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#1 snoop

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:07 AM

Hey everyone being a fan of show rigs, and having driven one for a few years I decided to do a model of Richard Acosta's truck called Project 350. Photos of the real truck can seen at http://www.gotwheelbase.com . and yes it does have a 350" wheelbase. these are some shots of the mock-up. I will post more as I get further.

 

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#2 marcay

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

hi

I explore your link

it's a superb project

hope you can do a very nice gloss black!



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:23 PM

ive seen that truck in mass hauling a 53 ft reefer



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

Yea he pulls a stainless reefer. The whole combination is a beautiful unit. I built one of these myself. Takes up some room on he shelf haha

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:20 PM

Nice work, Man....I like where you're going with it...Cool...



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:29 PM

its gonna look bad..



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:04 AM

Thanks guys, when I started this project I didn't realize how long it was going to be. I will post some more pics as I get a little further. I'm thinking of cutting open the doors, but I have never done that before.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:24 AM

I got a little more done on the truck. I made the rear light plate and a rear cover for the frame rails but after doing this I realized I need to cut off the rear frame rails to pull it in so its more like the 1:1.

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this evening if anyone is interested I will post how I made the fenders.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:38 AM

Love the custom look, nice start :mellow:



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:37 AM

The possibilities with this kit are endless.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

This is true Tim, some creativity and plastic n you can build some beauties, not to mention very economical to get ahold of.

Here's my somewhat project 350 build I did.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:35 PM

nice job Freightshaker.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:08 PM

Lookig real good...Nice to work with... Ilke the job you have done



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:01 AM

Im watching this come together!...Oh check the belts of the engine...may want to straighten that out a bit more...Nicely done though! :wub:



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:15 PM

Thanks but I didn't go into near the detail you are, keep er going man

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:00 PM

Hey guys, I know that its been a while since I did an update on the progress of Project 350 but I have gotten a few more things done. First I trimmed the rear frame. The rear light panel sat back to much for me so I cut off about 1/4" of the rear frame, and it made such a big improvement. I also painted the fuel tanks, axle hubs, grill, rear fenders, and cat walk. I am going to start on the interior next, but its going to be really easy. Looking at the interior shots of the truck, Richie blacked out everything. Black gauges, bezels,  seats, everything.

    I did decide to use the traditional rectangle Pete headlights, I have a round set from the Revel Kenworth kit but I haven't decided what I going to do with that kit yet. Anyway here are some new pics.

 

 

shortened rear frame

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the painting of some of the parts. From left to right painted with clear, next wet-sanded with 1000 grit, then 1 coat of wax, then 1 coat of polish.

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pic of the grill (I did do some touch up work around the light buckets after the pic was taken)

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some pics of the parts on the truck but they are not glued down. You can see the tanks in these pics. I have also started to shave the cab lights and horns as you can see in the last pic.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:11 PM

Sweet looking rig

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:04 AM

Hey everyone I haven't done a update in a while, but then again I haven't got a lot more done since the last update. I got the body work done on the cab, sanded, primed and painted. also did the hood and front fenders. I got the interior finished and put in the cab, but I have no good photos of the interior. Its just basic gloss black like the original truck. I should have taken a little more time with the body filler on the cab I'm not happy with the results. The paint job turned out really good the pics. don't due justice to the finish even though I wave not waxed it yet. I have got it my tubing for the exhaust I just need to figure out how to hang it.DSCF2412_zpse5f78ec3.jpg

 

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

Great looking paint job

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:11 AM

Definitely looks good in black....I like what you did with the grill...That looks great....