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Sam I Am

Member Since 24 Dec 2012
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C/F questions

16 November 2014 - 04:19 PM

I spent the last week out in Oregon with my family. While I was there i was able to spend time with my father-in-law and show him the pics of the Bison and what I had collected together to reproduce some of the rigs he used to drive. We spent lots of time looking at images of CF trucks and this is the type of truck he drove. 




He told me that the solid green truck was used for in town deliveries, while the white trucks were the road trucks. He also mentioned that CF had canvas topped trailers with hinged walls that folded flat along the side of the trailer and you pulled them out across the width of the trailer to section off the load as needed.  So now I need to do more research and look for pics of these canvas topped trailers.


I also needed to know if the tractor is available in the aftermarket. and what chassis would be a good one to start with. I know I purchased a resin body a few years ago, but now am not sure its the correct one. So off I go to find it.


EDIT :  Nope, I purchased the International, which is the wrong tractor

Fire Truck Restoration

08 November 2014 - 05:52 AM

This will be my next project. Cleaning up and restoring this model for display. Not a lot of loose parts, just very dusty. I hope I can get the ladders sorted out. lol






Going out of town for the week, so not much action until I get back. 

Chevrolet Bison

02 November 2014 - 06:15 PM

Well, after......WAY to many years, I'm calling it done.   :D  My first big rig build from start to finish !!!  This was a HUGE learning curve, and thanks to all who persevered along with me. I do hope to get some out door shots as well. 


I have learned that when the instructions say to glue the lower radiator hose to the engine BEFORE gluing said engine in place, it means BEFORE. I also came to the conclusion that all the chrome pieces needed stripped, cleaned up/and or filled, then Alcladed. I also learned that I should have replaced my dried out putty BEFORE getting back into this build, but what the hey, it was a first time truck as well as a slump buster. I also see that I need to work on all the fiddly bits that have to line up, like the steps, steps, more steps, and the mirrors. I honestly do not know why my hood hinges raised the level of the hood up. So, even with all its imperfections, I am pleased with the outcome...and VERY pleased just to finish it.  :D  


Here are the late night , impromptu photo booth, FINISHED pics !!











Kenworth Cabover

18 October 2014 - 10:56 AM

Ok, the guy who we are painting the stretched Pete for also has this sitting in front of his shop. It does run and drive and other than the front bumper seems to be original. It still has its aluminum frame and belt drive rear ends.





Big Rig Score

24 September 2014 - 05:07 PM

I have been working on a deal for some big rig stuff for about nine months. The guy delivered the pickup load of kits, built ups, partial builds, and parts, parts,and more parts.


The one that intrigues me the most is the stretched KW.  I just need to figure out what to put on it. lol