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’64 Chevy Pickup Fleetside – Revell kit – hood hinges [6]

June 20, 2014

by Seb Perez

On this post I’ll show you how I made the hood hinges for my 64 Chevy Pickup Fleetside in 1/25 scale (Revell kit).

This ’64 chevy pickup project is going out of control. I can’t stop adding details to it. I must admit I enjoy scratch building and modifying a model much more than painting and detailing. I actually wanted to build the real hood hinges in scale. It can be done, but I didn’t want to put the time and effort in it. Instead I decided to build a pair of hood hinges that would aloud the hood to open in a similar fashion as the original, but a little more simple than the real Chevy pickup hood hinges. ( I really don’t like loose hoods on model cars! )

64 Chevy pickup hood hinges. Steps:

Here a short overview of the steps made for building the hood hinges

  1. Scratch build the hood structure (which now serves as support for the hinges)
  2. Close the holes on top of the front fenders (between the fenders and the inner fender)
  3. Cut new holes on the firewall (next to the fender support)
  4. Bend a 4 cm long wire (0,5 mm thick) the same way that you would do when making door hinges (Check out this and this post for more info)
  5. Use a piece of styrene as support for the hood hinges behind the firewall (under the dashboard)
  6. Glue another piece of styrene on top of the wires and the previous support. Glue everything as tight as possible. That way the hinges will be able to move but the hood will stay open in any position (due to friction between the wire and the styrene)
  7. Finally cut the length of the wires so that they won’t be visible when inserted between the hood and the hood structure.


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Tom Woodruff June 22, 2014 at 1:40 pm

All of the hood hinge photos I see are double exposures.

Richard June 22, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Hi Seb, Great work. You make it easy enough so that us less skilled can make our models come alive. In the seventies I owned a 1964 short bed Chevy pickup with a 396 Chevy big block with a four speed trans squeezed in . I am in my 60s now and have some time to build. Enjoy your work very much. Keep building.

Tom Buda June 23, 2014 at 12:32 am

Thank you for the tips. I’m OK with the cutting out the doors and trunks. I can make a decent set of hinges from a paper clip and brass tube. My downfall comes in making the door jambs and doorsills. They rarely look scale. I need help in that area! Thanks. You do great work!

Seb Perez June 26, 2014 at 7:33 am

Yes, that’s right, the door jambs are not that easy, the secret to all models is patience!

Ed Aquino June 25, 2014 at 6:06 pm

That is pretty cool. You give me more things to try and it does make my models more fun.
I am still waiting to see how to set up to build a roll cage. I like converting models into gasses. Great job guys keep it up. Oh by the way my son bought me 3 of your books and they are great.

Seb Perez June 26, 2014 at 7:38 am

Hi Ed, thanks for the feedback! I’m glad you like our books! About the roll cage, never did one, but shouldn’t be that difficult. Find good reference pictures first, make a scale drawing, use some styrene rod/tubes… or maybe brass. That should do it.

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