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#1 mackinac359

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:54 PM

You guessed it, Peterbilts! Finished trucks? Nope. Parts, pieces, cab panels, hoods, sleepers, bumpers, frame rails, etc. All for future projects.
Here are a few:
Door Changes to a Revell of Germany PB 377 to make an '06-07 cab
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Sleeper cabs!
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48 flat top from a Revell 63", 48" raised roof (HQB) from a Revell 377 63",
70" from an Italeri 377 bunk. I'll further modify the bunks for the UniBilt sleeper opening. Some additional sanding and scribing of panel seams still need to be done.
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Hoods!
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These hoods (6 of them) are Italeri 378 hoods that have been reworked to be 379 short hoods. I cut off the top of each hood, removed a triangle shaped sliver from the sides, reattached the top (thus removing most of the slope from the hood), then scribed in the panel seam, and sanded the top of the hood to remove some of the "balloonness" that the 378 hood top has.

Up on the rooftop
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I made 6 of these roofs. Basic 377 or 378 kit roofs that have been raised and reshaped for the Peterbilt Ultracab roof. All six still need the sleeper opening cut into the rear.

Lots of little projects are out of the way!

I got to thinking, instead of making one part each time I build a specific Peterbilt, and having to dig up the reference material each time, why not build multiple versions of the part at once, while the idea is fresh in my mind? The idea worked! I also managed to catch a few errors along the way and correct them on all the pieces at once (okay, an engineer at PB pointed out the errors!).

Now all I have to do is paint the bodies, assemble the frames and build the trucks!

Thanks for looking. Now if I could just get that darned spot out of the inside of my digital camera lense...



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Posted 07 August 2006 - 04:47 PM

awsome work as always Tim!!!

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 09:31 PM

As usual your standard of workmanship is top standard.

Cheers

John Wilson :o :P

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 12:34 AM

Thanks guys!

Tim

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 11:36 AM

Interesting approach, I never would have thought about doing a few at a time!! Looking forward to seeing the finished trucks :D

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 04:52 PM

Nice stuff Tim. Looks like you have enough to keep you busy.