getting a big block Chevy instead. I did a quick mock up of the motor with new resin parts. Parts include a pair of high lift valve covers that I will be reshaping, a single plain intake manifold, and a Demon 850cfm carburetor to top it all off.:iceslolan



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I will be using a Detail Master aluminum air filter housing. Since the bottom is hollow, I had to make a bottom piece out of Ever Green. At some point I will also be scratch build the K&N style filter element as well.



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Here is a mock up of the big block in the engine bay. As you can see I will be have a great time fabricating headers to fit in between the engine and inner fender.:nutkick:



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This last picture is just for the pure fun of it. After I finished mocking up the motor I happen to notice the difference in size between the big block and my motor for the Mini. I don’t know, I thought that it was funny.:lol2:

Well thats it for now, Ill post when there is progress made. I always enjoy hearing what you guys think.




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blubaja
05-25-2009, 12:32 AM
This last picture is just for the pure fun of it. After I finished mocking up the motor I happen to notice the difference in size between the big block and my motor for the Mini. I don’t know, I thought that it was funny.
!!!!!! What about the size of the motor compared to the whole mini!!! lol

No straight 6?! Ha! Straight 6 are awsome man! This looks very promising! Great work on the firewall! Pearl yellow sounds like a nice colour for this. What wheels where you thinking of using? Steelies go with everything, this seems like a muscle truck tho, so maybe you want something, um...beefy;) Good luck with this, looks like it will be great.

rsxse240
05-26-2009, 02:36 AM
I bet in 1:1, that motor weights as much as the fully built mini! lol

I need to get back to work on mine. You have done a fantastic job so far.

Mrak
05-26-2009, 03:28 AM
Wow, this is one of the coolest cars/trucks I saw! All those shapes and curves... Good luck with the built.

Just one thing. I thinking of buying on of those kits and I'm wondering is it worth it?

spideyman
05-27-2009, 01:30 AM
Wow, this is one of the coolest cars/trucks I saw! All those shapes and curves... Good luck with the built.

Just one thing. I thinking of buying on of those kits and I'm wondering is it worth it?
Mrak: It depends on how you look at it. I bought it online for $35 with shipping. So with that in mind its all in how you look in worth. For me, its one of my dream vehicles so it was a must have. When I bought the kit I knew that it was an older AMT and with AMT's that I have had in the past I was expecting ruff kit. Though I was pleasantly surprised that it was a lot nicer then I had expected detail wise, but there has and will be a lot of work to make it right. This I have come to find other kits from the past. Case in point some of the things that I have talked about so far with the build and other things like over a dozen sink marks in the frame rails of the chassis that I have to fix. I am a very particular person, so things have to be just right or I wont like it and Ill keep working on it till it is. So if it is a subject that you are really interested in doing then I say go for it. Just know that if you want it to look nice plan on doing work. If that doesnt bother you then it has a lot of flaws. Hope this helps.



What wheels where you thinking of using? Steelies go with everything, this seems like a muscle truck tho, so maybe you want something, um...beefy:wink:

blubaja: I do agree with you, steelies do go with everything. :grinyes: However that is not quite the look I am going for. I want to do more of a modern street truck look but with out loosing its classic touches. This is more of the look I am after:
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Thanks guys for all the kind words. Ill keep you posted.






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mvaneersel
05-27-2009, 09:09 AM
Those Torque thrust wheels go with any hot rod as well!

blubaja
05-27-2009, 11:19 PM
Those Torque thrust wheels go with any hot rod as well!

Well..if you wanna go all upscale and spend some $. haha! Yea man. Torq thrusts are my 2nd choice for wheel on anything. Heck, mercedes tried it with their c klasse one generation. Great great. That design wheel, in the revell vette agin would go perfect. Pegasus wheels torq design seem a a little big. So hope you find the right ones that suit your tastes.

spideyman
05-27-2009, 11:59 PM
Well..if you wanna go all upscale and spend some $. haha! Yea man. Torq thrusts are my 2nd choice for wheel on anything. Heck, mercedes tried it with their c klasse one generation. Great great. That design wheel, in the revell vette agin would go perfect. Pegasus wheels torq design seem a a little big. So hope you find the right ones that suit your tastes.


Yeah Im going to have to play with it a little. You are right about the pegasus in that they tend to be a bit big. However I do have a lot of fender to fill in, so the scale 19 inchers that they make might work. I dont want some thing that will look small cause then it will look more lowrider. I was looking at the Vette Again wheels and Detail Master makes a two piece wheels also, but they dont come with tires. I dont know like I said Im going to have to paly with it.




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Mrak
05-28-2009, 02:21 PM
Thanks spideyman, I really appreciate it! Looks like I will have to buy one from USA, becouse on german ebay there aren't any.

blubaja
05-28-2009, 05:44 PM
Before you do anything to the cab, have you seen the Jimmy Flintstone chopped top? They are on ebay from time to time.
http://cgi.ebay.com/FLINTSTONE-CHOPPED-50-CHEVY-3-WINDOW-PICKUP-CAB-NB36_W0QQitemZ190282163102QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item2c4db3639e&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

spideyman
05-29-2009, 05:15 AM
Before you do anything to the cab, have you seen the Jimmy Flintstone chopped top? They are on ebay from time to time.
http://cgi.ebay.com/FLINTSTONE-CHOPPED-50-CHEVY-3-WINDOW-PICKUP-CAB-NB36_W0QQitemZ190282163102QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item2c4db3639e&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

Thanks for the link, thats a nice piece he make. However I wish to keep the stock cab height for this build. But thanks again.




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spideyman
07-14-2009, 05:21 AM
Hello all,
So I thought that I would give you all a sneak peek at the wheels that I have chosen for the truck. I received them in the mail a few days ago and I have been wanting to share with you all.

The theme for the truck is that I very much want a 1:1 of one of these. So this build is representing what I would build if I would ever get one. I lucked out a few weeks ago and came across some resin versions of the exact wheel that I had planned for the 1:1. These wheels are Foose Nitrous Thrust II wheels, 19in in the front and 23in in the rear. I hope that you like them because I really do, haven’t decided what color to paint the centers, chrome or something along the lines of a silver gunmetal???? As you can also see I will have to tub out the rear a little to properly fit the new wheels.

Thanks for looking, comments are always welcomed….
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blubaja
07-14-2009, 04:09 PM
Shit yea those rims are great! Try the testors metalizers magnesium. It's like flat gunmetal.

Bossolani
07-17-2009, 02:31 PM
Very nice appearance!!!

Where did you get this rims??

Keep it up!!!

Cesar Bossolani

spideyman
07-19-2009, 12:27 AM
Very nice appearance!!!

Where did you get this rims??

Keep it up!!!

Cesar Bossolani

Thanks, I got the wheels from Mike over at Scale Productions.



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Mrak
07-21-2009, 11:52 AM
Finnaly opdate... :eek:

The rims are perfect for this car, good choice. Looks just like one of the cars from Chip Foose. Should look great in silver with red pinstripes...

spideyman
07-24-2009, 12:19 AM
Looks just like one of the cars from Chip Foose.
Mrak....Thank you, this is the nicest complement that anyone could give me. I say this because I am a big hot rodding fan and I have always wanted to do it professionally. To tell me that this could be as nice as a Foose design leaves me speechless because he is my biggest idol. So thank you once again for this big complement.


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stump
07-24-2009, 09:35 PM
Aah !! Spidey, you know I'm tagging along on this one...:thumbsup:
LOVE the choice on wheels mate....I've been and checked them on SP website...I can see I'm going to need some of those..:wink:

And hey, don't worry if it takes time cause you don't get much chance to work on it.....GREATNESS takes time..:wink: :grinyes:

Bookmarked !
I'll just hang around waiting....when you're ready mate. :wave:

spideyman
07-25-2009, 12:37 AM
Aah !! Spidey, you know I'm tagging along on this one...:thumbsup:
LOVE the choice on wheels mate....I've been and checked them on SP website...I can see I'm going to need some of those..:wink:

And hey, don't worry if it takes time cause you don't get much chance to work on it.....GREATNESS takes time..:wink: :grinyes:

Bookmarked !
I'll just hang around waiting....when you're ready mate. :wave:
:iceslolan Thank you sir, that means a lot coming from such a skilled modeler as yourself. Glad to see that I have your interest, but dont just sit there waiting....dont you have some beautiful Z that you need to be building.....:wink:


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prortiz80
07-29-2009, 06:45 PM
I might have spare parts of this kit i found in a garage sale.... if you want them let me know... we see ifwe can work something out....ill see if i post some pics
its a kit i know i will never get too jut sitting in spare part box....not sure if its 100% all there but we can see

spideyman
07-29-2009, 07:07 PM
I might have spare parts of this kit i found in a garage sale.... if you want them let me know... we see ifwe can work something out....ill see if i post some pics
its a kit i know i will never get too jut sitting in spare part box....not sure if its 100% all there but we can see

Thats very nice of you, i could always use spare parts. Send me a PM and let me know.


Thanks :wave:

subway80
07-29-2009, 07:50 PM
Nice wheel choice. How do they mount? Male or Female?

Mrak
07-30-2009, 02:52 AM
Mrak....Thank you, this is the nicest complement that anyone could give me. I say this because I am a big hot rodding fan and I have always wanted to do it professionally. To tell me that this could be as nice as a Foose design leaves me speechless because he is my biggest idol. So thank you once again for this big complement.


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Thanks! :p I'm glad you like the comment. I'm still in search for my model...


Maybe if you try to contact him by email what he thinks and also give you a tip abuot the color scheme. Probably stupid idea, but you never know... :)

willdecletjr
08-02-2009, 06:10 PM
i would like to know who you purchased your wheels from. i would love to get a set.your project is probably my favorite wip i've seen in a long time. i love thos ol skool pick ups,especially after being foosed !

spideyman
08-06-2009, 06:52 AM
Nice wheel choice. How do they mount? Male or Female?

Thanks, the wheel is the male end.

i would like to know who you purchased your wheels from. i would love to get a set.your project is probably my favorite wip i've seen in a long time. i love thos ol skool pick ups,especially after being foosed !

Thanks, I ordered the wheels from Mike over at Scale Productions.



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bigbertha
08-08-2009, 12:16 PM
Looking good, it's obvious that you've put a lot of effort in to making it sit straight. I like the wheels.

willdecletjr
08-09-2009, 03:22 PM
Thanks, the wheel is the male end.



Thanks, I ordered the wheels from Mike over at Scale Productions.



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can you post a link to mike at scale productions. i can't seem to find it. i would really like to get a set. any info address,phone no. or website. thank you in advance, Will.

Twowheelsrule
08-09-2009, 04:11 PM
http://www.scaleproduction.de/

spideyman
08-09-2009, 10:15 PM
Thanks Twowheels!!!



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spideyman
02-22-2011, 11:14 PM
Hey everyone,
So who here still remembers this build of mine?
Lol, yes I am still working on this one here and there. Not much of an update to give you guys but something none the less....
Well for starters, I decided to go with another engine. Its still a Big Block Chevy with all the same goodies, except this one has nicer details and fits a little better in the engine bay. I also finished scratch building my new valve covers and made a mold of them. Now I know that they look a little ruff, these were just some samples that I made to see how they will work out. The finished ones will look better...
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I have also FINALLY gotten the cab to the point that I can spray primer on it. If all goes well, only a little more work on that and the cab will be ready for paint!!! :-P Once thats ready, I will start work on the bed though....
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Well there you have it, just a little blast from the past. Hopefully I will be able to give closer timed updates in the future.... :uhoh:

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gpz900ra7
02-23-2011, 04:47 AM
Cool to see this back on the bench again, :cool::cool::cool:




gpz900ra7.

Mrak
02-23-2011, 06:55 AM
Of course I remember! I was waiting for this build to continue!

Mock-up looks nice!

This thread made me buy '69 Charger and Raminator. I'm making 565 cu. in. with stock supercharger and two truck turbos in the Charger. Will soon post on this forum. Plus I'm still searching for this kit in EU...

rsxse240
02-25-2011, 03:47 AM
Good to see I'm not the only one who has boxed builds dating back to the last decade! haha

brady_381need72c10
02-26-2011, 10:33 AM
Good to see I'm not the only one who has boxed builds dating back to the last decade! haha
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

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