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Old 11-07-2005, 02:23 AM   #1
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Updated Project Pics - '61 Vette Pick Up

I've uploaded some new pics to my photobucket account. The rear suspension relocation is complete (7" strech) and I'm mocking up the bed. The jury is still out on the tailgate positioning. I'll be grafting in the new rear wheel arches soon thanks to stllookin's contribution.
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:59 AM   #2
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That thing is sooooooooooo crazy! You are a mad man!
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:55 PM   #3
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Its looking better every time i look at it! i like how the tailgate is slanted in the picture it looks awesome! Keep up the good work man. we should get together some time and check out each others rides.
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:00 PM   #4
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Still a favorite project on this board
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Old 11-08-2005, 01:18 AM   #5
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That is one of the coolest thing I have seen on this board!!! Keep up the awsome work!!
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:59 PM   #6
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Considering the great projects I've seen on this board, that's a huge complement! Thanks guys. A little positive feedback keeps these long term projects on track. I should have more progress to add this weekend

Aes: Definately, just let me know when.

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Old 11-09-2005, 12:08 AM   #7
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If that was a 67-72 there would be 1000 posts BUT thats what I like about it....................................................Its not a 67-72!! Something original.
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:47 PM   #8
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i'm one of those dreaded 67-72 guys but man that's a sweet looking truck. i'm glad to see that i'm not the only one who is anal about the little details.

nice work,
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:51 PM   #9
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Radical and Sweet! I like the tailgate the way you have it pictured! Totally Awsome! It will turn heads wherever you go!
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Old 11-10-2005, 12:18 PM   #10
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i'm one of those dreaded 67-72 guys but man that's a sweet looking truck. i'm glad to see that i'm not the only one who is anal about the little details.

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Radical and Sweet! I like the tailgate the way you have it pictured! Totally Awsome! It will turn heads wherever you go!
Ya, its definitely going to be laid back like that. It's just a matter of how much now. I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes it I've done a LOT of custom body work on it. Some is so subtle most people don't notice. Most of the changes I've made are my original ideas, but some are common like shaving etc.

I added a couple pics of what I'm doing to the rear fenders. What do you think?
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:55 PM   #11
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Old 11-10-2005, 04:47 PM   #12
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I like the wheel openings too. Dont wanna hide those Wheels! Looks like the front and rear wells match now. Kinda hard to see in pics. Just like all the pics of my truck over in the suspension thread, Pics dont do it justice! Ya need to see it in person! Maybe we need to get a Northern Cal/Oregon get together going sometime.
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Old 11-10-2005, 05:48 PM   #13
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They will match. I might have to widen the rear fenders 1/2" so the front arches don't stick out more than the rear. I'm pretty happy with the look. Those are stock C5 wheels. They will be replaced by something bigger and shinier In some of the earlier pics I had the back wheels turned 180 to simulate a deeeeeep dish look (A-arms were off). Now they are supporting the rear weight so they're on right. There's definitely some room for offset though.

I was born and raised in Sonoma Ca so I still have friends/family there. When it's done I'll probably bring it down there for a visit. Valley Custom is doing some nice work on your truck and the full custom frame he's building. It's just reinforces the concept of no limits.
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Old 11-10-2005, 05:59 PM   #14
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Here's what the near complete front right fender looks like. You can also see the rounded door corners, shaved driprail, shaved handle, filled hood seam, streached bumper (not filled in yet), and flipped grille center section.
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Old 11-10-2005, 06:08 PM   #15
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WOW. not a big fan of these trucks, but yours is amazing. Can wait to see the finished project. Keep updating us all.
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Old 11-10-2005, 07:39 PM   #16
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Old 11-11-2005, 11:52 AM   #17
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Wow that is amazing you are making a true work of art. Keep it up!
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Old 11-13-2005, 02:16 PM   #18
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Re: Updated Project Pics - '61 Vette Pick Up

Thanks guys It's been a long term project, but the momentum is building. I plan to mock everything up to the point where I can run it up and down the street to work all the bugs out. Then I'll take it apart and finish everything with powdercoating, chrome, paint, polish, etc.

I've added a few more pics of the rear fender slicing and dicing... here.
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Old 11-13-2005, 02:44 PM   #19
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WOW. not a big fan of these trucks, but yours is amazing. Can wait to see the finished project. Keep updating us all.

Well, I AM a big fan of these trucks and I really appreciate what you're doing with the whole project. From the concept of marrying a Vett with a classic Chevy truck to the execution and creative problem solving. I absolutely love artistically manipulating sheet metal to express your dream while at the same time, keeping the destinctive look of the '61 Chevy Stepside recognisable. You don't have to be a '60-'66 Chevy truck fan to love this one! Personally I like the stock look for my taste (the REAL "Old School"), but my hat is off to you my friend! What a great job!!! I guess what the grabber for me was: All this in your garage at your house!!! That's my kind of guy! here's to ya!!
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Old 11-22-2005, 05:46 PM   #20
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Great job!
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:43 AM   #21
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A little more progress...
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Old 12-05-2005, 11:29 AM   #22
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Looking good man, looking good.
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Old 12-14-2005, 12:44 AM   #23
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It's nice to show people who know what their looking at (as opposed to my friends and neighbors) Definitely helps keep me going Here's a little preview. Click on it to go to the latest pics in the album...

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Old 12-30-2005, 01:55 AM   #24
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I dropped in again to check on your progress so I'll bump this one TTT.
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Old 12-31-2005, 04:42 PM   #25
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Thanks. Slow going over the holidays... Plus new toys to play with Hopefully I'll have an update for ya soon.
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