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Posted By: Clifford Read
Posted On: Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 11:56 AM
 
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(PICS) '58 Chevy Pickup mild Custom.......project from 6 years ago

This project was relatively quick and simple and was mainly the result of wanting to use up some parts in my parts-bin. The original pickup box was suffering from some serious metal deterioration but the cab itself was OK.
I had set aside the grille and headlights, etc. for my 58 Napco Suburban project (shown previously), and I had a Motormax pickup box left over from the upcoming use of its 58 front clip on that Suburban, so here were a bunch of surplus parts just crying to be used on a custom project.
I used a Cadillac motor from a Revell parts pack, modified with the use of 3-2BBLs and filter, and did some subtle body modifications to the entire cab, including the removal of the molded on sun visor detail, and I added roll-n-pleat upholstery details to all the interior panels. I removed the cast on doglegs from the doors and made tighter swing hinges in stiff wire
The front height of the engine hood was cut down and a polished tube grill section was added to its front detail to continue the theme of the custom tube grille. A few louvres were added to the top of the hood, back near the windshield.
Lots of handmade custom visual detail was added to the pickup box including a fabricated polished brass fuel tank, and a hinged hard cover was also bent up from sheet aluminum.
Wheels are chrome reverse with craft store plated buttons used as hubcaps, and paint is custom mixed Pearle-bronze basecoat/clearcoat.


















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(PICS) '58 Chevy Pickup mild Custom.......project from 6 years ago by Clifford Read #57445
Absolutely OUT-standing! Thanks for posting!! (EOM) by Tony Perrone #57445.1ModeratorZone Diplomat
Fantastic. Looks like something out of Rod and Custom magazine. (EOM) by Billy Collins #57445.2
Your work is just over the top. The Mints could have used someone like yourself by John Napoli #57445.3
THAT truck is sweet!! Love the color with the white interior. (EOM) by Pete Rovero #57445.4
Incredible! (EOM) by Rick Hanmore #57445.5
Clifford, another example of your amazing talent. (EOM) by Galen Laird #57445.6
Superb ! (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #57445.6.1
+1 (EOM) by John Barry #57445.6.1.1
+2 (EOM) by Hollis Cornell #57445.6.1.1.1
+3 (EOM) by Ira Gillispie #57445.6.1.1.1.1
How much time is spent on design layout before you start the build ? (EOM) by Tom Ciryak #57445.7




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