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FROM THE April 2010 ISSUE
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Tim Boyd's kitbashed 1941 Chevy

Additional images of Tim's 1941 Chevy
Tim Boyd combines several kits for a unique buildup in "1941 Chevy: Extreme Kitbashing project" on page 42 of the April 2010 issue. He submitted more photos than we could print in the magazine, so we've included them in this Online Extra.
stake floor bed
I retained and detail-painted the wiring on the firewall, though you could easily remove it for a smoother appearance. I painted the stake bed floor with drybrushed Testor's brown, red, yellow, and black paints to simulate a glossy wood finish.
grille
I used the custom grille from the AMT 1937 Chevy Coupe/Cabriolet, although many other choices are available. The headlamps are the big units from any of the Revell 1932 Ford ktis, located atop the front shock-absorber mounts.
back end
Viewed straight from the back, you can see the Beverly Hillbillies rear exhaust tips, repurposed here as taillamps after an application of Testor's Stoplight Red Metallic paint. The license plate and frame came from Revell's 1932 Ford Tudor kit. Note the rugged appearance of the rear suspension, and the sanded tread on the tires.
engine
The completed engine compartment includes a just-barely-visible electric fuel pump mounted to the forward crossmember and plumbed to the fuel block in the top center of the intake manifold. The upper radiator hose is Evergreen styrene (the lower radiator hose was added after photography).
tires
You can clearly see the components that add to the realistic appearance. They came from a number of different kits, and integrate with little adaptation for the pleasing appearance seen here. The front and rear tires are matching Mickey Thompson big'n'littles from the AMT 1970 Super Bee Pro Stock kit.
finished model
The "beer keg" gas tanks are from the Revell Tom Daniel Beer Wagon; the shallow and super-deep five-spoke wheels are from AMT 1969 Dodge Charger and Daytona kits.

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