1961 Chevy Panel rat rod

dagabba

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Yeah, all nice but I really love that bottom red/white number! Super exciting, do you have access to a big car spray shop?
 

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Yeah, all nice but I really love that bottom red/white number! Super exciting, do you have access to a big car spray shop?

Thanks my friend.
I was really digging on the red truck myself.
No on the professional spray shop, I do it all in my little garage or out side on the pad...bugs and all...ahahahaa

Thinking I Finally made up my mind on some color too.
Going to try to do a patina paint job and make it look legit...Body has more filler/Bondo in it then expected.
Pretty wavy and other blemishes to boot.
As Ive no plans to get rid of this one..I'll get it cleaned up for now and have some fun with it. Then later years I will go ahead and start some serious body work and ordering of fresh metal.

Thanks for following along on the build and journeys of this lil truck.
 

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Faux patina coming about.::D:
Fun budget hot rod taking shape.
Enjoy and thanks for looking.:beerchug:
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Starts to wet sand sanding and blending.
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More soon.;)
 

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It's a start to some scallops.
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But Mom...…. It's soooo much fun...hehehehee
Thanks for the peeps.
 

dagabba

Supporting Member
Looks so good!!
I'd love to drive round in something like that!
We've just got old transit vans over here... And minis.
 

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Weathering a full size truck. Now that’s something!


Thanks n00b.
No clue what I'm doing...but it's so much fun..... ahahahaa

It's the latest craze in the Rat world looks like. So I had to give it a go myself.
Be extremely different for looks in my area.
I cant wait to get going on the logo for panel area..hehehee..:laughing: tie it all together.
Also thinking slot mags and 50's now for wheels and tires. ?????? I like Fat tires on ole chevy's.
See what transpires in the next week or so.

Looks so good!!
I'd love to drive round in something like that!
We've just got old transit vans over here... And minis.

Thanks my friend.
Transit van would be a fun rat rod project. Their getting more popular here in the states as a theme and dare to be different.
Main thing is....Have fun and build it your way.
Any thing goes now for Rat rod stuff.

Lets see.....
Plans are for a bright Red and White two tone interior.
Not weathered....lol
That should also tie in the Red/White pinstripes I have planed for exterior detail.
Still need to round up the miscellaneous drive train parts needed.
Still under 1,200 dollars for the Fun Budget Build so far but a new windshield is going to cost some $$$$$

In the mean time.... Ive a ton of wet sanding and blending still do on passenger side. ugh

Running out of warm weather and time.
Thanks for looking and the comments.
More soon.:biggthumpup:
 

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Would You.....Trade ?
Hey guys...I had an offer to trade the panel for a very nice 1972 Chevy El Camino, Runs and drives..
Would you trade ? ahahahaa
I'm seriously thinking about.
Ive had a couple of muscle car era stuff... Pontaic, Nova, ETC...
I do love the Looks of the Elcamino….
Hummmmmmm decisions decisions...:hmmm:
Oh the dilemma's I get my self into...lol:laughing:
 

UNGLEWD

Supporting Member
I'd keep the panel, might be a different decision for me if the ElCamino was pre 1970.
Great truck, keep building I think!
 

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Thanks guys..
Late to the party and been absent due to work load..
Panel was not traded..sitting in garage waiting on me to have some time.
I'm really wrestling with putting body on the 1986 chevy blazer chassis I picked up....come spring time.
Would be super different and cool and my cup of tea....lol.
See what transpires after this winter. Plenty of time to mull over the dilemmas.:laughing:
 
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