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#1 plasticbutcher

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 05:00 AM

Welcome to the "hotel California" such a lovly place, ok I'v lost it, but on to the build. I started with the Monogram 1/16 Pete, converted it to a "butterfly"hood, scratch built the frame, sleeper box, (working)steering box, front springs, sleeper int.(all wood),head ache rack w/ emergency flashers for oversized loads, and tail light bar,dual turboed the Cat v8, all working lights including the dash board and switches. more pics coming soon. comments are welcomed and Thank you for looking

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:33 AM

Looks like a cool project.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:59 PM

Rick,

Very impressive and very ambitious! Have you any photo's closer up? I would like to have a look at some of the details. They may help me with some of my own ideas for a build that I have ongoing.

Good Luck with the rest of the build and keep us posted.

Best Wishes

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 01:48 AM

Rick; Looking good man....keep it going; and let's see some more pix.............matt

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 03:40 AM

Thank you for the great words, Detail shots????? oh well OK here they are guys
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 03:42 AM

How about some more???
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More coming soon Thank you for looking

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 05:37 AM

Rick,

Nice details on your build! Looking forward to more updates.

Les

Any chance you could post future updates with larger pics?
640 x 480 is a good size and not too large for the screen.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 08:36 AM

Rick,

This is exceptional work! Superb standard and some great ideas. I would never have thought about installing real studs to the wheels and the brake shoes, just great. I shall be watching out for this one definately!

Good Luck with the rest of the build.

Best Wishes

Dave

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:51 PM

Very cool project.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:56 AM

Thank you for the great comments guys, I got this kit from "cfnutcase" over two years ago when I was still in Utah, so it has some miles on it, it was stalled but shes mow back on the bench and I hope to have it done in about 6 months, will post more pics when I get some taken

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 05:22 PM

This is one of those kits you have to see in person to truly apreciate, Rick has done some really cool stuff to it, I think he needs some serious therapy. He is a sick, sick, SICK, man.......Jim

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:11 PM

This is one of those kits you have to see in person to truly apreciate, Rick has done some really cool stuff to it, I think he needs some serious therapy. He is a sick, sick, SICK, man.......Jim


Nope, he aint even started to get serious with it YET, it's still pretty much outa-da-box still, there's a bloody lot more he could do to it, if he really tries hard enough.
Done it all before, like 20 year ago, still got a few pics, that's if anybody is interested.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 03:44 AM

Jim you are too kind HAHAHAHAHA
Greenie--I would like to see the pics of your truck,

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 01:14 PM

As they say in the U.P. of Michigan.. Holy Wah ! Nice SAR!

Tim


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Posted 19 April 2009 - 07:21 PM

Mr Rick Bowerman, well, I added the pics, what's the matter, cat got your tongue ? :D

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:36 AM

Greenie, Been off-line working on a full custom(half scratch built) 1/25 Pete 351, I just saw your pics, BEAUTIFUL work, thank you for the pics

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:27 AM

I took a closer look. Nice ob on the brake details, and the opening doors.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:18 AM

Update needed...

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:33 AM

Super nice detail work on thissun' Rick!!! Any updates?? Roy

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:04 AM

Sorry---no update, the " old girl" fell victim to bad packing on my part, I hope to get back to it soon