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Thread: Chevy Pickup Rising From the Blazer Ashes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickleo View Post
    Well done. Love the color choice for the two tone. Ole Blue looking good!

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    Thank you Sir! "Ole Blue" appreciates the compliments

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    This may have sparked on heck of a project for the winter... what chassis are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudMadeRC View Post
    This may have sparked on heck of a project for the winter... what chassis are you using?
    I'm using the GCM CMAX chassis under this one. Originally I was going to use the TF2 chassis but decided to save that one for another day. My last two builds (Blazer half cab & SWB Jeep) were all TF2 underneath as will be the next one once this dually is finished and gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudMadeRC View Post
    This may have sparked on heck of a project for the winter... what chassis are you using?
    I'll get you a pic of the chassis tonight when I get home.

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    Here's the CMAX frame under the dually. The basic GCM frame/crossmember kit just extended to make the wheelbase work. Still have some finish work to do on it but getting close.

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    Not so much to report, was hoping to be further along at this point. Had an issue with my LED light controller but good news is the replacement is supposed to arrive early this week. Can't get any of the interior in until I can get the roofs lights installed.
    Did spend some time practicing with my Molotow chrome paint pens and I have to say...I love these!! So simple to work with and a great finish. I tried them on a few different textures but they definitely prefer as smooth a surface as possible. Got comfortable quickly and took to the body trim. Turned out looking presentable on the left side of the body and tailgate. I know the clearance lights on the tailgate are a little large but hopefully once in context with the rest of the truck they tone down a bit. Also the licence plates are being redone in a larger size to better fit the huge area on the Blazer bumpers.

    I have both yellow and clear lenses for the push bar lights. On the fence about which ones to go with so I'll let it sit a while longer without either until I decide. The truck looks very 70's with the yellow fog light lenses in place but also very clean with the clears.
    With any luck the interior will be in by the end of the week and then the cab at least should be mounted for the last time. Have some small touch up work to do on the box before it gets trimmed and mounted but I think after all this time I can actually see a light at the end of the tunnel!

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    Ok this has officially become my favorite build. That body is amazing! Your eye for detail is on point. I love the brush guard, it fits the overall look perfectly. Where did you get the roof lights? Been looking for some for my dually. They look awesome.....
    Thanks for turning rc into art. Can't wait til I reach your level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickleo View Post
    Ok this has officially become my favorite build. That body is amazing! Your eye for detail is on point. I love the brush guard, it fits the overall look perfectly. Where did you get the roof lights? Been looking for some for my dually. They look awesome.....
    Thanks for turning rc into art. Can't wait til I reach your level.

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    Thank you Sir! I am honored this is your favorite build
    The brush guard is the RC4WD piece and the two lights are old Outback aluminum pieces I had in a parts drawer forever. The roof lights are from the Tamiya Tundra kit. They look a little different when the chrome is stripped off them and painted black. I used 5 "coats" of orange Sharpie inside and out to tint the lenses. Harry (known as Bullitt on the forums) put me onto using the Sharpies for lenses and I haven't gone back to paint!
    No worries, you'll get there. I started like everyone else...just kept building and trying different techniques until I found a series of methods I was really comfortable with. Just keep learning and trying new things. I'm constantly amazed at builds going on over multiple forums and can always learn something new to try from them!

    Have you got anymore plans for your dually?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 25aniv View Post
    Thank you Sir! I am honored this is your favorite build
    The brush guard is the RC4WD piece and the two lights are old Outback aluminum pieces I had in a parts drawer forever. The roof lights are from the Tamiya Tundra kit. They look a little different when the chrome is stripped off them and painted black. I used 5 "coats" of orange Sharpie inside and out to tint the lenses. Harry (known as Bullitt on the forums) put me onto using the Sharpies for lenses and I haven't gone back to paint!
    No worries, you'll get there. I started like everyone else...just kept building and trying different techniques until I found a series of methods I was really comfortable with. Just keep learning and trying new things. I'm constantly amazed at builds going on over multiple forums and can always learn something new to try from them!

    Have you got anymore plans for your dually?
    My plans are forever changing. First it was going to be a military theme build, but now that I've ditched the extended TF2 chassis and tried my hand at building my own it's taken on an old backyard built truck theme. Check out my build and give me your honest thoughts and opinions. It would be greatly appreciated. And thanks again for allowing us to watch you build this super clean Chevy dually.

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    Nice work on this body !! Yeah !!
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    Hi

    Great job!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FREEDOM83 View Post
    Nice work on this body !! Yeah !!
    Thanks for looking and the nice comments!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leowrc View Post
    Hi

    Great job!!

    Leo
    Thanks Leo! If it turns out anywhere near as nice as your M37 I should be happy with it

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    Default Inspirational!

    You both have been keeping me at it on my dually build!
    Soon as I think I have it figured out you two get my gears turning even more!

    Keep up the great work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeezy85 View Post
    You both have been keeping me at it on my dually build!
    Soon as I think I have it figured out you two get my gears turning even more!

    Keep up the great work!
    Thanks Weeezy! That's great to hear my truck has been some inspiration for you. Post up a build thread of your dually, we'd love to see it

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    Default Working on it! New to forums-

    Quote Originally Posted by 25aniv View Post
    Thanks Weeezy! That's great to hear my truck has been some inspiration for you. Post up a build thread of your dually, we'd love to see it
    Getting pieces cut, little by little
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    Wow, nice truck Weeezy! What have you got planned for it? Are you going for scratch built dually fenders or something else in mind? Full interior too?

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    Interior time…
    Started with getting the roof lights wired and the layingflat against the inside of the panel so I could keep the headliner/overheadconsole as far up as possible. The layered console houses the CB and storage compartments and is painted to match the interior colors. The cargo light and dome light are on their own circuit so can be operated at any time regardless of what other lights are or aren’t in use.
    The main interior pieces will be four panels. Rear extended cab portion, main seating area/dash portion and two door panels. The rear portion will bolt in with two small studs through the cab back wall and will be invisible when the truck is together (the two small pillar trim pieces will cover up the wires running down the rear corners of the cab and keep everything neat and tidy). The door panels will be glued to the inside of the body and the main piece will then slide up and in and sit on the “ledge” of the rear piece while being bolted in through the original dash mount holes in the firewall. Should be plenty strong and secure anyway.
    The seat as noted earlier is pieced together Land Cruiser. The door panels are layered flat stock with the matching walnut applique and detailed with paint, chrome pen and sharpie. In the pic the door panels are just taped to the interior tub for visual reference. The dash has the same walnut applique on the gauge cluster and passenger side trim panel. Still working on finding someone to produce a really nice and correct Silverado emblem for it. I added accelerator, brake and parking brake pedals as well as a trailer brake controller to the lower portion of the dash. I cut the center of the steering wheel out and went with the “2wd” version (according to the factory brochures) just to be a little different and I like it more than the generic multi-model four spoke wheel. I used the hub cut from the old center and layered styrene for the depth affect and detailed with the walnut applique and a clean little bowtie emblem on the horn pad. I also added 4mm to the length of the column so the wheel wasn’t so close to the dash. I think it looks much more in proportion this way. Grabbed a transfer case shifter from the parts bin. Looks to be Axial to me but really doesn’t matter much…it fit :P
    Once the interior is in the front inner fenders can be final fitted and the body bolted on. From there it’s onto some more details for the box, wiring in the lights and getting it fitted. Possible light at the end of the tunnel!

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    That's some beautiful interior work there sir.

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    The brake controller and all man that is some amazing detail/work.

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