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 1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear)

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PostSubject: 1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear)   1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) Icon_minitimeTue 26 Nov 2013, 7:54 pm

Here,s the kit I started with I never have done a chop before so this is a first for me.
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1533_zps6aa1268e
The cab lost about 4mm from the posts.
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1534_zpsde52a3f9
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1535_zpsa34616a7
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1536_zps6d8afa07
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1537_zps8d439183
The rear spring hangers got cut off and refitted upside down and 40x60 thou evergreen blocks 4mm in length were fitted to the front of the springs to increase the ride height.
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1538_zps1e5ffd85
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1539_zps1c0cebf6
The rear shock mountings also got relocated on the rear axle.
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1542_zps61bba486
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1544_zps037f1ccb
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1543_zps551d64e8
Rear tub also got the wheel wells modified.
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1547_zps0fc7f7db
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1546_zps10a7fdea
Frame got painted black and engine got painted red and a blower fitted.
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1552_zpsa69cb40b
Wheels and tyres came from a 64 GTO 2 in 1 kit
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1551_zps98d88741
Thin timber (1mm) was used to deck the tub out.
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1550_zps64832b49
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1548_zpsd4f00ab4
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1558_zps963ec09b
All the bodywork was painted Peugeot Iron Grey.
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1559_zps72fe5da3
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1561_zpsba1f44ff
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1563_zps6959b87f
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1564_zps6bf4b9c1
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1565_zpsf5820985
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1560_zps21050628
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1566_zps0222f596
Interior tub walls got painted tan.
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1568_zps9683da30
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1567_zps201a6270
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1569_zpsf2143ca5
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1562_zps64fb9165
Since these pics were taken I,ve also fitted Chocolate Brown carpet.
                                                           More pics to follow Tony.
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PostSubject: Re: 1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear)   1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) Icon_minitimeTue 26 Nov 2013, 8:05 pm

Great start. Nice workmanship
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PostSubject: Re: 1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear)   1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) Icon_minitimeTue 26 Nov 2013, 8:53 pm

These trucks look great chopped. I like the colour.

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PostSubject: Re: 1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear)   1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) Icon_minitimeWed 27 Nov 2013, 2:15 am

I like the choice of wheels 001 
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PostSubject: Re: 1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear)   1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) Icon_minitimeFri 29 Nov 2013, 3:42 am

Very cool and unique color and good chop. Windshields can be the hardest part to get right after doing a top. Luv the engine and good luck on the final work!
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PostSubject: Re: 1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear)   1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) Icon_minitimeFri 06 Dec 2013, 9:42 pm

Thanks for the comments and interest got the windscreen sorted spot on but the rear window got a few crack in it so I bit the bullet and painted it black. After it all it is a modified pickup so whatever goes. Here is some more pics of the build. A coat or two of clear coat and it,s now all but done.
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1573_zps66e5570a
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1576_zps2c22c9ee
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1577_zpsec6868e2
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1579_zps95462dd9
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1580_zps37e94893
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1581_zps36490b49
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1582_zpsff2e67d7
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1583_zpsef0a8eda
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1587_zpsa9fc153d
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1588_zpsaa77198e
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1589_zpse1b9253c
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1590_zps3561273f
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1593_zpsd3da8292
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1597_zps972455a2
Modified the front grille with some aluminium mesh.
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1599_zps9804d7b0
Also used some 7mm aftermarket headlamps.
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1600_zps9cb45f0a
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1601_zps35101f2d
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1603_zps6c6d687c
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1607_zpsd5018e5b
A couple of close ups of the lights as they are a cracking good items for the price.
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1608_zpsa6462881
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1609_zps8c52d9fa
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1610_zps50112c35
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1611_zps80e2eece
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1612_zpsd24805c1
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1614_zpsa5d9167d
Gave it a pair of sidebars and a rear bar under the bumper.
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1615_zpsb7b64ad3
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1616_zps5303a1e2
1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) IMG_1617_zpsec083ad6
Also fitted a chrome tank in rear for show, a bit of BMF and some decals although I,m not struck on them
as they were done by a laser printer on white decal paper and needed trimming as close as possible to the print
but as I got them cheep enough a begger can,t be a chooser.
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PostSubject: Re: 1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear)   1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) Icon_minitimeFri 06 Dec 2013, 10:37 pm

Pretty good looking truck. I really like the mesh grille. It appears to be right in scale.
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I like the stance, the chopped cab looks fitting. The head light lenses look like a real fine product. Nothing wrong with a "limo" tint for the rear window, nice solution.

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Looks great!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear)   1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) Icon_minitimeSat 07 Dec 2013, 12:38 pm

Some good details there worth copying...and when I saw the narrowed back axle, I thought you might be going for duallies !
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PostSubject: Re: 1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear)   1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) Icon_minitimeSat 07 Dec 2013, 2:20 pm

Thanks for the comments.
Buck the mesh is aluminium car body repair mesh don,t know what you guys in the USA call it though but I,ve been using it for years for grilles on the big rigs.

Curt the lights I usualy get at the IPMS shows here in England but the guy has not got a website so I stock up with them at shows as I often ditch the kit lenses and replace them with these.

Ron I,ve often thought about doing a duallie pick up or small wrecker but keep knocking it on the head because something else allways crops up.
BTW how far down are you I,m at Tow Law, Bishop Auckland.
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PostSubject: Re: 1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear)   1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup (Chopped + Jacked rear) Icon_minitimeSat 07 Dec 2013, 10:08 pm

I'm about 16 miles south of you, Tone, just off the A68
- and you are about half way between me and Al !!
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