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bitner

Member Since 28 Jul 2008
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scratch built 78 Cozad 60 ton 9 axle lowbed and tractor

08 September 2012 - 05:42 PM

This is a project I've been working on for over a year and finally finished the ###### thing. Now I have to figure out where to put it. I used the reissue Transtar for the tractor and masked off te paint scheme to go with my other one that is a self loader log truck. The Jeep is a scratch built Peerless 1971 unit that I found great pics of. The 78 Cozad I drew plans for on the computer and built from them. I must have punched over two hundred holes in the gooseneck alone. All the framing is there under neath the deck with the holes punched in them where applicable. The gooseneck is removable. The attachent beam in the rear is also moveable for the 2 axle booster. The booster is a 70's Cozad unit and it like all the other parts is built from scratch. I finished the booster tonight.

I used Krylon gloss black spray paint for the entire unit. The decals are from the Peerless log trailer kit from AMT. I used three different hand held hole punches and I believe there is over 400 holes punched in various parts of the three units. I used basswood planks for the decking and used a sharpie pen to put the nail holes in them.

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Cheers:

Bill

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1978 Chevy Bison log truck

31 March 2012 - 06:54 PM

I used the reissue of the old AMT kit of the Chevy Bison for this truck. i've always liked the look of the Bison and General conventionals. I used the reissue Peerless trailer for it and added a short frame extention on the rear of the truck frame. I used a set of spare 5 hole Budd steel wheels for the rear drivers, and replaced the kit airbag suspension with a
Hendrickson setup off of a Chevy Titan cab over. I used Krylon red and grey paint for the color scheme. I used various kit and home made decals for the markings. I wanted a basic no frills company truck, with a little bit of chrome.

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Cheers:

Bill

1973 Oregon Jaycee's White Freightliner Show truck

12 March 2012 - 07:08 PM

Sorry for the absence of posts but I have had some major life changes. this is the 1973 Oregon Jaycee show truck. They had a different one every year to show off Oregon logging to the country. I had several color photos of the actual truck to work from. I made all the markings on my computer. I stretched the frame and added a AMT Peerless log trailer. I used chrome 5 hole Budds from a et of doubles.

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Cheers:

Bill

1973 Oregon Jaycee's

12 March 2012 - 07:07 PM

Sorry for the absence of posts but I have had some major life changes. this is the 1973 Oregon Jaycee show truck. They had a different one every year to show off Oregon logging to the country. I had several color photos of the actual truck to work from. I made all the markings on my computer. I stretched the frame and added a AMT Peerless log trailer. I used chrome 5 hole Budds from a et of doubles.

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Cheers:

Bill