1972 Chevrolet pickup Long step 4x4 Hot

1972 Chevrolet pickup Long step 4x4
1972 Chevrolet pickup Long step 4x4
1972 Chevrolet pickup Long step 4x4
1972 Chevrolet pickup Long step 4x4
1972 Chevrolet pickup Long step 4x4
1972 Chevrolet pickup Long step 4x4
1972 Chevrolet pickup Long step 4x4
1972 Chevrolet pickup Long step 4x4

Kit bashed and some scratch built that was needed



Here we have a 1972 Chevy Pickup with a long step side box (hard to find these any more just glad i had one left over).


Chassis:


1972 chevy Blazer 4x4 Model King re-issue


I stretched the chassis to the correct wheel base using evergreen stock,once that was installed and sanded off i gave it a coat of semi-gloss black paint (brush painted)......I even used the off road shocks on this.....


the tires are desert dogs from my parts box,and the custom mag wheels out of the 1972 Pontiac GTO kit, which i cut the front dust covers off the wheels and installed a lock out hub for more added detail,also valve stems were added to all four wheels.....


The exhaust i made out of alum tubing, the cherry bombs i made for varies sizes of alum tubing.....


The dash i detailed to replicate a real one,also made a pair of shifters and boots...made from straight pin


Kit supplied engine and trans,and drive axles from 1972 Chevy blazer....Carburetor from 57 Chevy street machine (street demon look alike)....


Side trim was sanded off cab to make it a plainer jane,then primed with plasti-kote grey primer and brite white from rattle can. the second color i decanted and added alittle brite white to cut the color alittle lighter then shot it thru my paasche vl daul action air brush.......then the whole thing was cleared with rust-oluem clear lacquer....


Makes for one cool ride! wished i had one in 1:1 scale! would be fun to tool around in this every day.


Hope you enjoy it


Thanks Mike

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Chevy 4X4 on the move!

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This is a typical conversion in 1:1 here in Canada and so is the paint job. Two tones were very popular in may colors with white. Like here in Canada you use what you have at hand an in this case it looks to me like a Fleet side cab with a Step side box. Happened quite often as the fleet side was made of thinner metal and therefore rusted out sooner. Step sides abounded so easy fix.
Bottles of paint are not the best background for a model contest so you could use some work on that. Generally a good build and I like the fact that it is based on a real truck. Thanks for showing this.
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Nice Looking Stepside

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January 14, 2009
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Nice looking model. The stepside suits it and the modifications have been done really well. The only thing I'm not quite sure about is the green component of the 2-tone paint. I think it would look really plain jane good if it had just been left all-over white. Nice work, though!