Post by scalespeedshop on Feb 10, 2019 19:02:16 GMT -5
Sounds like a plan, the 348 is a great choice. My younger brother has a 1960 long wide bed that we pulled out of a field about 4 years ago. He lowered it with power steering, disc brakes and is running a vortec 350 and 700r4. The body looks just like it did sitting in the field, with 59 years of patina on it.
This is going to be a great project! Good to see one of these new kits being built. That Stepside bed looks very good on there, and being a big fan of the Chevy W-Blocks, I really like the idea of going with a 348. Keep it coming.
Post by Ranchwagon on Feb 11, 2019 12:26:46 GMT -5
Great!! Another pickup project, I’ve been thinking of doing a mild custom/shop truck with the AMT ‘53 using the kit custom parts and try and keep it simple. Maybe these will motivate me as I’ve got a serious problem finishing anything.
"Asps.....very dangerous.....you go first." -Sallah
Looks good Randy! If you have a set of the Sovereigns, you can swap two or all of the tires out. They're a smaller diameter than those on the chrome reverse wheels. I switched two to get a touch of rake with just the tires.
348/409 would be a perfect choice, over an inline six any day! Not that the stock six isn’t a nice piece, Revell listened to what people were asking for again results are a nice inline. However, this big ok’ “W” engines sure fill up that cavernous engine bay nicely! Your stance looks great too!
I've had the 55 (?) AMT stepside languishing in its box for years, and recently got the 60 Fleetside. A couple days ago I got the bright idea to make a Stepside out of the Fleetside. At least I thought it was my idea. Now since I've brought this thread back up, I'll just watch your progress on this one, if there is any that is. Keep at it! Thanks, Gary
Last Edit: Feb 28, 2020 17:36:35 GMT -5 by lo51merc
I've been building custom models since the 50's. Does that make me experienced, or just old? I'm old! Gary Hatstat