Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:32 PM
There are some differencies from the real truck though. Unlike the kit, Clydes II has extended hood. Unfortunatelly, I have never seen any picture of this truck with the hood opened. I was positive, that the truck was powered by 8v 3408 CAT. But then, just yesterday, I found this note on public fotki...
Now I am uncertain, which engine I should use for the model. I was looking forward to installing 3408 in the 359 frame. Now it seems to be wrong. "Papa Clyde", the successor of "Clydes II" has the twin-turboed 3408, that is for sure. Maybe that´s why I thought that the 3408 was in the older truck too.
Anyway, I started the hood extension.
I had two short hoods, one of them cracked badly. I cut the damaged hood to pieces and used its parts for extension.
I cut the hood along the spinal stripe to compensate for the changed angle of the hood sides. But the change is so small, I could have omitted this step just as well.
But I made a mistake and extended the hood less than I intended. I had to repeat the process all over again.
Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:46 PM
And here with the cab added...
I also extended the frame. Another possibily was to reposition the cab backwards. But I like the frame extension better...
The joint will secured by a metal stripe.
Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:58 PM
Nice model though, this Bill signs
Posted 16 August 2011 - 01:03 PM
Posted 16 August 2011 - 07:25 PM
I am sorry for taking your time. I have searched the internet all through looking for pictures and found... nothing.
Thanks for any help, I appriceate it.
Posted 16 August 2011 - 08:49 PM
Posted 17 August 2011 - 06:39 AM
Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:53 AM
This makes it possible for me to carry on according to my initial plan. I already started working on the CAT 3408 using the old Ken Smith articles for detailing. The parts of the engine are base colour painted.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 09:06 AM
I added a line of rivets along the fender. I made them out of Evergreen plastic rod .020" inserted in the holes and cut along the hood surface.
All the chassis parts require an endless job of filling and sanding... filling and sanding... filling and sanding...
Have I forgotten something? Yeah, filling and sanding!
And that is what I have been doing for couple of weeks now.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 04:45 PM
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Posted 26 September 2011 - 11:31 PM
I finished the engine. Still not positive that the engine in Bill Signs unit is of the same color as the truck. But it is painted already. I used GSI 28 lightened by a drop or two of white. I added the plumbing and reworked the belts and puleys. Not a 100 % accurate but it is my first try.
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Here is a few mock-up shots of the engine in the frame.
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Still some colour imperfections but they will be fixed.
Till next round
Posted 27 September 2011 - 11:10 AM
I have two of these myself and I'm glad I ran across your accurate details that will make it more like the real one.
Thanks for showing us.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 11:43 AM
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