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Old 05-28-2003, 08:51 AM
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Pickup Truck Conversion

Inspired by CaboWabo's bB Truck Conversion .

Picked up a new 2 pack Toyota bB body kit from my LHS.

Before cutting and chopping.



Cut it into three pieces. Masked the windows before cutting to reduce chances of damage to them.



Attached bed and test fit the body onto a ZipZap Chassis.


All peices reattached and waiting till all glue to set up before I redo the rear wheel wells.

Glue dried


Moding the back now. Filling in the back end and roll panning the bumper.

Also picked up some Saphire Blue Metal Flake for the body. The idea is when done will have black tinted windows and blue body with 24K Gold accents and have the tail lights in the bumper.



Been a little busy at that shack(yes that is where I work) and finaly got another chance to work on the body.


Smothing out the back end and elemating the notch to make it a true custom.



Redoing the nose to make it not look as mutch like a Toyota.


Edit: Combined post to show a better flow of work.

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Old 05-29-2003, 12:38 AM
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Anyone else making their own bodies or modifying and customizing them?
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Old 05-29-2003, 09:01 AM
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Old 06-04-2003, 02:11 PM
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wow that looks like it is going to come out well.....good luck on the project
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Great job!

but, the bed looks a little long... I would have suggested not shortening the cab or not shortening it as much...
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Looks good. I was looking through RCMods.com today and I saw you can also turn one into a Blazer or anyother Suv (hint hint: escalade)
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Old 06-05-2003, 08:12 AM
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Re: Great job!

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but, the bed looks a little long... I would have suggested not shortening the cab or not shortening it as much...
The bed looks longer in the picture than it is because of the camera angle.
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Old 06-14-2003, 02:00 AM
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I need a vacation for my vacation.

Been busy this week dealing with a daughters wedding.
I did get to redoo the whole back end didn't like the way it was going so I picked up some Styrene sheets.




Paited my first of 6 coats. First Primer coat to help find the minor imperfections.



Second coat of gray.


Mounted on chassis and gold rims mounted.


First coat of blue. Personaly I don't like it in spots where the primer was thinner and could not tell.





Edit: Combined post to help with flow of project also removed items not related to project (Catfish).

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Old 06-14-2003, 08:51 AM
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that's looking pretty damn sweet

I can't wait for the paint job
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Old 06-15-2003, 05:11 AM
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Holy crap! That fish is HUGE! But back on topic, I extremely love how this project is looking. I'm waiting to see the final product.
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Old 06-16-2003, 03:42 PM
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wow nice car...u gonna add anything else on it
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Old 06-16-2003, 05:59 PM
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Besides custom tail lights if I can find more space (under the body is less that the thickness of a peice of paper) i'd like to light it up underneath. Also trimming in gold 18k.

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looking sweet cj....groovemutt at the yahoo group was asking about your proj...i've been wondering how it was going too...can you try to post the updates over there too?

off topic...NICE CATFISH!!!!!!!!!! did he catch that on a rod?
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off topic...NICE CATFISH!!!!!!!!!! did he catch that on a rod? [/b][/quote]



Nope I'll bet he used a hook
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Old 06-25-2003, 11:15 PM
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Worked on the wheel wells again and basicly started back before painting because of sanding and heating the nose of the truck up to slighly bend the front of the front wheel wells.



Added picture on chassis with Alloys minor sanding required to open up rear wells.



If you have been following this thread you know I WAS planning on using the detail parts for a grill. Well I gave up on that idea I realy didn't like the way it looked so I redid the nose.



A better view of the nose.



I have decal paper on order and need to get new ink for my printer so I can have a different grill.
This one -->

EDIT: More pics

First coat of blue


Better pic of grill

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