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'57 Chevy truck
Built for LUGNuts challenge "The food we eat"
About this creation
That was onw interesting challenge I must say, since there aren't much cars with something eatable in the name. Most of such cars are tuners or hotrods and that's definately not my thing. Big rigs and trucks also fitted this challenge, as the food needs to be delivered somehow. And there was a veeeery big shoise as practicly everthing with big cargo space could be used as a delivery truck. And I don't even mean here the large big rig (and not so big rig) variaty. And then I remembered our good "old" friend Lino from flicker/LUGNuts - he's used to build lot of cars from classig ages and then made them into somthing modern. And then I remebered, that most of LEGO 50 - 80 era truck builders do so eigher, but there's just a few uncustomized trucks from that era. So this is were the idea came from, typical truck, but uncustomized. So this way I can keep my distinctivity.

This time I present you good old Chevy truck. Everything's original, no custom painworks, no tuned engines, just the way it was back in those good old fifties! But behind the simpliness there's some interesting features hidden. Openable doors, hood and trunk is nothing new from me and most of this scale builders do that also. But there's my custom suspension hidden in the bonnet - independent on each front wheel. But what I'm proud the most of is working stearing from the stearing wheel.

Exterior












Original engine


Driver's side open


Everything open


Bottom of the truck


Sorry.. this time no w.i.p. pictures. And sorry also for not so good quality of pictures. It's a dark winter time here in Latvia, constantly snowing... brrrr... the weather is terrible. So I had no choise but to take my pictures indoors. I promise, next time I'll try harder with the quality of pictures, as one of my Latvian friend gave me some excellent ideas how to improve this.

See ya at the X-mass time!



Comments

 I like it 
  May 28, 2012
i have a thing for chevy trucks nothing compares to them it is good but no affence it would be better in black
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  December 30, 2011
basically one of the best oldschool truck recreation i ve ever seen. it s so authentic to the real thing, so simple without any chupa-chups tuning modifications lots of people like to uglify these type of rides. and the presention with extra properties is also a great addtion. definitely 5 out of 5 /
  November 19, 2011
Oups!, I just realize I haven't commented it yet... Really nice design, you do the shape really good! ; ) altought, I think it could be a little beter... Do it in Black, build it lower, and change the rims!!! :p You will have an Hot Rod! ^_^
Rolands Kirpis
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Preston the car nerd
  September 11, 2011
One of my favorites from you, but you cant call it "completely stock" because it looks pretty low. but that makes it look cooler, the engine is nice and the suspension is genius.
 I made it 
  January 17, 2011
Thanks!
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  January 16, 2011
Love it Chevy is my brand sir. :)
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  January 15, 2011
Very nice truck!
 I made it 
  December 22, 2010
Thank you all for the kind words and comments and smilies! Appreciated! Merry X-mas!
 I like it 
  December 8, 2010
Fantastic truck, amazing! You put a lot of effort in making all the right curves and slopes on this one, and the result is stunning.....
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  December 5, 2010
NICE!
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  December 5, 2010
Amazing work! 1957 was such a great year for Chevy. The '57 Bel Air, Corvette, and of course, the truck, are some of my all-time favorite vehicles, so this instantly grabbed my attention. Well worthy of 5/5!
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  December 4, 2010
iWoW! That is Awesome! That grille looks very nice! Great job!
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  December 4, 2010
That truck has nice detail!
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  December 3, 2010
What a great looking truck! Great details, as always, nice work!
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  December 3, 2010
Simply amazing! The attention to details makes it quite realistic!
 I like it 
  December 3, 2010
Such an amount of details. Looks very cool. You seem to be a fan of those colors. You use them all the time lately. A fine job on the truck. I love the front and the engine and the way you achieved the part with the rooftop. Bravo!
 I made it 
  December 3, 2010
Quoting Jonathan Petersen I have a group by that name, i would appriciate it if you would join, then i can have a master in my group.
Thanks, sorry, but I'll pass! I don't intend to build many more old American trucks. Maybe there will be some, but not many! I already am a member of many many many groups and there's nothing going on! I think there should be just a few (10 - 20, not more) groups, than they'd be more interesting, more active, more pritty much everything! Sorry, but that's my honest oppinion! Good luck and best of creativity!
 I like it 
  December 3, 2010
Awesome! Looks great
 I like it 
  December 2, 2010
at first i thought ;somebody put pics of a real truck, again, until i closely look and got shocked by the realism of this truly incredible reproduction, a fav of mine [only tuned] a real masterpiece, bravo!
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  December 2, 2010
Yes, three and counting.. I've just noticed how neat the rear wheelarch treatment is on this, and it's nice to see it as Chevy intended..
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  December 2, 2010
remarkable, unmistakable...
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  December 2, 2010
Your best!Very good job!
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  December 2, 2010
This looks great and was well worth the effort!
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  December 2, 2010
Amazing!! awesome quality and realism. you should have shown us your suspension. Love the good old American trucks, by the way I have a group by that name, i would appriciate it if you would join, then i can have a master in my group.
 I made it 
  December 2, 2010
Quoting Nick Barrett Brilliant, so realistic looking and another interesting vehicle from you.. and again we've added big cars on the same day!
Funny it is, but it's true. It's what, like third time I guess?
 I like it 
  December 2, 2010
Brilliant, so realistic looking and another interesting vehicle from you.. and again we've added big cars on the same day!
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  December 2, 2010
Hi Rolands! As I already said on flickr, this is superbe... a classy look, lots of equipment and very playable. At first i didn't notice it comes with steering and suspension - even more awesome!!! And it certainly shows your trademark: the half-round front fenders - I don't know how you make these angles possible but it looks unbelievably stunning on all of your cars. Greetings & best wishes, Jens BTW: Building a food related vehicle is quite easy - one can eat a Mustang! Oh well...
 I like it 
  December 2, 2010
A mastrpiece! I love the design and all the little accsesories! Great moc! Please could you comment on my latest moc? Id really appreciate it! :)
 
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