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#21 Chuck Most

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:22 PM

One of the yellows from the configurator- I'm still leaning more toward black fenders than black sides with yellow fenders.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:02 PM

I like Chuck, cant go wrong with black and yellow

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 03:40 AM

That is going to look awesome! :)

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:55 PM

Slight deviation from original plan- I decided to go with DupliColor School Bus Yellow instead of CAT Yellow, it is brigher and just 'pops' a bit more than Cat Yellow. This is the third vehicle I've painted with this color, and they're all Internationals. And not a single one of them is a bus.

Anyway- engine is in, as are the turbo and all that underhood plumbing. Still need to detail paint a few things here and there, but so far so good. I've found that if you install the engine, then the radiator, THEN install the turbo and intake plumbing (as opposed to installing it all at once as a unit per the instructions) things go in a bit easier.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:50 PM

One more update...
Decided to tone down the bumper- I saw an International brochure image of a LoneStar, and I liked the way the pavement reflected off the bumper. The LoneStar in that picture was a dark gray, graphite color, so it looked like the bottom of the bumper was painted to match the truck, while the top was left plated. So, I stripped the bottom 2/3 or so of the bumper, and went over it with a few mist coats of black primer, then one thin coat of Tamiya semi gloss black. I was going for a sprayed-on-bedliner look/texture.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:51 PM

One more update...
Decided to tone down the bumper- I saw an International brochure image of a LoneStar, and I liked the way the pavement reflected off the bumper. The LoneStar in that picture was a dark gray, graphite color, so it looked like the bottom of the bumper was painted to match the truck, while the top was left plated. So, I stripped the bottom 2/3 or so of the bumper, and went over it with a few mist coats of black primer, then one thin coat of Tamiya semi gloss black. I was going for a sprayed-on-bedliner look/texture.
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Good Idea Chuck, I like the black on that bumper. I think the Lonestar begs for mods,it's like a huge '34 Ford! There should be an option for full sized baby moons for the front wheels! Wide whitewalls, flames on the hood, flat black paint, lakes pipes... Oops, pardon me. But then again...

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:11 PM

I really like the look of the front bumper, how did you just strip the lower part?

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:01 PM

I just taped off the top part and scuffed the rest with sandpaper.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:56 PM

The driving lights (now the headlights) are in place, and the front fender pieces were painted in the same sprayed-bedliner textured paint as the bottom of the bumper.

I'm thinking of stripping the chrome off the mirrors and air cleaner housings to match, but I guess we'll see.
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:39 PM

And here's a quick glimpse of the now mostly-completed interior, inside the primed-and-ready-for-paint cab shell.
Will I have the cab and hood painted today? I'm hoping its a possiblility. :rolleyes:
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:23 AM

looking great Chuck! can't wait to see the finished product!

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:39 AM

Mockup time! The most psychologically satisfying part of any project. Fit looks good, rear lower fenders, hood hinge, and front bumper are permanently installed at this point, and hopefully around noon or so I'll be able to start thinking about paint.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:33 AM

D@mn!...That is looking way to good man!...i have to get me one of these!

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:12 AM

Just a question like that, do you think Peterbilt headlight pods would fit on that front end?

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:17 AM

Just a question like that, do you think Peterbilt headlight pods would fit on that front end?

I'm not sure how. You'd definitely need to rework the mount. I actually tried a Peterbilt 359 headlight assembly on this early on- I couldn't find a way to mount them without them sitting too high (for my tastes).

And now....
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Had to get a quick shot of that School Bus Yellow under bright, natural sunlight.
You may have noticed the Harley grille already in place, and painted with the hood. Let's just say I've got something a little different than the 'all chrome' grille treatment in mind... ;)

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:51 AM

a set of 39 chevy coupe light buckits mite work

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:49 PM

I like that shade of yeller! It's going to look good with the flat black. I like the dashboard too with the yellow accents. You've given me some ideas for mine... Can't wait to see what you're going to do to the grill! This is shaping up to be a nice HotRod!

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:39 PM

Lookin good!!!!

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:40 PM

Yeah, I'm liking the way the grille treatment came out!
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:58 AM

And just for fun, here it is in the morning sunlight.
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