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Old 05-01-2005, 03:15 PM
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Hey guys. I have been thinking about my Chevy lately. I am thinking of cutting off the bed of the truck and replacing it with a wood bed, or steel bed, or none for that matter. I think just a chassis in the rear would be sweet. And hoods too, a cowl induction, or a low-profile scoop with a dummy block hiding inside?

Also, I have been thinking of putting a cage in the bed and then running a canvas/cloth roof on the frame, like the military trucks. And what about mesh? I have been looking for small scale mesh (little holes, small gauge wire) for detail stuff. Maybe I can run to the hardware store and check out stuff for random scale details. The mesh I want is like the stuff that Grahame has covering the lights and stacks on his military 6x6.

Lastly, how about exhaust? I want a stack exuast behind the cab, but don't know how to add details to it. Or side exhaust, exiting from underand the side?

Ideas would be great. Also any extra details I could add?? Let me know.

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Old 05-01-2005, 03:19 PM
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Sounds like you have big plans for the truck, may I suggest a full depth bed, working tailgate, and hood, I think it looks good just the way it is though ;)
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Old 05-01-2005, 03:32 PM
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Something like this?

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Old 05-01-2005, 05:35 PM
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sounds good.

I like the vertical exhaust stack idea, there are part from the bullhead that might work well, they could be used as a visible side exit exhaust by using them horizontal too(I've seen clods done like that before)...cant find the exact parts on tower tho... :blink:

IMO it would be a bad idea to go with a show truck style hood scoop/cowl/engine and flashy exhausts if your gonna make it look like a military truck with the cage and canvas roof at the back.... the high exhaust stacks would be fine on a military styled truck but its more likely you'd find a high air intake and a plain hood rather than hood scoops or cowls...

also if you want more details a military theme would be ripe, you could add all kinds of gubbins: jerry cans, spare rims, rope, tools, ammo crates etc.....

I did find some good scale mesh once, in a DIY store..it was suprisingly fine and came in small sheets(like 12" x 8" or so)....so you might find something good if you look around your local shops...

of course it might be worth finding out exactly what grahame used if you want similar mesh...

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Old 05-01-2005, 08:01 PM
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Thanks for the pic JW. I like your truck, but the more I think, the more I want to do a cage in the bed and a canvas roof.

Good point Spoon. I agree, I just never thought of it that way before. I would like to do a snorkel. I have seen it done (like on the expeditionary, and rbgerrish's Land Cruiser) but I do not recall how to do it. The reason I want mesh is for a back 'window' to the canvas top, and possibly for windows on the cab. Maybe I can put some over the lights and do a brush guard type thing. Maybe a sweet cargo rack that covers the cab roof and the canvas roof. And the jerry cans and shovels and stuff you mentioned. Oh, one more thing. I think an exhaust that exits below the cab, but the tip points downwards (not sideways) would look good on there. Bah, last thing. Grahame used like automotive repair mesh: the kind you can use for body work if a section is rusted out, you can put the mesh down and bondo over it, filling the hole.

Thanks for the compliment Ultima. I think a dropping tailgate would be sweet as well as an opening hood. But then I would have to do a real-dummy motor (as in a Parma Hemi or something-rather than an aluminum block hacked to look like an engine block that I have now), headers, and some wheel wells and stuff so the hood doesn't open to reveal nothing. We'll see what happens from it. I think this project really has a ton of potential with the details route.

Thanks guys. Keep 'em coming.

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Old 05-01-2005, 08:25 PM
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Thanks for the compliment Ultima. I think a dropping tailgate would be sweet as well as an opening hood. But then I would have to do a real-dummy motor (as in a Parma Hemi or something-rather than an aluminum block hacked to look like an engine block that I have now), headers, and some wheel wells and stuff so the hood doesn't open to reveal nothing. We'll see what happens from it. I think this project really has a ton of potential with the details route.

Thanks guys. Keep 'em coming.

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maybe you look like "UltimaST" aka Matt bobyn?

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Old 05-02-2005, 08:34 PM
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Wow, sorry bluriot. Thinking ClodTalk here.....yeah for some reason I just typed Ultima (as in Ultima ST) instead of bluriot. Sorry there.

Still looking for more ideas.

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Didn't the guy with the 6x6 use speakermesh on his exhaust stacks ?
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Old 05-04-2005, 01:51 PM
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I worked on these, I love 6.2l diesel!

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My plans for my TLT eventually
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Old 05-04-2005, 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by Spoon37@May 2 2005, 06:17 AM
maybe you look like "UltimaST" aka Matt bobyn?

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I don't look like Ultima!

It's cool mack, no worries
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