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    Default Lux's 58 Chevy Apache

    Hello everyone!
    I'd like to start my new project



    Sadly there is no physical progress yet

    As i want to build it in the same scale as my ford (1/7.2), i did some research and found nothing except wheelbases, overall hights and widths. Google said that chevy is 76inches wide, and ford is about 74. So i did some photoshop work to compare roughly those trucks

    The picture below has two trucks with same 15inch wheels on them. I compare only cabs. As wheels were made identical ( as they are 15inch rims both), and rears of the cabs aligned i can see the difference between those cabs. Chevy roof is a bit higher and fornt end is a bit shorter. But if i compare the images of those trucks from the old broshures, turnes out that chevy's cab is much longer.

    Is here anyone, who can prove if am i right or wrong?

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    Forget to say that i'm done with this build. Looks like a truck now!

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    Hi there. Here is a little info that I hope will help. A couple comments first-your fist photo is of a step-side, your superimposed photo is of a Chevy Cameo which in my time was referred to as a Fleetside model. Big difference!

    These 2 links will give you some specifics. The first one is kind of basic. The second one is for 1959 Chevys but are probably virtually the same as 1958.
    https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/doc...ruck-ENG-1.pdf

    https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/doc...olet-Truck.pdf

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    Is it gonna be 4x4 or 2wd?
    They made conversion kit, the 4x4s are some of my favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LargeEnt View Post
    Hi there. Here is a little info that I hope will help. A couple comments first-your fist photo is of a step-side, your superimposed photo is of a Chevy Cameo which in my time was referred to as a Fleetside model. Big difference!

    These 2 links will give you some specifics. The first one is kind of basic. The second one is for 1959 Chevys but are probably virtually the same as 1958.
    https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/doc...ruck-ENG-1.pdf

    https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/doc...olet-Truck.pdf
    Thank you very much for this amount of information! I got your point, but it is in fact a chevy apache with cameo bed on the 2nd photo.
    The second file you send is a gold mine. So i have already done all the calculations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcaddict07 View Post
    Is it gonna be 4x4 or 2wd?
    They made conversion kit, the 4x4s are some of my favorite.
    Surely 4x4
    Thats why i have spare ar60 alxes laying around

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    Well, here it starts to look like something more than a floorboard.
    Can't wait to find a place for my dust-box to install, as i am tired of cleaning my livingroom.

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    nice.

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    Thank you!
    Quote Originally Posted by pera2008 View Post
    nice.
    Today's update:

    Got the side pieces roughly done. All in all there'll be tons of sanding to make those edges flush.
    I am quite happy to see it coming along this way.







    Btw, Chevy sits on the Ford's chassis, so the wheelbase is not correct. I'm planning to build another one for this truck as it will be cool to roll them both out for a ride.

    Can't wait to see them both on the trail.

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    im pretty sure it will be amazing as chevy

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