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126 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:09 pm

I got the water pump completed by cutting a groove in the back side to run a piece of wire through.









I also drilled some holes in the block for the "legs" to go into.

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127 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:09 pm

A bit of superglue was laid into the groove, and the wire was placed into the groove...





The "legs" were bent and cut to length, and the water pump was mocked up...I like it!



A bit of putty was applied, then sanded down, she's ready for some paint!





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128 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:09 pm

Some Metalizer Aluminum Plate was sprayed, then polished, and the new water pump was mocked up, this actually looks just like I pictured it in my crazy head!









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129 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:10 pm

I also got the tubes attached to the headers for the water lines coming from the top of the engine...those funky flat spots on the headers look like they were made for these things!













That's all for tonight, check back tomorrow for more updates!

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130 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:11 am

Looking real good. Love the detail work.

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131 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:42 pm

Thanks Dennis, this one is actually coming together so smoothly it's scaring me! Everything I've added has just fallen into place, it's kind of eerie!

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132 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:35 pm

I got the fuel tank for the boat finished. I made a gas cap for it (Like the one I used on my '50 Chevy Pickup), drilled the tank, glued the cap on, and painted it with some Metalizer Aluminum Plate. It's all buffed out and ready to be installed once the boat has it's paint snafu corrected!







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133 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:36 pm

I got my exhaust pipe drilled out, painted with some Metalizer Stainless Steel, buffed and installed on the frame. I also got the exhaust manifolds painted (Stainless Steel & Burnt Iron), and installed on the engine!









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134 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:37 pm

Next up was gluing the engine in place and getting the exhaust glued to the manifolds. This was not an easy task, trust me! I held the glued joint together for almost an hour, then jammed an X-Acto blade between the crossmember and exhaust to keep it straight...it seems to have finally worked!



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135 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:37 pm

After getting the chassis for the truck completed, I moved back to the boat's engine. I glued the thermostat housing in place, cut my braided lines to size, grabbed four fittings, and started getting them attached to the headers.

Thermostat housing glued down...



Lines and fittings ready to be glued in place....



First line glued to the header...



And the second line in place. The next step will be getting the lines glued to the thermostat housing!

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136 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:37 pm

The fun part, getting the braided lines bent and glued down! The fittings are still loose at this point, so pay no attention to the fact they're really crooked!







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137 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:39 pm

Last update for tonight, I tried to get the fittings straightened up as best I could...gotta grab some thin Superglue! I also added the air cleaners to the engine, so it's ready to go!



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138 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:06 am

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that looks awesome mike, how about showing the guys a short tutorial on how you apply glue

your builds are very clean and i am very hard pressed to find a single glue mark

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139 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:04 am

Uhm, Wait, Wayne, I think I see one, third picture down, um,..........Nope, sorry, just a smudge on my screen. Very Happy

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140 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:50 pm

Guys, I don't do anything special to avoid glue marks, I just apply it carefully and hold my breath a lot!

I use Tamiya Extra Thin Cement because it has a nice brush in the bottle, and regular old Hobby Shop-labeled Superglue (The thick stuff because I got tired of glue marks everywhere!), but that's it, nothing fancy other than lots and lots of test-fitting and careful application.

And look carefully at the header, right where the new "cooling flange" was glued onto the header...that's a bit of excess glue that luckily kind of looks like a weld. I get lucky more often than not with stuff like that, I'm not that good!

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141 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:51 pm

I mocked-up the interior for the boat along with the engine. I had to cut the floorboard at the front down quite a bit, because it wouldn't fit with the side panels in place. I also had to sand the sides of the seat (Only on the back side) for the same reason, it just wouldn't fit with the side panels in place. But overall, it looks really good together, I hope I can get the paint fixed soon, because I need to get water intake line cut and installed!





I also got the fuel tank set up at the rear of the boat, with the fuel line attached...





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142 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:52 pm

Next, I glued the steps onto the trailer. A bit of reshaping was needed at the corners of the trailer to get all four of the steps to fit tightly. but that wasn't too hard.







I also got the trailer hitch painted and installed on the truck's frame. I found I'm gonna have to add a bit of wight to the nose of the boat, otherwise, the trailer tips backwards due to the weight of the engine!

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143 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:53 pm

Now, for a bit more insanity as far as details go. I decided the winch on the trailer needed to be more than just a spool with nothing on it. So I grabbed a piece of stranded 18 gauge wire, and wrapped it up to look like rope. I'll either paint it white, or use some chemical blackener for it, I'm not sure which way I'll go yet. I started by drilling a hole in the reel for the winch...



The "rope" was placed into the hole...



And the pieces I will use to join the "rope" to the "hook", something from the jewelry section of Hobby Lobby...crimp tubes! I've got enough in this small package to last me a lifetime!



The reel with the "rope" wrapped around it...



And the hook end pulled off of the reel. I'll need to add a small loop at the top of the bow in the boat, but a small piece of 26 gauge wire should do the trick nicely for that!

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144 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:57 pm

Form here on out, it's all new stuff, this is where this build sits as of right now. We're supposed to be in the upper 60's Sunday, so with a space heater in the shed on high, I should be able to fix the paint on the boat finally and get it finished off!

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145 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:32 pm

Looks real good. I like the winch idea, the wire actually looks quite real. If you could get it to look like steel wire, color wise, it would be perfect.

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146 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:56 pm

I could paint it with Metalizer Steel, but I'm not sure how long it would hold up, so it's looking more and more like I'll have to use some Blacken-It on this. I'll give the Metalizer a shot though, it might hold up long enough to wrap it back on the reel!



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147 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:41 am

NICE !!!!!

I also like the winch pretty cool idea !!

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148 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:35 pm

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metalizer with a top coat of future would do the trick and seal it so it doesnt oxidize over time



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149 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:50 pm

Kitbash wrote:metalizer with a top coat of future would do the trich and seal it si it doesnt oxidize over time

That may just be the ticket Wayne, I'm stealing your idea!

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150 Re: 1965 Chevy Pickup & Hemi Hydro combo on Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:14 am

OK, time for an update! I got some nice warn weather this weekend, so I broke the boat back out and got ready to lay down some more Candy Silver. But as I was getting ready to un-mask the boat after spraying, I noticed the bow of the boat looked horrible! Seems like some of the putty had swelled up, and I had a few ripples in it, so I sanded the bow area down, and a bit on the back corner where it had peeled looked bad too, so it was sanded down also. So now I'll be repainting all the Candy Silver, but at least it'll all be smooth this time!





I also got the seat and door panels painted with some Dupli-Color Vinyl Silver....





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