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65 Chevy C-10 'Stepside' 1 year 3 weeks ago #1

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OK, with the Mustang 'simmering' in the background and the Hornet 97.5% finished, I think it's time for a change of pace...





No customising or 'Fast'n Loud' -ness, going to build it as stock as I can with a little wear'n tear.

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That's cool, something very different from the latest builds.

Was just going to find the Rad car GB idea I had up again, and see if people were keen to add that on the schedule for next year

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So your Defiant build was titled 'Something completely different'.... and now you spring this on us. :P

Very cool choice. Does it have stock wheels or are you stuck with the chromies?

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Big fan of 60's pickups.

Going to be watching this one.

Michael

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Cheers Michael

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All the options are in the box to build it stock, including skinny radial tyres and dog-dish hubs.

Ian.

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Very cool build coming up here :woohoo:
Watching away here Ian, keen to see how you do your wee bit of wear'n tear.
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65 Chevy C-10 'Stepside' 1 year 2 weeks ago #7

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Cab & bed built and primered. Just placed on to the chassis for the photo.






Next I'll build-up the engine, cut some wire for the ignition harness etc, etc. Thanks for taking the time to look and/or comment.

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Going to be an awesome looking truck.

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65 Chevy C-10 'Stepside' 1 year 1 week ago #9

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Some progress and apologies for the poor focus on both the photo's of the block. No idea what happened there !!













I'll be taking it to AiC as a work-in-progress for the show and tell if anyone wants to see it up-close'n personal. Thanks for taking the time to look and/or comment.

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65 Chevy C-10 'Stepside' 1 year 1 week ago #10

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Nice progress Ian. Love the wiring on the distributor.

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Looking good Ian.
Are you going to texture the floor pan to represent carpet.

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What carpets !!
There weren't any fitted in the C-10, it was an 'entry level' truck with no frills whatsoever, not even chrome trim which was virtually compulsory in the mid 1960's.


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65 Chevy C-10 'Stepside' 1 year 6 days ago #13

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Nice project Ian

Not a huge fan of stepside utes, especially "duallies" :lol:

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It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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Would have been nice to see it in person, Hopefully you got some time on it :)

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65 Chevy C-10 'Stepside' 1 year 2 days ago #15

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Well because I'm a little bit stupid, I left my kit at AiC on Sunday afternoon, luckily G1 rescued it, so until I arrange with Gary to get it returned, I'll press-on with my Conflict in Vietnam build and another car... one of the Ferrari's I recently acquired, I think.

Thanks for the comments and observations everyone. I'll get back to this one as soon as I can.

AFN

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Muahaha
For sale one 65 Chevy C-10 Stepside, partially built, only $10 and I'm cutting me own throat Guvnor............. :P
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'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
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Yeah, this is going to follow me through every post for weeks innit !!

Ian.

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65 Chevy C-10 'Stepside' 1 year 2 days ago #18

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Oh no I've got lots more ammunition, there's the P-39, the 2nd place for Helicopters prize, and some other things you left behind......... :P

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65 Chevy C-10 'Stepside' 2 months 2 weeks ago #19

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After it's extended stay as a guest of our very own G1, it's back on the bench:





Ready for it's first colour.







After one light misted coat from the bottom to top.







Second coat from top to bottom. Looking a little deeper now but will definitely need two more light coats after I've gently rubbed this back (dust really does get everywhere !).

More soon.

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Looking good mate, gloss finishes are something I need to work on.
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Looks good so far.
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65 Chevy C-10 'Stepside' 2 months 2 weeks ago #22

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Thanks folks appreciate the comments - next step will be to post-shade the bonnet and the tops of the rear fenders to simulate sun-bleaching, maybe re-apply some primer spots to give the paintwork a more 'distressed' look once I'm done with that I'll mask & spray the cab white.

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Looking awesome Ian, love the colour
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Nice Ian.

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65 Chevy C-10 'Stepside' 2 months 1 week ago #25

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Third and final coat of green and white cab.






More next week.

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65 Chevy C-10 'Stepside' 2 months 1 week ago #26

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She's looking good. Thought it was an F100 till I reread the title

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Why is patience a virtue, why can't hurry the f**k up be a virtue?

65 Chevy C-10 'Stepside' 1 month 3 weeks ago #27

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Paint, decals and clear done. Probably won't polish it as I want a 'used' look, it's a blue collar shop-truck not a 'showroom' model.









Next I'll do a little more weathering - stains, rust and primer etc. Then final assembly.

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That's looking real nice mate, I knew I should made it have an accident or got lost in the stash............ :D
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Looking forward to seeing the weathering.

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...and we're done !




Thanks for following along, more photos in the 'showcase' thread. Next I'll keep going with my other four car builds, hopefully one of them will be good enough to bring to the AiC show in November.

AFN

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