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AMT 60 Chevy Fleetside Pickup Restomod

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    December 2022
AMT 60 Chevy Fleetside Pickup Restomod
Posted by Tcoat on Thursday, December 29, 2022 10:45 PM

Two weeks ago I picked up the Revell kit just for the engine to use in my '58 Nomad project I also ordered some Tamiya spray lacquer in candy apple green (TS-52) for the same project.

 

 

When I opened the kit I found that the bench seat was perfect for an upcoming project so now I had a truck model I had zero interest in with no seat or engine. Oh well I will build it as a rotting wreck someday. Or so I thought.

While looking through my stash for wheels for the Nomad I came across an old '86 Monte Carlo kit that a buddy at work gave me a few years back. It had been started by his kids and was a total glue bomb with many parts missing. What id did have was untouched wheels, a couple of decent bucket seats and a badly glued but savable fuel injected 305. 

Comparing the paint lid to the Nomad photo my wife declared that it was far to light a tone so I now had a can of Tamiya lacquer with no use for it. It was at this point I realized that I had the parts to fill the gaps in the Fleetside and could use the practice using spray lacquer and clear coat (I have never used these before since most of my work has been military. I also have always struggled with BMF but got enough time in on this that I am now comfortable with it.

So Christmas eve I hit the bench (a small desk in my living room so no I was not secluded) and got t work.

As this was meant to be a learning venture I didn't take build pictures but the finished work made me very, very happy.

 

The engine bay did not get any wiring but as those fuel injected 305s hid most f it anyway

 

It will be displayed with the hood up because I like the hood brackets

 

The interior looks rough in the pictures but all that stuff that looks like dirt turns into shading and highlights once closed up in the cab. 

Didn't do much underneath since it would obviously be a show truck. Just enough to make it different than the shiny bodywork. There is currently no exhaust past the manifolds while I try to find just the right side pipes for it.

 

All in all this is not a subject that would normally appeal to me at all but I learned a fair bit on this one and it will make my future bright and shiny projects less intimidating to me

 

 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, December 30, 2022 12:24 AM

Excellent job!Really impressive!

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Posted by Tcoat on Friday, December 30, 2022 1:14 AM

Eugene Rowe

Excellent job!Really impressive!

 

It was a fun build. Normlly I research longer than I build but since this was just a bunch of random parts thrown together to see if I could actually pull off the paint job it was a bit of a change. 

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    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, December 30, 2022 2:31 AM

Lookin' good!

I've found that doing a "low pressure" project from time to time gives you a perfect learning opportunity for new tricks and can be plain fun, too!

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by lurch on Friday, December 30, 2022 5:52 AM

That looks great Tcoat. I realy like the engine work and the wood in the box bed. Great job .

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, December 30, 2022 7:22 AM

Really is outstanding and the fact that he built off the cuff and so quickly is a tribute to his skills!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, December 30, 2022 8:32 AM

Aha!

      You turned Chevy's ugliest into the most beautiful on the Block. Great Job and Love the overall look.

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    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Friday, December 30, 2022 9:04 AM

Looks great to me ! I built an AMT 60ish Fleetside back around 1960ish, seems to me it was a long bed. Built it stock from the kit. Your combo of parts and paint just simply works, awesome combo !

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, December 30, 2022 9:58 AM

Very cleanly and well built truck. Love the LB9 sittin' between the fenders.

                   

 

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Posted by Tcoat on Friday, December 30, 2022 10:05 AM

Eugene Rowe

Really is outstanding and the fact that he built off the cuff and so quickly is a tribute to his skills!

 

Well "quickly" is sort of up for debate. I have been on vacation and that is literally the only thing I did for 4 days. 

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Posted by Tcoat on Friday, December 30, 2022 10:12 AM

mustang1989

Very cleanly and well built truck. Love the LB9 sittin' between the fenders.

 

The engine dropped right in like it was made for the truck. I had to trim about 1/4 inch off the intake tube and it looked like it was designed for it.

That monster of an AT however took some major surgery to get it between the tunnel and crossmember. Don't think it would work well with about 4 scale inches cut out of the middle of the pan. 

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Posted by Tcoat on Friday, December 30, 2022 10:15 AM

oldermodelguy

Looks great to me ! I built an AMT 60ish Fleetside back around 1960ish, seems to me it was a long bed. Built it stock from the kit. Your combo of parts and paint just simply works, awesome combo !

 

This actually is an AMT kit not Revell. I started working on a Revell truck right after finishing this so must have had that brand in my brain when I wrote the title.

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Friday, December 30, 2022 12:35 PM

Tcoat

 

The interior looks rough in the pictures but all that stuff that looks like dirt turns into shading and highlights once closed up in the cab.    

 

LOL Yeah, that what I say about my 1:1 truck, If "somebody" (my wife) says anything.

 

I just lock the truck and walk away  

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 30, 2022 1:58 PM

That's nice. Looks spot on to the real deal. Excellent work. I really like it.

BK

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