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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

1953 Chevrolet Pickup Truck

Here are some images of Danbury Mint's 1/24 scale Chevorlet Advance Design 1953 Pickup Truck.
A friend of mine gave me a this model  as it had a broken front axle and a broken passenger door and he thought I might be able to do something with it. So what did I do? The pictures speak for themselves.

From Wikipedia"
General Motors' first major redesign post-World War II, the Advance Design series was billed as a bigger, stronger, and sleeker design. First available on Saturday June 28, 1947, these trucks were sold with various minor changes over the years until March 25, 1955, when the Task Force Series trucks replaced the aging Advance Design model.
From 1947 until 1955, Chevrolet trucks were number one in sales in the United States.
While GMC used this front end, and to a slightly lesser extent the cab, on all of its trucks except for the Cab Overs, there are three main sizes of this truck. The half-, three-quarter-, and full ton capacities in short and long wheelbase.

 1953 - Last year for the 216 in² I6. Hood side emblems now only read 3100, 3600, 3800, 4400, or 6400 in large print. Door post ID plate now blue with silver letters (previous models used black with silver letters). Last year to use wooden blocks as bed supports. New serial number codes: H 1/2 ton, J 3/4 ton, & L 1 ton.

8 comments:

Diego said...

Needs some maintenance. good job

Warren Zoell said...

Gracias Diego!

Manchu said...

In rust we trust !

Warren Zoell said...

Yes we must!

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! That is amazing Warren. I can't believe how realistic it is.
I have a 1953 ford pickup. Not quite as rusty as this though...

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pat.

russ said...

This is an amazing build. I think you're the only person brave enough.
It's all so carefully considered and exicuted. I know I've said this before, but you know just when to stop. And that's an art in itself. It's Zen model building.
I need a 6' screen!

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Russ, It's much appreciated.