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The Mock-up Truck

The Mock-up Truck

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Submitted By
Paul Gray
New Providence, IA, United States
Build Information
Vehicle Type Truck/SUV (on-road)
Body Casting Brand Acme
Make/Model/Year Chevy C-10 1967
Custom Bodywork and additional details

Front roll pan with chin spoiler, custom grill, pancaked hood with custom scoop and front hinge, vent windows removed with mirrors added, hinged hard bed cover, replaced tail gate with custom piece and spoiler, six tail lights, lowered with working suspension (air-bags)

Chassis Brand Acme
Make/Model/Year Chevy C-10 1967
Suspension/Axles etc

custom made front and modified rear

Additional details about your chassis build

Chassis and suspension were made to allow 1/4″ of movement to mimic an air-bag suspension and can be posed up or down

Make/Type GMP bbc
Custom/aftermarket parts and additional details

headers and full exhaust hand made from aluminum, fully rewired and plumbed including throttle linkage, plug wires with boots, ac and heater lines

Seats/Dash/Steering Wheel/Accessories

custom seats, roll bar and tilt steering column

Custom parts and additional details about your interior build

(above)

Wheels & Tires Type/Size/Brand (and donor vehicle if applicable) AW Camaro wheels
Custom/aftermarket parts (brakes etc.) and additional details

wheel spokes painted with tri-bar knock-offs added, the rears were modified (widened) to an equivalent 18″ tread width

Paint (Brand and Color) black with clear coat
Graphics or Decals gold custom made vinyl
Any scale weathering or other special finishing techniques
Additional parts, details or techniques of interest that were not covered in above categories
History, Inspiration, or other Backstory about your build

Those of us that build/modify diecast cars are a pretty close group. Always trying to out-do one another but more than willing to share talents and help each other. That is how this started. My good friend Richard Olheiser contacted me looking for some help making a grill for a project truck. My Holley shop truck quickly became the mock-up truck and the ideas started flowing. One thing led to another and before we knew it I also had Richards truck on my bench to apply some of the mods we had dreamed up. Richard didn’t want the slammed look and I did, so as I thought about it I figured out how I could accomplish the look of a truck with air-bags to be posed up or down. With my plans for this year I figured Richard would easily complete his truck before me. This being 2020, everyone’s plans changed. Hoping to see Richard’s truck soon!


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