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#121 dwc43

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 06:04 AM

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


Thanks. That is what I was afraid of.


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


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Thanks. That looks similar to the one I found except I got the whole view. The one I found had the correct dash vents and about 12 gauges on the right side going vertical in two columns. Then about 3 or 4 across the dash like in your pic, but where the tach and speedo are, there are two rect. pods on my dash that stick out quite a bit. Looks totally out of place too.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 08:13 AM

The square pods are the tach-0-graphs.

Heres one I found on a Google search.....It looks similar to what is on the kit dash.
http://justacarguy.b...ometer-and.html

Heres a Wiki link
http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Tachograph

And a manufacturer

http://www.atrol.com/tachograph.htm

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:13 AM

Matt does the truck Have to have a trailer?

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, Nick, I was busy yesterday slopping around a muddy junkyard trying to find some parts for the 1:1 so I can pass WV's annual state vehicle inspection before it's due at the end of the month! <_<

Anyway, it does not matter if you have a trailer, if you want one you can. Tractors only are just fine. The same goes for the smaller trucks, the only thing I ask is if it is not a "Hot Shot" rig like niteowl and old-hermit are building, the pickup or van must be a service style truck, something like a truck stop service truck or roadservice van. Even a truck like my 1:1 with a dump bed or delivery van body or wrecker will work.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:37 AM

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, Nick, I was busy yesterday slopping around a muddy junkyard trying to find some parts for the 1:1 so I can pass WV's annual state vehicle inspection before it's due at the end of the month! <_<

Anyway, it does not matter if you have a trailer, if you want one you can. Tractors only are just fine. The same goes for the smaller trucks, the only thing I ask is if it is not a "Hot Shot" rig like niteowl and old-hermit are building, the pickup or van must be a service style truck, something like a truck stop service truck or roadservice van. Even a truck like my 1:1 with a dump bed or delivery van body or wrecker will work.

So a Wrecker would Work Matt?

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 11:27 AM

I have a little question, my boyfriend doesnt use the computer but i want him to start looking at these sites, he loves building models, he likes building military vehicles and vans, he wont let me post his models on here because he said there not as good as everybody elses. But if i can get him involved in a comunity build maybe he will start to get involved in this site, now my question, 1) can the the truck be a military type, 2) can it be any size, thank you

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 11:28 AM

So a Wrecker would Work Matt?

YEP! :(

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 11:40 AM

I have a little question, my boyfriend doesnt use the computer but i want him to start looking at these sites, he loves building models, he likes building military vehicles and vans, he wont let me post his models on here because he said there not as good as everybody elses. But if i can get him involved in a comunity build maybe he will start to get involved in this site, now my question, 1) can the the truck be a military type, 2) can it be any size, thank you

Sure, Shelly, not a problem, that was what the Interstate system was originally built for, military movements. I couldn't even begin to even try to count how many military convoys I've shared the roads with through my career.

I did want to know what do you mean by any size. If you mean any size scale of kit, any scale is fine. Any size truck is fine, too.

Our fine men and women who serve our country are always welcome at the MCM Truck Stop, no matter what they're driving! :(

Edited by highway, 17 November 2010 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 17 November 2010 - 11:44 AM

YEP! :(

GOOD! put me down for a '76 GMC Sierra Grande C35 with a Holmes 480 Mechanical

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 12:01 PM

I have a little question, my boyfriend doesnt use the computer but i want him to start looking at these sites, he loves building models, he likes building military vehicles and vans, he wont let me post his models on here because he said there not as good as everybody elses. But if i can get him involved in a comunity build maybe he will start to get involved in this site, now my question, 1) can the the truck be a military type, 2) can it be any size, thank you


Tell him top join up and show his work. WE have kids to seniors here at all lvls. of experience. I'm not at the top, nor the bottom and I learn something new all the time on here that makes me a better builder. Some give great critique and tell you tricks and help you to improve and come up with ideas you just don't think about sometimes. Heck, just read this thread alone. I only drove a truck for one year and I'm not as knowledgeable about the rigs like some are on here, and as you can see, they answer my questions and help point me in the right direction so I can make mine as accurate and as detailed as I want them to be. It's a great place, so he should jump in here and build something and post it up the pics.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 12:12 PM

The square pods are the tach-0-graphs.

Heres one I found on a Google search.....It looks similar to what is on the kit dash.
http://justacarguy.b...ometer-and.html

Heres a Wiki link
http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Tachograph

And a manufacturer

http://www.atrol.com/tachograph.htm


Thanks for locating those. I do have one more stupid question though. I don't see a use for two of those in a truck, so what would have been on the second pod? Maybe a regular full size speedo? Seems like trying to read that tachograph would be a little hard to do at speed down a busy hwy with a loaded rig. After looking at it again, my guess would be a normal tachometer since it does not have one, just the clock and speedo. Going to have to fire up the printer and see if I can make one to fit now.

Edited by dwc43, 17 November 2010 - 12:15 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2010 - 03:27 PM

I'm in on the build just not sure of what kind of truck though.





thanks James

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:19 PM

Count me in on this one.
Im doing a White Freightliner Cabover and the trailer im not too sure on yet but its going to be a reefer.
Also, I have 1 question. Are we allowed to start the build now or do we have to wait til Jan 1st?

Sure thing, Justin, I have you added and I'll update it when you decide on the trailer, and yes, you can start now. :D

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:22 PM

I'm in on the build just not sure of what kind of truck though.





thanks James

Not a problem, James, you on the list and I'll put what truck when you decide. :D

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 06:14 AM

I want to add this to my list and yes i am starting another one.I can't help it when i have an idea i go and work on it.I like to have a bunch of projects going so when you are waiting on something else you can work on another.

I started out with a revell australian long nose kenworth and wanted to make a day cab out of it and stretch the frame because i love to do that. Here is what i was going for and what i have done so far.

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I am trying for something like this for the rear end.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 06:20 AM

Here is some progress on the car hauler trailer part. I have it just about most of glued up and still need to build the rest of the ramps in the front. The truck part is going to be alittle work so i am saving that for later.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:32 AM

I started a thread for this build in the Model Trucks section just to keep it all in one place. I will post updates there and drop a link here. I got the truck & trailer painted this AM ... http://www.modelcars...0&gopid=390555

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:42 AM

I want to add this to my list and yes i am starting another one.

Sure thing, Tony!

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:52 AM

I started a thread for this build in the Model Trucks section just to keep it all in one place. I will post updates there and drop a link here. I got the truck & trailer painted this AM ... http://www.modelcars...0&gopid=390555

No problem, Winston. Feel free to drop a pic every now and then, too! B) I like what you've done so far!

By the way, how easily does that frame go back together after it's cut? I have to do some cuts on mine not only to shrink the cab to a regular cab like my 1:1, but I have to cut the frame in a weird way as well to keep the 6 inch gap between the bed and cab I have, since mine was built by Ford as a chassis cab.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:04 AM

I like what you've done so far!

Thanks Highway, I'm having fun.

By the way, how easily does that frame go back together after it's cut?

Lets just say I couldn't do anything without Tenax !!!!! B)
I just cut it in half right through the gas tank leaving about three eights of an inch on both frame pieces for overlap of the reinforcing strip, then cut the back half of the tank away from the rear frame section to put it back where it was. A little tedious but nothing some filler won't hide. :D

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:13 AM

Thanks Highway, I'm having fun.

That's good to hear, that's my main goal of this build, for us to all have fun! :D

Lets just say I couldn't do anything without Tenax !!!!! B)
I just cut it in half right through the gas tank leaving about three eights of an inch on both frame pieces for overlap of the reinforcing strip, then cut the back half of the tank away from the rear frame section to put it back where it was. A little tedious but nothing some filler won't hide. :D

I guessed either a lot of help from Tenax or super glue! :lol:

My cut sounds like it will even be more fun, since I have to cut some of the molded in undercab as well, then shorten the frame to just that right size so I have the gap like the 1:1. I have to have someplace for my stacks that hopefully someday the 1:1 will have in the gap, too! :lol: