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1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo

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101 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:02 am

Oh yeah, if you haven't noticed, I got the  disc brakes and rims/tires on the suspension, so the chassis is just about done, I just need to get the exhaust installed along with the spare tire and it'll be completed. But this update is about more of my obsessive/compulsive building style...

See the separation line molded in to the front end...the one that separates the upper front panel from the fender? Yeah, it stops dead right there, I couldn't have that, so I continued it up and over the top like it's supposed to be! I've been looking at that partial line for a while now, and I just had to fix it! Now I've got to cut the separation line in the lower panel too, even though it'll get hidden almost completely by the bumper!



Much better looking, but who's gonna notice it other than psychos like me?



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102 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:03 am

I finally did a bit more engine work for the truck. I painted the 4 barrel intake with some Metalizer Aluminum Plate, buffed it up and glued it down, then drilled it out for the Fatkidd distributor...



And got the plug wires glued in place on the passenger side of the engine. I'll touch-up the area under the boots once the glue has dried, and hopefully be able to finish this off tomorrow night!

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103 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:03 am

I got a bit of work done last night, but nothing major. I got the engine wiring completed, and discovered that the Fatkidd distributor was missing it's coil wire! So I'll find a piece of wire around here to use in it's place, because this kit actually comes with a coil!



I did a quick mock-up of the engine in the truck, and popped the hood open...like I said earlier, the kit hinges actually work beautifully on this one, a first for me!

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104 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:06 am

For the last update tonight, we're moving back to the boat's engine....I grabbed some goodies for the braided lines I'm using for the cooling system! Having never used anything like this before, I'm probably gonna screw something up, but I got all the fittings for 75% off, so I couldn't pass 'em up!





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105 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:27 am

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nice score on the fittings bud
do you use the testors metalizer or alclad?
havent used a fatkit dizzy yet, worth the money?

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106 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:11 am

I mainly use Metalizers, but I do have a nice selection of Alclad to work with if needed. And the Fatkidd distributors are the bomb, as long as you're not using photo-etched looms...getting those boots back on is a royal PITA!!!

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107 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:17 pm

Attention to detail is definitely a gift for you. I am lucky to just get it close. lol.

This is looking really nice!

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108 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:29 am

Dennis, I appreciate the compliment! I've worked hard at getting better with every build and the details added to them, if I can add a bit more to the next build, or do it a bit better than the last build, then I feel like I'm still progressing. I'm chasing that elusive "perfect" build, someday I'll get there!

WE HAVE PAINT!!!!


The first coats of Dupli-Color Candy Silver were laid down, and so far, we're looking pretty good!







I've got a bit of debris to clean out of the slots out front, but that's the biggest issue I've got so far!



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109 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:30 am

The Boat....











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110 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:31 am

And the cab. Everything has been in the dehydrator for the last two hours, so I'm ready to mask off the cab, hood and boat so I can lay down some Candy Apple Green tonight after dinner and a haircut!











I almost forgot, the dash will be Candy Apple Green too, so it got some Candy Silver!

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111 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:31 am

Anyone for some Candy Apple Green?









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112 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:32 am

The roof and dashboard are also wearing some beautiful Candy Apple Green!



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113 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:33 am

I got the boat masked off and painted, now to let everything cure, hopefully I'll be able to throw some Clear on all this stuff in the next few days...time to break out the Nason!









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114 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:33 am

And some better shots of the cab and hood, they're back at the bench, no issues in the paint at all!







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115 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:34 am

Next up is some of the stuff I've been ignoring, mainly interior stuff for both the truck and boat. I started by adding a back to the truck's seat, since a small piece of it sticks up above the interior bucket....





And the seat sitting in place in the interior bucket, much better!

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116 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:36 am

Next up was a bit of flocking...




All the parts for the boat were also flocked, and the seat was painted with some Dupli-Color Fabric And Interior Paint (Vinyl Silver).

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117 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:37 am

The last bit of work tonight was some detail painting on the dash. Nothing fancy, just some semi-gloss black and silver dry-brushed to make it look good. I've got a bit of touch-up in a few spots, but not too bad for a few minutes of work!





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118 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:50 am

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who makes that candy green? house of kolor?

looks real good

did you use brush or toothpick on the dash for the fine details? mine always look decent to the eye when i use brush but terrible in pics lol

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119 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:40 pm

nice color combo and interior. great detail work on the dash too !!!!

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120 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:42 pm

Thanks, if I had the time though, I would have had someone make up some photo-reduced gauges for the dash, they always look better than paint!

Wayne, that Candy Apple Green is from Dupli-Color, I bought a quart of it because it was only $20, I've used it once before, and figured this was the time to break it out again. Wait until I get it cleared and polished, this is one gorgeous color! And the dash was done with a 10/0 brush, get a bit of paint on it, wipe the excess off, and lightly go over the details...and hold your breath!

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121 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:51 pm

The color is awesome! Wonderful mixture of colors. I love that green.

I am glad you said how you detailed the dash, I always wondered as I never have gotten it right.

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122 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:32 pm

It takes lots of practice, I built a lot of the old Revell '55-'56 Chevys when I was a young boy, I've had lots of practice!

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123 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:05 pm

OK, let's get a bit of work done on the truck's engine. The pulleys, fan and alternator are all in place, not much left for this part, just the carb and exhaust and it'll be done!









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124 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:06 pm

Next up was getting the spare tire done. I wanted to use something other than the skinny whitewall kit tire, but I finally gave up and went with it, since nothing else would fit properly. I still needed to flatten one side of the tire and rim to get it to fit the way I wanted it to though, so I put the whitewall side on top, sanded it flat, painted it flat black, and glued the assembly in place on the frame!





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125 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:07 pm

I finally got started on the water pump for the boat's motor. I figured on something simple, an intake tube for the water, and probably a piece of 16 or 18 gauge wire for the "legs" that will go into the block on either side of it. I'll also have to drill a hole in the timing cover for the shaft coming out of the back side of the water pump, but that will be the last part of it. I may just put the pump directly on top of the timing cover so I don't need a shaft, we'll see when I get to that point.

I started with a piece of a parts tree, I used one of the huge rods at the ends of some of the trees. I drilled a series of progressively larger holes in one side until it was large enough to accept the tubing I'll use for the intake...



The intake tube glued into the new water pump, and a piece of braided line shoved into it for good measure. Not a bad start, I'm getting pretty good at this scratch-building stuff for sure!



And the water pump held up to the engine to see how it's gonna look once it's all done. This is about the angle I hope to have it at when it's finished...now to make the "legs" and get it painted!

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