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#101 old-hermit

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 07:33 AM

Thanks for letting me join in Matthew. I went digging in my stash and came up with these.

First is the hot shot. Since I have a sleeper I just cut off a Pete I'm going to extend the Ford for it.

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The TT will be the new KW and Reefer.
I might change the tractor later as I'm bidding on a couple of older ones on e bay.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 07:42 AM

Thanks for letting me join in Matthew.

I might change the tractor later as I'm bidding on a couple of older ones on e bay.

No problem at all, Winston, this is for everyone who's interested! B)

If you do change tractors, just let me know so I can edit the list.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 09:44 AM

Paystar update. I manged to get this done last night along with painting a lot of other parts that are still on the tree. I know, I'm cheating by starting early, but with three to build, if I don't start now, I may never finish ... lol. This truck alone has more than 300 parts.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:13 AM

I know, I'm cheating by starting early,...

How can you be cheating by starting early?!?! :) :lol:

OFFICIAL DATES: Jan 1 2011 to Dec 31 2011 (Feel free to start now if you want!)



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Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:18 AM

How can you be cheating by starting early?!?! :) :lol:


Cool, then I'll keep going. If I can find some wire to make a dipstick tube out of. Everything I have so far is too thin to work. I did finally find a couple of left and right front/side quarter shots. Not very revealing, but better than nothing. Wished I could find a top shot of the engine.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:27 AM

I'm in with a Revell Pete 359. Might add another later if I can get ahold of the Italeri Volvo VN 780. You wouldn't wanna part with yours, would you Highway? :lol:

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:38 AM

I'm in with a Revell Pete 359. Might add another later if I can get ahold of the Italeri Volvo VN 780. You wouldn't wanna part with yours, would you Highway? :lol:

OK, James, I'll get you on the list. :lol:

Sorry about the Volvo, though. :lol: I hope you can find one, they are nice kits even without an engine, but mine's just to busy pulling that container. :lol:

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:19 PM

I hear ya. I find em on Ebay from time to time. But for $60.00 it's just not on the NEED list right now. I hope I can find it when I do have the cash though, with it being discontinued and all.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 01:46 PM

I'm gonna "cheat" and start mine too! What's more random parts on the desk? While I research proper coloring for the trailer (since Galaxie doesn't have any kind of color guide on it's instructions), I started the F-350. The instructions start with the chassis, but I decided to crack the box open and start the engine.

Look I started another project!

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So I eventually got the chassis out and the frame rails from the end of the cab pan back where a crater filled, sink hole riddle extravaganza! (Winston be sure to check your's FYI)...so I had to slather a load of putty on both sides.

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Got it cleaned up and ready for paint

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Now in flat black and ready to start the instructions from Step 1 :lol:

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 08:14 AM

I started my Hot Shot today and James, you are right about the frame.
I'll be adding a little more filler than you after stretching it. heh heh heh.

First thing was to cut & stretch ...

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I had to remove the back half of the gas tank and relocate it back to the original position ...
Now I've got to fill, sand & smooth the joints.

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I filled in the front of the sleeper I cut off the Pete and located the window.
Gotta fill the rough edgeas and more sanding.
The truck had small ledges in the window opening for the glass that had to be removed also.
I've gotta figure out something for the rubber seal between the cab and sleeper.

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Heres a simple mock up to test fit.
Anybody got a roof wing they would be willing to part with ?

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:51 AM

Heres a simple mock up to test fit.
Anybody got a roof wing they would be willing to part with ?

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Looking nice so far Winston!

By the way, Porky (Eric) that posts here has P&P Vintage Kits & Resin Works, and he has a very nice resin wing. Here's a link for a thread he has here on it.

http://www.modelcars...=1

Eric does some very nice work, I have some of his frame mounted toolboxes and fenders for my Ford I'm working on and some air cleaners for a future project.

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Tell him Highway sent you! B)

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:49 AM

count me in i guess, with a chevy titan.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 02:39 PM

count me in i guess, with a chevy titan.

Got you on the list! :)

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 08:06 AM

Thanks for the link Matthew.

I solved my gap between the sleeper & cab problem ...

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and since this will haul a goose neck trailer I made a new tail gate ...

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I haven't decided on a color yet but I think it might end up being black ...

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:48 AM

Thanks for the link Matthew.

I haven't decided on a color yet but I think it might end up being black ...

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You're welcome, Winston. I'm glad I could help.

Black would be nice on that, but of course I'm partial to red ones myself! :lol: :lol:

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:04 AM

Matt does the truck Have to have a trailer?

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 12:10 PM

I started on the trailer today. It's a fairly simple build.

I didn't like the kit wheels so I got some chrome ones from the parts box.

I'll finish painting it and the truck when it quits raining here.

All the build pics are here ... http://public.fotki....ommunity-build/

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 04:39 PM

Diamond Reo question. Is the starburst or sunrise deal on on the sleeper doors an option or is it factory on all of them? I don't care for it myself, and thought I might replace it with pieces from a different sleeper or maybe some other way.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 05:33 PM

dwc43 if it is the sleeper Iam thinking of it is Mercury sleeper and that pattern was standard on it

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 04:59 AM

Finaly found a dash pic of a Paystar, or Transtar.


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