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AMT 1991 Silverado 454 SS-Completed-03/21

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  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, February 02, 2019 10:03 PM

That interior you've created is spectacular. I mean seriously, it looks like the real deal. I have to share your consternation about the steering column.  Honestly, how can you omit such crucial details? Certainly has me scratching my head. Although, I know you will correct that in amazing fashion.

Keep the wonderment coming.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 9:13 PM

Thanks Joe. Yes

Steering column installed with the scratch built gear shift lever, turn signal/ multifunction switch and tilt lever. I also managed to put an ignition switch as well as the ignition key and door lock key on a key ring. The ignition key was then inserted into the switch and glued into place.

There.....that's more like it:

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  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, February 08, 2019 7:13 AM

That is indeed much, much better. Fantastic work on creating the necessary detail. What did you use to make the levers and switches? And, yes, the key is a marvelous touch. I also love the detail work and painting you've done on the dash dials and switches. It all looks the very realistic part. Well done my good friend. 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, February 08, 2019 8:04 AM

Thanks Joe. The shifter lever was made from a needle that was shaped and I used a drop of glue for the shifter knob. The turn signal and tilt levers were made from different sizes of solder that I had that were all cut to length and painted. The ignition switch bezel and keys were PE parts that I had in the stash. The key ring was scratch built from wire.

I simply could NOT fathom doing all that work to the interior and then using such a crappy OOB glass assy like this:

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So ….. I cut it up into sections and cleaned the sections up some. I also fabricated some sun visors to help the realism out a tad:

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  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:47 AM

I got the base color on but I still need to do some wet sanding here and there to remove a couple of dust specks and smooth some areas out. I've got her in the drying booth now for the next couple of days.

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  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:28 PM

Got the gloss coat on. Here in the photos this is about 6 hours after application so this is already nice n' dry to touch. It'll be another 3-4 days till I bring all of this out of the drying booth. I'm really stoked about how this finish is going to look on the completed build.
This coat laid down perfectly smooth for me. Just check out the reflection of the light bulb with the scripts. No sanding, no polish....just clear.

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  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:32 PM

That turned out great!  Which clear did you use?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:31 PM

Thanks keavdog. I used the one and ONLY....Testors "Wet Look" Lacquer Clear.

                   

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:37 PM

I was going to say, before John beat me to the punch, I'll bet that clear coat ain't Future. Stick out tongue (if you recall the advice you gave me on my VW last summer)

Like Joe said, you attention to detail is a joy to observe.

-Greg

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:44 PM

I dis a quick search and only found rattle cans.   Is that perfect job from a can?  Bought 2 btw

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:15 PM

WOW! Just...WOW!Bow Down

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    January, 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:22 PM

Excellent shine that indeed looks wet

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:31 PM

That’s just ridiculous! Really nice!

-Andy

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:36 PM

Greg: LOL! Hell no it aint no dang Future. lol. Thanks bud.

John: You wont regret buying that stuff and no sir... don't shoot it straight out of the can. Dispense it and shoot it through an airbrush. Being a lacquer base, make sure that your color coat is also lacquer or it'll destroy it. Lacquer doensn't mix well with other types of paint when sprayed over them.

Joe: Thanks for peepin' in here and for the good word.

Bob: You just can't beat this stuff and thanks.

Andy: Thank you and I dare you to build just one auto build. The trick is trying not to get hooked.

                   

 

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:49 PM

Well guys...………...I had more done on this thing than I thought. the only real setback was that the exhaust tailpipes hung down too low. I had to break out the mini torch and carefully shield all the surrounding chassis and apply a little heat to it to tuck it back up where it belonged. The ending steps are a bit finicky with the front bumper being sandwiched between the body and the chassis but I've now got that done. I still need to re-paint the tail gate and install the upper radiator hose, side rear view mirrors and do some last minute clean up, polishing and a couple of other things but this one's almost there....

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  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, March 17, 2019 7:10 AM

…………..and completed engine bay.

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  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:48 AM

Bow Down

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:26 AM

Zowie!

-Greg

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, March 17, 2019 4:34 PM

Thanks Greg and Lee. Yes

                   

 

  • Member since
    January, 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Monday, March 18, 2019 7:55 PM

mustang1989

Greg: LOL! Hell no it aint no dang Future. lol. Thanks bud.

John: You wont regret buying that stuff and no sir... don't shoot it straight out of the can. Dispense it and shoot it through an airbrush. Being a lacquer base, make sure that your color coat is also lacquer or it'll destroy it. Lacquer doensn't mix well with other types of paint when sprayed over them.

Joe: Thanks for peepin' in here and for the good word.

Bob: You just can't beat this stuff and thanks.

Andy: Thank you and I dare you to build just one auto build. The trick is trying not to get hooked.

Mustang, do you need to reduce with lacquer thinner or do you shoot it in the same condition after it's out of the can?

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

Iron Rails 2015 by Wayne Cassell Weekend Madness sprueone

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, March 18, 2019 10:24 PM

Good to see ya bustin' a move on this one. It is coming out splendidly. Your latest push is certainly reflective of your remarkable attention to detail. It is turning into a beautiful truck fer sure. 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    January, 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:30 PM

Cool That engine bay Beer

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

Iron Rails 2015 by Wayne Cassell Weekend Madness sprueone

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:38 AM

I should have known ? black its like the eagles topping holtel california stunning just stunning my friend 

Nick.

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:46 AM

Thank you Joe and Nick.

These trucks have always been an interest of mine as they were a sleek looking truck with an out with an "in your face" and bold appearance. Although not fast by any means with 230 horsepower, they were aggressive looking, were among the fastest O.E.M. trucks out there at the time and they set the stage for the muscle trucks that followed in the years to come. It took me around 5 months to complete this one with most of the challenges being paint and the ending assembly of installing the body onto the frame. With a few pitfalls to work around it was a good kit to work with overall.

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  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:59 AM

Bow Down

Nick.

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:54 AM

lol. Thanks Nick!

                   

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:03 AM

Of the 4-wheeled things I've watched you build in the past few years, this ended up being a favorite. Can't really explain why, it just is.

As always, great attention to detail. I agree that your engine compartment rocks and your little interior extras add so much.

Nice job on the finished pics, too.

YesYesYes

-Greg

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:15 AM

Bravo and well done my friend. It turned out remarkable. 

Seems to me that you have your 4-wheelie building thing down to an art. You ought to be able to start cranking these out at a steady pace by now. And each one coming out as an eye-popping piece of miraculous.

It has been an absolute pleasure to watch you bring this one together.

Thanks for sharing with us.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 21, 2019 4:23 PM

Thanks Greg and Joe. I appreciate you following along and your comments along the way.

                   

 

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, March 21, 2019 4:43 PM

Every one gets better Joe. I have never seen such a smooth off the gun paint job. I work in a paint shop with professional products and can't get a off the gun job like that.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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