Custom Lonestar day cab- now with stacks and flaps
Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:15 AM
Kidding aside, that is looking great and the details are making this really nice. Looking forward to seeing it done.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:42 PM
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:36 AM
And just for fun, here it is in the morning sunlight.
Wow, very cool!!!!
Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:14 PM
Glass, mirrors, air cleaners, visor, and lenses are in place, and the cab is permanently mounted. Still need to connect the air intake ducting under the hood, but it's technically a only battery and at least one fuel tank away from 'drivable'.
Speaking of, that's the next thing I have to figure out. I don't plan on using the stock aero skirts, so I need to plan out the tank, box, and step setup for each side.
I'm leaning toward leaving it a tractor, but I might put a body of some sort on the back. As always, we'll see.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:32 PM
It's actually worse than that... the whole time I was working on the cab and hood of the LoneStar, I was thinking about the Transtar...
You're like me, Chuck. Plow along on something and then catch a glimpse of OH LOOK! SHINY! [footsteps headed off in the other direction]
Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:26 AM
I used some K&S aluminum tubing to make some slash cut stacks. I wanted them to be tucked behind the cab instead of out past it, though the pipes did end up a little closer to the back wall of the cab than I'd have liked. Too late to change it now, though! I do have to go back and polish some areas where the superglue fogged the aluminum. There's no muffler- just a straight pipe off the turbo to the T on under the cab.
I also cut off the kit mudflaps and replaced them with ones made from thinner (.020") styrene. I also made new weights and decorated them with some Detail Master truck mates.