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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fastrnu, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. fastrnu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 739

    from shelton,wa

    heres a quick lesson in photography. No photoshop etc. I aint the techno type.
    First look at the lighting in the trees in the background. Looks to be high to the left. (Shot about 6:30 on the day of posting) this causes an ambient backlight as the trees are acting as a difuser. Note that the backside fin is not noticable this would indicate that the shot was taken from a low angle so as to precisley show the TRUE profile of the truck. . It was shot with a Nikon D-40 With a 18-55mm lense Set at mm (Wide angle) Flash on. From the low angle (in the ditch beside it approx. 8' ) this wash's out the shadowing under the center of the truck as well as numerous dents and misc. crappy body work. Note that as the light is filtering through the trees from left behind the truck ambient to the left of pic filtered semi direct to the right this helps side light the bottom of the garbage can. While the flash helps fill the front edges of the hood it leans against. This is called fill flash as an "Industry Term". . Let me know if you have any more questions.
  2. stev8
    Joined: Jun 22, 2007
    Posts: 87


    Here's my contribution, Very modified chevy rear truck fender.
    Dont listen to the "doomsayers"!!
    I like it in a weird sort of way!!
    Do it!

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  3. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,919


    It's a bitchin' truck and I'd take it in a heartbeat.
  4. 21tat
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 829


    Damn wacky! I kinda like it. Paint it.
  5. bigolds
    Joined: Oct 27, 2006
    Posts: 883


    There has been more than a few jokes or hoaxes on this here board. Ya never know!!! Thanks for the get to work!!!!!
  6. Are you the guy responsible for this or was the project already started ? The amount of body modifications is crazy. It`s like a 50`s show truck. I would love to see this trend blow up. Sure beats looking at all the 57 Chevys .
  7. call me crazy but i dig it
    it might look awesome if you slammed it level to the ground
    right now its lookin like a scared cat backin up with its ass in the air.
    if it were level it would look like a full on cool sled
    cool truck though
    just my 2 cents
    good luck
  8. 52pickup
    Joined: Aug 11, 2004
    Posts: 833

    from Tucson, Az

    I think if the caddy quarters arent completely dicked from attaching those rear fenders, I'd take the fenders off completely and move the caddy quarters out fleetside - esque. other than that, pretty much the same changes everyone else said.
  9. chad
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,000


    The look of the 50's Chevy rear fenders does a lot to change the look..The side window loos a little small..I mean the gap between the bottom of the window to the body line looks huge...Maybe you could move the bottom of the window down and make the side window a little bigger getting rid of some of that huge space
  10. budrow
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 115


    Just cked my mail and saw the pics you posted,it looks real,thanks for the pics. Looks like someone did a good job on the top chop and thats a big pluse.I don't know what to tell you except good luck. If I could of picked it up the way you did I'd done it too.
  11. Julio
    Joined: Feb 25, 2009
    Posts: 263

    from san diego

    if you are willing to use it get a 58-59 el camino bed, same look but, uh, better. or just ditch the whole rear. I kinda like it, its got potential, IL take it off your hands
  12. fastrnu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 739

    from shelton,wa

    Well been playing with this thing for a while now. Let my boys have fun with it for last summer. They knocked some dents out and took it to the Unfinished nationals in Elma. got themselves a trophy.
    So far its been a blast to drive. i bought a quart of satin black rust stop from my local Ace hardware and a buddy and i threw it on with a roller and brush. (just for kicks and grins) not like its ever gonna be perfect. Found a set of six lig chrome reverse and put them on. That puts me into it about $200. took it to oregon last week and lost the clutch in McMinnville. I decided to yank the fourbanger/4 speed out and throw in the motor I had sittin on the stand for last 3 years. My friend said I had to keep it a 4 speed and brought me a saginaw he had laying around. We pulled a bell housing and clutch/flywheel out of a 67 Chebby van i got for $100 5 years ago and stuck all together. heres a couple shots after the first days work. Looks like it should work out pretty good and I am still low bux into it.
    I'll post some side shots once i get it outta the cave.

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  13. Trukcrazy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2006
    Posts: 108


    It is the kinda vehicle that could grow on you. Looks like a Dream Truck inspired idea that didn't quite get to where it was going. The Caddy bed and headlight treatment is what makes it, just needs to be tied together better. Looking like a lot of fun with the new engine though. Keep us posted.
  14. Goztrider
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 3,066

    from Tulsa, OK

    Looking at that first picture of this truck I sooooo wanted to put on a Batman/Lone Ranger/Bad-guy-scarf-with-holes-in-it and take off driving like a madman through traffic like a real villain and go crazy with the responses!

    I like it, and can see all sorts of fun potential with it. Have a blast and drive the wheels off of it!
  15. bobjob55
    Joined: May 23, 2009
    Posts: 327


    look at your avatar .... it should fit your crowd .... , looking at the side shot ,, make fenders flow into body ......... around a 3" chop ??????? ...looks great .....
    looks better with that engine .... body needs a stripe around belt line ..
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011
  16. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,514

    Atwater Mike

    When I saw the first pics, I also thought "Dream TRuck"?
    I was alarmed, thought it was under the influence of yet another owner, who decided to 'upgrade' it a little further.

    The last shots are a relief, what an improvement!
    (it no longer has the stigma of the "Advance Style" syndrome.)
  17. HealeyRick
    Joined: May 5, 2009
    Posts: 562

    from Mass.

    Just have Bruce Wayne drive it out for you!
  18. fastrnu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 739

    from shelton,wa

    Actually my boys are trying to talk me into having the Batman emblem put on the doors.
  19. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,790


    I'll say this, you have made a bigger improvement on it than most guys ever thought could happen.
    It looks like fun now.
  20. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,950



    If a guy could fix the wide radius on the wheel openings, it might not look so odd.

    I'm not a gm guy so it is not based on my favorite ingredients. But that doesn't stop a person from appreciating what's on the other side of the fence.

    Irregardless of what camp I am from, to me the side profile looks wrong based on those 3 ton style wheel openings, and that is fixable.

    -Fix that and even the other team might appreciate the execution of this thing.

    just my humble opinion.
  21. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    Paint it black my friend and change wheels and tires ,Black walls and torque thrusts or raider .I do like it ,Just wrong color ,Dark blue would look good also ............Looks like you did looks alot better ,I would of went gloss.But its your truck ,Colors can make or break a build.........
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011
  22. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,950


  23. fastrnu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 739

    from shelton,wa

    body is still to rough for Gloss. Its pretty much a hack job. i been slowly getting it better, but i am stilll tore up a bit and dont push like I used too.
  24. I liked it better when you first got it.
    I would like to put some fins on my truck but I think it would ruin the lines but I have seen a couple of people that have pulled it off.
    great work keep having fun.
    Wil you regret the engine swap???
    I wander how much it will take to cruise all day now.
  25. rancid737
    Joined: Feb 22, 2011
    Posts: 219


    I like matts idea with his beautifull photoshop work....cut some bulk out of the fenders and maybe go roadster pickup with it? Thats the one thing I dont like about international cabs, way to bubbly for me.
  26. built2grind
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 87


    looks like something the "Penguin " from the batman movies would drive, I like it though.
  27. Stevie Nash
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,999

    Stevie Nash

    Add some fake patina and hit it with a hammer a few times and you got yourself a mighty fine rat rod...
  28. 71buickfreak
    Joined: Sep 26, 2006
    Posts: 609

    from Oklahoma

    I love it. Being different usually gets all the goofballs to insult it, but that is because they have no imagination.
  29. McFly
    Joined: Oct 10, 2001
    Posts: 1,166


    I like it sorta...dude you should totally name it the "Nightmare Truck".
  30. Needs more cowbell.

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